OKC Thunder: One thing Shai Gilgeous-Alexander can improve during suspension

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the OKC Thunder drives around Dante Exum #11 of the Utah Jazz (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /

Q26:  What one thing can Shai Gilgeous-Alexander improve upon during the hiatus?

Shontelle Matano:

You’d be hard-pressed to find anything that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander needs to improve on, he’s been that good this season.

From his rookie year with the Clippers to his second year with OKC, SGA has already refined so much of his game.

But if I was to just pick one thing he could improve on it would be his passing as Matthew Hallett of TI has written about.  Specifically around the rim when he’s amazing us with his one-handed scoops and dazzling moves under the basket. His assists also remain at 3.3 which is the same as last season and could be due to Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder being there to dish the ball out.

But possibly making those extra passes could make a difference when it’s the playoffs and teams have more time to study certain tendencies and plays.

Rylan Stiles:

Given the fact that practice facilities are closed, I would say ball handling is the easiest thing to get done on your own.

Dustin McGowen:

SGA will need to transition in the next few years into the franchise player for the Thunder. Currently, that role is played by Chris Paul, and Shai has a lot to learn.

The Canadian sophomore has an aggressive approach to basketball and will need to be more distributive as the leader.