Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Northwest Division107.9 (3rd)104.4 (3rd)
Western Conference8th5th


Oklahoma City28-2448-34
Thunder's Andre Roberson: Yet to be cleared for contact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Roberson (kneecap) hasn't been cleared for contact or 5-on-5 work, David Aldridge of TNT reports.

Roberson had previously reported that he hoped to be back to full strength by December, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that he isn't ready for contact in mid-September, more than two months beforehand. While the Thunder certainly want their top defender back as soon as possible, he won't be rushed into action and is still likely looking at missing at least the first month or two of the season barring any surprising developments in his recovery. Adding on to that, Roberson's value comes on the defensive side of the ball, so he'll struggle to provide significant fantasy value even when he's at full strength. With Roberson sidelined to start the season, Dennis Schroder will likely be the most intriguing fantasy asset that should benefit, while guys like Raymond Felton, Alex Abrines and Terrance Ferguson could see added minutes as well.

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Thunder's Russell Westbrook: Undergoes knee surgery, out for preseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Westbrook underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery Wednesday and will be re-evaluated in four weeks, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.

Westbrook has already been ruled out for the preseason and is at risk for missing the beginning of the regular season. He reportedly felt knee stiffness last weekend and opted to have the surgery prior to training camp rather than missing a chunk of time during the season. The procedure marks Westbrook's fourth right knee surgery, with three of them coming in 2013 after suffering a lateral meniscus tear during the playoffs. If Westbrook misses regular season time, Dennis Schroder would start at point guard, while Paul George would likely be asked to carry a heavier scoring burden than usual.

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2017-18 Team Leaders
PPGRussell Westbrook, PG25.4
RPGRussell Westbrook, PG10
APGRussell Westbrook, PG10.2
FG%Steven Adams, C62.9
FT%Paul George, SF82.2
3P%Paul George, SF40.1
BLOCKSSteven Adams, C78
STEALSPaul George, SF161
MPGPaul George, SF36.6

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