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Jolly St. Perk, fashion faux pas, and more from NBA Draft night

Paolo Banchero (L), Mark Williams (C), and Malachi Branham (R) pose for photos.Image: Getty Images I had the ESPN broadcast of last night’s NBA Draft on while cooking dinner, and even with my hands occupied by a pot of mac and a large spoon instead of my phone and internet, I knew Kendrick Perkins was …

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Orlando Magic make Duke’s Paolo Banchero No. 1 pick in 2022 NBA draft

1:11 AM BST Tim BontempsESPN NEW YORK — After months of speculation, Duke’s Paolo Banchero was a surprise selection by the Orlando Magic with the top overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center. Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren was taken second by the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Auburn forward Jabari …

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NBA draft order ‘increasingly firm’ with Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero at 1-2-3, sources say

As NBA teams finalize their boards ahead of Thursday night’s NBA draft, sources have told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the order of the top three picks is “increasingly firm,” with Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr. going to the Orlando Magic at No. 1, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren to the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 2, and Duke’s …

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