Darius Bazley

#7 PF / Oklahoma City Thunder / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-8 Weight: 208 lb Age: 20 College: None
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    Thunder's Darius Bazley: Near double-double in playoff debut

    Darius Bazley contributed nine points (3-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt), nine rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes during Tuesday's 123-108 Game 1 loss to the Rockets.Bazley finished one point and one board shy of a double-double in this his first career playoff game. The rookie put together an impressive stat line even in limited minutes, and Bazley continues to showcase an improved outside shot after frequently passing up those same shots earlier in the campaign. If Bazley continues to play well going forward he may play a decent role given the team's relative lack of depth at the forward positions.

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    Thunder's Darius Bazley: Hits 20-point mark again

    Darius Bazley produced 21 points (8-14 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 0-1 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block across 27 minutes Wednesday in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 116-115 win over the Heat.Though he retreated to the bench with Danilo Gallinari (ankle) back in action following a one-game absence, Bazley turned in another hot shooting day to finish as the Thunder's leading scorer for the third straight contest. The rookie will likely see his playing time tail off to around the 20-minute mark once the playoffs begin, but it seems he's cemented himself as a key member of coach Billy Donovan's second unit.

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    Thunder's Darius Bazley: Returns to bench Wednesday

    Darius Bazley is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against Miami, Heat announcer Mike Inglis reports.The 20-year-old had 22 points (8-16 FG, 2-4 3PT, 4-5 FT) and 10 rebounds in a spot start Monday, but he'll return to the bench with Danilo Gallinari back in action Wednesday.

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    Thunder's Darius Bazley: Double-double in loss

    Darius Bazley went for 22 points (8-16 FG, 2-4 3PT, 4-5 FT) and 10 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Suns.It was another strong performance for Bazley, who made his first start in Orlando. Coming off of a 23-point effort in Sunday's win over Washington, Bazley logged his first career double-double and added three assists, a steal and a block.

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    Thunder's Darius Bazley: Scores 23 points in win

    Darius Bazley exploded for 23 points (8-13 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes off the bench during Sunday's win over the Wizards.Bazley has routinely logged 20-plus minutes off the bench since the league resumed July 30, and he has scored in double digits in three of his five Orlando appearances. That said, this 23-point performance was his highest scoring output of the season by a considerable margin, as his previous best was a 17-point effort against the Pelicans on Nov. 2.

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    Thunder's Darius Bazley: Logs team-high 26 minutes

    Darius Bazley supplied 13 points (4-8 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-6 FT), seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 26 minutes during Sunday's 102-97 scrimmage win over the 76ers.Bazley paced the team in minutes and provided a superb two-way showing. He hadn't been so willing to let it fly from beyond the arc prior to the league being suspended back in mid-March, and the fact that Bazley is shooting it with confidence bodes well for future development. It's unclear how involved Bazley will be come playoff time, but the Oklahoma City Thunder don't have a ton of depth at the power forward position and a stretch of solid play during the seeding games could solidify his spot in the regular rotation.

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    Thunder's Darius Bazley: Playing pickup, presumably healthy

    Darius Bazley (knee) was seen playing pickup games in Oklahoma City this week and is presumably healed from his right knee sprain, Erik Horne of The Athletic reports.While there hasn't been official word that Bazley is cleared, reports in early February indicated that he'd be sidelined for about a month. Considering it's June and Bazley is playing pickup, he should be good to go once the season resumes.

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    Thunder's Darius Bazley: Out at least one month

    Darius Bazley was diagnosed with a right knee bone bruise and will be re-evaluated in four-to-six weeks, Royce Young of ESPN.com reports.Bazley injured his knee during Sunday's game against the Celtics, and after further evaluation it was determined that the rookie will be forced to miss at least one month as a result. In his absence, the Oklahoma City Thunder could turn to the likes of Hamidou Diallo or Mike Muscala behind Danilo Gallinari. Since the start of January, Bazley was averaging 5.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game.

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    Thunder's Darius Bazley: Leaves with knee sprain

    Darius Bazley sustained a right knee sprain and won't return to Sunday's game versus the Celtics, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.Bazley had three points but played only three minutes before going down with the injury during the first half. The 19-year-old should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Spurs until more is known on the injury.

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    Thunder's Darius Bazley: Scores 15 in 30 minutes as starter

    Darius Bazley put up 15 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 30 minutes during Saturday's 113-104 victory over the Timberwolves.Bazley got the starting nod in this one, as Danilo Gallinaru was sidelined with thumb soreness. The rookie received a hefty serving of minutes, and played pretty well. This performance aside, unless head coach Billy Donovan decides he likes what he saw from his rookie enough to give him a workload like this regularly, Bazley doesn't contribute quite enough at the moment to consider owning him in anything other than the deeper leagues.