Updated: May 31
Rookie Season Over for Josh Giddey
Written By: Treal Holland II
Unfortunately, Josh Giddey’s unbelievable rookie season over after he started experiencing hip soreness. Giddey played his last game on February 26.
Oklahoma City Thunder coach Mark Daigneault confirmed on Saturday before the team took on the Denver Nuggets that Giddey (hip soreness) would not play again, having been sidelined since late February.
“It’s a tricky injury that’s a little unpredictable,” Daigneault said.
“I would not say it met or didn’t meet an expectation. We didn’t really have an expectation.”
The Australian took home Western Conference Rookie of the Month (ROTM) four months straight. IN 54 games this season Josh is averaging 12 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists.
He was selected to participate in both the Rising Stars tournament and the Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend.
The 19-year-old had a rookie season for the history books that saw him break several NBA and team records this season that included him becoming the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double.
Hopefully Josh can make a full recovery for next season as he hopes to continue his stellar play on the court next season.