Indiana Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle believes Oklahoma City Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is having an MVP type season (averaging 30.5 PPG/4.9 RPG/5.5 APG/1.7 SPG/1.1 BPG/50.1% FG/34.5% 3-PT/90.8% FT).

(via Indiana Pacers):

“He’s a great young player. I don’t know what else to say. I think he’s a legitimate MVP conversation guy because of the impact he has on their game and what he’s doing with his scoring. He may be the scoring champ before it’s all over. And defensively, he’s always had a high IQ. So he’s a really great young player that has tremendous impact on both sides of the ball. He’s a guy that any team in this league would covet.”