Holmgren out for the season...

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Oct 16, 2003
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Per multiple reports, including ESPN below:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id...2-23-nba-season-foot-injury-suffered-pro-game

Geez, half the league was concerned about Holmgren being physically ready for the NBA. We drafted him anyway. We passed drafting Smith (who WILL be playing this year) and Duren (who WILL be playing this year) to draft Holmgren.

Unbelievable.... Yes, you might say it is just "bad luck" but I also think there were red flags for Holmgren. I don't think you can say this was not an expected possibility...

We just wasted the #2 pick of the draft for a guy that can't play for a year... ????
 
Dec 19, 2012
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Per multiple reports, including ESPN below:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id...2-23-nba-season-foot-injury-suffered-pro-game

Geez, half the league was concerned about Holmgren being physically ready for the NBA. We drafted him anyway. We passed drafting Smith (who WILL be playing this year) and Duren (who WILL be playing this year) to draft Holmgren.

Unbelievable.... Yes, you might say it is just "bad luck" but I also think there were red flags for Holmgren. I don't think you can say this was not an expected possibility...

We just wasted the #2 pick of the draft for a guy that can't play for a year... ????
Injury didn't have to do with his stature. It gives him a year to get in the weight room. Plus OKC can firmly enter the Wembanyama sweepstakes.
 
Dec 3, 2012
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Per multiple reports, including ESPN below:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id...2-23-nba-season-foot-injury-suffered-pro-game

Geez, half the league was concerned about Holmgren being physically ready for the NBA. We drafted him anyway. We passed drafting Smith (who WILL be playing this year) and Duren (who WILL be playing this year) to draft Holmgren.

Unbelievable.... Yes, you might say it is just "bad luck" but I also think there were red flags for Holmgren. I don't think you can say this was not an expected possibility...

We just wasted the #2 pick of the draft for a guy that can't play for a year... ????
An irrational though not unanticipated take on this kid’s bad fortune.
 

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Injury didn't have to do with his stature. It gives him a year to get in the weight room. Plus OKC can firmly enter the Wembanyama sweepstakes.
Well, at least frees up 80-100 hours I might have spent watching the Thunder this season. Call me when the sweepstakes seasons are over and they field a team capable of making the playoffs.
 
Dec 19, 2012
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Well, at least frees up 80-100 hours I might have spent watching the Thunder this season. Call me when the sweepstakes seasons are over and they field a team capable of making the playoffs.
Mea, I like watching the players develop. Nothing like a Poku point lineup.
 
Oct 30, 2012
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Not an ideal start to his NBA career. However, from a positive view of it he gets to use this year (once healed) to gain some strength/weight and work on his game with that being his only focus. Use this year to continue developing the other rookies drafted, young guys on the team. Hopefully land another lottery pick and then you have a complete core for the long term future to start winning. Only scary thing is how long will SGA stick around if we don't start to show we're ready to win.