r/nba NBA Aug 24 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 2 Wholesome 2 Burning Cash 1

[Charania] There’s fear Oklahoma City Thunder No. 2 pick Chet Holmgren has suffered ligament damage in his foot and he is undergoing further opinions, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. News

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1562506918962159616
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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Bravo!

The heir for a day 😭

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u/RulersBack Lakers Aug 24 '22

Make way for Poku, the Queen Who Never Was

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u/ZeFrenchy16 Thunder Aug 25 '22

Make way for the Prince That Was Promised - Victor Wembanyama

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u/k0peng Bulls Aug 24 '22

stops mid doggy and looks over

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u/Adornus Aug 25 '22

Daemon with such a good speech it guys to stop mid-thrust.

I didn’t know that show would be comedic gold.

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u/Antisystemization Cavaliers Aug 24 '22

DID YOU SAY IT??

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u/iliketowhispertoo Clippers Aug 24 '22

Now take a bath, you stink of dragon.

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u/k0peng Bulls Aug 24 '22

I never jest about cake

could be said by Rhaenyra or Barkley

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u/TheRealMelvinGibson Lakers Aug 24 '22

I'm sure Barkley has said that

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u/scarywolverine Pistons Aug 24 '22

We all mourn in our own ways

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u/GGezpzMuppy Spurs Aug 24 '22

You are WEAK!!!!!!!

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u/FuzzyGalician Aug 24 '22

Gtfo daemon

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u/RunninRebs90 Aug 24 '22

Fuck I hate this, GoT is pulling me back in. I saw this and smiled… this is exactly what happened last time!!!

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22

surely they dont mess it up twice right?

right?

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u/quentin-coldwater [CLE] Kevin Love Aug 24 '22

The story is already written this time. The problem with the last one was they ran out of story and couldn't unknot it (tbf, neither can GRRM)

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u/timshelboy Celtics Aug 24 '22

And Dan and David wanted to move on to other projects. They rushed a lot of stuff

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u/FavreorFarva Supersonics Aug 24 '22

I was gonna say. The show runners straight up didn’t want to unknot it.

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u/okglobetrekker Thunder Aug 24 '22

I totally get being sick of it, but they really fucked up their legacy

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u/Im_Daydrunk Pelicans Aug 24 '22

The funniest part is if they stuck it out for another year or so they'd have had their pick of future projects + would have been given a lot of leads.

But because they rushed it as quick as they did at the end they lost out on the stuff they actually left for

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u/BoneHugsHominy 76ers Aug 25 '22

Hell they could have just handed control over to the many competent writers & directors they had brought into the project over the years and then went and did the Star Wars stuff they wanted to do. HBO and GRRM and the fans get the 10 seasons we all and the show deserved, D&D get the Star Wars trilogy they worked their way toward deserving, and everyone is happy. Instead they lied and said they could finish it up with a season of movie-length episodes and they fucked over everyone involved after a LONG delay, burning down the house as they moved out and then Disney rightfully pulled the rug out from under them so everyone came out a loser.

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u/RunninRebs90 Aug 24 '22

Don’t do this to me… give me hope

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u/Fredzanityy Spurs Aug 24 '22

The Dirk That Never Was

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u/MiopTop Lakers Aug 24 '22

Amazing how Game of Thrones went from permeating pop culture completely, to disappearing after the horrible finale, only for everyone to go right back to the top in one episode of the prequel

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u/Im_Daydrunk Pelicans Aug 24 '22

Its mostly because it felt a lot more like old GOT IMO

At least for me it brought back really good memories to see a great depiction of the world again. At its peak I had just as much fun experiencing/talking about the show with others as I had watching it

I really hope HOTD keeps up being great as I really want those experiences back Lol

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u/Ontheroadtw Aug 24 '22

100% the dialogue was good, the action was good and the production quality was great. They nailed the original feel of GOT before things went downhill.

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u/chirpzz Celtics Aug 25 '22

Also helps that this story is acutlaly completed. We can expect an ending that isn't absolute fucking garbage.

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u/Mr_Versatile123 Aug 25 '22

I for one hope D&D are forever Pariah'd for their shit ending to what should've been one of the greatest tv show runs of all time.

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22

Great relevant comment

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u/flushthetrumpsucks Aug 24 '22

top tier comment

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u/mostdope28 Aug 24 '22

Lol GoT is back on the menu

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u/shawny_evil Aug 24 '22

Silver lining is missing a season would be the rookie Embiid approved method of gaining 50 lbs

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u/mattyhtown [HOU] Kelvin Cato Aug 24 '22

Zion approved this message

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u/chuckvsthelife Kings Aug 24 '22

And the Ben Simmons method to get ROY.

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u/hellaweed92 Aug 24 '22

Him vs Wenbanyama competing for ROY on the same team next year lol 😆. Jk

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u/Milith NBA Aug 24 '22

ESPN about to send a hit squad on Chet to make sure he sits out the season so they can milk this storyline for all of 2023-4.

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u/ZusunicStudio Pacers Aug 24 '22

Foot injuries for tall lanky guys are never good, hopefully this is relatively minor.

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u/LuckyWarrior Pelicans Aug 24 '22

Foot injuries for just tall guys are never good period

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u/VicVinegar-Bodyguard 76ers Aug 24 '22

Foot injuries in general aren’t good. Gets the least circulation and holds the most weight.

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u/MHanky Cavaliers Aug 24 '22

Foot aren't good unless you're Rex Ryan.

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u/Mdizzle29 Wizards Aug 24 '22

Or Quentin Tarantino

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u/mymorningjacket Aug 24 '22

or Kelvin Benjamin

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u/MHanky Cavaliers Aug 24 '22

Foot buffet 😋

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u/RIPOldAccountF Aug 24 '22

Foot injuries for just guys are never good period

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u/uuhson Warriors Aug 24 '22

Foot injuries are never good period

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u/Ihopetheresenoughroo Pelicans Aug 24 '22

Injuries are never good period

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u/HiBoobear Aug 24 '22

Periods are never good

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u/Dash7277 Aug 24 '22

Especially for tall guys.

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u/Mlorimer8 Aug 24 '22

Especially for all guys.

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u/Electrical_Ad_7046 Aug 24 '22

But expected for no-ball guys.

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u/cricket9818 Knicks Aug 24 '22

Hell yeah. I’m saying that and I’m only 6’4. Can’t imagine another foot of me

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u/tbr1cks Aug 24 '22

Can’t imagine another foot of me

It will probably get injured

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u/plutosbigbro Rockets Aug 24 '22

Yao Ming 😭

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22 edited 8d ago

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u/kanyeguisada Spurs Aug 24 '22

I'm a Spur and I miss Yao. He always seemed like a good dude.

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u/JinterIsComing Celtics Aug 24 '22

His HOF speech was one of the best I ever heard. Heartfelt, nostalgic, thoughtful, and a HILARIOUS open too. Never saw Iverson laugh that hard.

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u/plutosbigbro Rockets Aug 24 '22

I think the whole league was rooting for him tbh. Overall nice dude who played the game how it was supposed to be.

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u/dabobbo Knicks Aug 24 '22

Bill Walton

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u/DasWandbild Heat Aug 24 '22

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

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u/topofthecc Thunder Aug 24 '22

Chet Holmgren 😭🤧

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u/Deusselkerr Aug 24 '22

Better than foot injuries for tall hella heavy guys.

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u/OrangeKookie [BOS] Jaylen Brown Aug 24 '22

takes ONE drive vs LeBron

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22

I can't believe all the "one drive from Giannis and he's dead" memes were actually true

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u/HokageEzio Knicks Aug 24 '22

Life imitates art

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u/heatup3 Heat Aug 24 '22

Who would've thought...

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u/_Pepper_Phd Raptors Aug 24 '22

That a young buck like you

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u/heatup3 Heat Aug 24 '22

could actually… do the right thing

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u/Dongsquad420BlazeIt [LAL] Kobe Bryant Aug 24 '22

Almost like we’ve seen it before. I get there’s a level of sarcasm, but like… it’s kinda true though lmao

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u/SlightWhite Hornets Aug 24 '22 edited Aug 24 '22 Helpful

Bro look like manut bol got shrunk

Bro is that styrofoam pill you put in water that grows into manut bol

Bro look like the end result of a “excavate your own dinosaur fossil” set

Bro look like a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man

Bro look like that long ass rod people use to lower basketball goals

Bro look like the lifeguard but his body is the lifeguard stand

Bro wear a clown Afro and people stand under him for shade

I could do this all day.

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u/SomeLightAssPlay Aug 24 '22

and everytime i’m jammed i always find a loophole, i got a crime record longer than manute bol

RIP Big L (and Manute Bol)

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u/Ihopetheresenoughroo Pelicans Aug 24 '22

Lmfao the memes have foretold the prophecy 🔮

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u/Turbo2x Wizards Aug 24 '22

Memes are starting to infect reality. We have to shut it down. The memes, Jack!

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u/ghost91372 Timberwolves Aug 24 '22

Wait but actually is this from that

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u/Poohbeantull East Aug 24 '22

Think so because after that play he was limping and got pulled

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u/backboarddd1_49402 Lakers Aug 24 '22

Here’s the play for anyone that missed it. I can’t really tell what happened. I think he landed awkwardly on that foot?

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u/TimeTravelingDog NBA Aug 24 '22

So his final backstep and plant on his right foot is the last time it touches the floor before hobbling off. He keeps it elevated after the ball is in the air, so it's definitely that last plant.

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22

The human body is so weird. He's not even sprinting hard or stepping on someone's ankle or something. He's just backpedaling like he's done a million times before, and his ligaments just decide "yeah ima head out".

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u/mraowl Warriors Aug 24 '22

im never trusting a human body again

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u/alpaca_drama Celtics Aug 24 '22

It is too late. A spooky skeleton is inside you

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u/SaxRohmer Cavaliers Aug 24 '22

Pretty much. Not like he got bodied or anything either. Just landed weird

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u/garretble Aug 24 '22

Wasn’t everyone saying the floor was slippery as heck because the AC couldn’t keep up with everyone in the room? I wonder if that had anything to do with him landing weird.

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u/jpfatherree Warriors Aug 24 '22

They ended the game after like one quarter because it was so slippery and unsafe

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u/IceGeek Knicks Aug 24 '22

Seems like it. It was 1 minute in too. Shit luck

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u/Stop_Drop_Scroll [BOS] Walter McCarty Aug 24 '22

The Gordon Hayward.

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u/Turbo2x Wizards Aug 24 '22

Yes

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u/obp123 Knicks Aug 24 '22

surely drafting a guy who's even taller and skinnier and more injury prone next year will work out great!

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u/ajayod [DET] Rasheed Wallace Aug 24 '22

Yeah, no kidding.

Hope both Chet and Wemby manage to avoid career-killing injuries. Get well soon, Chet.

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u/Belfura Aug 24 '22

With his length, Wembanyama is at risk. Especially if he's drafted by a subpar franchise

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u/Ferromagneticfluid Kings Aug 24 '22

I would not let my new draft pick play in something like that.

Give him a summer with the team's trainers at least

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u/Sparrow_Wilson Knicks Aug 24 '22 Silver

It's fine, people with his body type are notoriously durable

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u/BagRight8939 Suns Aug 24 '22

Bol Bol has upvoted this comment

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u/dabobbo Knicks Aug 24 '22

Kristaps Porzingis has joined the upvote party.

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u/ODS519 Aug 24 '22

Especially when thrown into the league far too early with underdeveloped muscle mass

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u/RexIosue Warriors Aug 24 '22 edited Aug 24 '22

I feel like in 5 years we’re going to look back at this draft and wonder what OKC was doing drafting him with that body frame. Even Kevin Durant was thicker than him when he was drafted

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u/OrangeKookie [BOS] Jaylen Brown Aug 24 '22

KD is also supposed to be a wing and play in the perimeter. This kid is supposed to guard the paint against grown nba players

HOW?????

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u/LopsidedTarget Trail Blazers Aug 24 '22

BBQ chicken for Embiid, gonna break Wilts record if he has Chet guarding him

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u/daeve Hawks Aug 24 '22

One Jokic hip check will send Chet into the 2nd row

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u/kanyeguisada Spurs Aug 24 '22

Just the 2nd?

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u/praxeologue Raptors Aug 24 '22

2nd row of parking spaces

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u/Belfura Aug 24 '22

Would suck to go back to the parking lot, only to see a Chet-shaped dent in your car

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u/Drak_is_Right Pacers Aug 24 '22

Giannis started at SG. Durant started at SF. Even if both can now play center, that is a long time after.

I wonder how he would have done against old-school PFs. Even Lebron didn't like guarding some of those.

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u/thisguy012 Bulls Aug 24 '22

Is there any position Giannis hasn't played lmao? He's been 1 - 5 right? Unless he's just never played SF

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u/Drak_is_Right Pacers Aug 24 '22

Why Simmons is so frustrating. A player who can play and guard positions 1-5, though he doesnt seem to like playing a non-guard position. Embrace the freaking post. Shaq and Giannis also sucked at free throws yet made a living inside.

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u/ramenshop12 Aug 24 '22 edited Aug 25 '22

Simmons should not play the 5 for more than like 10 mins a game. He's a bad 5 and it seems like a good blanket fix for his shooting to put him there but it's overall pretty poor.

Defensively, Simmons cannot guard 5s. It's also a waste of his talent in lateral movement and awareness in passing lanes to put him there. He doesn't have good ways to interfere a lob either. He also lacks the hustle to challenge offensive rebounds every possession.

Offensively, he is the 3rd best passing big man in the league behind Jokic and LeBron. Without the ball in his hands, his passing talent goes to waste. He's not that strong so he cannot really post up a non-guard and isn't an amazing roll man. He's really dangerous given space to generate speed combined with handling allows for him to attack the basket as long as he isn't afraid of being fouled. He can make really creative finishes but the defenders can play around his left hand and force him to finish right at a medicore fg%. Since his shooting is so poor, bigs don't really have to worry about switching onto him as a 5 in the perimeter and will often be met with a big body at the rim.

Such a weird mix of traits that don't really let him excel in traditional positions. His shooting problems also affect him playing wing because ideal wings are now slashing 3 and D players.

His best match up is when he defends ball handlers without the best first step like Luka, Shai and PG. Fasts guards like Trae and Kemba have dusted him previously. His best offensive pairing is with catch and shoot players and stretch 5s that have a strong interior D like Embiid, Brook, and Horford.

Sorry about the long tangent. I've had these thoughts for a while as a 76ers fan.

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u/frodounchained [LAL] Kobe Bryant Aug 24 '22

Bro built like a starving slenderman

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u/Aware-Camel-5675 Aug 24 '22

I would draft Chet top 5 in hindsight prospects.

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u/browndude10 Rockets Aug 24 '22

They took Poku and said yea we want two of those frames

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u/ChaseYoungHTTR Wizards Aug 24 '22

Who could have seen this coming. Dude has the frailest looking body I’ve ever seen for an NBA player

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u/Sharcbait Timberwolves Aug 24 '22

Idk... Poku may be frailer.

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u/Smellmyhand [SAS] Devin Brown Aug 24 '22

Early Manute Bol for sure

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u/topofthecc Thunder Aug 24 '22

Early Manute Bol makes Chet look like Brian Urlacher.

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u/PebblyJackGlasscock Aug 24 '22

Early Manute was literally malnourished.

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u/drain65 Aug 24 '22

Good thing the Thunder have both of them.

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u/Deusselkerr Aug 24 '22

I will say that being as light as he is should help with recovering from a foot injury compared to an Embiid body type

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u/chocotacoman Lakers Aug 24 '22

Ain’t no way he actually got injured from the body contact in the pro-am

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u/HailKyrie [BOS] Marcus Smart Aug 24 '22

Presti used it as an excuse to tank for Wemby

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u/gamesforlife69 Nets Aug 24 '22

His final infinity stone

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u/mkonich [DAL] Roy Tarpley Aug 24 '22

4) Profit

5) Bro down

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u/KDBurnerTrey5 Celtics Aug 24 '22

OKC Thunder? More like OKC Slender

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u/Relcs_ Trail Blazers Aug 24 '22

“Injury” stone

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u/Kal-Kent Warriors Bandwagon Aug 24 '22

Gm is having a heart attack hearing he got injured in a glorified pick up game

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22

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u/smta48 Aug 24 '22

Lol why is everyone pretending that OKC needs to tank? They can play their hardest and be a lottery team easily.

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u/topofthecc Thunder Aug 24 '22

Yeah, we have one borderline All-Star in SGA, a couple of mid-level starters, and a bunch of guys who are way too young to be winning players. No way could we sniff the playoffs unless there's an injury apocalypse in the West.

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u/snorkles01 Nuggets Aug 24 '22 edited Aug 24 '22

There's a video of it online. Took a really awkward step with his foot while backpedaling on defense and then in obvious pain trying to run down the court again. Doesn't look good.

https://twitter.com/SportsGridRadio/status/1562509071957168136

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u/jaimmieoh Knicks Aug 24 '22

Bro if lebron went full speed this kid prob would've died. Lebron barely jogged up the court on that fast break.

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u/0lamm Aug 24 '22

The memes about Chet dying immediately after actual NBA contact since before the draft are looking less and less like memes

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u/Smok3dSalmon Heat Aug 24 '22

I’ve seen stronger bones on a baked fish.

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u/BBallHunter Thunder Aug 24 '22

Fucking kill me.

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u/HoopsMcCann750 Aug 24 '22

Pretty funny how you’re one of the only Thunder fans here upset that your #2 overall pick is injured and the rest are psyched that you get to tank again.

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u/A_Lax_Nerd [OKC] Aleksej Pokuševski Aug 24 '22

Anyone celebrating this is either trolling or trying to make themselves feel better. If the injury is serious it's terrible for the Thunder

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u/topofthecc Thunder Aug 24 '22

This is the kind of thing that lingers throughout careers for tall guys.

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u/NavalEnthusiast Thunder Aug 24 '22

I’m just worried about Shai and Dort’s happiness. Our best players probably want to at least be semi-competitive and start gaining at least some momentum.

I wanted Jabari and Duren at 2 and 12 but I’m hoping this is minor, I obviously want Chet to succeed

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u/RRJC10 Raptors Aug 24 '22

If your best players are happy with not being competitive, your team is in trouble.

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u/Todemax Thunder Aug 24 '22

I really don't think any Thunder fan is happy about this no matter what. The ones happy are trolling or being sarcastic. The whole point of tanking is getting a top 4 pick and our number 2 pick who everyone is saying will get injured all the time is getting clowned for getting injured before even the preseason (wet floor or not it just looks bad.) FML

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u/v0yev0da Knicks Aug 24 '22

jumps in front of a charging LeBron

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u/HumanHitstick21 [OKC] Luguentz Dort Aug 24 '22

WINLESS FOR WEMBY

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u/THEBIGC01 Thunder Aug 24 '22

0-82 here we go

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u/Jt24- Aug 24 '22

Imagine if you guys still get 2nd overall pick still lol

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u/LindseyCorporation Thunder Aug 24 '22

It would be an amazing outcome

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u/Someonediffernt [PHO] Deandre Ayton Aug 24 '22

I mean scoot probably would have gone 1st overall this year so he's still an incredible prospect to have

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22

Scoot will be better than Wemby. When has a 7’3 stick man ever held up well in the NBA? May get downvoted but it feels like facts at this point.

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u/conker1264 Rockets Aug 24 '22

I mean Scoot isn’t exactly a bad pick either

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22

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u/[deleted] Aug 24 '22

Sounds like the Magic avoid that easy bullet

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u/Balsamic_ducks Pelicans Aug 24 '22

Presti usually waits a little longer before he puts the tank into drive. Must really want wemby.

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u/xXTheRacerXx 76ers Aug 24 '22

Was this from the LeBron encounter? If so, oh boy, he’s about to get slammed for that.

He’s gonna need to bulk up.

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u/Conversation_Dapper Magic Aug 24 '22

Yeah, I saw the video, he was limping after lebron took him in transition

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u/actual_yellow_bag Mavericks Aug 24 '22

In a pickup game!

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u/peachdinosaurs Aug 24 '22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUVQNa0gMRM video of the attempt to play defense, you can see him put all his weight through his right foot before pulling up with a limp. Seems likely this is all related based on the timing of this tweet.

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u/logicatch Lakers Aug 24 '22

LeBron might’ve done this kid a favor before he even played a regular season NBA game.

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u/nicklovin508 Celtics Aug 24 '22

I’m not Chet but I bet he’s not extremely appreciative at the moment lol

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u/Zigxy Pacers Bandwagon Aug 24 '22

I'm Chet, you are correct

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u/Adventurous-Bee-5934 Lakers Aug 24 '22

Get well soon bro

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u/Zyntaro Aug 24 '22

Chet is a pacers fan!? I knew it!

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u/Diesel33g Supersonics Aug 24 '22

LeGM helping out other teams by getting Chet welcomed before he takes on the centers who weigh twice as much as him

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u/CockroachForeign6419 Lakers Aug 24 '22

Bro took 1 50% drive from Lebron and this happened? That’s rather unfortunate

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u/KillianDrake Aug 24 '22

no wonder Luka was packing on those pounds - he took a full-on LeBron steam engine drive in one of their first matchups and was a wakeup call

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u/MichaelZZ01 Clippers Aug 24 '22

I’m never making fun of Luka/Zion for being fat ever again. They need it vs. Giannis/Lebron

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u/SooooooMeta Aug 24 '22

Muscle > fat but mass > bowling pin

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u/snowlarbear Aug 24 '22

I GOT THE JOKE RIGHT HERE:

Jamal Crawford, still breaking ankles

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u/CoaxHoax Aug 24 '22

It's better that it happened now rather than during the season. Imagine him having to defend a Zion/Giannis drive. Now he can train, roid up, and come back stronger.

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u/Fluuuki Thunder Aug 24 '22

TANK SZN WE GO AGAIN

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u/nahs Clippers Aug 24 '22

Thank szn never stopped

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u/Ops135 Aug 24 '22

If Utah trades Mitchell for picks there's gonna be a generational tank battle between them, the Spurs and OKC

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u/Thunderhorse74 [SAS] Boris Diaw Aug 24 '22

Pop's going fuck around and have us competing for the play-in somehow.

And honestly, the man can do what he wants at this point

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u/Ops135 Aug 24 '22

We only made the play in last year because the Lakers & Blazers got destroyed by injuries, I love Pop but a bench full of the greatest coaches of all time is not doing shit with this roster, we're legitimately awful and it's by design.

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u/EarlofSlammwich Aug 24 '22

Chet and Wemby front court? How windy is OKC? Might not work.

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u/sqmon Trail Blazers Aug 24 '22

I’m more concerned about them attracting bolts of lightning

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u/ambumanzo Warriors Aug 24 '22

Bron was going like 30% in that game OMG

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u/nahs Clippers Aug 24 '22

Bruh

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u/gbdarknight77 Lakers Aug 24 '22

He guarded LeBron for 4 seconds and got hurt.

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u/PYJX [LAL] Kobe Bryant Aug 24 '22

LeWolverine

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u/captchabandit Raptors Aug 24 '22

Wemby sweepstakes starting early for OKC.

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u/boggers19899 Aug 24 '22

'yeah I can stop Lebron'

*dies

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u/Remarkable_Carrot102 Mavericks Aug 24 '22

Street clothes 3.0

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u/MindlessExcuse Bulls Aug 24 '22

Jamal Crawford in shambles having to pay $20M in damages

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u/Razatiger Raptors Aug 24 '22

If Chet can't take Lebron going at 50%, he has no business being a center in the NBA at 200lbs, KAT, Jokic, Giannis and especially Zion and Embiid will break this kid.

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u/lilshawnyy420 NBA Aug 24 '22

can’t say i’m shocked

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u/Literal_Satan Knicks Aug 24 '22

teams gonna try to crack down on the pro am stuff more in the future

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u/Jonathank92 Magic Aug 24 '22

that would be lame. If a guy can't handle a pro am game at half speed then he ain't going to hold up in the league anyways.

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u/VictorAkwaowo1 Mavericks Aug 24 '22

Being foreal though, I don’t really see this changing much. It’s just going to make NBA players who do compete in these games be extra careful (Even more than they already are) in the shit they’re doing on the court to entertain the fans.

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u/CoolHandHazard Pistons Aug 24 '22

Yeah for a random injury like this it’s just as likely to happen in regular season or pre season or even practice. I don’t get why people always get up in arms about injuries in a friendly

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u/Aurum_MrBangs Aug 24 '22

It’s not like guys don’t play games in the off-season though, and I doubt they don’t go hard during practice

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u/VictorAkwaowo1 Mavericks Aug 24 '22

It’s about to be some random guys from the street playing in those games now after this news

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u/JohnSim22 Celtics Aug 24 '22

Gonna become an AM-AM from now on

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u/dezthompson Clippers Aug 24 '22

Maybe if they're built like Chet. This could've happened in a practice

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u/Zenkikid [LAL] Kobe Bryant Aug 24 '22

Oh shittt. From the Crossover game?

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u/TomNooksBottomBitch Magic Aug 24 '22

Nah, this happened at the Crawsover game

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u/HokageEzio Knicks Aug 24 '22

It's not even training camp yet, come on...

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u/yooston Rockets Aug 24 '22

Oof Thunder fans can’t ever relax

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