Now here we are, everything is set for the night of the NBA 2022 Draft and the spotlight for Italy is on Paolo Banchero. A few hours before the opening ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, bookmakers are unleashed with predictions on who will be the first choice in this round.
Draft Nba 2022, Banchero sensational first choice in extremis?
There is also Paolo Banchero as the first choice candidate in the NBA 2022 Draft which will take place on the Italian night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They are feverish and agitated hours waiting to know in which team the blue star will land, with bookmakers showing some indecision. Banchero contends for the coveted placement with Jabari Smith Jr and Chet Holmgren.
Espn analyst Adrian Wojnarowski, one of the most credible sources on the NBA world, sees the Duke University product in the third box and therefore assigned to the Houston Rockets. Banchero himself recently declared that he liked the Texan destination and that he had already had several talks with the GM of the franchise. However, the Orlando Magic will choose first and on this front GM Jeff Weltman seemed to rule out a possible candidacy of the Italian basketball player in favor of his rivals.
For bettors there could be a sensational overtaking at the photo finish and there are also social clues that point in this direction. Banchero’s father has in fact published a Stories on Instagram with the soundtrack “Number One Spot”, an admission that is perhaps all too explicit but that arouses curiosity. It goes without saying that no Italian has ever been chosen in the NBA Draft with the number 1, however the boy seems to take it extremely seriously, as he is preparing to do with the national team in the future.