All-Star voting opens as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continues to dominate

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images) /

The Oklahoma City Thunder sit at 13-18, winners of two straight, and going 5-5 in their last ten games sitting just two wins back of the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors in this topsy-turvy NBA Western Conference Standing. The main reason for the uptick in winning has been the superstar play of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Last season, the Thunder did not earn their 13th win until December 31st against the New York Knicks, and the organization has dealt with a tough schedule to start facing a lot of quality opponents and playoff teams.

The Oklahoma City Thunder see Shai Gilgeous-Alexander play at a superstar level which should warrant his first NBA All-Star nod as voting is now open for fans

For the NBA, they are just days away from the biggest date on their regular season calendar, the Christmas Holiday marks the point in the season where casual fans begin to tune in more, and is usually their largest TV audience of the year until the postseason.

It also marks the time of the season in which the NBA opens up All-Star voting for the fan vote portion of the roster selection. The roster will be made up of a pool of players from the Western and Eastern Conferences voted on by using a formula of mixing the fan vote, media vote, and player vote to come up with which players will be seen on the big mid-season stage.

You can now go to and vote for who would think should start in the All-Star game, the first five for both the Western and Eastern Conferences. This season, as of now, it is the only way to cast your ballot for who you think should head to Salt Lake City.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31 points, four rebounds, five assists, nearly two steals, and a block per game. The elite-level scorer is shooting 50 percent from the floor, 34 percent from deep, 64 percent at the rim, 46 percent in the mid-range, including 49 percent in the short mid-range, and a league-high 93 percent at the free throw line.

SGA has knocked down buzzer-beaters, ranks at the top of the league in clutch scoring, and has reached a new level of his game in every aspect this season.

While the Western Conference is loaded with talented guards, the All-Star game should be voted on based on this season and so far this year, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been one of the best players in the NBA much less in his conference.

As of now, the wins argument even falls flat, with just two-less wins than All-Star shoe-ins Luka Doncic and Steph Curry, we will see how the Thunder record paces from here, but with a competitive enough record, obvious team and individual improvement, and being a top three scorer in the league, the case is simple for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Make sure you vote daily to send SGA to the ASG.

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