There is no doubt that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder is having his best season ever.
The young guard is producing 30.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists a game.
That makes him one of the best scorers in the league and truly one of the most exciting talents in the Western Conference.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's first bucket as an NBA All-Star ✅pic.twitter.com/khqSLU2q9S
— Thunder Nation (@ThunderNationCP) February 20, 2023
Because of the year he’s having, Gilgeous-Alexander was selected for his first All-Star Game.
And right off the bat, he showed the rest of the NBA superstars what he can do, easily sinking a smooth three-pointer with authority.
Gilgeous-Alexander, who was a reserve player for Team Giannis, ended up playing for just 10 minutes but during that time he sank 9 points, 2 rebounds, and 7 assists, going 4-of-5 from the field and landing that single three-point attempt.
The Thunder have been doing far better than expected, mostly because of how sensational Gilgeous-Alexander has been this year.
The team is right now tenth in the West, ahead of others like the Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, and Los Angeles Lakers.
When the season started, most people expected them to sit toward the bottom of the standings, especially because they lost rookie star Chet Holmgren before opening day.
But Gilgeous-Alexander’s amazing work has been infectious and several players on the team have been wildly fun and productive.
It’s not clear if it’ll be enough to get them into the postseason but the Thunder are having a blast.
They are also putting the rest of the league on notice.
This is a team that is on the rise, and Gilgeous-Alexander is at the center of it all.NEXT: The Thunder Are Ready For The Future