Rookie Wire launched its newest NBA energy rankings on Monday, and the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder dropped one spot and landed at twenty seventh general for the week of Feb. 14 to Feb. 20:
“Thunder rookie Josh Giddey entered the All-Star break taking part in excellent basketball after recording three consecutive triple-doubles. He joined Oscar Robertson as the one two rookies in historical past to perform that feat as Giddey is the one teenager to take action.
The latest play even earned him some sturdy reward from LeBron James.
‘He’s actually, actually, actually good. He has a terrific tempo concerning the recreation. Nice imaginative and prescient. I’ve at all times beloved pass-first guards who can see performs occur earlier than they occur. Josh is a kind of children who can positively see the sport so much faster than loads of guys out on the ground, and he has proven it. I feel he has three straight triple-doubles and taking part in lovely basketball.’”
The 18-40 Thunder went 1-1 throughout this brief week earlier than heading to All-Star break. The win got here in additional time towards the New York Knicks whereas the lose got here towards the San Antonio Spurs.
Throughout this week, Tre Mann led the workforce in scoring with 27 factors whereas Josh Giddey led the workforce in assists and rebounds at 11 and 10.5 respectively.
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