You probably have heard and perhaps seen the video of Chet Holmgren trying to interrupt LeBron James' layup. It looked like a defensive end barrelling toward the bucket with a goal post trying to get in the way. Something looked like it was going to break.
I think it's very sad and disappointing that Holmgren suffered a stress fracture in his foot, but against big power forwards I really think he needs to get a lot stronger. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise. He can spend the season training and getting bigger and stronger.
It makes me pretty happy though that the Pistons didn't get a chance to select Holmgren over Jaden Ivey. Ivey really seems like the perfect pick for the Pistons. He looks like a dynamic scorer that should allow the team to play at a much faster tempo.
Holmgren may yet prove to be an amazing player, but I just don't see the same level of strength that Abdul Kareem Jabbar had despite being rail thin as well. Pushing a power forward up against him seems almost unfair and in the NBA there will be many such match ups. I could almost envision our own Jalen Durant bullying his way to the basket against Holmgren in the same manner as James did.
Just thought I would post a few thoughts and see what other reactions others had to the play.