Player News - Thunder

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Paul George lit up the Knicks during a 128-103 win on Wednesday, scoring a season-high 35 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block, no turnovers and five 3-pointers in just 29 minutes.

He made 13-of-22 from the field and all four from the line for a nine-category gem. George looks to have found his shot with two superb games on high efficiency, but it did come against the Knicks and Suns at home. George had been coasting with a 29.8 usage rate without Russell Westbrook on the floor this season, but Westbrook could be back this weekend after doing a pre-game routine today. Although, PG-13 has been much more efficient next to Westy, so he'll be putting up great fantasy value regardless.
Nov 14 - 11:22 PM

Dennis Schroder scored 15 points with four rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

Russell Westbrook (ankle) is getting closer and even went through a pre-game routine today. The Thunder are also off until Saturday, so there's a very good chance Westbrook can suit up in Phoenix. Schroder will stay in the rotation and should see close to 30 minutes, but his owners should expect a dip in dimes and scoring. He'll be worth owning given Westbrook's inability to stay healthy to start this season.
Nov 14 - 11:17 PM

Hamidou Diallo matched his career-high 11 points with four rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

Some of this playing time was because of garbage time, but he also picked up run because Alex Abrines (illness) couldn't finish this game. Diallo is still a little raw, but his offensive game is way ahead of where it was projected to be. He's still only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Nov 14 - 11:13 PM

Steven Adams scored 19 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 30 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

He feasted against Enes Kanter and he let coach David Fizdale know. "Sub him out. He can't play defense," Adams said to Fizdale during the first half. Adams continues to crush opponents on the low block, and he's rebounding the ball better lately -- possibly because of no Russell Westbrook (ankle). Adams will have a big year regardless.
Nov 14 - 11:10 PM

Alex Abrines (illness) will not return on Wednesday night.

He was sitting on the bench in the first half and doesn't appear to be on the bench in the second half. The Thunder will look to Terrance Ferguson and Hamidou Diallo to get a little extra run tonight. Abrines did not score in seven minutes tonight.
Nov 14 - 9:45 PM

Russell Westbrook (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

Westbrook was able to participate at shootaround, so he is making progress, but Wednesday will mark his fifth straight game on the sidelines. With Westbrook unavailable, Dennis Schroder will be drawing another start and Paul George will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense. The Thunder play against on Saturday in Phoenix, and for now, we'll consider Westbrook questionable for that one.
Nov 14 - 6:21 PM

Russell Westbrook (ankle) participated at Wednesday's shootaround.

Westbrook is currently being listed as "out" for tonight's game, but Paul George implied that he could play during his media availability, and Thunder reporter Brett Dawson is saying that Westbrook will be "evaluated" later today. It sounds like there's a chance Russ could take the floor tonight, so owners will want to check back for another update closer to tip-off.
Nov 14 - 12:49 PM

Russell Westbrook (left ankle) is being listed as "out" for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

Westbrook has been ramping up his activities at recent practices, but until he's able to go through full contact, 5-on-5 work, he'll likely be watching from the sidelines. Wednesday will mark his fifth straight game out of the lineup, and it'll be Dennis Schroder and Paul George running the show on offense while he's out. The Thunder will play again on Saturday in Phoenix, and for now, we'll consider Westbrook questionable for that one.
Nov 13 - 4:10 PM

Russell Westbrook (left ankle) participated at Tuesday's practice.

Westbrook was able to do some running and cutting, but overall, it was a fairly light practice without any real contact, so it's unclear if he'll be able to get back to the court for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. We'll have a better idea on his status based on his activity level at shootaround, so owners can expect to get another update tomorrow afternoon.
Nov 13 - 2:08 PM

The Thunder have recalled Abdel Nader from their G League affiliate.

Nader is not a part of OKC's rotation and should be left on waivers in all fantasy formats.
Nov 13 - 11:29 AM

Jerami Grant finished Monday's win over Phoenix with ten points, eight rebounds, one blocked shot and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes of action.

Grant was one of two Thunder players to grab eight rebounds on the night, with Paul George being the other. The fourth-year forward has now scored in double figures in ten straight games, and for the season he's averaging 11.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. Since being moved into the starting lineup, Grant's done enough to remain in that spot.
Nov 12 - 11:55 PM

Steven Adams racked up 18 points, seven rebounds, four steals, two blocks and one assist in 33 minutes in Monday's win over Phoenix.

Adams shot 9-for-13 from the field in Oklahoma City's 118-101 victory, and he was just as impactful on the defensive end of the floor. The 7-footer not only accounted for four steals and two blocks, but he also limited Suns rookie center Deandre Ayton to 14 points on the night. The only negative for Adams is that he was unable to post a double-double for the third consecutive game.
Nov 12 - 11:32 PM

Dennis Schroder scored 20 points in Monday's win over Phoenix, adding nine assists, five rebounds, four steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

Schroder, getting the start in place of the injured Russell Westbrook (ankle), didn't get off to the best of starts as he shot just 1-for-10 from the field in the first half. But he shot 5-for-9 from the field in the second half, and he turned the ball over just once for the game. After struggling in Saturday's loss to Dallas, Schroder and company took full advantage of their matchup with a bad Suns squad at home.
Nov 12 - 11:12 PM

Paul George tallied 32 points, eight rebounds, six assists and six 3-pointers in 36 minutes during Monday's win over Phoenix.

George produced one of his most efficient outings of the season Monday night, as he shot 11-for-19 from the field (6-for-10 3PT). And the point total ties a season-high for the five-time all-star, who entered Monday shooting just 38.7 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from three. George obviously won't lack for scoring opportunities within the Oklahoma City offense; it's all about getting back to shooting as well as he's capable of. Monday's performance was a step in the right direction in that regard.
Nov 12 - 10:56 PM

Russell Westbrook (left ankle) still hasn't been able to go through a full practice.

He'll miss his fourth game in a row on Monday, and considering he's still not practicing, it seems unlikely that he'll be able to get out there for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. The Thunder only play three games this week, so owners in weekly settings should probably just leave Russ on their bench. Dennis Schroder and Paul George will continue to run the show on offense.
Nov 12 - 6:54 PM


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