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34. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
From Ontario, Canada, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a promising rookie season (2018-19) when he played for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers were going for it all, and dealt the young Canadian in a package to OKC for Paul George, and it allowed Gilgeous-Alexander to show what type of player he could be.
Gilgeous-Alexander inflated his PPG from his rookie year in L.A. from 10.8 to 19.0, while his PER also jumped from 13.4 to 17.7. While he was held to 35 Games due to injury in 2020-21, the Guard clearly emerged as the top player in OKC, again increasing his metrics to a 21.6 PER and a 23.7 PPG. SGA was also injured for a good amount of 2021-22, but averaged over 24 Points per Game in 56 Games.
Gilgeous-Alexander could be a special player, and we can’t to see what he has next.