Now that Chris Paul has been shipped out of OKC, expect the young guard to take on greater play-making and scoring responsibilities moving forward. Yes, Ricky Rubio will be joining the team, but Gilgeous-Alexander is clearly the future of that team. With his mentor and friend gone, Gilgeous-Alexander will be given the opportunity to step into the limelight and prove that he is ready for a bigger role. With the growth he has displayed thus far, do not expect him to disappoint.
Clint is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, and contributed to various sports publications prior to his work with Upside Hoops.