Thunder GM Wants Holmgren to be New Franchise Cornerstone

Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Thunder GM Wants Holmgren to be New Franchise Cornerstone

Holmgren – Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti has expressed interest in making number two pick Chet Holmgren one of the new cornerstones of the team. Presti, who is known to have picked superstars Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden in the previous drafts, thinks Holmgren will be a vital part of the team’s rise to the top once again. The Thunder general manager has a plan. He says that they will place the young seven-footer in situations where he can prosper in his young career. He believes that Holmgren will be ready for these events. The young player is willing to put in all the work to be great. 

For his part, Holmgren knows that he has big shoes to fill. He promises to work on his role as a floor spacer in his rookie year with the Thunder. He also pledges to help his team execute the plays and make his teammates be better on the court. Experts tab Holmgren as the next Durant. He looks forward to joining Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey and improving from the measly 24-58 win-loss mark Oklahoma City had last season. Presti is known to have made the Thunder relevant in the early 2010s. They made the NBA Finals with Durant, Westbrook and Harden leading the charge. NBA oddsmakers believe that Oklahoma City can duplicate the similar success it had with the trio with Holmgren, Gilgeous-Alexander and Giddey taking the floor next season.

Clifford to Return as Charlotte Hornets Head Coach

Steve Clifford has signed a multiyear deal to return as head coach of the Charlotte Hornets. According to a person familiar with the situation, team owner Michael Jordan met with Clifford and agreed to a new deal. The Hornets previously agreed to terms with Golden State assistant Kenny Atkinson to become their head coach but he later backtracked, citing family reasons. Clifford spent five seasons with the Hornets from 2013-18 and compiled a record of 196-214 record. He led the team to two playoff appearances before being fired in 2018. His best season in Charlotte came in 2015-16 when he guided the team to a 48-34 win-loss mark and lost in seven games to the Miami Heat in the first-round playoffs. Terry Stotts and Mike D’Antoni were also in consideration for the job.

Victor Wembanyama Favored to be No1 pick in 2023

French teenager Victor Wembanyama is an NBA pick and parlays’ favorite to be the top pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. Wembanyama plays for ASVEL. They compare him with the likes of Kristaps Porzingis. His claim to fame was his 22-point, eight-rebound, eight-block performance. It happened in the FIBA Under-19 World Cup final against the United States. The possible picking of the French beanpole in next year’s draft will be a boon for the NBA team. It will end up getting the number one overall pick in a lottery. The potential of another big man being the top pick is enormous. This is especially Wembanyama has the capability to be great in the league.