Stephen Curry’s sensational 30-point display, culminating in a game-winning layup, propelled the Golden State Warriors to a dramatic 141-139 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in a spirited NBA In-Season Tournament opener.
Rookie sensation Chet Holmgren, despite his team’s loss, showcased a standout performance, amassing 24 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists in 32 minutes of action, drawing praise from four-time NBA champion Draymond Green during the postgame press conference.
“Chet’s a problem. He can play. He can dribble the ball, he can shoot the ball, has great length, a great shot blocker. He’s only going to get better. And for a young guy like that to have the feel that he has, you don’t see many mistakes out of him,” Green lauded.
With an astute understanding of the game, Green emphasized Holmgren’s polished skills and anticipates a bright future for the promising 21-year-old forward, foreseeing him as a significant force in the league for years to come.
“Him having last year and being out, but yet being able to be around, it shows he’s not making typical mistakes that a rookie would make. I think the sky is the limit for Chet. We’ve watched him for years leading up to him coming to the NBA and always like ‘This kid has a chance’ and now we saw it tonight. He’s going to be a problem for a long time in this league,” Green concluded.
Holmgren is averaging 17.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.3 blocks in 29.2 minutes per game this season.