Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put on a show in his rookie season, as he helped lead the Clippers to the eighth seed in a very competitive Western Conference. He played in all 82 games of the 2018-19 season and despite being a rookie earned a starting spot for 73 of those games. SGA showed that he was ready from day one, as he tallied 11 points, four assists, two rebounds, a steal and a block in 28 minutes off the bench in his first NBA contest. By the eighth game of the season, he earned a starting spot and maintained it for the rest of the season. He averaged 26.5 minutes per game and tallied an average of 10.8 points, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He scored in double figures a total of 46 times during the season, including a season-high 24 points against the Clippers in December and once again against the Warriors in January. He also had a hot stretch where he averaged 14.2 points per game through the month of March. Gilgeous-Alexander started all six playoffs games for the Clippers in 2019, as they faced off against the first-seeded Warriors. He held his own in the postseason, with 13.7 points, 3.2 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game, and helped the Clippers push the series to six games. Gilgeous-Alexander was named to the 2019 All-Rookie Second Team. He also had the honor of participating in the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend, where he tallied 15 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals.
June 21, 2018Drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft and was traded to to the Los Angeles Clippers for Miles Bridges, a 2020 2nd round draft pick and a 2021 2nd round draft pick.
July 4, 2018Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
July 10, 2019Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers with Danilo Gallinari, a 2021 1st round draft pick, a 2022 1st round draft pick, a 2023 1st round draft pick, a 2023 1st round draft pick, a 2024 1st round draft pick, a 2025 1st round draft pick and a 2026 1st round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Paul George.