NBA Draft prospect hiding medicals to manipulate the draft

With the 2022 NBA draft on the horizon, more and more rumors are circulating about possible lottery picks. One lottery pick addressing potentially troublesome rumors is Gonzaga Bulldogs center Chet Holmgren.

As one of the top picks for the 2022 NBA draft, Holmgren has always had to face some scrutiny during the drafting process.

With him coming with more red flags than other centers like Jalen Duren, potential concerns become more serious.

Now, rumors surrounding Chet Holmgren are drug related. According to Matt Babcock, Sr. NBA Draft Analyst for Basketball News, Holmgren has not provided most teams with medical care and has not performed heart screening.

“I’ve also heard that Chet Holmgren hasn’t shared his medical info with the teams (at least most of them) and hasn’t done the NBA’s heart screening. This could indicate that his agents are attempting to tamper with the draft and direct it to a specific location.”

Completing and releasing medical information is critical for some teams in the NBA draft. Some franchises remove a player from their board for failing to complete medical screening.

Players and agents are aware that some teams work this way, so something nefarious could happen. As Babcock hints and Alex Kennedy tweets, Holmgren and his team could be trying to manipulate things.

“I’ve also heard that Chet Holmgren hasn’t shared his medical info with the teams (at least most of them) and hasn’t done the NBA’s heart screening. That could indicate that his agents are trying to manipulate the draft and direct it to a specific spot.” basketballnews.com/stories/2022-n…

“I’ve also heard that Chet Holmgren hasn’t shared his medical info with the teams (at least most of them) and hasn’t done the NBA’s heart screening. That could indicate that his agents are trying to manipulate the draft and direct it to a specific spot.” basketballnews.com/stories/2022-n…

While Holmgren might have a reason for not making his medical info available to most teams, things aren’t looking good for a red-flagged player. If Holmgren has provided medics to the teams, which he believes will call him up, that might not be an issue.

If the teams that have his medicine decide to go in a different direction, it could be a long night for Chet Holmgren.

Chet Holmgren’s potential medical red flags could cost him during the NBA draft.

While it's still a near-guaranteed lottery pick, medical red flags could be huge during the draft.
While it’s still a near-guaranteed lottery pick, medical red flags could be huge during the draft.

Despite the rumors of possible medical warnings for Chet Holmgren, it doesn’t appear to be an issue for his draft status just yet. However, if the teams that have Holmgren’s medicine fall out of love with him, draft night could go badly.

If prospects rise or fall beyond their bogus forecast, it has little to do with their talent. That has already been evaluated. It is based on medical, character insights and/or training sessions. #NBA Draft

If prospects rise or fall beyond their bogus forecast, it has little to do with their talent. That has already been evaluated. It is based on medical, character insights and/or training sessions. #NBA Draft

While medical concerns aren’t the only reason a player gets drafted in the NBA, it’s significant. During the design process, several good players felt the effects of poor medical care or lack of medical care.

The same with @CarisLeVert. Many medical NBA (Not the Nets) guys told GMs they wouldn’t even draft LeVert because of his recurring ankle problems. Nets took him in 20th place. twitter.com/SIChrisMannix/…

Going forward, any GM who is told a player is medically red flagged must show the video of MPJ’s medical staff and tell them they’d better be reassured that a serious injury is threatening a teenager’s career.

Going forward, any GM who is told a player is medically red flagged must show the video of MPJ’s medical staff and tell them they’d better be reassured that a serious injury is threatening a teenager’s career.

The same with @CarisLeVert. Many medical NBA (Not the Nets) guys told GMs they wouldn’t even draft LeVert because of his recurring ankle problems. Nets took him in 20th place. twitter.com/SIChrisMannix/…

Ultimately, Chet Holmgren rumors leading up to the NBA draft depend entirely on how teams feel about her. For a team like the Oklahoma City Thunder, the rumors could work in their favor.

OKC Rumors Summary:

Portland want Lu Dort + #12 for #7.

Portland drives trade talks, not OKC.

Chet Holmgren wants to go to OKC.

Chet may be hiding meds so he can go to a favored team.

Paolo could be there for OKC.

Knicks, Wizards and 27 other teams want SGA lol.

OKC rumors summary: Portland wants Lu Dort + #12 for #7.Portland holding trade talks, not OKC. Chet Holmgren wants to go to OKC. Chet may be hiding medics so he can go to a favored team. Paolo could be in the mix for OKC.Knicks, Wizards & 27 other teams want SGA lol.

If actual manipulation occurs, the thunder could take Holmgren to second or possibly even seventh place in a trade.


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