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  • Patrick Patterson - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Patrick Patterson has picked up his 2019-20 player option for $5.7 million.

    29 year-old Patterson was off the fantasy radar this year as he played a career-low 13.7 minutes per game and he was wiped out of the rotation almost completely once Markieff Morris joined the team. Even with Morris likely moving on, Patterson's fantasy relevant days are likely over.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Russell Westbrook (finger surgery/right knee surgery) is expected to return to full basketball activities in roughly three weeks.

    As Westbrook has proven throughout his career, he is superhuman when it comes to recovering from surgeries. Expect a full offseason ahead for Westbrook.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Russell Westbrook underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his finger on his left hand, along with an additional minor prcoedure on his right knee described as "proactive maintenance."

    Westbrook finished the season by averaging a triple-double, but his effeciency was historically bad. Westbrook is an athletic marvel, but his shot and shot selection need to improve for him to vault back into the game's elite. He has the summer to improve on that.

    Source: ESPN

  • Paul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    According to Woj, among others, Paul George underwent right rotator cuff surgery and will minimally miss the start of training camp.

    In addition to the right shoulder surgery, George had a procedure done on his left labrum as well. Even though George insisted that his shoulder was fine, he never truly looked right towards the end of the season and in the playoff series with the Blazers. George will now get a late start to the offseason, and very well could extend further, though nothing so far suggests that he is in danger of missing the start of next season. Keep track of George's progress throughout the summer.

    Source: ESPN

  • Paul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Thunder GM Sam Presti said that Paul George would get his shoulder re-evaluated by a specialist over the summer.

    George insisted that he felt no pain in his shoulder and the issue didn't affect his game, but the results said differently. George's shot looked off, especially in the first few games against the Blazers. George will have a full offseason to get healthy and be ready to produce another top fantasy season.

    Source: The Oklahoman

  • Oklahoma City Thunder - Team - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Thunder GM Sam Presti said that they'll focus on acquiring more shooters this offseason.

    "Always, we'll look under every rock" said Presti. He went on to state that they weren't going to get any shooting out of their centers right now which means they might try to acquire a stretch big this summer. Presti also stated that they might try to develop Steven Adams into more of a shooter but that doesn't seem very likely as of right now, especially with Adams having a very distinct style of play. Either way, it looks like the Thunder will be very active come free agency in July.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Markieff Morris expressed that he wouldn't return to the same allotment of minutes that he played for the Thunder this season but he was very complimentary of the organization.

    Morris didn't play a high total of minutes for the Thunder after being signed in late February. It looks like he may be interested in returning to the team if they would expand his role heading into next season. Otherwise, he will be looking at other opportunities that grant him more playing time.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel was coy when asked about his $1.99 million player option, saying he's going to let his agent figure that out.

    Noel had a decent bounce-back season in limited minutes off the bench for the Thunder. After playing in a career-high 77 games and proving he was healthy coming off an injury-plagued 2017-2018 season, Noel should be able to make more money in free agency.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Andre Roberson - G/F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Andre Roberson said during his exit interview, that he’s been “making great progress” and is on track to be ready for training camp.

    This is encouraging news for Roberson who missed the last year and a half with the patellar injury after taking a wicked fall. Roberson will have to prove his health this fall before he becomes an option for fantasy teams, but the Thunder have to be thrilled to hear this news about their defensive stopper.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Steven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams said that he is focused on improving his current role this summer and not expanding his game, unless the team asks him to.

    This is notable for a few reasons as the league's big men continue to evolve into the stretch-five territory. Adams has been a steady presence in the paint for the Thunder the past few seasons and will look to improve on the 13.9 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.0 block, 1.5 steals average line he posted this past season.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Raymond Felton - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Speaking at the exit interview, Raymond Felton said he loves everything about being with the Thunder and would welcome a reunion, and that he wants to work with Terrance Ferguson to help him become a more versatile scorer.

    Felton will be 35 in June and doesn't offer much beyond a steady veteran presence these days. With the Thunder's 2019-2020 cap already at a projected NBA high $147 million heading into the offseason, there might not be many better options at filling the roster than resigning Felton. We'll see what magic Sam Presti can create this summer.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Paul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Paul George said that he wasn't in much pain during the playoffs but he will address his shoulder situation soon.

    Though he doesn't want it to be used as an excuse, George was clearly bothered by the shoulder through the end of the season and into the series with the Blazers. His shot wasn't the same and it showed in the first few games of the playoffs. George should be fully healthy entering next season and ready to be a to produce another top fantasy season.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Andre Roberson - G/F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Billy Donovan said that Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is healing well.

    "The healing has been good from what I’ve been told." Roberson missed the entire season after sustaining a setback while attempting to return from last year's awful injury. Another full summer of recovery should do the trick, so hopefully we see OKC's defensive stopper return to the court by opening night.

    Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter

  • Paul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Paul George had a huge game with 36 points (14-of-20 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs), nine rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in Tuesday's 118-115 road loss to the Blazers.

    George was feeling it early, making his first five shots. He battled through first-half foul trouble and likely some lingering pain from his injury. But it wasn't quite enough as Damian Lillard out-played him in this one to end the series in Portland.

  • Russell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Russell Westbrook put up one final triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists as the Thunder were eliminated from the playoffs by the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Aside from making all three of his free throws, it was a microcosm of Westbrook's season. He shot just 11-of-31 (4-of-11 from three) and had four steals, two blocks and five turnovers in 45 minutes. There's no better value if you're looking to punt three categories next season.