While speaking on Thursday for his annual preseason media availability, Thunder GM Sam Presti said that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander remains committed to Oklahoma City.
“Shai has made a long-term commitment here.”
It’s very strange that Presti was even asked about this considering SGA’s extension for five years and $179 million kicks in this season, but that didn’t stop the guard from being linked to the Knicks after Donovan Mitchell was sent packing to Cleveland.
“The only reason we are talking about it is because another player on another team got traded and the aggregation machine needs more content.”
The bigger question is his health, as Gilgeous-Alexander suffered a left MCL sprain and is scheduled to be re-evaluated in a couple weeks. Presti would not commit to SGA being ready for the season opener, but as everyone knows, the Thunder aren’t going to take any chances with their star player if he’s not 100 percent. SGA has played a combined 91 games over the last two seasons but Presti shot down the notion that he was injury prone.
Sam Presti says Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is committed to the Thunder originally appeared on NBCSports.com