Okogie offered nine points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt), six rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes during Sunday's 111-91 loss to the Mavericks. Okogie has posted two rejections in two of the last three games and has earned at least 20 minutes in six straight showings. Still, his defensive ability doesn't always translate into counting stats, and Okogie's offense remains a work in progress. As such, he's only a viable option in deeper leagues.
Okogie started at small forward and scored 15 points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT) to go with two rebounds and two steals across 24 minutes in Saturday's 142-115 win over the Clippers. After the Timberwolves traded nearly half their roster before Thursday's deadline, Okogie found a home in the starting five in place of Andrew Wiggins. Okogie's playing time could be in flux in the short term as the Timberwolves figure out how their new players fit, with D'Angelo Russell's (quadriceps) representing the most significant player Minnesota will have to work into the mix.
Okogie put up 23 points (8-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), three steals, one assist and one block in 37 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Hawks. These 23 points were nice, but Okogie hasn't produced enough numbers for standard-league value this season, sitting just outside the top 200. At first glance, the departure of Robert Covington could help Okogie see more bites at the apple, but Covington played 88 percent of his minutes at the power forward spot this season -- a position Okogie hasn't seen much of in Minnesota's lineups. Most of his minutes have come at shooting guard, with some point guard and small forward mixed in. Unless the 21-year old soaks up Covington's vacated small forward minutes, it's difficult to envision Okogie leaping onto the shallow-league radar, but he's worth keeping an eye on at the least.
Okogie is starting Wednesday against the Hawks, Jace Frederick of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The Timberwolves traded away a pair of starters in Shabazz Napier and Robert Covington on Tuesday, leaving Okogie to temporarily fill the void they left behind. In 13 prior starts this season, Okogie is averaging 8.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 25.8 minutes.
Okogie submitted 12 points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, two steals and one assist across 26 minutes off the bench Monday in the Timberwolves' 113-109 loss to the Kings. Okogie has gone 10-for-10 at the free-throw line over the past two games, a major reason why he's been able to reach double figures in the scoring column in both contests. He continues to show little touch from the field (39.7 percent for the season) and three-point range (25 percent), however, making it difficult to rely on him putting up points with any sort of consistency.
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