Jeremiah Robinson-Earl set to return, assigned to the OKC Blue

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl #50 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl #50 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images) /

Despite the recent success the Oklahoma City Thunder have seen over the last month, going 9-5 in January, finding themselves just two games below .500 and a game out of the NBA Play-In tournament, they have done it without a ton of critical rotational pieces. But, finally, the Thunder are set to get one back via Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.

The OKC Thunder have been playing without Chet Holmgren all season, their prized 2nd overall pick and the big man who was supposed to fix their problems. Then, in December,  they saw Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Aleksej Pokusevski miss an extended period.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are finally getting reinforcements back, with Jeremiah Robinson-Earl set to return after a pitstop with the OKC Blue of the NBA G-League.

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl last played on December 12th in Dallas against the Mavericks, where he logged 14 minutes, scored six points, dished an assist, and grabbed two rebounds.

Robinson-Earl has played in 26 games this season (starting 18 of those contests), averaging eight points, five rebounds, an assist, and nearly a steal per tilt. His shooting splits are up to 49 percent from the floor and 38 percent from deep.

After his long absence, the Villanova product is ready to return to the hardwood, as Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault explained, “It’s been long mainly because of the way the ankle behaved,” adding “he is close” before their Monday game against the Warriors as the bench boss broke the news to the media that Robinson-Earl’s return to play “will involve the Blue.”

The Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G-League will play in Austin, Texas, on Thursday night before returning to Oklahoma City to play in the Paycom Center on Saturday morning before the Thunder’s matchup with the Houston Rockets.

Now, the Thunder wait for Aleksej Pokusevski (Tibial Plateau fracture) and Lu Dort (Hamstring) to heal before they are back at full strength for this season, as Chet Holmgren (foot) is already ruled out for the season.

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