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2022 NBA Draft mock 2.0: Who will Dallas Mavericks select?

2022 NBA Draft, Chet Holmgren
2022 NBA Draft, Chet Holmgren / James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
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2022 NBA Draft, Chet Holmgren
2022 NBA Draft, Chet Holmgren / James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NBA Draft mock #1: Oklahoma City Thunder: Chet Holmgren

The young Thunder are projected to have the worst record in the league by ESPN, but they owe this pick to the Atlanta Hawks if it falls outside the lottery. They should be in no danger of losing the selection as they are rolling out the youngest roster in the league this season.

Holmgren is a unicorn on the basketball court. The seven-foot teenager can shoot, handle the ball, make plays, and protect the rim. Gonzaga games will be cannot miss events this season because of the 19-year-old future star.

The biggest knock on Chet Holmgren is his weight. Can he bulk up a bit during what figures to be his lone season at Gonzaga? The 19-year-old is currently listed at 195 pounds, and his slight frame worries some scouts about his production immediately translating to the NBA.

Ultimately, having a seven-footer that can break down the defense with the ball in his hands is too good to pass up. Look at the league’s MVP candidates as proof. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic, Kevin Durant, and Joel Embiid are cheat codes that defenders can only dream of stopping.

Holmgren has the talent and ceiling to join that group if adds some mass and proves his game can translate to the NBA.

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