Okongwu will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Hornets, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. The big man started the last three games in place of Clint Capela, but he'll head back to a bench role as Capela reclaims his usual spot at center. Capela made his return to action off the bench Friday against Miami, and while Okongwu remained in the starting five and saw 25 minutes, he finished with only six points, four rebounds and one block. Capela will still be on a minutes limit Sunday, so Okongwu could still be a viable, lower-end option in DFS contests.
Okongwu is starting Friday's game against the Heat, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. Although Clint Capela will be available to return Friday, he'll be on a minutes restriction against Miami, which will allow Okongwu to continue to see a slight uptick in playing time. Across his last two starts, the 21-year-old averaged 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in 35.0 minutes per game.
Okongwu scored 17 points (5-8 FG, 7-9 FT) while adding eight rebounds, five blocks, an assist and a steal in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 134-122 win over the Timberwolves. Getting another start with Clint Capela (ankle) sidelined, Okongwu scored at least 12 points for the third straight game and posted multiple rejections for the fourth straight. The sixth overall selection in the 2020 draft is beginning to look more like a lottery pick after a fairly quiet rookie campaign, but his short-term fantasy value remains tied to Capela's health.
Okongwu racked up 12 points (6-9 FG), eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal across 36 minutes during Monday's 121-114 win over the Bucks. Okongwu and Gorgui Dieng (DNP-CD) have been splitting the void left by Clint Capela (ankle). However, Dieng underwhelmed in two starts, paving the way for Okongwu to exceed 35 minutes for the second time this season. Okongwu has fringe fantasy appeal with this type of role, and it's unclear when exactly Capela is likely to return.
Okongwu is starting Monday's game against the Bucks, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. Although Okongwu came off the bench in each of the last two games, he saw ample playing time and averaged 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 20.0 minutes per contest. Gorgui Dieng will come off the bench with Clint Capela (ankle) still sidelined.
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