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|NAME||POS.||TEAM||INJURY||DATE INJURED||EXP. RETURN DATE||ANALYSIS|
|Bradley Beal||SG/SF||WSH||Hamstring||8-May||DAY TO DAY||We know that Beal will miss the first two games of the week and then when Friday approaches we will find out his fate. Raul Neto and Chandler Hutchison will see more minutes. Ish Smith will benefit as well.|
|Pascal Siakam||PF/C||TOR||Shoulder||8-May||DAY TO DAY||Siakam hurt his Shoulder and with the way the Raptors have been benching some of their other players, the DTD tag could turn into a a no timetable tag very quickly as the Raptors have shown signs of packing it in for the rest of the way. Khem Birch and Stanley Johnson will help fill the void. De'Andre Bembry will get more playing time as well.|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||SG/SF||HOU||Ankle||5-May||DAY TO DAY||The Rockets continue to be banged up and Porter is the latest addition and the Rockets may hold him out for a game or two next week. Armoni Brooks and Jae'Sean Tate will help run the point. D.J. Augustin should find more playing time as well with Dante Exum still hurt.|
|Brandom Ingram||F||NO||Ankle||4-May||No Timetable||The big-play Forwards are likely done for the final week of the season and that means reserves such as Naji Marshall and James Johnson will see a big bump in minutes while backcourt guys Lonzo Ball and Eric Bledsoe will naturally see more usage. Nickeil Alexander-Walker should help out as well over the next few games.|
|Zion Williamson||PF||NO||Finger||4-May||No Timetable||Williamson, like Ingram, is going to be sidelined for the final week of the season and it will be up to James Johnson, Willy Hernangomez and Jaxson Hayes to help plug the middle for the rest of the way.|
|Miles Bridges||F||CHA||COVID||4-May||No Timetable||COVID sidelines another meaning PJ Washington will see a ton of shots and Jalin McDaniels and Malik Monk will see more love in the Hornets rotation as well. Caleb Martin could pick up a few minutes as well.|
|LeBron James||G/SF||LAL||Ankle||2-May||DAY TO DAY||James is looking like he'll make his return to action on Tuesday. How many games will he play this week? Uncertain! If he's out, expect mid-court players such as Wes Matthews and Talon Horton-Tucker to play more minutes. Kyle Kuzma should benefit as well.|
|Christian Wood||PF/C||HOU||Ankle||2-May||DAY TO DAY||The Rockets big men are also hurt as Kelly Olynyk may or may not play in upcoming games either meaning that the Rockets may have to go small for the rest of the way and Jae'Sean Tate will have to play a lot of big man minutes for the next game or two if Wood continues to miss time.|
|Jaylen Brown||SG/SF||BOS||Wrist||2-May||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Brown's season has come to an end after having suffered a tear in his Wrist. Evan Fournier and Aaron Nesmith will benefit by getting a lot more shots and minutes. Kemba Walker has finally looked like his old self recently. His numbers should get boosted from this.|
|Devonte' Graham||G||CHA||Knee||2-May||DAY TO DAY||Graham can't put too much pressure on his Knee at this time and it will be up to Malik Monk to help pick up the slack with LaMelo Ball. Brad Wanamaker may steal a few minutes, but Ball and Rozier will continue to play heavy minutes.|
|Tyrese Haliburton||G||SAC||Knee||2-May||No Timetable||Haliburton's season could be over due to this Knee injury and while Fox has been out as well, Delon Wright has taken over and we've seen him fill in at multiple spots on the court. Buddy Hield clearly benefits as well.|
|OG Anunoby||F||TOR||Calf/Benching||2-May||No Timetable||We don't know if his Calf is truly hurt or if it's part of Toronto's benching plan. They continue to rule out Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr., Yuta Watanabe and Stanley Johnson will see more playing time.|
|Dennis Schroder||PG||LAL||COVID||2-May||No Timetable||Schroder is in the protocol and with LeBron still hurt, it's been up to Alex Caruson to help handle the rock. Talon Horton-Tucker can help bring up the ball as well if healthy. The Lakers have had to rely on Ben McLemore to help as well.|
|Aleksej Pokusevski||SF||OKC||Knee||2-May||DAY TO DAY||Pokusevski could be held out the rest of the way meaning Kenrich Williams will be looking at more playing time. Darius Bazley and Lu. Dort will see more shots as well.|
|Darius Garland||PG||CLE||Ankle||30-Apr||No Timetable||Cleveland is going to the lottery so why bring Garland back? Cedi Osman has seen his production rise down the stretch and he and Damyean Dotson will help Collin Sexton in the backcourt.|
|James Ennis III||SG/SF||ORL||Calf||30-Apr||DAY TO DAY||The Magic are dealing with many injuries and Ennis being out of the lineup benefits Dwayne Bacon and Gary Harris. R.J. Hampton can also play multiple positions and he should see heavy run for the rest of the season.|
|Malcolm Brogdon||G||IND||Hamstring||29-Apr||DAY TO DAY||Brogdon is still hurt and T.J. McConnell will continue running point until he returns. Caris LeVert will help bring up the ball and Aaron Holiday should steal some reserve minutes. Justin Holiday will see more shots.|
|Kristaps Porzingis||PF/C||DAL||Knee||29-Apr||DAY TO DAY||Porzingis is always hurt and if he needs to continue to sit out, Jalen Brunson and Tim Hardaway Jr. will certainly see more shots and time with the ball. Dorian Finney-Smith naturally benefits as well.|
|Steven Adams||C||NO||Toe||28-Apr||DAY TO DAY||Are the Pelicans just playing it safe with Adams? If som Willy Hernangomez and Jaxson Hayes will split minutes at Center. Hayes will provide more defense and Hernangomez will provide the offense.|
|Chuma Okeke||PF||ORL||Ankle||28-Apr||No Timetable||Okeke is dealing with a sprained ankle and will likely be done for the rest of the season. Mo Bamba and Dwayne Bacon, along with Gary Harris will see more minutes and shots.|
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||SG/F||GSW||Wrist||27-Apr||No Timetable||Oubre's situation here has been very unclear. After thinking he was going to have a procedure, now he's not, but his season could be over. Kent Bazemore and Juan Toscano-Anderson will see more playing time. Andrew Wiggins will see more shots.|
|Mike Conley||PG||UT||Hamstring||26-Apr||DAY TO DAY||Conley has sat out with a tight hamstring for the last few games and while he rests up, Jordan Clarkson and Joe Ingles will help bring up the ball. Royce O'Neale could see time with the rock as well.|
|Derrick White||G||SA||Ankle||26-Apr||OUT FOR THE SEASON||The Spurs coaching staff are not confident that we'll see White suit up again for the rest of the regular-season and while he's sitting on the bench, Lonnie Walker will see more time with the ball and shots. Keldon Johnson and Rudy Gay will see an uptick in Field Goal Attempts.|
|Harrison Barnes||F||SAC||Adductor||26-Apr||DAY TO DAY||Barnes has now missed a few games and being that he plays a lot of minutes, there are a lot of minutes that are more available. Marvin Bagley III and Mo Harkless will get a major minutes boost if he continues to sit.|
|Larry Nance Jr.||PF/C||CLE||Thumb||25-Apr||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Nance will not be returning to the Cavs lineup. The Cavs aren't going to the postseason and while Nance is out Kevin Love and Cedi Osman will see more shots.|
|Matthew Dellavedova||G||CLE||Neck||25-Apr||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Dellavedova's season is over as his neck is in major pain. Collin Sexton and Damyean Dotson will help run the point the rest of the way.|
|John Wall||PG||HOU||Hamstring||23-Apr||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Wall is done for the season and Kevin Porter Jr. and Jae'Sean Tate will help bring up the ball for the rest of the season. Even Christian Wood will get more time with the ball.|
|De'Aaron Fox||PG||SAC||COVID||23-Apr||Early May||Fox is in the protocol and while he sits Delon Wright will handle most of the facilitating in the backcourt and Buddy Hield will also help bring up the ball while shifting to other positions.|
|Will Barton||SG/SF||DEN||Hamstring||23-Apr||DAY TO DAY||Barton has a strained hamstring and he joins Monte Morris and Jamal Murray on the shelf and while he's out, expect Aaron Gordon and especially Michael Porter Jr. to see more shots. P.J. Dozier will see more minutes.|
|Damion Lee||SG/SF||GSW||COVID||21-Apr||No Timetable||Lee is in the COVID protocol and while he's out Kent Bazemore and Jordan Poole should pick up a few reserve minutes.|
|Deni Avdija||SG/SF||WSH||Ankle||21-Apr||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Avdija's rookie season is over after fracturing his Ankle. Davis Bertans will pick up shots in the offense and even some of the reserves such as Isaac Bonga and Garrison Matthews will see more minutes.|
|Chris Boucher||PF/C||TOR||Knee||21-Apr||No Timetable||We don't know when we'll see Boucher take the floor again this season and while he's out Khem Birch and Yuta Watanabe will see more run in the Raptors rotation if he needs to miss time.|
|Taurean Prince||F||CLE||Ankle||21-Apr||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Prince will miss the rest of the season. He's having Ankle surgery and that will mean more minutes for Cedi Osman and Kevin Love.|
|Myles Turner||PF/C||IND||Toe||18-Apr||No Timetable||Turner is suffering from a major Toe injury and we don't know when we'll see him take the court again and Goga Bitadze and JaKarr Sampson will be playing more on the low block.|
|Jeremy Lamb||SG/SF||IND||Knee||18-Apr||DAY TO DAY||Lamb continues to get ruled out of games and it hasn't been the easiest transition for him since returning from being hurt last year. Justin Holiday and Edmond Sumner will see more action if he continues to sit.|
|Terrence Ross||SG/SF||ORL||Back||16-Apr||No Timetable||Ross will likely not be returning to action and Dwayne Bacon and R.J. Hampton will help handle the wings while he's out. Gary Harris has been of good service as well.|
|Donovan Mitchell||G||UT||Ankle||16-Apr||Week To Week||Mitchell will miss at least a few more games and while he's out, Joe Ingles, Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley (if healthy) will all see a boost in shots.|
|Monte Morris||G||DEN||Hamstring||16-Apr||No Timetable||We don't know when we'll see Morris take the court again and while he's out Facundo Campazzo and PJ Dozier will see more guard minutes. Jamal Murray is out for the season.|
|Alec Burks||SG/SF||NY||Knee||16-Apr||DAY TO DAY||We don't know when we'll see Burks return to the floor and while he's out, the Knicks guards will see more minutes. Derrick Rose will see more run. Reggie Bullock should pick up more shots.|
|Michael Carter-Williams||G||ORL||Ankle||14-Apr||No Timetable||MCW continues to miss games with an Ankle injury and that just means more run for Cole Anthony and R.J. Hampton.|
|Jamal Murray||G||DEN||Torn ACL||12-Apr||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Yes, the injury was as awful as it appeared and Murray's season is over. Now running point will be the combination of Facundo Campazzo and Austin Rivers for the rest of the season.|
|Aron Baynes||C||TOR||Foot||11-Apr||DAY TO DAY||Baynes Foot is still banged up and the rise of Khem Birch will likely keep Baynes limited, especially if Chris Boucher makes it back to the court. He hasn't been an effective Center since leaving Boston.|
|James Wiseman||C||GSW||Knee||10-Apr||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Wiseman's rookie season is over after having Knee surgery and while he's out, Draymond Green will have to cover a lot of ground in the frontcourt. Kevon Looney will see the bulk of the minutes left behind.|
|Dennis Smith Jr.||PG||DET||Knee||10-Apr||DAY TO DAY||With Smith hurt, the Pistons other reserve guards will see more action such as Cory Joseph and Saben Lee will steal a few minutes behind Killian Hayes.|
|Sterling Brown||SG/SF||HOU||Knee/Face||10-Apr||No Timetable||We don't know when we'll see Brown again. We don't really know his conditioning at this point since getting into an altercation at a club. While he's out, Jae'Sean Tate and Armoni Brooks will see more run at SG.|
|Victor Oladipo||SG/SF||MIA||Knee||9-Apr||No Timetable||Oladipo will need to miss time because of his knee and while he's out, expect Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson to pick up more minutes and shots. Kendrick Nunn has been benefitting big time.|
|James Harden||G||BKN||Hamstring||5-Apr||No Timetable||We now don't know when we'll see James Harden return to the court after suffering a setback in rehab.. While he's out Joe Harris will help Kyrie Irving in the backcourt. Kevin Durant will also see more shots.|
|Malik Beasley||G||MIN||Hamstring||5-Apr||No Timetable||Beasley's season could be over with a significant hamstring injury and while he's out Anthony Edwards and Josh Okogie will see more minutes and shots.|
|Eric Paschall||F/C||GSW||Hip||2-Apr||DAY TO DAY||With Paschall out of action, the Warriors will need to rely on Kent Bazemore to play a lot of minutes. Juan Toscano-Anderson could see more action as well.|
|Gordon Hayward||SG/SF||CHA||Foot||2-Apr||May||Hayward sprained his foot and he'll need about a month to recover and while he's out, Malik Monk will see a major increase in minutes and Jalin McDaniels and Caleb Martin will see a minutes boost as well. Devonte Graham (if healthy) and Terry Rozier will see more time with the rock.|
|Josh Hart||SG/SF||NO||Thumb||1-Apr||No Timetable||Hart tore his thumb up and his season is in jeopardy of being over. Nickeil Alexander-Walker should get more involved in the Pelicans rotation moving forward. James Johnson can also help bring up the ball.|
|Otto Porter Jr.||F||ORL||Foot||1-Apr||No Timetable||Porter is no stranger to injury and the Magic are heading for the lottery and they will likely rest him for games when he returns to action. While he's out, Chuma Okeke (if healthy), Gray Harris and Dwayne Bacon will see more minutes and shots.|
|Mitchell Robinson||C||NY||Foot||27-Mar||No Timetable||Robinson continues to prove that he can't shake the injuries and he broke his Foot and we don't know when we'll see him again. Grab Nerlens Noel as he'll go back to playing the bulk of the minutes with Taj Gibson backing him up.|
|Al Horford||PF/C||OKC||BENCHED||27-Mar||OUT FOR THE SEASON||The Thunder are benching Al Horford for the rest of the season as they head towards the lottery. Moses Brown and Isaiah Roby will see a lot of big man minutes moving forward. The Thunder also just acquired Tony Bradley and he'll get involved when ready.|
|Dylan Windler||SF/PF||CLE||Knee||26-Mar||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Windler had Knee surgery and his season is over and while he's out Kevin Love and Cedi Osman will see more minutes and shots.|
|De'Andre Hunter||SF/PF||ATL||Knee||26-Mar||DAY TO DAY||Hunter is practicing and could be set to return in the next game or two. Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari will get more minutes and shots until he returns.|
|Shai Gilgeous-Alexander||G/SF||OKC||Foot||24-Mar||No Timetable||We don't know when we'll see SGA return to action but he could also be dealing with an injured Heel as well. While he's out Theo Maledon and Ty Jerome will help bring up the ball and Lu. Dort will see more minutes and shots. He could be back in a few weeks or out for the rest of the season.|
|David Nwaba||SG/SF||HOU||Wrist||15-Mar||No Timetable||Nwaba had surgery on his Wrist and we don't know when we'll see him again and until he comes back it will be more of Armoni Brooks and Jae'Sean Tate in the back and mid-court.|
|Mike Muscala||PF/C||OKC||Ankle||14-Mar||No Timetable||We haven't seen Muscala in over a month and we still don't have any leads when he'll return to court. Isaiah Roby will see more playing time. Kenrich Williams can also play both forward spots.|
|Serge Ibaka||PF/C||LAC||Back||14-Mar||Week To Week||Ibaka continues to deal with Back issues and while he's out Ivica Zubac will continue to see more minutes. Marcus Morris will help fill the void as well.|
|Eric Gordon||SG/SF||HOU||Groin||11-Mar||No Timetable||Gordon has a badly strained groin and we don't know when we'll see him again. While he's out, Kevin Porter Jr., Danuel House Jr. and KJ Martin will see more minutes.|
|Cam Reddish||SG/F||ATL||Achilles||21-Feb||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Reddish will not play for the rest of the regular season, but could return for the NBA Playoffs. Danilo Gallinari could pick up more shots as well. Kevin Huerter will shift to SF at times as well and will see more shots. Bogdan Bogdanovic also benefits.|
|Thomas Bryant||PF/C||WSH||Torn ACL||9-Jan||OUT FOR THE SEASON||This is a major blow to the Wizards frontcourt and once the reports came out about Bryant's ACL being torn, we must look to Daniel Gafford, Alex Len and Robin Lopez as they will fill the void. Both should see a bump and even Davis Bertans can stretch to center as well.|
|Markelle Fultz||PG||ORL||Torn ACL||6-Jan||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Just when his career was taking a turn, Fultz season is over with a torn ACL. Rookie Cole Anthony is going to see a lot more minutes as will and R.J. Hampton.|
|Dante Exum||SG||HOU||Calf||4-Jan||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Exum is done for the rest of the season meaning that Kevin Porter Jr. will have to be the primary ball-handler for the rest of the way. Jae'Sean Tate and Christian Wood will see more time bringing up the ball.|
|Spencer Dinwiddie||PG||BKN||Torn ACL||3-Jan||OUT FOR THE SEASON||With Dinwiddie out of the lineup for the rest of the way, the Nets will have Kyrie Irving and James Harden bring up the ball and Joe Harris will toggle between SG and SF for the rest of the way.|
|Marquese Chriss||PF/C||SAS||Ankle||3-Jan||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Chriss had surgery on his ankle and we won't see him this season according to the latest reports. The Spurs will likely need to drop him in order to grab another big man.|
|T.J. Warren||SF/PF||IND||Foot||3-Jan||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Warren will not make it back to the court this year and Caris LeVert, Justin Holiday and Doug McDermott will pick up minutes and will help fill the void for the rest of the way.|
|Zach Collins||PF/C||POR||Ankle||3-Jan||No Timetable||Collins had surgery on his Ankle and we don't know when we'll see him back on the court. The timetable has become very vague. Robert Covington, Derrick Jones Jr. and Carmelo Anthony will see more minutes and shots.|
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N. Batum - SF
Nicolas Batum will enter the starting lineup for Saturday’s Game 3 vs. the Jazz, sending Ivica Zubac to the bench.
The Jazz were constantly targeting Zubac on the pick and roll to get a ton of easy shots in Game 2, so Batum is a sensible sub. Zubac should still see minutes in the high teens or low 20s, but neither he or Batum are strong DFS options.
Added 8:11 pm (EST)
Added 8:11 pm (EST)
Danny Green (right calf strain) is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.
This is a tough blow for Philly but they have plenty of players capable of stepping up. Look for the 76ers to use a committee approach to soak up Green's minutes with Shake Milton, Matisse Thybulle and Furkan Korkmaz getting more opportunities.
Added 3:35 pm (EST)
Added 3:35 pm (EST)
J. Green - PF
Jeff Green (foot) has been upgraded to questionable, while James Harden (hamstring) remains out for Sunday's Game 4 against the Bucks.
Nets coach Steve Nash said that Harden is "progressing" but that he will not be on the court on Sunday as the Nets will look to bounce back from Thursday's loss in Game 3. Both Green and Harden have recently been trending in the right direction, with Green looking like he will be the first to return out of the two. Green has been sidelined since Game 2 of the Nets' first-round series against Boston with plantar fasciitis, but should he return, he will give the Nets some depth in the frontcourt, which they could certainly use against the Bucks, who have dominated the Nets in the paint through three Games.
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Added 3:03 pm (EST)
M. Conley - PG
The Utah Jazz say Mike Conley (mild right hamstring strain) is out for Saturday's Game 3 against the Clippers.
Conley has missed the last two games and will now miss a third consecutive on Saturday evening. With the Jazz holding a commanding 2-0 lead over the Clippers, even if Conley could give it a go, there is no need in risking it at this time in the series. There also has been no word on Conley even returning to practice yet, so it is safe to say, this could not be the last game that he misses. In his absence, Joe Ingles will likely start for Conley again. Ingles is coming off a solid performance in Game 2, where he scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting (4-of-7 3-pointers) with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 33 minutes of action.
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Added 2:46 pm (EST)
S. Dinwiddie - PG
Spencer Dinwiddie is eyeing a return to the court, should the Brooklyn Nets reach the NBA Finals, a source close to Dinwiddie confirmed to Kristian Whitfield of the New York Daily News.
Dinwiddie suffered a partial tear of his right ACL when he bumped knees with Charlotte's Bismack Biyombo in late December. It was a partial tear with no other structural damage, which allowed Dinwiddie to begin weight-bearing activities very shortly after surgery. The backup guard has been rehabbing in L.A. for the last six months, routinely sharing videos of his progression on Instagram, but according to reports, Dinwiddie plans to rejoin the team "very soon." Nets general manager Sean Marks had this to say back in April when asked about the possibility of Dinwiddie returning: “I would never bet against Spencer Dinwiddie...That’s what we saw four years ago with him. He has a chip on his shoulder, he loves to prove people wrong, so who am I to sit up here and say he’s not going to be able to do something? I think that’s only going to backfire. So if there’s an opportunity for him to come back and play during this playoffs, we’ll have to evaluate at that time.” Well, it seems like that time could be drawing near, so we will see how this shall play out should Brooklyn advance to the NBA Finals.
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A. Caruso - PG
The Cavaliers have been vocal about their belief in their core guys, and will likely just be on the market for some complementary free agents, such as T.J. McConnell or Alex Caruso this summer.
Cavaliers General manager Koby Altman used the word “supplement” multiple times throughout his end-of-season press conference and has stated that the Cavs like their young core players, such as Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, and Jarrett Allen, and plan to build around them for the future. With this in mind, many expect the Cavs to be on the market for players such as Caruso and McConnell to come in off the bench and be dirty work guys who will complement their talented young backcourt. At this point though, these are simply rumors, and we will have to wait and see what Altman and the rest of the Cavs front office have in store this summer.
Added 12:00 pm (EST)
Added 12:00 pm (EST)
According to 76ers head coach Doc Rivers, it is doubtful that Danny Green will play in Monday's Game 4 in Atlanta.
“It’s a calf injury. With my doctor’s degree, I would tell you that calf injuries aren’t great…” Rivers said. “I’m not ruling Danny out, but I’m pretty much ruling him out. I doubt if he plays the next game.” Green has underperformed this postseason, with averages of 7.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.0 steals per game, while shooting just 43.8% from the floor and 37.8% from three. He has though, been one of Philadelphia's most important players on the defensive side of the ball. Should Green be out, expect Matisse Thybulle, Shake Milton, and Furkan Korkmaz to all see increases in their playing time.
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C. Paul - PG
Chris Paul racked up 27 points, eight assists, six rebounds, three steals and two triples in Friday's 116-102 Game 3 win.
This comes on the heels of CP3 putting up 15 assists without a single turnover in Game 2. "Obviously 15 assists, zero turnovers is unheard of," Devin Booker said. "But for Chris Paul, it's a thing that he does and makes it look normal." The Suns have a commanding 3-0 lead and are on a completely different level, so they will like their chances of ending this series in Denver on Tuesday. "We're cool," Paul said. "We have guys who understand the moment."
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