The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without four players for the team’s game against the Phoenix Suns on Aug. 10.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (right calf contusion), Steven Adams (lower left leg contusion), Danilo Gallinari (left ankle, injury maintenance) and Nerlens Noel (right ankle soreness) are all listed as out on the NBA injury report.
It’s clear that the Thunder want to get guys rested up and fully healthy for the playoffs.
Chris Paul isn’t out, but he will likely have a minutes restriction for the game.
With the four players out, players like Luguentz Dort, Darius Bazley, Mike Muscala, Hamidou Diallo and Abdel Nader will likely see a lot of minutes.
Dennis Schroder also remains out, as he left the Orlando “bubble” to be with his wife, as she gives birth to their second child.
With the Thunder missing all of these players, the Suns have a good chance to get another win to move to 6-0 in the “bubble” and move closer to the ninth spot in the Western Conference.