The face of the Thunder franchise will miss the start of Thunder training camp.
The team announced Wednesday that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has a grade two left MCL sprain (knee) and will be out for the start of training camp. According to the Thunder, SGA will be re-evaluated in two weeks. The Thunder’s second preseason game is two week’s from Wednesday’s announcement. It will be played at the BOK Center in Tulsa on October 5 against the Mavs.
The 24-year-old averaged 24.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.9 assists in 56 games last season but missed the final ten games of the season with a right ankle injury.
The Thunder has already lost the second overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft for the season because of injury. Chet Holmgren had surgery to fix a Lisfranc injury in his right foot that he hurt in an exhibition game.
Oklahoma City starts preseason camp next week.
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