Maledon will come off the bench Tuesday against the Trail Blazers. The Thunder are reaching a new level of tanking, benching Maledon in favor of a 10-day player in Zavier Simpson. As a reserve, Maledon has averaged 5.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 15.5 minutes.
Maledon notched 28 points (10-22 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 5-7 FT), six rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal in 37 minutes during Friday's 110-101 loss to the Pistons. Maledon scored at least 20 points for a fourth time over his past five appearances and has averaged 22.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 35.0 minutes per game during that stretch. With Tre Mann nursing a hamstring injury and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) out for the season, Maledon figures to continue garnering a sizable role during the final weeks of the season.
Maledon had 18 points (8-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, eight assists and one steal across 34 minutes during Wednesday's 136-118 loss to the Hawks. Maledon had a strong all-around game and ended just two dimes shy of posting what would've been his second double-double of the season. In fact, the eight assists tied Maledon's season-best output in that category, and it's also worth noting that he has scored 18 or more points in each of his last four appearances.
Maledon chipped in 23 points (7-17 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 10 rebounds and five assists across 40 minutes during Monday's 134-131 overtime win over Portland. Maledon continued his strong play down the stretch for OKC, finishing as one of three Thunder players with 20-plus points and pacing the squad with 10 boards. The second-year guard got the start in place of Tre Mann, who missed the game with a hamstring injury. This was Maledon's third straight game with at least 20 points, and he is averaging 22.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.7 three-pointers over that span. He could be a sneaky fantasy add with OKC out of playoff contention and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) ruled out for the season.
Maledon had 20 points (6-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), four rebounds, three assists and two steals across 32 minutes during Saturday's 113-107 loss to the Nuggets. Maledon moved into the starting lineup for the first time in nearly two weeks, and the move paid dividends as the point guard paced the Thunder with 20 points. This was Maledon's second straight strong performance as a scorer, coming on the heels of a 25-point, 9-for-13 effort against Orlando on Wednesday. Maledon could stick in the starting lineup moving forward given his recent strong play, though his overall body of work this season suggests that the hot streak could come to an end at any time.
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