On Wednesday night, Giddey landed this third-straight triple-double, which means that he now stands alongside Oscar Robertson as only the second rookie in NBA history to record a triple-double in three consecutive games.
Because of this, there are now many calling on Giddey to be named Rookie of the Year at this season’s end.
Updated NBA Rookie of the Year ladder, via @NBA:
1.) Evan Mobley
2.) Scottie Barnes
3.) Josh Giddey
4.) Cade Cunningham
5.) Franz Wagner
6.) Ayo Dosunmu
7.) Herbert Jones
8.) Chris Duarte
9.) Jonathan Kuminga
10.) Jalen Suggs
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 16, 2022
The latest numbers suggest that he’s gaining ground in the Rookie of the Year race.
There has been a lot of talk about him all year but it’s never been as loud as it is now.
Superstar In The Making
There are a lot of great rookies in the NBA this year but few are as impressive as Giddey.
He’s the Western Conference’s best rookie and is giving Thunder fans reason to believe and to be excited about the team’s future.
Giddey is averaging 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.4 assists a game but those numbers don’t truly reflect the young man’s ability.
The NBA’s Rookie of the Year should be someone who made a huge impact on his team – and the entire league – despite their short amount of time playing professional ball.
That is exactly what Giddey has done.
The Thunder are still are a long way from being Finals contenders but there is no doubt that Giddey is exactly the sort of player the team wants to build itself around.
Not only should Giddey be in contention for Rookie of the Year but after the week he’s had he should be the frontrunner right now.