Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is getting into 12 months 1 of a five-year, $172 million max contract with the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder and his future with the franchise has been questioned by some within the media as he could possibly be the subsequent potential commerce goal for groups attempting to make an all-in transfer.
The Cleveland Cavaliers just lately acquired Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz for a bundle of future first spherical picks, which led to hypothesis on who the subsequent star participant to be traded could possibly be whether or not it is Gilgeous-Alexander or one other participant on a non-contender.
“The one motive we’re speaking about it’s as a result of one other participant on one other workforce obtained traded,” Sam Presti mentioned. “The machine — the aggregation machine — is empty now. So we want slightly extra content material.
“That’s the worth of admission. It’s not a penalty. Nobody’s out to try to disrupt the Thunder or create issues for the Thunder. It is simply that is the enterprise we work in. You should not be shocked by that.”