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Hamidou Diallo undergoes elbow surgery

Hamidou Diallo
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo dunks over Shaquille O’Neal to win 2019 NBA Dunk Contest. (Photo via Joe Murphy/NBAE Getty Images)

Hamidou Diallo

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo dunks over Shaquille O’Neal to win 2019 NBA Dunk Contest. (Photo via Joe Murphy/NBAE Getty Images)

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.

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4 Comments for Hamidou Diallo undergoes elbow surgery



  1. syrin23
    12:44 pm April 17, 2019 Permalink

    Good luck. The NBA won’t wait around for him to develop actual basketball skills, and an injury will only hasten his departure from the league.



    • JT919
      1:23 pm April 17, 2019 Permalink

      As far as second round picks go, Hami has been alright this year. Certainly exceeded the expectations of the pessimistic side of this fanbase. He ought to stick around a while.



    • syrin23
      3:43 pm April 17, 2019 Permalink

      I hope you’re right, but why would the team wait on him? They can draft another guy just like him at any round of the draft with actual basketball skills.



    • IndianaSucks
      10:33 pm April 17, 2019 Permalink

      He’s extremely raw skill- wise but you can’t teach freakish athleticism.