2022 NBA mock draft: Best fit vs. best available for every team

Each of the NBA's 30 teams will approach the question from a different angle. Some teams are seeking that final missing piece and would prefer to fill a need.

Some are trying to replace a player they expect to lose in free agency. Many others will take a longer-term view of the proceedings, selecting on the basis of potential and attempting

Meanwhile, an undeniable factor coloring these decisions relates to the people making them: How immediately does each team's general manager or scouting department need to see a return on their June 23rd investment

Though front-office personnel tend to downplay this component, it's one that must be considered. With that in mind, we projected all 58 picks of the 2022 NBA draft along two tracks

Orlando was one of the NBA's worst shooting teams last season, hitting 33% of its 3-point attempts. Drafting arguably the most dynamic shooter in the class in Smith -- who made 42% of his 3-pointers and stands 6-foot-10 -- makes sense.

1. Orlando Magic

The Thunder cycled through more than a half-dozen options at center last season and would be thrilled to add a 7-footer with a 7-6 wingspan who projects as a potential Defensive Player

2. Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder cycled through more than a half-dozen options at center last season and would be thrilled to add a 7-footer with a 7-6 wingspan who projects as a potential Defensive Player

2. Oklahoma City Thunder

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