Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
23-Year-Old GuardG
Oklahoma City Thunder
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Injury Foot
Est. Return 9/27/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Gilgeous-Alexander appeared in just 35 games last season, as a foot injury kept him out from late-March onward. However, he was excellent when he played. The third-year guard ranked 32nd in per-game fantasy production behind 23.7 points, 5.9 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 combined steals-plus-blocks. And despite being a high-usage player for an awful team, Gilgeous-Alexander managed to be efficient, with shooting splits of 51/42/81. After being drafted 11th in 2018, the 23-year-old has developed into one of the most promising two-way guard prospects in the league. Last season, he truly demonstrated his ability as a three-level scorer. In addition to his great three-point shooting, Gilgeous-Alexander made 49 percent of his floaters and shot 61 percent at the rim. His length and athleticism make him difficult to guard, as evidenced by his 6.5 free-throw attempts per game. He also drew a non-shooting foul on 3.4 percent of OKC's plays -- in the 95th percentile for point guards. At this point, the biggest step will be developing into a better playmaker and increasing his shot volume, perhaps at the cost of some efficiency. Given the state of the Thunder as a rebuilding team, fantasy managers should have no concerns about the guard's usage. He'll continue to be the unquestioned No. 1 option and has potential to build upon his numbers. Optimistic managers can justify taking Gilgeous-Alexander as high as the late second round. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $7.33 million contract with the Clippers in July of 2018. Traded to the Thunder in July of 2019. Thunder exercised $4.14 million team option for 2020-21 in October of 2019.
Personal Bio

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was born in 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Charmaine Gilgeous and Vaughn Alexander. Vaughn coached Shai when Shai was young. Charmaine is a former track star who competed for Antigua and Barbuda at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Shai played at three different high schools. He began in Hamilton, Ontario at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School before switching to Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School. He then transferred to Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee for his junior and senior years. His cousin is fellow NBA player Nickeil Alexander-Walker. Follow SGA on Twitter (@shaiglalex) and Instagram (@shai).

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Gilgeous-Alexander played one season with the University of Kentucky. For the 2017-18 season, he appeared in 37 games with 24 starts. The guard averaged 14.4 points, 4.1 boards, 5.1 assists and 1.7 steals. Gilgeous-Alexander shot well, converting 48.5 percent from the field, 40.4 percent from behind the arc and 81.7 percent from the charity stripe. He also led the Wildcats in assists, steals and three-point shooting. He was one of only three freshmen in Kentucky history to record 61 or more steals. The Canadian was named to both the All-SEC Freshman Team and All-SEC Second Team and earned the 2018 SEC Tournament MVP award. Gilgeous-Alexander is one of four NBA players to emerge from the 2017-18 Kentucky roster after being selected at No. 11 overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by Charlotte (then traded to the Clippers the same day).

Agrees to maximum extension
GOklahoma City Thunder
Foot
August 2, 2021
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) has agreed to terms on a five-year, $172 million contract extension with the Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
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The star point guard has agreed to stay with the Thunder despite the rumors that indicated he wasn't happy with the direction of the franchise, and he is expected to pen the deal on paper once it can be officially announced. The $172 million deal puts a lot of pressure on a player with just three years of experience in The Association, but Gilgeous-Alexander has been improving every year on a frenetic pace and is coming off a career-best season in 2020-21.Though he played in only 35 games, he averaged career-high marks in points (23.7), assists (5.9) and blocks (0.7) per contest.
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2020

Gilgeous-Alexander appeared and started in 35 games during the 2020-21 season. He shot 50.8 percent from the field, 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. During the seventh game of the season, he recorded a career-high five steals against the Pelicans. In a Jan 8. Win over the Knicks, Gilgeous-Alexander recorded his first double-double of the season with 25 points and a season-high 10 rebounds. He tied a career-high with 10 assists to go with 33 points and five rebounds during a Jan. 15 win over the Bulls. On Feb. 24 --a win over the Spurs-- Gilgeous-Alexander finished with a career-high 42 points to go with eight rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes of play. Gilgeous-Alexander missed the last 30 games of the season due to a foot injury. He recorded 10 games with at least 30 points and two games with over 10 assists. Gilgeous-Alexander finished with three double-doubles.

2019

Gilgeous-Alexander became a member of the Thunder in mid-July 2019 after being traded to the team from the Clippers (along with Danilo Gallinari) in exchange for Paul George and draft picks. The 21-year-old sophomore averaged career marks in points (19.0), rebounds (5.9), threes (1.2) and blocks (0.7) per game. He shot 47.1 percent from the field, 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and a career-high 80.7 percent from the charity stripe. Gilgeous-Alexander made his Oklahoma City debut Oct. 23 against the Jazz, recording 26 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 37 minutes. Two days later, Gilgeous-Alexander blocked a season-high three shots against the Wizards. He would go on to reach that mark three more times. On Dec. 20, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 32 points in a win over the Suns. He tied that achievement two more times during the season -- both occurring in December victories. The day after Christmas, the guard swiped a season-high three steals during a game against the Grizzlies. He would reach that mark six more times throughout the campaign. During a 117-104 win over the Timberwolves on Jan. 13, Gilgeous-Alexander had his lone triple-double, posting a massive 20 points, a career-high 20 rebounds, a season-high 10 assists and one block in 36 minutes. The Kentucky product also had nine double-doubles throughout the campaign. Appearing in all seven playoff games against the Rockets, Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 16.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 39.9 minutes. His best playoff performance was arguably Game 2, where he recorded 31 points (9-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 10-11 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal with only one turnover in 37 minutes.

2018

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.

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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Gilgeous-Alexander had a strong sophomore campaign, gaining some All-Star buzz amidst the Thunder's unexpected success. Shifting from point guard to shooting guard, Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 19.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.2 threes and 1.8 combined steals-plus-blocks in 34.7 minutes. He also racked up nine double-doubles and one triple-double, including his monster effort against the Timberwolves (20 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists and one block in 36 minutes). With Oklahoma City transitioning into a full-scale rebuild, SGA should be the focal point of the team's offense. That could mean the 22-year-old will transition into a bigger role as a ball-handler and possibly shift back to point guard. If that's the case, Gilgeous-Alexander should see his assist numbers rise, and his scoring could increase, as well. There's not much of a sample with SGA on the court alone from last season, as he played just 36 total minutes with Chris Paul, Danilo Gallinari and Dennis Schroder on the bench -- averaging 23.8 points, 9.9 rebounds and 8.9 assists. Those numbers probably aren't perfectly indicative of what will happen this season, but the increased usage is practically certain. With that in mind, Gilgeous-Alexander should be a popular target come draft day in most fantasy leagues.
The Kentucky product had a much more productive rookie year than anticipated with the Clippers, and his role is likely to grow with the Thunder. Gilgeous-Alexander was traded to Oklahoma City in the offseason as part of the Paul George deal, and he's slated to be the Thunder's starting two-guard for the upcoming season. He averaged 10.8 points, 3.3 assists, 2.8 boards and 1.2 steals as a rookie, logging 26.5 minutes per night and appearing in all 82 regular-season games. He looked more comfortable as the season went on, finding his rhythm within the offense and making solid contributions in the playoffs, including a career-high 25 points against Golden State on April 21. He shot a respectable field goal percentage (47.6) and three-point percentage (36.7) in his first season, and he should be afforded more shots per game with OKC. Though he'll likely start the season at shooting guard opposite Chris Paul in the backcourt, Paul's continuing inability to stay healthy may thrust Gilgeous-Alexander into the point guard role at some point, which would increase his value. Expect the second-year guard to take on a prominent role with the rebuilding Thunder, making him an interesting late-round selection in standard fantasy formats.
Gilgeous-Alexander played just one year of college ball at Kentucky, but showed plenty of upside as an all-around prospect and averaged 14.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.7 steals across 33.7 minutes. He's an underrated shooter after knocking down 48.5 percent of his field goal attempts and 40.4 percent of his three-pointers, while he's also got very good size for the point guard position. Gilgeous-Alexander stands 6-foot-6 and has a seven-foot wingspan, which should give him the ability to matchup with a handful of different positions on the defensive side of the ball. Considering the fact that he was selected with the 11th overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, Gilgeous-Alexander will likely be expected to contribute right away, though he'll be stuck in a bit of a logjam at the point guard position. The Clippers dealt Austin Rivers to the Wizards this offseason, but still have the likes of Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosic in the fold, as well as fellow first-round pick Jerome Robinson. For that reason, Gilgeous-Alexander may be stuck with minutes in the teens to open the season while being mentored by Beverley. The 20-year-old rookie has plenty of room to develop and does need to add some weight, so a bench role could be beneficial in the long run.
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Status for Olympics uncertain
GOklahoma City Thunder
Foot
May 17, 2021
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) said Monday that he's progressing his recovery from plantar fasciitis, but he was unwilling to commit to playing for the Canadian national team this summer in preparation for the Olympics in Tokyo, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports. The guard is also unlikely to have surgery.
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Likely done for season
GOklahoma City Thunder
Foot
May 4, 2021
Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault said prior to Tuesday's 103-99 loss to the Kings that Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) is still recovering from a "significant tear" in his plantar fascia, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports. "It's not something that you should really mess around with," Daigneault said. "If we got aggressive with him, it could compromise him long term, which makes no sense for us for a player that is as important to our franchise as he is."
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Out at least two more weeks
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April 16, 2021
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) is out for at least two more weeks, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.
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Won't play Friday
GOklahoma City Thunder
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April 15, 2021
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) is listed as out for Friday's game against Detroit.
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To be reevaluated in mid-April
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March 31, 2021
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) will be reevaluated in mid-April, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.
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