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Thunder's Kenrich Williams: Still sidelined Wednesday
Williams (knee) is out for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.
Williams will miss his second straight game due to a right knee sprain. Aaron Wiggins should continue to see extended minutes with the 27-year-old forward out. Williams will have plenty of time to heal his knee before Saturday's game against the Cavaliers.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Isaiah Joe: Solid production in limited action
Joe chipped in nine points (3-4 FG, 3-4 3Pt), one rebound, two assists and two steals over 10 minutes during Monday's 121-114 win over the Hawks.
Joe nailed a trio of three pointers and added multiple assists and steals in just 10 minutes of action. The third-year guard hasn't needed much playing time to make an impact this season, as he's posting 5.9 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 9.3 minutes across 15 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Mike Muscala: Rejoins rotation Monday
Muscala (finger) tallied five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and one steal across 14 minutes in Monday's 121-114 win over the Hawks.
After missing the Thunder's final five games of November with a broken left pinkie finger, Muscala was cleared to play in advance of Saturday's game against the Timberwolves, but he went unused in the 135-128 win. The absence of Kenrich Williams (knee) in Monday's contest reopened a spot in the rotation for Muscala, who delivered a sold line during his limited time on the floor. With the likes of Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Aleksej Pokusevski and Darius Bazley all representing greater developmental priorities in the frontcourt, Muscala isn't a lock to be included in head coach Mark Daigneault's rotation every game even though he's healthy again.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Ousmane Dieng: Sent to G League
The Thunder assigned Dieng to the team's G League Oklahoma City affiliate Tuesday, Andrew Schlecht reports.
Dieng has recently seen a fair amount of action, logging double-digit minutes in each of the last five games and posting a season-high 15 points last time out. He will head to the G League to get in some extra work, but it seems likely he will rejoin the parent organization in short order.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Chet Holmgren: Undergoes secondary surgery
Holmgren (foot) underwent a successful secondary procedure Tuesday to remove hardware from his initial Lisfranc surgery in August, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.
Holmgren was ruled out for the entire campaign after being diagnosed with a Lisfranc injury at the end of August. It sounds like Tuesday's procedure was merely a clean-up job, and the 2022 No. 2 overall pick is still on track to be ready for the 2023-24 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Josh Giddey: Solid showing in Monday's win
Giddey supplied 17 points (5-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal across 28 minutes during Monday's 121-114 win over Atlanta.
Twelve of his points came in the final frame as the Thunder erased a 14-point third-quarter deficit. Giddey hasn't taken a huge step forward in his second season but his production keeps inching up, and over his last 12 games the 20-year-old's averaging 15.7 points, 8.0 boards and 5.8 assists.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Luguentz Dort: Double-double against Atlanta
Dort racked up 11 points (4-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes during Monday's 121-114 win over the Hawks.
The double-double was the first of the season for the fourth-year forward. Dort still isn't quite matching last year's scoring pace as he isn't taking as many shots, but his efficiency has improved in recent weeks. Over his last 12 games, the 23-year-old is averaging 15.7 points, 4.8 boards, 2.1 assists and 2.1 threes while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor and 41.0 percent from long range -- both of which would be career highs if he maintained that pace over a full campaign.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Pours in 35 in comeback win
Gilgeous-Alexander logged 35 points (10-22 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 15-15 FT), six rebounds, five assists and two steals across 35 minutes during Monday's 121-114 win over the Hawks.
At one point in the third quarter the Thunder were down by 14 points, but a big fourth led by Josh Giddey and Gilgeous-Alexander flipped the script. Gilgeous-Alexander has scored 30 or more points in seven straight games and 10 of his last 11, averaging an impressive 32.1 points, 6.5 assists, 5.2 boards, 1.5 steals and 1.1 threes over the latter stretch.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Heading to bench Monday
Pokusevski will come off the bench for Monday's contest against Atlanta, Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
After starting each of his last 13 appearances, Pokusevski will come off the bench for the fifth time this season. Jalen Williams will be taking Pokusevski's spot in the starting lineup Monday. Across four games as a reserve this year, Pokusevski is averaging 9.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 31.8 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Jalen Williams: Enters starting five
Williams is starting Monday's game against the Hawks, Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Williams has been alternating between the starting lineup and the bench over his team's last few contests, and he'll return to the starting five Monday with the Thunder electing to roll out the smaller first unit. Williams put up 27 points and added six boards in his last start Wednesday against the Spurs.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Kenrich Williams: Out due to knee sprain
Williams has been ruled out for Monday's matchup against the Hawks due to a right knee sprain, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Williams scored 15 points (6-7 FG) across 21 minutes during Saturday's win over Minnesota, but he apparently picked up a knee injury as well and will be sidelined for at least one game. In his absence, Darius Bazley and Aaron Wiggins are candidates for increased playing time.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Back in double figures
Robinson-Earl had 14 points (5-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two steals over 29 minutes during Saturday's 135-128 victory over Minnesota.
Robinson-Earl has now started three straight contests and returned to double figures after being held to seven points Wednesday against the Spurs. The big man has scored in double digits in three of his last five contests, and he's averaging 10.0 points, 6.6 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 26.6 minutes over this brief span.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Breaks 30-point threshold again
Gilgeous-Alexander racked up 33 points (10-17 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 12-12 FT), one rebound, six assists, one block and three steals across 35 minutes during Saturday's 135-128 victory over Minnesota.
Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder in scoring on the way to a victory. He managed to knock down all 12 of his free throws, and he's notched double-digit attempts from the charity stripe in five of his last six contests. Gilgeous-Alexander has also scored 30 or more points in each of his last six games, averaging 31.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.7 steals over this stretch.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Josh Giddey: Enjoys big all-around night
Giddey racked up 21 points (8-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 12 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and two steals across 33 minutes during Saturday's 135-128 victory over the Timberwolves.
Giddey finally managed to drill a three, marking his first made triple since Nov. 23 against Denver. Saturday marked his most made threes in a game this season, and he wasn't done there, as he secured his second straight double-double. Giddey is averaging 14.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists on 44.1 shooting from the field over his last 10 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Jalen Williams: Back to bench Saturday
Williams will come off the bench Saturday against the Timberwolves, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.
With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (hip) back, Williams will come off the bench. In his past five games as a reserve, he's averaged 11.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.8 minutes.... See More ... See Less