NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
Kevin Durant BKN Achilles No Timetable Durant is likely out for the season, but, depending on where the Nets end up in the standings, a return in early April could be on the table. Taurean Prince will benefit most along with Joe Harris with Durant out.
Stephen Curry GSW Hand No Timetable After having surgery on his Hand, Curry will miss the next few months of action. D'Angelo Russell becomes the top shooting option and reserves such as Alec Burks and Ky Bowman will see more minutes.
John Wall WSH Achilles No Timetable Wall is very likely out for the entire season even though he's been rehabbing from a torn Achilles. Isaiah Thomas and Ish Smith will run the point for the Wizards.
Klay Thompson GSW Knee No Timetable It hasn't been confirmed that we won't see Thompson play this season but we won't see him until late March, early-April at the earliest. Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks will pick up more minutes for the season.
DeMarcus Cousins LAL Knee OUT FOR THE SEASON Cousins tore his ACL in the off season and we won't see him suit up this season. Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee will pick up his minutes this season.
Victor Oladipo IND Knee No Timetable It's not looking like we'll see Oladipo return before 2020. Malcolm Brogdon becomes the prioritized scorer and Jeremy Lamb (if healthy) and Justin Holiday will fill in early on.
Luka Doncic DAL Ankle 1-2 Weeks With Doncic out for a few more games, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jalen Brunson should see more minutes and even time with the ball. Kristaps Porzingis becomes the prioritized scorer.
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN Knee DAY TO DAY There's still a chance Towns makes it back for Friday's game after missing his previous game with a Knee injury. Gorgui Dieng and Jordan Bell will see more minutes if he can't go.
Kyrie Irving BKN Shoulder No Timetable Irving is still not ready to come back and could be looking at a 2020 return. Spencer Dinwiddie will handle the point and Joe Harris will also see more minutes with Caris LeVert also out.
Jusuf Nurkic POR Leg No Timetable It's hard to tell when we'll see Nurkic take the court this season, but a safe guess is late February-early March but nothing has been confirmed. Hassan Whiteside will start in his place.
Zion Williamson NO Knee No Timetable Williamson's regular season debut likely won't happen until 2020. Jahlil Okafor and Nicolo Melli will pick up more minutes until he's ready. Jaxson Hayes will also see more involvement in the rotation.
Pascal Siakam TOR Groin No Timetable Siakam injured his Groin on Thursday and we don't know when we'll see him back on the court again. Serge Ibaka will see a major boost in minutes and OG Anunoby will see more shots.
Deandre Ayton PHX Ankle DAY TO DAY Williamson's regular season debut likely won't happen until 2020. Jahlil Okafor and Nicolo Melli will pick up more minutes until he's ready. Jaxson Hayes will also see more involvement in the rotation.
Eric Bledsoe MIL Fibula 1-2 Weeks With Bledsoe sidelined for a few weeks, George Hill will see a major boost in minutes and Donte DiVincenzo will also benefit.
Jeremy Lamb IND Groin DAY TO DAY Lamb will sit Friday and Aaron and Justin Holiday will pick up more minutes and shots. T.J. Warren will also benefit.
Gordon Hayward BOS Foot DAY TO DAY Hayward can’t escape the injuries and now he has an injured Foot that shouldn't keep him out long-term, but he's missed his last 2 games. Marcus Smart (if healthy) and Carsen Edwards will pick up more minutes.
Thomas Bryant WSH Foot 1-3 Weeks As I always say, stress reactions are never good because the timetable is always uncertain and with Bryant out for at least the next few weeks Davis Bertans and Moritz Wagner (if healthy) will see more playing time.
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC Ankle DAY TO DAY Bogdanovic will miss Friday's game and Harrison Barnes will take more shots from the field. Trevor Ariza will also see a minor minutes boost.
P.J. Washington CHA Finger No Timetable Washington just had surgery on his Finger and we don't know when he'll take the court. Marvin Williams will be the biggest beneficiary and Bismack Biyombo and Dwayne Bacon will see an increase in playing time.
Caris LeVert BKN Thumb 1-2 Weeks With LeVert out and having surgery on his Thumb, expect more minutes and production from Joe Harris and Taurean Prince . Spencer Dinwiddie should benefit as well indrectly.
Luke Kennard DET Knee DAY TO DAY Kennard will miss Friday's game with a Knee injury and Bruce Brown Jr. and Langston Galloway will see more shots.
Marcus Smart BOS Eye No Timetable Smart has an infected and we don't know when we'll see him again. Carsen Edwards and Brad Wanamaker will see more minutes.
Zach Collins POR Shoulder 11-13 Weeks Collins will be out for multiple months and Carmelo Anthony and Anthony Tolliver will fill the void. Mario Hezonja will see more love in the rotation as well.
Justise Winslow MIA Back DAY TO DAY Winslow has missed his last eight games with a Back injury. Tyler Herro picks up the usage and Duncan Robinson could pick up more minutes.
Eric Gordon HOU Knee 1-2 Weeks Gordon will be out for multiple weeks after having Knee surgery. Austin Rivers and Danuel House Jr should get more playing time in the Rockets rotation with their second unit.
Kyle Kuzma LAL Ankle DAY TO DAY Kuzma missed his last 5 games due to an Ankle injury and if he needs more time on the sidelines, Avery Bradley and Jared Dudley will see more minutes.
Mike Conley UT Hamstring DAY TO DAY Conley re-injured his Hamstring and he'll now miss a few more games. Emmanuel Mudiay , Royce O'Neale and Donovan Mitchell can help run the point.
Blake Griffin DET Knee DAY TO DAY Stress reaction's are never good and are tough to recover from and this will keep Jackson on the sidelines for a while. Derrick Rose takes over in the starting lineup with Bruce Brown Jr. backing him up.
Gerald Green HOU Foot OUT FOR THE SEASON Green's Foot is broken to the point that we won't see him this season. Eric Gordon (when healthy), Danuel House Jr. and Austin Rivers will pick up the slack this season. House will be the biggest beneficiary.
JaMychal Green LAC Tailbone DAY TO DAY Green hasn't been able to shake the Tailbone injury and he's missed his last six games. The Clippers will use Paul George and Kawhi Leonard to help fill the void. Montrezl Harrell can shift down to PF from time to time.
Rodney Hood POR Achilles No Timetable Hood's season is all but done after he had surgery on his Achilles. It's hard to believe that he'll return this season. Kent Bazemore will pick up a lot more minutes and usage.
Otto Porter Jr. CHI Foot 3-4 Weeks Porter will need additional time away from the court and his timetable has been backed up. Chandler Hutchison (if healthy) will see more minutes. Thaddeus Young and Shaq Harrison could see minutes as well.
Marc Gasol TOR Hamstring 3-5 Weeks With both Gasol and Siakam out of the lineup, Serge Ibaka is about to feast on minutes left behind. Chris Boucher has also been relied on to fill in at times and he can grab minutes.
Delon Wright DAL Pinky DAY TO DAY Hood's season is all but done after he had surgery on his Achilles. It's hard to believe that he'll return this season. Kent Bazemore will pick up a lot more minutes and usage.
Norman Powell TOR Shoulder No Timetable With Powell out of the lineup for an undetermined amount of time, Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby will benefit by getting more shots in the Raptors offense.
Rui Hachimura WSH Groin 1-2 Weeks Hachimura is dealing with a Groin injury and Davis Bertans will benefit by seeing more minutes. Troy Brown Jr. should have more time with the ball.
Moritz Wagner WSH Ankle DAY TO DAY Wagner has missed his last four games with an Ankle injury and Davis Bertans will be primary fill in option and Ian Mahinmi will also see more minutes.
Christian Wood DET Knee 1-2 Weeks With Wood out of the mix for the next few games, Markieff Morris and even Andre Drummond will get to play more minutes.
Robert Williams BOS Hip 3-4 Weeks Williams is dealing with an injured Hip and he'll miss the next few weeks of action. Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter will help fill the void.
Jordan McRae WSH Finger 1-2 Weeks McRae had Finger surgery and the Wizards are running out of mid-court depth with C.J. Miles already out. Troy Brown Jr. is the next man up in the Wizards rotation. Davis Bertans will pick up more long-range shots as well.
Wesley Matthews MIL Thigh DAY TO DAY If Matthews can't make it on the court for Saturday's game, it will result in even more minutes for Donte DiVincenzo and even Pat Connaughton
Hamidou Diallo OKC Elbow 1-3 Weeks While Diallo is out, Terrance Ferguson will pick up more minutes. Abdel Nader should also benefit with less SF competition.
Andre Roberson OKC Knee No Timetable New year, same story! Roberson has to be cleared in order to play and Hamidou Diallo (when healthy) and Terrance Ferguson (when healthy) will pick up minutes at SG/SF.
Reggie Bullock NY Neck 4-5 Weeks Bullock is looking like he's on his way back, but the Knicks won't rush him. Wayne Ellington and Allonzo Trier will see more minutes until he's ready to suit up.
Jake Layman MIN Toe DAY TO DAY Layman has missed his last 13 games with a Toe injury and Jordan Bell will get a big minutes boost and Gorgui Dieng to pick up more playing time.
Al-Farouq Aminu ORL Knee No Timetable With Aminu sidelined for awhile, Mohamed Bamba should be able to pick up minutes. Khem Birch is also in the mix, but, he's already filling in for Nikola Vucevic .
Chandler Hutchison CHI Shoulder No Timetable It's hard to tell when we'll see Hutchison play again. . Thaddeus Young will be getting more PT at SF. Shaq Harrison will benefit as well.
C.J. Miles WSH Wrist No Timetable Miles had surgery on his Wrist and we don't know when we'll see him take the court again (if at all). With Jordan McRae also out, Troy Brown Jr. will likely see more minutes.
Nassir Little POR Back DAY TO DAY It’s hard to tell if this is a legit injury or not as Kent Bazemore and Carmelo Anthony are soaking up all of the minutes at forward but Little may miss Friday's game.
Darius Miller NO Achilles OUT FOR THE SEASON Miller injured his Achilles back in August and we shouldn't expect him to play this season.
David Nwaba BKN Achilles OUT FOR THE SEASON Nwaba is having surgery on his Achilles and we're not going to see him take the court again. This leaves room for more playing time for Joe Harris and Rodions Kurucs . This could also save Garrett Temple 's rotation spot.
Dragan Bender MIL Ankle DAY TO DAY Bender has missed his last eight games with a sprained Ankle and even though he doesn't log many minutes, it will open up the rotation a bit for Robin Lopez and D.J. Wilson .
HOU Adductor No Timetable We're unsure when we'll see Nene ' take the floor this season. Tyson Chandler (when healthy) will back up Clint Capela this season.
Wayne Ellington NY Achilles DAY TO DAY Ellington is dealing with a sore Achilles and has missed his last seven games. Damyean Dotson will pick up more minutes and shots. Allonzo Trier could find himself sneaking in a few minutes as well.
Stanley Johnson TOR Groin 1-3 Weeks Johnson is very much on the outside looking into the Raptors rotation and we don't know when exactly we'll see him take the court. OG Anunoby and Norman Powell (if healthy) will continue to see more minutes.
Dylan Windler CLE Leg 2-3 Weeks The Cavs are very much looking to their youth to see what they can build around in their system and Windler could come up early-mid January and grab a few minutes in the Cavs rotation.
Khyri Thomas DET Foot 1-2 Weeks Thomas isn't a meaningful part of the Pistons rotation, but with other players hurt, he was able to steal a few minutes. Those minutes will now go to Bruce Brown Jr. and Langston Galloway
Vincent Poirier BOS Finger 4-6 Weeks Poirer just had surgery on his Pinky and he'll miss weeks of action because of it meaning Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis will be plenty busy. Robert Williams is also injured.
Matt Thomas TOR Finger No Timetable Thomas broke his Finger and we don't know when we'll see him back in action. Norman Powell (if healthy) and OG Anunoby will continue to see more minutes.
Nicolas Claxton BKN Hamstring DAY TO DAY Claxton hasn't played in 10 games and he's very much on the outside looking into the Nets rotation until Jarrett Allen and DeAndre Jordan get injured. 

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