4. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Last week's rank: 4
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander remains at four with the Thunder hot streak continuing.
The former 2018 draft pick is having yet another career year with 29 points, five rebounds, and six assists per game. Shai has not only increased his production but also his leadership over the summer.
He has easily become one of the biggest stars in the league and proves it night in and out. In a game against the Dallas Mavericks, Shai struggled all night long but found a way to make a difference on the defensive end.
Shai finished the game with five total steals, including the game-securing steal off of an inbound pass. His offensive dominance has been clear for multiple years, but his defensive numbers must not be overlooked.
Despite Shai's sloppy performance in Dallas, he has dominated all week, putting multiple 30-point performances together. He is turning into one of the best players in the NBA, and is putting the league
Shai has not only looked like a potential MVP candidate but also a DPOY candidate. He's averaging a league-high 2.5 steals per contest. With numbers like this, it's hard to deny the effect Shai has around the league.
If the Thunder continue to win, Shai could find himself in the top three of the rankings eventually.