Josh Giddey

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PGFROM: AustraliaHT: 6-8WT: 205
BORN: 10/10/02YEAR: 02WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Josh Giddey is a tall, lanky and talented point guard from Australia who is getting a lot of buzz as a potential first round pick in 2021.

Giddey is a skilled ball handler who can drive to the hoop with either hand. He’s got great height for a point guard allowing him to pass over the defense and use his superior court vision to get easy shots for his teammates. He controls the pace of the game and never seems to be rushed or in a hurry.

His good height also allows him to score in the lane where he shows a nice array of runners and floaters with a nice soft touch.

Giddey is good outside shooter who shoots a set shot with good accuracy. He doesn’t have the quickest release and will have to speed up his shot to excel at the next level.

Giddey isn’t the quickest of athletes and isn’t much of an above the rim player at this point and there are some questions about how his defense will translate to the NBA level.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

possible first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft or 2022 NBA Draft

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2021 Point Guard Rankings

  1. Cade Cunningham – 6-7 – Oklahoma State
  2. Jalen Suggs – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  3. Devin Askew – 6-3 – Kentucky
  4. Caleb Love – 6-3 – UNC
  5. Jared Butler – 6-3 – Baylor
  6. Josh Giddey – 6-8 – Australia
  7. Daishon Nix – 6-4 – G League
  8. Adam Miller – 6-4 – Illinois
  9. Ayo Dosunmu – 6-5 – Illinois
  10. David Johnson – 6-5 – Louisville
  11. Jeremy Roach – 6-2 – Duke
  12. Tre Mann – 6-4 – Florida
  13. Joel Ayayi – 6-5 – Gonzaga
  14. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee
  15. Javonte Smart – 6-4 – LSU
  16. Quade Green – 6-1 – Washington
  17. Boogie Ellis – 6-2 – Memphis