Diallo underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Wednesday, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports. He's expected to be withheld from basketball activities for the next four weeks. Diallo wasn't available for either of the Thunder's first two playoff games, and it appears the injury is more serious than initially noted. Given his timeline to resume activity, there's a strong chance Diallo won't be available for the remainder of the playoffs.
Diallo (elbow) won't play against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports. Diallo has missed the previous four contests due to an elbow injury, although given his limited contributions for the Thunder this year off the bench, his absence shouldn't impact the outcome of the game all that much. He averaged 3.7 points and 1.9 rebounds over 51 matchups during the regular season.
Diallo will not play in Sunday's playoff contest against Portland due to a right elbow injury, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports. Diallo hasn't been a factor all season long for the Thunder but nevertheless, he will remain on the sidelines permanently during Sunday's matchup with the Trail Blazers.
Diallo was recalled from the G League on Wednesday, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports. With Markieff Morris (neck) questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets, it appears the organization wants Diallo potentially available for the matchup. In his 48 NBA appearances this season, Diallo is averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 11.2 minutes.
Diallo tallied 20 points (8-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and one block in the 123-120 win Wednesday over Stockton. Diallo recently joined the Blue, averaging 20.7 points in three contests with the G League lineup. The 2018 Slam Dunk Contest winner will likely continue to develop his game in the G League for the foreseeable future, but could wind up back with the Thunder before the end of the regular season.
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