Shai Gilgeous-Alexander upgraded to questionable vs Hawks

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Oklahoma City Thunder missed Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on Friday against the Golden State Warriors. In Wednesday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Gilgeous-Alexander was hobbled with a Knee sprain, described as a hyperextension post-game by Mark Daigneault.

As Shai Gilgeous-Alexander limped around barefoot Thursday at practice, it was confirmed he would miss the team’s first in-season tournament game. The OKC Thunder saw their first two consecutive off-day breaks on Saturday and Sunday ahead of Monday’s tilt against Atlanta.

That resulted in four days off for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander against just one missed game. It was a the wire loss to the Golden State Warriors that had some controversy sprinkled in.

The OKC Thunder have upgraded Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to questionable ahead of tonight’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.

The NBA has teams file injury reports each hour heading into games. During the initial injury report, the OKC Thunder tabbed Gilgeous-Alexander as out. Ahead of shoot around today, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was upgraded to questionable.

The OKC Thunder superstar was seen as shoot-around getting work in on his normal court and going through a relatively normal pregame routine. Of course, there are more checkpoints to go, but typically, under Mark Daigneault, when the Thunder upgrade a player to questionable, they play.

Mark Daigneault will update us on Gilgeous-Alexander’s status ahead of tonight’s game during his pregame media availability around 5:15. The OKC Thunder are hoping to get back their superstar guard to face-off with hometown hero Trae Young.

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