Shai Gilgeous-Alexander distanced himself from the expectations of replacing Russell Westbrook's production next season. 

"I am not Russell Westbrook. We don't have the same name, the same body type, nothing like that. So I'm going to try to be myself and be the best me," said Gilgeous-Alexander.

Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 10.8 points and 3.3 in his rookie season.

He also discussed being mentored by Chris Paul, adding that he's already learning from the veteran point guard.

"Some of the things I like to keep a secret. I've learned a lot from him in terms of thinking the game, angles, things like that. He's obviously a really good player. He's been a really good player for a really long time, and a guy that I looked up to growing up. I'll continue to learn from him as long as I get to."