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Darius Bazley is excited for his first full offseason, one he needs to take advantage of

The Oklahoma City Thunder are heading toward a very important offseason headlined by the 2022 NBA Draft in which they control four picks within the top 34 selections. With Sam Presti’s public stance that he is comfortable using all four picks, that would lead to the OKC Thunder making some tough decisions in creating four roster spots. Darius Bazley enters the last year of his rookie contract at an interesting time.
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Oklahoma City Thunder have a big decision to make on Darius Bazley

The Oklahoma City Thunder need to figure out the Darius Bazley situation this offseason. This was an up and down season for Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley, the third-year player and former New Balance intern had his most productive season to date and had a particularly strong March before suffering a season-ending non-displaced tibial fracture in his right knee.
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Darius Bazley, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out for season

The Oklahoma City Thunder have eight games left in their season, seven after beating Portland on Monday Night, and they have been hit hard by the injury bug during the 2021-22 NBA Season. The OKC Thunder have already shut down many key players for the rest of the season like Lu Dort, Josh Giddey, Mike Muscala, and Ty Jerome. There is also no return in sight for Kenrich Williams or Derrick Favors. On Monday before tip-off against Portland, the Thunder ruled out Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Darius Bazley for the rest of the 2021-22 NBA Season.
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Thunder forward Darius Bazley out for season with knee injury

Thunder forward Darius Bazley has sustained a non-displaced tibial plateau fracture in his right knee and will miss the team’s remaining eight games, the team’s PR department tweets. Bazley has appeared in 69 games this season, averaging 10.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 1.4 APG and 1.0 BPG in 27.9...
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Darius Bazley won't return in 2021-22

Joe Mussatto: From the Thunder: Darius Bazley has sustained a non-displaced tibial plateau fracture in his right knee. He will miss the remaining eight games of the 2021-22 season. Source: Twitter @joe_mussatto. What’s the buzz on Twitter?. Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto. The Thunder’s opening night lineup Oct. 20 in Utah:...
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Thunder's Darius Bazley: Done for season with knee issue

Bazley sustained a non-displaced tibial plateau fracture in his right knee and will miss the remaining eight games of the 2021-22 campaign, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports. Bazley suffered the injury during Saturday's loss to the Nuggets and underwent an MRI the next day. The third-year forward finishes the season with averages of 10.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 bocks in 27.9 minutes per game. In his absence, Aleksej Pokusevski and Aaron Wiggins are both candidates for increased roles.
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Thunder's Darius Bazley: Unlikely to play Monday

Bazley (knee) is doubtful for Monday's contest against Portland, Steve McGehee of News 9 Oklahoma City reports. Bazley left Saturday's contest against the Nuggets in the second quarter and didn't return due to a left knee sprain, and he's now scheduled to undergo an MRI, per Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman. In his likely absence, Aleksej Pokusevski and Aaron Wiggins are both candidates for increased roles.
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Thunder's Darius Bazley: Exits with injury

Bazley left Saturday's game with a sprained right knee and will not return, Steve McGehee of News 9 Oklahoma City reports. Bazley started Saturday's game, but he left it in the second quarter and will not see any further action.
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Thunder's Darius Bazley: Cleared to play

Bazley (illness) will play Monday night against the Celtics, Justin Martinez of The Oklahoman reports. According to Martinez, Bazley was tested earlier in the day for flu-like symptoms, but the results came back negative and he has since been given the green light. He's averaging 19.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists over his last seven contests.
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Thunder's Darius Bazley: Notches double-double in loss

Bazley closed Monday's 132-123 loss to Boston with 22 points (8-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 36 minutes. Bazley was questionable heading into the contest due to a non-COVID illness, but he was able to play against the Celtics and finished as OKC's leading rebounder. The third-year forward added an efficient 22 points to register his second double-double of March. Though he is shooting just 42.5 percent on the season, Bazley has been much better this month, posting a 52.7 percent field-goal rate over 11 contests.
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Thunder's Darius Bazley: Questionable for Monday

Bazley is questionable for Monday's game against the Celtics due to flu-like symptoms, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports. Bazley was originally absent from Monday's injury report, but the flu-like symptoms now have his availability up in the air. The Thunder could be significantly shorthanded in the frontcourt if Bazley can't play since Olivier Sarr (illness) was already ruled out.
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Fantasy basketball: Darius Bazley among low-rostered players worth adding

The fantasy basketball playoffs are here and, as always, there are unexpected players getting their time to shine. Young players on rebuilding teams are getting to run without the training wheels, but we also need to keep an eye on injury substitutions and, in one case this week, a good young player returning from a long injury layoff.
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Thunder's Darius Bazley: Flirts with double-double in loss

Bazley accumulated 25 points (9-16 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 122-120 loss to the Spurs. Bazley ended the night scoring at least 25 points for the third straight game, the first time he has achieved such a feat this season. He has also now shot at least 55 percent from the field in four consecutive contests, an element of his game that is typically a negative. Unlike many of his teammates, Bazley does have a consistent role, making him one of the more trustworthy Thunder players when it comes to fantasy value.
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