In the course of the most up-to-date ESPN’s The Hoop Collective podcast episode, Tim Bontemps revealed an interesting anecdote during their Shai Gilgeous-Alexander segment.
When praising Gilgeous-Alexander, Bontemps revealed an NBA executive told him the one player who’s definitively been higher than him this season is Giannis Antetokounmpo.
You may argue for other players within the league, but only Antetokounmpo is clearly higher than Gilgeous-Alexander this season.
That’s quite the compliment to receive for the 24-year-old who hasn’t even made an All-Star game yet in his profession.
“To place a bow on this real quick. An executive was texting me last night, watching the sport. He said there’s just one player within the league without delay that’s definitively been higher, in his opinion, than Shai this season (and it’s) Giannis.”
In 15 games, Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.1 points on 53.4 percent shooting, 5.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds.
Recap: ESPN’s ‘The Hoop Collective’ podcast talks about Shai Gilgeous-Alexander