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Thunder's Jerami Grant: Scores 14 points in victory
Grant totaled 14 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-7 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 32 minutes during Saturday's 110-100 victory over Phoenix.
Grant was solid again Saturday, scoring in double-digits for the 12th consecutive game, adding six rebounds and two blocked shots. Since moving into the starting lineup and replacing Patrick Patterson, Grant has moved into standard league conversation. His ceiling is limited but he possesses a relatively high floor and can deliver nice out of position stats. If he is available in your league, he is worth adding until a hot free-agent comes along.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Dennis Schroder: Continues impressive play Saturday
Schroder had 15 points (6-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, and four steals in 35 minutes during Saturday's 110-100 victory over the Suns.
Schroder was impressive yet again Saturday, filling in for the injured Russell Westbrook (ankle). Schroder has been a revelation for the Thunder, admirably taking the reigns for the team in Westbrook's absence. Perhaps the most surprising aspect to Schroeder's play has been his increased activity on the defensive end. Thus far he is averaging 1.5 steals per game, with that number jumping to 3.0 over the past week. That is well up from his past few seasons and has certainly added to his overall fantasy value. Even upon Westbrook's return, Schroder has done more than enough to remain an important part of the rotation and should easily put up standard league value moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Paul George: Double-doubles in victory Saturday
George tallied 32 points (9-22 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 11-11 FT), 11 rebounds, three steals, three blocks, and two assists in 39 minutes during Saturday's 110-100 victory over Phoenix.
George produced arguably his best all-around performance of the season Saturday, helping the Thunder to another victory in the process. He has now scored at least 30 points in three straight games, picking up much of the slack left by the injury to Russell Westbrook (ankle). George continues to rack up the steal numbers, currently averaging 2.5 for the season. With or without Westbrook, George should be in the discussion to finish the season as a first round player come April.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Steven Adams: Drops 26 points Saturday
Adams finished with 26 points (11-15 FG, 4-5 FT), 10 rebounds, and one steal in 36 minutes during Saturday's 110-100 victory over the Suns.
Adams had his way with the Suns' interior defense Saturday, pouring in a season-high 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting. He added 10 rebounds to round out another double-double in a truly dominant display. Adams has been fantastic so far this season with the only real negative being his lack of blocks. Russell Westbrook (ankle) is edging closer to a return which could slightly impact Adams, however, he remains an impactful fantasy player in all formats.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Hamidou Diallo: Starting Saturday
Diallo will start Saturday against the Suns, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
Alex Abrines (illness) is out, prompting Diallo's first NBA start. When seeing at least 19 minutes this season, Diallo is averaging 8.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Alex Abrines: Out Saturday
Abrines (illness) is out Saturday against the Suns, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports.
An illness will prevent Abrines from playing Saturday. As a result, Hamidou Diallo is a strong candidate to see extra run.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Russell Westbrook: Out for personal reasons
Westbrook is out for personal reasons Saturday against the Suns, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
It seems as if Westbrook's ankle is healed considering his reason for absence is personal. As a result, there seems to be a fairly good chance of Westbrook being healthy and available Monday against the Kings. More information should arrive in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Russell Westbrook: Status murky for Saturday
Westbrook (ankle), despite being listed as out for Saturday's game against the Suns, went through morning shootaround and will be evaluated prior to tipoff, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports
There are some conflicting accounts of Westbrook's status between the NBA's official injury report and what is being reported at morning shootaround. He should be considered out, as the team has designated, but it appears possible that could change. More word is expected sometime in the afternoon.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Alex Abrines: Doesn't go through shootaround
Abrines (illness) did not go through morning shootaround ahead of Saturday's game against the Suns, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports.
Abrines was not on the injury report, but it seems he still could miss Saturday's game. As a result, he should be considered questionable.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Alex Abrines: Off injury report
Abrines (illness) is off the injury report for Saturday's contest against the Suns.
Abrines had been dealing with an illness, causing him to miss Friday's practice. He's feeling better, however, and will play Saturday. With Terrence Ferguson (personal) out, Abrines could see extra time.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Russell Westbrook: Out Saturday
Westbrook (ankle) is listed as out Saturday against the Suns.
Westbrook participated in Friday's practice, creating optimism around a possible Saturday return. He'll end up sitting out against the Suns, but may be able to return for Monday's contest against the Kings.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Terrance Ferguson: Out Saturday for personal reasons
Ferguson is out Saturday against the Suns for personal reasons, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports.
Ferguson is not with the team, as he's been excused due to a personal matter. While he's absent, Alex Abrines (illness), Hamidou Diallo and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot could see extra time.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Alex Abrines: Doesn't practice Friday
Abrines (illness) didn't practice Friday but will travel with the team over the Thunder's three-game road trip, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
Abrines left Wednesday's game early due to an illness and was absent at practice Friday. However, the native of Spain will be traveling with the Thunder starting Saturday in Phoenix and may end up giving it a go.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Russell Westbrook: Participates in practice Friday
Westbrook (ankle) participated in practice Friday including part of contact portions, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
Westbrook has not played in a game since scoring 17 points on Nov. 5 due to a lingering left ankle sprain but remains optimistic about a possible return against Phoenix on Saturday. The former UCLA guard currently doesn't have a definitive injury designation for Saturday yet. Teammate Dennis Schroder will likely continue to start as long as Westbrook remains sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Dennis Schroder: Posts double-double in 30 minutes
Schroder scored 15 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), collected four rebounds, handed out 12 assists, snatched two steals, and recorded one block in 30 minutes Wednesday as the Thunder topped the Knicks.
Schroder's role altered significantly when Russell Westbrook (ankle) went down, and he has filled those shoes admirably. It's not expected that Westbrook will be out for much longer, but the past five games have made it clear that Schroder will be a valuable fantasy asset for the duration of the 2018-19 season, even in the role of sixth-man.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Steven Adams: Scores 19 points in 30 minutes
Adams registered 19 points (9-13 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one block in 30 minutes Wednesday as the Thunder took a win over the Knicks.
Adams has proven himself to be immensely valuable in fantasy considering his consistently low usage rate. Going into Wednesday's matchup it had only eclipsed 20-percent on one occasion during the 2018-19 season. The 25-year-old big man does a little bit of everything and a lot of some things for the Thunder. He doesn't stretch the floor at all, but his mobility, ability to work as the roll-man in the two-man game, and his effectiveness from the short-mid range make him immensely valuable for both the Thunder and fantasy owners.... See More ... See Less