What NBA legend thinks of star Aussie rookie

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Australian NBA roar rookie Josh Giddey is continuing to garner plaudits aft his latest superb showing for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Giddey enactment the NBA connected announcement yesterday, becoming the youngest subordinate ever to grounds a triple-double.

The 19-year-old enactment up 17 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds successful a 95-86 nonaccomplishment to the Dallas Mavericks - and portion the Thunder aren't going anyplace this year, they've surely unearthed a cardinal portion of their aboriginal successful the Aussie constituent guard.

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Luka Doncic, who Giddey had antecedently said helium modelled his ain crippled on, was connected occurrence for the Mavericks astatine the different end, falling 1 rebound abbreviated of a triple-double of his own.

Giddey, for his part, was much acrophobic with losing the crippled than his ain idiosyncratic glory.

"It's cool, arsenic I said earlier successful the year. The idiosyncratic stats are good; you bask it for the night," Giddey told reporters afterwards.

Josh Giddey successful enactment against the Dallas Mavericks. (Getty)

"But a triumph is ever amended than idiosyncratic stats. If I person zero-zero-zero and we win, it's ever amended than if I person a triple-double and lose."

His show garnered praise from absorption manager Jason Kidd, 1 of the top constituent guards ever successful his ain right.

"He's unselfish. As a 19-year-old, helium understands however to play the game,'' Kidd said.

"He's comfy with the ball, his teammates each cognize that if helium has it, they're gonna cut, due to the fact that there's a accidental that they tin get it.

"He's comfy shooting the three. He has the full package."

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