Mitch McGary was assigned to the Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League on Monday.
McGary has seen five combined minutes over the Oklahoma City Thunder 's last nine games, and given that he's only 23 years old, it makes sense for the organization to send him to the D-League for some more extensive playing time. He'll likely rejoin the Thunder after a few games with the D-League affiliate, but he may need an injury or two to hit the frontcourt before he starts seeing minutes in the NBA with regularity.
McGary suffered an ankle injury in Monday's win over Utah, but it looks to be nothing serious. The second-year big man should be available Wednesday night, though he's played sparingly this season, appearing in only five games.
Mitch McGary suffered an ankle injury in Monday's game against the Jazz, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.
McGary's injury did not look good at first glance, but the report noted he is dealing with a "twisted ankle," so his setback may not be serious. He should be considered questionable for the Oklahoma City Thunder 's next game Wednesday against the Nets, but even if he takes the floor, he is not likely to see many minutes -- he saw action Monday for the first time since Nov. 13.
Mitch McGary has seen just three minutes of court time over the Oklahoma City Thunder 's last three games.
After playing 11 and 13 minutes, respectively, in back-to-back games last week, McGary has since been passed up in the Thunder's frontcourt rotation by Nick Collison. That change has resulted in McGary riding the pine more frequently, and it's particularly troubling that he's struggled to get much time in one-sided affairs Friday against the Sixers (two minutes) and Sunday versus the Celtics (one minute). The 23-year-old is safe to ignore in most fantasy formats at this time.
Mitch McGary (concussion) has been cleared for the season opener against San Antonio, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.
McGary collided with Matt Barnes of the Grizzlies more than a week ago, and he was held out of the Oklahoma City Thunder 's final two preseason contests. After going through light, on-court drills over the weekend, McGary met with team doctors Monday and has been given the green light to play Wednesday.
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