Darius Bazley Stats
- Height / Weight
- 80 / 208 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/12/2000 (21)
Darius Bazley Last 10 Games
Darius Bazley News
The Oklahoma City Thunder have ruled out forward Darius Bazley (knee) for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. The third-year pro has a non-displaced tibial plateau fracture in his right knee, so it's not surprising to hear that the team will opt to shut him down. Bazley started in 53 of the 69 games he played in this year. He logged 27.9 minutes per contest while averaging 10.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.0 blocks per game. Bazley's absence should lead to more minutes for Isaiah Roby, Aleksej Pokusevski and Lindy Waters III. While Poku and Roby should be rostered in a good amount of leagues at this point, Waters is someone worth monitoring if you need to get creative on the waiver wire down the stretch.
Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Darius Bazley (knee) has been deemed doubtful to take the floor for Monday's game vs. Portland due to a sprained right knee. The ailment forced Bazley from Saturday's outing after just 14 minutes, funneling more minutes in the direction of Aleksej Pokusevski and Lindy Waters III. It's unclear how the Thunder will reshuffle their starting five without Bazley, but with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) still sidelined, any and all OKC starters stand to see sizable DFS appeal. Bazley has found his offense rhythm during March, averaging 15.3 points on 50.3% shooting overall across 13 outings. His next chance to return to action comes Wednesday against the Hawks.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley (illness) will suit up for Monday's game against the Boston Celtics. Bazley is battling an illness, but will look to top his 18-point performance from Sunday. Aleksej Pokusevski won't have as big of a role with Bazley active in this game. Bazley has been a strong fantasy option lately for the shorthanded Thunder. That should remain the case for Monday's game, assuming he can play through the illness.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley won't be available on Sunday against New Orleans. He's the only Thunder play in the league's COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Aleksej Pokusevski and Kenrich Williams are set to get extra minutes, with the latter a better option for fantasy managers. Pokusevski is a highly regarded talent, but his sophomore campaign has been pretty rough. Williams' recent efforts have been underwhelming, to say the least, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to perform any miracles either.