Beat writer provides inspiring take on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's return to Thunder

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It is a well-known fact that this OKC Thunder team is incredibly deep and talented, even outside of their main star attractions. Of course, without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in six of their last seven games, confidence in said depth diminished a bit, as the club went just 2-4 during said outings and even endured their first three-game losing streak of the season.

Fortunately, Oklahoma City managed to snap this lowly stretch during their last outing with a hard-fought win over the Hornets, and now, heading into Tuesday's matchup against the Kings with momentum on their side, it appears that they are slated to get the likes of SGA back into the fold, as he has officially been taken off the injury report.

With less than a week remaining in the regular season, it's important to get their head honcho back into the swing of things as the Thunder prepare for what is hoped to be a long and prosperous playoff run.

Though missing six of the last seven games may be a cause for concern for some fans, beat writer Joel Lorenzi recently provided an inspiring take on an episode of Locked on Thunder that will likely put fears of sluggishness to rest.

Thunder beat writer talks return of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

"Four games is more than enough time to shake any possible rust, if that's going to exist."

Joel Lorenzi

Last we saw Gilgeous-Alexander suit up for the Thunder he showcased his MVP heroics in exhilarating fashion, as he splashed home a contested game-winning shot over the outstretched hands of Miles McBride in the closing seconds of their March 31 bout against the New York Knicks.

Unfortunately, despite this finish, it appeared his quad injury was impacting him throughout the second half of the contest and, in turn, would then sideline him for the next four consecutive games.

Tuesday, he'll look to give things a shot yet again and, in turn, try to shake off any rust during these next several games ahead of their postseason excursion.