3 Shocking Trade Ideas Involving Thunder Star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

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The headline says it all. The notion that the Oklahoma City Thunder would trade rising NBA star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is shocking.

Conventionally, a rebuilding team does not trade a player of SGA’s caliber. The young guard just wrapped up a season that saw him average 24.5 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per contest. On the other hand, the Thunder seem intent on doing things unconventionally.

Currently, they’ve stockpiled so many draft picks they could be accused of hoarding. Fairly or otherwise, they’ve become synonymous with “tanking.”

With such a clear focus on the future, Gilgeous-Alexander gets in the way of the team’s ultimate goal of selecting a generational player with a number-one overall pick.

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If they do opt to move SGA, Oklahoma City Thunder fans will have to come to terms with their reputation. Think pieces about the damage tanking does to the game will inevitably flood the internet. If their plan works, they won’t care an iota.

If trading Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is something they’re considering, here are 3 trade ideas they’d have to think about this summer.

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