OKC Thunder News: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander compilation

OKC Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder talks to media (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKC Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder talks to media (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images) /

OKC Thunder news is teeming with articles about offseason player efforts and areas individual games can be improved. Today the focus is on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

With the NBA season still over six weeks from tipping off players continue to work on growing their fundamental skill sets hoping to make great leaps this season. For the OKC Thunder roster that should also equate to available opportunities for players who previously fought to get consistent minutes on court.

Although the Thunder enters the season with viable contributors like Chris Paul, Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams, and Dennis Schroder each could finish the season elsewhere. Rumors will swirl all season regarding trades and their eventual departures. Trades aren’t a certainty, but for the youngsters on the roster, the opportunity is greater than ever before for them to seize a role on the new iteration of the team and carve out their niche on the squad.

Suffice to say, the young players on this roster need to grasp their opportunity to force Sam Presti and Billy Donovan‘s hands. With that in mind, players are working on specific parts of their games to help them take the next step up the ladder.

Shai Gilgeous- Alexander noted the need for him to gain more strength and work on his shooting off the dribble with emphasis on also improving his perimeter shooting.

He’s earmarked as the face and star of the future for the Thunder and the accolades don’t arrive without merit. At every stage of his career, SGA has proven his skeptics wrong always rising to the next level even when his coaches didn’t anticipate it.

There is a good reason why Gilgeous-Alexander was not under consideration when the Pelicans came calling about a potential Anthony Davis trade. But the prospect of losing out on both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George resulted in the Clippers finally relinquishing.

Following up on this young stars efforts this offseason, OKC News takes this edition to focus on articles about Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

OKC Thunder News and Notes From Around FanSided and National Sites:

Talented, Hardworking and Competitive: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s Early Review of Life with the Thunder [Nick Gallo – OKC Thunder.com]

The Future of the OKC Thunder, an in-depth analysis of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander [Adian E – Thunderous Intentions]

How Thunder backcourt duo Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander can thrive together [Noah Schulte – Thunderous Intentions]

More from Thunder News

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander worst performances in his rookie season were vs. OKC Thunder  [Tamberlyn Richardson – Thunderous Intentions]

3 key areas Shai Gilgeous-Alexander can improve upon next season  [Adian E – Thunderous Intentions]

The Thunder May Already Have Their Next Face of the Franchise [Jonathan Tjarks – The Ringer]

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Might be the Most Valuable Part of the Thunder’s Paul George Trade  [Jerry Hemingway – Sportscasting]

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on Trade to Thunder: ‘I Am Not Russell Westbrook’ [Megan Armstrong – Bleacher Report]

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s cerebral approach to NBA success – Mind Game [Steven Loung – Sportsnet]

Down to Dunk Podcast: SGA in OKC [Andrew Schlecht – Daily Thunder]

3 candidates for a breakout season in 2019-20 [Albert Dadson – Hoops Habit]

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