The OKC Thunder will have more than one All-Star.
The OKC Thunder has had an All-Star in nearly every year of their existence, in many instances, they have had two. I think they will have an All-Star duo once again this season in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams.
However, I am adding a caveat: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will make it because he gets the nod from the coaches for the second consecutive year, whereas Williams, on the other hand, will not be voted in just yet; he will someday; he will serve as an injury replacement.
Every year dating all the way back to 2006, there has been at least one injury replacement in the All-Star Game; 2005 is the most recent instance where a replacement was not necessary.
Jalen Williams is expected to be the second leading scorer on this team, behind Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Couple that with his defensive talent and overall skillset; this presents a perfect blueprint for an All-Star.
What could hold Williams back is the team’s record, but if the OKC Thunder are hovering around the playoff line rather than the play-in line, this should not be an issue.
So long as the OKC Thunder are doing well as a team, things should line up well for Jalen Williams to represent the OKC Thunder in Indianapolis in February 2024.