After missing 23 games because of a foot injury that had him in a walking cast at one point, Thabo Sefolosha will return to his starting shooting guard position for the Thunder tonight against the Nuggets.
The Thunder tried James Harden in that spot for one game, but have used Daequan Cook as Thabo’s substitute mostly. Without Sefolosha though, veteran Royal Ivey has emerged as a major contributor off the Thunder bench. So with Thabo back, it’ll be interesting to see what Scott Brooks decides to do with his rotation. Does Ivey get cut out? Does Ivey maybe replace Cook? Or does Brooks go to an 11-man?
Before the injury, Sefolosha was hitting a career-high 48.1 percent from 3-point range and averaging 5.2 points per game in 20.2 minutes.