2 Trade Packages To Send Shai Gilgeous-Alexander To Knicks

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If the Oklahoma City Thunder trade Shai Gilgeous-Alexander this NBA offseason, it won’t be as shocking as it feels like it ought to be.

The Thunder are not in the business of winning games in 2022. They’re in the business of winning championships in 2032. It’s an approach that rubs many the wrong way.

To this point, the Thunder haven’t appeared to be slightly concerned with outside opinions.

They’ve got a plan, and they’re committing to it. They’ve stockpiled a historic number of first-round picks. They’ll have unprecedented control over the NBA draft over the next decade. Eventually, they’ll hope to land a series of generational talents that will lead them to the promised land.

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They’re not nearly there yet.

That’s why they’d consider trading Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. He’s probably ready to win. He’s a perpetual threat to the team’s long-term vision. Paradoxical as it may seem, he’s too good of a young star for this rebuild.

Here are two trade packages that land him on the New York Knicks.