Thunder rookie Josh Giddey won’t play any more this season because of soreness in his hip, tweets Oklahoma City reporter Rylan Stiles.
Coach Mark Daigneault made the announcement during a session with reporters before tonight’s game. Giddey hasn’t played since February 24, and Daigneault said the “return-to-play portion” of his rehab process would last longer than the two weeks that are left in the regular season. Giddey told the team that he has never experienced problems with the hip before, Daigneault added.
“It’s a tricky injury,” Daigneault said. “A little unpredictable, whereas Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is a bone, a break, it’s more predictable.”
Giddey, the sixth player selected in last year’s draft, will end his first season with averages of 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 54 games. He was selected to participate in both the Rising Stars tournament and the Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend and was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month four times.
Daigneault offered two other medical updates, saying Robinson-Earl will definitely be back this season (Twitter link), and he plans to talk to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander about his status. Gilgeous-Alexander has been in and out of the lineup with an ankle injury, and Daigneault said, “The game to game thing is not sustainable.” (Twitter link)
12 thoughts on “Josh Giddey Out For Rest Of Season”
Whaaaaaaa! I am shocked….it’s just like SGAs foot “injury” last year. Man….thunder just can’t catch a break.
Speaking of….what are the odds on bet that SGA will also get “injured” as well and out for the season?
“Be sorry, for Jabari!”
Edit: the SGA part of the story wasn’t there when I posted the original comment. Like clockwork….expect to see Lindy Waters III starting soon.
Why be sorry for Jabari? So they can stink again next year and sit him out with fake injuries for tank purposes?
If Giddey could just get to a team I could watch it would brilliant
You need league pass yesterday
Already good, he can be very special. Thunder have some talented you pieces in SGA, Dort, Giddey, Mann and if you like, Bazley and JRE. AP even showing signs of life. I think OKC has a draft pick or two available in its future.
You left out Poku, he is got sooo much talent, guy is gonna dominate soon enough!
He said AP that stands for Aleksej Pokuševski
My bad you right, didn’t put it together, sorry!
Get well Josh ….. has a good future ahead.
Only means a better pick this yr. I’m OKC, I use those extra picks this yr. Move up and draft Jabari #1.
That’s the move this year.
Watch Kansas SG Agbaji. Has a chance to be a special 2way player in NBA. This going to be a good thought game. Miami vs Kansas
Agbaji …. very efficient. Wish he would’ve been more aggressive. But plays to win. Has great potential to be a 2way player. He’s long and can shoot. Has to be more aggressive on next level.
18 pts (8-12), 5 reb, 4 ast and solid D.
Definitely a top 10 talent. After Ivey imo he’s best 2 guard.