Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Earns Western Conference Player of the Week Award

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Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is off to a blistering start to the 2022-23 season, has earned the second Western Conference Player of the Week Award due to his past three performances.

Gilgeous-Alexander, now in his fifth season in the NBA, averaged 31.7 points, 7.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game through three contests over the past week.

Oklahoma City was 3-0 in those games.

Gilgeous-Alexander, who is likely to contend for the league’s Most Improved Player Award should he continue his hot start, is averaging 31.0 points, 7.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game through the team’s first six games. The former lottery selection has been a key part of OKC’s three wins, two of them against his former team, the Los Angeles Clippers.

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The first player to earn the award this season was Portland’s Damian Lillard.

Oklahoma City will next take on the Orlando Magic in an all-out battle between the top two pickors in this season’s 2022 NBA Draft.

Top pick Paolo Banchero is off to a great start in his NBA career. He fits right in with the league’s best players .

No. 2nd overall pick Chet Holmgren will miss the remainder of the year due to a Lisfranc injury. However, the Thunder should be able to play well for Tuesday’s contest.

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