Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder swingman Paul George has missed the staff’s final three video games, however might be again within the combine tonight in opposition to the Minnesota Timberwolves (eight ET, NBA League Cross).
Thunder coach Billy Donovan instructed reporters that George, who has been hampered by a sore proper shoulder, might be re-evaluated nearer to tipoff tonight and will go well with up. The Thunder went 1-2 with out George, needing a frantic rally on Sunday to topple the Memphis Grizzlies, 99-95.
Per Erik Horne of The Oklahoman, George walked out of Tuesday’s shootaround at Goal Heart together with his proper shoulder wrapped in ice.
“He did a bit bit greater than he did yesterday and the day earlier than,” Donovan mentioned, per The Oklahoman. “Any time he does something bodily (we) take a while to see how he responds.”
George is averaging 28.6 factors (No. 2 within the NBA), eight.1 rebounds, four.three assists and a pair of.three steals per sport this season. He final performed on Feb. 26, scoring 25 factors on 7-for-24 capturing in a 121-112 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Donovan mentioned Tuesday that he and OKC’s teaching workers are working to higher diversify the staff’s offense when George is sidelined. On Sunday, the Thunder went with Markieff Morris taking part in middle at occasions to higher area the ground in opposition to the Grizzlies.
“It’s not all on them,” Donovan mentioned, per The Oklahoman. “I’ve obtained to do a greater job, or I’ve obtained to assist them as a result of there’s been plenty of issues which have occurred inside our staff whether or not it’s foul hassle, accidents or guys rotating to completely different spots, in doing that guys are considering ‘The place do I’m going?’ Spacing typically has been an issue and guys not understanding the place to do as a result of spots have modified.”