Josh Giddey Pulls Off Once-In-Half-Century Feat

Josh Giddey is off to a nice start in his rookie campaign. In fact, prior to Sunday's game in Oklahoma City, he was presented his Rookie of the Month award for October/November. Then he went out and recorded a stat line that hasn't been seen in the NBA for 50 years.

A "scoreless double-double"— 10 rebounds, 10 assists and zero points — an oddity that's only been "accomplished" (for lack of a better term) one other time in the history of the league, in 1971 (Norm Van Lier). 

Giddey shot 0-8 from the floor in this one, but it's worth noting that he wasn't drafted with the No. 6 overall pick by the Thunder for his scoring ability alone, but rather for his overall contributions across the board, and he's been more than successful on that front, averaging 10.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists. 

In fact, check out his stats from two games last week:

The 18 rebounds are the most ever for a 19-year-old guard. In that same game, he also became the youngest with 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a game. 

It's only a matter of time before the Australian youngster starts threatening the triple-double club on a regular basis. 

"Wizard of Aus", indeed.
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