Oklahoma metropolis Thunder rookie Josh Giddey surpasses LaMelo Ball as youngest NBA player to listing triple-double - ESPN

OKLAHOMA city -- Oklahoma metropolis Thunder rookie shield Josh Giddey, lower back after lacking three video games whereas in the NBA's fitness and protection protocols, grew to become the youngest player in league history to list a triple-double right through Sunday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

Giddey complete with 17 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds for his first triple-double in a 95-86 loss with the aid of the Thunder.

At 19 years and eighty four days historic, Giddey surpassed Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball, who up to now held the distinction at 19 years and 140 days historic.

  • "it be cool, as I stated past within the 12 months. The individual stats are first rate, you enjoy it for the evening,'' Giddey talked about. "however a win is all the time superior than individual stats. If I actually have zero-zero-zero and we win, it's always better than if I even have a triple-double and lose.''

    Giddey, the sixth typical select in final 12 months's draft from Australia, shot 7-for-sixteen from the box and 3-for-5 from lengthy distance towards Dallas. He also led all players on each teams outright in facets, rebounds and assists, becoming the youngest participant in NBA historical past to do that.

    The performance left Jason Kidd, the Mavericks educate who had 107 triple-doubles all over his playing profession, impressed.

    "he's unselfish. As a 19-12 months-historic, he knows the way to play the game,'' Kidd pointed out. "he's comfortable with the ball, his teammates all comprehend that if he has it, they're gonna reduce, as a result of there is an opportunity that they could get it. he's comfy taking pictures the three. He has the whole equipment.

    "At 19, or not it's only a count of time of knowing how groups are going to play him. he is as good as advertised."

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