OKC Thunder: Abdul Gaddy and the historic double-double

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Abdel Gaddy had a historic double-double, helping the OKC Blue to their fourth straight win, despite missing some of their best players who have been called up to the OKC Thunder.

There is something that can be said for a true point guard. The OKC Thunder are seeing it in the form of Chris Paul. The OKC Blue is seeing it in the form of Abdul Gaddy. I am not saying that the Blue floor general is at the same level, but he is controlling his team well.

He has piloted the team to a four-game winning streak, in the process Gaddy has collected two consecutive 20 point double-doubles. In the most recent game he collected 23 points and 10 assists. He was his usual efficient self going 8-of-11 from the floor, 3-of-3 from deep and 3-of-3 from the line.

In the 125-116 victory, Gaddy was plus 14 in his 34 minutes on the court. This is the second game in a row where Gaddy has led the Blue in plus/minus. Only Kevin Hervey played more minutes for the Blue.

But I digress, we are talking about Gaddy and his historic double-double. Why was it historic? Because he went past Daniel Hamilton for first place in total assists in OKC Blue history, now with a total of 582.

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His 7.6 assists per game are fourth in OKC Blue history, behind Ramon Sessions (76.), Kyle Weaver (7.7) and Reggie Jackson (8.2). Both Sessions and Jackson have gone on to successful NBA careers.

The best thing for the Blue is that Gaddy has managed to achieve this in one and a half seasons. He is helping write the Blue game plan with the way he is playing. He is moving the ball and involving his teammates, sound familiar? The OKC Thunder has the same mantra.

Unfortunately for Gaddy, he is playing for the Blue at the wrong time. Had he of been playing like this in the 2016-17 season, he may be in the middle of an NBA career. He is twice the point guard Semaj Christon was and Christon played 64 games that season for the OKC Thunder.

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Now that Gaddy has the most assists in Blue history it will be interesting to see how many he can collect the remainder of the season.