Tuesday, May 24 2022

Welcome to the Josh Giddey show.

The rookie will have the ball in his hands a lot the next few weeks because Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is going to be out.

Gilgeous-Alexander has a sprained ankle and will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break, the Thunder announced on Saturday. He injured his ankle in the third quarter against the Pacers on Friday night, leaving the game not to return.

Gilgeous-Alexander is having a strong season, averaging 22.7 points and 5.5 assists a game for the Thunder, taking a step forward as a floor general and star of a young team, a player they lean on in the clutch. He signed a max five-year, $173 million extension with the team last offseason.

With SGA out, Giddey, a rookie, will become the primary playmaker for the Thunder. OKC is 14-34 and sits 14th in the Western Conference; they are headed to the lottery this season (which was the plan for the rebuilding team).

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out until after All-Star break with ankle sprain originally appeared on NBCSports.com

Source: Yahoo Sports

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