Is Pokusevski separating from the pack in OKC?

Raphielle Johnson analyzes the Thunder's frontcourt rotation, one that has been tricky to figure out for fantasy, but highlights how Aleksej Pokusevski may be separating himself from the pack.

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RAPHIELLE JOHNSON: How Thunder coach Mark Daigneault handles frontcourt rotation remains up in the air for most nights. One night, we may see a player play 25 to 30 minutes. The next, he's completely out of the rotation. But in Alexej Pokusevski, who's rostered in 49% of Yahoo leagues, he may be separating himself from the competition.

Over the last two weeks, he's averaged 11.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 2.6 blocks, and 1.43 pointers in 29 minutes per game. That's good for third-round value in noncap formats. Obviously, like I said, adding a Thunder frontcourt player at this stage does not come without risk. But it seems as if Pokusevski is beginning to emerge as a player that fantasy managers can rely on. And given the status of that franchise, he isn't exactly a shutdown risk for later in the season either.