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2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 14.7 4.6 34.7 4.0 1.3

Top Aleksej Pokusevski News

  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Third-year option exercised

    Oklahoma City exercised Pokusevski's $3.26 million club option for 2022-23 on Monday.

    Pokusevski has lost out on some playing time early on this season to rookie second-round pick Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, but the 19-year-old big man showed enough promise in 2020-21 for the Thunder to keep him in the fold for a third season. Over 48 career games (28 starts) with Oklahoma City, Pokusevski has averaged 7.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 23.5 minutes, though he's shot a lowly 34.2 percent from the field.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Barely visible in Wendesday's loss

    Pokusevski failed to score (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-2 FT), adding just three assists, three rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Utah.

    Pokusevski saw limited minutes off the bench in the season opener and did nothing to fill us with confidence. He remains a player with an intriguing skillset, but it still appears as though he has a wayS to go before he is playing consistent minutes. For right now, he is simply a player to watch in standard formats.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Great performance Thursday

    Pokusevski posted 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt), eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in 38 minutes during Thursday's 113-107 preseason overtime loss to the Nuggets.

    Pokusevski's scoring outburst continues to show why he's one of the more unique and intriguing young prospects in the NBA. The 19-year-old ends the preseason averaging 9.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 24.6 minutes.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Not starting Monday's exhibition

    Pokusevski isn't in the lineup for Monday's preseason game against the Hornets, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.

    Rookie first-round pick Josh Giddey will instead received the nod for the Thunder in the preseason opener. According to Mussato, coach Mark Daigneault said Pokusevski is still in consideration to open the season in a starting role, but he'll lead the second unit to open exhibition play.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Scores career-high 29 points

    Pokusevski notched 29 points (10-19 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds and two assists across 41 minutes in Sunday's win over the Clippers.

    Pokusevski was one of two Thunder players that logged at least 40 minutes, and he made the most of that by carrying the team offensively in the regular-season finale. The rookie started in each of his appearances since concluding his G League stint in late March, and he finished the season scoring in double digits in three of his last four appearances. While consistency and efficiency was a major concern for Pokusevski -- he shot an abysmal 34.1 percent from the field on the season -- he flashed an ability to fill out the stat sheet, making the 19-year-old a particularly appealing prospect in dynasty leagues.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Scores 13 in return

    Pokusevski (knee) accumulated 13 points (5-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five assists and two rebounds in 26 minutes during Sunday's 126-98 loss to the Kings.

    The 19-year-old returned from a three-game absence due to a knee injury and came through with his 12th double-digit scoring outing of the season. Now that he's healthy again, the rookie first-round pick should be locked into a consistent 25-plus-minute starting role over Oklahoma City's final four games of campaign. He has the ability to produce numbers in just about every category, but his 32.9 percent mark from the field on the season makes him a huge negative in that area.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Available against Sacramento

    Pokusevski (knee) is available for Sunday's game against the Kings, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.

    Pokusevski had missed the last three games due to a knee injury. He's averaged 8.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 24.0 minutes per game across his last five appearances.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Officially questionable Sunday

    Pokusevski (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Kings.

    The lanky rookie has already missed three games in a row, but there's hope he'll be able to return as the Thunder finish out a Saturday/Sunday back-to-back set. In 24 appearances since the All-Star break, Pokusevski is averaging 10.5 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 35.2 percent from the floor.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Ruled out Saturday

    Pokusevski (knee) will not play in Saturday's game against the Thunder.

    Pokusevski's absence will mark his third straight absence after injuring his knee against the Suns on Sunday. Until more information on the situation is gained, he will continue being considered day-to-day going forward.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Out Thursday

    Pokusevski (knee) has been ruled out Thursday at Golden State.

    The 19-year-old will be sidelined for the second straight game after taking a hit to the knee Sunday versus the Suns. Pokusevski's next chance to take the court will come during Saturday's rematch with the Warriors.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Set to sit Tuesday

    Pokusevski (knee) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Kings, Andrew Schlecht of The Athletic reports.

    Pokusevski took a hit to the knee during Sunday's loss to Phoenix, forcing him out of the game after just 10 minutes of action. He was initially deemed a game-time call Tuesday, but the Thunder have since moved him to "out." Consider the rookie day-to-day ahead of Thursday's game at Golden State.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Game-time call Tuesday

    Pokusevski (knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

    Pokusevski suffered a bruised knee during Sunday's contest and is in danger of missing additional time. Expect the team to provide an update on his status as game time approaches.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Won't return Sunday

    Pokusevski won't return to Sunday's game against Phoenix due to a left knee contusion, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.

    Pokusevski started Sunday's contest and recorded four points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and two assists in 10 minutes. However, he aggravated his knee injury during the game and was ruled out just after halftime. It's not yet clear whether he'll be able to play Tuesday against the Kings.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Available Sunday

    Pokusevski (knee) is available for Sunday's game against the Suns, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.

    Pokusevski had missed the first half of a back-to-back set Saturday, but he'll be able to suit up Sunday. Gabriel Deck, Jaylen Hoard, Josh Hall and Kenrich Williams could see fewer minutes.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Uncertain for Sunday

    Pokusevski (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Suns.

    Pokusevski missed the front end of the back-to-back Saturday when the Thunder got demolished by Indiana. If Pokusevski is available Sunday, Gabriel Deck, Jaylen Hoard, Josh Hall and Kenrich Williams could see less minutes.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Out with bruised knee

    Pokusevski is out for Saturday's matchup against the Pacers due to a left knee contusion.

    The rookie will miss his first game since April 16. In his absence, more minutes will be available for wings and forwards on OKC, including Gabriel Deck, Jaylen Hoard, Josh Hall and Kenrich Williams.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Won't return Wednesday

    Pokusevski has been ruled out for the remainder of Wednesday's game against the Pacers due to a non-COVID illness, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.

    Pokusevski started and played five minutes before exiting Wednesday's contest, so it's unclear what exactly he came down with. Depending on the nature of the illness, his next chance to return will come Friday against the Wizards.

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  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Not listed on injury report

    Pokusevski (illness) is not listed on the injury report for Friday's game against the Wizards.

    Pokusevksi had to leave Wednesday's game due to an illness, but it doesn't appear that he'll have to miss any more time considering his absence from the injury report. The rookie has failed to score in double figures in his last four games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 7-0, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Age: 19
Experience: 1