Eye on the Rookies
Each year in the NBA brings a new set of players that are worth keeping an eye on. For the 2023-24 season, the spotlight is on the highly talented rookie class, with Victor Wembanyama, Brandon Miller, and Scoot Henderson taking center stage. However, one rookie who is flying under the radar is Oklahoma City Thunder center Chet Holmgren.
The second overall pick of the 2022 draft missed all of last year due to a foot injury, so he will still have rookie status when the upcoming season begins. Holmgren recently spoke with Kevin Garnett on KG Certified to discuss his recovery process and his mental state. The 21-year-old said he used the time off to work on his body and picked up a lot of things he can utilize this season.
Despite having a relatively young team, the Thunder had a surprisingly successful season, finishing with a record of 47-35. With Holmgren now back to full health, the team could be even more competitive this year. It will be interesting to see what the rookie can bring to the table and how he can help the team reach even greater heights.
The 2023-24 season is sure to be an exciting one, with the rookie class looking better than ever. Chet Holmgren is one player to keep an eye on, as he could be a key component in Oklahoma City’s success this year. With his recovery process now complete, the Thunder will be hoping he can make an immediate impact.