October 16, 2019, 8:02 pmTerrance FergusonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Terrance Ferguson will miss Wednesday's preseason game against the Grizzlies following an auto accident he was involved in on his way to the arena.
Ferguson is reported to be fine and the team says he suffered no injuries, so it sounds like he's, if anything, just a bit shaken up. Darius Bazley should get an extended look in this one.
Source: Brady Trantham on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 11:45 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
In 29 minutes, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander provided 16 points (7-for-16 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) and eight rebounds but also five turnovers and zero assists in a 107-70 loss to the Mavs on Monday.
It was a mixed bag for SGA, but he's still looking like a good pick in the middle rounds. Dennis Schroder started and hit just one of his 10 field goal attempts, though he did pass out six assists.
October 14, 2019, 11:36 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel started and blocked four shots, adding eight points (4-for-6 FGs), four rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes in Monday's loss to the Mavs.
This is your reminder that Noel doesn't need many minutes to help your team. As Steven Adams' backup, he's probably not worth rostering unless you have a bench that you don't need to play. But if it looks like the Thunder are shopping Adams, grab Noel immediately.
October 14, 2019, 11:31 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari went for 16 points (6-for-12 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes in Monday's loss to the Mavs.
Gallo is in a great spot to put up plenty of threes and free throws this season. If you're feeling optimistic about his injury history, take him earlier than his sixth-round ADP and reap the benefits.
October 14, 2019, 11:19 pmJustin PattonC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Justin Patton grabbed seven steals and blocked three shots in addition to his two points and five rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench vs. the Mavs on Monday.
Patton, a former first-rounder hasn't done much of anything in the NBA yet, so he deserves credit for this one. He's unlikely to help any fantasy teams, but if Steven Adams gets shipped off, he could get some good minutes this season.
October 14, 2019, 11:28 amAndre RobersonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Andre Roberson (left knee) will remain sidelined during Monday's preseason game with the Mavs.
Roberson was hoping to play in the preseason to get ready for the real deal, but the Thunder haven't cleared him for that just yet. OKC's wing group is full of question marks and a healthy Roberson could end up starting, but there's just too much uncertainty around his recovery to endorse him as a fantasy selection outside the deepest of leagues.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 13, 2019, 1:19 pmChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder will be without both Chris Paul and Steven Adams (rest) for Monday's preseason game.
No need to panic here, as the two vets are just getting a day off. Continue to draft both players as you typically would. DFS players can look at Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dennis Schroder, Nerlens Noel and Mike Muscala for extra production tomorrow — barring further rest.
Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter
October 12, 2019, 3:18 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder was held out of practice on Saturday with a thigh contusion.
Coach Billy Donovan said that Schroder's injury was "nothing major" and that this was just an opportunity to give him some rest. He has remained in the starting lineup in preseason even with the addition of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Chris Paul so maybe Schroder can carve out late-round value in standard leagues but his limited stat set suggests there may be more interesting options available.
Source: Erik Horne on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 10:28 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams notched an efficient double-double on Thursday with a team-high 19 points and 10 boards as the Thunder beat the Breakers 110-84.
Adams did his damage in just 21 minutes. The Thunder may move on from Adams this year, so we could see some showcasing to get him out the door and work on losing some basketball games.
October 10, 2019, 10:19 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander orchestrated a win for the Thunder on Thursday over the New Zealand Breakers with 23 points.
SGA was solid in this win in 23 minutes but didn't actually do much outside of score. He didn't make a 3-pointer and only had two boards and an assist. He should be in line to have a really impressive year with the Thunder starting from the bottom, especially if they trade Chris Paul.
October 10, 2019, 10:15 pmDarius BazleyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Darius Bazley scored 12 points and pulled down five boards on Thursday night against the New Zealand Breakers.
Bazley hit a couple threes as well, but it wasn't a great performance for the rookie in an expanded opportunity. He's going to be a stash or deep-league play who can have some dynasty potential as the Thunder roll out the tank plans.
October 10, 2019, 6:47 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari (rest) will not play in Thursday's matchup against the New Zealand Breakers.
The preseason is a time in which teams are very cautious with their players. Expect to see more of rookie Darius Bazley along with more of Terrance Ferguson. Bazley doesn't have value outside of dynasty leagues while Ferguson isn't worth drafting outside of deep leagues. It is also worth noting that R.J. Hampton, a future top-five NBA prospect, will be playing this season for the Breakers.
Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 2:43 pmAndre RobersonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Andre Roberson, who is recovering from a surgically repaired left knee, will be re-evaluated before Thursday's exhibition game.
Consider Roberson questionable for now. He could be in the mix for decent minutes this season but will have to prove that he is healthy. Roberson hasn't played since the 2017-18 campaign.
Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter
October 8, 2019, 11:58 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder to a 119-104 victory over the Mavs on Tuesday with 24 points (7-for-12 FGs, 6-for-7 FTs), four 3-pointers, four rebounds, one block, one assist and three turnovers in 26 minutes.
Aside from SGA's assist-to-turnover ratio in this one, it was a great start to what could be a breakout season for the second-year guard. He's currently going in the seventh round of drafts, but is a wise pick in the fifth or sixth if you can afford to gamble on the upside.
October 8, 2019, 11:49 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder started and was surprisingly efficient in a win over the Mavs on Tuesday, shooting 5-for-6 from the field and knocking down both is shots from the line en route to 13 points, six rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer in just 22 minutes.
The Thunder threw all three of their point guards into the starting lineup tonight, which won't likely happen on a regular basis. Schroder is a nice late-round pick, but unless Chris Paul gets traded and a playable point guard isn't part of the return, Schroder isn't going to make much of an impact this season.