|Full Name||Josh Giddey|
|Date of Birth||October 10, 2002|
|Birth Place||Melbourne, Australia|
Josh Giddey is an American professional basketball player who plays as a Point Guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA. He is currently playing his 1st season and has been the youngest player to score three triple-doubles as a Rookie. He was selected by the Thunders as the Sixth overall choice in the 2021 NBA Draft. In 2022, he was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. At the age of 19 years, 84 days, Giddey is the youngest player in NBA history to ever post a triple-double.
Giddey was raised in Yarraville and went to St Kevin's College from years 7 to 10 in Melbourne. Thereafter he went to the NBA Global Academy, a training academy at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra, and from there he first made into the NBL and played for the Adelaide 36ers and was the first Australian who was part of the league.
In April 2019, Giddey averaged 20 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 6 assists per game at the Australian Under-18 Championships. He was the first Australian to score a triple-double in NBL history and was the leading scorer for his team throughout the season thus, was named the NBL rookie of the year award. After 1 year with the Adelaide 36ers Giddey was drafted into the NBA and since then he played for the OKC Thunder.
Josh Giddey started his professional career a year before declaring for the NBA draft. He signed a deal with the Adelaide 36ers at the age of just 17. He recorded back-to-back triple-doubles, making him the youngest Australian in NBL history to accomplish both feats. Giddey was selected as the NBL Rookie of the Year with an average of 10.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per game.
He had an average of 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game in his debut season with the Thunder. However, he shot just 41.9% from the field, including 26.3% from 3-point range, and 70.9% from the free-throw line, much below the league average. Thus, he claimed four consecutive Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards.
As he was getting experience in the league in the 2022 season he surpassed the LeMolo Ball record for the youngest player to ever score a triple-double scoring 17 points, 14 assists, and 13 rebounds. He can’t continue his dominance in the league and was ruled out for the remaining season due to his hip soreness.
On January 15, Giddey led Oklahoma City to a 112-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets while scoring a season-high 28 points, grabbing 9 rebounds, and dishing out 9 assists.
|NBA All-Rookie Second Team||2022||Detroit Pistons|
|NBL Rookie of the year||2021||Detroit Pistons|
He scored 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists being the first Australian to ever record a triple-double in the NBL.
Giddey had 17 points, 14 assists, and 13 rebounds against the Dallas Mavericks to become the youngest player to ever score a triple-double in NBA history.
Giddey is one of only four players in NBA history to have at least 1,000 points, 700 rebounds, and 500 assists in their first 100 games of a career, joining Luka Doncic, Ben Simmons, and Grant Hill.
American point guard for the Detroit Pistons in the NBA was born to Warrick and Kim Giddey in 2002. Warrick plays basketball professionally and was a player for the Melbourne Tigers in Australia. Kim plays in the Women's National Basketball League games for the Tigers. Hannah, his sister, plays basketball for the Oklahoma Oral Roberts Golden Eagles. and later competed for Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, during the 2022–23 season.
Josh Giddey, a guard for the OKC Thunder, is the son of Warrick Giddey. Warrick used to play basketball professionally, His NBL career spanned 1987 through 2002.
Warrick played for the Melbourne Tigers and the Illawarra Hawks during his career. He had better success playing for the Tigers, joining the team in 1993 and 1997 to win two championships. Warrick's dream was also to play in the NBA but wasn't able to fulfill it. After his retirement, he has been the women's team's head coach for the Melbourne Tigers since February 4, 2022.
The 6 feet 8-inch Australian guard of the Oklahoma city Thunder has a net worth of $1 million and is currently the 4th best-paid athlete for the OKC. According to ESPN's Nick DePaula, Josh Giddey has reportedly secured a multiyear endorsement deal with Nike for shoes and clothing.
After playing for the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL league Giddey was drafted as the sixth overall choice to the Oklahoma City Thunder and signed a four-year rookie deal for $27.2 million. His starting pay for the team's inaugural season is $5.9 million. For the seasons 2022–2023 and 2023–2024, this is expected to rise to $6.3 million and $6.5 million, respectively.
Australian guard Josh Giddey plays for the OKC Thunder and was selected sixth overall in the 2021 draft. He frequently switches out his Kobes depending on the situation. He has been donning the Kobe 6s the most this season.
The Thunder selected him as the sixth overall choice in the NBA draft 2021. Giddey, who accomplished the feat at the age of 19 years, and 84 days, is the youngest player in NBA history to achieve a triple-double.
The point guard for the OKC Thunder, Giddey, suffered an ankle injury against the Timberwolves recently and will be sidelined for a while.
At the young age of 19 years and 84 days last season, Giddey became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double when he achieved so against the Dallas Mavericks.
Jalen Green was reported as 6'8" (2.03m) tall and weighs about 98 kg (216 lb). And Giddey just plays the position of the point guard.