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Team W-L L10 STRK
12-7 6-4 W2
11-8 5-5 W1
12-9 4-6 L3
10-9 6-4 L1
8-11 4-6 W1

2022 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 23.9 10.3 49.6 5.0 1.8

Top Aleksej Pokusevski News

  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Blocks three shots in return

    Pokusevski provided 13 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound, three assists, three blocks and one steal across 29 minutes during Wednesday's 131-126 overtime loss to the Nuggets.

    Pokusevski returned to the lineup after recovering from an ankle injury, turning in a low-volume but serviceable performance. Perhaps the biggest positive was the fact he played 29 minutes as a starter, indicating he is well and truly over his recent injury. Despite a few ups and downs, Pokusevski is putting together his best season to date and should be rostered in most formats moving forward.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Returns to starting lineup

    Pokusevski is in the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.

    Pokusevski will replace Kenrich Williams in the starting lineup Wednesday. The third-year big man missed Monday's game against the Knicks with an ankle injury.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Set to return Wednesday

    Pokusevski (ankle) is available for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.

    Pokusevski will presumably rejoin the starting lineup following a one-game absence due to a sprained left ankle. In 14 appearances this season, he's averaged 9.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.9 blocks in 22.9 minutes per contest.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Upgraded to questionable

    Pokusevski (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Pokusevski was initially listed as out following a missed game Monday against the Knicks, but he's feeling better than anticipated. With Mike Muscala (finger) out for at least two weeks, Pokusevski may see a slight minutes bump.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Remains sidelined Wednesday

    Pokusevski (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game versus the Nuggets.

    Pokusevski will miss his second consecutive game due to a sprained left ankle he suffered during Friday's game against the Grizzlies. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl will likely start once again in his absence. Pokusevski's next opportunity to play will be Friday's game against the Bulls.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Won't play Monday

    Pokusevski (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Knicks.

    Pokusevski sustained a sprained left ankle during Friday's game against the Grizzlies and will be forced to miss at least one matchup. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Mike Muscala should see increased run against New York.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Ruled out for remainder of game

    Pokusevski has been ruled out for the rest of Friday's game against the Grizzlies due to a left ankle sprain, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.

    Pokusevski suffered the ankle injury in the first half and has since been ruled out for the remainder of the game. He'll finish the contest with 10 points, six rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes. In his absence, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl started the second half and figures to garner an increased role if Pokusevski is sidelined for an extended period.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Records double-double Monday

    Pokusevski chipped in 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt), 14 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal in 37 minutes during Monday's 126-122 loss to the Celtics.

    Pokusevski notched his second double-double over his last four appearances, and he managed to deliver a complete performance, as he also posted decent figures in the passing and defensive categories. Even though he often plays a secondary role on offense for the Thunder, Pokusevski's numbers have been impressive of late. Through that aforementioned four-game stretch, he's averaging 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 assists per game while shooting a blistering 52.9 percent from three-point range and 58.5 percent from the field.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Double-double in 2OT loss

    Pokusevski supplied 17 points (6-11 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals over 39 minutes during Wednesday's 136-132 double-overtime loss to the Bucks.

    It was the first double-double of the season for the third-year big in his fifth start. Pokusevski hasn't seen a huge increase in his court time or production despite the absence of 2022 second overall pick Chet Holmgren (foot) from the lineup, averaging 23.9 minutes through nine games with 8.6 points, 5.6 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.2 threes. Nonetheless, he seems to be the Thunder's best option at power forward right now.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Rejoins starting unit

    Pokusevski will start Wednesday's game against the Bucks, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.

    Pokusevski has missed the last two games due to a shoulder issue, but he'll rejoin the starting lineup Wednesday as Jalen Williams shifts to the bench. Pokusevski is averaging 7.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 blocks in 22.0 minutes per contest this season.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Available Wednesday

    Pokusevski (shoulder) is available for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

    After two straight absences, Pokusevski will be back in the fold. In his 22.0 minutes per game, he's averaging 7.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 blocks.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Listed as questionable Wednesday

    Pokusevski (shoulder) is questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Bucks.

    Pokusevski has missed the Thunder's last two games due to right shoulder bursitis. If the third-year big man can't play Wednesday, Darius Bazley, Jalen Williams and Kenrich Williams are likely to continue receiving extended minutes.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Out Monday

    Pokusevski (shoulder) is out for Monday's game against the Pistons.

    Pokusevski will miss a second straight game due to a right shoulder injury. In his absence, Darius Bazley, Kenrich Williams and Jalen Williams are candidates for increased roles.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Dealing with shoulder injury

    Pokusevski has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Bucks due to a right shoulder injury.

    Pokusevski played 28 minutes in his fourth start of the season Thursday but presumably picked up a shoulder injury during the contest and will remain sidelined for at least one game. In his absence, Darius Bazley, Kenrich Williams and Jalen Williams are candidates for increased roles.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Satisfactory in starting role

    Pokusevski contributed six points (3-9 FG, 0-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal across 28 minutes during Thursday's 122-110 loss to the Nuggets.

    Pokusevski moved back into the starting lineup Thursday but was unable to repeat his heroics from the previous game. Anyone who took a flier on him might be disappointed, although his overall line was far from terrible. Based on what we have seen thus far this season, the majority of the Thunder roster are going to be tough to hold with any confidence. Pokusevski arguably has the most upside of any of their fringe options, making him a borderline hold, at least for the short term.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Starting Thursday

    Pokusevski will join the starting five for Thursday's contest against the Nuggets, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.

    Pokusevski is coming off of his best performance of the season, logging 16 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes of action. His performance was good enough to earn a starting role Thursday; however, the Thunder have been extremely inconsistent with rotations, so Pokusevski could very well not reach the 31 minutes he recorded Tuesday.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Coming off bench Tuesday

    Pokusevski isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Magic, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.

    Pokusevski returns to the bench with Josh Giddey and Jalen Williams being inserted into the starting lineup Tuesday. Pokusevski started in Sunday's game against Dallas but managed to score only four points in 24 minutes.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Delivers multi-cat special in win

    Pokusevski supplied 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt), nine rebounds, one assist, three blocks and two steals across 31 minutes during Tuesday's 116-108 victory over Orlando.

    Pokusevski reminded everyone just what he is capable of, turning in easily his best performance of the season. He ended with season-high numbers across multiple categories including points, rebounds, blocks and minutes played. Projecting how much he is going to play from one night to the next is basically impossible. While he is worth a look in standard formats, don't be surprised if you are dropping him just as quickly as you picked him up.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Starting Saturday

    Pokusevski will start Saturday's game at Dallas, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.

    The Thunder will bring Pokusevski back into the starting five after three games off the bench. In his two starts, he averaged 5.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 18.5 minutes.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Bounce-back effort Thursday

    Pokusevski totaled 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists and one block over 26 minutes during Thursday's 118-110 win over the Clippers.

    After his minutes were significantly reduced over the past couple of games, Pokusevski gained some traction in the win, reminding everyone what he is capable of on occasion. We aren't trusting him after this performance, but he is someone to keep an eye on just in case his playing time sticks at around 25 minutes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 7-1, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Age: 20
Experience: 2