NBA 2022 mock draft: Worst-case-scenario for the Pistons

Chet Holmgren #34 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Chet Holmgren #34 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /
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Chet Holmgren, Detroit Pistons
Chet Holmgren #34 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

2022 NBA Mock Draft: Pick #2

Center/Forward. 169. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Gonzaga / Houston Rockets. Chet Holmgren. 2. player

Houston gets the second pick again in this simulation and goes with versatile big man Chet Holmgren, who has been on a tear himself.

Holmgren is a seven footer who is shooting 63 percent overall and 45 percent from long range with 3.3 blocks per game.

There are questions about his strength but you can’t deny the skill, nor the fact that he is an absolute game changer at the rim, where he shoots over 70 percent and either blocks or disrupts every shot.

He’s another guy who would be great on the Detroit Pistons, as he would give them the rim protection they lack and would be able to play with or without Isaiah Stewart.

Het would give the Rockets an interesting collection of versatile big men, which seems to be the way the NBA is trending with teams like the Cavaliers going big while everyone else goes small.