The 2022 NBA Draft is over and the new generation now has the teams they are going to start their careers with. A lot of potential future stars were drafted this year and the contest for ‘Rookie of the Year’ will likely be difficult. Amid all this, an old video of Stephen Curry and this year’s drafted Chet Holmgren has resurfaced, which has Golden State Warriors fans in meltdown..
Chet Holmgren was the second overall pick and went to the Oklahoma City Thunder. A lot of NBA prospects have tagged him as a potential future star. There is a video of him doing rounds on the internet. In the video, he charges toward the basket while Curry is on the defense. Stephen Curry fails to stop the young star, who goes ahead to hit a dunk. The reason fans are finding that video so impressive is because the young star seemed to pass this year’s Finals MVP with ease.
Chet Holmgren and what to expect
Being the 2nd overall pick, there are huge expectations out of Chet Holmgren. Many talent evaluators called him the most talented star in this years pool. He is 7ft tall and is among the potential big men of the league. While the video reflects his attacking skill, he is primarily known for his defense.
According to The Ringer, Holmgren blocked 12.6% of opposing two-point tries while playing for Gonzaga last season, ranking 10th nationally, and placing him first among Kevin O’Connor’s top 30 draft prospects. In terms of blocks per game, Holmgren averaged 3.7 blocks overall and 3.7 blocks against top-100 opponents.
What are fans saying about the Chet Holmgren vs Stephen Curry video?
Most NBA fans are in disbelief after watching the video. Many fans are just excited to see the 7ft star play and believe that he will give a tough competition. Some also said that the young star just destroyed the champion. Fans also believe that the player will raise Oklahoma City Thunder to potential title contenders.
It will be interesting to watch how the rookie performs next season, and if he is able to stand up to expectations.