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Oklahoma City Thunder

Western Northwest


Zavier Simpson recorded 13 points (5-15 FG, 0-3 3PT, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, seven assists, and one block in 47 minutes in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: With the Thunder only playing six players, Simpson was able to log heavy minutes for a third consecutive game. Friday was the rookie's third game played on the season. If the Thunder continue to essentially not have a bench on Sunday against the Clippers, Simpson will continue to see an expanded role.

Category: Game Recaps


Georgios Kalaitzakis recorded 25 points (10-19 FG, 2-7 3PT, 3-5 FT), four rebounds, six assists, and three steals in 45 minutes in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: With the Thunder only playing six players, Kalaitzakis was able to log heavy minutes and record his third straight game scoring in double figures. Friday was the rookie's third game with the Thunder since signing with them out of the G League. If the Thunder continue to basically not have a bench on Sunday against the Clippers, Kalaitzakis will continue to see an expanded role.

Category: Game Recaps


Jaylen Hoard recorded 27 points (13-23 FG, 1-4 3PT), 17 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 47 minutes in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: With the Thunder only playing six players, Hoard was able to log heavy minutes and record his third straight 20 plus point game. The rookie has also been a rebounding machine with 67 total rebounds in his last five games. If the Thunder continue to basically not have a bench on Sunday against the Clippers, Hoard will continue to see an expanded role.

Category: Game Recaps


As per the official NBA Injury Report, Thunder G Tre Mann has officially been ruled out for Friday's game against the Lakers. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Tre Mann is set to miss his seventh consecutive game on Friday dealing with a strained right hamstring. It remains to be seen if he will see the court again this season with just one other game remaining. Mann's last chance to return would be Sunday against the Clippers in regular season finale.

Category: Injury Updates


Jeremiah Robinson-Earl put up 18 points (6-10 FG, 2-3 3PT, 4-4 FT) and two rebounds in the blowout loss in Utah.

Fantasy Impact: The former Villanova Wildcat was more than solid off the bench for Oklahoma City. He has been a solid contributor all year for the Thunder. JRE could see some extended playing time to close the year.

Category: Game Recaps


Isaiah Roby finished with 18 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 3PT, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, five assists, and a steal in the losing effort.

Fantasy Impact: The young big man has been solid for OKC since stepping into the starting lineup. However, the whole Thunder roster seems like a crapshoot and it would be tough to trust any of them.

Category: Game Recaps


According to Law Murray, Olivier Sarr has been waived by the Thunder on Wednesday. (Source: Law Murray)

Fantasy Impact: Across his four games with the Thunder, Sarr averaged 15.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game. On Wednesday, the clearly tanking and talent rident Thunder waived the young slasher.

Category: Transactions


Aaron Wiggins recorded 17 points (6-9 FG, 1-4 3PT, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, and four assists in 26 minutes in Sunday's win over the Suns.

Fantasy Impact: Wiggins is averaging 28.3 minutes in his last 10 games. However, variance in points has been an issue as the Maryland product has scored as high as 28 points and as low as two points in March. The young guard is looking like a risky play with upside moving forward. The 23-year-old will look to stay productive when the Thunder host the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

Category: Game Recaps


Aleksej Pokusevski recorded 17 points (7-14 FG, 3-5 3PT), 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, one block and six turnovers in 36 minutes in Sunday's win over the Suns.

Fantasy Impact: Pokusevski recorded his first career triple-double against a shorthanded Suns squad. The seven-footer was running the offense Sunday with the Thunder missing mostly all their primary ball-carriers. The six turnovers were rough but Poku cleaned it up in the second half. The Thunder are seeing what they got in the young center as he has now scored in double figures in four consecutive games while averaging 9.0 assists and 35.3 minutes. The 20-year-old will look to stay productive when the Thunder host the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

Category: Game Recaps


Lindy Waters III recorded 16 points (6-12 FG, 4-10 3PT), five rebounds, four assists, and one block in 23 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss to the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Waters lll starts off April with a 4-10 three point performance. The Oklahoma State product has now shot at least 40% from deep in five consecutive games. The 24-year-old should remain a sneaky value play, albeit a tough matchup, when the Thunder host the the Suns on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


Theo Maledon recorded 28 points (10-22 FG, 3-8 3PT, 5-7 FT), six rebounds, six assists, one steal, and two blocks in 37 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: With the Thunder so shorthanded, Maledon is playing big minutes and producing. The young guard is averaging 35.0 minutes, 22.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.0 steals in his last five games. The 20-year-old should continue to be a fine play, albeit a tough matchup, when the Thunder host the Suns on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) will be shut down for the rest of this year's NBA season. (Source: Sean Highkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Alexander has been dealing with an ankle issue that has landed him on the injury report frequently, and the team will opt to be conservative and just shut him down for the season, as they don't have any hopes of contending this year. This has big implications for depth players on the Thunder, but it's toughest on managers of the star guard who will be without him for the most important time of the season. He is projected to be ready to go for next season, and fantasy managers can look for Theo Maledon and Isaiah Roby to see additional opportunities in his extended absence.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Brett Siegel on Twitter, Thunder announces that Darius Bazley has sustained a non-displaced tibial plateau fracture in his right knee and that he will miss the remaining eight games of the 2021-22 season. (Source: Brett Siegel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bazley, who came into Monday listed as doubtful will now not only miss this game but will be out for the remainder of the NBA season. The team announced the veteran suffered a non-displaced tibial plateau fracture in his right knee. With such a heavily injured Thunder roster, Bazley's minutes should shift to newly returning Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Theo Maledon.

Category: Injury Updates


Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Josh Giddey will miss the rest of the NBA season. (Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Giddey is battling hip soreness that will ultimately get the better of him and sideline him for the remainder of the season. The rookie was having an outstanding season up until his injury, being considered a frontrunner for rookie of the year by many. The team is likely trying to be conservative with his recovery, and as of now, it looks like he should be good to go for next season.

Category: Injury Updates


Derrick Favors (back) will be out for Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Wednesday will mark the seventh-straight game that Favors has missed because of his low-back soreness. The timeline on his injury is still undefined, and there's no real optimism that he will return soon. Look for Isaiah Roby to continue to benefit from his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Mike Muscala will miss the rest of the Thunder's season after undergoing an ankle procedure Tuesday. (Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Muscala has been fighting injury for weeks now, and the team finally caved in and shut him down for the season. With the Thunder out of any kind of contention, they are looking ahead to the future to make sure their players will be good to go for next season.

Category: Injury Updates


Ty Jerome (hip) out for season

Tue, Mar 8th 6:25pm EST
By Leo Sells

Ty Jerome (hip) is out for the remainder of the season after getting a procedure done on his hip. (Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jerome has been injured for a while now, and the struggling Thunder decided to shut him down to ensure he will be good for next season. The expectation as of now if that he will make a full recovery, but fantasy managers should keep an eye on his status to make sure.

Category: Injury Updates


Luguentz Dort (shoulder) underwent season-ending surgery Tuesday and will make a full recovery for next season. (Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dort hasn't been able to play for a while, and with the Thunder not even remotely in contention, the team has decided to shut him and others down for the season. Fantasy managers should pay attention to his recovery to ensure he will be good for next season.

Category: Injury Updates


Kenrich Williams (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's contest against the Milwaukee Bucks. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Williams hasn't been able to play since the middle of February because of a sprained knee. There isn't any reason for fantasy managers to still be holding onto him, as the team hasn't made public any timeline for his return. He is a safe drop candidate.

Category: Injury Updates


The Thunder have waived forward KZ Okpala after acquiring him via trade this week from the Heat. (Source: JD Shaw on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Okpala hasn't played since December 28 and his absence will be extended. The third-year role player has only appeared in 21 games this season averaging 11.6 minutes and 3.7 points.

Category: Transactions