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April 15, 2021 05:48 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Out again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski (arm) is listed as out for Friday's game against Detroit.

Pokusevski will miss his third game in a row while dealing with soreness in his right arm. It's unclear when the rookie will be able to return, but the team's next game comes Sunday against Toronto.

April 14, 2021 05:36 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski (arm) is out Wednesday against the Warriors.

Right arm soreness will keep the rookie sidelined for a second straight game. In his absence, Kenrich Williams and Svi Mykhailiuk could see more minutes.

April 12, 2021 08:52 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Ruled out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski (arm) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Jazz.

Pokusevski had to leave Saturday's game against Philadelphia due to soreness in his right arm, which will also keep him sidelined Tuesday. The 19-year-old rookie should be considered questionable, for now, for Wednesday's second end of the back-to-back against Golden State. With Pokusevski sidelined, Kenrich Williams and Jaylen Hoard could see increases to their workloads.

April 10, 2021 10:36 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Exits with arm soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski won't return to Saturday's game against the Sixers due to right arm soreness, Brandon Rahbar of reports.

The 19-year-old played only eight minutes before heading to the locker room with the injury during the first half. Pokusevski should be considered questionable for Tuesday's matchup with the Jazz until more information is available on the injury.

April 8, 2021 05:40 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Not on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski is not on the injury report ahead of Thursday's game against the Cavs.

The rookie appeaered to pick up a hip injury late in Wednesday night's game against Charlotte, but it doesn't look to be anything serious. He's coming off of a 25-point (7-11 3Pt), nine-rebound, four-assist performance in 33 minutes.

April 8, 2021 02:32 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Plays through hip issue, scores 25
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski was removed late in Wednesday's 113-102 loss to the Hornets with what is believed to be a minor hip injury, Rylan Stiles of reports. He delivered 25 points (9-14 FG, 7-11 3Pt), nine rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes before departing.

The 19-year-old headed to the locker room during the closing stages of the contest, with head coach Mark Daigneault opting to preserve the rookie a bit for the second half of the back-to-back set. Pokusevski should be considered questionable for Thursday's matchup with Cleveland until his status is updated, but the huge stat line is arguably the bigger takeaway for the rookie. Over his last five outings, he's averaging 18.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.6 three-pointers and 2.8 assists in 32.4 minutes per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, a major improvement from his season-long rate (34 percent).

April 6, 2021 12:16 AM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Paces team with 19 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski registered 19 points (8-19 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and two blocks across 32 minutes in Monday's loss against the Pistons.

Pokusevski was one of six Thunder players to score in double digits during the loss, as he helped carry Oklahoma City offensively. The rookie has scored at least 19 points in three of his last four contests while scoring in double digits in five of his last seven. He's posted seven double-digit scoring performances since moving into the starting lineup.

April 3, 2021 11:24 AM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Strong effort in lopsided loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) totaled 20 points (7-14 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists and a steal across 33 minutes in a 140-103 loss to Phoenix on Friday.

The rookie returned from a one-game absence and picked up where he left off, notching his second straight game of 20-plus points. Since returning from the G League on March 11, Pokusevski has registered double-digit scoring in six of 11 contests and has grabbed at least five rebounds nine times during that span. His arrow is clearly pointing up now that he is starting for the Thunder.

April 1, 2021 08:52 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Off injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski (COVID-19 protocols) is not listed on the injury report for Friday's game against Phoenix.

Pokusevski stint in the health and safety protocols looks like it will only last for one game after he had missed Wednesday's win over Toronto. The 19-year-old will likely return to the starting lineup as he had started in the team's last 10 games.

March 31, 2021 02:16 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Enters COVID protocols
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols and will not play in Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

It's unclear whether Pokusevski has been exposed to the virus, but he'll likely miss multiple games as the Thunder conduct contact tracing. Entering Wednesday, the rookie had started all 10 of Oklahoma City's games since the All-Star break, averaging 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.8 blocks and 2.2 turnovers in 31.4 minutes per game. He was coming off of a 21-point, six-rebound, two-assist effort in Monday night's loss to Dallas.

March 30, 2021 09:56 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Leads team with 21 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski logged 21 points (8-17 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and two assists across 34 minutes in Monday's 127-106 loss to the Mavericks.

The departure of Hamidou Diallo and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's lingering injury have allowed the Thunder's 2020 first-round pick extra opportunities, and the youngster has taken full advantage. Over 10 starts, Pokusevski has averaged 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

March 28, 2021 09:00 AM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Clears 30 minutes in third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski tallied eight points (3-10 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block across 31 minutes Saturday in the Thunder's 111-94 loss to the Celtics.

Despite exiting at one point in the second half with a right knee injury, Pokusevski was able to check back into the game to reach the 30-minute mark for the third straight contest. Those depending on Pokusevski in fantasy leagues will want to check in on his status when the Thunder release their next injury report ahead of Monday's contest against the Mavericks, but for now, the rookie looks primed to stick in a high-minute role as Oklahoma City prepares for a four-game week. In his nine games since entering the starting five, Pokusevski is averaging 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.4 three-pointers and 0.9 blocks in 31.1 minutes, but he's shooting a putrid 33.7 percent from the field.

March 23, 2021 04:40 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Goes for 13 and 10 in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski had 13 points (5-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt), 10 rebounds, three blocks and two assists in Monday's win over the Timberwolves.

Making his seventh straight start, Pokusevski played 33 minutes -- his most since March 14 -- and came away with his second double-double of the year. The rookie's three blocks tied his career high, while his three made three-pointers were his second-most in any game this season. Pokusevski has some tantalizing physical tools, but in terms of season-long fantasy, he's too inefficient and volatile to warrant rostering in standard leagues right now.

March 18, 2021 07:36 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Sticks in starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski will start Thursday's game against Atlanta.

Pokusevski is set for his fifth-consecutive start despite the team getting several players back from injury for Thursday's game. In his last four starts, the 19-year-old rookie has averaged 11.3 points on 34.1 percent shooting, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 triples and 0.8 blocks per game. His workload may take a slight hit, though, from his average of 32.0 minutes per game over the last four games.

March 14, 2021 04:40 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Goes for 23 and 10 in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski went for 23 points (7-13 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in Sunday's win over the Grizzlies.

Making another start for the depleted Thunder, Pokusevski bounced back from a lackluster outing Saturday (four points in 30 minutes) and posted his first career double-double. The seven-foot wing was inconsistent early in the season before spending time in the G League, but it looks like he'll be set for a larger role going forward as the Thunder shift toward a rebuild. The first-round pick has played 30, 30 and 39 minutes over his last three appearances.

March 13, 2021 08:36 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Struggles in start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski collected four points (2-11 FG, 0-6 3Pt), seven rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes during Saturday's 119-97 loss to the Knicks.

The 19-year-old followed up his impressive first career start with an inefficient performance. Pokusevski is averaging 11 shot attempts over his first two starts, but he's only shooting 27 percent from the field. On the bright side, Pokusevski is averaging 9.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in those two games. He should continue to start and flirt with 30 minutes a game until Darius Bazley (shoulder) returns from injury.

March 12, 2021 11:16 AM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Nets 14 points in first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski compiled 14 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots across 30 minutes in Thursday's 116-108 win over the Mavericks.

The 2020 first-round pick had the best game of his career as a pro and was a bright spot in the Thunder's interior game. At only 195 pounds, the 19-year old's frame needs to mature before he can use his size to his advantage, but the Thunder may elect to get him more involved in the second half of the season.

March 11, 2021 07:36 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Making first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski will start Thursday's game against the Mavericks, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.

Pokusevski has been playing in the G League since early February, but Oklahoma City recalled him recently and will now send him in for his first-career start. The rookie first-round pick appeared in 17 games earlier this season, across which span he averaged 3.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 17.4 minutes.

February 27, 2021 02:48 PM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Grabs 19 boards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski managed 12 points (4-14 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 19 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and three steals during Friday's loss to Austin.

The center struggled mightily from the field for a second straight contest, as Pokusevski is shooting just eight percent from three over his past two outings. However, Pokusevski was a monster on the boards and was able to tally his second double-double of the season. In nine games played in the G League, Pokusevski is averaging 8.4 points and 8.4 rebounds.

February 20, 2021 11:44 AM
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Returns to G League action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pokusevski (foot) started and played 17 minutes Friday for the G League's Oklahoma City Blue in their 115-113 win over the Lakeland Magic, producing five points (2-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt), eight rebounds, four assists and one steal.

Pokusevski had missed the Blue's previous game Wednesday against the Memphis Hustle due to a sprained right foot, but his ability to return to the lineup two days later implies that the injury was only a minor concern. The rookie's playing time should gradually pick up in his subsequent G League outings.

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