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NBA Draft updates: Pacers pick Mathurin, Nembhard, Brown

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The Indiana Pacers are scheduled to have the sixth pick Thursday night in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Indiana also has two second-round picks, Nos. 31 — the first pick of the round — and 58 (the last pick of the draft because two teams forfeited picks for breaking tampering rules).

The Pacers may also trade picks or members of the active roster. They are believed to be shopping point guard Malcolm Brogdon.

Indiana last had a selection among the top 10 in 1989, when they picked George McCloud.

We will keep up with every pick, so please remember to refresh.

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The Pac-12 Player of the Year at Arizona averaged 17.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. He scored 30 points to lift the Wildcats over TCU and into the Sweet 16.

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Pacers select Andrew Nembhard at No. 31 overall

The 6-5 point guard played four years in college, two at Florida and two at Gonzaga. In 2021-22, he averaged 11.8 points, 5.8 assists and 1.6 steals for the Zags.

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Pacers trade to get No. 48 pick, select Kendall Brown

Minnesota held the pick, but the Pacers move to get it. The 6-8 wing averaged 9.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in his one season at Baylor, starting 34 games and logging 27 minutes per game.

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Second-round NBA Draft picks

58. Milwaukee Bucks (via Indiana Pacers): Hugo Besson

57. Portland Trail Blazers: Jabari Walker

56. Cleveland Cavaliers: Luke Travers

55. Milwaukee Bucks (via Golden State Warriors): Gui Santos

54. Washington Wizards: Yannick Nzosa

53. Boston Celtics: J.D. Davison

52. New Orleans Pelicans: Karlo Matkovic

51. Atlanta Hawks (via Golden State Warriors): Tyrese Martin

50. Minnesota Timberwolves: Matteo Spagnolo

49. Cleveland Cavaliers: Isaiah Mobley

48. Indiana Pacers (via Minnesota Timberwolves): Kendall Brown

47. Memphis Grizzlies: Vince Williams

46. Denver Nuggets (via Portland Trail Blazers and Detroit Pistons): Ismael Kamagate

45. Charlotte Hornets: Josh Minott

44. Golden State Warriors (via Houston Rockets): Ryan Rollins

43. Los Angeles Clippers: Moussa Diabate

42. New York Knicks: Trevor Keels

41. New Orleans Pelicans: E.J. Liddell

40. Charlotte Hornets (via Minnesota Timberwolves): Bryce McGowens

39. Cleveland Cavaliers: Khalifa Diop

38. Memphis Grizzlies (via San Antonio Spurs): Kennedy Chandler

37. Dallas Mavericks (via Sacramento Kings): Jaden Hardy

36. Portland Trail Blazers: Gabriele Procida

35. Los Angeles Lakers: Max Christie

34. Oklahoma City Thunder: Jaylin Williams

33. Toronto Raptors: Christian Koloko

32. Orlando Magic: Caleb Houstan

31. Indiana Pacers: Andrew Nembhard

First-round NBA Draft picks

30. Denver Nuggets: Peyton Watson

In one year at UCLA, the 6-8 Watson averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds.

29. Houston Rockets (via Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies): TyTy Washington

In one year at Kentucky, the 6-3 Washington averaged 12.5 points and 3.9 assists.

28. Golden State Warriors: Patrick Baldwin

The 6-9 top-flight recruit appeared in just 11 games for Milwaukee before an injury knocked him out for the rest of the 2021-22 season. He averaged 12.8 points and 5.1 rebounds.

27. Miami Heat: Nikola Jovic

Look closely ... this is not Nikola Jokic. Nikola Jovic is a 19-year-old 6-11 wing player from Serbia averaged 11.8 points and shot 40% on 3-pointers in an Adriatic pro league.

26. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets): Wendell Moore

The 6-5 Moore averaged 13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game for Duke, while shooting 41.3% on 3-pointers. (Pick is reportedly traded; Christian Wood goes to Dallas)

25. San Antonio Spurs: Blake Wesley

In one season at Notre Dame, the 6-5 South Bend Riley alum averaged 14.4 points.

24. Milwaukee Bucks: MarJon Beauchamp

The 21-year-old 6-6 wing averaged 15.1 points and 7.3 points for G League Ignite.

23. Memphis Grizzlies (via the Philadelphia 76ers): David Roddy

The 6-5 wing shot 43.8% from 3-point range and averaged 19.2 points and 7.5 rebounds in winning Mountain West Player of the Year honors at Colorado State. (Danny Green is also reportedly headed to Memphis, and DeAnthony Melton is reportedly headed to Philadelphia)

22. Minnesota Timberwolves (via the Memphis Grizzlies): Walker Kessler

In one season at Auburn, the 7-1 Kessler averaged 11.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.6 blocked shots per game. He also played one year at North Carolina. (Reportedly part of trade involving No. 19 pick)

21. Denver Nuggets: Christian Braun

The 6-6 wing averaged 14.1 points and 6.5 rebounds, and he made 38.6% of his 3-pointers in his third season with national champion Kansas.

20. San Antonio Spurs: Malaki Branham

In one year at Ohio State, the 6-5 Branham averaged 13.7 points per game and hit 41.6% of his 3-pointers.

19. Memphis Grizzlies (via Minnesota Timberwolves): Jake LaRavia

The 6-9 wing from Lawrence Central High School attended Indiana State for two years and emerged at Wake Forest in 2021-22, averaging 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists. He made 38.4% of his 3-pointers. (Pick is reportedly traded)

18. Chicago Bulls: Dalen Terry

The 6-7 Terry averaged 8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals for Arizona.

17. Houston Rockets: Tari Eason

The 6-8 Southeastern Conference Sixth Man of the Year averaged 16.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals for LSU. He also played one year at Cincinnati.

16. Atlanta Hawks: A.J. Griffin

In one Final Four season at Duke, the 6-6 Griffin hit 44.7% of his 3-pointers while averaging 10.4 points and 3.9 rebounds.

15. Charlotte Hornets: Mark Williams

The 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year averaged 11.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots for Duke, which went to the Final Four.

14. Cleveland Cavaliers: Ochai Agbaji

The Big 12 Player of the Year and NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Player completed his fourth season at Kansas with the 2022 national championship. The 6-5 Agbaji averaged 18.8 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 40.7% on 3-pointers.

13. Detroit Pistons (via Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks): Jalen Duren

In one year at Memphis, the 6-11 post player averaged 12 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots. (Pick reportedly traded to New York, which then traded the pick and Kemba Walker to Detroit; Charlotte gets a 2025 first-round pick)

12. Oklahoma City Thunder: Jalen Williams

The 6-6 Williams averaged 18 points and 4.2 assists per game for Santa Clara, hitting 39.6% of his 3-pointers.

11. Oklahoma City Thunder (via New York Knicks): Ousmane Dieng

The 19-year-old 6-7 Frenchman averaged 8.9 points in the Australian pro league. (Pick reportedly sent to the Oklahoma City Thunder for multiple first-round picks)

10. Washington Wizards: Johnny Davis

The 6-5 Big Ten Player of the Year averaged 19.7 points and 8.2 rebounds for Wisconsin. He scored 37 points, half of the Badgers' total, in a comeback win over Purdue.

9. San Antonio Spurs: Jeremy Sochan

In one year at Baylor, the 6-9 Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year averaged 9.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.

8. New Orleans Pelicans: Dyson Daniels

The 6-6 19-year-old Australian played for G League Ignite in 2021-22, averaging 11.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game.

7. Portland Trail Blazers: Shaedon Sharpe

The 6-5 19-year-old Canadian was a five-star recruit who reclassified and signed with Kentucky but did not play in 2021-22.

6. Indiana Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin

5. Detroit Pistons: Jaden Ivey

The 6-4 guard and consensus All-American led Purdue to the Sweet 16 and averaged 17.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

4. Sacramento Kings: Keegan Murray

The 6-8 consensus All-American led Iowa with 23.5 points and 8.7 rebounds per game while hitting 39.8% of his 3-pointers. He added 1.9 blocked shots and 1.3 steals.

3. Houston Rockets: Jabari Smith

In one season at Auburn, the 6-10 consensus All-American averaged 16.9 points and 7.4 rebounds while hitting 42% of his 3-pointers.

2. Oklahoma City Thunder: Chet Holmgren

In one season at Gonzaga, the 7-foot consensus All-American averaged 14.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.7 blocked shots while hitting 39% of his 3-pointers.

1. Orlando Magic: Paolo Banchero

In one Final Four season at Duke, the 6-10 consensus All-American averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

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This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: NBA Draft 2022 live updates: Indiana Pacers make No. 6 selection

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