Fantasy NBA
Oklahoma City Thunder Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Enes Kanter, C4/22/2015 11:44:00 AM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter underwent surgery on his left knee and will be out for the next 4-6 weeks according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Kanter is fully expected to be ready for training camp next fall, and with all signs pointing with Kanter resigning with the Thunder, he should have a lot of fantasy upside in 2015-16.
Enes Kanter, C4/15/2015 11:21:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter had 25 points and 15 rebounds in the, 138-113, victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
Insight: Kanter had some nice numbers in Oklahoma City, averaging 18.4 ppg and 10.9 rpg, but the Thunder missed the playoffs. Kanter averaged 13.8 ppg and 7.8 rpg in Utah, so if he remains the team's starting center next season, Kanter should see an increase in value for next season.
Russell Westbrook, G4/15/2015 11:12:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook won the scoring title as he shot 11-for-20 from the field in the season finale to score 37 points.
Insight: Westbrook also capped off his incredible second half of the season with eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals. After the break, Westbrook averaged 31.2 ppg, 10.0 apg and 8.6 rpg.
Enes Kanter, C4/13/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter had a double-double during Monday's win over the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Kanter recorded 27 points and 13 boards, along with one assist and two turnovers. He shot 13-of-20 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line.
Russell Westbrook, G4/13/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was at it again on Monday night.
Insight: He point in 36 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, two 3-pointers, two steals, and five turnovers.
Russell Westbrook, G4/12/2015 8:35:00 PM
Description: Is Thunder guard Russell Westbrook kidding?
Insight: Not only did he nearly post a triple-double, but Westbrook did so by scoring 54 points. He also had nine boards, eight assists, five 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers. Oklahoma City still lost the game.
Russell Westbrook, G4/10/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had a typical game during Friday's victory against the Kings.
Insight: He finished with 27 points, 10 dimes, five assists, one 3-pointr, and four turnovers. Westbrook also shot 11-of-19 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line.
Serge Ibaka, F4/8/2015 3:19:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka is not close to returning to action according to The Oklahoman.
Insight: At least that's the sentiment coach Scott Brooks shared with the local media. This is bad news for fantasy owners and the Thunder, who have fallen out of the final playoff spot in the west. Ibaka can be dropped in redraft leagues.
Russell Westbrook, G4/7/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 17 points during Tuesday's loss to the Spurs.
Insight: He played just 26 minutes like due to the fact San Antonio led comfortably throughout the entire game. Westbrook also had an impressive six steals, two assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer, and four turnovers.
Enes Kanter, C4/5/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter had a double-double Sunday versus Houston.
Insight: He recorded 21 points and 17 rebounds, along with one block and five turnovers. Kaanter has found a home in Oklahoma City.
Russell Westbrook, G4/5/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook posted another triple-double during Sunday's loss to the Rockets.
Insight: It was an impressive one, as he finished with 40 points, 13 dimes, and 11 boards. He shot 12-of-29 from the field, 12-of-15 from the line, and 4-of-11 from downtown in 40 minutes of action.
Russell Westbrook, G4/3/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had a bad night as he finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists against he Grizzlies on Friday.
Insight: This is clearly a bad matchup for Westbrook, who hasn't played well versus Memphis all season. After the first quarter, Westbrook scored just six points. He was 5-of-20 from the field overall and didn't hit a 3-pointer on three tries. Westbrook was also bad at the line, going 8-for-13. The poor free-throw night proves he was just off, but owners can also chalk this one up to Memphis' tough defense in the paint.
Enes Kanter, C4/3/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter continues to dominate in Oklahoma City as he scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the loss on Friday.
Insight: With Russell Westbrook having an off night, Kanter was Oklahoma City's best player. He shot 11-of-19 from the field with one assist, one steal and one block. It's only been two games, but Kanter is averaging 27.0 ppg and 16.5 rpg in April.
Enes Kanter, C4/1/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter had 30 points and 16 rebounds in the, 135-131, loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday.
Insight: Kanter shot very well, going 9-of-13 from the field and 11-for-12 at the line. He also had one assist and one block. Kanter has clearly become the better fantasy option over Steven Adams, who had just seven points and five field goal attempts on Wednesday.
Russell Westbrook, G4/1/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had 31 points and a triple-double despite a poor shooting night versus the Mavericks on Wednesday.
Insight: Westbrook was just 10-for-32 from the field, which included 2-of-11 from the 3-point line. He also had 11 rebounds and 11 assists to record his 10th triple-double of the season.
Kevin Durant, F3/31/2015 12:03:00 PM
Description: Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery on his right foot Tuesday the team has announced.
Insight: He is now officially out for the season, and will need four-to-six months to recover. The Thunder offense now belongs to Russell Westbrook with help from Enes Kanter, Dion Waiters, Steven Adams and when he returns Serge Ibaka.
Enes Kanter, C3/29/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter recorded another double-double in the loss to his former team on Saturday.
Insight: Kanter went 7-of-13 from the field on his way to 18 points and 11 rebounds. He also had two blocks and an assist. Kanter has benefitted greatly from the trade to Oklahoma City.
Russell Westbrook, G3/29/2015 9:27:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored 37 points but also turned the ball over nine times on Saturday against the Jazz.
Insight: Westbrook was 12-for-29 from the field, including 3-of-9 from downtown in the loss. He also had eight rebounds and six assists. It was another solid outing except in leagues where turnovers count.
Kevin Durant, F3/27/2015 3:04:00 PM
Description: The news continued to get worse for Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant, who will now undergo bone graft surgery on his right foot.
Insight: He is now officially out for the season, and will need four-to-six months to recover. That would put him on track to enter training camp healthy, but that is a major question at this point in time. Russell Westbrook's value has just risen more, if that is even possible.
Russell Westbrook, G3/24/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had only two rebounds on Tuesday night.
Insight: However, he did have 27 points and 11 dimes as well. Westbrook shot 9-of-17 from the floor and 7-of-8 from the line, and also recorded two 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and two turnovers.
Enes Kanter, C3/24/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter posted an impressive double-double during Tuesday's win over the Lakers.
Insight: Kanter finished with 25 points and 16 boards, along with four assists, one steal, and five turnovers. He shot 10-of-15 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the line. Kanter needs to be active everywhere.
Kyle Singler, G3/24/2015 6:53:00 PM
Description: Thunder SG/SF Kyle Singler will start on Tuesday in place of the injured Andre Roberson according to the Oklahoman.
Insight: Singler started the second half on Sunday without Roberson available. Singler, however, didn't do much and is averaging just 3.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg while shooting 30.4 percent from the field since joining Oklahoma City, so fantasy owners can forget about him.
Russell Westbrook, G3/22/2015 6:19:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded his 10th triple-double of the season on Sunday.
Insight: It wasn't as impressive as some of his other triple-doubles. Westbrook scored just 12 points, shooting 5-of-16 from the field. He did have 17 assists and 10 rebounds with four steals and two blocks. Westbrook has five triple-doubles this month.
Enes Kanter, C3/22/2015 6:15:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter led Oklahoma City with 27 points and 12 rebonds in the, 93-75, victory over the Heat on Sunday.
Insight: Kanter was 12-of-20 from the field and a perfect 3-for-3 at the line. Six of his 12 rebounds were on the offensive glass. Kanter has scored a lot lately, averaging 21.5 ppg in the last five games compared to 14.4 ppg this season.
Enes Kanter, C3/22/2015 2:00:00 PM
Description: As expected, Thunder center Enes Kanter (ankle) has a chance to suit up on Sunday.
Insight: Get him back into your lineups immediately.
Enes Kanter, C3/21/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: As expected, Thunder center Enes Kanter (left ankle injury) has a chance to suit up on Sunday.
Insight: This is a great sign for Oklahoma City, as it seems their entire roster is injured. Kanter was able to move around during Saturday's practice and is trending in the right direction after missing Friday's contest.
Nick Collison, PF3/21/2015 2:04:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City PF/C Nick Collison will join the Thunder's walking wounded front court.
Insight: Collison is expected to miss about 10 days, according to head coach Scott Brooks. he joins Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka and Enes Kanter. Steven Adams and Mitch McGary should see all the minutesd they can handle.
Russell Westbrook, G3/20/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded his fourth triple-double of March and eighth of the season in the victory over the Hawks on Friday.
Insight: Westbrook went 8-for-24 from the field on his way to 36 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds. He was also a perfect 17-for-17 at the line and hit three 3-pointers. It's hard to find a better fantasy player right now, though, James Harden, who scored 50 on Thursday, has an argument.
Kevin Durant, F3/20/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant (foot) has stopped all basketball activities, according to GM Sam Presti.
Insight: This is horrible news for owners. He's out indefinitely and that could include the playoffs too.
Enes Kanter, C3/20/2015 1:15:00 PM
Description: As expected, Thunder center Enes Kanter (left ankle injury) will not play Friday night.
Insight: Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Mitch McGary will all play big minutes with Kanter joining Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant on the sidelines. Westbrook might need to take 50 shots.
Enes Kanter, C3/18/2015 11:13:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter suffered an apparent left ankle injury and did not return according to Roto World.
Insight: That didn't stop Kanter from recording his fourth straight double-double, but owners must now be concerned about his health. It is unclear at the moment how serious the injury is.
Enes Kanter, C3/18/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter recorded his fourth straight double-double on Wednesday against the Celtics.
Insight: Kanter had 22 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 10-of-13 from the field. He also had two assists and a block. Kanter has been a stud for Oklahoma City, averaging 16.1 ppg and 11.1 rpg with his new team in March.
Russell Westbrook, G3/18/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had another impressive outing on Wednesday versus the Celtics.
Insight: Westbrook was 8-for-26 from the field and just 1-of-6 from downtown, but he was 19-of-22 at the line on his way to 36 points. He also had 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals, though, he also had seven turnovers. Westbrook had ridiculous numbers in February, but he has been better in March, averaging 33.6 ppg, 10.3 rpg and 10.1 apg.
Serge Ibaka, F3/17/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (knee) will miss the next four-to-six weeks.
Insight: He underwent surgery on Tuesday, and will be sidelined for at least the remainder of the regular season. Owners can drop Ibaka for the playoff run.
Serge Ibaka, F3/16/2015 1:57:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (knee) has missed two consecutive games and is expected to see a doctor on Tuesday. Consider him sidelined indefinitely.
Insight: It's a good thing for OKC that Enes Kanter is playing well. That won't help Ibaka's fantasy owners, however, as Kanter, who is averaging 20 ppg and 12.5 rpg over the past four contests, isn't likely available.
Serge Ibaka, F3/16/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (knee) has missed two consecutive games and is questionable for Monday's game against Dallas.
Insight: It's a good thing for OKC that Enes Kanter is playing well. That won't help Ibaka's fantasy owners, however, as Kanter, who is averaging 20 ppg and 12.5 rpg over the past four contests, isn't likely available.
Enes Kanter, C3/15/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter had 18 points and 18 rebounds in the, 109-100, victory over the Bulls on Sunday.
Insight: Kanter had nine boards on both the offensive and defensive glasses. Kanter is obviously not affected by starting right next to Steven Adams, who also had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. It will be interesting to see who starts once Serge Ibaka returns.
Russell Westbrook, G3/15/2015 3:31:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook led the team with 34 points and six assists in the, 109-100, victory over the Bulls on Sunday.
Insight: Westbrook also had 11 rebounds to record his 10th double-double or triple-double since Feb. 19. It was also his 20th game of the season with at least 30 points. Westbrook is averaging 35.0 ppg, 10.6 rpg and 10.6 apg this month.
Serge Ibaka, F3/14/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (knee) did not play on Friday and missed Saturday's practice, so call him questionable for Sunday versus Chicago.
Insight: It was not expected to be a major issue. Steven Adams also missed the practice, so the Thunders could be a bit thin up front.
Russell Westbrook, G3/13/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: It is simply becoming a normal thing for Thunder guard Russell Westbrook to record a triple-double.
Insight: He had another one on Friday, with 29 points, 12 dimes, and 10 rebounds, along with three 3-pointers, two steals, but eight turnovers as well. He is as hot as they come.
Enes Kanter, C3/13/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter posted an impressive double-double during Friday's victory over the Timberwolves.
Insight: He finished with 21 points and 16 boards, and has really fit in nicely with OKC. He needs to be active everywhere.
Serge Ibaka, F3/13/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (knee) will not play on Friday.
Insight: It is not expected to be a major issue, so consider him day-to-day for now. Mitch McGary will start. Dion Waiters will also get the starting nod over Kyle Singler.
Kevin Durant, F3/11/2015 6:37:00 PM
Description: Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant (foot) is likely to return in one-to-two weeks.
Insight: This is great news for owners, as Durant could be back for the fantasy postseason. Stay tuned.
Serge Ibaka, F3/8/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka had 21 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in the, 108-104, victory over the Raptors on Sunday.
Insight: Fantasy owners in head-to-head leagues have to love those blocks in one of the last games on a Sunday night. That might have been the difference in winning the category. Ibaka is averaging 3.4 bpg in the last five games.
Russell Westbrook, G3/8/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded another triple-double in the victory versus the Raptors on Sunday.
Insight: Westbrook scored 30 points with 17 assists and 11 rebounds. He now has four triple-doubles in the last five games and seven triple-doubles on the season. He is averaging 40.2 ppg, 12.2 rpg and 11.2 apg in the last five games. Westbrook has the potential to put up these kinds of numbers until Kevin Durant returns.
Kevin Durant, F3/7/2015 7:55:00 PM
Description: Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant (foot) has yet to practice.
Insight: Durant said he will return before the end of the regular season, but fantasy owners need him now. With no timetable to determine his return to the court, we will just have to continue to hope. Russell Westbrook will continue to be a monster option in the meantime.
Russell Westbrook, G3/5/2015 11:04:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook snapped his triple-double streak but still had an extremely productive fantasy night versus the Bulls.
Insight: Westbrook scored 43 points, going 14-of-32 from the field on Thursday. He hit three 3-pointers and also was 12-of-15 at the line. Westbrook had eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals too.
Steven Adams, C3/5/2015 7:16:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams will sit again on Thursday versus the Bulls.
Insight: Coach Scott Brooks hinted that Adams could return on Sunday versus the Raptors. As we've said before, it is unclear if Adams or Enes Kanter will start once Adams is healthy.
Kevin Durant, F3/5/2015 6:17:00 PM
Description: Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant's foot has improved, but he still will not play on Thursday versus the Bulls.
Insight: Durant went through some shooting drills Thursday morning and looked good. He, however, still has no return date. Until then, the masked assassin, Russell Westbrook, should continue to dominate the NBA.
Russell Westbrook, G3/4/2015 11:04:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had an jaw-dropping statistical game versus the 76ers on Wednesday.
Insight: Westbrook looked like a superhero with the way he played and the mask he was wearing to protect his face. He was 16-for-33 from the field, made one 3-pointer and was 16-of-20 from the line. Westbrook is the first player since Michael Jordan to record four straight triple-doubles.
Steven Adams, C3/4/2015 7:26:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams will miss at least one more game as he will miss Wednesday's game versus the 76ers.
Insight: That means Enes Kanter will start one more time. It is still unclear who will start once Adams returns, but for now, Kanter is the guy fantasy owners want.
Russell Westbrook, G3/4/2015 7:24:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will not have a minutes limit on Wednesday versus the 76ers.
Insight: Westbrook will wear a mask to protect his face. Westbrook might not have a more favorable matchup the rest of the season as he goes up versus guards Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan. Westbrook should be started in all leagues.
Russell Westbrook, G3/4/2015 12:35:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (face) will play Wednesday against the 76ers.
Insight: Westbrook missed just one game after undergoing facial surgery. He should not be limited whatsoever.
D.J. Augustin, G3/1/2015 9:00:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City guard D.J. Augustin filled in nicely for the injured Russell Westbrook.
Insight: With Westbrook out with a facial injury, Augustin played 41 minutes, knocked down four 3-pointers, and finished with 18 points, nine assists, seven boards, one steal, and two turnovers. Augustin is a must-own player for as long as Westbrook is sidelined.
Serge Ibaka, F3/1/2015 8:59:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka posted a double during Sunday's victory against the Lakers.
Insight: The Thunder were shorthanded with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant sidelined, so they needed Ibaka's production. He finished with 18 points, 14 boards, and three blocks. Enes Kanter also had a double-double, with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Russell Westbrook, GHot2/28/2015 9:16:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took a knee to the face, according to Ben Golliver of si.com and will be evaluated.
Insight: Hopefully there was no concussion. Westbrook has posted three consecutive monster triple-doubles and any lost playing time would be a disaster for his fantasy owners. D.J. Augustin would start if Westbrook can't go for any reason.
Russell Westbrook, GHot2/27/2015 2:24:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is probable for Friday night against Portland.
Insight: He tweaked his ankle late in the game against the Suns. He's been the best player in the league for about a month and Wednesday night was no different as he posted 39 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.
Russell Westbrook, G2/24/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded a trible-double during Tuesday's victory over the Pacers.
Insight: He finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, and five turnovers. Westbrook is now firmly in the MVP discussion.
Serge Ibaka, FHot2/24/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka continued his strong play since the All-Star break.
Insight: He scored 23 points by going 9-of-11 from the field, 4-of-4 from the line, and 1-of-1 from downtown. Ibaka completed his double-double with 10 rebounds, and also had three blocks and three turnovers.
Russell Westbrook, G2/22/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook dished out a career-high 17 assists in Sunday's victory over the Nuggets.
Insight: Westbrook had 10 assists in the second quarter alone. He nearly recorded a triple-double with 21 points and eight rebounds as well. Westbrook was 8-of-12 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line.
Enes Kanter, C2/22/2015 9:22:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter posted his second straight double-double with his new team.
Insight: Kanter has been proving us wrong at The Sports Network who said he was a loser of the trade deadline. He had 20 points and 12 rebounds on Sunday versus the Nuggets. It will be interesting to see if coach Scott Brooks sticks with Kanter or moves back to Steven Adams when Adams returns from his injury.
Serge Ibaka, FHot2/22/2015 9:19:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka continued his hot streak, nearly recording a triple-double.
Insight: Ibaka had 20 points, going 10-of-18 from the field, with eight rebounds and eight blocks. That will please a lot of fantasy owners in head-to-head league who needed some extra blocks to win the category. He also had a steal. Since the return from the All-Star break, Ibaka is averaging 19.0 ppg, 14.0 rpg and 3.7 bpg.
Kevin Durant, F2/22/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant underwent a minor procedure to help reduce the pain he is feeling in his right foot.
Insight: The procedure was done on Sunday, and Durant is expected to be re-evaluated in one week. Russell Westrbook will continue to see monster value, with Kyle Singler likely starting at small forward.
D.J. Augustin, G2/21/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City guard D.J. Augustin played 23 minutes in his team debut.
Insight: He shot just 3-of-9 from the field, but did go 4-of-5 from the line and 2-of-3 from downtown. Augustin finished with 12 points, three rebounds, and two assists. While he will not have the value he had as Detroit's starting point guard, Augustin could still prove to be a valuable asset, and should see 20-25 minutes per game.
Enes Kanter, C2/21/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter posted a double-double during his first game with the team.
Insight: Kanter started at center and played 32 minutes, going 4-of-9 from the field and 2-of-6 from the line for 10 points and 13 boards. He will have a good chance for numbers like Saturday, on a nightly basis.
Russell Westbrook, G2/21/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook continued his impressive play on Saturday night.
Insight: He has not cooled off since winning the All-Star Game MVP, and went 12-of-27 from the field and 9-of-9 from the line for 33 points during Saturday's victory. He also had 10 assists, seven rebounds, one steal, and six turnovers. He is a borderline top-five option in standard leagues.
Enes Kanter, C2/21/2015 1:15:00 PM
Description: Center Enes Kanter is expected to play and start Saturday night for his new team - the Thunder.
Insight: Kanter averaged 13.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg in Utah and should be able to match that for the Thunder. He has a big chance to show his offensive game on Saturday with Kevin Durant out of the lineup. He and Serge Ibaka should snare most of the rebounds too.
Kyle Singler, G2/21/2015 1:00:00 PM
Description: OKC's newly-acquired SG/SF Kyle Singler will have big shoes to fill in his Thunder debut as he'll replace injured Kevin Durant in the lineup.
Insight: Singler averaged just 7.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.2 apg in 54 games with Detroit. This is a big opportunity to show what he's worth and might be worthy of a flier.
Kevin Durant, F2/21/2015 12:58:00 PM
Description: Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant has been downgraded to out for Saturday's game against Charlotte due to a sore right foot, according to Thunder beat writer Anthony Slater.
Insight: It's only sore, but obviously giving him problems. There is no replacing Durant, but D.J. Augustin and Dion Waiters might see more shot attempts. And of course, Russell Westbrook will be even more valuable ... if that's possible.
Kevin Durant, F2/21/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant is questionable for Saturday's game against Charlotte due to a sore right foot.
Insight: It's only sore, but obviously giving him problems. There would be no replacing Durant if he sits this one out, but D.J. Augustin and Dion Waiters might see more shot attempts. And of course, Russell Westbrook would be even more valuable ... if that's possible.
Reggie Jackson, G2/20/2015 2:36:00 PM
Description: Guard Reggie Jackson could be one of the big winner in the trade deadline deals this season, but we won't know until Sunday at the earliest.
Insight: Jackson is not expected to play Friday, according to Pistons beat writer Dave Pemberton. He goes from Russell Westbrook's caddie to the expected starter in Detroit. Jackson averaged 20.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 7.8 apg in 13 starts for OKC.
Serge Ibaka, F2/19/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka had an incredible game in Oklahoma City's, 104-89, victory over Dallas on Thursday.
Insight: Ibaka had 21 points and a season-high 22 rebounds. He was 8-of-12 from the field and many believe he will only get better with the addition of Enes Kanter, who the team acquired before the deadline on Thursday.
Russell Westbrook, G2/19/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook played a little bit like he did in the All-Star Game in the first game since the break.
Insight: Westbrook took a team-high 17 shots, hitting two 3-pointers on his way to 34 points. He was 14-for-14 at the line. He also had 10 assists, five rebounds and two steals. Don't look now, but here come the Thunder. With the victory over Dallas, Oklahoma City moves into eighth place in the Western Conference.
Nick Collison, PF2/19/2015 8:12:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City PF/C Nick Collison will start at center on Thursday versus the Mavericks.
Insight: Collison scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his last game, so he is worth a look in daily leagues. Mitch McGary will also see significant minutes in the rotation.
Reggie Jackson, G2/19/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Guard Reggie Jackson could be one of the big winner in the trade deadline deals this season.
Insight: Jackson goes from Russell Westbrook's caddie to the starter for the Pistons. Jackson averaged 20.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 7.8 apg in 13 starts for OKC.
Enes Kanter, C2/19/2015 4:23:00 PM
Description: Center Enes Kanter will leave the slow-paced Utah Jazz and join the up tempo Thunder.
Insight: Kanter should start in the middle and could keep the job even after Steven Adams returns. He averaged 13.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg in Utah and should be able to match that for the Thunder.
D.J. Augustin, G2/19/2015 3:57:00 PM
Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin has been traded to Oklahoma City in a multi-player deal.
Insight: This is a disaster for his fantasy owners who were getting great production out of him after the injury to Brandon Jennings. In OKC, playing behind Russell Westbrook, he figures to max out at about 20 minutes even if he gets some playing time alongside Westbrook. Augustin averaged 19.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 8.2 apg in February.
Russell Westbrook, G2/11/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went 15-of-15 from the line on Wednesday night.
Insight: He was 13-of-13 after the first half, and went just 4-of-15 from the field. Westbrook finished with 24 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one 3-pointer, and four turnovers.
Kevin Durant, F2/11/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant totaled a team-high 26 points and 10 boards during Wednesday's win versus Memphis.
Insight: He was efficient, going 9-of-15 from the floor, 4-of-4 from the line, and 4-of-6 from downtown. Durant is playing his best ball heading into the break.
Mitch McGary, FHot2/10/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Thunder backup center Mitch McGary put together the surprise box score in this game.
Insight: With Steven Adams injured, McGary and Kendrick Perkins have the center minutes to themselves and McGary's 17 points and 10 rebounds have to be exciting for fantasy owners. That's two straight fantasy-worthy games from McGary and fantasy owners should use him for his short-term value.
Kevin Durant, FHot2/10/2015 9:57:00 AM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant put on a show Monday as he shot 13-of-19, including seven three-pointers for a game-high 40 points.
Insight: The 2013-14 MVP is 23-of-34 from the floor (67.6 percent) over his last two games. Looks like he's ready to help Russell Westbrook make a playoff run.
Kendrick Perkins, C2/9/2015 7:50:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will start on Monday versus the Nuggets.
Insight: Perkins is returning from a suspension and replaces Steven Adams in the starting lineup. Most leagues, however, can ignore Perkins.
Kendrick Perkins, C2/9/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Thunder center Kendrick Perkins just back from a one-game suspension for a head butt, could become a viable low-end fantasy option with starter Steven Adams sidelined for the next three weeks.
Insight: Perkins hasn't been fantasy worthy since about 2009 and will share time with rookie Mitch McGary.
Steven Adams, C2/9/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams needed surgery for a fractured right hand and is expected to miss three weeks, according to OKC beat writer Darnell Mayberry.
Insight: Adams is averaging 7.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.2 bpg this season averaging abour 25 minutes per night. Kendrick Perkins and rookie Mitch McGary will grab most of the minutes, but the team could also go small and use Serge Ibaka in the middle.
Kevin Durant, F2/8/2015 3:34:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant put in a team-high 29 points during Sunday's victory against the Clippers.
Insight: He was great in 29 minutes, going 10-of-15 from the floor, 7-of-7 from the line, and 2-of-3 from downtown. Durant also chipped in six assists, five boards, and two turnovers. He is currently a top-five player.
Steven Adams, C2/7/2015 4:07:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams could be in for a heavy workload Sunday as backup Kendrick Perkins has been suspended for a game due to a head butt in Friday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: Adams is averaging 7.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.2 bpg this season averaging abour 25 minutes per night. The additional playing time could make him a viable fantasy option for Sunday.
Kendrick Perkins, C2/7/2015 4:06:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will not be on the court Sunday after being suspended one game for a head butt on Tyreke Evans.
Insight: Perkins hasn't been fantasy worthy since about 2009 when he was with Boston. His absence will allow Steven Adams additional playing time.
Russell Westbrook, G2/6/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook continued his ridiculous play during Friday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: After scoring 48 points on Wednesday, Westbrook had 46 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, four steals, three 3-pointers, and shot 15-of-28 from the floor and 15-of-15 from the line. It does not get much hotter than that.
Kevin Durant, F2/6/2015 1:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant made it through the Friday morning shootaround and is now listed as probable for Friday night's game versus New Orleans.
Insight: Durant had already missed four of the last five games with a toe sprain. He's obviously a must start, who is averaging 25.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 4.1 apg this season.
Russell Westbrook, G2/4/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook made fantasy owners happy during Wednesday's win over the Pelicans.
Insight: He shot 18-of-31 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the line for 45 points, six rebounds, six assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block, and six turnovers. Westbrook did all of this with Kevin Durant sidelined.
Kevin Durant, F2/4/2015 2:20:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant did not practice on Tuesday and has now been downgraded to out for Wednesday at New Orleans, according to Jimmy Smith of the Times-Picayune.
Insight: Durant has already missed three of the last four games with a toe sprain. This is a big game with the Pelicans, who are in front of OKC in the standings, so we must assume he's not close to returning to the starting lineup.
Kevin Durant, F2/4/2015 12:31:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant did not practice on Tuesday and should be considered doubtful for Wednesday at New Orleans.
Insight: Durant has missed three of the last four games with a toe sprain. This is a big game with the Pelicans, who are in front of OKC in the standings as they fight for a final playoff spot in the west, so Durant might surprise. Check back closer to game-time.
Kevin Durant, F2/3/2015 2:43:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant did not practice on Tuesday according to The Oklahoman.
Insight: This doesn't sound good. Durant has missed three of the last four games with a toe sprain. It is definitely possible Durant misses Wednesday's game versus the Pelicans. If so, Dion Waiters is a great plug-in option.
Russell Westbrook, G2/2/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had an incredible triple-double as he led the Durant-less Thunder over the Magic, 104-97.
Insight: Westbrook was 8-of-15 with 25 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds. This was Westbrook's second triple-double of the season. He is averaging 24.8 ppg, 7.8 apg and 6.8 rpg over the last five games.
Kevin Durant, F2/2/2015 6:41:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant will not play on Monday due to his toe injury.
Insight: This will be the third game Durant misses in the Thunder's last four contests. Although this injury is not considered serious, it appears that Durant might see more rest in the near future. Dion Waiters will start in his place.
Kevin Durant, F1/31/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant finished with an unimpressive team-high 15 points during Saturday's loss against the Grizzlies.
Insight: He went just 5-of-16 from the field and also had seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, and four turnovers. Durant will look to rebound next time out.
Kevin Durant, F1/31/2015 8:10:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (toe) will start Saturday against Memphis.
Insight: He was questionable heading in, but is good to go. Get Durant into your active lineups immediately.
Kevin Durant, F1/31/2015 1:59:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant participated in the team's morning shootaround and is a game-time decision for Saturday's game versus the Grizzlies.
Insight: Durant has misssed the last two games due to a sprained toe. Check back before tip to see if Durant is playing, but our guess is he won't be able to sit out for this big game.
Kevin Durant, F1/29/2015 2:52:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (toe) did not play Wednesday against the Knicks and missed Thursday's practice.
Insight: That's not a good sign for Saturday's contest. While he is still considered day-to-day, owners cannot be happy with another extended absence.
Russell Westbrook, G1/28/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook dropped a 40-burger in his visit to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.
Insight: That still wasn't enough versus the lowly Knicks without Kevin Durant. Perry Jones, Durant's replacement, he no points. Starting shooting guard Andre Roberson also had no points. Westbrook nearly scored half of the Thunder's points as they lost, 100-92.
Kevin Durant, F1/28/2015 12:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (toe) will not play Wednesday against the Knicks.
Insight: This will be the second consecutive game Durant is sidelined for. While he is still considered day-today, owners cannot be happy that he is out yet again.
Serge Ibaka, F1/26/2015 11:20:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka pulled down an impressive 19 rebounds during Monday's victory over the Timberwolves.
Insight: He had 13 points as well to complete a double-double. Ibaka also finished with two steals, two blocks, one 3-pointer, and three turnovers. He is a top-40 player in standard leagues.
Russell Westbrook, G1/26/2015 11:18:00 PM
Description: Owners were hoping to get more out of Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, with Kevin Durant out on Monday night.
Insight: He did not have a bad game, as he had 18 points, five assists, four rebounds , one steal, and four turnovers. However, there was potential for much more of a dynamic line.
Steven Adams, C1/26/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams (head) is expected to play Monday versus Minnesota.
Insight: Adams is also expected to start after missing Sunday's game with migraines. However, owners should not worry too much about his value, with Adams being ranked outside the top 200 in standard leagues.
Kevin Durant, F1/26/2015 7:39:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (toe) will miss Monday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: He is dealing with a left great toe sprain that he sustained Sunday versus Cleveland. Durant tried to give it a go, as he went through warmups, but ultimately decided he was too sore. Consider him day-to-day. Dion Waiters, Anthony Morrow, and Perry Jones will all see a bump in value, with Jones the likely candidate to start.
Kevin Durant, F1/25/2015 6:09:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant nearly had a double-double in the loss versus the Cavaliers on Sunday.
Insight: Durant had 32 points and nine assists with six rebounds. He shot 12-of-23 from the field, but unfortunately, just 1-for-5 from the 3-point line. Obviously, Durant is a top fantasy option.
Russell Westbrook, G1/23/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 22 points during Friday's loss to the Hawks.
Insight: He had a double-double with 11 assists, and also recorded three rebounds, two 3-pointers, three steals, and four turnovers. Westbrook is a top-15 option.
Steven Adams, CHot1/22/2015 9:13:00 AM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds versus the Wizards on Wednesday.
Insight: This came out of nowhere. Adams hadn't recorded a 10-rebound game since Christmas Day. Adams is averaging 6.4 rpg this month, so this is definitely an aberration.
Russell Westbrook, G1/22/2015 9:10:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook didn't hit a 3-pointer but did go 12-of-28 from the field overall in the overtime victory on Wednesday.
Insight: Westbrook scored 32 points and nearly recorded a triple-double with eight rebounds and eight assists. Westbrook is averaging 25.1 ppg, 7.4 apg, and 6.1 apg this season.
Kevin Durant, F1/22/2015 9:05:00 AM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant scored 34 points to lead Oklahoma City over Washington, 105-103, in overtime.
Insight: Durant was 10-of-23 from, hitting 40 percent from the 3-point line. He was also 10-for-11 at the line with seven rebounds, three assists and a block. Durant continues to be a top-fantasy option averaging 25.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.9 apg with a 53.0 shooting percentage this season.
Russell Westbrook, G1/20/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook posted a double-double during Tuesday's victory over the Heat.
Insight: He had 19 points and 10 rebounds, along with six assists, four steals, and three turnovers. Westbrook continues to be a top notch option.
Kevin Durant, F1/20/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant had a solid line, but did shoot poorly from the field on Tuesday night.
Insight: He went 9-of-24 from the field, 1-of-1 from the line, and 0-of-8 from deep for 19 points. Durant also had eight boards, eight assists, four steals, and one block.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/18/2015 8:37:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant nearly posted a triple-double during Sunday's victory against the Magic.
Insight: He probably would have gotten it if Oklahoma City hadn't won by 28 points. Durant played just 28 minutes, going 7-of-10 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line for 21 points, 11 boards, eight assists, one steal, one block, and three turnovers.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/18/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant has been on target the past three games shooting a stunning 70 percent from the field (36-of-51).
Insight: Durant appears to be back in MVP form and should be started in all leagues. For the season he's averaging 24.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.4 apg, all down from last season's averages, but he looks like he's ready to bring those numbers back to last season's level.
Kevin Durant, F1/16/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant was on fire Friday, scoring 36 points versus the Warriors.
Insight: Durant just missed a double-double as he had nine rebounds. He was 14-for-18 from the field and hit 3-of-5 from the 3-point line. Durant also had four assists.
Serge Ibaka, F1/16/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka tied a career-high with 27 points versus the Warriors on Friday.
Insight: Ibaka was 12-of-18 shooting and also grabbed eight rebounds. It was a huge win for the Thunder who beat the Warriors, 127-115.
Russell Westbrook, G1/16/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had a triple-double versus the Warriors on Friday.
Insight: Westbrook scored 17 points while also recording 17 assists and 15 rebounds. The assists and rebounds are both a season-high. Westbrook and the Thunder appear to be hitting their groove. They just beat the best team in the Western Conference by double digits.
Kevin Durant, F1/15/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant had a nice game versus the Rockets on Thursday.
Insight: Former teammate James Harden overshadowed last season's MVP with nearly recording a triple-double, but Durant had 24 points, going 4-for-6 from the 3-point line, and 10 rebounds. Durant is a must-start.
Mitch McGary, F1/15/2015 10:23:00 AM
Description: Thunder backup center Mitch McGary (left foot fracture) participated in part of practice Tuesday.
Insight: McGary is not really part of the center rotation and has no fantasy value behind Steven Adams and Kendrick Perkins.
Kevin Durant, F1/9/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant scored a team-high 32 points during Friday's victory against the Jazz.
Insight: After going 3-of-16 on Wednesday, Durant went 14-of-21 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line. He also had six assists, five boards, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block, and two turnovers.
Russell Westbrook, G1/6/2015 10:29:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, along with Kevin Durant, couldn't hit from anywhere Monday night.
Insight: Westbrook shot just 5-of-21, but did make 11 free throws to give fantasy owners a respectable line - 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal. Since a huge outburst in the end of December, Wesstbrook has scored between 18 and 22 points the past four games. We need more.
Kevin Durant, F1/6/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant shot just 3-of-16 in posted his first bad game since his return from the ankle injury.
Insight: Durant still managed 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals, but after averaging 39 ppg over his last two we thought our fantasy MVP was back. He is, but even superstars have an off night once in a while.
Russell Westbrook, GHot1/2/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored 22 points on Friday.
Insight: Talk about carrying the team, Westbrook and Kevin Durant scored a combined 56 points versus the Wizards, which was more than half the team's points. Serge Ibaka was the only other starter to score, and he had 13 points. Westbrook also had six assists, three rebounds and two steals.
Kevin Durant, F1/2/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant scored 34 points, going 12-for-18, from the field in the victory over the Wizards.
Insight: Durant was also 4-for-7 from deep and 6-for-7 at the line. He had eight rebounds, two assists and a block to go with the 34 points. As long as Durant is on the court, he should be in fantasy lineups.
Kevin Durant, F1/1/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant returned to action and did not miss a beat during Wednesday's overtime victory against the Suns.
Insight: He scored a season-high 44 points in 40 minutes of action, by going 13-of-23 from the field, 12-of-12 from the line, and 6-of-11 from beyond the arc. Durant also had 10 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, and five turnovers. PArt of this was a result of Russell Westbrook being ejected in the second quarter, but is still a pretty site for owners.
Kevin Durant, F12/29/2014 3:50:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against Phoenix.
Insight: Beat writer Anthony Slater said he went through a full practice and looked "lively." Durant has missed six games due to a sprained ankle. Even at his current production level which is significantly lower than last season fantasy owners need him back (22.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.6 apg).
Kevin Durant, F12/28/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant will miss Sunday's game against the Mavericks.
Insight: This will make it six straight games missed for Durant, so owners are starting to feel pretty concerned. There is no timetable for his return, but owners must remain patient. Perry Jomes will start once again with Ruseell Westbrook owners reaping most of the benefits of Durant's absence.
Reggie Jackson, GCold12/27/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson has just 15 points in the last two games, combined after 65 in the previous three contests.
Insight: The blowout win over Charlotte left Jackson playing just 15 minutes. It's time for fantasy players to leave him on the bench.
Russell Westbrook, GHot12/27/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook led his team to victory over Charlotte with 29 points and five assists.
Insight: OKC built a big first half lead (59-40) or Westbrook would likely have done a lot more damage. He only played 25 minutes. He's playing at an MVP level.
Kevin Durant, F12/26/2014 1:29:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant will miss Friday's game against the Hornets.
Insight: Perry Jones will start, but Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson are the players who see the boost in fantasy value. Durant continues to suffer from his ankle injury.
Serge Ibaka, F12/25/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka is adding the three-point shot to his arsenal. Thursday, he went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
Insight: He's shooting over 39 percent on three pointers. Added to his 14.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.4 blocks and he's become an elite fantasy asset.
Russell Westbrook, GHot12/25/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was simply unstaoppable Christmas Day in leading his team to a big win without Kevin Durant.
Insight: Westbrook had 34 points and 11 assists and five steals. He shot 9-of-22 from the field and a perfect 13-for-13 at the free-throw line. He had five rebounds as well. Westbrook is putting up huge numbers, 28.6 ppg, 7.4 apg, 5.7 rpg, and has seriously thrown his hat into the MVP race.
Steven Adams, CHot12/25/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams was solid in his Christmas Day outing versus San Antonio with 16 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks.
Insight: Adams has been playing well of late, with four consecutive games of double-digit rebounds and it's the reason he saw 32 minutes and Kendrick Perkins just 12 minutes.
Reggie Jackson, GHot12/25/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is averaging 21.7 ppg in the last three games Kevin Durant has missed.
Insight: Durant will miss Thursday's game which means Jackson and Russell Westbrook have free reign to fire at will.
Kevin Durant, F12/25/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (ankle) is expected to miss Thursday's game against San Antonio.
Insight: For now, consider him day-to-day, but this will be his fourthconsecutive miss. Perry Jones should start but has little to no fantasy value. Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson get to shoot more with Durant sidelined.
Kevin Durant, F12/23/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (ankle) will not play Tuesday night against Portland.
Insight: For now, consider him day-to-day, but this will be his third consecutive miss. Perry Jones should start, with Russell Westbrook expected to shoulder most of the load.
Reggie Jackson, G12/20/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson scored 25 points off the bench in the victory over the Lakers on Friday.
Insight: Oklahoma City needed it with Kevin Durant resting. Russell Westbrook led the team with 31 points, and Jackson was right behind him. Jackson also had five assists, three rebounds and a block.
Russell Westbrook, GHot12/20/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City to a, 104-103, victory over the Lakers on Friday.
Insight: Westbrook had 31 points and 10 assists. He shot 9-of-22 from the field and a perfect 13-for-13 at the free-throw line. He had five rebounds as well. Westbrook is putting up huge numbers, 27.2 ppg, 7.2 apg, 5.5 rpg, and has seriously thrown his hat into the MVP race.
Kevin Durant, F12/19/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (ankle) will not play Friday night against the Lakers.
Insight: For now, consider him day-to-day, as the injury to being reported as minor. Perry Jones should start, with Russell Westbrook expected to shoulder most of the load.
Russell Westbrook, GHot12/19/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was once again a huge asset for fantasy owners posting 33 points, three rebounds, eight assists and two steals against Golden State.
Insight: Westbrook should be even better in the next few games because we expect Kevin Durant (ankle) to be sidelined for at least one game and maybe more.
Kevin Durant, F12/19/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant's ankle injury appears to be a minor one, according to coach Scott Brooks.
Insight: X-rays came back negative and it looks like the Thunder and fantasy owners dodged a bullet. Durant could still miss a game ot two, but this is relatively good news. In just 19 minutes before the injury, Durant posted 30 points against Golden State.
Steven Adams, C12/18/2014 12:03:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams is probable for Thursday's game against Golden State while dealing with a sore left calf.
Insight: Adams is seeing around 25 minutes a game, but doesn't produce much with them. He's averaging 7.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.2 bpg. As long as Kendrick Perkins is healthy they will split the time fairly evenly and neither will be fantasy worthy.
Kevin Durant, F12/17/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant scored 26 points during Tuesday's win versus Sacramento.
Insight: The biggest news for Durant is that he played 35 minutes, which is the most he has played since returning. It seems his minute-limit is over.
Russell Westbrook, G12/17/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook did it all during Tuesday's victory against the Kings.
Insight: He went 11-of-20 from the field and 9-of-12 from the line for 32 points, seven assists, six rebounds, four steals, one 3-pointer, and one turnover. It is sure nice to have him back.
Russell Westbrook, G12/12/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 34 points in Friday's win against the Timberwolves.
Insight: Westbrook looks great after going 12of-19 from the field abd 8-of-9 from the line. He also had six assists, six rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals,and four turnovers.
Russell Westbrook, G12/11/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 26 points during Thursday's victory versus Cleveland.
Insight: He went 12-of-24 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line. Westbrook also chipped in eight assists, seven rebounds, one steal, and four turnovers. He looks to be completely healthy.
Kevin Durant, F12/11/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant shot 6-of-14 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line during Thursday's win against the Cavaliers.
Insight: He finished with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, two blocks, and three turnovers. Durant is still on a 30-minute restriction, which should be lifted soon.
Kevin Durant, F12/10/2014 3:23:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant is still on a minutes limit according to coach Scott Brooks.
Insight: There is no timetable for when Durant will not have the minutes limit, but he is still extremely productive in fewer minutes. He scored 23 points in 29 minutes on Tuesday. Durant should only get better as the season goes.
Kevin Durant, F12/9/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant did a little bit of everything on Tuesday as Oklahoma City won, 114-101, against the Bucks.
Insight: Durant nearly had a triple-double with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. He only took 11 shots but made seven of them and sunk all eight of his free-throw attempts. Durant's only blemish was his 1-for-5 from 3-point.
Russell Westbrook, G12/9/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook led the team with 28 points against the Bucks on Tuesday.
Insight: Westbrook had an excellent night at the line, going 12-for-15 at the stripe. He shot 50 percent from the field. Westbrook finished with seven assists, five rebounds and three steals.
Kevin Durant, F12/5/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant was a little bit more rusty in his second game back from injury.
Insight: Durant shot 3-for-11 from the field and 3-for-4 at the line, scoring 10 points. He also had six rebounds and three assists. Durant remains a must-start because it's only a matter of time until he gets it going.
Russell Westbrook, G12/5/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook led the team with 27 points, hitting eight field goals and 10 free throws on Friday.
Insight: Westbrook also had seven assists and five rebounds. Westbrook is averaging 26.7 ppg, 7.3 apg, and 6.0 rpg in his last three games since returning from his injury. He has also played more than 30 minutes the last two games.
Kevin Durant, F12/2/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant scored 27 points in his season debut.
Insight: Durant returned from his fractured foot on Tuesday after missing the first 17 games of the season. He shot 9-of-18 from the field, including 3-for-8 from downtown and 6-of-7 at the line. It wasn't all roses in his 2014-2015 debut as Durant had just three rebounds, two assists and turned it over five times. The Thunder lost, 112-104.
Kevin Durant, F12/2/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder Coach Scott Brooks has announced a starting lineup for Tuesday and forward Kevin Durant is going to play.
Insight: The original timetable was 6-to-8 week and this is in that window. Fantasy owners thought they would lose about 20 games when they drafted him and it's been 17 games. We can't wait to get his 32 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 5.5 apg back on the floor and a matchup against Anthony Davis would be great viewing for fans and fantasy owners.
Kevin Durant, F12/2/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Thunder Coach Scott Brooks hasn't announced a starting lineup for Tuesday which could mean that forward Kevin Durant may be back Tuesday.
Insight: The original timetable was 6-to-8 week and this is in that window. Fantasy owners thought they would lose about 20 games when they drafted him and it's been 17 games. We can't wait to get his 32 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 5.5 apg back on the floor and a matchup against Anthony Davis would be great viewing for fans and fantasy owners.
Kevin Durant, F12/1/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant could be back as early as Tuesday or more likely Friday against the Sixers.
Insight: The original timetable was 6-to-8 week and this is in that window. fantasy owners thought they would lose about 20 games when they drafted him and iy's been 17 games. We can't wait to get his 32 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 5.5 apg back on the floor.
Serge Ibaka, F11/28/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds on Friday.
Insight: Everyone invested in Oklahoma City is extremely pleased to see Russell Westbrook on the court because even though that might mean fewer shot attempts for guys like Ibaka, his percentages and other categories should go up. Ibaka was 5-for-11 from the field on Friday and had one assist.
Russell Westbrook, G11/28/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook lit up the place in his first action since returning from his injury.
Insight: Westbrook scored 32 points, shooting 12-of-17 from the floor, including 3-of-4 from the 3-point line. He also had eight assists and seven rebounds. Fantasy owners should be extremely excited to see him back on the court.
Reggie Jackson, G11/28/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson has played well, but returns to the bench with Russell Westbrook starting Friday night.
Insight: It was a great run for Jackson while it lasted. He's averaged 20.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 7.8 apg as a starter.
Russell Westbrook, G11/28/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (hand) will start Friday, according to Thunder coach Scott Brooks.
Insight: Get him back in the starting lineup immediately. His return would take a huge bite out of Reggie Jackson's current value.
Reggie Jackson, G11/26/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson playwed well again in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.
Insight: Jackson had 22 points and eight assists, along with four rebounds, one steal, two 3-pointers, and five turnovers.
Russell Westbrook, G11/24/2014 2:46:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (hand) could return as soon as Friday, according to Thunder beat writer for The Oklahoman Anthony Slater.
Insight: Westbrook went through some practice with contact. He isn't supposed to be back for a couple of weeks, but is apparently ahead of schedule. His return would take a huge bite out of reggie Jackson's current value.
Reggie Jackson, G11/21/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson led Oklahoma City in scoring again with 21 points versus the Nets.
Insight: Jackson led the team with 19 shot attempts and made nine of them. He, however, missed all four from 3-point land. Jackson has also gotten better at distributing the ball. He had eight assists on Friday, and Jackson is averaging 8.0 dimes in his last five games.
Andre Roberson, G11/19/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard/forward Andre Roberson is available to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Insight: However, we do not know if Roberson will start or if his minutes will be limited. He is worth picking up in standard leagues at least until Kevin Durant returns.
Jeremy Lamb, SG11/19/2014 9:07:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb scored a team-high 19 points in Tuesday's loss to Utah.
Insight: He was 5-of-15 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the line, and also chipped in four rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block. Lamb is averaging 13.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, and 1.1 spg, which are extremely solid, but should not be expected to stay that high, once Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook return.
Reggie Jackson, GHot11/16/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson Reggie will continue to dominate the OKC offense.
Insight: Jackson has scored 20 or more points in five consecutive games. That streak should continue as there is no one else healthy who can put the ball in the basket.
Andre Roberson, G11/16/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard/forward Andre Robinson (left foot sprain) will not play Sunday, according to OKC beat writer Darnell Mayberry
Insight: Reggie Jackson will continue to dominate the OKC offense. Jackson has scored 20 or more points in five consecutive games. That streak should continue.
Perry Jones, F11/16/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III is not going to play Sunday against Oklahoma City and has yet to return to practice.
Insight: Jones (15.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.2 apg) is missing out on a great chance to be a fantasy-worthy player with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant sidelined. Neither Lance Thomas or Anthony Morrow , who will replace Jones, are fantasy worthy.
Reggie Jackson, G11/14/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson continued his strong play during Friday's overtime loss to Detroit.
Insight: He had 20 points, 12 assists, four rebounds, one steal, and four turnovers. Jackson is as hot as they come right now.
Jeremy Lamb, SG11/14/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb played very well in 45 minutes of work.
Insight: He was 10-of-17 from the field and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc for 24 points and 10 rebounds. Lamb also had three assists and four turnovers.
Andre Roberson, G11/14/2014 1:57:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard/forward Andre Robinson (left foot sprain) will not play Friday.
Insight: It is ridiculous how many injuries Oklahoma City has suffered just a week into the season. Jeremy Lamb and Sebastian Telfair should see more minutes, but Reggie Jackson is the guy to own in the Thunder backcourt.
Perry Jones, F11/14/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III is doubtful for Friday's game against Detroit with his knee injury.
Insight: Jones (15.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.2 apg) has still not practiced since suffering the injury. He'll likely join a long list of OKC players in street clothes.
Anthony Morrow, G11/12/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Anthony Morrow scored 28 points off the bench.
Insight: He was 11-of-16 from the floor, including 4-of-5 from downtown. Morrow played 31 minutes, and should continue to see a ton of playing time, with all the injuries the team is dealing with.
Reggie Jackson, G11/12/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson helped the team overcome a nine-point halftime deficit, to defeat Boston on Wednesday night.
Insight: He was 8-of-15 from the floor and 10-of-10 from the line for 28 points, eight assists, three rebounds, and one steal. Jackson will continue to be one of the focal points of the offense, until Russell Westbrook returns.
Perry Jones, F11/12/2014 2:45:00 PM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III is again out on Wednesday with his knee injury.
Insight: Jomes has not practiced since suffering the injury. His fantasy relevancy is quickly closing. Andre Roberson is also out. Lance Thomas and Jeremy Lamb will start in their place, but neither are very good fantasy plays.
Reggie Jackson, G11/11/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson continued to take a ton of shots and Oklahoma City lost to Milwaukee, 85-78, on Tuesday.
Insight: Last week, it was rumored Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins did not pass the ball to Jackson on outlets because they did not like the way he was hogging the ball. Jackson shot 12-of-21 from the field, making 2-out-of-6 from the 3-point line. Jackson led the team with assists but only had four.Things continue to get worse for the Thunder.
Perry Jones, F11/11/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III is out with a knee injury on Tuesday against the Bucks.
Insight: This isn't really a surprise because Jones has not practiced at all this week. Lance Thomas will start in his place. Andre Roberson will also be out for Oklahoma City.
Anthony Morrow, G11/11/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Anthony Morrow will make his Thunder debut on Tuesday against the Bucks.
Insight: Morrow will come off the bench and is only expected to play between 10-17 minutes. He could eventually replace Jeremy Lamb in the starting lineup, and even when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are back, Morrow should still be fantasy relevant as a sixth-man. See how he does on Tuesday and stash accordingly.
Perry Jones, F11/8/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III did not practice on Saturday and is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Kings according to The Oklahoman.
Insight: Jones has a knee contusion and has not practiced since suffering the injury on Tuesday. It isn't considered serious, but owners can drop him for a spot starter this weekend and likely pick him back up next week. Jones only has fantasy value as long as Kevin Durant is out.
Serge Ibaka, F11/7/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka shot 4-for-7 from the 3-point line but missed the game-winning shot from behind the arc with two seconds left in regulation.
Insight: Oklahoma City lost to Memphis, 91-89. The Thunder had a chance to win the game with about five seconds left, but Nick Collison failed to inbound the ball in time, and Oklahoma City turned the ball over on a five-second violation. After a missed foul shot for Memphis, Oklahoma City inbounded the ball at half court to Ibaka, who missed the 3-pointer. Ibaka still had 16 points and seven rebounds.
Jeremy Lamb, SG11/7/2014 6:54:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb will start at shooting guard on Friday against the Grizzlies.
Insight: It will be Lamb's season debut. That means Jackson and Lamb will be the Thunder backcourt. The Oklahoman reported this week that forwards Sergi Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins refused to pass to Jackson because he was hogging the ball. With no Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook, someone has to take the shots. It will be interesting to see if Jackson continues to shoot at a high-rate or if he will pass more on Friday. Either way, Lamb should see quite a few shots.
Serge Ibaka, F11/4/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka played very well in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors.
Insight: He was 11-of-14 from the field for 25 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one block, three 3-pointers, and three turnovers. Ibaka should continue to produce above his career-averages as long as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are sidelined.
Reggie Jackson, G11/4/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson returned from an injur scare, and had a double-double in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.
Insight: He had 13 points and 14 assists, and owners should expect the ball to be in Jackson's hands a ton, for the foreseeable future.
Reggie Jackson, G11/4/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson left Tuesday's game with an apparent left knee injury. UPDATE: Jackson has returned to the game.
Insight: After Perry Jones III departed, the Thunder have now possibly lost another one of their best, healthy players. Jackson had 13 points and nine assists before leaving.
Perry Jones, F11/4/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III left Tuesday's game with a bruised new, and will not return.
Insight: The Thunder cannot catch a break, as Jones was really starting to develop with all of the other injuries. Lance Thomas is line for a bigger role.
Sebastian Telfair, PG11/4/2014 11:49:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Sebastian Telfair has played 35 or more minutes in three straight games and that trend should continue.
Insight: Telfair is one of the few Thunder guards, make that players, still healthy. He posted a solid line Monday night - 16 points, five rebounds, six assists and could be a viable fantasy value.
Andre Roberson, G11/4/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard/forward Andre Robinson left Monday's game with a left foot sprain and will not play on Tuesday, according to coach Scott Brooks.
Insight: Roberson fell hard and the Thunder had to commit an intentional foul to get him off the floor. It is ridiculous how many injuries Oklahoma City has suffered just a week into the season. Sebastian Telfair should see 30 or more minutes.
Serge Ibaka, F11/3/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka had a great fantasy day against the Nets despite Oklahoma City losing, 116-85.
Insight: Ibaka shot 7-of-11 and made one 3-pointer while also bringing in nine rebounds. He had 15 points, two blocks, a steal and an assist. With so many injuries, Ibaka will have a lot of opportunities in the first part of the season.
Reggie Jackson, G11/3/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson scored a game-high 23 points on Monday night against the Nets.
Insight: Although Jackson scored the most points in the game, Brooklyn won by over 30 points. Jackson was 8-of-20 from the field, including 2-for-8 from the 3-point line. He also had four rebounds and five assists.
Andre Roberson, G11/3/2014 8:54:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard/forward Andre Robinson left Monday's game with a left foot sprain.
Insight: Roberson fell hard and the Thunder had to commit an intentional foul to get him off the floor. It is ridiculous how many injuries Oklahoma City has suffered just a week into the season. Roberson suffered this injury in training camp, so fantasy owners will have no confidence going foward that Roberson will stay on the court.
Sebastian Telfair, PG11/3/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: OKC guard Sebastian Telfair could see heavy minutes again if Reggie Jackson can't go Monday night.
Insight: Telfair played 39 minutes on Saturday and could be in line for the same workload. The bad news is that he shot 1-of-10 and is now 4-of-28 (.142) on the season. If he could start shooting 50 percent he's averaged eight assists over the last two games and 2.5 steals.
Reggie Jackson, G11/3/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson did not play against the Nuggets on Saturday due to ankle and wrist injuries and is questionable for Monday's game against Brooklyn.
Insight: Jackson hopes to return to the court early next week. He is a must-stash player with the injury to Russell Westbrook out at least four weeks. Sebastian Telfair is in line to get the start Saturday.
Serge Ibaka, F11/2/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka made 10 field goals on his way to 23 points.
Insight: Ibaka did not shoot a free throw, so he made 10-of-19 field goals which included three 3-pointers to score 23. However, it was light rebounding night for Ibaka. He grabbed just two boards.
Perry Jones, F11/2/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III hit a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to help Oklahoma City defeat Denver, 102-91, on Saturday.
Insight: Jones made 3-of-7 3-pointers on his way to scoring 23 points. Without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Jones will likely continue to rack up great fantasy numbers. Add him if you can.
Reggie Jackson, G11/1/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is not play against the Nuggets on Saturday due to an ankle injury.
Insight: Jackson hopes to return to the court early next week. He is a must-stash player with the injury to Russell Westbrook out at least four weeks. Sebastian Telfair is in line to get the start Saturday.
Russell Westbrook, G11/1/2014 12:30:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (hand) underwent successful hand surgery on Saturday.
Insight: We reported earlier that Westbrook was considering the option, and we now know he took it. Reports indicate that he will be re-evaluated in four weeks, leaving an uncertain timetable in determing his return to the court. Stay tuned.
Russell Westbrook, G11/1/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (hand) is considering surgery for the small fracture in the second metacarpal on his right hand.
Insight: The news just keeps getting worse for Westbrook and his fantasy owners. There still has been no official timetable given, and if he goes under the knife, Westbrook could be out longer than the original 4-to-6 weeks of estimated recovery time.
Reggie Jackson, G10/31/2014 8:58:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson (ankle) is expected to make his season debut Saturday against the Nuggets.
Insight: This is as good of news OKC could hope to receive, after losing Russell Westbrook to a hand injury. Barring a setback, Jackson will be ready to roll, and will have a unique opportunity to put up big numbers.
Russell Westbrook, G10/31/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook suffered a fractured finger on his right hand in the first half of the Thursday night game with the Clippers, according to a ProBasketballTalk report.
Insight: With Kevin Durant (foot) out for the beginning portion of the season, Westbrook was going to have to carry the Thunder. Normally this type injury will force a player to sit for about a month or more. Disaster for OKC who are now without their two All-Stars.
Anthony Morrow, G10/30/2014 12:43:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Anthony Morrow will miss 4-6 weeks due to a sprained left MCL.
Insight: Just add him to the Thunders' growing injury woes. he hasn't been fantasy worthy since 2011 in Brooklyn.
Mitch McGary, F10/30/2014 12:43:00 PM
Description: Thirs-string Thunder center Mitch McGary isn't expected back from a left foot fracture until sometime in December.
Insight: McGary has no fantasy value behind Steven Adams and Kendrick Perkins.
Jeremy Lamb, SG10/30/2014 12:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb missed Wednesday's game and is expected to miss the game against the Clippers due to a back issue.
Insight: With all the injuries on this team, Andre Robertson saw 35 minutes in the opener and put up an interesting line - six points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal.
Reggie Jackson, G10/30/2014 12:37:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is expected to miss a couple games due to his ankle injury.
Insight: Jackson stepped up last season when Russell Westbrook was injured and his offense will be needed with Kevin Durant out of the lineup. He averaged 13.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.1 apg last season.
Andre Roberson, G10/25/2014 2:22:00 PM
Description: Thunder players Perry Jones and Andre Robinson did not practice on Saturday.
Insight: We are pretty sure Oklahoma City is very close to holding open tryouts to the public to find a healthy wingman. The injury bug has killed the Thunder and the season hasn't even started. There is no word on how serious Roberson's injury is, so as of now, he is still slotted as the opening night starter at shooting guard. Jones will start at small forward since Kevin Durant and Anthony Morrow are both out.
Anthony Morrow, G10/24/2014 7:56:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Anthony Morrow will miss the season opener due to a sprained left MCL.
Insight: Saying the Thunder are thin at the wing positions is an understatement. Andre Roberson and Perry Jones will be the starting wings on opening day. Oklahoma City does not yet know when Morrow will be back. Deep fantasy leagues can begin to look at Roberson and Jones, but more importantly, Russell Westbrook's fantasy value continues to rise higher.
Kevin Durant, F10/24/2014 2:49:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant went through practice Monday and has a big evaluation set for around Thanksgiving.
Insight: The biggest concern for owners is that he is going to comeback too soon from the injury (6-to-8 week original timetable). However, assuming Durant will be his normal self, it's hard not to want him on the floor. The Thunder's next game is friday, but that doesn't seem likely. Think next week.
Lance Thomas, F10/17/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Lance Thomas is expected to start at small forward during the absence of the injured Kevin Durant.
Insight: While he is expected to start and get playing time, Thomas is not expected to make an impact from a fantasy perspective. Oklahoma City is hoing he provides a little scoring punch, but owners should leave him undrafted on draft day.
Jeremy Lamb, SG10/17/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb has failed to distinguish himself as a starter heading into the season.
Insight: With Kevin Durant out, the opportunity has been there at both the shooting guard and small forward positions. However Andre Roberts is expected to start at shooting guard, and either Lance Thomas or Anthony Morrow is expected to get the nod at small forward during Durant's absence. Hope has been high for Lamb, since he was acquired in the James Harden trade, but he has simply failed to live up to expectations. Leave him undrafted.
Reggie Jackson, G10/17/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson should be in the running for the Sixth Man Award this season.
Insight: Just like almost every member of the Thunder, Jackson will need to step up early on. He averaged 13.1 points per game, 4.1 assists per game, and 1.1 steals per game last season, and could easily see those numbers increase in 2014-15. Owners should target Jackson anywhere starting in the eighth round.
Steven Adams, C10/17/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams could be a player for owners to keep an eye on this season.
Insight: While he should not be drafted, Adams may find himself starting at center at some point this season. He has made his presence felt with Oklahoma City, and probably will give more production on the floor, than Kendrick Perkins is able to give.
Anthony Morrow, G10/17/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/SF Anthony Morrow is a bit of a wild card heading into the NBA season.
Insight: He is projected to come off the bench, but could easily see a ton of minutes at the shooting guard position, as well as small forward, with Kevin Durant sidelined. Morrow has not averaged double-figures in scoring since 2011-12 (12.0 PPG), but with his ability to knock down three-pointers (1.5 3PM per game), makes him an eniticing player to keep an eye on, when the season begins.
Russell Westbrook, G10/17/2014 4:39:00 PM
Description: There may not be more pressure on an NBA player than Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, entering the 2014-15 season.
Insight: With Kevin Durant (foot) out for the beginning portion of the season, Westbrook will have tremendous weight on his shoulders. He is currently ranked as a top-ten pick, and could be argued to be taken in the top-five, with all the looks he will be getting, not just early on, but throughout the entire season.
Andre Roberson, G10/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Andre Roberson is projected to start at shooting guard on opening night.
Insight: While he is projected to start, Roberson is not projected to make an impact fantasy wise. Jeremy Lamb has played poorly throughout the preseason, leading Roberson to have a chance to make the most of the opportunity. Expect him to produce on the level of Thabo Sefolosha, if that.
Kevin Durant, F10/17/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant is now an extremely interesting pick for the upcoming fantasy basketball season.
Insight: As a result of his foot injury, Durant has dropped down from being the consensus number-one overall pick, to being drafted in the second round. The biggest concern for owners is that he is going to comeback too soon from the injury (6-to-8 week timetable). However, assuming Durant will be his normal self, his averages will be amongst the best in the NBA, and drafting him the first round is not a ridiculous move for owners to make.
Kendrick Perkins, C10/17/2014 4:27:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Kendrick Perkins should be avoided in fantasy drafts.
Insight: Coming off a season where he averaged 3.4 points per game , 4.9 rebounds per game, and 0.5 blocks per game, along with a .451 field goal percentage, Perkins is irrelevant when it comes to fantasy basketball. There is also a chance Steven Adams will overtake the starting center position, at some point this season.
Serge Ibaka, F10/17/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka will have to well, especially early on in the season.
Insight: With Kevin Durant out with a foot injury for several weeks, Ibaka will have a great chance to be a dynamic fantasy player. He averaged career-highs in points (15.1 PPG), rebounds (8.8 RPG), assists (1.0 APG), steals (0.5 SPG), and free throw percentage (.784) last season. With him, and Russell Westbrook the focal points of the offense early on, Ibaka should be selected in the second round. If he is able to get off to a hot start, we feel it could easily last the entire 2014-15 season.
Kevin Durant, F10/12/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant has a fractured foot, and will most likely require surgery.
Insight: There is no set return date, but the injury is being classified as a "Jones" fracture, which typically requires surgery, and a six-to-eight week recovery time. This will no doubt shake up the beginning of fantasy drafts, however owners should still take the reigning MVP somewhere in the first round.
Reggie Jackson, G10/11/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson left Friday's preseason game with an arm injury and did not return.
Insight: He did score 13 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes before exiting. We are still waiting for an update on the injury, but Jackson is a guard worth targeting late in fantasy drafts.
Serge Ibaka, F10/10/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka will not play in Friday's preseason game against the Mavericks.
Insight: The Thunder want him to get an extra day of rest. Ibaka has missed just three games the last three seasons, so we would be surprised if he is not ready by opening day. Ibaka is a late-first round, early-second round target in most fantasy drafts.
Reggie Jackson, G8/21/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: The Oklahoma City Thunder and guard Reggie Jackson are unlikely to reach an agreement to a contract extension before the October 31 deadline, according to NewsOK.com.
Insight: The Thunder would like to lock up Jackson long term before the season starts, but that is unlikely according to the NewsOK.com report. The 24-year-old is due to be a restricted free agent after this season. At that time, Oklahoma City can match any offer another team issues to Jackson. The guard is somewhat limited in terms of fantasy if Russell Westbrook is healthy.
Kevin Durant, F8/8/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant announced he would not play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
Insight: Durant played a lot of great basketball this season averaging a league-best 32.0 ppg over the regular season and 29.6 ppg in 19 playoff games. It's probably best for the Thunder and fantasy owners if he gets a little rest before the new season begins.
Serge Ibaka, F7/29/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka (calf) says he's still not 100 percent, but hopes to be able to play in September with Spain during the World Cup of Basketball.
Insight: Ibaka should be ready to go for the start of training camp, but if he doesn't play for Spain in September then we be concerned.
Thabo Sefolosha, G6/18/2014 11:24:00 AM
Description: Thabo Sefolosha will probably leave Oklahoma City when he hits free agency this summer. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: That became clear when Sefolosha was benched during the playoffs. His departure should open up minutes for Jeremy Lamb (8.5 ppg in 2013-14) at the two next season.
Derek Fisher, G6/2/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: The NBA has fined Phil Jackson $25,000 for tampering with Thunder point guard Derek Fisher. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: Jackson acknowledged the possibility of hiring Fisher in a press conference last week while Fisher was still competing in the Western Conference Finals with Oklahoma City. That's a violation of league policy. Now that the Thunder have been eliminated, Fisher is free to interview for coaching positions. The Knicks and Lakers are among the teams interested in hiring the 18-year veteran.
Reggie Jackson, G5/28/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City sixth man Reggie Jackson is probable for Thursday's Game 5 against the Spurs. SOURCE: Jenni Carlson, The Oklahoman
Insight: Jackson sprained his ankle early in Game 4 but returned to score three points in 13 minutes. The 13 minutes was Jackson's lowest total of the series but OKC had a comfortable lead and head coach Scott Brooks decided to play it safe by sitting him for most of the second half. In 17 postseason games, Jackson has averaged 10.5 ppg on 45.9 percent shooting.
Russell Westbrook, GHot5/28/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Russell Westbrook was too quick for the Spurs Tuesday night and scored 40 points with 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals to help the Thunder tie the Western Conference Finals at two games apiece.
Insight: After getting blown out the first two games, the Thunder have been a completely different team with Serge Ibaka back in the lineup the last two. Westbrook has averaged 26.6 points, 8.1 assists and 7.5 rebounds during this postseason.
Reggie Jackson, G5/27/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson rolled his ankle in the first quarter but returned at the start of the second in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals Tuesday night.
Insight: Serge Ibaka's return from a calf injury and Jackson's move to the starting lineup in Game 3 made a huge difference for OKC, who had lost the first two games of the series. The Thunder will need Ibaka and Jackson to remain healthy to beat San Antonio.
Serge Ibaka, F5/27/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka (calf) did not practice Monday, but received treatment for his calf injury.
Insight: Ibaka should be ready to go for Game 4 of the series with San Antonio. He was the missing piece in Game 3, keeping the Spurs from getting comfortable around the basket.
Kevin Durant, F5/26/2014 9:13:00 AM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant didn't shoot particularly well (8-for-19), but still scored 25 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, dished three assists and a steal and a block.
Insight: Durant is averaging 29.8 ppg in 16 playoff games, but just 22.6 in the first three games of the series with the Spurs.
Serge Ibaka, F5/26/2014 9:10:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka (calf) not only played, but he played well in almost 30 minutes of action.
Insight: Ibaka was the missing piece, keeping the Spurs from getting comfortable around the basket. He totaled four blocks along with 15 points and seven rebounds.
Serge Ibaka, F5/25/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka (calf) will start Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs on Sunday.
Insight: Ibaka was expected to miss the rest of the postseason due to a calf injury, but he made sudden progress and has been cleared to play. The Thunder will try to avoid going down three games to none. The Thunder also are starting Reggie Jackson and moving Thabo Sefolosha to the bench.
Serge Ibaka, F5/25/2014 1:27:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka was back at shootaround and expects to play Sunday in Game 3 against the Spurs. SOURCE: Royce Young, ESPN
Insight: Ibaka will give it a go as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks between now and game-time at 8:30. He missed Games 1 and 2 with a calf injury. OKC lost those two games by an average of 26 points.
Serge Ibaka, F5/24/2014 3:49:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Serge Ibaka says he'll be in pain if he has to play Sunday against the Spurs. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: He's looking a lot closer to doubtful than probable. If Ibaka and his injured calf can't suit up Sunday versus San Antonio, Nick Collison (2.0 ppg this postseason) would draw another start at power forward.
Serge Ibaka, F5/23/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka could be back in the lineup for Game 3 Sunday against the Spurs. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: It's a bit of a shocker as Ibaka was expected to miss the rest of the postseason after going down with a calf injury against the Clippers. The Thunder could certainly use him after getting blown out in the first two games. Nick Collison was ineffective starting at the four in Games 1 and 2 (1.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg).
Nick Collison, PF5/19/2014 4:58:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City PF/C Nick Collison is likely to be the starting power forward with Serge Ibaka sidelined by injury.
Insight: Collison played 17 minutes in the Game 6 win over the Clippers, but should see a lot more time over the remainder of the playoffs. This will be a new and unknown time for the Thunder as Ibaka has missed just three games over the past three seasons and averaged 15.1 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.7 bpg.
Serge Ibaka, F5/16/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Serge Ibaka is expected to miss the rest of the 2014 postseason due to a left calf injury, according to the team's Twitter.
Insight: It's going to be very difficult for Oklahoma City to defeat San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals without Ibaka, who is the team's third best player. This is the second straight postseason the Thunder have lost a player to a significant injury; Russell Westbrook tore his meniscus in the first round last year.
Kevin Durant, F5/14/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Ten of Kevin Durant's 27 points on Tuesday came in the final three and a half minutes.
Insight: Durant shot just 6-for-22 in the game but was money down the stretch, drilling two crucial threes to spark a 14-point turnaround for the Thunder. The league MVP has averaged 30.8 ppg on 44 percent shooting this postseason.
Russell Westbrook, G5/14/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Russell Westbrook scored 38 points to help erase a 13-point fourth quarter deficit Tuesday in a controversial win over the Clippers.
Insight: This had to be one of the craziest endings we've ever seen. Oklahoma City finished the game on a 17-3 run to win by a single point, but they got some help from the officials. First, Oklahoma City was given possession on a ball that looked like it may have touched Reggie Jackson on its way out of bounds. Seconds later, Chris Paul was whistled for a foul on Westbrook, who sunk all three free throws to give Oklahoma City the lead. The Thunder can win the series Thursday night in Los Angeles.
Serge Ibaka, F5/12/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: The NBA will not suspend or fine Thunder forward Serge Ibaka for hitting Blake Griffin in the groin Sunday in Game 4. SOURCE: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports
Insight: Ibaka (13.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg this postseason) is known for giving cheap shots but he claims this one was unintentional. Adam Silver and the folks at the league offices must have believed him as he'll receive no further punishment.
Kevin Durant, F5/11/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant led all scorers with 40 points Sunday in a two-point loss to the Clippers.
Insight: It looks good on paper but Durant missed six of his seven three-point attempts and also committed a game-high eight turnovers. Durant will try to correct some of these mistakes Tuesday night in Game 5.
Russell Westbrook, G5/11/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook filled the stat sheet with 27 points, six rebounds and eight assists Sunday in a loss to the Clippers.
Insight: He also contributed three steals. Westbrook had a chance to win the game but his 25-footer with one second left was off the mark. Serge Ibaka tried to tip it in but it rimmed out. The series is tied 2-2 heading into Tuesday night's Game 5 at OKC.
Russell Westbrook, G5/10/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook had another big game as the Thunder took a 2-1 lead in the series.
Insight: Westbrook totaled 23 points on 7-for-14 shooting and added 13 assists and eight rebounds.
Kevin Durant, F5/10/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant posted 36 points, eight rebounds and six assists to help lead Oklahoma City to the win and a 2-1 lead in the series.
Insight: Durant has posted at least 32 points in each of the Thunders' last four victories. The only time he didn't reach that total in the last five games, his team lost.
Derek Fisher, G5/8/2014 1:14:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Derek Fisher suffered a shoulder injury in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Clippers Wednesday night, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
Insight: OKC coach Scott Brooks said Fisher took a big hit on his shoulder and was uncertain how he was feeling. The 39-year-old has averaged 15.3 minutes, 3.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in the postseason.
Kevin Durant, F5/6/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been named the 2014 NBA MVP.
Insight: Durant took 119 of the 125 first-place votes to beat out LeBron James, the winner of four of the past five MVP trophies. Durant averaged 32 points to win the scoring title for the fourth time in five seasons, 7.4 rebounds, a career-high 5.5 assists, 2.4 threes and 1.3 steals per game while shooting .503/.391/.873 (FG/3P/FT). Russell Westbrook missed 36 games but the Thunder still went 59-23.
Thabo Sefolosha, GCold5/5/2014 8:06:00 PM
Description: OKC shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha will return to the starting lineup Monday against the Clippers. SOURCE: Dan Woike, Orange County Register
Insight: Sefolosha was benched for Caron Butler in Games 6 and 7 against Memphis. Even though he's starting, we wouldn't expect much from Sefolosha (3.4 ppg in five postseason games) in Monday night's series opener.
Russell Westbrook, G5/4/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook finished with 27 points, 16 assists, ten rebounds and two steals Saturday in a win over the Grizzlies.
Insight: It's Westbrook's second triple-double of the postseason. That's the same number he had in 46 regular season appearances. Next up are the Clippers, a team Westbrook averaged 18.5 ppg against during the regular season.
Kevin Durant, F5/4/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant went off for 33 points Saturday in a series-clinching win over Memphis.
Insight: Durant shot 5-of-5 from three-point range and was 12-of-18 overall. The Thunder are set to host the Clippers Monday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals.
Thabo Sefolosha, GCold5/1/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Caron Butler got the start at shooting guard in place of Thabo Sefolosha Thursday night in Game 6.
Insight: Sefolosha has been useless this series, averaging 3.4 ppg on pitiful 33.3 percent shooting. With Oklahoma City's season on the line, head coach Scott Brooks made the right choice moving Sefolosha out of the starting lineup.
Russell Westbrook, G4/30/2014 9:11:00 AM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook earned his second career playoff triple-double Tuesday in a loss to Memphis.
Insight: Westbrook has shot pitifully throughout the series, going a combined 44-of-128 from the field over his last five games (34.4 percent). On Tuesday, he finished 10-for-31 with 30 points, ten boards and 13 assists. A season that once looked so promising for the Thunder could be over on Thursday night if Memphis wins Game 6.
Kevin Durant, FCold4/27/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City small forward Kevin Durant looked a bit off Saturday against the Grizzlies.
Insight: The 15 points Durant scored were his fewest since the second game of the season when the T-Wolves limited him to 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting. He's shot just 1-of-15 from three-point range over the last two games. We'll see if KD can find his groove Tuesday night in Game 5.
Serge Ibaka, F4/27/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: OKC power forward Serge Ibaka corralled 14 rebounds Saturday in a win against the Grizzlies.
Insight: He also had 12 points and five blocks. Ibaka has been fairly consistent this series, at least in terms of scoring. He's produced between 12 and 17 points in each of the four games. Only the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan is averaging more blocks per game (5.0) than Ibaka (3.5) this postseason.
Reggie Jackson, G4/27/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City point guard Reggie Jackson produced 32 points on 11-of-16 shooting Saturday in a Game 4 win over Memphis.
Insight: This was Jackson's best game of the series by far. He had only 15 points combined in his previous three contests. The 37 minutes Jackson played were his most in a game since March 25th at Dallas. Game 5 will be Tuesday in OKC.