Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey and Orlando Magic forward Franz Wagner have been named the NBA Rookies of the Month for December.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey and Orlando Magic forward Franz Wagner have been named the Kia NBA Western and Eastern Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in December. pic.twitter.com/zUXXG86fNs
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) January 4, 2022
Check out highlights from their standout play in December.
Josh Giddey | Oklahoma City Thunder
Giddey continues to lead all rookies in assists per game (6.4 apg) and ranks third in rebounds (7.3 rpg) and is No. 8 in scoring (11.0 ppg). He recently became the youngest player in NBA history to log a triple-double and in December averaged 11.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg and 6.7 apg and amassed three double-doubles.
Gid ‘er done.
Congratulations @joshgiddey on being named Western Conference Rookie of the Month (𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯)! 👏
𝐏𝐓𝐒 𝟏𝟏.𝟖 | 𝐑𝐄𝐁𝐒 𝟕.𝟏 | 𝐀𝐒𝐓 𝟔.𝟕 pic.twitter.com/ZjewUAt2bs
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) January 4, 2022
Franz Wagner | Orlando Magic
Wagner is the No. 1 scorer among rookies (15.9 ppg), ranks third in 3-pointers made (61), 3-point percentage (37%) and No. 8 in rebounding (4.6 rpg). In December, he averaged 19.5 ppg and scored a season-high 38 points in a Dec. 28 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks and scored 20 or more points seven times that month (after logging two such games total before December).
have a month, Franz 🪄
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) January 4, 2022
West: Herbert Jones (New Orleans Pelicans), Davion Mitchell (Sacramento Kings) and Alperen Sengun (Houston Rockets)
East: Scottie Barnes (Toronto Raptors), Cade Cunningham (Detroit Pistons), Chris Duarte (Indiana Pacers), Evan Mobley (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Ömer Yurtseven (Miami Heat)