Dio takes a look at how the international class performed in Vegas
September 8, 2019, 10:02 amJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie lead the way in Nigeria's 86-73 win over China, scoring 19 points to go with five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks.
Okogie has been solid in a leading role with Team Nigeria, and the reps he's getting should really pay dividens when he steps into a bigger role in Minnesota this season. Though he only finished outside the top-200 on the season, Okogie was top-140 through the last two months of the year, a ranking floated by his 2.2 combined defensive stats (1.6 steals and 0.6 blocks). The second year guard flashes some defensive upside and is worth taking a look at in the end of drafts in deep leagues.
September 2, 2019, 9:13 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie once again scored 18 points, this time with two rebounds, five assists, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes in a loss on Monday in FIBA World Cup play.
It was similar numbers to the previous game for Okogie, and it's an encouraging sign for his fantasy prospects as he is likely looking at extended minutes in his second season. The defensive stats and threes are exciting to see for a player that was mainly a steals streamer as a rookie. Luis Scola put up a 23 and 10 double-double for Argentina.
August 31, 2019, 7:40 amJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie put up 18 points, three rebounds, four assists, three triples, one steal and five turnovers as Nigeria lost to Russia 82-77.
Okogie led the team in minutes with 28 but the 20-year old could not do enough to stop the Russian veterans. Al-Farouq Aminu dropped 10 points, five rebounds, two steals and two triples in 26 minutes while Chimezie Metu of the Spurs scored 10 points with six rebounds and a block in 21 minutes off the bench.
July 22, 2019, 4:46 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie will join Al-Farouq Aminu in representing Nigeria at the FIBA World Cup.
Okogie broke the news Monday on Twitter. He will be playing with at least a few other current or former NBA players in China.
Source: Magic PR on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 5:07 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie (left ankle/shin contusion) is not facing a serious injury, though there's a chance that he sits out Monday's Summer League title game.
Okogie had played well throughout the summer schedule but sat out Sunday's semifinal game. The Wolves already have a good idea of what they have in him and there's no need to push him into action. Okogie is a deep-league source of cash counters but he could be worth a pickup depending on the validity of the rumors about Robert Covington's trade availability.
Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 8:08 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie paced the Wolves in Sunday's 90-66 drubbing of the Hawks, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds, three blocks and a pair of 3-pointers.
Okogie only shot 4-of-12 from the field but he's getting some time as the lead dog in Summer League, which is nice for his long-term development. With Robert Covington looking healthy (though on the trade block), Okogie is only looking like a deep-league target this season.
April 11, 2019, 1:30 amJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie had a rough go of it in the final game of his rookie season, going 0-for-3 from the field in 17 minutes to finish Wednesday's loss with no points, one rebound and a steal.
Okogie was elevated into the starting lineup when Robert Covington went down with his injury, though as the lowest-usage player in most lineup combinations his fantasy value wasn't anything to write home about. He did ride some big steals and blocks nights top top-50 value for a very brief stretch, but Okogie's top-230 value on the full year is far more indicative of what fantasy owners experienced. He's got a great set of physical tools and can be a great 3-and-D fantasy player in time.
April 7, 2019, 7:40 pmJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie finished Sunday's home loss with eight points, three assists, two steals and three blocks.
Okogie was one of our favorite draft prospects because of his athleticism and defensive acumen, and he's really starting to post some quality lines in the second half of the season. If you need some steals and want a shot at bonus blocks out of a backcourt roster spot, Okogie makes for a fine add. Just don't expect a ton in the other categories.
March 31, 2019, 1:36 amJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie could only muster five points on 1-of-5 shooting, adding four rebounds and nothing else in 22 minutes on Saturday.
Okogie had been useful in deeper leagues over the past two weeks coming into tonight's game with top-100 value, but face-planted against a good Philadelphia team. Okogie should be able to maintain a value hovering around the top-100 considering he has averaged 32 minutes in that same timeframe. Gorgui Dieng finished with 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting but was only able to add three rebounds and a steal in 16 minutes.
March 30, 2019, 12:48 amJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie notched 21 points, five rebounds, four steals and three triples across 41 minutes of action in Friday's overtime victory over Golden State.
The 20-year-old Okogie tied his career high in both points and steals as he flashed the sort of production that makes him such an attractive dynasty piece for fantasy players moving forward. The Oklahoma State product is on a strong run of late that has him ranked in the top-50 over the last two weeks. With the Wolves out of playoff contention, he may see enough playing time down the stretch to help fantasy owners as a 3-and-D specialist.
March 23, 2019, 10:53 pmJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie filled up the stat sheet with 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting while adding six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and a 3-pointer against the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Lines like this flash his potential and the damage he can do once he gets it together. Although, he's been known for his inconsistency but that comes with being a rookie. Fantasy owners can take a hard look at him if they have a streaming spot open and if the remaining games are in favor of Okogie blowing up or at least putting up a respectable line.
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