Oklahoma City Thunder Guard, Josh Giddey, Cleared of Allegations in Newport Beach Investigation

Newport Beach, California – Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey will not be facing any charges following an investigation by the Newport Beach Police Department into allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a potential minor, according to an official from the department.

The allegations against Giddey were unable to be corroborated by the police department, who found no evidence to support the claims. The NBA has yet to comment on the matter.

When the allegations were first brought to light in November, Giddey chose not to comment on the situation. He simply stated, “No further comment right now.”

NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the issue in December, explaining that the league would refrain from taking any action until the investigation was complete. The NBA respected the ongoing criminal investigation process and emphasized the importance of protecting the player’s rights.

As the sixth overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, Giddey has been making contributions to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is currently averaging 11.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.6 assists in 39 games this season.

The conclusion of the police investigation was initially reported by TMZ.