Chet Holmgrenthe 20-year-old 2.16 m. of height y 2.31 m. of wingspan that just weighs 88 kilos and whom many consider the ‘new unicorn’ of the NBA after being selected with the number 2 of the 2022 Drafthas silenced his critics by dazzling his debut with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Salt Lake City Summer League.
Gonzaga’s ex sum 23 points (4 triples from 6 attempts), 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocks in just 23 minutes in his Thunder’s 98-77 win over the Jazz at Vivint Arena.
Chet Holmgren weighed nearly 50 kilos less than his two rivals, Kofi Cockburn and Tacko Fall
Chet Holmgren’s numbers have more merit if it is seen that in front he had as rivals the corpulent Kofi Cockburn (2,13 m. y 133 kilos) y Tacko Fall (2,29 m. y 141 kilos).
Holmgren, who weighed about 50 kilos less than his peers, took advantage of his greater mobility and speed to show that he has the qualities to play at the highest level in the NBA.
Chet Holmgren, after his Summer League debut with the Thunder: “I just wanted to compete with Cockburn and Fall”
“I just wanted to compete with them (Cockburn and Fall). I wasn’t trying to get into fights or personal confrontations or trying to prove anything personally,” Holmgren explained at the end of the match in remarks reproduced by ‘Sports.Yahoo’.
Josh Giddeythe 19-year-old Australian talent who is called to form a dream couple with Holmgren, returned to play after being injured in February and added a ‘double-double’ of 14 points and 11 assists.