Oklahoma City Thunder
- Chesapeake Energy Arena
|0||C||7' 0"||241||06/14/1997 (22)||1|
|3||C||6' 11"||220||04/10/1994 (25)||4|
|12||C||7' 0"||265||07/20/1993 (26)||5|
|15||PF||6' 10"||238||12/24/1991 (27)||3|
|31||PF||6' 11"||240||07/01/1991 (28)||5|
|4||PF||6' 6"||210||12/23/1992 (26)||1|
|25||PG||6' 3"||185||01/26/1992 (27)||0|
|3||PG||6' 0"||175||05/06/1985 (34)||13|
|17||PG||6' 1"||172||09/15/1993 (26)||5|
|30||PG||6' 5"||245||01/31/1994 (25)||0|
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|2||PG||6' 1"||205||06/26/1984 (35)||13|
|11||SF||6' 6"||225||09/25/1993 (26)||1|
|8||SF||6' 10"||225||08/08/1988 (31)||9|
|21||SG||6' 7"||210||12/04/1991 (27)||5|
|4||SG||6' 5"||215||07/07/1995 (24)||0|
|6||SG||6' 5"||198||07/31/1998 (21)||0|
|26||SG||6' 3"||190||01/29/1992 (27)||3|
|2||SG||6' 6"||181||07/12/1998 (21)||0|
|23||SG||6' 7"||190||05/17/1998 (21)||1|
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (rest) won't play in Wednesday's preseason game against the Memphis Grizzlies. This is just a regular rest day for the veteran point guard. It's unclear how the Thunder plan on working Paul into their gameplan, so fantasy owners should draft him with caution. There is a good chance that Paul does sit out games this season until the Thunder can find a trade partner.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard/forward Andre Roberson (knee) is expected to suit up for Sunday's scrimmage. Roberson has been sidelined since January of 2018, so head coach Billy Donovan is going to limit him. Roberson is back to training camp and doing basketball activities. The Thunder aren't going to rush him back, so there will likely be limits on him. This team is more focused on the future, so trading Roberson is not out of the question. He doesn't offer much upside in terms of scoring the basketball. Roberson can be ignored in most fantasy formats besides deep leagues.
The Houston Rockets have traded point guard Chris Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Russell Westbrook. It's hard to know what to make of the deal for Paul, because so much remains up in the air. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Thunder are still looking to move Paul after the deal, so there's a very good chance he never plays a game in a Thunder uniform. If he does, he'll likely see a larger usage rate than he has in previous seasons and receive a boost in his statistical output, but the looming threat of another trade leads us to grade this move as an incomplete.
Center Nerlens Noel will be sticking with the Oklahoma City Thunder afterall, per Adrian Wojnarowski. After it was reported that Noel was putting his return to OKC on hold, the 25-year-old has now committed to returning for at least a second season. Noel appeared in 77 games last year, the most in his five-year career, while logging 13.7 minutes per game, which marked the fewest of his tenure in the league. He boasts little by way of fantasy value despite his 1.2 blocks per game average in 2018-19, aside from when starter Steven Adams is out of the mix.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Markieff Morris said that he is likely leaving OKC if his role doesn't expand next season. He signed with the Thunder midseason but averaged just 6.5 points in just 16.1 minutes per game. Morris is a player that could possibly start on some teams, so he could very well leave OKC this summer. His fantasy value will go up if he lands a bigger role elsewhere.