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Thunder not planning to trade Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

The Shai Gilgeous-Alexander trade speculation has been running rampant since nearly the day he landed in Oklahoma City, irresponsibility so. Those trade talks only grew after the Utah Jazz shipped off Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Gilgeous-Alexander became the new prized target of struggling large market teams who need a spark. Sam Presti was asked about the attention this topic has gotten across social media, and his answer should assure some OKC Thunder fans, “the only reason we are talking about it is because another player on another team got traded and the aggregation machine needs more content.”
Presti went on to say “we love Shai [Gilgeous-Alexander] he is going to be such a good player. The thing about him is, you can not get long-term results with short-term people. Neither one of [Shai Gilgeous-Alexander or Lu Dort] are short-term people.” This should (but likely won’t) put an end to the ridiculous trade speculation around Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Both SGA and Sam Presti have been bold enough to put their names on shutting down the idea of any discontentment around Gilgeous-Alexander and the franchise. At some point, we have to believe the people involved more than supposed “sources.”