Thunder’s Lu Dort unlikely to play in Game 1 vs Rockets

Mar 4, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Luguentz Dort (5) shoots in the first half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Lu Dort is unlikely to be available in Game 1 of the series against the Houston Rockets, as the Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said on today’s media session.

Dort suffered a knee injury in the seeding game against the Miami Heat. The rookie became a starter during the 2019-2020, despite being on a two-way contract for most of the season.

The young “wing” averages 6.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 36 games this season being a great defensive asset for OKC.

With Dort out, Terance Ferguson and Andre Roberson are expected to receive minutes in the “wings”, until Dort becomes available again.