Oklahoma City Thunder
- Chesapeake Energy Arena
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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.
Oklahoma City Thunder small/power forward Paul George carried the offensive load during Sundays Game 4 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, accruing 32 points on 8-for-21 shooting, adding 10 rebounds and six assists to his impressive stat line. Still battling a shoulder injury, Georges offensive production was boosted by his ability to get to the free-throw line, where he finished 12-for-14. Like teammate Russell Westbrook, George has scuffled from the field versus Portland, shooting 37 percent through the first four games. Dont expect Georges aggressiveness to subside anytime soon, with the Thunder needing all that he can deliver ahead of a must-win Game 5 on Tuesday.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook shot just 5-for-21 from the floor during Sundays Game 4 defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers. Westbrook finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, the first time that he failed to record a double-double in a playoff game since Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors in 2016. He has averaged 20 shot attempts per game through the first four contests against Portland, but has shot just 36.3 percent from the floor. If the Thunder are to win three consecutive outings versus the Blazers, Westbrook will need to be a catalyst, which should bode well for his fantasy production.