Chet Holmgren, one of the best prospects in the 2022 NBA Draft, is actually hoping that he isn’t the top-overall pick in this month’s event.
The former Gonzaga big man is a talent who is expected to be gone after the first three picks are made on Thursday, June 23. Some experts believe the Orlando Magic could take him with their first-round selection, which is No. 1 overall. On our own NBA mock draft, he is projected to be taken second by the Oklahoma City Thunder, and a new report claims that is exactly what Holmgren hopes happens.
On a Thursday edition of “The Ryen Russillo podcast,” the host revealed some rumors he had heard that Holmgren and his agent Bill Duffy would prefer to land in Oklahoma City instead of having the prestige of being the top-overall pick in the 2022 draft.
Chet Holmgren hoping Orlando Magic won’t take him in NBA Draft