F - OKC
Darius Bazley has been diagnosed with a right knee bone bruise and will be re-evaluated in four to six weeks.
Bazley will miss an extended period of time with the knee injury, and there's no firm timetable for his return. Expect some more work for Mike Muscala behind Danilo Gallinari in Bazley's absence.
Darius Bazley scored 11 (5-7 FG, 1-4 FT), five rebounds, one assist, and one block through 20 minutes in the Thunder's 140-111 win against the Hawks on Friday.
Bazley showed signs of life during the blowout victory over the Hawks. While the score may have led to extra playing time, keep an eye on Bazley's playing time moving forward should Billy Donovan show more confidence in Bazley in the future. Until then, Bazley is no more than a DFS dart throw in very plus matchups.
Darius Bazley got the spot start on Sunday against the Clippers with Danilo Gallinari out with an ankle injury. Bazley finished with seven points, eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 25 minutes.
Bazley would be next in line for minutes if Gallinari is indeed traded. For now, Bazley is only a DFS option whenever Gallinari is out.
Darius Bazley provided 17 points (5-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), with five rebounds, and one block in 19 minutes during Saturday's 115-104 win over the Pelicans.
Bazley amassed more points in this one than he did in his first five appearances combined. Despite the limited minutes, he had a great all-around performance in Saturday's win. Bazley seems to be carving out a decent role for himself, but is worth only holding onto in deeper leagues. The Thunder's next scheduled game is Tuesday, home against the Magic.
Darius Bazley drafted 23rd overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2019 NBA draft.
Former Ohio State and Syracuse commit but decided to enter the G League, and then ultimately decided to just sit out the season and train for the NBA. While very talented, he’s still raw.