Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Rumors

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Position: G
Born: 07/12/98
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $3,375,360
Gilgeous-Alexander, typically reticent in interviews, perks up at a question comparing him to rookie counterparts who are putting up gaudy statistics on lottery teams. Do you think you’d be in a better situation developmentally if you were on a lottery team, playing 35 minutes and taking 15 to 20 shots a game? “I definitely think my situation is better,” Gilgeous-Alexander told The Athletic. “I’m a competitor and I love to win. I will choose winning over losing every day of the week — no matter what my numbers and what my role is. “Ultimately, this game, I want to win. I feel like I’m doing so, the most out of all rookies.”
The Clippers tempered their expectations publicly. Gilgeous-Alexander first had to win the backup point guard battle against Milos Teodosic, one of Europe’s most-decorated point guards and a fan favorite last season. When the season tipped off, coach Doc Rivers and his staff weren’t sure how much the Kentucky product would play. “I was high on him,” Rivers said of Gilgeous-Alexander. “I said it when we drafted him. I said, ‘He’s gonna be a star.’ Then in camp, I was really high on him because you could just see it. I didn’t know where he was going this year or when he was gonna get there. But he’s gonna be really good. He’s just going to keep getting better.”