Report: Toronto Raptors closely monitoring Shai Gilgeous-Alexander




 

Well, it looks like it took a day for the Toronto Raptors' rumors to start back up after Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made his intentions known of wanting to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The highlight of media day for the Thunder was Gilgeous-Alexander downplaying any trade rumor and talks about him growing unhappy with his current situation.

"Honestly, I don't pay attention to like the NBA media stuff and what gets tweeted and what circulates around the web," said Gilgeous-Alexander. "Try to stay focused with what I've got going on, me getting better, the guys that are on the team. Just try and just be a better team next season, a better player next season."

Gilgeous-Alexander made his stance even more clear when asked about his content status with the team during his interview with The Athletic's Andrew Schlecht.

"I know what I signed up for when I signed a five-year extension," said Gilgeous-Alexander to The Athletic. "And I don't think we're gonna be losing for much longer. So it's not like I signed up to lose or anything. I believe in this team. I think we're heading in the right direction."

Despite Gilgeous-Alexander's proclamation, it appears that the Raptors will continue to monitor his situation closely, according to TSN Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg in a recent article.

Despite the annoyance it might cause among Thunder fans, the Raptors are only doing what a smart franchise would do. Things can change pretty quickly in the NBA. But for right now, Gilgeous-Alexander is bought into the Thunder's rebuilding plan.

List

Takeaways from Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault and Josh Giddey following Tuesday's practice

 

Story originally appeared on Thunder Wire

COMMENTS

More Related News

Game Recap: Thunder 135, Timberwolves 128
Game Recap: Thunder 135, Timberwolves 128

The Thunder defeated the Timberwolves, 135-128. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander recorded 33 points (10-17 FG) and six assists for the Thunder, his 6th consecutive 30+ point game, while Josh Giddey tallied 21 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in the victory. Anthony Edwards tallied 26 points, four assists and a career-high six steals for the Timberwolves in the losing effort. The Thunder improve to 10-13, while the Timberwolves fall to 11-12.

Khem Birch with a dunk vs the Orlando Magic
Khem Birch with a dunk vs the Orlando Magic

Khem Birch (Toronto Raptors) with a dunk vs the Orlando Magic, 12/03/2022

Markelle Fultz with an assist vs the Toronto Raptors
Markelle Fultz with an assist vs the Toronto Raptors

Markelle Fultz (Orlando Magic) with an assist vs the Toronto Raptors, 12/03/2022

Kevon Harris with a 2-pointer vs the Toronto Raptors
Kevon Harris with a 2-pointer vs the Toronto Raptors

Kevon Harris (Orlando Magic) with a 2-pointer vs the Toronto Raptors, 12/03/2022

Christian Koloko with an alley oop vs the Orlando Magic
Christian Koloko with an alley oop vs the Orlando Magic

Christian Koloko (Toronto Raptors) with an alley oop vs the Orlando Magic, 12/03/2022

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Basketball