OKLAHOMA CITY, May 18, 2022 – Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team for the 2021-22 season, it was announced today by the NBA.
Giddey appeared in 54 games (all starts) this season and averaged 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists on 41.9 percent shooting in 31.5 minutes per game. He led all NBA rookies in assists per game, ranked second in rebounds and seventh in points.
The Australian native became the ninth player since 2000 to earn the first four Rookie of the Month honors and is the 13th player all-time to accomplish the feat since the award’s inception in the 1981-82 season.
Giddey was the only rookie this season to register at least 650 points, 400 rebounds and 300 assists and is the fourth-fastest rookie in NBA history to reach those numbers, doing so in only 53 games, behind Oscar Robertson (40), Alvan Adams (50) and Ben Simmons (52).
Giddey became the youngest player to record a triple-double on Jan. 2 vs. Dallas and owns the top-four youngest triple-double performances in NBA history. His four triple-doubles tied Jason Kidd for the sixth-most triple-doubles by a rookie in NBA history. He recorded three consecutive triple-doubles from Feb. 12 – Feb. 16, joining Oscar Robertson as the only rookies in NBA history to record three straight triple-doubles.
Giddey became the 12th player in Thunder history to be named to a Rising Stars team at the 71st NBA All-Star weekend. He becomes the fourth Thunder player to earn NBA All-Rookie team honors.