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Mike Muscala (right ankle) is dealing with some soreness in his right ankle and missed Tuesday’s practice as the Thunder prepare to take on the Rocket’s on Wednesday. (Source: Joe Mussatto on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Muscala is one of three Thunder to miss practice today and he will also likely be tagged as questionable heading into tomorrow.

Category: Injury Updates

Kenrich Williams (right ankle sprain) did not participate in practice Tuesday as the Thunder prepare to take on the Rockets on Wednesday night. (Source: Joe Mussatto on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Williams missing practice due to the ankle sprain he should be considered questionable heading into tomorrow. Missing practice doesn’t help his case for getting on the floor though so this may lead to a game time decision.

Category: Injury Updates

Derrick Favors (illness) was absent of the Thunder’s practice on Tuesday due to a non-COVID illness. The Thunder take on the Rockets on Wednesday. (Source: Joe Mussatto on twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Favors is dealing with a non-COVID illness but still missed practice and should be considered questionable for tomorrow’s tilt against the Rockets.

Category: Injury Updates

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.

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Game Recaps

Luguentz Dort scored seven points and only produced three rebounds, one assist, and two steals in the Thunder’s 102-89 loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Dort only had an 18% usage rate for Monday’s game and produced only seven points for the evening. The jump shot simply wasn’t falling in as he finished with an abysmal 30% field goal percentage and 16% from three-point land. Expect the guard to have a better bounce-back game on Wednesday against the Rockets. Dort carries a 22% usage rate for the season and logs in a hefty amount of minutes on a nightly basis.

Category: Game Recaps

Tre Mann totaled 17 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3PT, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, two steals, and a block across 30 minutes during Monday’s 102-89 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: Tre Mann not only finished second in minutes played but also tied for second in team scoring with 17 points on Monday. He was able to bring down seven rebounds and generate two steals while logging in for 30 minutes. Wednesday’s rematch with the Rockets will be interesting to see how the Thunders’ rotation for that game will play out. One factor to take into consideration is Mann being priced at the minimum for daily fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Josh Giddey scored two points (1-9 FG, 0-5 3PT), grabbed five rebounds, seven assists, one steal, and two blocks in Monday’s 102-89 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: Giddey’s 11% shooting percentage from the floor in Monday’s contest only produced him two points for the evening. The Thunder rookie did take advantage of the Rockets’ fast pace tempo and dropped seven dimes and supported the defensive end with two blocks. Although Giddey took a bit of a hit with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander back from injury, expect the rookie guard to bounce back with an efficient revenge game against the Rockets on Wednesday.

Category: Game Recaps

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander totaled 22 points (9-20 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-6 FT), three rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks in Monday’s 102-89 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: SGA produced fairly well in Monday’s contest and seem to move past the ankle injury he suffered earlier in the season. The point guard leads the Thunder in usage and continues to pad the peripheral stat sheet every time he suits up for a game. He is currently underpriced in daily fantasy formats and is considered a must-start in all leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

OKC Thunder Jeremiah Robinson-Earl totaled 13 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 32 minutes during Monday's 113-101 loss to the Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: The first career double for Robinson-Earl on Monday. The young forward totaled 13 points and 10 boards while also piling in a stat in every other column. JRE continues to step in and out of the starting lineup, with such high volatility, he's tough to trust for fantasy situations. He remains someone to stream when he is announced as starting.

Category: Game Recaps

OKC Thunder guard Ty Jerome scored 11 points (4-9 FG, 1-2 FT, 2-5 3P) while grabbing one assist and one board during Sunday's loss to the Nets.

Fantasy Impact: After being demoted to a low-end bench role the last two games, Jerome finally saw an extended run playing 16 minutes on Sunday in a blowout versus the Nets. He looked solid across his 16 minutes of work but didn't provide much else outside of his scoring. Jerome likely will remain around 10-15 minutes per game on the Thunder but is not worth rostering in any fantasy format.

Category: Game Recaps

OKC Thunder C Aleksej Pokusevski scored one point while notching six boards and two assists during a 105-103 win over the Kings.

Fantasy Impact: Pokusevski continues to play bench minutes so far this season for a rebuilding Thunder team. The 2020 draft pick has yet to score in the double-digits since 10/22 and is really only providing rebounds. With a ton of options, the Thunder seem content with giving Poku his 14.5 season average in MPG. He is droppable in all leagues outside of dynasty leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Thunder PG Theo Maledon scored seven points while dishing out one assist and grabbing seven rebounds in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: For the first time all season, Thunder PG Theo Maledon saw over 25 minutes of work. After getting demoted to a low-end bench role which saw him play seven and eight minutes the past two games, he finally played 28 minutes in a close loss. The young guard didn't do much recording just seven points and seven boards but it's good to note that Maledon is finally seeing his role expand. He's currently not on my radar in leagues outside of dynasty.

Category: Game Recaps

Kemba Walker has agreed to a buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder and plans to sign with the New York Knicks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Thunder traded for Walker and the 16th pick in the July Draft, and already flipped that for two future firsts in a draft night deal. There is two years left on Walker's deal with a player option in the 2022 season. The Knicks were in need of a starting point guard with Derrick Rose likely remaining in his sixth-man role and that's what they'll get with Walker, who has struggled with consistency ever since he left Charlotte. He will look to lead the Knicks to another playoff appearance this upcoming season after falling to Atlanta in round one this past year.

Category: Rumors

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports the Celtics have acquired Al Horford, Moses Brown and a 2023 second-round pick in exchange for Kemba Walker, the No. 16 overall pick in the 2021 draft and a 2025 second-round draft pick. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Horford is back in Boston, who opens up a lot of financial flexibility by moving on from Walker. The Thunder now have three first-rounders in this year's draft.

Category: Transactions

Oklahoma City Thunder SG Josh Hall registered 25 points (11-21 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-6 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists across 43 minutes in Sunday's win over the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Hall couldn't have wished for a better performance in his first NBA start, as he recorded a double-double while being one of two Oklahoma City players that scored at least 25 points. The Thunder are eliminated from playoff contention and Hall didn't have much of a role off the bench in previous weeks, though, so this performance was certainly an outlier and not a benchmark for his potential contributions going forward in the short-term spectrum.

Category: Game Recaps

Oklahoma City Thunder C Moses Brown notched 24 points (12-19 FG), 18 rebounds, seven blocks and three assists across 38 minutes in Sunday's win over the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Brown ended just three blocks away from putting up a triple-double and was all over the court in this one, leading the Thunder in rebounds and scoring a season-high 24 points. Brown's playing time in the final weeks of the regular season was extremely inconsistent, but he flashed the potential to be a decent fantasy contributor if he gets enough minutes. He's still raw, but the upside is there going forward -- especially in dynasty formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Mykhailiuk registered 14 points (7-14 FG), three rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 22 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Kings.

Fantasy Impact: The 23-year-old has now strung together three straight double-digit scoring outputs, a span in which he's averaging 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 three-pointers, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals in 24.7 minutes. Mykhailiuk has been a steady source of three-pointers and low-end points through 28 games since being traded to the Thunder back in March, and he should continue hovering around 20-to-25 minutes off the bench the rest of the way.

Category: Game Recaps

Oklahoma City Thunder PF Isaiah Roby tallied 13 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, three steals, and two assists across 16 minutes in Thursday's 109-95 loss to the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: The Thunders' struggles continued on Thursday but Roby was one of the lone bright spots on the team. In 16 minutes of play, the young forward notched 13 points and nine rebounds.

Category: Game Recaps

Oklahoma City Thunder C Tony Bradley scored 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-3 FT) while chipping in seven rebounds, and an assist during Friday’s loss to the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Bradley continues to be a bright spot on a Thunder team that has lost nine consecutive games. With Darius Bazley back, Bradley has struggled to pick up extra minutes. For now the veteran center is someone to monitor but is not an add in fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Thunder forward Jaylen Hoard scores 13 points in Wednesday's 113-102 loss to the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: Wednesday was Hoard's second game this season, where he played 24 minutes. With the Thunder seemingly open to trying new things in their system, Hoard could be a player they want to work in for the remainder of the season. This is two straight outings with north of 20 minutes played. He may not be on many fantasy managers' radars right now, but it's worth monitoring Hoard's progress as we move through the rest of the year.

Category: Game Recaps