Prospect Watch: Who’s the best point guard in the 2022 NBA Draft?
Plus our weekly Rookie, Sophomore and Draft Prospect of the Week
During the NBA, college and international seasons, my Tuesday newsletter will focus on NBA rookies and sophomores as well as prospects for the 2022 NBA Draft, especially those who have helped or hurt their stock in the past week.
My reports will be based on my own observations as well as information I receive from NBA scouts, executives and agents.
Who’s the best point guard prospect in the 2022 NBA Draft?
Before the college basketball season began, NBA scouts were quite bearish on the point guards in this draft class. Big Board 1.0 had only one point guard, Alabama’s JD Davison, rated as a lottery pick, and just four point guards in the top 30. But with their strong play this season, those four — Davison, Kentucky’s TyTy Washington, Tennessee’s Kennedy Chandler and Overtime Elite’s Jean Montero — are now all rated as potential lottery picks. A fifth PG, Taran Armstrong, is a sleeper rapidly climbing up NBA draft boards.
The top four are bunched up close to each other as late lottery prospects and the four have significantly different strengths and weaknesses. Who will be the top point guard off the board in 2022? Given they are rated about evenly, it might depend on what a team needs.