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JJ Redick Compares Young Thunder Star To Chris Bosh

JJ Redick Compares Young Thunder Star To Chris Bosh

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Coming into the 2023-24 NBA common season, the Oklahoma City Thunder had been lastly going to have the ability to see what they had been getting from rookie massive man Chet Holmgren after he spent his first yr with the staff on the mend from a foot damage suffered within the NBA offseason.

Although Holmgren’s debut with the staff was extremely anticipated, nobody anticipated the Thunder to hit the bottom working and turn into probably the greatest, most well-rounded groups within the NBA.

The Thunder have been so good this season, with the whole lot seemingly coming collectively, that they’ve already clinched a playoff spot within the Western Conference and will likely be one of many prime seeds within the convention heading into the NBA playoffs.

Even although the staff’s success might be extra attributed to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander turning right into a authentic NBA MVP candidate, Holmgren’s presence has additionally given them a much-needed enhance, which JJ Redick compares to Chris Bosh when he was taking part in alongside LeBron James on the Miami Heat, by way of ClutchPoints and the “Mind the Game” podcast.

“I think about Chris Bosh, and it makes me think of Chet Holmgren… What makes the [Thunder] so great is their ability to drive the basketball and then kick… Then all of a sudden, Chet comes in and unlocks everything,” Redick mentioned.

In his first season with the Thunder, Holmgren is averaging 16.7 factors, 7.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and a pair of.4 blocks per sport, taking pictures 53.2% from the ground, 37.6% from past the arc, and 80.1% from the free-throw line.

Although these are some spectacular numbers for a rookie and the Thunder wouldn’t be the place they’re with out him, Holmgren will virtually actually fall wanting profitable the NBA Rookie of the Year award, with Victor Wembanyama additionally having an unimaginable first season within the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs.

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