Patrick Beverley Instantly Knows Chet Holmgren Is The Real Deal
The Thunder are facing a great start to this season, with their record at 11-6, which puts them fourth in the Western Conference. While this may be in huge thanks to Gilgeous-Alexander’s efforts, Holmgren is also adding value to the team, especially as a rookie.
However, Beverley thinks he’s sneakily dominant.
“He played well. It didn’t feel as dominant but it was dominant.”Patrick Beverley
Undeniably, the 25-year-old point guard takes the spotlight during these plays. However, the rookie still gets good looks and deserves the recognition that the Sixer gives.
Even more, Holmgren showed the 35-year-old respect, which he appreciated.
“Because you so worried about Shai, you forget, you look up like, ‘Damn, Chet Got 25 what the f–k?’ He showed love after the game. Hell yeah, I like him. I like his game too.”Patrick Beverley
Ultimately, he had to ask the 25-year-old Thunder guard if Holmgren was the real deal. Gilgeous-Alexander confirms Beverley’s thoughts on the 21-year-old.
“But I had to ask Shai about him. ‘He the real deal, Shai?’ He like, ‘Nah Pat, he is a N—a.’ Welcome to the militia my boy.”Patrick Beverley
This cemented his respect and admiration for the Thunder’s new big man.
Holmgren Is Performing Out Of His Mind
In the rookie’s first season in the league, he’s averaged 17.9 points, eight rebounds and 2.7 assists. This is quite the entrance into the NBA and is assumedly only going to go up the older and wiser he gets.
This season is looking good for the Thunder, as almost all their wins are landslides. Meanwhile, their losses are mostly close games, with only one match being one-sided.
This was their third game in the season, which was against the reigning NBA champions, the Denver Nuggets. They fell 128-95.