The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-7 to start the 2022-23 season and have lost four games in a row. The Thunder started off with a three-game losing streak, followed by a four-game losing streak and a four-game losing streak since then. They sit in last place in the Northwest Division and one of their star players is starting to get frustrated.
OKC PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has tried to quiet the Thunder’s upset rumors and they don’t seem to be going away. He’s “upset about losing,” and that’s not what you want to hear from your best player on the team. A person can only cope with so many losses before stress begins.
NBA betting sites have the Thunder (+50000) to win the Finals this season.
“You’re hearing that Tea is upset about losing, and I think that’s something we’ve all heard from Toronto about their desire for Tea this summer.”
– NBA Executive by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) November 10, 2022
Gilgeous-Alexander was disappointed to lose in OKC
According to reporters, the Toronto Raptors are interested in the 24-year-old Toronto native. These same rumors surfaced earlier in the summer, but Tea was quick to silence those rumors and remain loyal to the team.
“When I signed a 5-year extension, I knew what I was signing up for…and I don’t think we’ll lose much more.” – Tea Gilgeous-Alexander
“I believe in this team” – Shay Gilgeous-Alexander
SGA averages (31.6) points, (4.5) rebounds, (5.6) assists, (1.9) steals, and (1.5) blocks per game this season. He is the team’s leading scorer and has led them in scoring in all 10 games this season. SGA led the team in assists in six of 10 games.
It will take a big trade package and prospects to pry SGA away from the Thunder. He’s their franchise center right now and they need him for the time being. Raptors GM Masai Ujiri hasn’t traded multiple first-round picks, nor has Thunder GM Sam Presti made a deal in his career. SGA is likely to stay in OKC.