Gilgeous-Alexander Will Miss Remainder Of Season

The Thunder have shut down Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for the remainder of the season, coach Mark Daigneault told The Oklahoman’s Joe Mussatto (Twitter link) and other media members on Monday.

Gilgeous-Alexander has been bothered by right ankle soreness during portions of the season and hasn’t played since last Monday. The team’s star guard signed off on the decision to let the ankle heal.

He had another strong season statistically, though his 3-point shooting dropped dramatically (30% from 41.8% last season). He averaged 24.5 PPG, 5.9 APG, 5.0 RPG and 1.3 SPG in 34.7 MPG while appearing in 56 games.

Forward Darius Bazley was also ruled out for the remainder of the season on Monday due to a knee injury.

Gilgeous-Alexander remains a major piece in Oklahoma City’s rebuild. His five-year, $172MM extension that he signed last summer will kick in next season.