Chet Holmgren, on his performance after a year out injured: "I worked extremely hard last year, day in and day out"

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 at 11:00
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Oklahoma City Thunder’s young power forward Chet Holmgren has stated that players have nothing to be happy about ‘yet’.
The 21-year-old is regarded as one of the most highly-rated young players currently playing in the competition and is one of the primary reasons behind the team’s performances this season.
Holmgren was recently quoted in a report where he stated that the players understand that there is nothing to celebrate yet and further revealed that the responsibility of doing good on the court is being shared by everyone and not just any individual.
“We have to continue focusing on getting better, understanding that the job’s not finished,” he said. “We have nothing to be happy about yet. We haven’t accomplished anything in the grand scheme of things.
“You look around the league, there’s people that have done a lot more than we’ve done. So, we understand that. We know that 54 games doesn’t mean anything. What really means something is what you do after those 54 games and all the way to the end of the season. So, we’re focusing on getting better every single day. And hopefully, that puts us in a good spot.”
“No one person’s most responsible for anything on our team. We have a great group of guys and a great group of leadership on our team. Everybody holds everybody accountable, and everybody starts with themselves, too — making sure that we’re all prioritizing the right things, from winning, getting better, working hard, making smart decisions on and off the court, whatever it might be. We don’t wanna do anything that’s gonna take away from the goal that we’re gonna reach.”
The Thunder are currently placed as the joint leaders in the Northwest Conference along with the Minnesota Timberwolves as they have won 40 matches and suffered just 17 defeats in the process.