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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander returns to lineup Monday vs. Pistons

OKC guard has cleared concussion protocol and will be back in the lineup with no minutes limit.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives around Kevin Porter Jr. #3 of the Houston Rockets during the second half at Toyota Center on November 29, 2021 in Houston, Texas.  Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Update, Dec. 6 — Gilgeous-Alexander has cleared concussion protocol and will return to the lineup Monday vs. the Pistons.

Update, Dec. 5 — SGA is being listed as out for the second straight game Monday vs. the Detroit Pistons. Gilgeous-Alexander missed Thursday night’s historic loss to the Grizzlies. OKC lost 152-79, the biggest margin of victory in NBA history. Ty Jerome and Tre Mann should continue to see plenty of minutes, but the Thunder are incredibly volatile right now.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been placed into concussion protocol on Thursday night and will not play against the Memphis Grizzlies. Gilgeous-Alexander sustained the concussion late in Wednesday’s loss to the Houston Rockets on two fouls in the fourth quarter. SGA had 39 points in the loss and played 38 minutes.

With SGA out against the Grizzlies, the Thunder will have a ton of value options on DraftKings. The two most notable will be James Robinson-Earl ($4,400) and Tre Mann ($3,600). Isaiah Roby ($3,500) is also a decent option. The ownership on Mann and Robinson-Earl will likely be high, so pivoting to a few other OKC plays may be a decent way to get off the chalk in GPPs.

OKC was 9-point underdogs on the road against the Grizzlies on Thursday. That line may get higher with the Thunder’s best player sidelined now. The line has since moved to 11.5 points and it would probably be wise to jump on that spread. Even without Ja Morant, the Grizzlies should be able to take care of OKC by a wide margin.