Okongwu posted 13 points (6-12 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 131-113 loss to the Grizzlies. Okongwu drew his second start of the season in place of Clint Capela (Achilles), coming away with his first career double-double while seeing elevated minutes. Before Wednesday's game, the 20-year-old had received decent run off the bench over his last four games, averaging 8.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks across 16.8 minutes during that span. The rookie will be worth streaming in deeper leagues if Capela is forced to miss any more time with his sore Achilles.
Okongwu will start Wednesday's game against Memphis, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. The rookie first-round pick will make the second start of his NBA career with Clint Capela (Achilles) unavailable Wednesday. Okongwu tallied four points (2-2 FG, 0-2 FT), three blocks, two rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes in his first start.
Okongwu (hip) will be available Thursday against the Thunder, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports. The rookie will return following a two-game absence due to a hip injury. However, coach Nate McMillan said that Nathan Knight will be the first center off the bench.
Okongwu (hip) is questionable for Thursday's game versus the Thunder, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. Okongwu and Clint Capela (heel) have both missed the past two games due to injury and are both questionable for Thursday's contest. Nathan Knight should see increased run off the bench should the pair be unavailable again versus Oklahoma City.
Okongwu (hip) won't play Tuesday against the Rockets, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. Okongwu will miss a second straight game due to an adductor issue. With Clint Capela (heel) also unavailable, John Collins and Nathan Knight should see increased roles Tuesday.
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