5 Stars Shai Gilgeous-Alexander should quietly be recruiting right now

The Thunder need Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to help deliver a star to OKC.

Oklahoma City Thunder, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
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3. Jrue Holiday

Oklahoma City needs a veteran or two with playoff experience and strong leadership skills. There may be no better option than three-time Teammate of the Year and two-time All-Star Jrue Holiday.

The 6’4 guard was traded twice in the offseason and wound up in Boston. The Celtics plan on re-signing him long-term, but it is up to Holiday. He has a player option for the 2024-25 season and becomes a free agent at the end of the year if he chooses. If the 33-year-old wants out of Boston, he will be looking for another place to compete for a championship.

Holiday is one of the best perimeter stoppers in the world and a key reason why the Bucks won the championship in 2021. His age might be a bit scary for the young Thunder where Davis Bertans is their only current player over 30 years old. Still, Holiday would fit right in and provide some needed experience.

Can Gilgeous-Alexander convince him to leave Beantown? It is always worth a shot. Paul George left the Thunder after a playoff berth to join Kawhi Leonard on the Clippers. Holiday’s scoring and offensive workload are way down as the fourth option in Boston. He could be the number three on the Thunder and help them chase their first championship in Oklahoma City.