Player News - Thunder

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Grant Jerrett was assigned to the NBD D-League on Friday.

He is averaging just 1.8 points and 1.0 rebound in 5.9 minutes per game with the Thunder this season, so he will be able to gain some needed experience in the D-League. Jerrett is not on the fantasy radar in any league at the moment.
Jan 24 - 1:25 PM

Steven Adams couldn't build any momentum off of his 20-rebound game on Wednesday, finishing with nine points, seven rebounds and one block in 28 minutes on Friday against the Hawks.

Adams isn't expected to have value in standard leagues this season, but in points leagues he might be worth a look depending on your format.
Jan 24 - 12:02 AM

Reggie Jackson scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

The line isn't bad but he's having to stretch hard to produce anything workable in fantasy leagues. He's not going to be a guy that owners want to rely on if he's in OKC, and the best we can call him is a stash in the hopes he gets moved by the trade deadline.
Jan 23 - 11:55 PM

Dion Waiters scored eight points off the bench on Friday, hitting 3-of-8 shots with one rebound, one assist, three steals and one block in 26 minutes.

Waiters needs to have a lot of touches to overcome some of his fantasy limitations and that doesn't seem like a good bet for him. He's not a must-own player and is best suited for deeper leagues.
Jan 23 - 11:49 PM

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 34 points in his homecoming during a 105-103 overtime win against the Wizards, adding seven rebounds, three assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

He is on cruise control and just missed a triple-double against the Heat on Tuesday. Durant has picked it up lately over his last nine, averaging 22.4 points, 5.0 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.7 treys. This still isn't quite as great as he was last season, but it won't be long until he's hanging 30-point games on a regular basis.
Jan 22 - 12:28 AM

Russell Westbrook hit a game-winning layup against the Wizards on Wednesday, finishing with 32 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and three turnovers in 42 minutes.

He's suddenly turned it around after a disastrous start to his 2015. Before his 19-point game on Tuesday, Westbrook was only able to knock down 6-of-50 jump shots to start the year, which has been a bugaboo in his career. He's almost a lock to lead the NBA in usage rate again and will be a stat-stuffing stud all season.
Jan 22 - 12:17 AM

Serge Ibaka played 28 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday with seven points, five rebounds and one assist.

He made 3-of-11 from the field and he did not play down the stretch in favor of Steven Adams. This is pretty close to rock bottom for Ibaka because he only had nine points against the Heat on Tuesday. He's not going to be the first-round stud we've seen in the past few years, but he's still a nice buy-low target.
Jan 22 - 12:11 AM

Steven Adams grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds against the Wizards on Wednesday with six points, two assists and two blocks in 39 minutes.

He played down the stretch thanks to his terrific defense and impact on the glass. Adams only played in 18.5 minutes per game in his previous two, so this comes as a surprise. He can't make free throws and only scores 7.3 points per game, so he's more of a board specialist in deeper leagues.
Jan 22 - 12:05 AM

Dion Waiters was awful on Tuesday, shooting 1-of-9 from the field to finish with three points and zero rebounds, assists, steals or blocks in 26 minutes.

This drop-off wasn't unexpected, as the career 42.1 percent shooter was making an unrealistic 50.9 percent over his past four games. He's getting enough minutes and touches to hold some value as a primary option with OKC's second unit, but fantasy owners will have to take the good with the (very) bad.
Jan 20 - 10:18 PM

The Thunder won on the road on Tuesday behind Kevin Durant's near triple-double of 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Durant fell hard and appeared to injure his right elbow during the second half, but shook it off and confirmed that he'll play on Wednesday. He went 0-of-8 from downtown but still finished 9-of-24 from the field, while chipping in four steals and one block without any turnovers in 39 minutes. The moment his fantasy owners have awaited finally arrived this week, as he leapfrogged Anthony Davis and James Harden to return No. 1 fantasy value over his past four games.
Jan 20 - 10:17 PM

Anthony Morrow made the most of his 18 minutes vs. the Heat, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with two 3-pointers, four rebounds and one steal.

Morrow has scored 12 points twice in OKC's past five games, but he's been held to just two points in the other three contests. That inconsistency isn't likely to improve with Dion Waiters lurking in the backcourt, reducing Morrow to a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Jan 20 - 10:16 PM

Reggie Jackson caught fire in 26 minutes vs. the Heat on Tuesday, making 7-of-9 shots to finish with 16 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and one assist in OKC's road win.

Dion Waiters was struggling so Jackson stayed on the court down the stretch, and the two backup guards are liable to frustrate owners by alternating explosive games with flat-out duds. A trade would send Jackson's value sky-rocketing, but he's averaging 21.4 minutes in January and is a marginal option until further notice.
Jan 20 - 10:15 PM

Serge Ibaka hit another 3-pointer during Tuesday's win in Miami, but he finished with a mere nine points, four rebounds, one block and four turnovers in 30 minutes.

He didn't have any assists or steals and was limited by some foul trouble, which added up to a dud for fantasy owners. His value has been on the rise lately and one poor performance shouldn't shake owners' faith in his elite value.
Jan 20 - 10:15 PM

Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals on Tuesday, helping OKC improve to 21-20 with a road win in Miami.

The Thunder are currently fourth in bench scoring at 34.1 points per game, but that's likely to go down now that Westbrook and Kevin Durant are healthy and firing on all cylinders. Westbrook threw down a few more highlight-worthy dunks tonight, one of which you can gawk at via the link below.
Source: ESPN
Jan 20 - 10:14 PM

Dion Waiters took a shot at the Cleveland Cavaliers when he was asked about his experience so far with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Waiters talked about the freedom that the Thunder have given him for the second time in the last week when asked about the differences between Oklahoma City and Cleveland. "Listen," he said, "they give me the ball. Like, I touch the ball. Like, I actually, like, you know, touch the ball." Waiters has averaged 14.4 points, 2.0 steals, and 1.2 three-pointers while playing 27.5 minutes per game since joining the Thunder and should be owned in most standard fantasy leagues at this point.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 20 - 11:26 AM

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