PF - OKC
The Oklahoma City Thunder have selected Chet Holmgren with the No. 2 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
This was the expectation all along and it now becomes official. Holmgren joins an OKC team in complete rebuild mode. He'll add some height to the Thunder rotation alongside Aleksej Pokusevski. There are a lot of question marks surrounding Holmgren's stature and frame, but his upside and ceiling is undeniable.
Gonzaga draft prospect Chet Holmgren is expected to go No. 2 overall to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Holmgren has been a polarizing prospect in the pre-draft process, with many viewing him as the top prospect and many viewing him as a potential bust candidate. Currently, it is expected that the Thunder take him with the second pick in the draft, assuming Jabari Smith goes first overall. If he does go to OKC, he has a high likelihood of being a starter in his first season and will likely be a frontrunner in the ROTY betting odds.
With Jabari Smith Jr. projected to be selected No. 1 by the Orlando Magic in the upcoming NBA draft, the expectation is that the Oklahoma City Thunder will select Chet Holmgren with the No. 2 selection.
Holmgren immediately upgrades an underwhelming Thunder frontcourt with plenty of options in the backcourt for a team with plenty of draft capital looking to accelerate their rebuild through the draft.
Chet Holmgren tells ESPN he will declare for the NBA Draft, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Gonzaga product is listed as the number 1 overall prospect in the ESPN Top 100, and will surely be a hot commodity ahead of the draft. Assuming he stays healthy Holmgren will likely be among the first players selected in the NBA Draft.