August 7, 2020, 2:43 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams will not face the Grizzlies on Friday as he nurses a bruised lower left leg.
It is no surprise that the Thunder are choosing to give their starting center the night off so that he can be healthy for the playoffs. Nerlens Noel is the likely candidate to get the start on Friday and should see increased short-term value for as long as Adams is sidelined. The injury doesn't seem to be too serious according to coach Billy Donovan so we should expect the Kiwi to be back soon.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter