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  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams (left lower leg contusion) and Nerlens Noel (right ankle sprain) are both questionable to play on Wednesday against the Heat.

    Adams has missed the last three games and looks like he is in danger of missing tonight’s action as well. Oklahoma is likely trying to keep him fresh for the playoffs though as we haven’t heard anything specific about his injury. Noel has also remained sidelined, missing the opportunity to capitalize on Adam’s absence, so look for Mike Muscala to get the start again if both big men can’t give it a go.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Mike Muscala
    PF, 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.

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    For the third consecutive game, Steven Adams (left leg contusion) has been listed as out.

    It looked like there was a chance Adams was going to give it a go on Sunday but had been ruled out just before tip-off. OKC is being cautious with their big man and giving him another day off on Monday as he works his way back from his leg injury. Nerlens Noel is also out so Mike Muscala and Darius Bazley will see the majority of the action in the frontcourt.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams (left leg contusion) is once again out for Sunday's game.

    Adams was ruled out yesterday, deemed available this morning, and now ruled out one more time. Nerlens Noel is also out, so the Thunder are short up front. Mike Muscala and Kevin Hervey are the last bigs on the roster, with Abdel Nader possibly getting some extra minutes in smaller lineups. Keep an eye out for Darius Bazley as well, as he was leading this group in terms of playing time anyway.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams (left leg contusion) will play on Sunday after initially being ruled out.

    Adams was listed as out on yesterday's injury reports but apparently he's in better shape this morning. This is unfortunate for people who were planning their DFS lineups with Nerlens Noel in mind, but it's good news for the Thunder in general. Some monitoring of Adams' minutes might be in order today, so rolling with either OKC center in your lineups represents a little risk.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams has been ruled out vs. the Wizards on Sunday as he is still recovering from a bruised lower left leg.

    With Adams out, expect Nerlens Noel to step in as the Thunder's starting center. Noel was quiet in his last outing, but should be able to thrive against the Wizards' smaller frontcourt.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams will not face the Grizzlies on Friday as he nurses a bruised lower left leg.

    It is no surprise that the Thunder are choosing to give their starting center the night off so that he can be healthy for the playoffs. Nerlens Noel is the likely candidate to get the start on Friday and should see increased short-term value for as long as Adams is sidelined. The injury doesn't seem to be too serious according to coach Billy Donovan so we should expect the Kiwi to be back soon.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams is dealing with a brusied left lower leg and is officially questionable for Friday's matchup against the Grizzlies.

    Adams briefly left Wednesday's contest due to what what was referred to as a left knee injury but was able to return after a brief trip to the locker room. The Thunder will want their Kiwi to be available come playoff-time so they may choose to give him a night off, especially if he is dealing with an injury. Continue to monitor for updates. Nerlens Noel would see a significant bump in minutes if Adams does miss the contest.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams briefly left for the locker room during Wednesday's game with a knee injury, but he was able to return and scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds in 28 minutes.

    Adams didn't look bothered by his knee when he returned to the game. The Thunder's next game is Friday vs. the Grizzlies. Expect Adams to be in the lineup for a battle with Jonas Valanciunas of the Grizzlies.

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams headed to the locker room earlier in the game on Wednesday with a left knee injury, but he has now checked back in and seems to be fine.

    Adams didn't even miss a full quarter, so he's probably alright. It's worth checking the injury report to see if something flares up in the coming days, but Adams is a tough guy and will likely play through a minor injury.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams fell to the floor earlier in Wednesday's game and was grabbing his left knee, but after heading to the locker room he has returned to the Thunder bench.

    Rachel Nichols reported that Sam Presti told her he didn't think Adams' knee injury was serious. He seems to be correct as Adams has already returned to the bench. Adams is a work horse and it takes a lot to keep him out of a game.

    Source: Dylan Buckingham on Twitter

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams limped to the locker room vs. the Lakers on Wednesday with a left knee injury.

    Adams fell to the floor and was grabbing his left knee. He stayed in the game for a few minutes before exiting the game and heading to the locker room. Nerlens Noel will be the best candidate to fill in for Adams if he can't return. The Thunder could also run smaller lineups with Danilo Gallinari playing center.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel racked up four blocked shots in 18 minutes of playing time on Saturday, adding six rebounds and three points.

    Noel brought the defense again on Saturday but offered very little else in what was a very one-dimensional performance. Steven Adams looks to be as healthy as he has all season and this is likely to see Noel's playing time capped at around 18 minutes. He doesn't require huge minutes to have fantasy value and so he could still be a viable option if you need defensive numbers from an efficient, yet low-volume scorer.

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams was excellent for the Thunder on Saturday, producing 16 points and 11 rebounds to go with two assists and two blocks in only 28 minutes.

    Adams not only had a productive night but he managed to limit Rudy Gobert to just 10 points and seven rebounds. After battling a number of minor injuries throughout the season, the four-month break appears to have given Adams the opportunity to get his body healthy. Had this game been even remotely close, Adams would almost certainly have seen his playing time eclipse the 30-minute mark.

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams had a scrimmage to remember on Friday, leading the Thunder to a 98-84 win over the Celtics with 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field with seven rebounds and one block.

    Adams was his usual high-energy self in this one, doing his damage in just over 15 minutes on the floor, which is pretty crazy. That said, it is "just a scrimmage" and we shouldn't look too much into it other than the fact that he is healthy and ready to play at a high level for the Thunder when the season finally resumes at the end of the month.