F - OKC
Aleksej Pokusevski will miss at least six weeks because of an ankle injury that he suffered.
Pokusevski sprained his right ankle during a workout on Tuesday and will be sidelined for the next six weeks at least. The team will re-evaluate him after that point, but it's possible he misses even more time than that. With this timeline, he's set to miss the start of the season for the Thunder, and that will lead to Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Chet Holmgren getting more work in his absence.
Thunder big man Aleksej Pokusevski suffered a non-displaced tibial plateau fracture in his left leg in Tuesday's win over the Spurs. He will be re-evaluated in 6-8 weeks, per ESPN's Tim MacMahon.
This is almost as bad of a blow as could have been expected after he exited Tuesday's game. Pokusevski has yet to take that leap many expected in fantasy circles. After starting off the season hot, the seven-footer has fallen flat. He is averaging just over 20 minutes per game. It would be nice to see what he is capable of if ever given a bump in usage, as the skills are clearly there.
Aleksej Pokusevski exited Tuesday night's matchup with the Spurs after suffering an apparent leg injury and did not return.
Pokusevski went down with what looked to be a potentially serious leg injury just two minutes into the game against San Antonio. Prior to his exit he had hit his only shot and secured a block and rebound. More updates should come from the team tomorrow regarding Poku's status.
Aleksej Pokusevski started but played just 23 minutes on Monday, managing eight points, (3-9 FG, 0-4 3P, 2-4 FT) six rebounds, three assists, and a block as the Thunder beat the Trail Blazers 123-121.
Pokusevski continues to start for Oklahoma City but has averaged just under 20 minutes of action over his last five appearances. He is essentially playing a bench role out of the starting lineup. It is quite a shame too, because his recent stat lines would be more than fantasy-friendly on a per-36 minute basis. Unless he starts getting consistent minutes back in the thirties- and we wouldn't count on it, Pokusevski can be sent to the waiver wire in fantasy leagues everywhere.
Aleksej Pokusevski started but did not score while contributing nine rebounds and two assists over 22 minutes in a Thunder loss to the Mavericks on Monday.
Pokusevski missed all three of his field goal attempts on Monday night, and did very little outside of his rebounding total. The effort was quite disappointing given the monster line he had managed to post in his prior outing against Cleveland. One of the most frustrating players to own in all of fantasy basketball, Pokusevski is best suited for the bench as the Thunder welcome the Heat to town on Wednesday.