Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo available for Lakers game
Hamidou Diallo, after missing the Thunder's last three games with a left knee sprain, will be available Friday night against the Lakers, coach Billy Donovan said before the game.
The 6-foot-5 guard will be one option to guard LeBron James. Terrance Ferguson, Chris Paul and Deonte Burton shared that assignment Tuesday in OKC's 112-107 loss to the Lakers.
"I think against LeBron or any great offensive player, we're just not gonna have one guy have to handle a guy by himself," Donovan said. "If LeBron's posting or he's driving, you can't just leave Hami out there — whoever's guarding him out there — and expect him to stop him. You've gotta be able to do it with your team."
Diallo is averaging 8.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in 22 minutes per game.
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