October 16, 2019, 11:13 pmDarius BazleyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Darius Bazley played a team-high 31 minutes in Wednesday's 119-124 preseason loss to the Grizzlies, posting seven points, nine rebounds, six assists and a steal.
Bazley shot 2-of-8 but the playing time is worth noting considering the Thunder's depth, or lack thereof, on the wings. The rookie remains a bit of an enigma considering he opted to train privately and work at an internship with New Balance, but he certainly looks like a potential contributor. Deep-league managers should remember the name.
October 16, 2019, 11:09 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put up 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and a block in Wednesday's preseason loss to the Grizzlies.
Gilgeous-Alexander will share the backcourt with Chris Paul, at least at the start of the season, but figures to take on a larger role over the course of the year. He's gaining steam in fantasy leagues and as his ADP rises there's less room for profit, but we're down with SGA as a middle-round selection with upside.
October 16, 2019, 10:59 pmMike MuscalaPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Muscala was cooking on Wednesday night, scoring 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting in only 14 minutes of action.
Muscala knocked down 4-of-6 threes to do his damage. He remains a quality stretch big for fantasy purposes and should threaten top-200 numbers given the state of OKC's depth chart up front.
October 16, 2019, 10:57 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
With Chris Paul out on Wednesday, Dennis Schroder moved into the starting five but disappointed with eight points (3-of-9 shooting) and six assists.
Schroder added two threes and a steal so it wasn't a total waste but DFS players were hoping for much more. Though there are questions about his fit with CP3 and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander around, Schroder still figures to play a ton as the team's sixth man and could be in for a big finish if Paul gets traded or shut down. He's a fine selection in the last few rounds of all drafts. Danilo Gallinari also had an off night, going 3-of-12 from the field en route to 16 points and 10 rebounds.
October 16, 2019, 10:54 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams briefly left Wednesday's game with an elbow injury but returned to post 12 points, nine rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes.
A light night at the office for Steve-O, who missed both of his free throw attempts. He's locked and loaded as a safe top-90 guy that could threaten top-50 numbers if he ever worked out his kinks at the charity stripe. The big takeaway here is that he's healthy.
October 16, 2019, 8:48 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams returned to game action on Wednesday after tweaking his elbow.
It was originally reported that he tweaked his shoulder but turns out it didn't really matter either way. It doesn't matter how banged up he gets, Adams will always find his way back onto the court. Nerlens Noel fans can take a seat for now.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
October 16, 2019, 8:31 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams appeared to tweak his shoulder and went to the locker room during a timeout in Wednesday's preseason game aganst the Grizzlies.
We'll provide updates to this situation as it develops. Adams is an iron man so it's quite possible this is all just precautionary. Should he miss time though, Nerlens Noel becomes a very intriguing name that teams should consider in standard league formats.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
October 16, 2019, 8:02 pmTerrance FergusonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Terrance Ferguson will miss Wednesday's preseason game against the Grizzlies following an auto accident he was involved in on his way to the arena.
Ferguson is reported to be fine and the team says he suffered no injuries, so it sounds like he's, if anything, just a bit shaken up. Darius Bazley should get an extended look in this one.
Source: Brady Trantham on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 11:45 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
In 29 minutes, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander provided 16 points (7-for-16 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) and eight rebounds but also five turnovers and zero assists in a 107-70 loss to the Mavs on Monday.
It was a mixed bag for SGA, but he's still looking like a good pick in the middle rounds. Dennis Schroder started and hit just one of his 10 field goal attempts, though he did pass out six assists.
October 14, 2019, 11:36 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel started and blocked four shots, adding eight points (4-for-6 FGs), four rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes in Monday's loss to the Mavs.
This is your reminder that Noel doesn't need many minutes to help your team. As Steven Adams' backup, he's probably not worth rostering unless you have a bench that you don't need to play. But if it looks like the Thunder are shopping Adams, grab Noel immediately.
October 14, 2019, 11:31 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari went for 16 points (6-for-12 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes in Monday's loss to the Mavs.
Gallo is in a great spot to put up plenty of threes and free throws this season. If you're feeling optimistic about his injury history, take him earlier than his sixth-round ADP and reap the benefits.
October 14, 2019, 11:19 pmJustin PattonC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Justin Patton grabbed seven steals and blocked three shots in addition to his two points and five rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench vs. the Mavs on Monday.
Patton, a former first-rounder hasn't done much of anything in the NBA yet, so he deserves credit for this one. He's unlikely to help any fantasy teams, but if Steven Adams gets shipped off, he could get some good minutes this season.
October 14, 2019, 11:28 amAndre RobersonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Andre Roberson (left knee) will remain sidelined during Monday's preseason game with the Mavs.
Roberson was hoping to play in the preseason to get ready for the real deal, but the Thunder haven't cleared him for that just yet. OKC's wing group is full of question marks and a healthy Roberson could end up starting, but there's just too much uncertainty around his recovery to endorse him as a fantasy selection outside the deepest of leagues.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 13, 2019, 1:19 pmChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder will be without both Chris Paul and Steven Adams (rest) for Monday's preseason game.
No need to panic here, as the two vets are just getting a day off. Continue to draft both players as you typically would. DFS players can look at Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dennis Schroder, Nerlens Noel and Mike Muscala for extra production tomorrow — barring further rest.
Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter
October 12, 2019, 3:18 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder was held out of practice on Saturday with a thigh contusion.
Coach Billy Donovan said that Schroder's injury was "nothing major" and that this was just an opportunity to give him some rest. He has remained in the starting lineup in preseason even with the addition of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Chris Paul so maybe Schroder can carve out late-round value in standard leagues but his limited stat set suggests there may be more interesting options available.
Source: Erik Horne on Twitter