Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault wouldn't commit to Horford (personal) being available at any point during the team's five-game road trip that begins Tuesday in Denver, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports. "We are working on the timetable," Daigneault said, when asked when Horford might return. The veteran big man will miss his third straight game Tuesday while he remains with his family following the recent birth of his child. Horford's next chance to play will by Friday against the Clippers, though it's unclear if he'll fly out to Los Angeles for that game. For however long Horford is away from the team, Isaiah Roby should continue starting at center for Oklahoma City, with Mike Muscala serving as the backup.
Horford (personal) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Denver, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports. Horford will miss his fourth consecutive game and remains without a timeline to return after he left the team to witness the birth of his child. Isaiah Roby should continue to start at center in Horford's absence, with Mike Muscala serving as Roby's primary backup.
Horford (personal) will not play Sunday against the 76ers and doesn't have a timetable for a return, Rylan Stiles of the Locked on Thunder podcast reports. Horford will miss a third straight game Sunday. Considering it's not clear when he'll be back, it's tough to know what's actionable for fantasy managers in this situation. In Horford's stead over the past two games, Isaiah Roby has drawn the start at center, totaling 25 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in 50 minutes. He played well in an earlier start, too, so Roby might be someone to target if you need the production.
Horford is out for personal reasons Friday against the Bulls. Horford will miss his second game in a row -- the first absence being deemed rest. In his stead, Isaiah Roby is a candidate to start again and see extra minutes.
Horford will be rested for Wednesday's game against the Lakers. With the Thunder coming in on the second night of a back-to-back, the veteran will take a seat, just as he did for the latter half of OKC's last back-to-back. Expect that trend to continue for most, if not all, of the regular season. Mike Muscala, Isaiah Roby and Aleksej Pokusevski could all see increased minutes in Horford's absence.
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