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  • Jerami Grant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Jerami Grant (sprained right ankle) was able to return to practice on Thursday.

    Grant sat out the two games prior to the All-Star break but looks good to go moving forward. It's been a nice breakout season for Grant, who has grabbed firm hold of the starting power forward spot. The addition of Markieff Morris might affect him somewhat but we don't envision Grant slipping too far from his current middle-round standing.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Markieff Morris (neck) was a "full go" in Thursday's practice and says he's been cleared to play for the last two weeks.

    Morris added that he's been playing 5-on-5, so he should be ready to make his Thunder debut relatively quickly. He'll be playing behind Jerami Grant at the four spot and may work into some small-ball lineups, but we'll need a better look at his fit with the team before calling him an add in 12-team formats. As of now he's only a low-upside flier, though it wouldn't be a stunner if he did carve out top-150 value.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Dennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder (personal) was able to practice on Thursday.

    Schroder sat out the last two games as he and his family welcomed a new baby into the fold so he was never in danger of missing any further time.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Hamidou Diallo - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo put his stamp on the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest by beating Dennis Smith Jr., John Collins, and Miles Bridges.

    Diallo arguably delivered one of the greatest performances in Slam Dunk Contest history by jumping over the seven-footer Shaquille O'Neal and throwing down a vicious elbow dunk. He left the crowd mesmerized and gave them a moment to remember in an otherwise lopsided contest. As incredible he might be tonight, fantasy owners shouldn't really give him a look unless they're in deep leagues.

  • Russell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Russell Westbrook continued his historic triple-double streak on Thursday with a monstrous 44-14-11 line to go with four 3-pointers, a steal and two blocks.

    Westbrook did his best to carry the Thunder to a win on Thursday but it just wasn't enough. It was a rare night where Paul George's shots weren't falling but it didn't stop Westbrook from turning on all his gears. To top off his night he went 18-for-30 from the floor and a perfect 4-for-4 at the line. Efficiency isn't expected from Westbrook, but triple-doubles are the norm.

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel scored 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting with 13 rebounds, an assist and two steals on Thursday.

    Noel had a great game with Steven Adams (four points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block) struggling to defend the Pelicans on the perimeter. With Anthony Davis (shoulder) exiting the game early, the Pelicans leaned a lot more on Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle which was a better matchup for Noel than it was for Adams. Noel is still just a watch list guy in case Adams sits.

  • Paul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Paul George scored 28 points on 11-of-29 shooting with three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    So it turns out George is actually human and it showed tonight. Even though he had a poor shooting night, he was still able to deliver a full line for owners and we're going to cut him some slack since he's been playing at an MVP level for the past month. The All-Star Break should charge him back up.

  • Andre Roberson - G/F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder remain hopeful that Andre Roberson (ruptured left patellar tendon) can return this season even though he has yet to resume on-court work.

    Roberson still hasn't gotten back on the court following his latest setback, an avulsion fracture in his knee sustained at the end of November. While OKC is trying to stay optimistic, this isn't a situation that fantasy owners need to monitor. Adding Roberson to the Thunder's defense would be huge for the playoff push if he's even close to his old self.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Markieff Morris has agreed to sign with the Thunder, per Shams Charania of ESPN.

    Power forward is the weakest spot on OKC's roster so this is a solid move. That opening likely persuaded him to pick the Thunder despite interest from Houston, Toronto, Brooklyn and others. Morris should immediately step into the backup role behind Jerami Grant and may also give the Thunder more opportunity to toy with small-ball lineups. He's coming off a neck injury and hasn't played since December 26, but is expected to be ready to return out of the All-Star break. Morris is not a must-own player in 12-team leagues but should definitely be scooped up in deeper formats, and it's possible that he does end up with late-round value.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Dennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder (personal) will miss his second straight game on Thursday.

    He'll miss this matchup with the Pelicans to be with his family, as he just welcomed a child into the world. Expect Schroder to be ready to go after the break. Raymond Felton and Deonte Burton will handle the point guard work behind Russell Westbrook tonight.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Jerami Grant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Jerami Grant (right ankle sprain) will not play on Thursday against the Pelicans.

    Grant was listed as out yesterday but Billy Donovan didn't completely close the door on him playing, though now it's official. Patrick Patterson will make another start at the four spot tonight and might be worth streaming if you're looking for some 3-pointers.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Dennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder (personal) is listed as out for Thursday's matchup with the Pelicans.

    Schroder is still away following the birth of his child, so while his status was technically uncertain as of this afternoon it sounds like the Thunder will just let him spend some extra time with his family. Raymond Felton and Deonte Burton are going to split the backup minutes again.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Jerami Grant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Jerami Grant (sprained right ankle) is being listed as out ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Pelicans.

    Earlier today Billy Donovan said that he didn't expect Grant to play tomorrow but that a final decision would be made after seeing him go through shootaround. It's possible that Grant suits up tomorrow but we wouldn't get out hopes up. Patrick Patterson should start again.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Dennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder (personal) is uncertain for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Schroder didn't practice on Wednesday as he's away following the birth of his child. Congratulations to Schroder and his family. If he can't play tomorrow we'll see Raymond Felton and Deonte Burton absorb whatever minutes Russell Westbrook leaves behind.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Jerami Grant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Billy Donovan said that he doesn't think Jerami Grant (sprained right ankle) will be available for Thursday's game, though he'll know more after tomorrow's shootaround.

    Patrick Patterson started on Monday with Grant out but there's really no fantasy implications from that. The All-Star break is coming at a good time here, as it sounds like Grant isn't dealing with a serious sprain. Hopefully he's good to go next week.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter