Nerlens Noel

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  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (sore left ankle) was scratched four minutes after game time on Monday and will sit out the game versus the Rockets.

    That's a bummer and also pretty unfair to fantasy managers. The first report of his injury came well after lineups locked. One can only surmise this is related to the ankle injury that kept Noel out of action for the past two weeks. He's a definite hold, but we need to check for updates after the game.

    Source: Steve McGehee on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel made his 19 minutes off the bench count on Saturday, chipping in 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, two dimes, two steals and two blocks.

    Noel is a per-minute beast and we can hardly wait for him to be unleashed down the road. For that to happen, the Thunder will need to find a taker for Steven Adams (right knee contusion), who put up a lackluster showing with five points, nine rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes as a starter.

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams (right knee contusion) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Blazers.

    Adams played only seven minutes before being ruled out on Wednesday and did not play on Friday. He may tough it out as he is known to play through injuries and rarely misses games. If he cannot go, expect Nerlens Noel to make another start with plenty of minutes for Mike Muscala. The Thunder have yet to utilize G Leaguer Justin Patton who had what will likely be the stat line of the year on Tuesday.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (sprained right ankle) returned on Friday to score 10 points with six rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 21 minutes.

    Steven Adams sat this game out with a knee contusion and Noel should continue to start while he is out. Noel is a standard-league player on the season despite playing only 18.5 minutes per game. He has low upside while Adams is in the lineup, but is worth stashing until the trade deadline if your team can afford it. Noel's per minute production projects him to be an early-round player if he gets starter's minutes.

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (sprained right ankle) will be available when the Thunder meet the Heat on Friday.

    Noel will return after missing half a dozen games for the Thunder, and it is good timing as Steven Adams (knee) will sit this game out. Noel could see a minutes bump that would make him a nice streaming option if he is not currently owned in your league.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (sprained right ankle) is questionable to face the Heat on Friday.

    Noel has missed six games now and is set to be re-evaluated on Friday. The Thunder could use his defense and he should be back soon.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel, who has missed the last six games with a sprained left ankle, will be re-evaluated on Friday.

    It seems unlikely that Noel will be able to play tomorrow, though this is at least a potential sign of improvement. With Steven Adams also ailing, we could see a lot of Mike Muscala and Justin Patton at center in the short term.

    Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (sprained left ankle) will sit out Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Noel's absence has forced the Thunder into more small ball lineups, with Mike Muscala the main beneficiary. He's someone to look at for out-of-position threes in deeper leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel's sprained left ankle will keep him sidelined on Monday night.

    There's no telling when Noel will return, though last week Billy Donovan said that he was progressing well. The defensive monster is a borderline hold in standard leagues, though we'd prefer to hang onto him and be patient if it's at all possible.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Head coach Billy Donovan told the media that Nerlens Noel has been progressing well but will remain out for Saturday's contest vs. the Lakers with a sprained left ankle.

    Noel will miss his fourth consecutive game on Saturday. His next opportunity will come on Monday vs. the Wolves. In the meantime, Steven Adams will be leaned on more heavily while Mike Muscala will see additional minutes off the bench.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Noel has been out a couple of games now and figures to miss at least a couple more given the severity of his injury. Look for Darius Bazley and Mike Muscala to pick up the slack.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (left ankle sprain) is being listed as out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Nets.

    Noel will miss a second consecutive game after rolling his ankle on Saturday against the Cavs. Mike Muscala and Darius Bazley should see extra minutes behind Steven Adams.

    Source: Steve McGehee on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (left ankle sprain) is being listed as out for Monday's game versus the Sixers.

    Noel picked up the injury during Saturday's game versus the Cavs. Mike Muscala and Darius Bazley stand for extended run with Noel out, but neither or viable streaming or DFS options.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game vs. the Cavs.

    Noel managed to log just nine minutes and tallied two points on two made free throws, five rebounds, one assist and two blocks. Mike Muscala and Darius Bazley should soak up the minutes left by Noel's absence.

    Source: Daily Thunder on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel rolled his ankle in a bad way and headed to the locker room after staying on the floor for a bit on Saturday.

    Ouch. It was a nasty roll, so it would be surprising if he returns to the game. Darius Bazley should be up for minutes if he's unable to make it back.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter