According to “The Athletic” reporter Shams Charania reported that the Oklahoma City Thunder’s second overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft, Chet Holmgren, the savior, was determined to be reimbursed for the 2022-2023 season due to a Lisfranc injury to his right leg.
The cause of the injury came from an exhibition game hosted by former NBA player Jamal Crawford at Seattle Pacific University. The Thunder rookie was not injured when he defended LeBron James’ fast break. Jamal Crawford also interrupted the game before halftime to protect the players.
WOJ and Sam Presti
“Certainly, we are disappointed for Chet, especially given the excitement he had about getting on the floor with his teammates this season. We know Chet has a long career ahead of him within our organization and the Oklahoma City community. One of the things that most impressed us during the process of selecting Chet was his determination and focus. We expect that same tenacity will carry him through this period of time as we work together and support him during his rehabilitation.”
Then the Thunderball GM Sam Presti also made an updated statement:
Disappointed with Chet Holmgren’s injury, especially his summer league all-rounder, he was expected to play well with his teammates this season. And when the Thunder selected him with the second overall pick, his determination and focus impressed the team. He also said that he would work together to support him during his recovery and accompany him through this difficult recovery period.
Chet Holmgren is the most polarizing rookie in the 2022 NBA draft. For some scouts, Holmgren is simply the most dazzling diamond of the year; but there are also some people who disagree, they even think this guy is even pre-draft. Three don’t match.
The center position in the modern NBA continues to evolve, and the 7-foot-tall, guard-skilled Holmgren may be just the unicorn many teams are looking for; while he’s still subject to skepticism, NCAA stats and highlights point to an advantage: Holmgren’s defense is amazing, making him almost impossible to become a parallel importer.
Chet Holmgren averaged 14 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.8 hot pot, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals in the Thunder’s summer games.