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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

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander agreed to a five-year, $172 million max rookie extension with the Thunder. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gilgeous-Alexander was part of recent trade rumors right around the NBA Draft, but he will continue to lead the current Thunder rebuild. He missed a good chunk of this past season as there was no point in risking further injury in a completely lost season for Oklahoma City, but he will look to bounce back this upcoming season as one of the better young talents in the league.

Category: Transactions

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 PF Aleksej Pokusevski notched 29 points (10-19 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds and two assists across 41 minutes in Sunday's win over the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Pokusevski for the first time since injuring himself back in April looked like his old self. He racked up 29 points, nailed six three's, and snatched up eight boards in 41 minutes. His impact for the Thunder has been great for most of the season as he fins himself as the best pure scorer on the team. 2021 I'm expecting a breakout year for the rookie.

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

Oklahoma City Thunder PF Darius Bazley scored 18 points (3-13 FG, 10-12 FT) while adding in five rebounds and five assists during Tuesday's loss to the Kings.

Fantasy Impact: Tuesday was a bad night for Bazley despite his scoring output. Shooting just 3-13 from the field, Bazley has struggled to find consistency. The young forward should continue to play 30 or more minutes a night and see high volume on a tanking Thunder squad.

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 PG Kenrich Williams scored 20 points (8-15 FG) while adding in two rebounds and four assists during Tuesday's loss to the Kings.

Fantasy Impact: With the Thunder down Ty Jerome (calf), Luguentz Dort (knee), and Theo Maledon (foot), Williams got the nod at point guard on Tuesday. The young forward scored 20 points in an impressive scoring night. With the Thunder in full tank mood, Williams should be a great fantasy asset.

Category: Game Recaps

Oklahoma City Thunder PG Ty Jerome tallied 23 points (8-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds three assists and a steal across 22 minutes in a loss to Golden State on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Despite playing limited minutes as of late, the second-year guard continues to play well for a struggling Thunder squad. He enjoyed a standout game from the field, hitting eight of 14 field-goal attempts, including three of six from deep. Jerome has been a pleasant surprise for Oklahoma City since being called up from the G League in late February. He is posting per-game averages of 10.7 points, 3.6 assists and 2.2 three-pointers over 33 contests..

Category: Game Recaps

Oklahoma City Thunder SG Luguentz Dort (hip) is questionable to play against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday due to a strained right hip. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Dort has cooled off considerably with his production in recent games but could miss Thursday's contest against the Warriors due to a right hip strain. If he misses, fantasy managers in DFS contests can look to roster Svi Mykhailiuk for great value at $3,500 on FanDuel.

Category: Injury Updates

Oklahoma City Thunder PG Theo Maledon posted 16 points (5-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, two blocked shots, and a rebound across 32 minutes in Thursday's 109-95 loss to the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Even in recent weeks with all of his shooting woes, the rookie guard seems locked into the starting lineup. Even after fending off surges from Dort, Jerome, and others, Maledon continues to play 30+ minutes a night. After two games with less than 10 shot attempts, he ramped up his output with 12 attempted shots in the loss, and it appears to be his key to a respectable stat line. He averages only 3.5 assists per game, far below what's expected from a point guard averaging 28 minutes per game.

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder are trading veteran PG George Hill to the Philadelphia 76ers for Tony Bradley, Terrance Ferguson, and two future second round picks. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Sixers get a high quality backup point guard behind Ben Simmons. This also takes some of the pressure off Shake Milton and will allow him to focus more on scoring.

Category: Transactions

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded guard Hamidou Diallo to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Svi Mykhailiuk and a second-round pick. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It is a 2027 second-round pick. Diallo has averaged just under 12 points over close to 24 minutes per game this season, while Mykhailiuk is averaging just under seven points per game this season with the Pistons. Diallo has not played since February 24 due to a groin injury. The Pistons appear to be big on Diallo as he gets set to be an restricted free agent after this season. He should get more opportunity with the Pistons, while Mykhailiuk will likely continue to hold a smaller role with Oklahoma City.

Category: Transactions

Thunder PF/C Mike Muscala scored 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-7 3PT) to go along with seven rebounds and one block in OKC's victory over the Spurs.

Fantasy Impact: With Al Horford resting on Thursday, Muscala played an increased role for the Thunder, a role that yielded an efficient scoring night for the Thunder big man. Muscala's 18 points on Thursday marked the first time that he's eclipsed the 15-point mark since February 17th, a pleasant surprise for any Muscala managers. However, with Al Horford and Isaiah Roby still in front of him, Muscala should remain on the waiver wire for now.

Category: Game Recaps

Justin Jackson scored a season-high 20 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with three rebounds, three assists, and two steals across 28 minutes in Friday's 95-97 loss to the Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson's playing time has been sporadic all season, but he took full advantage of his 28 minutes on Friday, compiling his best game of the season. While Jackson isn't a reliable fantasy option, his minutes could be on the rise with so many Thunder injuries and continued good play.

Category: Game Recaps