For the most part of the 2021-22 season, Chet Holmgren was considered the best player of his class and was largely expected to go no. 1 in the 2022 NBA Draft. However, come the annual rookie selection, he went to the Oklahoma City Thunder at no. 2.

While everyone wants to be the no. 1 pick, it seems Holmgren wanted to be with the Thunder all along. He admitted as much in his introductory press conference along with the team's other picks, sharing how much he loves the organization.

“Now that I’m here I can officially say this is where I wanted to be. It’s a great city, a great organization and great fans,” Holmgren shared, per Brandon Rahbar of Daily Thunder.

Chet Holmgren also highlighted how he sees himself seamlessly fitting with the roster, especially playing alongside Josh Giddey and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. For the 20-year-old, his ability to space the floor will be pivotal in elevating the Thunder further.

“I feel like I fit in pretty well with them. They're great players… Shai is known as a really good scorer… Josh is a great passer… Just going out there and being a great floor spacer,” Holmgren added, via Clementa Almanza of the Thunder Wire.

The Thunder have a plethora of young talent at their disposal, but there is no doubt Holmgren will immediately get opportunities to showcase what he can do. He figures to be one of the best players in the organization, especially since the franchise looks to build their frontcourt around him, Darius Bazley and Aleksej Pokusevski.