F - OKC
Darius Bazley totaled four points (0-5 FG, 0-4 3PT, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in Monday’s 102-89 loss to the Houston Rockets.
Bazley only logged in 20 minutes for the second straight game and scored just four points in Monday’s loss to the Rockets. The Thunder play a deep rotation which limits the power forward’s minutes. Fantasy managers need to be aware of the high risk of rostering Bazley in their lineups moving forward.
OKC Thunder F Darius Bazley posted eight points and five rebounds during the Thunder's loss to the Wizards on Friday.
Over the past few games with PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out of the lineup, we saw Bazley flirt with fantasy relevance. Now, with SGA back in the lineup, Bazley is not worth rostering due to his lack of minutes and scoring on a rebuilding Thunder team.
OKC Thunder PF Darius Bazley notched 14 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 FT, 1-3 3P), seven rebounds, and one assist during 33 minutes of play against the Pelicans in the win.
The strong play continued on Wednesday for Bazley. The young forward notched 14 points, seven rebounds, and an assist during a win over the Pelicans. Bazley continues to play heavy minutes for a rebuilding team but isn't flirting with much fantasy relevance. He is worth rostering in deeper leagues but is on the cusp of droppable of 12-team leagues and especially points leagues.
OKC Thunder PF Darius Bazley scored 15 points (5-12 FG, 2-4 FT, 3-8 3P) while adding in six boards in a close loss to the Clippers.
After a rough game on Saturday against the Warriors, Bazley bounced back nicely scoring 15 points while knocking down three 3P's. You would like to see the shooting percentage hit a tick higher as the veteran is shooting just 21.6% from 3P and 47% from the field, but even on bad shooting, he is still averaging 10.7 PPG. Bazley continues to be up-and-down like the rest of the Thunder squad but if he can find level he's someone on my radar in 12 team leagues.
Darius Bazley totaled seven points (3-7 FG, 0-3 3PT, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in the Thunder’s 106-98 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.
Bazley underwhelmed in the Thunder’s loss to the Warriors, as he was unable to tap into the promising upside we experienced last year when he averaged 31.2 minutes of playing time, 13.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks while shooting 39.6 percent from the floor and 29.0 from beyond the arc. Yes, these first few games haven't been a cakewalk, as we can tell from the team's dismal record, however with his newly secured role in the rotation, it wouldn't be out of place to expect a bit more from the third-year pro. His upside, price-point, and foreseeable low ownership could make him an ideal buy-low candidate to add to your lineups.