NBA Fans Are Upset After The Paolo Banchero-Chet Holmgren Summer League Showdown Is Off

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The Orlando Magic stunned everybody by selecting Paolo Banchero at No. 1 overall. But, he showed every bit why he is the top player with an impressive Summer League debut.

No. 2 pick Chet Holmgren also had a stellar debut, and everybody circled their calendars for the Magic-Thunder game on Monday, July 11.

The battle between Banchero and Holmgren, 1 vs. 2, is what everybody wanted. Unfortunately, that is canceled since the Magic decided to sit Banchero for the remainder of the Summer League.

Chet vs. Paolo is what everybody was waiting for. But it won’t be happening — at least not in Las Vegas. NBA fans aren’t exactly thrilled with this development, either.

Summer League load management is not the business for the fans, but the Magic clearly saw all they needed to. Also, Banchero was limping after the last Summer League contest, so there could also be some reasoning there.

So, it looks like everybody will need to wait until the regular season to see Paolo and Chet face one another. Banchero already got the better of Houston Rockets rookie and No. 3 overall pick Jabari Smith Jr. in the Summer League.

Nonetheless, Paolo Banchero vs. Chet Holmgren was what we all wanted. Sigh. Still, it should make for good television, and Holmgren is a treat to watch.