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California police investigating Thunder's Giddey for alleged relationship with minor

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The Newport Beach Police Department in California launched an active investigation into the Oklahoma City Thunder's Josh Giddey over an alleged relationship with a female minor, according to a press release obtained by ESPN's Tim MacMahon on Wednesday.

The police department "is actively seeking additional information related to these allegations and pursuing all leads and evidence to obtain the facts of the case."

The allegations regarding the 21-year-old surfaced on social media last week. The NBA announced a separate investigation into the Australian on Friday. Giddey has declined comment to date.

Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault has called Giddey's situation a "personal matter" and added that the organization decided Giddey would continue playing based on the facts it had, according to MacMahon.

Giddey has remained in the Thunder's starting lineup since the allegations surfaced. Oklahoma City hosts the Lakers on Thursday.

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