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Only three NBA players are currently averaging more points than Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander entered into the top five in points per game in the NBA after pouring in 37 points in a loss to the Denver Nuggets

With the  season going strong for two weeks now, things are changing and changing fast. Expectations for both teams and players prior to the start of 2022-23 have been shattered. One of the other major shifts that appear to be happening is the Thunder's  evolving into a top-five scorer in the and some would say a top 15 or 20 player in the league.

After last night's 37-point outburst against the Denver Nuggets, Gilgeous-Alexander has crept into the top five in points per game, according to the NBA. Only Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetekounmpo, and  are averaging more buckets on a nightly basis and all three will unquestionably be inducted into the Hall of Fame barring something crazy happening.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Stats

Gilgeous-Alexander's ascendance as one of the premier bucket-getters in the  comes in year four for the 23-year-old point guard who just re-signed for the  on a maximum contract this past summer.

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