|Date of Birth||5/2/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'9", 220 lbs|
|Drafted||2010 - Rd 1|
George generated 27 points (9-23 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 5-8 FT), five assists, two rebounds and four steals across 37 minutes in the Thunder's 108-100 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.
As expected, George took on substantial usage in the wake of Russell Westbrook's (knee) absence. The All-Star forward paced the Thunder in scoring while also recording a game-high number of steals. With Westbrook potentially out several more games while going through the final stages of recovery, George projects for heavy minutes and corresponding production akin to Tuesday's in the early stages of the campaign.
George registered a game-high 26 points (8-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT) to go with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 19 minutes Tuesday in the Thunder's 119-115 preseason victory over the Bucks in overtime.
George only played the first half of the contest, but that didn't stop him from wrapping up the preseason on a high note. Despite playing no more than 26 minutes in any of his three exhibition outings, George attempted at least 13 shots in each contest. His usage rate will likely continue to run higher than normal until Russell Westbrook (knee) is cleared to play. Westbrook didn't play at all during the preseason slate and is far from certain to suit up in the regular-season opener Oct. 16 against the Warriors.
George collected 23 points, (7-18 FG, 2-6 3PT, 7-9 FT), five rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes of action in a 113-101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.
After missing Wednesday's game due to a personal matter, George returned here in sparkling fashion. The five rebounds and four assists are the most encouraging aspect of this line, as George continues his monster usage in the absence of Russell Westbrook (knee). Whether Westbrook plays or not in the opener in 10 days time, George remains an easy top-15 pick in fantasy drafts.
George (personal) rejoined the Thunder on Thursday and will play in Friday's preseason matchup against the Timberwolves, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.
George missed Wednesday's preseason opener due to a personal matter, but has rejoined the team a day later and doesn't appear likely to miss any more time. Head coach Billy Donovan confirmed George will take the court for Friday's exhibition versus the Timberwolves and he should immediately slot into the starting five. In the corresponding move, look for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to head back to a bench role.
George will miss Wednesday's preseason opener against the Pistons due to a personal matter, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
The specifics surrounding the situation haven't been released, but George shouldn't be away from the team for an extended period of time. The five-time All-Star previously indicated that he's feeling healthy heading into the season after procedures on both his arm and knee this offseason, so George should be full systems go by the time the regular-season approaches. The next opportunity for George to make his preseason debut comes Friday against the Timberwolves.