Huestis provided four points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and one rebound across 21 minutes in Sunday's 110-92 win over the Grizzlies.
The third-year swingman didn't exactly wow in his two-game audition as the starting two-guard, leading head coach Billy Donovan to deploy Alex Abrines at that spot Sunday. Huestis still logged a respectable amount of minutes off the bench, but as was the case during his opportunities with the first unit, he wasn't very efficient on a per-minute basis. Given Abrines' success in his spot start, Huestis appears destined to come off the bench for the time being.
Huestis will come off the bench in Sunday's game against the Grizzlies, Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman reports.
Huestis has started the last two games at shooting guard, but he went scoreless in Thursday's loss to the Lakers after scoring just six points in the victory over the Warriors. As a result, coach Billy Donovan will add more offense to his starting lineup by inputting Alex Abrines into the unit.
Huestis failed to score (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and four rebounds across 17 minutes in Thursday's 106-81 loss to the Lakers.
Huestis was one of two Thunder starters -- Patrick Patterson being the other -- that didn't register on the scoreboard. The 26-year-old was making his second consecutive start as head coach Billy Donovan looks for the best fit in the starting two-guard spot vacated by the season-ending knee injury to Andre Roberson. It remains to be seen if he'll continue to get opportunities with the first unit, but even if he does, Huestis has yet to demonstrate much fantasy upside this season.
Huestis registered six points (3-5 FG), five rebounds and one block across 25 minutes in Tuesday's 125-105 win over the Warriors.
The 26-year-old drew the start at two-guard for Terrance Ferguson but was relatively quiet in terms of production. However, even with Carmelo Anthony exiting in the first quarter with an ankle injury, the fact that Heustis still had to share the floor with Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Steven Adams basically guaranteed that he was going to have a minor offensive role. His entry into the starting five was primarily for defensive purposes, a move that seemed to have been a rousing success considering the vaunted Splash Bros tandem of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson went a combined 11-for-27 from the field.
Huestis will get the start at shooting guard Tuesday against the Warriors, Royce Young of ESPN.com reports.
Since Andre Roberson (leg) went down with a season-ending injury, Terrance Ferguson has replaced him in the starting rotation. However, Huestis gets the nod Tuesday night after only averaging a little over 12 minutes a contest over the past 10 games.
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