He’s tall, he’s young, he’s able to shoot too – what more could anyone want from a rookie?
All eyes were on him when he entered the NBA Summer League.
Sure enough, the guy has done quite well on the floor and has had a few explosive games.
“What’s he gonna do when he has to guard Embiid & Jokic?” is a funny way to evaluate Chet Holmgren.
That’s like saying “What’s Marcus Smart gonna do when he has to guard Curry & Dame?”
Probably get scored on. A lot. Like everyone else. But OKC does have to play 27 other teams.
— Brandon Rahbar (@BrandonRahbar) July 12, 2022
But there are people who downplayed his success in the Summer League, saying that he was only doing so well because he was playing against a bunch of players who weren’t in the league.
They said that his talents and output would come down to Earth in a huge way once he played an actually regular season game against some established superstars.
Brandon Rahbar thinks this reasoning isn’t very fair.
But, as he noted, “OKC does have to play 27 other teams.
That’s not a bad point, is it?
High Holmgren Hopes
There is no doubt that playing in the regular season will be more difficult than the Summer League.
Holmgren will have more challenges and will have to adjust to facing off against All-Stars and champions.
But that doesn’t mean the Thunder won’t still find success.
Yes, some people will be far tougher than others but there is still a path for OKC to have a promising season – one that is far better than the last few.
Holmgren might not be the best player in the league during his first season but he might still find some serious success.