Hamidou Diallo hasn’t played in Oklahoma City’s series vs. the Portland Blazers, and now, we know why. After suffering soreness in his right elbow, Diallo underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today in New York, the Thunder just announced. He’s expected to return to basketball-related activities in four weeks.
Diallo appeared in 51 games for the Thunder this season, averaging 3.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game. He was drafted 45th in last summer’s NBA Draft. He’s played in games since then, but I can’t help but wonder if he hurt that elbow dunking over Shaquille O’Neal in the Dunk Contest back in February:
Get well soon, Hami.