The sixth overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey has put together a spectacular rookie season. In fact, he’s won every single Western Conference Rookie of the Month award of the 2021-22 campaign.
In late February, Giddey was removed from the active lineup with hip soreness. However, that lingered into March as he’s missed more than a month of games to this point.
With just two weeks left in the 2021-22 season, he’s officially being shut down. Thunder coach Mark Daigneault announced on Saturday night that Giddey will miss the remainder of the season with this hip soreness.
Even though he’ll end up missing the last two months of the season, Giddey will almost certainly make one of the NBA All-Rookie teams.
In 54 games this season (all starts) Giddey produced 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists per contest. He became the youngest player in the history of the NBA to notch a triple-double and projects to be among the best players in this class when it’s all said and done.
With the Thunder seeking yet another top pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, another potential star could be joining Giddey in Oklahoma City next season.