2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: February 14
Justin Fensterman brings you all the latest updates on injuries around the NBA and what you need to know about their fantasy basketball impact.
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|NAME||TEAM||INJURY||TIMETABLE TO RETURN||ANALYSIS|
|Kawhi Leonard||SAS||Quad||No Timetable||Leonard is out indefinitely and the Spurs hope to get him back before the season's over. Kyle Anderson and Rudy Gay (when healthy) pick up PT.|
|Gordon Hayward||BOS||Ankle/Tibia||No Timetable||Hayward can shoot stand-still jumpers and wants to return this season. Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart (when healthy) pick up shots and minutes.|
|Nikola Vucevic||ORL||Hand||NEXT WEEK||Vucevic is saying he'll be ready to go on February 22nd. Bismack Biyombo's playing time will decrease.|
|Kristaps Porzingis||NY||Torn ACL||OUT FOR THE SEASON||With Porzingis done, Kyle O'Quinn and Michael Beasley will play more. Will Willy Hernangomez finally get playing time?|
|Paul Millsap||DEN||Wrist||3-5 Weeks||Millsap is practicing but we won't see him again until March. Trey Lyles and Mason Plumlee (when healthy) pick up minutes.|
|DeMarcus Cousins||NO||Achilles||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Cousins will not return for the remainder of the season and Darius Miller, Omer Asik and Dante Cunningham (when healthy) will play heavy minutes.|
|Mike Conley||MEM||Achilles||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Conley is having surgery and won't return to the court this season. Andrew Harrison and Mario Chalmers will fill-in.|
|John Wall||WSH||Knee||5-7 Weeks||Wall got another procedure on his Knee and will miss more time. Tomas Satoransky and Tim Frazier will pick up minutes when healthy.|
|Kevin Love||CLE||Hand||5-7 Weeks||With Kevin Love out for awhile Jeff Green, Larry Nance Jr. and Tristan Thompson will fill in.|
|Patrick Beverley||LAC||Knee||No Timetable||Beverley had surgery and thinks he can return this season. Austin Rivers (when healthy), Lou Williams and Milos Teodosic pick up minutes.|
|Markelle Fultz||PHI||Shoulder||No Timetable||After it seemed like he was on his way back, Fultz could miss the rest of the Sixers regular season. T.J. McConnell and Jerryd Bayless will fill in.|
|LaMarcus Aldridge||SAS||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Aldridge is getting his Knee treated and should be back right when play resumes after the All-Star break.|
|Devin Booker||PHX||Hip||DAY TO DAY||Booker is questionable for Wednesday, but he still hasn't been able to practice. Tyler Ulis and Troy Daniels will pick up PT.|
|Aaron Gordon||ORL||Hip||DAY TO DAY||Gordon is dealing with a Hip injury and Wednesday's game is not looking good. He'll likely need more time off and Mario Hezonja will pick up PT.|
|Lonzo Ball||LAL||Knee||1-2 Weeks||Ball will be out until after the All-Star break. Isaiah Thomas and Josh Hart will grab PT.|
|Jeremy Lin||BKN||Knee||OUT FOR THE SEASON||D'Angelo Russell will rotate between PG and SG spot and Spencer Dinwiddie will pick up minutes.|
|Draymond Green||GSW||Finger||DAY TO DAY||Green is questionable for Wednesday and if he can't play, Kevon Looney (if healthy) will pick up more playing time. David West will be in the mix.|
|Kris Dunn||CHI||Concussion||DAY TO DAY||Dunn could return for Wednesday's game. Jerian Grant is about to lose some serious playing time.|
|Jusuf Nurkic||POR||Back/Calf/Oblique||DAY TO DAY||Nurkic is dealing with multiple injuries and is questionable to play on Wednesday. Ed Davis will pick up more playing time if he can't go.|
|Ricky Rubio||UT||Hip||DAY TO DAY||Rubio has missed his last two games and is questionable for Wednesday's game. Donovan Mitchell and Royce O'Neale pick up PT if he can't play.|
|Mason Plumlee||DEN||Calf||1-3 Weeks||Plumlee is dealing with a Calf strain and Trey Lyles will pick up even more playing time and Paul Millsap will return in the not so distant future.|
|JaMychal Green||MEM||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Green is sick and is questionable for Wednesday's game. Jarell Martin will pick up minutes if he can't go.|
|Reggie Jackson||DET||Ankle||3-4 Weeks||With Jackson out, Ish Smith takes over at PG and is very familiar with the Pistons offense. Jameer Nelson will continue to grab minutes.|
|Rondae Hollis-Jefferson||BKN||Groin||1-2 Weeks||RHJ will be out uintil after the All-Star break. Quincy Acy and Jarrett Allen will pick up minutes.|
|Dion Waiters||MIA||Ankle||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Waiters had Ankle surgery and will miss the rest of the season. Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington pick up minutes.|
|Seth Curry||DAL||Tibia||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Curry will not play this season and Yogi Ferrell will grab more playing time along with J.J. Barea.|
|Tyson Chandler||PHX||Neck||DAY TO DAY||Chandler is questionable for Wednesday's game and Alex Len will pick up playing time if he can't go.|
|Markieff Morris||WSH||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Morris is sick and if he can't play in Wednesday's game, Mike Scott will pick up minutes.|
|Darren Collison||IND||Knee||1-2 Weeks||Collison will miss the next few weeks after having minor Knee surgery and Cory Joseph will pick up a lot of minutes.|
|Mirza Teletovic||MIL||Lung||No Timetable||Teletovic is dealing with issues regarding Blood Clots and that's what's kept Chris Bosh out of Basketball. He could miss the rest of the season.|
|Rudy Gay||SAS||Heel||1-2 Weeks||With Gay out until after the All-Star break, Kyle Anderson will continue to see consistent minutes and shot opportunities.|
|Thabo Sefolosha||UT||Knee||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Sefolosha had surgery on his Knee and will miss the rest of the season. Jonas Jerebko will see more playing time.|
|Trevor Ariza||HOU||Hamstring||1-2 Weeks||With Ariza out for at least the next few games, Gerald Green and P.J. Tucker will pick up minutes.|
|Caris LeVert||BKN||Knee/Concussion||Next Week||LeVert is still dealing with multiple injuries, but should return after the All-Star break. Joe Harris and Nik Stauskas will pick up playing time.|
|Marcus Smart||BOS||Hand||1-2 Weeks||Smart did not make a smart decision by injuring his hand on a picture frame and Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin (when healthy) will pick up playing time.|
|Malcolm Brogdon||MIL||Quad||6-8 Weeks||With Brogdon out for potentially the next two months, Sterling Brown, Sean Kilpatrick and Tony Snell will pick up more playing time.|
|Kelly Olynyk||MIA||Shoulder||No Timetable||Olynyk may not be ready to return right out of the All-Star break. Bam Adebayo will pick up more playing time.|
|Jordan Bell||GSW||Ankle||1-2 Weeks||Bell will be on the shelf for the next couple of weeks and Kevon Looney will pick up minutes while he's out.|
|Manu Ginobili||SAS||Foot||DAY TO DAY||We're awaiting X-ray results and he'll have time to rest through the All-Star break. Danny Green and Bryn Forbes will see more playing time if he's out.|
|Chandler Parsons||MEM||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Parsons could make his return Wednesday night. Jarell Martin and Deyonta Davis will pick up minutes if he can't go.|
|John Henson||MIL||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||Henson continues to deal with soreness in his Hamstring. Thon Maker and Tyler Zeller will grab minutes.|
|Terrence Ross||ORL||Knee||No Timetable||We still don't have an update on Ross and Jonathon Simmons will continue seeing a lot of minutes.|
|Tomas Satoransky||WSH||Concussion||DAY TO DAY||Satoransky still needs to pass more tests in order for him to be cleared for Wednesday's game. If he can't play, Jodie Meeks will pick up PT if he can't go.|
|Rodney McGruder||MIA||Tibia||1-3 Weeks||McGruder's rehab is just about completed and he'll be back shortly after the All-Star break. He'll battle Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington for minutes.|
|Glenn Robinson III||IND||Ankle||1-3 Weeks||He's continues to work his way back and is practicing. His playing time may depend on Bojan Bogdanovic's impact on the court.|
|Dante Exum||UT||Shoulder||No Timetable||Exum can shoot but can't take contact yet, but is recovering. Donovan Mitchell will get more run.|
|Cameron Payne||CHI||Foot||Next Week||Payne will be back right after the All-Star break. He'll have to shine more than Jerian Grant in order to play.|
|Tyler Ulis||PHX||Back||DAY TO DAY||Ulis is probable for Wednesday's game. With Elfrid Payton in town, Ulis will likely see fewer minutes moving forward.|
|Jon Leuer||DET||Ankle||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Leuer had Ankle surgery and is out for the rest of the season.|
|C.J. Williams||LAC||Ankle||No Timetable||Williams will rehab with the G-league and Jawun Evans and even Tyrone Wallace will pick up playing time while he's out.|
|Brandon Knight||PHX||Torn ACL||OUT FOR THE SEASON||He will not be playing this season.|
|Nerlens Noel||DAL||Finger||Next Week||Noel is looking at a post-All-Star break return. Dirk Nowitzki and Salah Mejri will continue to see a lot of minutes.|
|Jonathan Isaac||ORL||Ankle||No Timetable||Isaac will be out for a long time as his Ankle just won't heal and Mario Hezonja should pick up playing time.|
|Isaiah Canaan||PHX||Ankle||OUT FOR THE SEASON||With Canaan out for the rest of the season, Tyler Ulis, Troy Daniels and even Josh Jackson will pick up minutes and usage.|
|Troy Daniels||PHX||Finger||DAY TO DAY||Daniels is questionable for Wednesday's game and if he can't play, Tyler Ulis (probable) will pick up more playing time.|
|Dorian Finney-Smith||DAL||Knee||No Timetable||He's on the outside looking into the Mavs rotation when he eventually returns.|
|Solomon Hill||NO||Hamstring||1-2 Months||The Hammy is torn and that'll cost him a ton of time. Dante Cunningham will start in his place.|
|Alan Williams||PHX||Knee||1-2 Months||Williams is making progress and could return in March. If he does come back, Williams will see minutes.|
|Okaro White||ATL||Foot||No Timetable||White got traded to the Hawks and still doesn't have a timetable to return.|
|Alexis Ajinca||NO||Knee||2 Months or not at all||Ajinca had surgery and will be on the outside looking into the Pelicans rotation if he returns.|
|Furkan Korkmaz||PHI||Lisfranc Injury||3-5 Weeks||Korkmaz is on the outside looking in when it comes to the Sixers rotation.|
|Tim Frazier||WSH||Face||No Timetable||Frazier fractured his Nose and he'll most likely be out until after the All-Star break. Jodie Meeks should see more minutes on Wednesday.|
|Skal Labissiere||SAC||Shoulder||1-3 Weeks||He'll miss the next couple of weeks. Kosta Koufos and Zach Randolph will pick up more minutes.|
|Andre Roberson||OKC||Patellar Tendon||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Roberson will miss the rest of the season and Alex Abrines and Terrance Ferguson will fill in moving forward|
|Justin Anderson||PHI||Ankle||1-2 Weeks||Anderson sprained his Ankle and his status for Wednesday isn't looking good. Marco Belinelli should be able to steal a few minutes.|
|Jawun Evans||LAC||Groin/Abs||DAY TO DAY||Evans is dealing with multiple injuries. He'll be on the outside of the Clippers rotation once he returns..|
|Frank Mason||SAC||Foot||1-2 Weeks||Mason should be ready to go after the All-Star break and he'll be brought back slowly. All Kings options at guard will fill in.|
|Matthew Dellavedova||MIL||Ankle||2-4 Weeks||With Delly out, Sean Kilpatrick and even Jason Terry could pick up more playing time.|
|Ron Baker||NY||Shoulder||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Baker will miss the rest of the season with a Torn Labrum. Jarrett Jack, Emmanuel Mudiay and Frank Ntilikina will pick up more playing time.|
|Shane Larkin||BOS||Knee||Next Week||Larkin will be out until after the All-Star game. Terry Rozier will pick up more playing time.|
|Iman Shumpert||SAC||Foot||No Timetable||Shumpert has been hurt a lot this season and will most likely not see consistent minutes once he returns.|
|Kevon Looney||GSW||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Looney is questionable for Wednesday's game and if he can't go, David West and Omri Casspi will pick up minutes.|
|Tyler Cavanaugh||ATL||Ankle||1-3 Weeks||He'll be back at some point after the All-Star break and he's on the outside looking in when it comes to the Hawks rotation.|
|Patrick McCaw||GSW||Calf||DAY TO DAY||McCaw is doubtful to play on Wednesday and Nick Young and Shaun Livingston will see more playing time.|
|TJ Leaf||IND||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Leaf's on the outside looking into the Pacers rotation once he returns.|
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S. Dinwiddie - SG
Spencer Dinwiddie (Covid-19) will sit out the Orlando restart according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Nets’ team doctors made this decision "out of an abundance of caution," Charania adds. Dinwiddie said over the weekend that he was starting to turn the corner with the virus but it's no surprise to see the Nets play it safe with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan already ruled out. It's going to be the Caris LeVert show in Orlando and it sounds like we'll see a lot of guard Chris Chiozza as well.
Added 11:51 am (EST)
Added 11:51 am (EST)
B. Beal - SG
Bradley Beal will not play in the Orlando restart due to a right rotator cuff injury.
There was no mention of a shoulder injury when coach Scott Brooks talked about Beal on Monday, saying that his status hinged only on his conditioning. Beal also didn't mention the issue last week when he said his status was up in the air, so this likely means the Wizards just want to use the Orlando restart as an unofficial Summer League to evaluate their young talent and come out of the bubble at full strength. Expect to see a lot of Troy Brown in Orlando as he recently said he'd like to get more reps as a primary playmaker, and look for Rui Hachimura to shoulder the bulk of scoring load.
Added 11:22 am (EST)
Added 11:22 am (EST)
K. Thompson - SG
Klay Thompson (left knee) said his mind and body are 100 percent ready to be back on the court.
He has progressed through all the stages of his rehab apart from contact, but there's obviously plenty of time for that. With the next season likely beginning around Christmas, Klay should hit the ground running as he will have had 1.5 years of recovery time by that point.
Added 11:16 am (EST)
Added 11:16 am (EST)
B. Ingram - PF
Brandon Ingram, who is set to be the top restricted free agent on the market this summer, said his status for Orlando was never in doubt.
"I didn’t look at it as if I had a choice of going or not. My teammates knew that I didn’t question it or anything," he said. "I just wanted to play basketball at the end of the day. I’m going to do it and let my teammates know I’m there 110%." Ingram added that he's excited about the direction of the Pelicans but was non-committal about his future with the team. "I feel really good about this team,” he said. “I like where I’m at. But that’s a decision that is going to have a lot of factors after the season.”
Added 10:23 am (EST)
Added 10:23 am (EST)
T. Hardaway - SG
Despite reservations about playing, Tim Hardaway Jr. sounds like he plans on suiting up and playing for the Mavericks in Orlando.
The third option behind Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis is up for debate, but THJ, Seth Curry, Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell are all going to be leaned on heavily. And if Luka and Porzingis are on the same page and DFS, THJ, Curry and Powell all come to play, the Mavericks seem to think they could shock the world and win it all.
Added Yesterday 11:38 pm (EST)
Added Yesterday 11:38 pm (EST)
D. Howard - C
Dwight Howard has opted in and will play for the Lakers in Orlando.
Dwight will head to Orlando on Thursday and plans to donate his game checks to his non-profit campaign Breathe Again. With Howard on board now, JaVale McGee's role will take a hit and Kyle Kuzma may see a few less minutes per game. But the Lakers have to be thrilled that Howard will be in uniform in hopes of helping LeBron James win his fourth title.
Added Yesterday 11:03 pm (EST)
Added Yesterday 11:03 pm (EST)
D. Miller - SF
Pelicans F Darius Miller is still recovering from his right Achilles surgery and will not accompany the team to Orlando.
Outside of Miller, the Pelicans should go into Orlando as healthy as any team in the league. With Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Jrue Holiday and Derrick Favors all ready to roll, the Pelicans are going to be a really fun team to watch when the season gets underway.
Added Yesterday 7:23 pm (EST)
A. Holiday - PG
With Victor Oladipo sitting out the Orlando trip for the Pacers there's a good chance that Aaron Holiday could start at point guard and average 30 minutes per game.
Malcolm Brogdon (assuming he's back from testing positive for COVID-19), T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner are expected to round out the Pacers' starting lineup. It's possible T.J. McConnell could start over Holiday, but all signs are pointing to Holiday getting the call, especially with Jeremy Lamb hurt and unavailable. Holiday is averaging 11.8 points and 4.8 assists in his 32 starts this season.
Added Yesterday 5:22 pm (EST)
Added Yesterday 5:22 pm (EST)