Fantasy NBA
Oklahoma City Thunder Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
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.
Kevin Durant, F4/21/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Like everyone else of late, Memphis had no answer for Thunder small forward Kevin Durant in Game 1 of the series.
Insight: Durant put up 33 points on 13-of-25 shooting along with eight rebounds and seven assists. He averaged 30.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.0 apg during four regular season games in 2014.
Reggie Jackson, G4/14/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson (neck) will play Monday against the Pelicans, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: Jackson wasn't expected to play Monday after suffering a neck injury Sunday but he's going to play. Even better for Jackson owners is that Russell Westbrook will sit out to rest.
Russell Westbrook, GHot4/14/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook (rest) will sit out Monday. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: Westbrook played 33 minutes Sunday and has been sitting out back-to-back games. He has averaged 27 ppg in April.
Reggie Jackson, G4/14/2014 2:21:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson left Sunday's game with a neck injury and is doubtful for Monday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: He should be fine for the playoffs, but with Russell Westbrook back in the limit his value is limited.
Kevin Durant, F4/13/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant went ballistic Sunday in a loss to Indiana.
Insight: Durant put up 38 points in 42 minutes of court time. Once a tight battle, Durant has now zoomed ahead of LeBron James in the MVP race by averaging 29.9 ppg in the month of April (seven games). It looks like Oklahoma City will open against Dallas next week in the first round of the playoffs.
Reggie Jackson, G4/13/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson left Sunday's game with a neck injury and is headed for X-rays. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: The injury occurred in the fourth quarter so Jackson's final line (eight points, three assists) wasn't too far off from his season averages. The X-rays were considered precautionary so Jackson should be okay for round one of the Western Conference playoffs later this week.
Russell Westbrook, G4/13/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook is good to go for Sunday's game against Indiana. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: Westbrook has sat out 35 games in 2013-14 after missing none in his first five seasons. Despite the injuries, Westbrook is still second among point guards in scoring (21.8 ppg).
Kevin Durant, F4/9/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant saw his streak of 25-point games come to an end Tuesday versus Sacramento.
Insight: Durant (23 points on 8-of-13 shooting) said earlier this week he wished the streak was over so it looks like he got exactly what he wanted. Durant's 41-game streak was one of the longest in NBA history, though he would have needed another 65 games just to tie Wilt Chamberlain's record of 106 games set during the 1962-63 campaign.
Thabo Sefolosha, G4/8/2014 8:36:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will be back Tuesday, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: Sefolosha missed the last 18 games and will play limited minutes Tuesday. He'll cut into Caron Butler's playing time.
Russell Westbrook, G4/8/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (knee) will sit out Tuesday against the Kings in order to play Wednesday versus the Clippers, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: The Thunder have been sitting Westbrook in back-to-back games, but it hasn't always chosen the second game of the set to rest him. Reggie Jackson will get a boost from Westbrook's absence.
Thabo Sefolosha, G4/8/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha (calf) could be back Tuesday, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: Sefolosha missed the last 18 games and will be a game-time decision. His return will take minutes away from Caron Butler.
Kendrick Perkins, C4/8/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (groin) will play Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: Perkins returned from a groin injury last Thursday but sat out Friday and wasn't expected to play in back-to-backs the rest of the season. However, he'll be available for the next two. He's not a good fantasy option.
Russell Westbrook, G4/8/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (knee) may sit out Tuesday in order to play Wednesday against the Clippers, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: The Thunder have been sitting Westbrook in back-to-back games, but it hasn't always chosen the second game of the set to rest him.
Russell Westbrook, G4/6/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: OKC guard Russell Westbrook should be good to go Sunday against the Suns. SOURCE: Anthony Slater, The Oklahoman
Insight: Westbrook rested Friday against Houston. He's averaged 28.5 ppg, 8.0 apg and 6.5 rpg in two meetings with Phoenix this season.
Kendrick Perkins, C4/4/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Thunder center Kendrick Perkins returned to the lineup Thursday against San Antonio, though he played just 12 minutes and won't play in back-to-back games.
Insight: He's missed the last two months with a groin injury. Perkins should only see about ten minutes when he plays and won't be useful to fantasy owners.
Russell Westbrook, G4/4/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook put up 27 points with six assists as Oklahoma ended the Spurs win streak, but he may sit out Friday.
Insight: Westbrook hasn't been playing both ends in back-to-back games, a trend we expect to continue for the remainder of the regular season. Reggie Jackson would get the majority of the work if Westbrook is in street clothes.
Kevin Durant, F4/3/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant extended his streak of 25-point games to 39 in a row Thursday in a win over San Antonio.
Insight: Durant, who is a perfect 31-of-31 from the free throw line over his last four games, is now one game away from tying Michael Jordan's streak of 40 in a row. OKC's victory Thursday ended the Spurs' winning streak at 19 games.
Russell Westbrook, G4/3/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will compete Thursday against the Spurs but will sit out Friday night in Houston. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: Westbrook hasn't been playing back-to-backs, a trend we expect to continue for the remainder of the regular season. He's averaged 18.5 ppg in two meetings with San Antonio in 2013-14.
Reggie Jackson, G4/3/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: OKC point guard Reggie Jackson will be available Thursday versus San Antonio. SOURCE: Anthony Slater, The Oklahoman
Insight: He's back after sitting out two games with a mid-back sprain. Jackson's return will limit the amount of minutes Jeremy Lamb (8.7 ppg) sees on Thursday night.
Kendrick Perkins, C4/3/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will return to the lineup Thursday against San Antonio. SOURCE: Anthony Slater, The Oklahoman
Insight: He's missed the last two months with a groin injury. Perkins should only see about ten minutes and won't be useful to fantasy owners.
Kendrick Perkins, C4/3/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: OKC center Kendrick Perkins practice Wednesday and could play Thursday, though Friday is more likely.
Insight: Perkins (3.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg) can't score and his rebounding isn't much. He has little to no fantasy value even when healthy.
Reggie Jackson, G4/3/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is questionable for Thursday's game against San Antonio due to a sprained back.
Insight: Jackson worked through the injury at Wednesday's practice and could go. If he does, it's possible that Russell Westbrook will sit. The Thunder have back-to-back games and Westbrook will likely miss one of them.
Steven Adams, C3/30/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Thunder rookie center Steven Adams had eight points, eight rebounds and two steals Sunday against the Jazz.
Insight: Adams has started 17 straight games for the Thunder but played under 18 minutes per game in that span. He's not a fantasy option.
Caron Butler, G/F3/30/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Caron Butler has played 28 minutes per game since he joined the Thunder, but he has averaged just 9.8 ppg on .368 shooting in that timeframe.
Insight: Butler did have 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting (5-5 3PT) Sunday against the Jazz and he has played 26+ minutes in each of the last seven games.
Reggie Jackson, G3/30/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: The Thunder will be without sixth man Reggie Jackson Sunday against Utah. SOURCE: John Rohde, TheFranchiseOK.com
Insight: It's the second game he's missed because of a sprained back. Jeremy Lamb (8.7 ppg) played 33 minutes with Jackson out Friday and should see a similar workload on Sunday.
Reggie Jackson, G3/28/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: A mid-back sprain will keep Reggie Jackson out of Friday's game, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: Jackson played 41 minutes Tuesday at Dallas, so this one came out of nowhere. Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones will probably get back into the rotation after sitting out Tuesday, and Caron Butler will continue to see a lot of minutes as well.
Kendrick Perkins, C3/26/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: OKC center Kendrick Perkins is hoping to return April 4th versus Houston. He's missed the last 15 games after undergoing groin surgery. SOURCE: Anthony Slater, The Oklahoman
Insight: Perkins (3.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg) can't score and his rebounding isn't what it used to be. His return shouldn't impact many fantasy owners.
Kevin Durant, FHot3/26/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: OKC forward Kevin Durant has scored 25+ points in 36 straight games.
Insight: Durant had 43 points Tuesday at Dallas and has averaged 35.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg and 6.3 apg during the 36-game streak.
Russell Westbrook, G3/25/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook will return to the lineup Tuesday after a one-game absence.
Insight: He sat out Monday because of a sprained knee. Luckily, the injury wasn't serious and Westbrook (21.2 ppg, 7.0 apg, 5.7 rpg) should see his usual amount of minutes tonight. Reggie Jackson (13.3 ppg, 4.1 apg, 3.9 rpg) will return to his role as sixth man.
Hasheem Thabeet, C3/25/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Thunder backup center Hasheem Thabeet is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Dallas.
Insight: Even with Kendrick Perkins sidelined, Thabeet sees very few minutes on the court and has no fantasy value at this time.
Russell Westbrook, G3/25/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook didn't suit up Monday, but expects to play Tuesday after his MRI results came back negative.
Insight: He sprained his knee Friday against the Raptors. His return will put a damper on Reggie Jackson, who put up a season-high 11 assists in Westbrook's absence.
Russell Westbrook, G3/24/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook won't be on the court Monday versus Denver. He sprained his knee Friday against the Raptors. SOURCE: The Oklahoman
Insight: The plan is for Westbrook to return Tuesday versus Dallas. Reggie Jackson (13.3 ppg, 4.0 apg, 3.9 rpg) will start in his place on Monday.
Russell Westbrook, G3/22/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: OKC guard Russell Westbrook underwent an MRI and clinical exam Saturday which determined that no issues of concern resulted from Westbrook's knee-to-knee contact with Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry Friday night. SOURCE: Anthony Slater, newsok.com
Insight: Westbrook was able to walk out of the arena without a brace on Friday and told The Oklahoman that he didn't expect to miss any time. It looks like Westbrook will play Monday against the Nuggets and the Thunder will continue to monitor his minutes and rest him in back-to-backs.
Russell Westbrook, G3/22/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: OKC guard Russell Westbrook has been diagnosed with a sprained right knee and is questionable for Monday's game against Denver.
Insight: With San Antonio pulling ahead in the Western Conference standings, the Thunder need Westbrook in the lineup if they want home court advantage throughout the playoffs. Reggie Jackson will be a must-start fantasy player if Westbrook is out.
Kevin Durant, F3/21/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: OKC forward Kevin Durant hit the game-winning three-pointer with one second left in double-overtime Friday in a thrilling win over the Raptors.
Insight: Durant scored 51 points on 15-for-32 shooting. He also collected 12 rebounds and seven assists. The seven three-pointers he knocked down were a season-high. Words cannot describe the kind of season Durant is having. The 25-year-old is playing like a Hall of Famer right now.
Russell Westbrook, G3/21/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: OKC guard Russell Westbrook has been diagnosed with a sprained right knee. SOURCE: Royce Young, CBS Sports
Insight: Obviously, his night is over. With San Antonio pulling ahead in the Western Conference standings, the Thunder need Westbrook in the lineup if they want home court advantage throughout the playoffs. Reggie Jackson will be a must-start fantasy player while Westbrook is out.
Russell Westbrook, G3/21/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook injured his right knee and had to be helped off the court Friday against the Raptors. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: The injury was the result of a collision with Toronto guard Kyle Lowry. Westbrook had 15 points before exiting. Reggie Jackson (13.1 ppg) and Derek Fisher (5.3 ppg) will split time at point guard while he's out.
Russell Westbrook, G3/21/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook wasn't available Thursday against Cleveland, but is expected to return for Friday's matchup with Toronto.
Insight: It was just a planned rest day for Westbrook. He'll be ready to go Friday against the Raptors. Reggie Jackson had 13 points, four rebounds and six assists as a starter on Thursday.
Kevin Durant, F3/20/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant was money Thursday in a win over Cleveland.
Insight: The Slim Reaper finished with 35 points on 12-of-21 shooting. And because that wasn't enough for Durant, he also handed out six assists while corralling 11 rebounds. He's now scored at least 30 in four of his last five games. The one game he didn't reach 30, he had 29 points. Simply put, Durant is unstoppable.
Russell Westbrook, G3/20/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook won't be available Thursday against Cleveland. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: It's just a rest day for Westbrook. He'll be ready to go Friday against the Raptors. Reggie Jackson (13.1 ppg, 4.0 apg, 3.8 rpg) is getting the start in his place.
Russell Westbrook, GHot3/19/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will either sit out Thursday or Friday, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: The Thunder are sitting Westbrook in back-to-back games to protect his knee. He also has been limited to 26.9 minutes per game since he returned from his latest surgery.
Russell Westbrook, GHot3/16/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will return to the lineup Monday after getting a night off Sunday against Dallas, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: The Mavs smoked the Westbrook-less Thunder Sunday. Westbrook had played 10 straight games after returning from knee surgery on Feb. 20 and averaged 27.4 minutes, 24.1 points, 8.4 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.5 threes over his last eight. However, before March 16-17 the Thunder hadn't had a back-to-back since Jan. 31-Feb. 1, which was before Westbrook returned to the lineup. OKC has two more back-to-back sets in March and three in April, so we may see Westbrook get a few more games off to rest.
Russell Westbrook, GHot3/16/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: The Thunder will give Russell Westbrook Sunday night off to rest.
Insight: Reggie Jackson will start against the Mavericks. Westbrook had played 10 straight games after returning from knee surgery on Feb. 20 and averaged 27.4 minutes, 24.1 points, 8.4 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.5 threes over his last eight.
Russell Westbrook, G3/15/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook is likely to sit out at least a few of the team's six remaining back-to-backs, according to head coach Scott Brooks. SOURCE: Anthony Slater, The Oklahoman
Insight: That's not what fantasy owners want to hear. Adding Reggie Jackson (currently available in 45.4 percent of ESPN leagues) could ease the pain.
Serge Ibaka, F3/12/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Thunder forward Serge Ibaka was all over the glass Tuesday in a win against the Rockets.
Insight: Ibaka finished with a game-high 16 rebounds while also shooting 6-of-14 from the field (12 points). He's been unstoppable since the All-Star break, averaging 16.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg and 2.7 bpg over his last nine contests. We're expecting another big game from him Thursday against the Lakers.
Kevin Durant, FHot3/11/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: OKC forward Kevin Durant was electric Tuesday in a win against Houston.
Insight: With 42 points on Tuesday, Durant has now gone over the 40-point barrier a whopping 11 times this season. It seems to change daily but for now, Durant is the frontrunner for MVP.
Kevin Durant, F3/9/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Kevin Durant's triple-double Sunday against the Lakers was his third of the season.
Insight: Durant's monster box score (27 points, ten rebounds, 12 assists) doesn't tell the whole story as he actually committed a few costly turnovers and missed several important free throws down the stretch. He'll hope to eliminate some of those mistakes Tuesday when the Thunder host Houston.
Serge Ibaka, F3/9/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka gave it his all Sunday in a four-point loss to the Lakers.
Insight: Ibaka exploded for 21 points, 15 rebounds and two blocked shots. He also had two steals, which ties a season-high. The 18 shots Ibaka attempted were his most since January 29th against Miami.
Russell Westbrook, G3/4/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook needed just 20 minutes to pick up his eighth career triple-double Tuesday against the 76ers.
Insight: According to Elias, that's the second-fastest triple-double in NBA history. Westbrook (13 points, 14 assists, ten rebounds) and the starters watched most of the second half from the bench as the Thunder rolled to an easy 125-92 victory. The Sixers have now lost 15 straight.
Kevin Durant, F3/4/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Kevin Durant dominated the Sixers for 42 points on 14-of-20 shooting Tuesday night in OKC.
Insight: Durant probably would have gone for 50 if he hadn't sat out the fourth quarter. Tuesday was KD's tenth 40-point game of the season. That's twice as many as Carmelo Anthony, who is second in the league with five 40-point games. Your move, LeBron.
Thabo Sefolosha, G3/4/2014 7:59:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha (calf) said Tuesday that he'll be on crutches for a couple of weeks, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: Sefolosha is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a calf strain. Caron Butler made his Thunder debut off the bench Tuesday but could soon enter the starting lineup. Reggie Jackson also will play starter's minutes going forward as he'll pick up extra time at shooting guard. Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb will get whatever minutes are left over from Sefolosha's absence.
Kevin Durant, F3/4/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant played through a left ankle injury on Sunday and still scored 28 points with six rebounds and five assists.
Insight: Oklahoma City is facing a Sixers squad that has lost 14 consecutive games and the Thunder can likely win the game without KD, so beware there is a chance they give him the night off. The last time Durant faced Philadelphia he posted a triple-double, so fantasy owners know they could miss out on a big total.
Caron Butler, G/F3/3/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: According to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman, Thunder guard Caron Butler will be available to play Tuesday and may even start at shooting guard.
Insight: Butler signed with the Thunder after clearing waivers Saturday but didn't play Sunday because of the weather. With Thabo Sefolosha out for 4-6 weeks with a calf strain, Butler is worth a look in deeper leagues. Reggie Jackson also will continue to play starter's minutes with Sefolosha out, while Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones will receive extra playing time as well.
Russell Westbrook, GHot3/2/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has made 25-of-41 (.610) from the field (10-of-17 3PT) while scoring 23.7 ppg his last three games.
Insight: Westbrook shot just 6-of-24 in the first two games back from his knee surgery but has returned to top form quickly. He scored 26 points (10-12 FG) with five assists, four threes, two rebounds and two steals Sunday against Charlotte.
Thabo Sefolosha, G3/2/2014 5:28:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha (calf) may miss 4-6 weeks with a strained calf, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: Sefolosha has averaged 26.9 minutes 6.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals through 54 games this season. Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb and Caron Butler will pick up his minutes.
Thabo Sefolosha, G3/1/2014 2:22:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha exited Friday's game with a left calf strain and already has been ruled out for Sunday's game.
Insight: Newly signed Caron Butler is an interesting fantasy target with Sefolosha missing time. Sefolosha has averaged 26.9 minutes 6.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals through 54 games this season. Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb also will see more playing time with Sefolosha out.
Reggie Jackson, G2/28/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson played 34 minutes and had 14 points, three assists, two rebounds, two steals and two threes Friday against the Grizzlies.
Insight: Jackson averaged 31.5 minutes per game in Russell Westbrook's first three games back in the starting lineup, but put up just 8.0 points on 30 percent shooting. Thabo Sefolosha's calf strain should lead to a few extra minutes for Jackson, though newly signed Caron Butler may cut into his playing time once Sefolosha comes back.
Thabo Sefolosha, G2/28/2014 9:05:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha exited Friday's game with a left calf strain and will not return, according to Royce Young of dailythunder.com.
Insight: All of a sudden, the newly signed Caron Butler is an interesting fantasy target, especially if Sefolosha has to miss time. Sefolosha has averaged 26.9 minutes 6.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals through 54 games this season. Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb also will see more playing time with Sefolosha out.
Thabo Sefolosha, G2/28/2014 8:49:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha exited Friday's game with an apparent foot injury.
Insight: Sefolosha has averaged 26.9 minutes 6.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals through 54 games this season, and the Thunder just acquired Caron Butler. Look for his fantasy value to fall even lower, especially with an injury.
Steven Adams, C2/28/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: Thunder rookie center Steven Adams (illness) will start Friday against Memphis, according to Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman.
Insight: Adams has done very little this season, even as a starter in place of the injured Kendrick Perkins. There's no need to own him at this time.
Caron Butler, G/F2/28/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Caron Butler agreed to terms with the Thunder and will sign with them when he clears waivers on Saturday.
Insight: Butler has missed six of the last eight games with a sprained ankle but should be able to return soon. He'll take minutes away from Jeremy Lamb and Thabo Sefolosha, but not enough to be a fantasy option.
Russell Westbrook, G2/26/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had easily his best game since returning from his knee injury Wednesday against the Cavaliers.
Insight: Westbrook shot just 6-of-24 in the first two games but made 8-of-17 from the field, 5-of-5 from the foul line and 3-of-6 from 3-point range for 24 points with nine assists and three rebounds Wednesday. However, the Thunder dropped to 0-3 since he returned, with all three losses coming at home.
Steven Adams, C2/25/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Thunder rookie center Steven Adams should continue to start with Kendrick Perkins sidelined for up to six weeks.
Insight: Adams has averaged 3.7 ppg and 3.3 rpg in three games as a starter which means he currently has zero interest for fantasy owners.
Kendrick Perkins, C2/25/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will need six weeks to recover after undergoing groin surgery. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoma
Insight: Perkins suffered the injury early in Thursday's loss to Miami. Rookie Steven Adams (3.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg) will take over at center, though it's doubtful he'll attract much fantasy interest.
Kevin Durant, FHot2/23/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant's 42 points and 10 assists were not enough to help Oklahoma City avoid a home loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Durant launched 30 shots and 12 free throws, giving him 52 field-goal attempts and 22 free-throw attempts in two games since Russell Westbrook returned to the lineup. We expect Durant's attempts to drop off a bit once Westbrook returns to form (he went 7-of-25 from the field in his first two games back).
Steven Adams, C2/22/2014 1:38:00 PM
Description: Thunder rookie center Steven Adams will start with Kendrick Perkins sidelined.
Insight: Adams has averaged 5.0 ppg and 2.0 rpg in two games as a starter which means he has zero interest for fantasy owners.
Kendrick Perkins, C2/21/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will miss a week's worth of games while he recovers from a strained groin. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: Perkins (3.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg) got hurt during Thursday's loss to Miami. In 54 contests this season, Perkins has scored double-digit points exactly one time. The 29-year-old has no business being owned in any fantasy leagues.
Kendrick Perkins, C2/20/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins strained his groin Thursday against Miami. SOURCE: Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Insight: He'll be out for the rest of the game. Perkins has been awful all season and tonight was no exception. He produced just one rebound in eight minutes of action. The Thunder seem content playing without a center for the time being.
Russell Westbrook, G2/20/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook made it through the morning shootaround without any setbacks and is ready to play Thursday against Miami. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: Westbrook's return will send Reggie Jackson to the bench (14.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.9 apg as a starter this season) and likely take shots and assists away from Kevin Durant. The three-time All-Star was averaging 21.3 ppg before his knee scope.
Reggie Jackson, G2/20/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson will likely be returning to his bench role begining Thursday as starter Russell Westbrook made it through the morning shootaround without any setbacks.
Insight: Jackson averaged 14.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.9 apg as a starter this season and 11.8 ppg off the bench.
Russell Westbrook, G2/20/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: All-Star guard Russell Westbrook (knee surgery) made it through the morning shootaround without incident.
Insight: Westbrook (knee) is still a game-time decision, but at least there were no setbacks. Westbrook's expected return will send Reggie Jackson to the bench (14.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.9 apg as a starter this season) and likely take shots and assists away from Kevin Durant.
Russell Westbrook, G2/19/2014 2:38:00 PM
Description: According to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman, the Thunder will make a decision on Russell Westbrook's status for Thursday's game in the morning.
Insight: Westbrook (knee) practiced Wednesday and coach Scott Brooks said he "looked good." Kevin Durant has averaged 35 points (22.4 FGA, 10.1 FTA) during Westbrook's absence, and Reggie Jackson has been good for 14.8 points, 5.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game during that span. Both players will take a hit with Westbrook back, a major one in Jackson's case.
Russell Westbrook, G2/16/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: According to Marc J. Spears of yahoo.com, the Oklahoma City Thunder are hopeful that Russell Westbrook will return for Thursday's game against Miami. The guard underwent his second knee scope since late October on Dec. 27 and missed the last 27 games.
Insight: Westbrook will be reevaluated on Tuesday to determine if he's ready to return. Kevin Durant has averaged 35 points (22.4 FGA, 10.1 FTA) during Westbrook's absence, and Reggie Jackson has been good for 14.8 points, 5.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game during that span. Both players will take a hit with Westbrook back, a major one in Jackson's case.
Kevin Durant, F2/13/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant was seen with an ice pack on his right hip during the last game with Portland, but there are no indications that it will keep him from doing what he does.
Insight: Durant put up 36 points and 10 rebounds against Portland, though he did have eight turnovers. Portland tried to get physical with Durant and other teams are doing the same thing. He's still playing at an MVP level, but he's been a bit beat up lately. The All-Star break will help.
Kevin Durant, F2/12/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant committed eight turnovers Tuesday against Portland but he made up for it by generating 36 points, ten rebounds and two assists.
Insight: As usual, Durant was at his best in the fourth quarter, delivering 12 of his 36 points in that period. Durant's 32 30-point games this season are almost as many as LeBron James and Kevin Love have combined (33).
Reggie Jackson, GHot2/9/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson has averaged 15.5 points, 5.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals his last 20 games.
Insight: Jackson had 19 points, six assists and three triples Sunday against the Knicks. His fantasy value will take a big hit when Russell Westbrook returns after the All-Star break. He has averaged 1.4 more points and 1.7 more assists as a starter than off the bench this season.
Kevin Durant, FHot2/9/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: OKC forward Kevin Durant torched the Knicks for 41 points and came within one assist of a triple-double Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Durant had 10 boards, nine assists, four threes, two blocks and a steal to go with his scoring explosion Sunday. The 25-year-old has averaged 34.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 2.7 triples, 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks in 24 games since Russell Westbrook last played. He's basically the perfect fantasy basketball asset.
Kevin Durant, F2/4/2014 8:36:00 AM
Description: After a two-game "slump" in which Kevin Durant only scored 26 points, "KD" jumped back over the 30-point level.
Insight: Durant is still doing it all and was just two assists and two rebounds short of a triple-double. Next victim - Minnesota (ranked 20th in points allowed) on Wednesday.
Serge Ibaka, FHot1/31/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka made all 12 of his field-goal attempts and scored 25 points with nine rebounds, one block and one steal Friday at Brooklyn.
Insight: Ibaka has scored 20+ points in four of the past five games and averaged 16.4 ppg in January.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/31/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Kevin Durant and the Thunder were so good Friday against the Nets that he didn't need to play at all in the fourth quarter. As a result, his streak of 30-point games came to an end.
Insight: Durant scored 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting in 30 minutes of action as OKC blew out Brooklyn by 25 points. Durant came up four points shy of extending his streak of 30-point games to 13.
Jeremy Lamb, SG1/29/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb drilled four threes and had 18 points, four assists and three rebounds in 35 minutes Wednesday against the Heat.
Insight: Lamb is only playing 22.3 minutes per game this season and has averaged 10.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 threes. That's not enough in most fantasy leagues.
Serge Ibaka, FHot1/29/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka scored 20+ points for the third time in his last three games Wednesday at Miami.
Insight: Ibaka had 22 points, eight rebounds and one block in the victory. He's averaging a career-high 14.7 points per game this season and 15.8 points per game in January.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/29/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant notched his 12th straight game with 30+ points Wednesday at Miami in a 17-point win.
Insight: Durant had 33 points, seven rebounds, five assists, four threes and two steals in another masterful performance.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/27/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: OKC forward Kevin Durant was incredible Monday in a comeback win over the Hawks.
Insight: Are you kidding me? Durant, who has scored at least 30 points in each of his last 11 games, is averaging just under 37 ppg for the month of January. Tonight he finished with 41, including the game-winning 12-footer with one second left in regulation. Durant had three defenders in his face when he hit the shot. Thirteen of his 41 came in the fourth quarter.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/25/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (shoulder) returned from a one-game absence and produced a triple-double as well as his 10th straight game with at least 30 points Saturday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Durant had 32 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one block against the Sixers. He has averaged 38.2 ppg his last 10 games.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/25/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (shoulder) is playing Saturday against the 76ers, according to Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman.
Insight: Durant (31.0 ppg) injured his shoulder during Wednesday night's win over San Antonio and didn't play Friday against Boston. He has scored at least 30 points in nine straight games and averaged 38.9 ppg in that span.
Kevin Durant, F1/24/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant will not be on the court Friday against the Celtics. SOURCE: Anthony Slater, The Oklahoman
Insight: Durant (31.0 ppg) injured his shoulder during Wednesday night's win over San Antonio. With Durant out, Perry Jones will fill in at small forward. Friday will be Durant's first absence of the season.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/24/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Kevin Durant will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against Boston due to a sore right shoulder.
Insight: Durant's recent hot streak has made him the favorite for MVP and he's already the No. 1 player in fantasy basketball. His 31.0 ppg average this season is a career-high and he also contributes with 7.7 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.5 spg and 2.1 threes. No one could replace him if he can't go.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/23/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: The Slim Reaper Kevin Durant led all Western Conference players in All-Star voting.
Insight: He's starting for the fourth year in a row. Durant's recent hot streak has made him the favorite for MVP. His 31.0 ppg average this season is a career-high. Durant has led the league in scoring three of the last four seasons.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/22/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Though it wasn't always pretty, OKC small forward Kevin Durant extended his streak of 30-point games to nine in a row Wednesday in a win over San Antonio.
Insight: Durant's line included 36 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Unfortunately, the performance was marred by turnovers as Durant gave the ball up 11 times in the victory. He also suffered a nasty fall and may have aggravated his wrist injury. We'll see how he's feeling Friday night against Boston.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/21/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant continues his torrid pace with 46 points, five rebounds and four assists in a win over Portland Tuesday night.
Insight: It's his eighth consecutive game with at least 30 points including a 54-point outburst against Golden State. Simply unstoppable.
Reggie Jackson, GHot1/19/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: OKC point guard Reggie Jackson has averaged 31.5 minutes, 15.1 points, 4.2 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 11 games this month.
Insight: Jackson had 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and two threes over 34 minutes in Sunday's game against the Kings. He'll continue to start until Russell Westbrook returns.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/19/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant has averaged 36.3 points, 23 field-goal attempts and 12.4 free-throw attempts per game in 12 games since Russell Westbrook last played.
Insight: That includes a career-high 54 points Friday against the Warriors and at least 30 points in each of the last six games. Durant averaged 28.1 points, 18.3 shots and 9.4 free throws in his first 28 games of the season.
Kevin Durant, F1/15/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant re-injured his wrist Tuesday in a loss to Memphis.
Insight: Luckily for fantasy owners, Durant never had to leave the game. We doubt he'll miss Thursday's game against Houston.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/14/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: OKC small forward Kevin Durant was a scoring machine Tuesday in a loss to Memphis.
Insight: Durant has scored 30 or more in each of his last four games. He leads the NBA in scoring this season and it's not even that close. His 29.8 ppg average should rise while Russell Westbrook (knee surgery) is out of the lineup.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/14/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant (wrist) will play Tuesday against Memphis, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: Durant suffered a wrist injury Saturday on a hard fall that occured when he tried to block a shot and was up-ended by teammate Reggie Jackson.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/13/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant left the arena with his left wrist in a brace on Saturday. He didn't practice Monday and is now considered questionable for Tuesday's tilt with Memphis.
Insight: Durant suffered the injury on a hard fall that occured when he tried to block a shot and was up-ended by teammate Reggie Jackson. There is no one on the OKC bench who can put up anything close to KD numbers if he is sidelined.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/12/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant left the arena with his left wrist in a brace after a hard fall during Saturday's game, according to newsok.com. However, it is considered precautionary.
Insight: Durant suffered the injury on a hard fall that occured when he tried to block a shot and was up-ended by teammate Reggie Jackson. He had his wrist taped and ended up making seven of his last nine shots. The superstar should be fine to play Tuesday.
Serge Ibaka, F1/7/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka has come down with the flu. He won't be able to play Tuesday against Utah. SOURCE: Jonathan Rinehart, Jazz PR
Insight: It will be the first time Ibaka has sat out all season. He's been a three-category stud for the Thunder this year, generating new career-highs in points (14.1 ppg), rebounds (8.7 rpg) and free throw percentage (76 percent). He's fourth in the league in blocked shots at 2.26 blocks per game.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/7/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Thunder forward Kevin Durant scored 48 points for the second time in the last three games Tuesday at Utah.
Insight: Durant made just 3-of-13 from 3-point range so it could have been an even bigger night. In seven games since Russell Westbrook underwent another knee surgery, Durant has averaged 23.3 field-goal attempts, 10.6 free-throw attempts and 35 points per game. He averaged 18.3 field-goal attempts, 9.4 free-throw attempts and 28.1 points before Westbrook went down.
Reggie Jackson, G1/5/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: OKC point guard Reggie Jackson tallied a career-high 27 points Sunday in a win over Boston.
Insight: Jackson was 9-of-12 from the field including 3-of-3 from three-point range. He's no Russell Westbrook but Jackson is usually good for double-digit points and a handful of assists.
Kevin Durant, FHot1/4/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: OKC forward Kevin Durant went off for 48 points in Saturday's win over Minnesota.
Insight: That's the most points any player has scored in a game this season. The seven-year vet is running away with the scoring title. Durant's 29.2 ppg average is nearly three points higher than Kevin Love's (second in the league at 26.4 ppg).
Kevin Durant, F12/27/2013 9:53:00 PM
Description: To the surprise of no one, Thunder small forward Kevin Durant was the best player on the court Friday night in Charlotte.
Insight: The NBA's leading scorer was at it again on Friday with 34 points in 40 minutes of action. He added 12 rebounds and six assists for good measure. With Russell Westbrook out indefinitely, Durant is going to have to shoulder even more of the load on offense. Obviously this is good news for his fantasy owners.
Russell Westbrook, G12/27/2013 3:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook underwent a scope on his knee to address recent swelling and won't return until after the All-Star break, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Insight: It was Westbrook's third knee surgery since tearing his right meniscus during the playoffs last season. Reggie Jackson is averaging 14.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 threes over his last 14 games and should be added in all leagues.
Russell Westbrook, GHot12/25/2013 5:20:00 PM
Description: Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook didn't shoot well, but fantasy owners won't complain as he posted a triple double.
Insight: Westbrook cruised to 14 points, 10 assists and 13 rebounds in 29 minutes. He's a boxscore filler.
Kevin Durant, F12/25/2013 5:15:00 PM
Description: Just another game for Oklahoma City small forward Kevin Durant as he poured in 29 points with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals against New York on Christmas Day.
Insight: Durant will again battle with LeBron James for fantasy's best player.
Reggie Jackson, GHot12/21/2013 10:51:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson has averaged 15 ppg over his last 14 games.
Insight: Jackson had 21 points, four assists, three rebounds, one steal and two threes Saturday against the Spurs and has scored in double figures in 11 of 12 games this month.