Ranking every Thunder player's 2023-24 season performance from worst to first

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3) Chet Holmgren

When Chet Holmgren suffered a season-ending injury prior to the 2022-2023 season, many questioned if his thin frame would be able to withstand NBA-level strength. He silenced all doubt this season by starting in all 82 games for the Thunder.

In an interview on The Woj Pod, Holmgren had this to say when he was asked about his injury:

"Loneliness is a good word that describes somewhat of the situation... You certainly feel disconnected, disconnected from the team, from a lot of people. I was there in a new city trying to get acclimated to everything, on top of that I am not traveling with the team now, I have to take doctor visits, and I have surgery and this and that."

Chet Holmgren

Now in his official rookie season a year later, Holmgren proved he was worth the number two overall pick. He put up 16.5 points per game, 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists, all while shooting 53 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point land.

Chet also starred on the defensive end, finishing second in the NBA in blocks with 190.

His season was good enough for him to finish second in Rookie of the Year voting behind Spurs big man Victor Wembanyama.

During his first appearance in the playoffs, Holmgren’s production did not see much of a decline and, now with some postseason experience under his belt, the best is still to come from the Minnesota native.

If he is able to stay healthy and build up some more strength, it seems clear that Holmgren is going to be a cornerstone piece on this up-and-coming OKC Thunder team for many years to come.