Top Stories

Franz Wagner, Josh Giddey named NBA Rookies of the Month

The standout rookies take home the honors for the month of December.

VOTE NOW for your 2022 NBA All-Stars!

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey and Orlando Magic forward Franz Wagner have been named the NBA Rookies of the Month for December.

Check out highlights from their standout play in December.

Josh Giddey | Oklahoma City Thunder

Relive the best plays from Josh Giddey during December.

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.

Season stats | Video box scores

Franz Wagner | Orlando Magic

Relive the best plays from Franz Wagner during December.

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).

Season stats | Video box scores

Other Nominees

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)