NBA Injury Report: January 23
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 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 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 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||1-2 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 seven games with a lingering hamstring injury. Kawhi Leonard and Landry Shamet will pick up more usage until he returns.|
|Trae Young||ATL||Thigh||DAY TO DAY||Young missed his last game with a thigh injury and if he needs to miss more time, Jeff Teague will be the primary fill in option. Cam Reddish will see more minutes as well.|
|Jamal Murray||DEN||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Don't be surprised if Murray ends up missing a few weeks 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||Nurkic is starting to practice, but a safe guess is that he'll be back on the court late February-early March but nothing has been confirmed. Hassan Whiteside will start in his place.|
|Jayson Tatum||BOS||Groin||DAY TO DAY||Tatum may need to sit with a strained Groin and if he can't go, Daniel Theis will see more playing time and Gordon Hayward will see his usage pick up.|
|Jaylen Brown||BOS||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Brown missed his last game with an Ankle injury and if he needs more time off Marcus Smart should see a boost in minutes. Gordon Hayward will take more shots and Romeo Langford will even get more involved.|
|Anthony Davis||LAL||Tailbone||DAY TO DAY||Davis may sit for Thursday's game after returning on Wednesday. If he can't go, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee will see more minutes and usage.|
|Joel Embiid||PHI||Hand||DAY TO DAY||Embiid could potentially return in the next few games but until he's back on the court. Norvel Pelle will see more minutes, but Mike Scott and Tobias Harris will see more shots.|
|Malcolm Brogdon||IND||Eye||DAY TO DAY||Brogdon may have to enter the league's Concussion protocol after getting hit in the face on Wednesday. If he has to miss time, Aaron Holiday and T.J. McConnell will see a minutes bump.|
|CJ McCollum||POR||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||McCollum may have to sit for his third game in a row on Thursday. If he can't go, Anfernee Simons will see more minutes and shots. Carmelo Anthony will become the second shooter while McCollum recovers.|
|DeAndre Jordan||BKN||Finger||DAY TO DAY||Jordan dislocated his Finger and will miss his third straight game on Thursday. Jarrett Allen will see more minutes. Rodions Kurucs could see more 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||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Adams missed his last game with an Ankle injury and Nerlens Noel and Mike Muscala will fill in if he needs more time out.|
|Patrick Beverley||LAC||Groin||DAY TO DAY||Beverley missed his last game with an injured Groin and if he has to miss more games, Lou Williams will see more shots and Landry Shamet will see more time with the ball.|
|Josh Richardson||PHI||Hamstring||2-3 Weeks||Richardson will miss the next few weeks with an injured Hamstring and Matisse Thybulle and Furkan Korkmaz will see more minutes and usage until he's ready to return to action.|
|RJ Barrett||NY||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Barrett is dealing with a sprained Ankle we'll know in the next couple of days if he has to miss more action (long-term). Allonzo Trier and Wayne Ellington will see more minutes while he's out.|
|Blake Griffin||DET||Knee||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Griffin's season is over. Markieff Morris, Sekou Doumbouya and Christian Wood will see more minutes.|
|Marvin Bagley III||SAC||Foot||DAY TO DAY||Bagley missed his last game with an injured Foot and if he has to miss more time, Nemanja Bjelica and Dewayne Dedmon will see more minutes. Anthony Tolliver could steal a few as well.|
|Luke Kennard||DET||Knee||3-5 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.|
|Aron Baynes||PHX||Hip||DAY TO DAY||Baynes has missed his last two games with a sore Hip and if he can't go, Dario Saric will see even more playing time. Deandre Ayton will see a few extra minutes as well.|
|Dwight Powell||DAL||Achilles||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Powell is done for the season and Maxi Kleber and Boban Marjanovic will fill in for the rest of the way.|
|Richaun Holmes||SAC||Shoulder||1-2 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||2-4 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.|
|Enes Kanter||BOS||Hip||DAY TO DAY||Kanter will sit for Friday's game and Daniel Theis will see a bump in minutes until he's ready to return.|
|Zach Collins||POR||Shoulder||6-8 Weeks||Collins will be out for multiple months and Carmelo Anthony and Trevor Ariza will fill the void. Mario Hezonja will see more love in the rotation as well.|
|Justise Winslow||MIA||Back||1-2 Weeks||Winslow is still bothered by his Back and his timetable has been backed up a bit…again. Tyler Herro picks up the usage and Duncan Robinson and Derrick Jones Jr. will pick up more minutes.|
|D.J. Augustin||ORL||Knee||2-3 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.|
|Paul Millsap||DEN||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Millsap has missed his last eight games game with a Knee injury and if he needs to sit again, Jerami Grant and Michael Porter Jr. (if healthy) will see more minutes.|
|Mason Plumlee||DEN||Foot||2-4 Weeks||Plumlee will be out for the next few weeks and Jerami Grant will see even more playing time. Nikola Jokic should see a few extra minutes as well.|
|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.|
|Bruce Brown||DET||Illness||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. Trevor Ariza will pick up a lot more minutes and usage.|
|Otto Porter Jr.||CHI||Foot||No Timetable||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 five games and if he needs to miss more time Michael Porter Jr. (if healthy) and Malik Beasley will see more minutes. Will Barton's usage goes up.|
|Rui Hachimura||WSH||Groin||DAY TO DAY||Hachimura is dealing with a Groin injury and Davis Bertans will benefit by seeing more minutes, but he is close to returning. Troy Brown Jr. and Jordan McRae should have more time with the ball.|
|Moritz Wagner||WSH||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Wagner could be on his way back to the court in the next couple of games. Davis Bertans and Ian Mahinmi will be primary fill in options until he's ready. Thomas Bryant benefits as well.|
|Anzejs Pasecniks||WSH||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||There's a chance that Pasecniks will have to miss his third game in a row on Thursday and if he sits, Ian Mahinmi will see more playing time. Thomas Bryant has been eased back into the Wizards rotation.|
|Robert Williams||BOS||Hip||2-3 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||2-3 Weeks||Labissiere will be shelved for the next bunch of weeks until he's ready to return, Mario Hezonja will see more minutes.|
|Michael Porter Jr.||DEN||Back||DAY TO DAY||Porter missed his last game with a sore Back and if needs to sit for another game, Jerami Grant and Will Barton will pick up extra minutes. Malik Beasley will also indirectly benefit.|
|Frank Kaminsky||PHX||Knee||1-2 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.|
|Patrick McCaw||TOR||Nose||DAY TO DAY||McCaw broke his Nose on Wednesday and if he needs to miss a few games, Norman Powell will see more minutes and even Terence Davis can steal a few as well.|
|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||10-11 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.|
|Robin Lopez||MIL||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Miller injured his Achilles back in August and we shouldn't expect him to play this season.|
|Garrison Mathews||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.|
|Cameron Johnson||PHX||Quad||DAY TO DAY||Johnson has missed his last three games and if he needs to miss more time Mikal Bridges and Tyler Johnson will see a bump in minutes.|
|Nicolas Claxton||BKN||Shoulder||DAY TO DAY||Claxton will miss Thursday's game with a Shoulder injury. Jarrett Allen and Rodions Kurucs will see more minutes.|
|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||2-4 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 eight games and E'Twaun Moore should be able to steal a few minutes because of the injury.|
|Daniel Gafford||CHI||Thumb||1-3 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.|
|Abdel Nader||OKC||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Nader has missed his last five games with a sprained Ankle 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. He's missing his fourth in a row on Thursday.|
|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||No Timetable||Zizic will miss some time as he's recovering from an Illness. John Henson and Larry Nance Jr. will see a boost in minutes.|
|Bruno Caboclo||MEM||Knee||3-5 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.|
|DeMarre Carroll||SAS||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Carroll is sick but he barely plays in the Spurs rotation.|
|Chandler Parsons||ATL||Concussion||No Timetable||Parsons was involved in a car accident earlier this week and he suffered a Concussion. He doesn't get much playing time in the Hawks rotation and doesn't impact other Hawks Forward's minutes.|
|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. He hasn't played since 2019.|
|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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C.J. McCollum has a fractured left foot and will miss an extended period of time (at least four weeks), according to Shams Charania.
The news flow this season has been nothing short of depressing and you can add McCollum to the list. Gary Trent Jr., Derrick Jones Jr., Rodney Hood and Anfernee Simons are all going to benefit from this awful news and despite Trent Jr.'s awful Monday, he looks to be the guy to grab here. And if he's not available, Jones Jr. or Hood should be the next targets on your list. McCollum was in the midst of his best season and this news is horrible for fantasy managers and the Blazers, alike. Additionally, Damian Lillard's usage is going to rise and Robert Covington and Carmelo Anthony are also going to see a boost in usage.
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C.J. McCollum is going to be out for at least a month after suffering a fractured left foot on Saturday, Jan. 16 vs the Hawks.
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E. Paschall - PF
Eric Paschall had his best shooting night of the season on Monday, hitting 8-of-11 shots en route to 19 points, four boards, three assists and a steal.
Paschall matched his season-high scoring mark against the LA and the eight made shots were a season best for the second-year forward. He didn't make a triple in the game, but his eight points in the final frame helped the Dubs get a win over LeBron James and the Lakers. Paschall is only rostered in 11% of Yahoo leagues and is worth a look in deep leagues.
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A. Wiggins - SF
Andrew Wiggins was ultra-efficient on Monday, hitting 7-of-11 field goals and 3-of-5 threes to finish with 18 points.
Wiggins had it going in the third quarter when he scored 12 of his 18 points including nine in a row on three straight 3-pointers. He also chipped in three rebounds, an assist and a steal in 32 minutes in what was his second-best shooting night of the season.
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K. Kuzma - PF
Kyle Kuzma hit 6-of-11 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday.
Kuzma has double-doubled in two straight games and in three of his last four, despite playing sub-30 minutes in all of them. He's also hit a 3-pointer in seven straight games and in all but one game this season. Kuzma is rostered in just 42 percent of Yahoo! leagues and the Lakers play four games next week. He's worth a look if you need points, boards and 3-pointers.
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D. Schroder - PG
Dennis Schroder caught fire early and hit 8-of-15 shots, a 3-pointer and 8-of-9 free throws for a season-high 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in Monday's two-point loss to the Warriors.
Schroder had a great first half and has ended up being a great point-guard complement to LeBron James in L.A. He's scored in double figures in all but two games this season and is returning 12th-round fantasy value this season. However, he could be better than that going forward as long as he keeps getting 30-plus minutes a game.
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A. Davis - PF
Anthony Davis, as usual, played through his various ailments on Monday and racked up 17 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three blocks on 6-of-16 shooting in a 115-113 loss to the Warriors.
The triple-double watch was on early for AD after he racked up a bunch of assists in the first half, but he stopped passing the ball and finished up with seven dimes. His career high is nine and his lone triple-double of his career featured points, rebounds and blocks. Expect Davis to continue to show up on the Lakers' injury report and expect him to keep powering through it. The Lakers play Thursday, Saturday and Monday and then have a back-to-back next Wednesday and Thursday. Maybe AD sits in one of those, but it's also possible he could play in both of them.
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K. Oubre - SF
Kelly Oubre scored a season-high 23 points vs the Lakers on Monday, hitting 9-of-18 field goals with four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in the win while also playing incredible defense against LeBron James.
After the win, Draymond Green said when Oubre is playing well the Dubs are a, "Completely different team -- because it's just another dominant option." Oubre notched season highs in scoring, field goals made and field goals attempted, and he did it in the Warriors biggest win against the defending champion Lakers. He continues to struggle from deep, however, making just 2-of-8 in the game, but he's now made at least two 3-pointers in three straight games, so it's not completely bad. Oubre will look to keep this going vs the Spurs on Wednesday. If Oubre was dumped in your league, run, don't walk, to go get him.
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