Josh Giddey’s rookie season is formally over, his coach on the Oklahoma City Thunder has confirmed.
A hip damage has dominated Aussie NBA star Josh Giddey out for the rest of his rookie season.
The damage has saved the 19-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder guard from taking to the courtroom since late February and on Sunday (AEDT), his coach confirmed he had performed his final recreation for the season.
“It’s a tricky injury that’s a little unpredictable,” stated coach Mark Daigneault of the Aussie’s damage.
“I would not say it met or didn’t meet an expectation. We didn’t really have an expectation.”
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The curtain could have come down on his season prematurely however Giddey achieved extra in his first NBA marketing campaign than most.
Having caught the attention of basketball pundits enjoying for the NBL’s Adelaide 36ers final season, the Thunder chosen Giddey with choose six of the newest NBA draft.
Before lengthy, the aspect was getting its cash’s value out of the younger Aussie.
In January, Giddey turned the youngest participant in NBA historical past to report a triple double, after which the second, third and fourth youngest by posting three extra.
He’s additionally the primary rookie in additional than half a century to report triple doubles in three consecutive video games.
Giddey was named Western Conference Rookie Of The Month for 4 consecutive months between November and February and was additionally chosen to participate in All Star Weekend.
Since enjoying within the Rising Stars mini-tournament, Giddey has featured in just one recreation because of his damage.
The Thunder has struggled in Giddey’s absence, successful solely three of 14 video games between his first recreation out and information he wouldn’t return this season.
Oklahoma City is hoping to win back-to-back video games for the primary time because the first week of February when it meets the Denver Nuggets on Sunday (AEDT).
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