The Oklahoma City Thunder tipped off their 2023 NBA Training Camp on Tuesday. This is on the heels of their Annual Media Day; the OKC Thunder are ready to begin their 16th season in Bricktown. This season has extra juice to it, as it is one of the most anticipated seasons in half a decade. Part of that buzz stems from Chet Holmgren returning to the floor.
The OKC Thunder picked Holmgren with the 2nd overall selection in the 2022 NBA Draft, as he represents a potential generation big man prospect. The Thunder have had to wait for Holmgren’s debut due to him suffering a Lisfranc Fracture last August at a Seattle Pro-Am Event.
Mark Daigneault tabs Chet Holmgren as “Fully Recovered” during the first day of Training Camp.
As Training Camp tipped off on Tuesday, the Media got to talk with head coach Mark Daigneault, prized big man Chet Holmgren, and the sharpshooting wing Isaiah Joe. We were allowed to pepper the trio about what they saw on the court during the first training camp session.
Of course, Chet Holmgren was the main topic of discussion, and Mark Daigneault was asked if there are any restrictions placed on the Gonzaga product as he returns to the hardwood from that foot injury. Daigneault declared Holmgren is “Fully Recovered”
Sam Presti was also asked this question about Holmgren, and if the Thunder will manage him on back-to-backs, to which he responded similarly. Chet Holmgren is a full participant in training camp, and Holmgren went as far as to say he does not even think about the injury when he is on the floor.
However, just because Chet Holmgren is fully recovered does not mean the OKC Thunder will throw caution to the wind. The Oklahoma City Thunder will still monitor him and ensure they are on top of any maintenance that might pop up along the way.