Maledon won't play Tuesday due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
Maledon will be sidelined for one of his team's final games of the season as a result of the injury. Ty Jerome, who is currently questionable with a calf strain, could pick up significant minutes if cleared to play.
Maledon (foot) is available for Sunday's game against the Kings, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.
Maledon will be able to play through his plantar fasciitis in his left foot Sunday. He'll likely remain in the starting five and should see significant run with Ty Jerome (calf) and Luguentz Dort (knee) unavailable.
Maledon is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Kings due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
It's been difficult to trust the Thunder's injury reporting down the stretch, but if Maledon is truly dealing with a plantar fascia issue, it's possible he could miss several games beyond Sunday. Still, the team is apparently holding out hope that it's nothing too severe, as Maledon's status won't be decided until he can be re-evaluted later in the night.
Maledon posted 15 points (5-12 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and two steals 30 minutes in Thursday's 118-97 loss to the Warriors.
Maledon continues to start at point guard despite significant output from Ty Jerome, who arguably has a better chance for a starting role next season. Assist production is an issue for Maledon, but Thursday's eight assists were a step in the right direction
Maledon ended with 18 points (5-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes during Sunday's 123-120 loss to the Suns.
Maledon delivered his scoring production in efficient fashion, something he has struggled to do for much of his rookie season. The Thunder are routinely resting players down the stretch, but as a developmental player, Maledon has typically avoided being scratched. Although his upside is capped by his unreliable shooting, the fact he is playing in just about every game -- and getting solid minutes more often than not -- makes him a viable 12-team asset to close out the season.
Maledon posted 16 points (5-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, two blocked shots and a rebound across 32 minutes in Thursday's 109-95 loss to the Pelicans.
After fending off a mid-season surge from Ty Jerome, Maledon's hold on the point guard slot appears to be safe. After two games with fewer than 10 shot attempts, he ramped up his output with 12 field-goal attempts in the loss. The rookie averages only 3.5 assists per game, however, which is less-than-ideal for a point guard averaging 28 minutes per game.
Maledon registered 10 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two assists, two steals and a rebound across 22 minutes in Monday's loss against the 76ers.
Maledon saw the fewest minutes of any starter and was outplayed by Ty Jerome, who ended with 22 points off the bench. But at the very least, Maledon was efficient with his shooting. The rookie guard has scored in double digits in three of his last four contests and should continue seeing decent minutes due to the rash of injuries that are affecting the Thunder's backcourt.
Maledon had 20 points (5-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight assists, two rebounds, a steal and a block across 31 minutes in Friday's loss against the Wizards.
Maledon reached the 20-point mark for the first time since April 7, when he delivered 25 points in a loss against the Hornets. His eight assists represent his second-highest output of the season in that category. It was a strong effort for the point guard, though those numbers shouldn't be expected regularly. He's averaging just 10.5 points and 4.5 assists per game over his last eight appearances.
Maledon scored nine points (3-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with seven assists and two rebounds across 36 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.
Maledon recorded his highest assist total since March 31 in the absence of Luguentz Dort (hip) and after the quick exit of Aleksej Pokusevski (illness). However, he continued to shoot poorly from the field, lowering his field-goal percentage for the season to 37.0. Nevertheless, he should have a stable role with the potential to rack up counting stats so long as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) remains sidelined.
Maledon had 14 points (5-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and five assists across 29 minutes in Monday's loss against the Wizards.
Maledon had another woeful shooting performance and those issues are becoming more and more persistent -- he entered this game shooting 31.3 percent from the field over his last five contests and didn't do much to improve those figures. Maledon was coming off four single-digit scoring outputs in his previous five games as well, so his stats were encouraging -- but his shooting percentages remain subpar. Either way, Maledon has the starting point guard role locked down while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander recovers from a foot injury.
Maledon logged 11 points (5-12 FG, 0-4 3PT, 1-5 FT), five assists, three rebounds and one steal in a team-high 31 minutes during a 147-109 loss to the Warriors on Wednesday.
Maledon's seen an uptick in minutes since the injury to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) forced him to miss the team's last 12 games. Over that stretch, the rookie is averaging 14.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 0.8 steals in about 30 minutes. The 19-year-old has struggled shooting from three-point range, making only about 18 percent of his three-point shots even though he's taken more than four shots per game over his last four games.
Maledon added 25 points (9-18 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, five assists and two blocks across 36 minutes during Wednesday's 113-101 loss to the Hornets.
Maledon came through with his second-highest point total of the season, taking advantages of the many absences on the Thunder roster to shoulder the load offensively. With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) likely sidelined for at least another couple of weeks, Maledon should have an extended run as OKC's primary ball handler and scoring option out of the backcourt. He's been able to hit double figures in scoring in all but one of the last eight contests, but his 17.0 points per game over that stretch have come on a lowly 36.1 percent shooting from the field.
Maledon registered 14 points (5-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds and an assist across 26 minutes in Monday's loss against the Pistons.
Maledon extended his sizzling scoring run in this game, and he's now scored in double digits in six of his previous seven contests -- including a 33-point effort against the Suns on April 2. Maledon has posted double-digit scoring performances in eight of his last 10 games and has been one of Oklahoma City's top offensive threats over the last few weeks with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) sidelined.
Maledon tallied 33 points (10-18 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 8-10 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal across 31 minutes in Friday's loss to the Suns.
The 19-year-old finished with a career high in scoring despite the lopsided loss, easily surpassing the 24 points he posted against Brooklyn on Jan. 29. He and fellow rookie teenager Aleksej Pokusevski (20 points) combined for over half of Oklahoma City's scoring in the contest, though the Thunder proved to be no match for the surging Suns. Maledon has struggled with an overall 37.4 shooting percentage this season and went 3-for-16 in his previous game, so Friday's performance isn't the best indicator of the point guard's strengths.
Maledon posted 14 points (4-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds and an assist across 28 minutes in Monday's 127-106 loss to the Mavericks.
When your presumptive floor general posts only one assist, that's usually not a good indicator of the offense's success. Maledon simply isn't getting it done at point guard, and it appears that the team may be on its way to making a change by using Ty Jerome at the position. Maledon is only averaging 3.4 assists per game, which is well below what you need from your primary ball-handler.
Maledon had 22 points (7-16 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight boards, four assists and two steals across 37 minutes in Saturday's 111-94 loss to Boston.
The Thunder blew a big lead late, but it was an impressive showing by Maledon, who topped 20 points for just the second time this season. The rookie is locked into the Thunder's starting five, and with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) sidelined indefinitely, he should continue to handle more of the scoring and playmaking workload.
Maledon had 12 points (4-12 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three steals and two assists in Sunday's win over Houston.
Back in the starting lineup after coming off the bench Thursday against Atlanta, Maledon didn't have a great shooting game, but he salvaged a decent fantasy line thanks to a trio of steals. The rookie has taken on a much larger role in the extended absence of George Hill (thumb), but his recent inconsistency has been a thorn in the side of fantasy managers. Prior to Sunday, Maledon went five straight games without a steal, while averaging 9.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists in that stretch.
Maledon is in the starting five for Sunday's game against the Rockets, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Maledon was initially listed on the NBA's injury report due to an error, but he'll be in action without complications Sunday. He didn't technically start last Thursday's loss to Atlanta, but he'll now rejoin the starting five as usual.
Maledon (not injury related) is available for Sunday's game against the Rockets.
Maledon was only initially on the injury report due to an error. He should see extra playmaking responsibilities Sunday, as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (shoulder) is sidelined.
Maledon (undisclosed) is likely to be available Sunday against the Rockets, as an error in the NBA's official injury report listed his status from Dec. 23, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.
Sunday's game was initially supposed to be played Dec. 23 but got postponed until Sunday. The league appears to have re-posted the injury report from that day. Barring anything unforeseen, Maledon should be available Sunday, as there is no other indication that he's away from the team.
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