Shai Gilgeous-Alexander embracing role as Thunder’s leading man

Despite high roster turnover, which sees the Thunder welcome 14 new payers to the squad, their crown jewel, point guard is primed to continue his rapid development, with the responsibility of being the franchise’s cornerstone. 

“Obviously, it’s something that I’m excited about and I think I’ve worked hard enough to deserve that responsibility and trust from Sam and the rest of the front office,” Gilgeous-Alexander told reporters.

“Really, I’m just ready to take advantage of the opportunity I’ve been given. There’s so many opportunities in this game that I’ve been blessed to have in my first two-and-a-little-bit years in the and I’m just thankful.”

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