2022 NBA draft pick signings



News about free agents and trade has dominated NBA headlines in recent days, but league teams are also dealing with the rookies they drafted on June 23, signing them to their first NBA contracts. . Given that the retained cap for first-round picks counts for 120% of the rookie scale instead of 100% in the current collective bargaining agreement, teams have little incentive to wait to lock in their first rounds.

For first-round picks, rookie contracts are quite rigid, having essentially been predetermined. The NBA‘s rookie ladder structure dictates that first-rounders will be signed to four-year contracts, which include two years guaranteed, then team options in the third and fourth years.

The value of these contracts depends on where a player was drafted. This year, No. 1 overall Paolo Banchero signed a four-year deal worth more than $50 million, which is the maximum allowed of 120% of its scale amount. Choice #30 peyton watsonon the other hand, would be in line for a four-year contract worth just over $11 million.

The full salary and contract breakdown for this year’s first-round rookies can be found here – if you see a first-rounder listed below as ‘signed’ you can assume their contract looks like that unless otherwise noted.

Second-round picks, meanwhile, aren’t guaranteed two seasons, although some players do receive them. Teams can sign second-rounders for any amount they choose, using room caps or various exceptions. Players who immediately join their NBA teams think they earn minimum wage or something slightly above the minimum. We’ll note contract details for the second rounds below, as they become available.

Finally, some second-rounders — and maybe even some first-rounders — won’t immediately sign NBA deals. They can get two-way contracts, play in the G League, or travel overseas to hone their games while their NBA teams retain their rights. We will also take note of this below, wherever it applies.

Here’s a breakdown of the 2022 draft pick signings. This list will continue to be updated as more rookies sign their first NBA contracts:


First round:

  1. Orlando Magic: Paolo BancheroF, Duke: Signed
  2. Oklahoma City Thunder: Chet HolmgrenF, Gonzaga: Signed
  3. Houston Rockets: Jabari SmithF, Auburn: Signed
  4. Sacramento Kings: Keegan MurrayF, Iowa
  5. Detroit Pistons: Jaden IveyG, Purdue
  6. Indiana Pacers: Benoit MathurinG/F, Arizona
  7. Portland Trail Blazers: Shaedon SharpeG, Kentucky: signed
  8. New Orleans Pelicans: Dyson DanielsG, G League Ignite
  9. San Antonio Spurs: Jeremy SochanF, Baylor
  10. Washington Wizards: Johnny DavisG, Wisconsin: signed
  11. Oklahoma City Thunder: Ousmane DiengF, New Zealand Breakers
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder: Jalen WilliamsG, Santa Clara: signed
  13. Detroit Pistons: Jalen DurenC, Memphis
  14. The Cleveland Cavaliers: Ochai AgbajiF, Kansas
  15. Charlotte’s Hornets: Mark WilliamsC, duke
  16. Atlanta Hawks: AJ GriffinF, duke
  17. Houston Rockets: Tari ReasonF, LSU: Signed
  18. Chicago Bulls: Dalen TerryG, Arizona
  19. Memphis Grizzlies: Jake LaRaviaF, Wake Forest
  20. San Antonio Spurs: Malaki BranhamG/F, Ohio State
  21. Denver nuggets: Christian BrownG, Kansas
  22. Utah Jazz: Walker KeslerC, Auburn
  23. Memphis Grizzlies: David RoddyF, State of Colorado
  24. Milwaukee dollars: Mar Jon BeauchampG, G League Ignite
  25. San Antonio Spurs: Blake WesleyG, Notre Dame
  26. Minnesota Timberwolves: Wendell MooreF, duke
  27. Miami Heat: Nikola JovicF, Mega Mozart
  28. Golden State Warriors: Patrick Baudouin Jr., F, Milwaukee
  29. Houston Rockets: Ty Ty WashingtonG, Kentucky: signed
  30. Denver nuggets: peyton watsonF, UCLA

Second turn:

  1. Indiana Pacers: Andre NembhardG, Gonzaga
  2. Orlando Magic: Caleb HoustanF, Michigan
  3. Toronto Raptors: Christian KolokoFC, Arizona
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder: Jaylin WilliamsC, Arkansas
  5. Los Angeles Lakers: Max ChristiG, State of Michigan
  6. Detroit Pistons: Gabrielle ProcidaG, Fortitudo Bologna: should play abroad
  7. Dallas Mavericks: jade hardyG, G League Ignite
  8. Memphis Grizzlies: Kennedy ChandlerG, Tennessee
  9. The Cleveland Cavaliers: Khalifa DiopC, Gran Canaria: should play abroad
  10. Charlotte’s Hornets: Bryce McGowensG, Nebraska
  11. New Orleans Pelicans: EJ LiddellF, Ohio State
  12. New York Knicks: Trevor BowlingF, duke
  13. Los Angeles Clippers: Moussa DiabateF, Michigan
  14. Golden State Warriors: ryan rollinG, Toledo
  15. Minnesota Timberwolves: Josh MinottF, Memphis
  16. Denver nuggets: Ishmael KamagateC, Paris: should play abroad
  17. Memphis Grizzlies: vince williamsF, VCU
  18. Indiana Pacers: Kendall BrownF, Baylor
  19. The Cleveland Cavaliers: Isaiah MobleyF, USC
  20. Minnesota Timberwolves: Matteo SpagnoloG, Cremona: should play abroad
  21. Atlanta Hawks: Tyrese MartinF, UConn
  22. New Orleans Pelicans: Karlo MatkovicF, Mega Mozart: should play abroad
  23. Boston Celtics: JD DavisonG, Alabama
  24. Washington Wizards: Yannick NzosaC, Unicaja Malaga: should play abroad
  25. Golden State Warriors: Gui SantosF, Minas: Can play abroad
  26. The Cleveland Cavaliers: Luc TraversG/F, Perth Wildcats
  27. Portland Trail Blazers: Jabari walkerF, Colorado
  28. Milwaukee dollars: Hugo BessonG, New Zealand Breakers

Note: The Bucks and Heat lost their own second-round picks due to the free agency leapfrog. They would have been No. 54 and No. 55 respectively.