2016 NBA Fantasy Basketball Injury News: Dec. 5 Cover Image
2016 NBA Fantasy Basketball Injury News: Dec. 5
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Luke Babbitt Headshot

Luke Babbitt (hip flexor) is questionable for Tuesday.

Babbitt was able to practice on a limited basis on Monday so he may be able to play on Tuesday. Should he be active, he'll be in line for lots of minutes as fellow Forward James Johnson is expected to be out with a rotator cuff injury. Having said that, Babbitt is not a great option in fantasy, regardless of the potential uptick in minutes.
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Dion Waiters Headshot

Dion Waiters (hip) will not play Tuesday.

Waiters is dealing with a groin injury that has kept him out for the last few games and if you've been holding onto him in your league, he can be dropped now.
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Josh Richardson Headshot

Josh Richardson (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday.

Richardson was limited at practice on Monday and his status will certainly be updated after Tuesday's shootaround. Should Richardson be able to play, he should see tons of minutes as the Heat are dealing with a myriad of injuries right now.
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Justise Winslow Headshot

Justise Winslow (wrist) will not play Tuesday.

The Heat will not allow Winslow to play until he gets in a full practice and he was not able to participate in Monday's practice. There's a chance we see Winslow return to action later this week as he appears to be progressing well, and should be in line for lots of minutes given the amount of injuries the Heat are facing across their roster.
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James Johnson Headshot

James Johnson (shoulder) will not play Tuesday.

There's currently no timetable for Johnson's return as this shoulder injury is to his rotator cuff. The Heat are riddled with injuries at the moment so they're expected to shift to primarily three-guard lineups on Tuesday.
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Jose Calderon Headshot

An MRI confirmed that Jose Calderón suffered a right hamstring strain. He is expected to be out for 2-4 weeks.

Calderon will be out for up to a month with the hamstring strain as the injuries for the Lakers continue to mount. D'Angelo Russell is currently out with a knee injury, so Marcelo Huertas expects to slide into the starting lineup until Russell comes back. Calderon's injury also opens the doors for Brandon Ingram to see more touches in the offense.
2 hours ago
Gary Harris Headshot

Gary Harris will not play Monday.

It was recently reported that Harris is "ahead of schedule" in his return from a foot injury. Will Barton will continue to see additional minutes in Harris's absence. His activity should increase over the next few days and then we'll have a better understanding on his return. For now, he's worth holding since he's close to a return and could provide you a nice bump in three pointers.
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Nikola Jokic Headshot

Nikola Jokic will not play Monday.

Head Coach Michael Malone admitted recently that the team will be cautious with Jokic and his wrist injury. He'll be out for the next couple of games but has put up solid numbers to start the season. He's worth holding onto if you own Jokic. Kenneth Faried will see extended minutes while Jokic is out.
2 hours ago
Doug McDermott Headshot

Doug McDermott has been assigned to the D-League.

McDermott was recently cleared for contact over the weekend and will practice with the Bulls D-League team Monday and Tuesday. There's a chance he could return Thursday but this weekend seems like a more likely scenario.
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Tyreke Evans Headshot

Tyreke Evans (knee, calf) will not play Monday.

Evans did not play on Sunday as he is still dealing with knee/calf injuries. Upon his return, Evans is expected to be on a minutes restriction of 15 minutes per game for the first several games. If you're holding onto Evans, it will be a few more weeks until he gives you considerable value.
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