After losing three straight, the Oklahoma City Thunder have two in a row.
They did, however, receive some bad news over the weekend.
Veteran swingman Thabo Sefolosha is out for 4-6 weeks with a left calf strain.
“He may come back a little sooner than this, he may come back a little later,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti told Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman. “But we’re gonna (say) 4-6 weeks.”
Sefolosha is averaging 6.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals per game this season.
It’s not all bad for the Thunder. Veteran swingman Caron Butler, who was recently bought out by the Milwaukee Bucks, practiced with the Thunder Monday and will make his debut Tuesday night when the Thunder host the Philadelphia 76ers. Thunder coach Scott Brooks told reporters Butler may even start in Sefolosha’s place.
“I think Caron’s signing is definitely at the right time,” Thunder forward Kevin Durant explained. “A veteran guy that plays with a lot of toughness, that can shoot the basketball extremely well.”
Butler averaged 11.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 24.1 minutes per game with the Bucks this season.