NBA Injury Report: January 10
Justin Fensterman goes around the league, providing critical information on every injured player, on every team.
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|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||Curry is starting heal and is able to shoot again and we could see him in the next 2 months. D'Angelo Russell is 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 rehabing 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 offseason 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||2-4 Weeks||Oladipo wants to come back at the end of the month on January 29th. The Pacers will be cautious. Malcolm Brogdon remains the prioritized scorer and Jeremy Lamb and Justin Holiday will fill in.|
|Paul George||LAC||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||George is expected to miss Friday's game with a lingering Hamstring injury. Kawhi Leonard and Landry Shamet will pick up more usage until he returns.|
|Bradley Beal||WSH||Leg||DAY TO DAY||Beal is on the verge of missing his sixth straight game on Friday, If he's out, expect Isaiah Thomas , Troy Brown Jr. and Jordan McRae to pick up minutes and usage.|
|Karl-Anthony Towns||MIN||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Towns continues to miss time with the Knee injury. He should return within the next few games. Gorgui Dieng and Jordan Bell will see more minutes until he's ready to return.|
|Kyrie Irving||BKN||Shoulder||1-2 Weeks||Irving is practicing and it's looking like his return is in sight. Spencer Dinwiddie will handle the point and Joe Harris will see additional playing time until Irving returns.|
|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 is practicing and is getting closer to returning. 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||1-2 Weeks||Siakam will need to practice a bit more first, but his return is getting closer according to reports. Serge Ibaka will see a major boost in minutes and OG Anunoby will see more shots until he returns.|
|Anthony Davis||LAL||Tailbone||DAY TO DAY||There's a chance that Davis will have to sit on Friday with a bruised Tailbone. If he can't go, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee will see more minutes and usage.|
|Joel Embiid||PHI||Hand||1-2 Weeks||Embiid will miss the next couple of weeks of action and while he's out Kyle O'Quinn will see more minutes, but, Mike Scott and Tobias Harris will see more shots.|
|Kristaps Porzingis||DAL||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Porzingis will sit for at least another two games with a sore Knee. Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell will pick up more minutes until he's ready to return. Boban Marjanovic can find himself stealing minutes.|
|Malcolm Brogdon||IND||Back||DAY TO DAY||Brogdon continues to have lingering issues with his Back, but, there's a chance he can return on Friday night. Aaron Holiday and T.J. McConnell will see more playing time if he can't go.|
|Thomas Bryant||WSH||Foot||1-3 Weeks||Bryant looks to be close to returning and he should be back in the next couple of weeks or so but until he returns Ian Mahinmi , Davis Bertans and Moritz Wagner (if healthy) will see more playing time.|
|D'Angelo Russell||GSW||Shoulder||DAY TO DAY||There's a chance that Russell could return to the court for Friday's game, but, if he continues to sit, Ky Bowman and Alec Burks will handle point guard duties.|
|Jonathan Isaac||ORL||Knee||7-9 Weeks||Isaac will miss a lot of time because of the Knee injury he suffered and Wes Iwundu will pick up minutes and Aaron Gordon (if healthy) will see more plays in the post and should be able to grab more boards.|
|Aaron Gordon||ORL||Calf||DAY TO DAY||There's a chance that Gordon sits on Friday night with a sore Calf. Wes Iwundu , Terrence Ross and possibly Amile Jefferson will see more minutes.|
|Domantas Sabonis||IND||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Sabonis may have to sit with a sore Knee on Friday and Myles Turner and T.J. Warren will see more time in the post. Goga Bitadze could pick up minutes.|
|Bogdan Bogdanovic||SAC||Lower Body||DAY TO DAY||Bogdanovic will miss his fourth straight game on Friday with an Ankle injury. Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica will see more minutes.|
|Clint Capela||HOU||Heel||DAY TO DAY||There's a chance that Capela will have to sit on Saturday with a Heel injury. This isn't the first time his Heel has been sore. Isaiah Hartenstein and Tyson Chandler will see more minutes if Capela is out.|
|Blake Griffin||DET||Knee||No Timetable||Griffin had a procedure on his Knee and we don't know when we'll see him take the court again. Markieff Morris (if healthy) and Christian Wood will see more minutes.|
|Jrue Holiday||NO||Elbow/Triceps||DAY TO DAY||Holiday will miss his third straight game on Friday and Lonzo Ball , Josh Hart and E'Twaun Moore should see more minutes and shots.|
|Luke Kennard||DET||Knee||1-2 Weeks||Kennard will miss another few games (at least) with a Knee injury and Bruce Brown Jr. and Langston Galloway will see more shots.|
|Fred VanVleet||TOR||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||VanVleet will miss his next few games after missing his previous two. Norman Powell is coming back and he'll see more minutes and Terence Davis will see more playing time.|
|Marcus Morris||NY||Neck||DAY TO DAY||Morris is looking like he'll miss his third game in a row on Friday. Kevin Knox and Reggie Bullock will pick up minutes and RJ Barrett will get to shoot more.|
|Richaun Holmes||SAC||Shoulder||DAY TO DAY||Holmes will miss his second straight game on Friday and if he needs to miss more time, Dewayne Dedmon and Nemanja Bjelica will help fill the void.|
|Wendell Carter Jr.||CHI||Ankle||4-6 Weeks||Carter's Ankle is badly sprained and Lauri Markkanen will spend a lot more time playing Center. Thaddeus Young should see more minutes and even starts. Daniel Gafford could potentially see more minutes as well.|
|Larry Nance Jr.||CLE||Knee||1-2 Weeks||Nance will miss a few more games with a sore Knee and while he's out, John Henson should see more minutes on the low block. Cedi Osman will see more shots.|
|Zach Collins||POR||Shoulder||8-10 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 hurt himself again after returning from injury in his previous game and will miss Friday's game. Tyler Herro picks up the usage and Duncan Robinson and Derrick Jones Jr. will pick up more minutes.|
|D.J. Augustin||ORL||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Augustin will sit on Friday and Markell Fultz will see more minutes and we can expect Evan Fournier to bring up the ball a bit more as well.|
|Jabari Parker||ATL||Shoulder||2-3 Weeks||Parker will miss the next few weeks after having a procedure done to his Shoulder. De'Andre Hunter should be able to get more playing time.|
|Mike Conley||UT||Hamstring||1-2 Weeks||Conley re-injured his Hamstring and he will miss the next couple of weeks. Emmanuel Mudiay , Royce O'Neale and Jordan Clarkson can help run the point.|
|Paul Millsap||DEN||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Millsap missed his previous game with a Knee injury and if he needs to sit again, Jerami Grant and Michael Porter Jr. will see more minutes.|
|Reggie Jackson||DET||Back||No Timetable||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.|
|Marvin Bagley III||SAC||Foot||DAY TO DAY||Bagley has missed his last seven games and Nemanja Bjelica and Richaun Holmes will see more minutes until he's ready to return. There's a chance he can return Friday.|
|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||3-5 Weeks||Porter will need additional time away from the court and his timetable has been backed up. Chandler Hutchison will see more minutes. Thaddeus Young and Shaq Harrison could see minutes as well.|
|Marc Gasol||TOR||Hamstring||1-3 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.|
|Ersan Ilyasova||MIL||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Ilyasova may have to sit for Friday's game and D.J. Wilson will pick up minutes if he can't go.|
|Norman Powell||TOR||Shoulder||Sunday?||Powell is set to return this weekend, but, if he can't OG Anunoby , Patrick McCaw and Terence Davis will see more minutes.|
|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. and Jordan McRae should have more time with the ball.|
|Moritz Wagner||WSH||Ankle||1-2 Weeks||Wagner will miss more time with his Ankle injured. Davis Bertans and Ian Mahinmi will be primary fill in options.|
|Markieff Morris||DET||Foot||DAY TO DAY||Morris has missed his last seven games with a sprained Foot and Christian Wood will see more minutes until he's ready to return. Blake Griffin is also currently injured and Thon Maker could see 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.|
|Skal Labissiere||POR||Knee||4-5 Weeks||Labissiere will be shelved for the next bunch of weeks until he's ready to return, Anthony Toliver and Mario Hezonja (if healthy) will see more minutes.|
|Nerlens Noel||OKC||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Noel has missed his last three games with an Ankle injury and if he needs to sit, Steven Adams and Mike Muscala will see more playing time.|
|Frank Kaminsky||PHX||Knee||3-4 Weeks||Kaminsky will miss at least the next few weeks of action and Aron Baynes will see more minutes behind Deandre Ayton until Kaminsky is ready to return. Dario Saric also benefits.|
|Andre Roberson||OKC||Knee||No Timetable||New year, same story! Roberson has to be cleared in order to play and Hamidou Diallo and Terrance Ferguson will pick up minutes at SG/SF.|
|Garrett Temple||BKN||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Temple may have to sit on Friday with a lingering Knee injury. Joe Harris should be able to steal more minutes if he can't play.|
|Jake Layman||MIN||Toe||No Timetable||Layman continues to miss time 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||12-13 Weeks||With Aminu sidelined for awhile, Khem Birch and Mohamed Bamba should be able to pick up minutes. Aaron Gordon will see more playing time as well.|
|Eric Gordon||HOU||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Gordon missed his last game and there's a chance he'll have to sit on Saturday and if he's out Danuel House Jr. will see more minutes.|
|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). Jordan McRae and Troy Brown Jr. will see more minutes.|
|Michael Carter-Williams||ORL||Shoulder||No Timetable||MCW has not played since December 20th because of a Shoulder injury and Markelle Fultz and D.J. Augustin (if healthy) should see more playing time.|
|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.|
|Garrison Matthews||WSH||Ankle||No Timetable||With Matthews sidelined for at least the next few weeks, Jordan McRae and Troy Brown Jr. should see more minutes and shots.|
|Wilson Chandler||BKN||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||Chandler may have to sit on Friday and if he's out, Joe Harris and Taurean Prince should see more minutes. Rodions Kurucs should benefit as well.|
|Dennis Smith Jr.||NY||Oblique||DAY TO DAY||Smith with miss his eigth straight game with an Oblique injury on Friday. Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Payton will see more minutes at PG.|
|Kevon Looney||GSW||Abs||DAY TO DAY||Looney continues to miss games and that will benefit Willie Cauley-Stein and Omari Spellman from a playing time standpoint. They also just cut Marquese Chriss .|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||CLE||Knee||4-6 Weeks||With Porter sidelined, Dante Exum (when healthy) should see more minutes in the Cavs rotation and Cedi Osman will benefit by seeing more shots from the arc.|
|Nene Hilario||HOU||Adductor||No Timetable||We're unsure when we'll see Nene ' take the floor this season. Tyson Chandler will back up Clint Capela this season.|
|Kenrich Williams||NO||Back||DAY TO DAY||Williams will miss his second game in a row on Friday and E'Twaun Moore should be able to steal a few minutes because of the injury.|
|Marvin Williams||CHA||Nose||DAY TO DAY||Williams has missed his last two games since breaking his nose and his status is up in the air for Friday. If Williams sits, it benefits PJ Washington and Bismack Biyombo .|
|Dylan Windler||CLE||Leg||No Timetable||The Cavs are very much looking to their youth to see what they can build around in their system and Windler could come up later in the season 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 Poirer||BOS||Finger||1-3 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.|
|Avery Bradley||LAL||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Bradley is sick and may need to sit on Friday. Alex Caruso and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will see more minutes if he can't go.|
|Dante Exum||CLE||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Exum is sick and missed his last two games and if he needs to miss more time, Darius Garland and Matthew Dellavedova will will fill in. Brandon Knight should steal minutes as well.|
|Dewan Hernandez||TOR||Foot||No Timetable||Hernandez has a Foot injury and the Raptors are currently out a lot of big men so it's hard to tell when we'll see Hernandez get any action on court with this injury.|
|Naz Mitrou-Long||IND||Ankle||No Timetable||Mitrou-Long is on the outside looking into the Pacers rotation and we don't know when we'll see him return to the court.|
|Romeo Langford||BOS||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Langford is on the outside looking into the Celtics rotation. He barely plays.|
|Ryan Broekhoff||DAL||Fibula||No Timetable||Brokehoff gets very few minutes in the Mavs rotation and Seth Curry and Dorian Finney-Smith will see a minor bump in minutes.|
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T. Herro - SG
Tyler Herro shot 4-of-12 from three in Saturday’s loss to the Celtics, posting a line of 22 points (8-of-18 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 36 minutes.
With Jimmy Butler (17 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots) and Goran Dragic (11/1/5 with one 3-pointer and five turnovers) nowhere near as impactful as they were in the first two games of the series, Herro was asked to do even more scoring off the bench. And to his credit the rookie stepped up, with the 22 points representing a new playoff career-high. In fact this was just Herro’s second playoff game with at least 20 points, as he hit that number in Game 3 of the Heat’s first round series vs. Indiana. He’ll be a good fantasy option next season but how valuable the “Baby Goat” will be in 2020-21 depends upon what happens with Dragic, as he’ll be a free agent this offseason.
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B. Adebayo - PF
Bam Adebayo played 38 minutes in Saturday’s loss to the Celtics, scoring 27 points (10-of-14 FGs, 7-of-9 FTs) with 16 rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocked shots.
While Boston was finally able to corral Goran Dragic (11 points, one rebound, five assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes), they still don’t have an answer for Adebayo. The 27 points represent a new playoff high for the second-year center, and the double-double is his eighth of this postseason. While Adebayo still has work to do this season, he’ll be one of the top post players in all fantasy formats in 2020-21.
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J. Tatum - PF
Jayson Tatum shot 9-of-20 from the field and 5-of-5 from the foul line in Saturday’s win over the Heat, posting a line of 25 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes.
Tatum has now scored 20 points or more in six straight playoff games, and this was the 24th postseason game in his career in which he’s hit that mark. Only two other players in NBA history have more 20-point playoff games to their credit before turning 23 years old: the late Kobe Bryant (32), and LeBron James (29). With Saturday’s effort Tatum moved into third on that list, breaking a tie with Derrick Rose.
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J. Brown - SG
Jaylen Brown scored a team-high 26 points (11-of-17 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs) to go along with seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, one blocked shot and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes Saturday vs. the Heat.
Brown, who reportedly got into a postgame shouting match with Marcus Smart after Boston’s Game 2 loss, stepped up in a big way Saturday night. The 17 field goal attempts are the most that he’s had in a game this series, and the 64.7 field goal percentage is Brown’s best this postseason. The Celtics will need a similarly assertive Brown in Wednesday’s Game 4 as they look to even up the series. Smart also played well, tallying 20 points (5-of-10 FGs, 10-of-10 FTs), four rebounds and six assists in 36 minutes.
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Gordon Hayward returned from a sprained right ankle Saturday, playing 31 minutes and finishing with six points (2-of-7 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), five rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.
While Hayward wasn’t officially on a minutes restriction in his first game back, the expectation was that his minutes would be closely monitored. After playing a four-minute stint in the first quarter Hayward was used even more, ultimately accounting for 31 of the 55 minutes played by Celtics reserves. He didn’t provide much in the way of scoring, but he was productive in other statistical categories as evidenced by the steals and blocks totals. And Hayward’s size/shooting ability make him a player capable of giving the Heat trouble when they go to the zone defense that stymied Boston in the first two games of the series. With Game 4 scheduled for Wednesday, Hayward will have a couple extra days to rest.
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Gordon Hayward has decided to remain in the bubble for the duration of the Celtics' postseason run and not return home for the birth of his fourth child according to ESPN's Rachel Nichols.
Originally the plan was for Hayward to join his wife once she was ready to deliver the couple's fourth child, but things have changed. Per Nichols' report, the reason is that Hayward was able to return home during the early stages of his rehabilitation from a sprained right ankle. Having been sidelined since Boston's postseason opener, Hayward made his return to action Saturday night.
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A. Iguodala - SG
Andre Iguodala (back spasms) is available for Miami on Saturday.
Even at full strength, Iguodala isn't likely to play more than 10-20 minutes. Unless Miami's roster gets thinned out by injuries, he's a dubious play in DFS.
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Gordon Hayward (right ankle) will come off the bench vs. Miami for Game 3 on Saturday.
Hayward will be on a minute-limit, though Boston hasn't specified an exact target. Miami's zone defense confounded the Celtics for stretches of Game 2, enabling them to erase the Celtics' big early lead, but Hayward's shooting and passing should be able to help in that area. Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams are likely to lose minutes with Hayward in the mix for the second unit.
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