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Aleksej Pokusevski managed zero points (0-7 FG, 0-5 3PT) four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 24 minutes during Tuesday’s 119-101 loss to the Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: Pokusevski was dreadful from the field and was unable to connect on any of his seven shot attempts in Tuesday’s loss to Denver. The Thunder rookie logged 24 minutes on Tuesday and salvaged some of his night by chipping in a little bit of every category. He is averaging 3.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 blocks across 16.8 minutes in 2020-21. Pokusevki is a flyer in deep-league formats only. The Thunder’s next scheduled game is Friday, away against the Clippers.

Category: Game Recaps


Shai Gilgeous-Alexander registered 14 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3PT, 3-6 FT), seven assists and five rebounds across 27 minutes in Tuesday’s 119-101 loss to the Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: Coming off a career-high 33 point performance, Gilgeous-Alexander returned to earth in Tuesday’s loss. He is thriving as the Thunder’s go-to-guy on offense, averaging 21.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.8 triples across 33.4 minutes. SGA has scored double figures in nine straight games and will look to keep his streak alive when the Thunder visit the Clippers on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


George Hill managed six points (2-5 FG, 2-3 3PT) two assists across 22 minutes during Tuesday’s 119-101 loss to the Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: Hill has now scored single digits in his last two games while shooting a woeful 31.3% (5-for-16) from the field. Despite his recent shooting woes, Hill has been solid as Thunder’s starting PG. He is averaging 10.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 triples across 25.9 minutes in 2020-21. Hill can be used as a streamer and is more of an option in deep-league formats. The Thunder’s next scheduled game is Friday, away against the Clippers.

Category: Game Recaps


Thunder HC Mark Daigneault said “we are working on the timetable” for Al Horford’s return to the Thunder. (Source: Ryan Stiles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Horford missed his third straight game Tuesday as he remains with his family for the birth of his child. “Obviously, we are really happy for him,” added Daigneault. “He is with his family right now in Oklahoma City.” There is no timeline for Horford and his next chance to return will be Friday against the Clippers. Isaiah Roby will continue to start at center for the Thunder while Horford remains away from the team.

Category: Injury Updates


Luguentz Dort scored a team-high 20 points (8-11 FG, 3-6 3PT, 1-2 FT), with five rebounds, three assists and one steal across 25 minutes in Tuesday’s 119-101 loss to the Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: Dort has been on absolute fire recently, scoring at least 20 points while shooting 57.7% (15-for-26) in his last two contests. He is averaging 13.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.4 triples across 28.3 minutes in 2020-21. His field goal percentage (48.4%) will be unsustainable, but Dort has a usage rate of 18.1% and is worth rostering in most league formats. Dort will look to extend his 20-point scoring streak to three games in Friday’s contest against the Clippers.

Category: Game Recaps


Isaiah Roby compiled 10 points (3-9 FG, 1-3 3PT, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, four steals and three assists across 26 minutes during Tuesday’s 119-101 loss to the Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: Roby recorded a season-high four steals and was one rebound shy of posting his first double-double of the season. Al Horford (personal) remains without a timetable, Roby should see an expanded role in the Thunder’s offense. He is averaging 11.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals while starting for Horford in his last three games. Roby will look to continue his solid play when the Thunder visit the Clippers on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


Darius Bazley provided 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-7 3PT), two rebounds and two blocks across 24 minutes during Tuesday’s 119-101 loss to the Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: Bazley has now reached double figures in scoring for the second time in his last six contests. He bounced back in Tuesday’s win after shooting an abysmal 26.1% (12-for-46) in his previous five games. Bazley has been productive in 2020-21, averaging 10.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.3 triples across 29.2 minutes. The Thunder’s next scheduled game is Friday, away against the Clippers.

Category: Game Recaps


Kenrich Williams provided 14 points (6-6 FG, 1-1 3PT, 1-2 FT) five rebounds, two assists and two steals across 27 minutes in Friday’s 127-125 win over the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Williams had his best game of the season and set season-highs across the board in Friday’s win. He has been solid in his two games, averaging 11.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 triples across 21.0 minutes. The 26-year-old is worth a flyer in deep-league formats. Williams will look to continue his strong play in Sunday’s contest against the 76ers.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Muscala contributed 11 points (3-9 FG, 2-7 3PT, 3-3 FT) six rebounds and one block across 27 minutes during Friday’s 127-125 win over the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Muscala is fully recovered from a rib injury he picked up last week. He logged a season-high 27 minutes and scored double figures for the first time since January 6th. Muscala is averaging 9.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 2.0 triples across 18.5 minutes in 2020-21. The Thunder’s next scheduled game is Sunday, home against the 76ers.

Category: Game Recaps


Hamidou Diallo provided 16 points (5-9 FG, 6-6 FT), four rebounds and two assists across 21 minutes in Tuesday's 112-102 loss against the Spurs.

Fantasy Impact: Diallo has been on a tear in his last three contests. He is averaging 21.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals while shooting an incredible 63.7 % (23-for-36) from the field during that span. Diallo is quickly emerging as one of the Thunder’s top scoring threats and should be rostered in all league formats. He will look to keep things rolling when the Thunder host the Bulls on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


Justin Jackson provided six points (2-7 FG, 0-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) seven rebounds and one steal across 19 minutes during Monday's 118-90 loss to the Heat.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson pulled down a season-high seven rebounds during Monday's loss to the Heat after missing the previous two contests. He was unable to connect from downtown and shot a woeful 20% from the field. Jackson is averaging 7.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals across 24.0 minutes. Unless his role in the Thunder's offense suddenly grows, Jackson is not worth rostering in most league formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Ty Jerome will continue to miss time, as he is out against the Pelicans with a left ankle sprain. (Source: All Things Thunder on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The one-year pro has yet to appear in a game for the Thunder this season and finds himself in a crowded back-court. There is no need to look his way in any fantasy format at this time.

Category: Injury Updates


Trevor Ariza (personal) didn't play in Monday's 110-109 loss to the Jazz and remains without a timeline to rejoin the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: Ariza was traded a few times during the offseason and eventually ended up in Oklahoma City. He has yet to report to the team as Ariza continues to deal with a personal matter. The Thunder will give Ariza as much time as he needs away from the team. It is unclear when the 35-year-old will return to action and he should only be rostered in deep-league formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Theo Maledon (personal) without timetable for return (Source: Brandon Rahbar on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He lead all rookies in the league during preseason with 15.5 PPG. Once cleared, Malden should see some playing time on this young Thunder roster.

Category: Injury Updates


The Oklahoma City Thunder are releasing point guard Frank Jackson. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson spent his first two seasons with the Pelicans' and was trying to earn a spot with the rebuilding Thunder. He's still only 22-years-old and should latch on with a team looking to add some depth at point guard heading into the season. He's not on the fantasy radar.

Category: Transactions


Former Thunder C Nerlens Noel has agreed to a one-year, $5M deal with the New York Knicks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After two years in Oklahoma City, Noel is heading to his fourth team in eight NBA seasons. He’ll likely play in a backup role to starting C Mitchell Robinson in New York. Last season, Noel averaged 7.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game as the primary backup to Steven Adams.

Category: Transactions


F James Johnson has been traded to the Mavericks as part of a three-team trade that sent G Delon Wright to the Pistons and forwards Trevor Ariza and Justin Jackson to the Thunder. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson was dealt to the Thunder earlier in the week for Ricky Rubio and was on the move again Friday after being traded to Dallas. He will provide the Mavericks front court depth, but can't be counted on in fantasy. Johnson averaged 8.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 blocks over 32 games for the Heat/Timberwolves last season.

Category: Transactions


Sources tell The Athletic and Stadium that the New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a deal to acquire C Steven Adams from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a future first-round pick and second-round draft picks. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adams has spent his entire seven-year career with the Oklahoma City Thunder since being drafted with the 12th pick of the 2013 NBA Draft. Adams nearly averaged a double-double (10.9 points, 9.3 rebounds) for the Thunder last season. He'll be a nice fit for the Pelicans offense that needs a center after losing Derrick Favors and Jahlil Okafor to free agency. He'll be a reliable source of rebounds and blocks for fantasy managers this season.

Category: Transactions, Rumors


Former Oklahoma City Thunder F Danilo Gallinari is finalizing a three-year, $61.5M deal with the Atlanta Hawks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a big addition for the Hawks, who will add the veteran swingman to a very young, talented roster centered around Trae Young and John Collins. Gallinari likely slides into the 3 or 4 spot in the starting lineup this season. He averaged 18.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last season for the Thunder.

Category: Transactions


According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Golden State Warriors are finalizing a trade to acquire Thunder forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Warriors are reportedly sending a first-round pick in return, making this deal a no-brainer for a team built to win now such as the Warriors. Only 24-years-old, the fifth-year forward really came on last season in Phoenix, averaging 18.7 points and 6.4 rebounds across 56 total games before suffering a season ending injury. While he may not garner the same usage rate as he saw last season in Phoenix, he will remain an excellent mid-round selection in fantasy drafts.

Category: Transactions