Diallo was recalled from the G League on Wednesday, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports.
With Markieff Morris (neck) questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets, it appears the organization wants Diallo potentially available for the matchup. In his 48 NBA appearances this season, Diallo is averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 11.2 minutes.
Diallo tallied 20 points (8-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and one block in the 123-120 win Wednesday over Stockton.
Diallo recently joined the Blue, averaging 20.7 points in three contests with the G League lineup. The 2018 Slam Dunk Contest winner will likely continue to develop his game in the G League for the foreseeable future, but could wind up back with the Thunder before the end of the regular season.
Diallo was the winner of Saturday Night's Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in Charlotte.
It was a bit of an underwhelming contest, overall, but Diallo came through with the dunk of the night, vaulting over Shaquille O'Neal's shoulders and finishing with a Vince Carter-esque arm-in-the-rim. The effort was good enough for a 50, and Diallo finished up with scores of 43 and 45 for his final two dunks, giving him 88 total points in the final round -- three more than second-place finisher, Dennis Smith, Jr.
Diallo was assigned to the G League's Oklahoma City Blue on Sunday and played 29 minutes in the affiliate's 113-110 loss to the South Bay Lakers. He finished with 21 points (8-20 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.
The Thunder moved Diallo to the G League for the first time all season after the rookie had recently surrendered his spot in the rotation to two-way player Deonte Burton. It's expected that Diallo will be recalled before long, but the Kentucky product probably won't be on track to pick up meaningful minutes in the near future given the poor form he's shown of late. Since the calendar flipped to 2019, Diallo has made only one third of his field-goal attempts across 14 appearances at the NBA level.
Diallo will come off the bench Friday against the Heat, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.
With Terrance Ferguson (back) returning to the lineup after a one-game absence, Dillo will resume his usual role on the bench. In a reserve role, Diallo averages 4.1 points and 2.2 boards across 11.6 minutes.
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