Paul George hit 7-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 20 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steals in 34 minutes on Monday after missing a couple games with a calf injury.
Advice: George looked pretty good, although the same can't be said for the Thunder, who have lost to the Hornets and Nets in the last four days. His calf injury appears to be behind him and owners should plan on starting him again until further notice.
Paul George (calf) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Hornets.
Advice: He'll be returning from a two-game absence, and there's been no word on any sort of minutes limit, so go ahead and get him active. With PG-13 back in action, there won't be as much opportunity on offense for Carmelo Anthony and Alex Abrines.
Updating a previous report, Paul George (calf) is going through some drills at Monday's morning shootaround.
Advice: The previous report was that George wasn't at the shootaround, but that's no longer the case (maybe he was late due to treatment). He's still considered questionable to play on Monday vs. the Hornets and is probably going to be a game-time call. As previously noted, Alex Abrines will be a streaming option if George sits after scoring 20 points with six 3-pointers in his last game.
George (calf) returned from a two-game absence Monday and scored 20 points, going 7 of 14 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Charlotte Hornets 116-103. George grabbed five rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 33:56 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. George went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
Advice: This should ease any concerns owners may have had over the four-time All-Star's injury being a lingering issue. George has now hit the 20-point mark in four of his last five games, though the NBA's steals leader has just four during that same stretch.
Paul George (calf) said he had a good day of rehab on Sunday and he expects to play Monday vs. the Hornets.
Advice: George missed Saturday's game with the minor calf issue, but it would be surprising to see this thing turn into a multi-game absence. We should get another update following Monday morning's shootaround, but if he is able to get back out there, Alex Abrines' value will take a massive hit with the move back to the second unit.
Paul George (calf) is officially listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Charlotte.
Advice: For what it's worth, George did say that he expects to play after a productive day of rehab on Sunday. A player's optimism is never the final word, of course, OKC could play it safe here, but we'll know more after shootaround.
Coach Billy Donovan said both Paul George (right calf contusion) and Jerami Grant (left hip contusion) will be game-time decisions for Saturday's matchup vs. Memphis.
Advice: OKC does not play until 9 pm EST, so, unfortunately, we likely won't have a final determination on Geroge's status until after roster lock in most DFS formats Saturday evening. George was unable to play Thursday, which resulted in Alex Abrines, Kyle Singler and Terrance Ferguson receiving additional playing time. Those three would likely divvy up PG-13's minutes on Saturday as well if he is ruled out.
Paul George (calf) will not play on Saturday against the Grizzlies.
Advice: He was a game-time call and the Thunder will just keep him out for his second straight game. The team has to be hopeful Carmelo Anthony can get it going today while Russell Westbrook should look a lot like the 2016-17 version of himself. Jerami Grant is a decent bet to start while Alex Abrines, Terrance Ferguson and Kyle Singler could get run.
Paul George (right calf contusion) and Jerami Grant (left hip contusion) are listed as questionable for Saturday against the Grizzlies.
Advice: After missing a game, it's pretty standard for teams to say guys are questionable the day before a game, so this doesn't really change anything. George had ice on his calf on Tuesday and it's possible he needs another game off. Alex Abrines, Kyle Singler and Terrance Ferguson may have to step up again, and of course the Thunder would like for Carmelo Anthony to step up more.
Paul George (right calf contusion) will not play on Thursday vs. the Nets.
Advice: Royce Young of ESPN said George had his right calf wrapped in ice after the Jazz game on Tuesday, but that's all we know at this point. This doesn't sound like a serious injury, and the Thunder probably feel like they can handle the Nets without him. With Jerami Grant (hip contusion) also out, Patrick Patterson and Alex Abrines could both be looking at more minutes, while Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony will see a bump in usage.