Luwawu-Cabarrot will return to the bench for Wednesday's matchup with Cleveland, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports.
Luwawu-Cabarrot got the spot start Saturday against the Nuggets, providing three points and five rebounds in 21 minutes. Unable to impress Saturday, Luwawu-Cabarrot will return to his usual bench role where he's averaged 2.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game this year.
Luwawu-Cabarrot will start at shooting guard Saturday against the Nuggets, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
Coach Billy Donovan, after one game of trying Dennis Schroder next to Russell Westbrook in the starting five, will abandon the strategy Saturday. Over the past four games, Luwawu-Cabarrot is averaging 7.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 18.5 minutes.
The 23-year-old Frenchman has made an impact in each of the last two games, which also qualify as the only pair of contests in which he's seen double-digit minutes all season. Luwawu-Cabarrot also had a 12-point tally versus the Suns on Saturday, and given the Thunder's dearth of offensive production from the shooting guard spot, he could continue enjoying solid minutes moving forward.
Luwawu-Cabarrot will come off the bench Friday against the Timberwolves, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.
Luwawu-Cabarrot drew the start for the Thunder's previous exhibition due to Paul George's absence. With George back in the fold, Luwawu-Cabarrot will come off the bench. Last season, he averaged 5.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists across 15.5 minutes as a 22-year-old
Luwawu-Cabarrot will start at small forward in Wednesday's preseason opener against the Pistons, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
The Thunder are set to be without a handful of key contributors Wednesday, which includes Russell Westbrook (knee) and Paul George (personal). That gives Luwau-Cabarrot an opportunity to work with the starters during Wednesday's exhibition, potentially giving him a short-term uptick in playing time. Still, once the regular season arrives, Luwawu-Cabarrot will be relegated to the bench and won't be a fantasy contributor in the bulk of formats.
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