October 8, 2017, 8:33 am
Thunder coach Billy Donovan told reporters that both guys are getting closer to a return but they will likely miss the upcoming game at Denver too. Abrines and Patterson were on the floor with trainers and assistants on Saturday practicing and putting up shots so it appears that they are on track to play at some point during the preseason. Carmelo Anthony talked about how important the second unit is going to be and how the Thunder will look to count on them to sustain a lead or close a gap and both guys look to be key parts of the rotation. Neither of them is expected to have any significant fantasy value though.