Oklahoma State Thunder guard Dennis Schroder left the Orlando bubble on Monday to have a second child with his wife.
Schroder is the Thunder’s late game against the Denver Nuggets.
Chris Paul was scheduled to take a day off, but due to Schroder’s absence, he had to participate in the game.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan told reporters about Schroder’s availability after the team lost 121-113 to Denver.
Donovan said: “It happened this morning, so he is with his family now.” Through Oklahoma.
“I may have the opportunity to talk to him and learn more, even later today or tomorrow… Once we have the opportunity to spend more time communicating with us, we may be able to gather more information. Give him by phone. “
Before leaving, Lee Schroder told Oklahoman that he loves basketball, but “family always comes first.”
The Thunder will miss Schroeder on both ends of the court.
The three-guard lineup of Schroder, Paul and Shai Gilgeuous-Alexander is one of the most efficient backcourts in the league.
The Thunder returned to the game on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers.