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2022 NBA Draft Lottery: Orlando Magic Win First Overall Pick

With the first overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic select … find out on June 23!

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With the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery in the books, we have a winner: the Orlando Magic.

At the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, a random lottery drawing resulted in the Orlando Magic securing the first overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, which will be held on June 23.

The Magic had a 14% chance of winning the Lottery, and they did just that. This will be their first overall selection since 2004, when they selected the legendary Dwight Howard.

“The fans, the organization, it’s so exciting,” Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley said. “It’s so much to look forward to with this organization and this group and this fan base, it’s gonna be special.”

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Following the Magic, the Oklahoma City Thunder won the second overall pick, followed by the Houston Rockets at third, Sacramento Kings at fourth, and Detroit Pistons at fifth. The New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, and Cleveland Cavaliers got unlucky in the lottery, as they earned the last three picks.

“We look to add a really talented, young, high-character guy to our talent base and our roster,” Mosley continued. “I have no expectations on it. Obviously, we’ll continue to do our work. This really doesn’t change much of the way that we’ll approach the draft. We’re just really excited to be able to fall in love with somebody and pick that player.”

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  • Chris Kirsch

    Chris is a sports culture writer for Celeb Secrets. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, he has been writing ever since he could pick up a pen. He also loves traveling, gaming and pizza, and can tell you a thing or two about each. Follow Chris on Twitter @chriskirsch01 to be informed of new articles!

Written by Chris Kirsch

Chris is a sports culture writer for Celeb Secrets. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, he has been writing ever since he could pick up a pen. He also loves traveling, gaming and pizza, and can tell you a thing or two about each.

Follow Chris on Twitter @chriskirsch01 to be informed of new articles!

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