5. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
There aren’t many young guards with a smoother game than Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. His performance alongside Chris Paul and Dennis Schroeder has been the driving force behind Oklahoma City’s surprising season.
Alexander has great height for his position. His size has helped him bully smaller guards and his tight handle is enough to shake opponents. Shai is incredibly crafty in the paint and has sound footwork for a 21-year-old.
In his sophomore seasons, Alexander is averaging 19.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. He is still a shakey 3-point shooter, shooting 35.1 percent from deep, but has solid mechanics that can help him develop into a more efficient scorer in the future.
Alexander has made it clear in the past that he values playing in specific cities. In fact, he reportedly refused to work out with the Cleveland Cavaliers before the draft as he did not have any interest in playing for a rebuilding franchise.
Though the Thunder have clinched a playoff spot this season, it is likely a rebuild is coming soon. This could be all it takes to help pry Alexander away from the Thunder. All the Warriors would have to do next is open up enough cap space to either sign or trade for him.