Josh Giddey

Updated on 4/6/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 200
Country: Australia
Professional Team: Adelaide
Classification: International ‘02
Birthdate: 10/10/2002

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 13
Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st Round

Pros:
Solid scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Good playmaker
Good rebounder
Adequate defender that can get steals
Solid athlete

Cons:
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

Summary:
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.

Links:
ESPN Draft Profile
RealGM Profile
Tankathon Profile
NBL Profile
NBA Global Academy Profile

Games Scouted:
7/12/19 NBA Global Academy vs. The Skill Factory
1/17/21 Adelaide vs. South East Melbourne
2/23/21 Adelaide vs. South East Melbourne

If you use any portion of this material, please credit NBA Scouting Live.

error: Content is protected !!