Chet Holmgren, Jaden Ivey among 14 rookies to sign with Nike


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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren and Detroit Pistons guard Jaden Ivey on Friday were among 14 rookies to sign endorsement contracts with Nike, the apparel company announced.

Holmgren and Ivey, as top-five picks, were viewed as top targets for apparel companies as each player projects to have a bright future in the NBA. They both have worn Nike shoes in the past and will continue to do so after opting to sign with the Swoosh.

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Nike had a busy signing period with the incoming rookie class after coming to terms with 12 other first-year players. They signed 12 first-round picks and two second-round picks for the 2022-23 season after a relatively quiet class over the past few years because of the pandemic.

Here are the 14 rookies that signed with Nike this season.

Chet Holmgren, Oklahoma City Thunder

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AP Photo/Jeff Swinger

Draft Pick: 2nd

Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons

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Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Pick: 5th

Shaedon Sharpe, Portland Trail Blazers

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Pick: 7th

Jeremy Sochan, San Antonio Spurs

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Pick: 9th

Jalen Duren, Detroit Pistons

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Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Pick: 13th

Ochai Agbaji, Utah Jazz

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Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Pick: 14th

AJ Griffin, Atlanta Hawks

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Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images

Draft Pick: 16th

Tari Eason, Houston Rockets

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Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Draft Pick: 17th

David Roddy, Memphis Grizzlies

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Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Pick: 23rd

Wendell Moore Jr., Minnesota Timberwolves

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Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Pick: 26th

Patrick Baldwin Jr., Golden State Warriors

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Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images

Draft Pick: 28th

TyTy Washington Jr., Houston Rockets

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Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Pick: 29th

Andrew Nembhard, Indiana Pacers

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Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Pick: 31st

Jaden Hardy, Dallas Mavericks

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Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Pick: 37th

Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire



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