August 12, 2020, 10:40 pmMike MuscalaPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Muscala played the hero for the Thunder on Wednesday, hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer towards the end of regulation to lift them over the Heat.
Muscala scored six points (both 3s) and did all his damage towards the end of the fourth quarter, making the most of his 10 minutes on the floor. He's not a viable fantasy asset at this time, so just enjoy that game-winner for what it is.
August 10, 2020, 6:37 pmMike MuscalaPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Muscala put up another strong performance in 24 minutes on Monday, totaling 11 points including three triples to go with four rebounds, four assists and one steal.
With both Steven Adams (leg) and Nerlens Noel (ankle) continuing to sit out, Muscala received the starting nod once again and came through with a decent performance. His ability to stretch the floor gives the Thunder a different look when compared to the inside game of Adams and Noel. With that being said, Muscala's role as the third-string center is not the most appealing when it comes to long-term fantasy value.
August 9, 2020, 3:56 pmMike MuscalaPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Moved into the starting lineup with Steven Adams (left leg) and Nerlens Noel (right ankle) out on Sunday, Mike Muscala stepped up with 14 points, three rebounds and four 3-pointers.
Muscala delivered for DFS owners in his 28 minutes today but should go back to irrelevance when the Thunder get healthier, possibly as soon as their next game. He's always been an interesting deep-league target because of his shooting ability and Moose delivered on his potential today.
August 9, 2020, 11:42 amMike MuscalaPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Muscala (concussion) is available to play on Sunday.
Muscala will be returning from a two-game absence, though there's no guarantees he's in the rotation. This news has no impact in fantasy circles.
Source: Erik Horne on Twitter
August 4, 2020, 6:10 pmMike MuscalaPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Muscala (concussion) will not play on Wednesday after entering the league's concussion protocol.
Muscala was not expected to play after taking a tumble during Monday's game. He barely makes an impact on most nights and there are no real fantasy implications here.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 4, 2020, 2:54 pmMike MuscalaPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Muscala has entered the league's concussion protocol after taking a hard fall in Monday's game.
Muscala has played under four minutes in OKC's two bubble games so far and his absence shouldn't have much of an effect on the rotation. Abdel Nader could be the beneficiary but fantasy GMs don't have to spend much time thinking about this situation.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
July 16, 2020, 2:42 pmMike MuscalaPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Muscala turned 11.7 mpg into top-350 fantasy value in 2019-20.
Muscala has always captured the interest of hardcore fantasy players because of his ability to hit threes and block shots, but it's hard to make much of an impact when you're the third center option. He couldn't capitalize on OKC's lack of depth at the four spot either, and while he did still manage 1.0 threes and 0.3 blocks per game, it's going to take a larger role to put Moose on the radar in even moderately deep leagues.
March 4, 2020, 7:36 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel headed to the locker room on Wednesday vs. the Pistons.
Noel left the game after contesting a dunk by Christian Wood. Steven Adams would see a boost if Noel isn't able to return and Mike Muscala would likely see more minutes, but he is only a streaming option in deeper leagues if Noel misses time.
Source: Johnny Kane on Twitter
January 27, 2020, 6:49 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari (sore left thumb) will be available for Monday's game.
This should cut into Mike Muscala's playing time after Gallinari missed Saturday's game against the Wolves. Gallinari is really shooting the ball well from distance recently, hitting over 45 percent of triples in January.
Source: Madysson Morris on Twitter
January 25, 2020, 2:43 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (left ankle sprain) is questionable to face the Wolves on Saturday.
Adams sprained his ankle two minutes into Monday's game and has missed the subsequent two games. Noel has been filling in nicely but underwent surgery to repair a fractured cheek so if Adams remains out, the Thunder may need to give Mike Muscala and Darius Bazley all of the frontcourt minutes with Danilo Gallinari also ruled out.
Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter
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 24, 2020, 11:44 pmMike MuscalaPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Muscala was effective in 20 minutes off the Thunder bench on Friday, providing a sprak of offense with 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting, three rebounds, two assists and four 3s.
Muscala can sometimes heat up like this and is someone who can pop for points and threes. However, due to his lack of consistency, he cannot be trusted in 14-team leagues or shallower.
January 21, 2020, 4:45 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel (sore left ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic after not participating in practice on Tuesday.
Noel returned for the team's back-to-back set over the weekend but was scratched a few minutes before Monday's tip-off. Steven Adams (ankle) is also questionable for this one, and if neither can go, Mike Muscala and Justin Patton would be looking at extended minutes.
Source: Steve McGehee on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 6:18 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams left Monday's game with a left ankle sprain and has been ruled out for the game.
The injury occurred when Clint Capela flagrantly fouled him. Mike Muscala has been picking up the slack.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 7:37 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (right knee contusion) will return to the lineup to play against the Blazers.
Adams is as tough as they come and he winds up missing just one contest after leaving Wednesday's game early. Nerlens Noel has held standalone value even with Adams, but anyone who picked up Mike Muscala can feel free to move on.
Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter