Royce Young of ESPN.com reported that Mitch McGary, the rookie forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, suffered a foot fracture in Wednesday’s preseason opener for OKC.
In the Thunder’s Wednesday night game against the Nuggets, Mitch McGary got the start with Serge Ibaka not being able to go. He ended up having an impressive game with 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. He shot 50% from the floor and seemed to mesh with Steven Adams just fine on the court. McGary only played 8 games during his sophomore year at Michigan due to back issues, but when training camp opened he said he was back to 100%.
Hopefully this foot injury will only last the 6 weeks that the team doctors said it would take to heal. Kevin Durant has even praised McGary’s play and enthusiasm during training camp.
He’s such a great teammate and you want to do as much as you can for him. I love playing with him. He plays extremely hard. He listens. He wants to get better. He helps us get better as well. He’s a smart basketball player.
McGary could definitely work his way into the rotation for the Thunder. Until then, he’ll have to work to get back from this minor setback.