Golden State Warriors' rookie makes on and off-court statement after nonsensical snub

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Golden State Warriors' guard Brandin Podziemski has been one of the most impressive rookies in the league this season, yet that hasn't stopped the 20-year-old from being a nonsensical snub in a social media report on Thursday.

Podziemski, who currently ranks sixth in's rookie ladder, has been a surprisingly impactful and important player for the Warriors after the franchise selected him with the 19th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

It appears Golden State Warriors' rookie Brandin Podziemski is happy to use external disrespect as a motivating factor behind his play for the Golden State Warriors

Early on Thursday, Oklahoma City Thunder big man Chet Holmgren and Miami Heat guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. were named the respective Rookie of the Month in the West and Eastern Conference. While that news was no surprise, a follow-up report from Clutch Points' Brett Siegel certainly was.

Siegel stated that seven other rookies received consideration for Rookie of the Month honours, yet that failed to include Podziemski who quickly took note and responded on social media.

Podziemski wasn't alone in acknowledging his absence from the list, with a host of fans replying to the tweet taking issue with the Golden State youngster's bizarre snubbing from the list.

While Podziemski's social media response was noteworthy, he made an even bigger statement on the floor later that night. The Santa Clara product had three triples in the third-quarter against the reigning champion Denver Nuggets, before lighting up Chase Center even further with a steal and layup early in the fourth-quarter.

Podziemski finished the game with 13 points, two rebounds and five assists in just over 28 minutes, but his impressive second-half was overshadowed by a disastrous Golden State collapse that saw an 18-point lead turn into a three-point loss over the final seven minutes.

Regardless, Podziemski has undoubtedly been better than a number of players in Siegel's report, making his absence from the list an incredible oversight seemingly from the league itself.