Shai Gilgeous-Alexander placed in 2C tier by The Athletic

Preparing for the 2023-24 season, The Athletic decided to rank the top 125 players in the league into five different tiers. The higher the number and letter, the better the player.

After a career season last year, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is ranked as one of the best players in the league. He was put in Tier 2C — along with James Harden, Paul George and Jamal Murray.

The 25-year-old looks to build upon his impressive season last year, where he averaged 31.4 points on 51% shooting. He earned his first All-NBA first-team bid and finished No. 5 in MVP voting.

The Oklahoma City Thunder enters the season with high expectations after being arguably the biggest overachiever last year.

Story originally appeared on Thunder Wire