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OKC Thunder Offseason Tracker: Josh Giddey Earns NBA All-Rookie Second Team Honors

This Oklahoma City Thunder tracker keeps you informed on the latest news and rumors surrounding the team throughout the 2022 offseason.

MAY 18: GIDDEY EARNS ALL-ROOKIE SPOT Although he missed the final six weeks of the season, Josh Giddey was one of the best rookies in the entire NBA. After finishing the season with averages of 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists per contest in 54 starts, he earned a spot on the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

While Giddey was certainly deserving of a spot on the first team, missing significant time made that nearly impossible. However, he was the best rookie in the Western Conference all season long when playing, earning all four Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards when healthy.

MAY 17: LOTTERY GOLD Oklahoma City rose up the draft order on Tuesday night, landing the No. 2 overall pick. In what was a pivotal night for the franchise, the Thunder struck gold in the NBA Draft Lottery.

On top of the second pick, the Thunder will also have the No. 12 overall pick via the LA Clippers. They'll also have picks No. 30 and No. 34 overall. The 2022 NBA Draft is shaping up nicely for Thunder GM Sam Presti.

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MAY 17: FAVORS OPTS IN With a $10.2 million player option on the table for Thunder veteran Derrick Favors, he made the decision to opt in. This means he will officially be back on the OKC payroll for the 2022-23 season.

There's no guarantee he will be on the active roster on opening night, as a buyout or trade is still a possibility. However, that'll be up to Favors and Thunder GM Sam Presti to discuss during the offseason.


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