Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) said Monday that he's progressing his recovery from plantar fasciitis, but he was unwilling to commit to playing for the Canadian national team this summer in preparation for the Olympics in Tokyo, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Gilgeous-Alexander's foot issue first cropped up shortly after the All-Star break, and though the Thunder initially anticipated that he would be ready to return before the end of the regular season, he ultimately sat out the final 29 games with the injury. He's apparently still not 100 percent nearly two months after being diagnosed with the injury, but it's at least a positive sign that he hasn't plateaued in the recovery process. Even if Gilgeous-Alexander doesn't feel comfortable enough with his health to take part in international competition this summer, he should be back to full strength for the start of training camp in the fall.
Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault said prior to Tuesday's 103-99 loss to the Kings that Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) is still recovering from a "significant tear" in his plantar fascia, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports. "It's not something that you should really mess around with," Daigneault said. "If we got aggressive with him, it could compromise him long term, which makes no sense for us for a player that is as important to our franchise as he is."
Gilgeous-Alexander will almost certainly miss Oklahoma City's final six games of the season, given the tenor of Daigneault's comments about the injury along with the fact that the 21-45 Thunder are already eliminated from postseason contention. Daigneault's update comes a little more than two weeks after he said Gilgeous-Alexander wasn't progressing as quickly as hoped in his recovery from the right foot injury, which he developed shortly after the All-Star break. With Gilgeous-Alexander on the shelf for good, Theo Maledon and Ty Jerome should handle point guard duties for the Thunder for the remainder of the season, just as they have been for the past five-plus weeks. Meanwhile, Gilgeous-Alexander will turn his focus toward getting healthy for the summer, when he's expected to train with the Canadian national team as it attempts to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which are set to begin in late July.
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) is out for at least two more weeks, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.
Gilgeous-Alexander, who has been out since March 24 with plantar fasciitis, won't be able to return until May 1 at the earliest, and there's certainly a chance he'll be out the remainder of the season. Theo Maledon and Ty Jerome should continue seeing expanded roles.
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) is listed as out for Friday's game against Detroit.
It's still unclear whether Gilgeous-Alexander could potentially return this season. The team is not battling for the playoffs, so it wouldn't be a shock to see the team continue to sit the starting guard.
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) will be reevaluated in mid-April, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.
Plantar fasciitis can be a tough injury to shake, and Gilegeous-Alexander could end up missing nearly a month due to the injury. As he remains out, Theo Maledon, Ty Jerome and Svi Mykhailiuk should continue seeing extra run.
Coach Mark Daigneault said Wednesday that Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) will likely miss a "significant amount of time" as he battles plantar fasciitis, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
The Thunder haven't released a firm timetable, but plantar fasciitis is well known as a difficult injury, so it wouldn't be a surprise if Gilgeous-Alexander ultimately misses a decent chunk of time -- particularly with Oklahoma City in the midst of a rebuilding season. For now, it's safe to rule Gilgeous-Alexander out for at least the rest of the week, but fantasy managers should be prepared for an absence that could span several weeks. In the meantime, expect Theo Maledon and Ty Jerome to continue picking up increased minutes in the backcourt, while recent addition Svi Mykhailiuk could also shoulder a heavier workload.
Gilgeous-Alexander is out for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies due to right foot plantar fasciitis.
Gilgeous-Alexander played 34 minutes Monday against the Timberwolves, but he emerged with plantar fasciitis. With him sidelined, Theo Maledon and Ty Jerome should see expanded roles. It won't be surprising if Gilgeous-Alexander remains out for multiple games, as plantar fasciitis can be a tough injury to shake.
Gilgeous-Alexander (shoulder) put up 31 points (11-23 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 34 minutes in Monday's 112-103 win over Minnesota.
Returning from a one-game absence, Gilgeous-Alexander picked up where he left off with his fourth 30-point effort in his last six games. Gilgeous-Alexander's assist numbers haven't been spectacular of late (nine in his last three games), but he made up for it Monday with a pair of blocks and a steal on the defensive end.
Gilgeous-Alexander (shoulder) is not on the injury report for Monday's game at Minnesota.
A shoulder issue kept Gilgeous-Alexander out of Sunday's win over the Rockets, but it looks like his absence was more precautionary than anything else. He'll return to the starting five Monday night, though Oklahoma City will be without a pair of regular starters in Al Horford (rest) and Luguentz Dort (toe).
Gilgeous-Alexander is out for Sunday's game against the Rockets due to right shoulder soreness.
Gilgeous-Alexander will miss his second game in five tries Sunday, and it'll be his eighth missed game on the season. In his absence, Theo Maledon and Ty Jerome should see extra minutes at guard.
Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 19 points (8-18 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four assists, and three boards in 31 minutes of a 116-93 loss to the Hawks on Thursday.
Gilgeous-Alexander managed to flip his rough assist-to-turnover ratio from the previous outing, but it wasn't enough to prevent his team from losing its second consecutive game. The third year man's scoring has also dipped as he's made just one three-point shot in that span. He'll face the slumping Rockets on Sunday.
Gilgeous-Alexander posted 21 points (10-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two steals, one assist, one rebound and one block during Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.
Although recording at least 21 points for a fourth straight matchup, the guard's fine offensive play was overshadowed by his poor performance of taking care of the basketball, as Gilgeous-Alexander totaled a career-worst eight turnovers and finished with a dismal minus-36 in point differential. Also surprisingly, this was Gilgeous-Alexander's first outing since Jan. 29 in which he didn't drain a three. The Kentucky product will look to bounce back Thursday against the Hawks.
Gilgeous-Alexander (quadriceps) finished with 30 points (8-17 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 10-11 FT), five assists and four rebounds across 34 minutes in Sunday's 128-122 win over the Grizzlies.
Making his return from a one-game absence, Gilgeous-Alexander notched his third straight 30-point effort, this time draining four three-pointers and tying his season high with 10 made free throws. The Thunder look to be shifting more aggressively toward a rebuild, but as the franchise cornerstone, Gilgeous-Alexander's role will be safe as the second half unfolds.
Gilgeous-Alexander (quadriceps) will play Sunday against the Grizzlies, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Gilgeous-Alexander was ruled out for Saturday's contest, but the team announced he would be good to go in the second half of a back-to-back. In his return from a one-game absence, the 22-year-old will likely have a high usage rate Sunday with the team dealing with various injuries in the backcourt.
Gilgeous-Alexander won't play Saturday against the Knicks due to a quadriceps contusion, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.
The 22-year-old apparently picked up the injury during Thursday's win over the Mavericks when he had 32 points (11-22 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 9-9 FT), six assists, two rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes. It's unclear if Gilgeous-Alexander will be available for the second half of the back-to-back set Sunday against the Grizzlies. Hamidou Diallo (groin) is also sidelined, so Theo Maledon, Luguentz Dort and Ty Jerome should lead the backcourt Saturday.
Gilgeous-Alexander totaled 32 points (11-22 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 9-9 FT), six assists, two rebounds and a steal across 33 minutes in Thursday's 116-108 win over the Mavericks.
Behind their marquee player, the Thunder led the majority of the game against a Mavericks team that played without Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Gilgeous-Alexander is picking up right where he left off before the break, following up his 33- point against the Spurs with another 30-plus-point effort.
Gilgeous-Alexander notched 33 points (11-19 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 9-10 FT), eight assists, three rebounds and a block across 37 minutes in Thursday's win at San Antonio.
Gilgeous-Alexander carried the Thunder in their final game of the season before the All-Star break and once again proved what he can do when he's clicking on offense. The third-year guard has scored 20-plus points in six of his last nine contests following a four-game absence in February, and he has surpassed the 30-point mark three times in that stretch as well.
Gilgeous-Alexander registered 15 points (5-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT), three rebounds, three assists and a block across 35 minutes in Wednesday's loss at Dallas.
Gilgeous-Alexander paced the Thunder offensively in one of the lowest-scoring games of the season, but he struggled badly from the field in this one and only made 33.3 percent of his field-goal attempts. He has now scored 15 or fewer points in two straight games after putting up at least 20 points in four games in a row between Feb. 21 to Feb. 26.
Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points (9-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go along with give rebounds, four assists and one steal across 36 minutes in Friday's win over the Hawks.
Gilgeous-Alexander continued to score well and is shooting 62.7 percent from the field in his last three games. Particularly, he's shown improvement from beyond the arc, averaging 3.0 threes across his last eight contests after averaging only 1.7 through 20 games to begin the season.
Gilgeous-Alexander recorded 42 points (13-20 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 10-11 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and a block across 38 minutes in Wednesday's 102-99 win over the Spurs.
Gilgeous-Alexander pulverized his previous career-high scoring mark -- 33 points against the Bulls on Jan. 15 -- and looked absolutely dominant on the offensive end of the court, as he accounted for more than 40 percent of the Thunder's total scoring output. The combo guard is firmly entrenched as Oklahoma City's main scoring threat and has tallied 20 or more points in six of his last seven appearances, including surpassing 25 in each of his last three contests.
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