Aleksej Pokusevski Stats
- Height / Weight
- 84 / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/26/2001 (22)
Aleksej Pokusevski Last 10 Games
Aleksej Pokusevski News
Oklahoma City Thunder center Aleksej Pokusevski is reportedly getting waived on Friday, according to Shams Charania. After being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft, he was promptly traded to the Thunder, where he spent his first three seasons. During his time in Oklahoma City, Pokusevski averaged 7.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.6 turnovers per game while shooting just 38.7% from the floor. The 22-year-old only appeared in 10 games for the Thunder this season and fell out of the lineup once Chet Holmgren stepped into the starting lineup. Pokusevski could latch on with a rebuilding team and get some more opportunities to develop.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward/center Aleksej Pokusevski (ankle) has been removed from the injury report, which signals that he's available for Wednesday's season opener against Chicago. The 21-year-old was considered a major doubt for the start of the season after he sprained his right ankle last month during a workout, but he recovered quicker than expected and is ready to roll. Pokusevski missed most of last season with a fractured tibia and must be eager to make up for lost time. He should get a decent role in the rotation straight away, with Kenrich Williams (back) and Jaylin Williams (hamstring) missing for OKC.
Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault said on Wednesday that forward/center Aleksej Pokusevski's (ankle) rehab is "accelerating better than we thought." It implies Pokusevski is advancing faster than anticipated from a right-ankle sprain he suffered during a September workout, which was originally expected to keep him out for six weeks. The 21-year-old had a tough-luck summer to say the least, after Poku had to miss the FIBA World Cup with a small humerus fracture in his right arm. The 2020 first-rounder has been a tantalizing prospect for a few years now, but the shine has significantly worn off with Chet Holmgren now back in the fold. Poku at least has a chance to carve out a bench role with Jaylin Williams (hamstring) out for a few weeks, but he still may not be ready in time for the Oct. 25 opener.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Aleksej Pokusevski (ankle) will be re-evaluated in six weeks after suffering an injury during a workout on Tuesday. This is a tough break for the 21-year-old after he missed the FIBA World Cup due to an arm injury. It seems unlikely that Pokusevski will be contributing by the beginning of the season. The former first round pick has only played in more than 45 games in a single season once through his first three years in the league. This season could go a long way to determining his role in OKC going forward. Pokusevski does have fantasy value, assuming he's able to carve out a significant role in the rotation.