3 Lessons for the OKC Thunder six game home stand

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The Oklahoma City Thunder saw Josh Giddey silence critics during the homestand.

The OKC Thunder fanbase has been up and down on their Sophomore guard this season, which is perplexing as to why. Giddey is still just 20 years old, and he rattled off every Western Conference Rookie of the Month award he was eligible for last season and just logged his seventh career triple-double.

However, with each mini-slump the former NBL star goes into, the fanbase has a deep-thinking diatribe on if his skillset works in the future. During this homestand, he silenced those critics.

During Sunday’s win over the Utah Jazz, Josh Giddey closed out the contest for the Thunder. When the Jazz went on a run to cut into the lead, it was Giddey who helped steady the ship.

Through the course of the home stand, Josh Giddey posted nearly 18 points, eight rebounds, and ten assists per game. He almost swiped a steal (0.7) per game as well. The 20-year-old guard shot 56 percent from the floor and 39 percent from distance.

Giddey posted nearly 20 points, eight rebounds, and 13 assists per tilt in the final three games of the six-game stretch.

The homestand was capped off by a 17-point, 17 assists, and ten-rebound triple-double. The seventh triple-double of his career and became the youngest player in NBA history to log 15-plus points and assists.

Josh Giddey is stringing together a really encouraging second year and is still one of the youngest players in the NBA.