The Clippers have traded the 12th pick and two future 2nd round picks to the Hornets for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Alexander is a versatile 6’6” point guard with a monster 6’11” wingspan. Alexander was a stud playmaker and leader for Kentucky, averaging 14.1 points, 5.1 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game. His shot is a work in progress, but he can score around the basket, and he puts his length to excellent use on both ends of the court. His size should enable him to guard wings when he bulks up, allowing him to play alongside smaller guards such as Pat Beverley or Lou Williams.
Shai is by all accounts a fantastic person, a kind and supportive locker room presence. He works hard, he likes to win, and he helped turn Kentucky’s season around as a freshman who wasn’t even expected to start going into the year.
To read more about Alexander’s fit on the Clippers, check out his profile from Clips Nation draft expert Trevor Magnotti.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on being traded to Clippers:”I’m playing for the team I want to play for. So this is good for me.”— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 22, 2018