2. Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Nickeil Alexander-Walker’s relationship with Gilgeous-Alexander is a bit different than the other options. Alexander-Walker is the cousin of the Thunder star, and how cool would it be to see the two pair up together in OKC?
The former Virginia Tech star was drafted in 2019 by the New Orleans Pelicans. In his time in New Orleans, the young guard showed plenty of promising moments. However, the Pelicans traded the 24-year-old in a three-team deal before he ultimately landed with the Utah Jazz. Then, a year later, he’d be traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Since his departure from New Orleans, the 6-foot-5 guard has had a hard time earning consistent minutes.
Nonetheless, Alexander-Walker played a large part in the T-Wolves run during the play-in tournament, including the win over the Thunder, ultimately ending the Thunder’s playoff hopes in OKC. In the win, the ACC product ended his night with 12 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. A solid effort on both ends of the floor for the versatile playmaker.
The Thunder could without a doubt find use for Alexander-Walker’s services if the team were to have interest in the young talent. An interesting fit for OKC.