If anyone is still having doubts about whether Chet Holmgren’s game will translate at the NBA level: his first summer league performance ought to quiet them for good.
Holmgren suited up in OKC’s first game against Utah and immediately caught fire from deep. He had multiple behind the back, step-back three pointers in the first half, and handled his defensive assignments with the elite footwork, body control, and defensive IQ we’ve all come to know and love.
All told he finished the contest with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and six blocks on 7/9 shooting, including 4/6 from deep. He also didn’t commit any fouls, and recorded blocks on Kofi Cockburn and Tacko Fall.
Yeah, it’s summer league – but it’s hard not to get excited about how Chet looked in game one.
In fact Twitter, often the catalyst for controversial Holmgren takes, was going off during the unicorn’s jaw-dropping performance. Below is a sampling of some of the best tweets of the night – with highlights of Chet’s dominance on full display:
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