September 26, 2022

Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren will miss the 2022-23 NBA season.

Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren He will miss the 2022-23 season with a right leg injury, the team announced Thursday.

Holmgren, the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, was injured Saturday while waiting. LeBron James Fast break during a pro-am game in Seattle.

“Obviously, we’re disappointed for Seth, especially given the excitement he’s had about getting on the floor with his teammates this season,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement. “We know Chet has a long career ahead of him at our company and in the Oklahoma City community. One of the things that impressed us most when choosing Chet was his determination and focus. We expect that same tenacity to carry him through this. We look forward to working together and supporting him during his rehabilitation. .”

Holmgren was one of the NBA players who joined James in the Crossover Pro-Am event. Jayson TatumNo. 1 overall pick Paulo Panchero, Dejaunde Murray And Aaron Gordon.

The match was abandoned in the second quarter due to field conditions. An unusually wet day in Seattle combined with full crowds resulted in repeated wet spots and condensation.

The 7-foot-1, 195-pound Holmgren averaged 14.0 points and 8.4 rebounds in five games for the Thunder in the Las Vegas Summer League earlier this year.