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Aleksej Pokusevski Injury Update: Out Wednesday vs Raptors

Elisha Twerski
Oklahoma City Thunder v Brooklyn Nets
Oklahoma City Thunder v Brooklyn Nets / Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The Oklahoma City Thunder are officially playing for the future at this point of the season. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Lu Dort have already been ruled out against the Toronto Raptors tonight with various injuries, and Al Horford is not expected to suit up for the team again this season.

Now, Aleksej Pokusevski has been ruled out due to health and safety protocols. He’s carried a large workload for the Thunder recently, starting each of the last 10 games and averaging 31.5 minutes per outing.

With Pokusevski now out of the lineup, Svi Mykhailiuk and Kenrich Williams should see a boost in playing time. Mykhailiuk has averaged 0.82 FanDuel points per minute over the past month, so a few additional minutes makes him an intriguing fantasy target.

Ty Jerome would also be a candidate for an uptick in minutes, but he’s currently questionable with an ankle injury. Moses Brown and Isaiah Roby should continue to handle most of the playing time in the frontcourt. Both players have recently put together some excellent performances.

The Thunder are currently listed as 7.5-point home underdogs against the Raptors on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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