As the NBA Draft draws near, one team appears to have been eliminated from the Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sweepstakes. The Kentucky point guard has sky-rocketed up draft boards, but ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is ruling out the eighth overall pick.
“I know Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is shooting up draft boards but from what I can tell, it doesn’t seem like he wants to play for the Cavs,” Windhorst said. “He patently refused to work out for them, in fact made a point to tell them he didn’t want to be there.”
All appears normal, until that final clause.
Part of the reason why Gilgeous-Alexander’s stock has soared is because he hasn’t worked out or conducted interviews with teams. The mystery has added fuel to the flames as teams are drawn in like bugs. Windhorst’s report isn’t unusual, except for the final caveat: “(he) made a point to tell them he didn’t want to be there.”
I guess that means SGA won’t be suiting up with LeBron anytime soon.