OKLAHOMA CITY — After missing the past nine games with a sprained right wrist, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo will return on Saturday against the LA Clippers.

The Thunder have not said yet whether Oladipo will return to his place in the starting lineup.

Oladipo sprained his wrist after taking a hard, awkward fall on Dec. 11 against the Boston Celtics. He underwent X-rays that were all negative and has been slowly recovering from a sprain. He has been doing more in practices and shootarounds but was dealing with pain and discomfort when taking perimeter shots. Even as recently as Thursday, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Oladipo has “significant pain” when shooting from 3-point range and beyond.

Oladipo, 24, is averaging 16.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 24 starts this season.

Without Oladipo, the Thunder went 5-4.


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