|Rights: okc||Last Sal.: $.53M|
|Agent: SuperAgent||Exp: 0-6 years|
|FA Tier: 1||Age: 25|
|FBPPG:||Inj: No Injury|
|Desired Salary: Between $.99M and $30.85M|
|Contract Status: TO - Team Option|
|Game ET||Latest Player News...|
|Feb 8 12:33 ET -|
|Mamadi Diakite: Big game in win over Portland|
Diakite logged 12 points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks across 30 minutes during Friday's 96-93 win over the Trail Blazers.
The Scoop: This was easily the best game of Diakite's brief NBA career, which began with the Bucks last season before he was picked up by the Thunder in mid-January. Diakite is still on a 10-day deal -- his third with OKC -- so he may not have much security, but if the Thunder opt to sign him for the remainder of the season, he could emerge as an out-of-nowhere fantasy option on a team with its sights set on another high lottery pick. Oklahoma City doesn't have a ton of appealing options at center, and that's especially true with Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) set to miss at least the next six weeks.
Feb 5 5:38 ET
|Mamadi Diakite: Grabs 10 boards in spot start|
Diakite contributed two points (1-5 FG), 10 rebounds, one block and one steal across 18 minutes during Wednesday's 120-114 overtime victory over Dallas.
The Scoop: Diakite was a surprise starter Wednesday, grabbing a career-high 10 rebounds in the process. Although the Thunder are clearly looking to develop their young players, Diakite does not appear to have a secure long-term role, at least from a fantasy perspective. He is a name to watch in deeper formats, but for those in standard leagues, there is no reason to make any speculative moves based on this one performance.
Feb 3 4:36 ET
|Mamadi Diakite: Joins starting five|
Diakite will start Wednesday's game at Dallas, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.
The Scoop: Diakite will make his first start of the season with Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) a late scratch for Wednesday's contest. Derrick Favors should also see more run at center for the Thunder.
Feb 3 1:29 ET
|Mamadi Diakite: Re-ups with Thunder|
Diakite signed a third 10-day contract with the Thunder on Monday.
The Scoop: Diakite's last 10-day deal officially expired Monday morning, but the team moved swiftly to bring him back for another stint. The ex-Virginia standout has appeared in eight games for the Thunder, averaging 3.0 points and 3.3 boards in 11.6 minutes per contest.
Jan 31 5:51 ET