Chet Holmgren Adds Serious Muscle Ahead Of Thunder Comeback

Chet Holmgren Adds Serious Muscle Ahead Of Thunder Comeback

Before Victor Wembanyama got the NBA into a tizzy about what an extremely skinny, very skilled big man can do for a developing franchise, there was Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren.

Following a very successful stint with the Bulldogs, Holmgren elevated his stock enough to warrant being taken second overall in the 2022 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Unfortunately, before he could play a single regular season game for them, Holmgren suffered a Lisfranc injury in his foot during a Pro-am game. As a result, he ended up missing the entirety of the 2022-23 NBA season.

Fortunately, Holmgren has been putting in a lot of work in anticipation of his Thunder comeback.

In a series of photos that recently went viral, Holmgren can be seen adding some legit muscle to his slender frame.

Reactions to Holmgren’s physical development poured in immediately.

Some were impressed; others – not so much.

Given what Holmgren’s body used to look like, it’s hard to dispute that progress was made.

All in all, it will be interesting to see how Oklahoma City fares next season. This year the team primarily made headlines for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s ascent to superstardom on the court and his girlfriend’s rise to fame off it.

But in 2023-24, the expectation is for them to legitimately make some noise in the Western Conference.

And Holmgren’s continued development, both in terms of his body and his skills, is going to be a big part of that.

Will Holmgren come back next season and justify the Thunder’s decision to take him second overall in 2022? An answer one way or the other will emerge soon enough.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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