Noel (ankle) is available for Wednesday's matchup against the Heat, Brady Trantham of The Franchise Sports reports. After missing two consecutive games with right ankle soreness, Noel will be back in the rotation for the Thunder's second-to-last seeding contest. In the bubble, he's averaging 4.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 20.0 minutes.
Noel (ankle) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against Miami. Noel is still nursing the sprained right ankle that's kept him out of the last two games, but there's hope that he'll return to available Wednesday. If Noel does not play, he'll have only one more opportunity to get back on the floor before the playoffs.
Noel (ankle) will sit out Monday against Phoenix. The Thunder are being cautious with a number of regulars on a back-to-back set, but this will be the second consecutive absence for Noel. With Steven Adams also out, Mike Muscala will likely be set for another start.
Noel (ankle) is officially listed as out for Sunday's games against the Wizards, Erik Horne of The Athletic reports. Noel was announced as a late-scratch just before the contest with the Wizards on Sunday. Considering Steven Adams will also be out on Sunday, look for Darius Bazley to pick up a good chunk of the minutes vacated by the two big men. While it is unclear what the timetable looks like for Noel, his next opportunity to return to the floor will come on Monday against the Suns.
Noel will start Friday's game against the Grizzlies. With Steven Adams (lower leg) out, Noel will draw the start at center. In Noel's previous six starts this season, he's averaged 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.7 assists in 26.3 minutes.
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