Josh Giddey

Josh Giddey

21-Year-Old GuardG
Oklahoma City Thunder
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Giddey is heading into his third season after putting up career highs of 16.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.9 free-throw attempts and 48.2 percent shooting from the field in 2022-23. Following his rookie season, where he proved to be a versatile offensive talent, Giddey doubled down on his reputation with 28 double-doubles and four triple-doubles in his sophomore campaign. He dropped a career-high 31 points on two occasions, once with 31 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists, and a second time with 31 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. He also had 16 games with more than 10 rebounds, peaking at a high of 17, in an outing where he also logged 27 points and seven assists. Giddey will continue to be a critical part of the rising Thunder squad and will likely remain the team's top distributor, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jalen Williams and Chet Holmgren will take up most of the shots. Giddey should still find a way to contribute at least 15 points per game thanks to his efficient scoring at close range and his three-point shooting that showed good improvement from the previous season. If he can continue improving his long-distance efficiency, Giddey will round out his offensive arsenal and appeal as a true multi-level scoring threat. On the other hand, the Australian forward shot a modest 73.1 percent from the foul line, which stands out as an attainable area for improvement that can help boost his scoring totals without even needing to take any more shots in the offense. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $12.28 million contract with the Thunder in August of 2021. Thunder exercised $6.59 million team option for 2023-24 in October of 2022. Thunder exercised $8.35 million team option for 2024-25 in October of 2023.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Joshua Giddey was born in Melbourne, Australia in October of 2002. He is the son of Warrick and Kim Giddey. Both Warrick and Kim played professional basketball in Australia. Josh's sister, Hannah, has played college basketball at Oral Roberts. For prep school, Giddey attended St. Kevin's College in Melbourne. In April of 2019, the versatile guard led VIC Metro to the Australian Under-18 Championship title. Also in 2019, Giddey was named an All-Star Five after leading his team to gold at the FIBA Under-17 Oceania Championship. In January of 2020, Giddey earned the MVP trophy at the Torneo Junior Ciutat de L'Hospitalet in Barcelona, Spain, where he also led his team to the tournament title. In February of 2020, Giddey made his debut for the Australian national team at FIBA Asia Cup qualification. In March of 2020, instead of committing to an American college team, Giddey signed a professional contract with the Adelaide 36ers of the NBL in Australia. The signing was part of the NBL's "Next Stars" program, which is committed to developing NBA draft prospects. In 28 games with the 36ers, Giddey averaged 10.9 points, 7.3 boards and a league-best 7.6 assists per contest. In April of 2021, Giddey declared for the NBA Draft and was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the sixth overall pick.

Another disappointing effort
GOklahoma City Thunder
February 10, 2024
Giddey totaled 11 points (3-14 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists and one steal across 23 minutes during Saturday's 146-111 loss to the Mavericks.
ANALYSIS
Giddey continues to struggle, playing fewer than 28 minutes for the 10th time in the past 11 games. Despite remaining in the starting lineup, the young Australian often finds himself on the bench to close games. He remains a borderline 12-team asset, but the impending arrival of Gordon Hayward could change things moving forward.
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How does Josh Giddey compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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True Shooting %
52.0%
 
Effective Field Goal %
49.4%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
28.5%
 
Free Throw Rate
14.0%
 
Offensive Rebound %
6.4%
 
Defensive Rebound %
20.5%
 
Total Rebound %
13.8%
 
Assist %
24.6%
 
Steal %
1.1%
 
Block %
1.9%
 
Turnover %
11.2%
 
Usage %
22.6%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
27.0
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.1
 
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Three-point stagnation
GOklahoma City Thunder
September 4, 2023
Giddey scored 19.4 points per game on 54.2 percent shooting at the FIBA World Cup, but he went just 2-for-12 from deep across five starts. He also chipped in 5.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game.
ANALYSIS
Giddey's lack of shooting success is unfortunate, but the unwillingness he displayed when given quality looks from beyond the arc is truly alarming. Perhaps he simply wasn't super comfortable in Australia's offense, despite strong overall numbers. The 20-year-old climbed to 32.5 percent shooting on 3.1 threes per game last season with Oklahoma City, but his floor spacing remains a critical aspect of his development.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2021
Despite taking managers through the rookie roller coaster of ups and downs, Giddey rounded into form toward the end and compiled a successful rookie campaign with the Thunder. In his first 30 games (October through December), he averaged 10.8 points on 39/25/65 shooting, 7.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 30.2 minutes. But the new year brought about new efficiency. In his 24 games in 2022, he averaged 14.5 points on 45/28/78 shooting, 8.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists in 33.4 minutes. Giddey exhibited tremendous upside as a passer as a 19-year-old, though his 47.8 true shooting percentage was awful and tracked with the pre-draft concerns that he may never be a great scorer. He had a heavy diet of floaters, with 33 percent of his shot attempts coming between 4-14 feet from the rim. Encouragingly, he hit 45 percent of those looks, and his improved free-throw percentage as the year wore on sparks some hope that he can consistently nail threes. Giddey should make strides this season while sharing playmaking responsibilities with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. His ceiling is only so high while sharing a team with someone as talented as Gilgeous-Alexander, but SGA's ability off the ball benefits Giddey's usage. Giddey ranked 95th in per-game production last season, so fantasy managers should undoubtedly look to draft him sooner this year.
For an 18-year-old in need of seasoning at the NBA level, Giddey is in an excellent spot to develop. But for the immediate future, Giddey may have difficulty gaining relevance in most fantasy leagues. He comes over from Australia with a diverse stat profile - 10.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.1 steals in the NBL last season - but he'll have to contend for touches with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort and a host of other young players the Thunder are looking to develop. We didn't get a great look at Giddey in Summer League, as he rolled his ankle early in his first game and played just six total minutes. As a poor shooter (29.3% 3PT; 69.1% FT) with a thin frame, Giddey doesn't project to have a major off-ball impact. He'll likely be eased into action early on, with his best chance for fantasy relevance coming later in the season if the Thunder deal some key players or embrace a full-on tank, as was the case over the second half of 2020-21.
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Erupts for 24 points
GOklahoma City Thunder
February 5, 2024
Giddey accumulated 24 points (9-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, six assists and two blocks over 41 minutes during Sunday's 135-127 double-overtime victory over the Raptors.
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Struggles again Wednesday
GOklahoma City Thunder
February 1, 2024
Giddey had eight points (2-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and one block over 25 minutes during Wednesday's 105-100 victory over Denver.
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Comes close to double-double
GOklahoma City Thunder
January 29, 2024
Giddey produced 12 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and one block across 27 minutes during Sunday's 120-104 loss to the Pistons.
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Quiet in win
GOklahoma City Thunder
January 24, 2024
Giddey amassed seven points (3-6 FG, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 111-109 win over the Trail Blazers.
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Nears triple-double in win
GOklahoma City Thunder
January 19, 2024
Giddey recorded 20 points (8-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, six assists and one steal in 30 minutes during Thursday's 134-129 win over Utah.
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