News: McGary (leg) is dealing with inflammation in his left tibia and will be sidelined 2-to-3 weeks, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.
Impact: It's another tough break for the rookie, who missed the first month of the season due to a fractured foot. He made his NBA debut in Sunday's contest, after which the soreness arose and kept him from playing Tuesday. McGary will now be shut down until shortly after the new year, and the Oklahoma City training staff will restrict his on-court work.
News: Lamb (foot) returned to action Tuesday after a one-game absence, putting up six points (3-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt) and three rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.
Impact: Over the Thunder's last five games, Lamb has averaged 5.8 points in 17 minutes per game. As long as Kevin Durant and several other players are healthy, Lamb is unlikely to have anything more than deep league value.
News: Durant went beyond his minutes limit in Tuesday's game, playing a season-high 36 minutes and putting up 26 points (12-25 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 35 minutes.
Impact: Durant had been help to a strict 30-minute limit in his first in his first seven games back from injury, but if this was his breaking point for the minutes limit, it will open the door for Durant to reclaim all of the value he had in the past, once again challenging to be the best player in fantasy basketball.