Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic Issues Hilarious Statement On Thunder’s Chet Holmgren

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After the Denver Nuggets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 29, two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic issued a hilarious statement on Chet Holmgren.

“He’s a really talented guy, but this is his first year,” Jokic said about Holmgren. “He’s still learning everything: the game, how quick it is, where is (he at) an advantage, where is (he at) a disadvantage. I think he needs experience. I think he needs to be a little bit fatter, to be honest. But yes, he has a talent that is unique.”

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Holmgren is one of the skinniest players in the NBA. He’s listed at 195 pounds on Basketball Reference. The rookie will need to put on more weight and muscle as his career moves along.

Holmgren finished with 19 points and four rebounds against the Nuggets while shooting 7-of-12 from the field, 1-of-4 from beyond the arc and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. The 21-year-old, who missed his entire rookie season with a foot injury, is averaging 15.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.3 blocks through his first three NBA games.

Meanwhile, Jokic continues to play like the best player in the NBA. He had 28 points, 14 rebounds and five assists versus the Thunder while shooting 12-of-16 overall, 1-of-2 from 3 and 3-of-3 from the foul line. The Nuggets are undefeated on the young season, with Jokic averaging 26.3 points, 13.0 rebounds and 7.7 assists.

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Denver (3-0) looks motivated to win another title, while Oklahoma City (2-1) appears ready to make the playoffs for the first time since 2020.

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