Ferguson will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Lakers due to the return of Andre Roberson (knee) to the starting lineup, Royce Young of ESPN.com reports.
Ferguson has seen 23.1 minutes per game since Roberson went down with a knee injury in late December. But, with Roberson back, it seems doubtful that Ferguson will garner enough run to warrant fantasy ownership in the majority of formats.
Ferguson will start Sunday's game against the Suns, Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman reports.
With Andre Roberson out of the lineup and Alex Abrines still battling an injury, the Thunder have preemptively announced Ferguson as the starter for a third consecutive game. The rookie broke out in a big way Wednesday against the Lakers, playing 33 minutes and finishing with 24 points, including six three-pointers. He followed with 11 points (4-12 FG, 3-10 3PT) in 31 minutes in Thursday's win over the Clippers.
Ferguson started at shooting guard and scored a career-high 24 points (9-12 FG, 6-9 3Pt) and added three steals, one rebound and one assist across 33 minutes in Wednesday's 133-96 win over the Lakers.
After Ferguson averaged just 7.6 minutes per game and shot 39.4 percent from the floor in his 21 appearances this season heading into Wednesday, expectations were low for the rookie, who was making his first NBA start in place of the injured Andre Roberson (knee). It's safe to say that the 19-year-old made the most of the first extended minutes of his career, as he lit it up from beyond the arc and provided a few electrifying dunks while scoring all of his points in the second half. With Roberson, the club's top wing defender, set to miss at least one more game, Ferguson should pick up another start Thursday against the Clippers, but he'll need to deliver another quality outing to ensure his playing time doesn't complete fall by the wayside once Roberson is healthy again.
Ferguson was assigned to the G-League on Thursday, Brett Dawson of the Oklahoman reports.
Ferguson has been out of the rotation of late, failing to see the court over the last four games. For that reason, the Thunder will send him down to the G-League in order to get some extra run and allow him the opportunity to work on his overall development. Even when he's recalled, Ferguson will be someone to avoid for fantasy purposes.
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