Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tabbed first-team All-NBA

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to watch Shai Gilgeous-Alexander grow as a basketball player. After handing SGA a max-contract extension, Gilgeous-Alexander is proving his worth this season. Not only did he break through to make his first NBA All-Star team, but Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was 5th in MVP voting and is not on the first-team All-NBA squad.

Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 31 points, nearly five rebounds, five assists, and 2.6 STOCKS per game (steals plus blocks per game) while turning in 51/34/90 shooting splits. This year, synergy pegged SGa as an “excellent” defender to compliment his offensive game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder see Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tabbed as a first-team All-NBA member, joining an elite company.

The NBA announced their All-NBA team’s that featured Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, becoming the fourth player in franchise history to notch first-team status and the fifth player overall to earn an All-NBA honor.

Joining Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the First-Team All-NBA is Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid. SGA earned the move votes of any guard for All-NBA.

On the second-team, All-NBA was Nikola Jokic, Jimmy Butler, Jaylen Brown, Donovan Mitchell, and Steph Curry. Third-team selections feature Damian Lillard, De’Aaron Fox, LeBron James, Julius Randle, and Domantas Sabonis.

The other first-team All-NBA members in Thunder history: Kevin Durant (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14), Russell Westbrook (2015-16, 2016-17), Paul George (2018-19), and now Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2022-23).

Chris Paul is the other member of the OKC Thunder franchise to earn an All-NBA bid earning second-team honors for the 2019-20 season. Durant made a second-team selection in 2015-16, Russell Westbrook was on the second team five teams, and a third-team honoree once (2018-19). Paul George also notched a third-team selection for the 2017-18 season.

SGA is under contract for the next four seasons, never making more than 40.8 million dollars in the last year of his deal before hitting free agency in 2027. The Oklahoma City Thunder have yet another superstar on their hands.

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