Thunder Rumors: Video clip of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander suggests return is near

Mar 20, 2024; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2)
Mar 20, 2024; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) / Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

OKC Thunder superstar Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has proven himself to be something of an Iron Man this season, as he's played in 70 games thus far and only recently saw himself miss time with a reported quad injury.

Though Mark Daigneault's squad is enviably deep, the guard's absence was quite noticeable, as the team wound up falling to the Houston Rockets this past Wednesday in what was, in many ways, a very winnable game.

While reports have suggested SGA could end up seeing extended time on the sidelines as a result of his ailment, with Oklahoma City's headman admitting that "He’s banged up" and "not 100 percent," a recently surfaced video clip filmed by Thunder beat writer Ryan Stiles seems to indicate that, even if he were to be held out again, it won't be for a long period, as he was seen moving rather well in recent two-on-two work.

Video shows Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in two-on-two work

Ahead of Friday night's outing against the Phoenix Suns, it appears the odds of Gilgeous-Alexander suiting up aren't all that great as he's currently listed as "Doubtful" on the league's latest injury report.

Should he miss the home tilt, his next chance to return to action will come on Sunday when the Thunder will kick off their five-game road trip against a scrappy Knicks team at Madison Square Garden.

With only 10 games remaining on the regular season schedule and the top seed in the Western Conference still up for grabs, every game counts for this hungry OKC team as they try to edge out the likes of the Denver Nuggets (51-22) and Minnesota Timberwolves (50-22).

Though there are a few paths for the club to claim homecourt advantage ahead of the playoffs, getting Shai Gilgeous-Alexander back onto the hardwood will give them their best chance of accomplishing such a feat.

Fortunately, based on the recently surfaced clip, it seems he could make his way back sooner rather than later.