Thunder recall rookie Aleksej Pokusevski from G League


The Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder introduced on Friday that they recalled rookie ahead Aleksej Pokusevski from the G League.

Pokusevski was on the OKC Blue within the G League bubble, the place he performed in 13 video games and averaged 25.2 minutes per contest. He averaged 7.9 factors, 7.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.1 blocks per sport.

The Thunder despatched him down as a result of they needed to get him extra minutes with the ball in his palms on the courtroom. This gave the franchise an opportunity to work on his growth away from the NBA video games, the place he had largely struggled, capturing 24.7% from the sphere and 17.9% from 3.

He was a bit higher within the G League, capturing 31.2% from the sphere and 27% from 3. His scoring and rebounding numbers improved, and he recorded two double-doubles.

Pokusevski will look to convey that progress to the NBA, and the Thunder will look to search out constant enjoying time for him. Isaiah Roby has performed very nicely in his stead, and minutes from gamers like Kenrich Williams and Justin Jackson have additionally been good.

The Blue have an 8-6 file heading into the ultimate common season sport of the G League bubble. They may shut it out in opposition to the Santa Cruz Warriors on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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