Jabari Smith Only Met With Magic, Thunder During Pre-Draft Process

Jabari Smith is widely expected to go with the first or second overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft. That’s an opinion Smith shares himself.

During a meeting with reporters from around the NBA, Smith said he only worked out for and visited with the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder. Those teams have the first and second picks, respectively. The Auburn product said he doesn’t see himself going any later than second, so he limited his visits to just the Magic and Thunder.

Smith had praise for both organizations. He said he appreciates how hard the Magic play, while complimenting Sam Presti’s vision in leading the Thunder’s rebuild.

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