Rewriting History: Reassessing the 2022 NBA Draft and Uncovering Hidden Gems in a Redrafted Scenario

2. Chet Holmgren — Oklahoma City Thunder

2022 Stats: N/A

Original Draft Slot: No. 2 Overall (1st Round)

Holmgren was held out the entire season due to a foot injury. Even so, we are comfortable in assuming the Thunder will take him here. Remember, we’ve seen other guys sit out virtually their entire rookie seasons and still come back to become very good pros.

Holmgren’s skill-set is tantalizing — and even more so for the Thunder in terms of roster construction. The potential last piece to their puzzle is a rim-running/rim-protecting big with floor spacing skills. If you were to describe Holmgren’s game in a sentence, this would exemplify his most impressive traits.

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