Quantcast
Connect with us

Josh Giddey selected by Thunder with No. 6 pick in 2021 NBA Draft

Josh Giddey, NBA Draft, Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder officially welcome Australian guard Josh Giddey as their No. 6 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Giddey bring his talents over to Oklahoma City after a terrific campaign with the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League in his home country of Australia. In his lone season with Adelaide, Giddey put up averages of 10.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 1.1 steals, while also shooting 42.7 percent from the field. That was a statement before the 2021 NBA draft. OKC brass noticed.

At 6-f00t-8, the 19-year old has great size for a guard, always making him an interesting 2021 NBA Draft prospect. Perhaps Giddey’s greatest strength is his passing and his ability to impact the game with his playmaking. *Team* fans will undoubtedly enjoy seeing him on their squad. He is incredibly fun to watch with his creativity on the open floor and should instantly bring a lot of excitement to *team city*.

Josh Giddey always keeps his head up in transition and should be able to reward his teammates who run and find their spots on the break. The Australian is also able to find holes in the defense by delivering pinpoint passes to cutters. He has also shown flashes of great decision-making on the pick-and-roll, one of the staple plays in the NBA.

Despite not being the fastest and most athletic guy out there in the 2021 NBA draft, Josh Giddey can still handle the ball in transition and has also shown that he can finish the break himself.

His 29.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc may sway teams away. Likewise, he doesn’t have the smoothest of strokes and will likely need to polish that up when he gets to the NBA. He could definitely still improve his mechanics as he gains more reps and trains with NBA-level shooting coaches. Nonetheless, the Thunder and Sam Presti were clearly intrigued enough by Josh Giddey to select him in the 2021 NBA Draft.