Chet vs. Wemby: Is the NBA Rookie of the Year race heating up?

Chet vs. Wemby: Is the NBA Rookie of the Year race heating up?

Heard Thundering with Brett Dawson: Is the NBA’s premier newcomer award still Holmgren’s to lose, or is Victor Wembanyama making his push? Round Three goes down Wednesday night in San Antonio.

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

| Jan 24, 2024, 11:38am CST

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

Jan 24, 2024, 11:38am CST

It’s only January and the online discussion of the NBA Rookie of the Year race already is exhausting. To cut through all the side-choosing, Matthew Tynan — who’s covered the Spurs and the NBA at SB Nation, Bleacher Report and The Athletic and now writes about San Antonio at matthewtynan.substack.com  — joins me to talk rationally about Chet Holmgren, Victor Wembanyama and whether playing on a good team matters more than putting up big numbers. 

Show highlights

18:04: How Chet and Wemby react to comparisons

23:36: Can this turn into a rivalry?

42:44 Who would you rather have?

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

Social media team: Michael Martin, Bobby Martin

Director of Content: Mike Sherman

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Brett Dawson, the Thunder beat writer at Sellout Crowd, has covered basketball for more than 20 seasons at the pro and college levels. He previously worked the Thunder beat at The Oklahoman and The Athletic and also has covered the New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers and L.A. Clippers. He’s covered college programs at Louisville, Illinois and Kentucky, his alma mater. He taught sports journalism for a year at the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism. You can reach him at [email protected] or find him sipping a stout or an IPA at one of Oklahoma City’s better breweries.

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