Updated on 7/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
Professional Team: Adelaide
Classification: International ‘02
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 14
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
2021 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 6 by the Oklahoma City Thunder
Solid scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Adept at collecting steals
Needs to improve his shooting
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
May lack an elite first step off the dribble
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Unselfish to a fault
Can have lapses defensively
Josh Giddey is a smart, skilled point forward that can run the team at the point or play off the ball. He can score the basketball in a variety of ways, and his offensive skills and versatility can certainly help an NBA team at the next level. He is currently playing well in the NBL right now, and he currently projects to go in the mid first round range in the 2021 draft.
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