Oklahoma City Thunder

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  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson (personal) and Abdel Nader (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Wednesday.

    Hamidou Diallo, Dennis Schroder and Darius Bazley are looking at a few extra minutes in this one.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, 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

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams (left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic after not practicing on Tuesday.

    Adams had to leave Monday's game early and did not return. In addition to Adams, Nerlens Noel (ankle) is also questionable for this game. Mike Muscala and Justin Patton would be force-fed minutes if both Adams and Noel can't go.

    Source: Steve McGehee on Twitter

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Chris Paul had himself a fantastic revenge-game in Monday's 112-107 win over the Rockets, leading the Thunder to victory with 28 points (9-of-18 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs) and a full stat line.

    CP3 stuffed the stat sheet, adding eight rebounds, four 3s, three assists, two steals and one block in 33 minutes to round out his line for the night. Yes, the three dimes were sub-par, but we're willing to look past it given his monster line. He's playing like 25-year-old lately and smashing his ADP. If you're wary of his injury-prone history, now would be a nice time to sell-high. Dennis Schroder was also effective in this one, chipping in 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, four assists and three treys.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander recorded yet another double-double on Monday, posting 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting with 10 rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 39 minutes.

    The points were not as high as we're used to or would like to see from SGA, but the continued hard work on the glass has been a more than welcome surprise. The combined four steals-blocks were a big plus as well. Expect more top-30 caliber performances from him ROS, whether or not Chris Paul is traded.

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    After missing a game for rest purposes, Danilo Gallinari returned to action on Monday and helped power the Thunder to victory over the Rockets with 25 points on 7-of-19 shooting from the field and 7-of-7 from the line.

    Gallo was pumped as he knocked down four 3s and hauled in 13 rebounds with one steal in 35 minutes. The minutes are a good sign and his return-performance made up for his maintenance rest day. He's going to be a steady top-50 play as long as he stays healthy moving forward.

  • Steven Adams
    C, 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

  • 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

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Danilo Gallinari (rest) is being listed as available to play in Monday's game against the Rockets after missing Saturday's game against the Blazers.

    Gallinari has been a top-50/65 per-game player in 9/8 cat leagues on the year and should pick up right where he left off. Gallinari is one of the names floating around the NBA for potential trades, so keep an eye peeled if any of the rumors start to gain traction.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Abdel Nader
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Abdel Nader will miss Monday's showdown against the Rockets due to a left ankle sprain.

    That'll be Nader's fourth straight game on the sidelines. He's been receiving minutes in the mid-teens lately and does not make much of them. Best to not bother wasting your fantasy memory space on Nader.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson (personal) is slated to miss Monday's showdown with the Rockets.

    An illness had Ferguson out previously, and now he will miss another game for personal reasons. Ferguson is a nonfactor for fantasy purposes, although with him out the minutes will get spread towards more interesting options like Hamidou Diallo and Darius Bazley. Both are deep league plays.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Chris Paul was crazy-efficient in Saturday's win over the Blazers, turning back the clock for a vintage performance highlighted by 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field and 5-of-5 from the line.

    CP3 also added four rebounds, seven assists, three triples and just one turnover in 28 minutes of action. He is at risk of being traded before the deadline, but a regression on another team would be minor. As always, Paul's biggest risk is his ability (or inability) to stay healthy.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander double-doubled for the Thunder in their 119-106 win over the Blazers on Saturday, tallying 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting with 10 rebounds and five assists.

    SGA has been a top-25 asset in 9-cat over the last two weeks and this could just be a preview of what could be an explosive post-ASB run by the "future" of the Thunder.

  • 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.

  • Darius Bazley
    PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Darius Bazley started for Danilo Gallinari (rest) on Saturday and worked the glass for a career-best 13 rebounds, adding nine points on 2-of-9 shooting with one assist and one block in 31 minutes.

    Bazley is a promising piece for the Thunder's future rebuild, but for this season he's a marginal hold in very deep leagues due to his lack of consistency.