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 looking like a first round pick with lottery potential. He put on a show down-under, as a teenager playing against grown men (sound familiar?).

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 a decent outside shooter who shoots a set shot. He doesn’t have the quickest release and will have to speed up his shot to excel at the next level and get more consistent but at his young age and with good work ethic there’s every reason to believe he’ll improve his outside shot.

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.

He’s got a long ways to go but has tantalizing tools and his production in the NBL can’t be overlooked.


Comparisons

  • Shake Milton+
  • taller Brent Barry

Draft Projection

lottery to mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft or 2022 NBA Draft

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2021 Point Guard Rankings

  1. Cade Cunningham – 6-8 – Oklahoma St.
  2. Jalen Suggs – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  3. Davion Mitchell – 6-2 – Baylor
  4. Josh Giddey – 6-8 – Australia
  5. Jared Butler – 6-3 – Baylor
  6. Ayo Dosunmu – 6-5 – Illinois
  7. Joel Ayayi – 6-5 – Gonzaga
  8. Sharife Cooper 6-0 – Auburn
  9. Tre Mann – 6-5 – Florida
  10. Miles McBride – 6-2 – West Virginia
  11. Nah’Shon Hyland – 6-3 – VCU
  12. Daishon Nix – 6-4 – G League
  13. Rokas Jokubaitis – 6-4 – Lithuania
  14. Max Abmas – 6-1 – Oral Roberts
  15. David Johnson – 6-5 – Louisville
  16. Jason Preston – 6-4 – Ohio
  17. Carlos Alocen – 6-4 – Spain
  18. D.J. Carton – 6-1 – Marquette
  19. Javonte Smart – 6-4 – LSU
  20. Mac McClung – 6-2 – Texas Tech