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Thunder's Darius Bazley: Shifts back to bench
Bazley will come off the bench Wednesday against the Spurs, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Bazley made his first start since mid-December against the Mavericks on Monday and will return to the bench after posting two points (1-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 19 minutes. Aaron Wiggins will enter the lineup in his place.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Back in starting five
Bazley is starting Monday against the Mavericks, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
After coming off the bench in 10 straight games, Bazley has earned himself another chance with the first unit. He's been solid off the bench of late, averaging 11.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his last six. Derrick Favors will come off the bench and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl will get a look at center as a result of this lineup change.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Produces 17 points off bench
Bazley provided 17 points (5-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and one steal across 28 minutes during Saturday's 107-102 loss to the Cavaliers.
Bazley has never been an efficient scorer but such was the case Saturday, as he ended as one of the Thunder's highest-scoring players while also ending just three rebounds away from putting up a double-double. The third-year pro has been playing off the bench since mid-December and is averaging 11.5 points per game across 10 contests since then.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Nears double-double off bench
Bazley supplied 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block across 30 minutes during Tuesday's 122-118 loss to the Wizards.
Bazley has been coming off the bench since Dec. 18. It hasn't altered his production much. He's still able to occasionally pop for a good performance like he did Tuesday, but Bazley is notoriously inconsistent. This is his third straight year shooting under 40 percent from the field.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Swats three shots in loss
Bazley closed with 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt), five rebounds and three blocks over 24 minutes during Sunday's 99-95 loss to Denver.
Bazley managed to accumulate three blocks Sunday, salvaging what was another disappointing night for not only Bazley but the entire roster. At this point, fantasy managers should probably steer clear of anyone on the roster not named Shai Gilgeous-Alexander or Josh Giddey. The playing time is all over the place and so projecting fantasy value is basically impossible.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Off injury report
Bazley (COVID-19 protocols) is not on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.
Bazley won't need a ramp-up period in his return from protocols after missing the past five games. In December, he averaged 8.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.1 steals in 24.8 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Removed from COVID-19 protocols
Bazley cleared the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols Tuesday, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Bazley hasn't appeared in a contest since Dec. 23, so he may need time to regain his conditioning before making a return to game action. It's unclear whether or not he will be available for Wednesday's contest against the Timberwolves. On the season, the 2019 first-round pick is averaging 8.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 26.9 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Remains out Sunday
Bazley (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) won't be available for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.
Even with the NBA recently shortening the timeline for vaccinated players that test positive for COVID-19 to exit the protocols, Bazley's absence will reach seven days Sunday. Provided the symptoms he's dealing with aren't too significant, he could be ready to go for the Thunder's subsequent game Wednesday in Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Enters COVID protocols
Bazley won't be available for Sunday's game against the Pelicans after he was placed in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols Sunday.
Bazley is the first member of the Thunder to enter the league protocols. The 21-year-old now looks like he'll be at risk of missing multiple games while in quarantine. His absence comes at a tough time, as he was starting to show improved production since moving into a bench role four games ago. Since exiting the starting five, Bazley has averaged 11.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.0 three-pointers in 23.5 minutes per contest.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Leads team with 10 rebounds
Bazley accumulated eight points (3-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 18 minutes during Thursday's 113-101 loss to the Suns.
Although Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Mike Muscala were both active in the contest, Bazley ended the night with the best total off the glass. He reached double-digit rebounds for only the fifth time this season, and his uptick in boards seems to coincide with his recent move to the second unit. The team has experimented with a platoon of Robinson-Earl, Derrick Favors, and Aaron Wiggins as starters in the frontcourt over the past two weeks, but Bazley tends to reclaim those duties when he hits the court in relief.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Notches double-double off bench
Bazley contributed 17 points (7-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 28 minutes during Wednesday's 108-94 win over the Nuggets.
Bazley finished with his second double-double of the campaign, with his previous effort coming in early November. The third-year forward also extended his streak of consecutive games with multiple blocks to three. Bazley's fantasy value is capped by inconsistent scoring and poor shooting -- his season average of 8.9 points and a 39.0 percent field-goal rate leave much to be desired -- but he has established some low-end appeal with 6.3 boards and 1.3 blocks per contest. What's more, his shooting has picked up of late, as Bazley has shot 53.4 percent (31-for-58) over his past eight games.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Blocks four shots in bench role
Bazley recorded 10 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and four blocks in 24 minutes during Monday's 102-99 win over the Grizzlies.
Bazley moved back to the bench Monday, ending with one of his better all-around performances of the season. He flirted with a double-double, while also adding a season-high four blocks. While he is not a must-roster player in 12-team leagues, he makes sense as a speculative pickup, in case this move to the bench gets him going in the right direction.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Quiet off bench in Saturday's win
Bazley totaled 10 points (3-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT), two rebounds and two blocks over 24 minutes during Saturday's 104-103 victory over Los Angeles.
Bazley moved to the bench Saturday, a move that caught many by surprise. It is unclear whether this was simply a matchup-based move or whether it is something the Thunder are going to run with for the foreseeable future. Either way, Bazley has been a disappointment this season and so the ultimate outcome doesn't change the fact that he is more of a streaming option, as opposed to a consistent 12-team asset.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Coming off bench Saturday
Bazley will come off the bench Saturday against the Clippers, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.
This is the first time Bazley is coming off the bench over the past two seasons. He's struggling this season, as he's shooting just 37.3 percent from the field -- his third year in a row shooting below 40 percent. Aaron Wiggins is starting.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Scores 10 against Dallas
Bazley ended Sunday's 103-84 loss to the Mavericks with 10 points (3-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 30 minutes.
Bazley has had limited results on the scoreboard early in the season, but he's now scored in double figures in two of his last three appearances. The 21-year-old has played at least 24 minutes in each of the last four contests and has averaged 10.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in 28.8 minutes per game during that time.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Cleared to play
Bazley (elbow) will play Wednesday against the Rockets, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Bazley will play through some elbow soreness that flared up after Monday's loss to Houston. Over the past five games, he's averaged 5.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 28.0 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Dealing with elbow soreness
Bazley is questionable Wednesday against the Rockets due to left elbow soreness.
Bazley has started every game this season, so there will be a small shake-up if he's unable to play Wednesday. That could mean more minutes for Aleksej Pokusevski, Isaiah Roby and other forwards.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Blocks three shots in loss
Bazley recorded eight points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one steal over 31 minutes during Wednesday's 110-104 loss to the Jazz.
Bazley nudged a double-double in the loss, but it was his defensive work that garnered some attention. He is a regular part of the starting rotation for the Thunder, and yet his production belies that fact. His inefficiency from the field is usually the tipping point, and so while he doesn't look out of place on a 12-team roster, there is no reason to be prioritizing him at this point.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Darius Bazley: Available vs. Miami
Bazley (foot) is active for Monday's game against the Heat.
Bazley was previously labeled questionable due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot, but he's evidently proven to the team medical staff that he's good to go. He's started all 12 games for the Thunder in 2021, averaging 11.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 28.2 minutes per contest.... See More ... See Less
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