NBA Injuries

NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
Kristaps Porzingis NY Knee No Timetable This is a tricky one because if the Knicks are competing by January-February, they will bring Porzingis back, but he could be held out for the entire season. Lance Thomas and Noah Vonleh will fill in. 
DeMarcus Cousins GSW Achilles No Timetable Cousins is lightly practicing after having surgery on his Achilles. It has been said that he'll be out at least the first 2 months of the season and won't be rushed. Damion Jones should be the primary fill-in.
John Collins ATL Ankle 3-4 Weeks Collins will miss at least a few weeks of action and Omari Spellman will pick up minutes a lot of minutes. Miles Plumlee could be seeing more minutes early on.
Ben Simmons PHI Back DAY TO DAY Simmons has been sealing with soreness in his Back and Neck since the start f the season. If he can't play Wednesday, Markelle Fultz , T.J. McConnell and JJ Redick pick up more minutes.
Harrison Barnes DAL Hamstring DAY TO DAY Barnes could be cleared by the end of the week, but this situation has been a head scratcher b/c it looked like he was just about ready but he hasn't played yet this season. Dwight Powell will fill in. 
Lauri Markkanen CHI Elbow 3-5 Weeks Markkanen will miss the first month and change of the season and while he is out Bobby Portis will be the primary fill-in option with Jabari Parker playing minutes at PF as well. 
Dejounte Murray SAS Torn ACL OUT FOR THE SEASON Murray will miss the 2018-2019 regular season. Patty Mills will see a ton of minutes along with Bryn Forbes .
James Johnson MIA Hernia DAY TO DAY Johnson is close to returning and until he does Kelly Olynyk will get a lot of playing time. Bam Adebayo will pick up minutes.
Dwight Howard WSH Back No Timetable Howard continues to have back issues. If the soreness doesn't go away Ian Mahinmi (when healthy) and/or Jason Smith will likely start in his place. 
Hassan Whiteside MIA Groin DAY TO DAY There's a chance that Whiteside will have to miss Wednesday's game with a minor groin injury. Expect Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo to pick up minutes if he can't go. 
Will Barton DEN Hip 6-8 Weeks With Barton on the shelf for potentially the next couple of months after having Hip surgery, Trey Lyles , Juancho Hernangomez and Torrey Craig should see more minutes. 
Andrew Wiggins MIN Thigh DAY TO DAY There's a chance that Wiggins will miss Wednesday's game and Derrick Rose and Josh Okogie will see the court more if he can't play. 
JaMychal Green MEM Jaw 3-6 Weeks Green will be out for a bit after having surgery on his Jaw and Jaren Jackson Jr. 's usage and minutes will go up a ton until Green returns.
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC Knee 2-3 Weeks Bogdanovic will miss another couple of weeks. Yogi Ferrell , Buddy Hield and Frank Mason should see more playing time while he's out.
Kris Dunn CHI Knee 4-6 Weeks Dunn is dealing with an MCL Sprain and Cameron Payne should see a lot more playing time. Tyler Ulis should see some extra minutes.
Isaiah Thomas DEN Hip No Timetable Thomas return to the court is not close. Jamal Murray 's (when healthy) minutes are safe and secure. Monte Morris could see some back up PG minutes. 
Dirk Nowitzki DAL Ankle 2-3 Weeks Nowitzki's Ankle isn't healing. Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber will see more minutes.
Derrick White SAS Heel 2-5 Weeks With White out for a bit w/ a tough injury to come up with an exact timetable for, Patty Mills and Bryn Forbes will be seeing a lot of playing time early on. 
Wayne Ellington MIA Ankle DAY TO DAY Ellington is getting there but not fully ready to return. Dwayne Wade and Tyler Johnson will pick up more minutes.
Delon Wright TOR Adductor Strain TONIGHT? There's a chance that Wright could be activated for Wednesday's game. If he can't go, Fred VanVleet will pick up playing time.
Courtney Lee NY Neck No Timetable Lee is suffering from Neck pain and is not ready to play. Frank Ntilikina in the starting lineup in his place. Mario Hezonja and Kevin Knox (when healthy) will also see more minutes. 
Derrick Jones Jr. MIA Foot DAY TO DAY Jones may have to miss Wednesday's game and if he does, the returning Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder should see more playing time.
DeMarre Carroll BKN Ankle No Timetable Carroll went through a procedure on his leg and we don't know when we'll see him on the court again. Caris LeVert and Joe Harris will pick up minutes. 
James Ennis III HOU Hamstring 1-2 Weeks With Ennis sidelined for the next few games, Eric Gordon should see more playing time and Michael Carter-Williams minutes increase b/c of Ennis injury.
Justise Winslow MIA Hamstring TONIGHT? Winslow is on track to play Wednesday night. Rodney McGruder and Derrick Jones Jr. will see fewer minutes if he ends up playing. 
Wilson Chandler PHI Hamstring No Timetable Chandler will be out for at least the next few weeks. Robert Covington , JJ Redick and Markelle Fultz will see more playing time.
Kevin Knox NY Ankle  2-4 Weeks Knox sprained his Ankle and could beat his timetable to get back on the floor. While he's out Noah Vonleh , Mario Hezonja and Allonzo Trier will see more playing time. 
Marquese Chriss HOU Ankle DAY TO DAY Chriss is currently questionable to return for Wednesday's game. P.J. Tucker and Nene could see more playing time early with one of them likely to draw the start if he can't play.
Dion Waiters MIA Ankle No Timetable Waiters is coming back from surgery and he doesn't seem close to coming back. Wayne Ellington (if healthy) Dwayne Wade, Derrick Jones Jr. (when healthy) and Rodney McGruder will see more minutes. 
Andre Roberson OKC Knee No Timetable Roberson is not recovering and we don't know when we'll see him on the court again. Dennis Schroder , Alex Abrines and Terrance Ferguson will pick up playing time.
JR Smith CLE Elbow DAY TO DAY Smith is still dealing with Elbow issues, but there is a chance he could play on Wednesday. Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood will continue to see more playing time if he can't go.
Denzel Valentine CHI Ankle 2-3 Weeks With Valentine out for at least another few weeks Justin Holiday will see more back up minutes early and Zach LaVine will play even more minutes. 
Kosta Koufos SAC Hamstring DAY TO DAY Koufos is still dealing w/ the Hamstring issue and he's not looking at many minutes once he returns. Harry Giles and Nemanja Bjelica will play more minutes.
Aron Baynes BOS Hamstring DAY TO DAY Baynes missed his previous game and it is uncertain whether or not he'll be ready for Thursday's game. Daniel Theis will pick up playing time if Baynes isn't ready. 
Shaun Livingston GSW Knee  DAY TO DAY Livingston has missed his last two games and there's a chance he'll miss his third in a row on Wednesday. If he can't go, Quinn Cook will pick up more playing time. 
Alex Abrines OKC Eye DAY TO DAY No Concussion for Abrines, but he's still dealing w/ facial injuries and he may have to miss Thursday's game. Dennis Schroder will pick up more playing time if he can't go.
Justin Anderson ATL Tibia No Timetable Anderson has been cleared to practice lightly, but is not ready to return to action. DeAndre Bembry could see more playing time. 
Jerryd Bayless PHI Knee No Timetable Bayless will miss at least the next few weeks and T.J. McConnell will pick up more backup minutes. Markelle Fultz will also pick up more playing time with Bayless out.
Rodions Kurucs BKN Ankle DAY TO DAY Kurucs sprained his Ankle and he'll miss the Nets game on Wednesday. Jared Dudley should see more playing time. Ed Davis will be in the mix as well.
Emmanuel Mudiay NY Ankle DAY TO DAY Mudiay could return for Wednesday's game. If he doesn't end up being cleared Trey Burke , Ron Baker and Frank Ntilikina will pick up the slack. 
Raul Neto UT Hamstring 1-3 Weeks Neto continues to miss games and he's looking at a very small role once he returns. Dante Exum and Alec Burks will get more minutes.
Nene HOU Calf DAY TO DAY Nene's pain in his Calf continues to keep him on the shelf. Clint Capela will play even more w/ the Rockets front court banged up.
Chandler Parsons MEM Knee  DAY TO DAY Parsons is ALWAYS HURT! With him out of the lineup on Wednesday, Kyle Anderson should see extended minutes. 
Zhou Qi HOU Knee No Timetable We don't know when we'll see Qi suit up. Marquese Chriss and Nene (when healthy) will be seeing heavy back up minutes early on. Clint Capela will continue to see heavy minutes.
Zhaire Smith PHI Foot 2-3 Months Smith is dealing with a fractured foot and with him out for a couple of months, T.J. McConnell will pick up more playing time. 
Justin Patton MIN Foot No Timetable Patton had surgery on his foot and it is undetermined when he'll be back. Gorgui Dieng has less competition for playing time because Patton is out. 
Ian Mahinmi WSH Back DAY TO DAY Mahinmi is questionable to play on Wednesday and if he can't go, Jason Smith will pick up a lot of minutes w/ Dwight Howard still on the sidelines. 
Alex Caruso LAL Hip DAY TO DAY Caruso is on the outside looking into the Lakers rotation once he returns. If he has to miss the Lakers opening game, it could lead to a few more minutes for Josh Hart .
Lonnie Walker IV SAS Knee 5-8 Weeks After having surgery on his Knee, we won't be seeing Walker for awhile and Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills will play a ton of minutes early on in the season. 
Alan Williams BKN Ankle  DAY TO DAY With Williams out, Jared Dudley will be picking up more playing time. Jarrett Allen should also see extended run. 
Brandon Knight HOU Knee No Timetable We don't know when we'll see Knight take the court again and Eric Gordon should pick up even more playing time.
TJ Leaf IND Ankle DAY TO DAY Leaf will have a very small role, if any at all, once he returns. Thad Young will pick up more playing time. 
Dillon Brooks MEM Foot DAY TO DAY Brooks is looking like he'll miss Wednesday's game and w/ Chandler Parsons hurt, Kyle Anderson should see 30-plus minutes and get plenty of shot opportunities. 
Treveon Graham BKN Hamstring No Timetable Graham has a strained Hamstring and we don't know when we'll see him take the court again. The Nets mid-court is dealing w/ a ton of injuries. Allen Crabbe and Joe Harris should see more minutes
Devin Harris DAL Hamstring DAY TO DAY Harris has missed his previous two games and he's not looking good for Wednesday's game. J.J. Barea should see more playing time and usage. 
Daniel Hamilton ATL Shoulder DAY TO DAY Hamilton is practicing, but he's on the outside looking into the Hawks rotation once he returns. 
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