Luwawu-Cabarrot will come off the bench Friday against the Timberwolves, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports. Luwawu-Cabarrot drew the start for the Thunder's previous exhibition due to Paul George's absence. With George back in the fold, Luwawu-Cabarrot will come off the bench. Last season, he averaged 5.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists across 15.5 minutes as a 22-year-old
Luwawu-Cabarrot will start at small forward in Wednesday's preseason opener against the Pistons, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports. The Thunder are set to be without a handful of key contributors Wednesday, which includes Russell Westbrook (knee) and Paul George (personal). That gives Luwau-Cabarrot an opportunity to work with the starters during Wednesday's exhibition, potentially giving him a short-term uptick in playing time. Still, once the regular season arrives, Luwawu-Cabarrot will be relegated to the bench and won't be a fantasy contributor in the bulk of formats.
Luwawu-Cabarrot was traded to the Thunder on Thursday in a three-team deal, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Thunder were looking to get Carmelo Anthony and his $27.9 million contract off their books and were able to do so in Thursday's trade, which netted the team Luwawu-Cabarrot and Dennis Schroder. Luwawu-Cabarrot is only 23 years old and still has some upside, which the Thunder will look to maximize if they opt to keep him on the roster ahead of the regular season. However, the 6-foot-7 forward shot just 33.5 percent from deep last season and averaged just 15.5 minutes, so he wasn't a fantasy contributor. That shouldn't change despite the move to Oklahoma City considering Luwawu-Cabarrot will likely just be a depth piece once again.
Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) is no longer listed on the injury report for Game 1 of the semifinals against the Celtics. Luwawu-Cabarrot sat out the final 17 games of the regular season with a knee injury and has yet to see the floor in the playoffs as well. However, it appears that's simply due to the fact that he's out of the rotation entirely, rather than the injury continuing to linger. Despite being healthy, Luwawu-Cabarrot is a non-factor for those playing postseason DFS contests and season-long leagues.
Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) has been ruled out for Game 2 against the Heat on Monday, Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. The Sixers continue to remain mum on Luwawu-Cabarrot's recovery and at this point, it's unclear if he'll be available at any point during the playoffs. If he does end up getting cleared at some point, Luwawu-Cabarrot still likely wouldn't be in the rotation, so he's not someone to monitor for fantasy purposes. He'll have an additional four days of rest prior to Game 3 on Thursday.
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