If you were watching Thursday night’s Summer League game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers you were probably thinking two things.
Firstly, you were probably thinking just how great Josh Giddey is.
Secondly, you were definitely wondering why he’s even playing in the Summer League.
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Giddey, who was one of the best rookies in the NBA last season, was back on the court for his team during the Summer League matchup and he was looking fantastic yet again.
His greatness was on full display during the opening quarter, when Giddey put some hurt on the 76ers with a wicked dunk that knocked one player from Philly on his backside.
Giddey is quickly becoming one of the most exciting, impressive, and promising young players in the league.
And he’s about to start only his second year in the association.
Good Golly, Giddey
His dunk on Thursday night was shameless and fantastic to watch – but it’s just a taste of what Giddey is capable of.
In his first season, the Australian guard put up 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.4 assists.
He also broke the NBA record for the youngest player to post back-to-back triple-doubles as well as the first teenager in NBA history with a triple-double at the historic Madison Square Garden.
So if he is so good why is he wasting his time in Summer League games that ultimately don’t matter?
Probably because he just loves playing the game and wants to warm up in the months ahead of the new season.
Or maybe the coaching staff wants him to find camaraderie and rhythm with the new recruits on the team.
Whatever the reason, it might not make total sense but watching Giddey in the Summer League sure is fun.