Ja Morant, Donovan Mitchell and more react to the 2022 NBA Draft class

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NBA draft night is hugely exciting for pretty much everyone involved. For the draftees, it's the culmination of a lifelong dream (and a hefty paycheck). For families, it's a time of absolute pride. For fans, it's a chance to dream of a future full of MVP awards and NBA titles. Some of the most entertaining reactions, however, come from NBA players following along at home, as they see who they'll be playing once the season tips off.

Imagine being on an NBA team that's struggling to make the leap from also-ran to contender and finding out your front office drafted the absolute perfect complement to your playstyle -- or, conversely, seeing they just picked up your obvious replacement. The stakes -- or the emotions of old and new players alike -- absolutely could not be higher. The 2022 NBA Draft was no different, as it all started as soon as the Orlando Magic selected Duke Blue Devils standout forward Paolo Banchero with their No. 1 pick.

Here's just a sample of the reactions from NBA stars to the big picks on draft night.

Paolo Banchero to the Orlando Magic

Yessir 😈 https://t.co/9FcgaYEAho

— Markelle Fultz (@MarkelleF) June 24, 2022

🏁🏁🏁 https://t.co/8eiVVaATDa

— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) June 24, 2022

I TOLD YALL 🔥🔥 @Pp_doesit

— Marquese Chriss (@quese) June 24, 2022

Chet Holmgren to the Oklahoma City Thunder


— josh giddey (@joshgiddey) June 24, 2022

Keegan Murray to the Sacramento Kings

LETS GOOOOOO!!!! @keegan3murray

— Luka Garza ✞ (@LukaG_55) June 24, 2022

Jaden Ivey to the Detroit Pistons

Cmon bruh 😂😂 https://t.co/xLjc1M7CEi

— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 24, 2022

ahhhhhh letssssss goooooooo la brudda 💙 @IveyJaden

— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) June 24, 2022

Jaden !! Go crazy

— JJJ (@jarenjacksonjr) June 24, 2022

Bennedict Mathurin to the Indiana Pacers


— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) June 24, 2022

We active! @BennMathurin

— Tyrese Haliburton (@TyHaliburton22) June 24, 2022
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