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 1-2 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 likely out for the 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 2-3 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 has missed his last four games with a lingering Hamstring injury. Kawhi Leonard and Landry Shamet will pick up more usage until he returns.
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN Knee DAY TO DAY Towns continues to miss time with the Knee injury. He should return within the next couple of games. Gorgui Dieng and Jordan Bell will see more minutes until he's ready to return.
Jamal Murray DEN Ankle DAY TO DAY Don't be surprised if Murray ends up missing a week of action with a sprained Ankle. While he's out, Monte Morris will see more minutes. Will Barton will bring up the ball more.
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.
NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
Zion Williamson NO Knee DAY TO DAY Davis has not missed his last four games with a bruised Tailbone. If he can't go, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee will see more minutes and usage if Davis continues to sit.
Joel Embiid PHI Hand 1-2 Weeks Embiid will miss another week of action and while he's out Norvel Pelle will see more minutes, but, Mike Scott and Tobias Harris will see more shots.
Kristaps Porzingis DAL Knee DAY TO DAY Porzingis has missed nine games in a row 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.
Kelly Oubre Jr. PHX Concussion DAY TO DAY Oubre missed his last game with a Concussion and we'll have to see if he needs more games off. Mikal Bridges will see more minutes and starts. Cam Johnson will also see a boost in minutes.
DeAndre Jordan BKN Finger DAY TO DAY Jordan dislocated his Finger and will miss the next few games. Jarrett Allen will see more minutes and the Nets will likely give Nicolas Claxton extra minutes.
Jonathan Isaac ORL Knee No Timetable Isaac's season may be over because of the Knee injury he suffered and Wes Iwundu will pick up minutes and Aaron Gordon will see more plays in the post and should be able to grab more boards.
Steven Adams OKC Knee DAY TO DAY Adams may have to sit for Friday's game with a minor Knee injury and with Nerlens Noel banged up, Mike Muscala could be in line for a huge boost in minutes if Adams can't go.
Tyler Herro MIA Knee DAY TO DAY Herro missed his previous game with a sore Knee and he may need to sit for a second straight game on Friday. If he's out we'll see more of Duncan Robinson and Derrick Jones Jr.
NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC Ankle DAY TO DAY Bogdanovic has missed his last six games with an Ankle injury. Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica will see more minutes until he's ready to return.
RJ Barrett NY Ankle 1-2 Weeks Barrett is dealing with a sprained Ankle and he'll miss at least the next week of action. Allonzo Trier and Wayne Ellington will see more minutes while he's 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, if at all. Markieff Morris and Christian Wood will see more minutes.
Jrue Holiday NO Elbow/Triceps DAY TO DAY Holiday has missed his last six games and Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and E'Twaun Moore should see more minutes and shots.
Luke Kennard DET Knee 4-6 Weeks Kennard needs more time to recover and we backed up his timetable because of the Knee injury and Bruce Brown Jr. and Langston Galloway will see more shots.
Fred VanVleet TOR Hamstring DAY TO DAY VanVleet has missed his last four games with an injured Hamstring. Norman Powell is coming back and he'll see more minutes and Terence Davis will see more playing time.
JJ Redick NO Hamstring DAY TO DAY Redick has sat for his last three games with a strained Hamstring. If he continues to sit, Josh Hart, Frank Jackson and E'Twaun Moore will see more playing time
Richaun Holmes SAC Shoulder 2-3 Weeks Holmes will miss the next few weeks of action. Marvin Bagley III, Dewayne Dedmon and Nemanja Bjelica will help fill the void.
Wendell Carter Jr. CHI Ankle 3-5 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 (When healthy) will see more minutes as well.
Jae Crowder MEM Hip DAY TO DAY Crowder missed his previous game and may have to sit for Friday's game. If he's down for the count, Dillon Brooks may shift to SF and Kyle Anderson and De'Anthony Melton will see more minutes.
NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
Zach Collins POR Shoulder 7-9 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 2-3 Weeks Winslow is still bothered by his Back and his timetable has been backed up a bit…again. Tyler Herro (if healthy) picks up the usage and Duncan Robinson and Derrick Jones Jr. will pick up more minutes.
D.J. Augustin ORL Knee 3-4 Weeks Augustin will miss time with a Knee injury and Markelle 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 1-2 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 is recovering and looks likes he's getting closer to returning. Emmanuel Mudiay, Royce O'Neale and Jordan Clarkson can help run the point.
Paul Millsap DEN Knee DAY TO DAY Millsap has missed his last five games 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 1-3 Weeks There is interesting reporting regarding Jackson because new reports have indicated he could be back real soon. Derrick Rose and Bruce Brown Jr. will continue filling in until he's back.
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, Danuel House Jr. and Austin Rivers will pick up the slack this season. House will be the biggest beneficiary.
Rajon Rondo LAL Finger DAY TO DAY Rondo has missed his last two games and if he has to sit on Saturday, Alex Caruso and Avery Bradley will see more minutes. LeBron James will bring up the ball even more.
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.
NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
Otto Porter Jr. CHI Foot 2-4 Weeks Porter will need additional time away from the court and his timetable has been backed up. Kris Dunn will see more minutes and starts. Thaddeus Young and Shaq Harrison will see an increase in playing time.
Gary Harris DEN Adductor DAY TO DAY Harris has missed his last two games and if he needs to miss more time Michael Porter Jr. and Malik Beasley will see more minutes. Will Barton's usage goes up.
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.
Alex Len ATL Back DAY TO DAY If Len continues to sit, Bruno Fernando and Damian Jones will see more minutes and usage. John Collins gets prioritized even more.
Robert Williams BOS Hip 4-6 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 3-4 Weeks Labissiere will be shelved for the next bunch of weeks until he's ready to return, Anthony Tolliver and Mario Hezonja will see more minutes.
Nerlens Noel OKC Ankle DAY TO DAY Noel has missed his last six games with an Ankle injury and if he needs to sit for longer, Steven Adams and Mike Muscala will see more playing time.
Frank Kaminsky PHX Knee 2-3 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.
NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
Garrett Temple BKN Knee DAY TO DAY Temple may have to sit on Saturday with a lingering Knee injury. Joe Harris and Wilson Chandler 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 11-12 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.
Reggie Bullock NY Neck DAY TO DAY Bullock missed his last game with a sore Neck and if he needs more time off, Allonzo Trier and Damyean Dotson will see more minutes.
Jahlil Okafor NO Back DAY TO DAY Okafor sat out last game with a sore Back and if needs to miss more time, Derrick Favors and Jaxson Hayes will see more minutes and shots.
Michael Carter-Williams ORL Shoulder No Timetable MCW has not played since December 20th because of a Shoulder injury and Markelle Fultz and Evan Fournier 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.
Maurice Harkless LAC Back DAY TO DAY Harkless hurt his Back on Thursday and we'll need to wait and see if he is looking at a multi-game absence. Patrick Patterson and JaMychal Green will see more minutes while he's out.
Dennis Smith Jr. NY Oblique No Timetable Smith continues to miss time with an Oblique injury. Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Payton will see more minutes at PG.
NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
Kevon Looney GSW Abs No Timetable Looney continues to miss games and that will benefit Willie Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss and Omari Spellman from a playing time standpoint.
Kevin Porter Jr. CLE Knee 3-5 Weeks With Porter sidelined, Dante Exum 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 has missed his last five games and E'Twaun Moore should be able to steal a few minutes because of the injury.
Daniel Gafford CHI Thumb 2-4 Weeks Gafford joins Wendell Carter Jr. on the sidelines meaning that Lauri Markkanen will play a lot more Center along with Luke Kornet and Thaddeus Young will indirectly benefit and he'll see more time at PF.
Dylan Windler CLE Leg No Timetable It's not looking like we'll see Windler active at all this season as he may need surgery and won't recover in time before the season ends. Cedi Osman and Kevin Porter Jr. (when healthy) will benefit.
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.
Chandler Hutchison CHI Shoulder DAY TO DAY Hutchison may have to sit on Friday with a Shoulder injury and Kris Dunn and Shaq Harrison will see more minutes if he can't go.
Abdel Nader OKC Ankle DAY TO DAY Nader will sit on Friday for the second straight game and Terrance Ferguson and Hamidou Diallo will see more minutes.
Brandon Knight CLE Knee DAY TO DAY Knight is dealing with a sore Knee and Dante Exum will pick up more playing time until Knight is ready to return to action.
NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
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.
Ante Zizic CLE Illness DAY TO DAY Zizic will miss his third straight game on Friday because he's sick. John Henson and Larry Nance Jr. could see a minor minutes boost.
Bruno Caboclo MEM Knee 4-6 Weeks Caboclo doesn't get too much time in the Grizzlies rotation and was actually down in the G-League when the injury occurred. Kyle Anderson should see a few more minutes.
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.
Jacob Evans III GSW Concussion/Nose No Timetable Evans is in the Concussion protocol and he broke his Nose and while he's out, Alec Burks and Damion Lee will see more minutes until he's fully recovered.
Frank Mason III MIL Oblique DAY TO DAY Mason is on the outside looking into the Bucks rotation and it doesn't impact playing time for other Bucks guards.
Max Strus CHI Torn ACL OUT FOR THE SEASON Strus season is over and Denzel Valentine will find himself getting more playing time.

 

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