Josh Giddey just keeps impressing in 2022.
The Aussie star turned in another big performance in the OKC Thunder’s 122-118 road loss to the Washington Wizards.
He recorded 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting, two triples, six rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 36 minutes as the Thunder just came up short on the night.
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Beyond the box score, Giddey’s passing was again a key highlight, dishing several flashy dimes to set up his teammates all over the court.
“He’s showing you everything now, this is the reason why he was drafted at No. 6 in this past NBA draft,” Wizards commentator and former NBA player Drew Gooden said during the broadcast.
“(He’s) Showing you what he’s capable of doing at such a young age. (He) just turned 19 in October, talk about him being the youngest player to record a triple-double. Right on pace.”
It comes after Giddey earlier this month surpassed LaMelo Ball’s feat to become the youngest player in league history to record a triple-double at 19 years of age and 84 days.
And Giddey (19 years of age and 93 days) was at one stage tracking towards logging the second-youngest game with a triple double to again beat out Ball (19 years, 140 days).
His efforts against Washington drew praise by the basketball world on social media.
The Aussie was named December‘s Western Conference Rookie of the Month after averaging 11.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 10 starts.