2. Chet Holmgren
Last week's rank: 2
Since his struggles last week, Chet Holmgren has rebounded and is playing the type of basketball that Thunder fans have come to recognize.
The second-year rookie has recently had a huge impact on the Thunder's two-game winning streak. Against the Denver Nuggets, Holmgren had 18 points and 13 rebounds. The lanky center also recorded five blocks against the reigning NBA Champions.
Since Holmgren's struggles in the previous week, he has since improved defensively. Holmgren has now recorded ten blocks over his last three games and shows no signs of slowing down after his game against the Nuggets.
In Friday's win over the Charlotte Hornets, Holmgren scored 16 points in 23 minutes. Even after the Thunder's success, it's clear they need to upgrade at the backup center position to get Holmgren some help. When the seven-footer leaves the floor, the Thunder lack size and rebounding.
Holmgren has proven he can be a center you can build a championship contender around, but it would still be in the Thunder's best interest to get Holmgren some insurance if an injury were to happen.
The lanky center still has a lot to improve upon, but even after a bad game, the Thunder can still manage to squeak out a victory. OKC's next game will be against the Toronto Raptors on their home floor.