We don’t talk much about him, but Josh Giddey is making a very serious place in the league’s history books. The Australian rookie even integrated an ultra-closed club that had only two members, including LeBron James! It ranks you the level of the guy!
With a record of 6 wins for 12 losses, the Thunder made a start well beyond expectations, analysts predicting a very complicated season. However, Mark Daigneault’s men are not yet strong enough to win all their choppy matches, despite two successes against the Lakers. As a result, the arrival of Rudy Gobert’s Jazz ended in a defeat (110-104), the latter being simply too strong for them.
Still, Oklahoma’s Young Wolves didn’t make it easy for Mormons, starting with the Luguentz Dort – Josh Giddey duo. The former was the game’s leading scorer with 27 units, while the rookie was ultra-complete with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. An impressive stats sheet, especially since it allowed him to join a very selective club. In fact, he’s even only the third all-time player to make his debut!
Josh Giddey as versatile as LeBron and LaMelo Ball
Great stat from @NBA_AU:
Josh Giddey, LaMelo Ball and LeBron James are the only teenagers in NBA history to reach 100 assists and 100 rebounds in their first 20 games.
— Brandon Rahbar (@BrandonRahbar) November 25, 2021
Josh Giddey, LaMelo Ball and LeBron James are the only young players in NBA history to accumulate 100 assists and 100 rebounds in their first 20 games.
This inspires confidence in the Australian, who is already establishing himself as a very good pick in 6th position. With him, OKC can see far, the youngster running at 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists per game since his debut. A Swiss Army knife at heart with real shooting potential, as evidenced by his 8/15 shooting against Utah (3/4 distance). If he continues like this, he could quickly become an indisputable holder … On the spot or elsewhere.
What do LaMelo Ball and LeBron have in common? They both finished Rookie of the Year. We can only wish Josh Giddey to take the same path! Maybe he can spruce up Oklahoma City’s image a bit.