Thunder's Luguentz Dort placed in NBA concussion protocol

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort, left, passes the ball as Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert (27) defends. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Luguentz Dort reportedly sustained a concussion during a team practice and has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol, ESPN's Marc Spears reports.

The Montreal native is in his fourth year with the Thunder after going undrafted. He signed a two-way contract with the Thunder and made his NBA debut in December 2019.

Since then, Dort has been improving as a member of a young Thunder core. Last season, he hit a three-pointer in 46 straight games, behind only Golden State's Steph Curry.

The Thunder guard averaged 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last season. His third season was cut short due to shoulder surgery.

Oklahoma City is already without 2022 draft pick Chet Holmgren, who suffered a Lisfranc injury that will cause him to miss the entire season, and fellow Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who sustained a Grade 2 MCL injury.

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