OKLAHOMA CITY - The NBA debut for former Gonzaga Bulldog standout Chet Holmgren will have to wait. According to multiple reports, the seven-footer will miss the entire 2022-23 NBA season with a foot injury.
Holmgren, 20, injured the foot while playing in the 'CrawsOver' Pro-Am event in Seattle last week. On the play, Holmgren was attempting to stop LeBron James on a fastbreak layup attempt, which he did, however he came up limping afterwards.
After multiple tests, the Oklahoma City Thunder confirmed Holmgren will be sidelined for the entirety of the 2022-23 season with a Lisfranc injury.
During his lone season at Gonzaga, Holmgren averaged 14.1 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.7 blocks and 1.9 assists per game while shooting 60.7% from the field and 39% from three-point range.
Other NBA players who showed up in Seattle for the 'CrawsOver' Pro-Am included the aforementioned LeBron James, Celtics Star Jason Tatum, Aaron Gordon, and #1 overall pick in the most recent NBA draft, Seattle native Paolo Banchero.
The pro-am event was ultimately shut down in the second quarter due to wet spots and condensation on the floor making conditions unsafe.