Hoard (coach's decision) didn't play during Tuesday's win over Boston. This was only Hoard's second absence over the past 13 games, as the forward is averaging 16.4 minutes of action off the bench since signing a two-way deal with the Thunder. Hoard is also adding 5.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.
Hoard recorded 12 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes during Thursday's 129-102 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday. Hoard reached double figures in scoring for the third-consecutive game as he received a decent workload in the blowout loss. The 22-year-old has made the most of his three games so far in Oklahoma City, providing a solid scoring spark off the bench. He's managed to get to the foul line a total of 13 times in just three games, going 11-of-13 on free throws in that stretch.
Hoard finished with 13 points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3PT, 5-5 FT), one rebound and one assist Wednesday in a 113-102 loss. Hoard earned a key bench role with Darius Bazley (shoulder) and Mike Muscala (ankle) both missing another game with their respective injuries. The Thunder currently lack depth in their frontcourt, which helped Hoard earn a spot on the team and a team-high in bench minutes for Wednesday's game. With the season winding down, coach Mark Daigneault may continue to grant consistent playing time to the 22-year-old as the team attempts to get a look at as many young players as possible.
Hoard signed a two-way contract with the Thunder on Monday, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports. Hoard spent last season with the Blazers, appearing in 19 games and spending considerable time in the G League. The Thunder picked him up prior to the 2021 G League bubble season, where he played well enough to earn a look with the NBA club. Hoard joins a Thunder roster that's currently dealing with a number of injuries, so he'll likely get some looks down the stretch as Oklahoma City focuses squarely on player development.
Hoard tallied 17 points (4-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one steal during Monday's loss to Long Island. Hoard led all Blue bench players offensively in this one, as the forward logged at least 17 points for a second time. In 12 games played, Hoard is currently averaging 10.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per matchup.
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