February 10, 2020, 6:31 pmDarius BazleyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Darius Bazley will be re-evaluated in 4-6 weeks due to a right knee bone bruise.
Bazley was just a role player for the Thunder, but this certainly puts the rest of his season in question.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
February 9, 2020, 6:32 pmDarius BazleyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Daruis Bazley was forced out of Sunday's game by a right knee sprain.
Bazley only played three minutes before getting hurt, and his absence might lead to a few more minutes from Abdel Nader, but there's really nothing here for fantasy GMs.
January 27, 2020, 6:41 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel has recovered from facial fracture surgery and will be available to play on Monday.
Darius Bazley should see his role diminish. Noel averaged 12.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks in the ten games prior to his injury. Enjoy the 67.6 percent shooting from the floor if you own him.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
January 25, 2020, 11:09 pmDarius BazleyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Darius Bazley started on Saturday and scored 15 points (5-of-6 from the field) with six rebounds, one steal, one block and one triple in 30 minutes.
Bazley contributed across the board on Saturday with his extra opportunity coming from Danilo Gallinari (sore left thumb) sitting out. Bazley is only worth considering in deeper leagues and he is tough to trust when Gallinari is in the lineup. Bazley is a name to remember for DFS the next time Gallo is out though, he had nine points and 13 rebounds the last time he started in place of Gallinari.
January 25, 2020, 2:07 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari (sore left thumb) will not play against the Wolves on Saturday.
Gallinari is missing a back-to-back game now for the third straight time and it appears this will be the trend for the rest of the year. The Thunder have three more back to backs left this season with the last one occurring during finals week in most leagues. Darius Bazley and Mike Muscala should see plenty of minutes in Gallo's absence and even more so if Steven Adams is ruled out with Nerlens Noel ruled out already.
Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 11:59 pmDarius BazleyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Darius Bazley started for Danilo Gallinari (rest) on Saturday and worked the glass for a career-best 13 rebounds, adding nine points on 2-of-9 shooting with one assist and one block in 31 minutes.
Bazley is a promising piece for the Thunder's future rebuild, but for this season he's a marginal hold in very deep leagues due to his lack of consistency.
January 17, 2020, 11:33 pmTerrance FergusonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Terrance Ferguson (illness) left the game after seven minutes and finished the game without recording a single stat on Friday.
Terrance Ferguson left the game early and could be at risk of missing Saturday's game against the Blazers. Hamidou Diallo (11 points in 23 minutes) and Darius Bazley (four points in 15 minutes) could see extra run on Saturday is Ferguson is sidelined, but neither player is worth streaming outside of 16-team leagues.
January 17, 2020, 9:32 pmTerrance FergusonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Terrance Ferguson is questionable to return on Friday with an illness.
Ferguson averages 26.5 minutes per game but is still outside the top-250 on the season. Darius Bazley could see more minutes if Ferguson is out, but he is not on the fantasy radar.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
January 7, 2020, 1:19 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari (calf contusion) has been ruled out of Tuesday's matchup with the Nets.
Gallinari, who recently returned from ankle soreness, is now dealing with another injury to his lower body. Gallinari has never been the most durable player throughout his career but was able to suit up for 68 games last season. With top-60/75 per-game value in 9/8 cat leagues, owners will have to hope the veteran can avoid the bumps and bruises over the next few months. Hamidou Diallo and Darius Bazley will pick up extra minutes on Tuesday.
Source: Steve McGehee on Twitter
December 30, 2019, 7:16 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is questionable for Tuesday's game.
Gallinari is one of the reasons the Thunder have surprised observers so far. However, he has missed three games with the ankle ailment. Darius Bazley is an option for DFS players if Gallinari is out once more.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 29, 2019, 9:19 pmChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Chris Paul was great yet again during Sunday's 98-97 victory over the Raptors, notching 25 points (9-of-18 FG, 4-of-4 FT), 11 rebounds, eight assists and three 3-pointers.
What can be said that hasn't already been written about CP3 right now. He is delivering close to first-round value on the season and has the Thunder well on its way to a playoff breath as his teammates blossom under his tutelage. With Dennis Schroder out tonight, Paul got Darius Bazley (12 points, four 3-pointers, five rebounds, two blocks) plenty of opportunities to shine over 30 minutes. If you are worried about an injury you can always sell high on the legend, but it is hard to resist riding this one out with everything clicking so perfectly.
December 27, 2019, 10:30 pmDarius BazleyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Darius Bazley started but was scoreless on Friday night in a win over the Hornets, going 0-for-7 from the field (0-for-6 from deep), adding just six boards, one assist and one block to the box score.
Bazley has failed to parlay his opportunities as a starter in the wake of Danilo Gallinari's absence with a sore right ankle. Leave him on the wire.
December 26, 2019, 10:47 pmDarius BazleyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Darius Bazley started on Thursday but only played 19 minutes, producing three points (1-for-5 FG) and four rebounds.
Bazley is looking at a nice opportunity with Danilo Gallinari out for at least the next two games, but as you can see he's only someone worth monitoring in deep leagues. So far it looks like the Thunder's guards will be absorbing the extra usage.
December 26, 2019, 6:35 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari will miss the next three games due to a sore left ankle.
This news means that Gallo will be out through the weekend. His next opportunity to play will come on Tuesday against the Mavs. Terrance Ferguson, Darius Bazley and Abdel Nader will see an increase in minutes for as long as Gallinari misses time.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
December 22, 2019, 9:30 pmDarius BazleyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Darius Bazley put up seven points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes in a start for Danilo Gallinari on Sunday.
Bazley added two assists and two steals to the box score and shot 3-of-5 from the floor. The rookie is a legitimate talent and could have a high fantasy ceiling if given the opportunity, but he is limited to a watch list candidate for deeper leagues for the time being.