November 20, 2019, 11:44 amSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel was the Thunder's closing center on Tuesday night while Steven Adams sat on the bench, as Billy Donovan admitted to the big man still being bothered by his knee.
“Obviously we're dealing with Steven's knee," Billy Donovan said of the decision to close out the game with Noel. "I don't want to say he's on a minutes restriction, but we're trying to be mindful and keep him in a range.” Adams is averaging 26.3 minutes per game, down from 33.4 minutes last season while his scoring has dropped from 13.9 points to 7.8 points per game. And with the knee issues persisting, it might be a good idea to try and move him while Noel has to be stashed as an insurance policy.
Source: The Oklahoman