Player Profile

Josh Giddey

Josh Giddey

Oklahoma City Thunders Point guard / shooting guard

Nationality :Australian
Date Of Birth :10 October 2002
Height :6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight :216 lb (98 kg)

Josh Giddey, an NBA player with the Oklahoma City Thunder since the organization selected him in 2021, is an Australian.

Quick Facts

PositionPoint guard/shooting guard
LeagueNBA
Born10 October 2002 (age 20)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight216 lb (98 kg)
High school
  • St Kevin’s College
    (Melbourne, Victoria)
  • Lake Ginninderra
    (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
NBA draft2021: 1st round, 6th overall pick
Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder
Playing career2020–present

Josh Giddey Biography, Early Life

Josh Giddey, an NBA player with the Oklahoma City Thunder since the organization selected him in 2021, is an Australian.

The NBA considers the young sensation from Australia to be a highly gifted basketball player.

Since his rookie season, the shooting guard for the Thunder has established a strong reputation in the NBA.Giddey achieved the triple-double at the earliest age in NBA history.

In his first 100 games of professional play, Josh became one of four players to score 1,000 points, grab 700 rebounds and dish out 500 assists.

On January 10, 2023, I will be playing with Luca Doni, Ben Simmons, and Grant Hill against the Miami Heat.

Josh Giddey Education

  • St Kevin’s College
    (Melbourne, Victoria)
  • Lake Ginninderra
    (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

Josh Giddey’s Age, Height, And Weight

Josh Giddey’s age is 20 years old. He stands at a height of 6 feet 8 inches and weighs around 98 Kg. His hair color is black and his hair color is black.

Career

On October 10, 2002, Joshua Giddey, better known by his stage name Josh Giddey, was born in Melbourne, Australia.

He attended St Kevin’s College in Melbourne as a student and quickly rose to prominence as an Australian basketball player.

After that, he joined the NBA Global Academy, a Canberra-based basketball training facility. He pursued his education at the UC Senior Secondary College, Lake Ginninderra, in addition to his training at the school.

Giddey competed for Australia in the under-18 championships in 2019. In each game, he averaged 20 points, 6 assists, and 8.3 rebounds. His strong performances helped VIC Metro win the championship.

Giddey assisted the NBA Global Academy in 2020 in winning the Torneo Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet championship in Barcelona. For the same, Giddey received the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

The same year in Chicago, he also took part in Basketball Without Borders. The Australian youth was selected for the camp’s All-Star team.

Giddey was taken by the Thunder in the NBA Draft shortly after that, in 2021.

Josh Giddey plays for Oklahoma City(Northwest Team)

In March 2020, Giddey committed to play with the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League (NBL).

Josh Giddey made himself available for the 2021 NBA Draft at the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the team selected him in July of that year.

On August 8, 2021, Giddey penned a contract with the Thunder. Unfortunately, he injured his ankle that day, just after making his NBA Summer League debut.

In order to prevent further harm, the Australian shooting guard was forced to withdraw from the remainder of the competition.

Giddey ultimately made his NBA debut in October 2021. He made 10 rebounds, had 3 assists, and scored 4 points. This occurred, nevertheless, in a defeat to the Utah Jazz.

He recorded his first double-double on October 27, 2021, when he beat the Lakers with 18 points and 10 assists.

He now has the third-youngest record for players with over ten assists in a game.

In the league, Giddey added another double-double. His triple-double in January 2022 made him the NBA’s youngest player ever to accomplish the feat.

Josh Giddey, an NBA rookie from Australia, created history by recording a triple-double. He accomplished this, making history as the NBA’s youngest player to do so.

Josh led the Thunder in scoring with 17 points, 14 assists, and 13 rebounds in a win over the Dallas Mavericks. Giddey played a fantastic performance, but the Thunder fell to the Mavericks in the game.

The former record holder for the youngest player to record a triple-double was LaMelo Ball. Ball accomplished this benchmark at the age of 191 days.

By setting this record at 19 years, 84 days, Giddey passed Ball.

This record was twice broken in a single year. In January of the previous year, Ball had established this record.

Recent Career

Giddey made history by joining Luka Doncic, Ben Simmons, and Grant Hill as the only players to reach 1,000 points, 700 rebounds, and 500 assists in their first 100 games of their careers.

On January 10, 2023, he accomplished this while competing against the Miami Heat.

Josh made three-pointers in a victory over the Trailblazers on March 26.

He hit the difficult 3-pointers off the dribble and made at least one triple in 11 of the team’s last 12 games.

Over 35 minutes, the shooting guard finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal.

On March 25, in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers that was lost, he had one of his best performances with 27 points, 17 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block.

Giddey finished the game with a game-high +14 plus-minus and shooting 12-24 from the field (50%) and 2-6 from 3-point range.

With their recent game plays, Josh and Jalen Williams have significantly contributed to OKC’s comeback to the playoffs.

Josh walked into history on January 10th, 2023 during a game against the Miami Heat.

Along with Luka Doni, Ben Simmons, and Grant Hill, he was the fourth player to reach those milestones in their first 100 career games.

In 2019, Giddey represented Australia’s National Team in the FIBA under-17 Oceania Championship.

With a brilliant performance, Oklahoma’s shooting guard helped his team win the gold medal and was also selected for the tournament’s All-Star Five.

He earned his Australian basketball senior national team debut in 2020.

Since Ben Simmons himself in 2013, Giddey was the youngest player to start for Australia’s national team.

Josh Giddey’s Net Worth

In 2023, Josh Giddey’s net worth is predicted to be between $1 million and $5 million.

Gidde’s earnings from his NBA career make up the majority of his total income.

Josh signed the richest rookie deal with Oklahoma for four years, and $27.21 million, with a salary of $6.2 million for the 2022–2023 season

Josh Giddey has a $12 million deal with the Thunder that runs through 2023.

But it is certain that this value will significantly rise in the future season. It is a result of his formal NBA contract and the up to this point performance.

His income would be sufficient to determine how opulent his lifestyle would be. Giddey is frequently depicted driving opulent vehicles in news articles and on social media.

Josh Giddey Wife or Girlfriend

The personal life of Josh Giddey is not well-known. He isn’t married, and he doesn’t have any kids either.

Giddey grew up with his parents, who also served as an inspiration for him to take up basketball. Warrick Giddey, his father, was also a seasoned basketball player.

In Australia, Warrick spent a lot of time playing with the Melbourne Tigers. For the APS competition, Warrick served as the head coach at St. Kevin’s College.

To assist and support Josh in the NBA, his father gave up his position as a coach.

Kim Giddey, Giddey’s mother, was a basketball player as well. She participated in Women’s National Basketball League games for the Tigers.

Hannah Giddey is another sibling of Giddey. For the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, she was a forward.

Hannah is now a senior athlete with Southern Nazarene University Athletics.

FAQ

When was Josh Giddey born?

Josh Giddey was born on 10 October 2002.

What is Josh Giddey’s height and weight?

Josh Giddey stands at a height of 6 feet 8 inches and weighs around 98 Kg.

How old is Josh Giddey?

Josh Giddey age is 20 years old today.

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