NBA Injuries

Jalen McDanielsF/CCHAAnkle21-JanDay To DayMcDaniels normally plays more when some of the starting forwards are out for Charlotte and with a healthy Kelly Oubre Jr. and PJ Washington, McDaniels ceiling is lowered. The Hornets Coaches are giving off vibes that he could miss a handful of games.
R.J. HamptonGORLKnee19-JanNo TimetableWith Hampton out for a while with a badly sprained Knee, Gary Harris and Jalen Suggs will benefit. Suggs will see more shots instead of setting up Cole Anthony more and Harris should see more minutes as well.
Khem BirchPF/CTORNose14-JanLate Jan./Early Feb.Birch should be back in the next few games, but he'll be competing with Precious Achiuwa and Chris Boucher for minutes behind Pascal Siakam and OG ANunoby.
Cameron PayneGPHXWrist22-JanDay To DayPayne being hurt should give Elfrid Payton more run off the bench backing up Chris Paul. Devin Booker can always help run the point a bit as well throughout the game.
Jae CrowderFPHXWrist22-JanDay To DayLike Payne, Crowder also injured his Wrist in the same game and Cam Johnson should be seeing a lot more minutes and if Crowder is out for awhile. Jalen Smith could see more PF minutes as well.
Lauri MarkkanenF/CCLEAnkle22-JanNo TimetableWith Markkanen out, expect Isaac Okoro to get more involved in the offense and Cedi Osman should see more looks. Expect Evan Mobley to stretch the floor more than he does and take a few more long-range shots per game.
Alex CarusoGCHIWrist21-JanMarchCaruso can't stay healthy as Grayson Allen contributed to a hard fall that Caruso took and he injured his Wrist. Coby White will continue to get serious burn until Caruso returns.
Domantas SabonisPF/CINDAnkle19-JanDay To DaySabonis will miss the Pacers next few games after injuring his Ankle and while he's out the Pacers will be reliant on Torrey Craig, Oshae Brissett and Goga Bitadze for post play.
Donovan MitchellGUTAConcussion17-JanDay To DayMitchell has missed a few games with a Concussion and until he returns, Joe Ingles and Jordan Clarkson will see more minutes and time with the ball. Bojan Bogdanovic becomes more prioritized of a shooter as well.
Deandre AytonCPHXAnkle16-JanDay To DayAyton continues to miss time and until he returns to action, JaVale McGee and Jalen Smith will help fill the void in the middle.
Kevin DurantFBKNKnee15-JanFebruaryWith Durant sidelined, Kessler Edwards will see more minutes and LaMarcus Aldridge will also benefit. A lot of the Nets offense will be produced by James Harden and Kyrie Irving (when he can play).
Matisse ThybulleSG/SFPHIShoulder14-JanDay To DayExpect Georges Niang and Furkan Korkmaz to get more minutes with Thybulle hurt. Korkmaz should see more shots and Niang will see more action when the Sixers want to throw out bigger lineups.
Myles TurnerPF/CINDFoot14-JanNo TimetableTurner is dealing with a Stress Reaction in his Foot and at first it didn't seem like he'd miss much time and now we don't know when we'll see him take the court again and Goga Bitadze will completely benefit. Domantas Sabonis will shift to C once he gets healthy.
Bogdan BogdanovicSG/FATLKnee14-JanDay To DayWith Bogdanovic out, Kevin Huerter will see more shots and the returning De'Andre Hunter will see more action on the court as well and we should see Hunter continue to start.
Lonzo BallGCHIKnee14-JanMarchBall has a tear in his Knee and while he's out, Coby White will help run the point for the most part and we should expect DeMar DeRozan to bring up the ball a decent amount until Zach LaVine returns to action.
Zach LaVineSG/SFCHIKnee14-JanDay To DayLaVine should be back in the next few games and Ayo Dosunmu has been picking up a lot of extra minutes because of the Bulls lack of health lately. Nikola Vucevic will see more shots.
Derrick Jones Jr.SG/SFCHIKnee12-JanLate Jan./Early Feb.Jones is another injured Bull and his minutes will be picked up by Ayo Dosunmu and Troy Brown Jr. We should see Jones return to action in another week or two.
Danny GreenSG/SFPHIHip12-JanDay To DayGreen continues to deal with a lot of pain in his Hip and while he's sidelined, Furkan Korkmaz will see more minutes and shots and when the Sixers want more size, Georges Niang can come in at SF.
Rajon RondoPGCLEHamstring10-JanDay To DayRondo is still sidelined meaning that Cedi Osman will help Darius Garland run the point a little more when Garland needs a breather. Isaac Okoro could help bring up the ball and set plays up as well.
Nicolas ClaxtonCBKNHamstring10-JanDay To DayWith Claxton out, the Nets will have to rely on Day'Ron Sharpe to help fill the void at Center because LaMarcus Aldridge will have to help fill the PF void left behind by Kevin Durant. Blake Griffin should see at least 10 minutes until Claxton returns.
Cody ZellerCPORKnee10-JanDay To DayZeller continues to miss time with the Knee injury and with Larry Nance Jr. still hurt, it'll be up to Robert Covington to back up Jusuf Nurkic. Nance should be ready to return in the next few games.
Dillon BrooksSG/SFMEMAnkle8-JanFebruaryBrooks badly sprained his Ankle and he'll need a few weeks to a month to recover and while he's sidelined, Desmond Bane (when healthy) will certainly see more usage and De'Anthony Melton and Kyle Anderson (when healthy) should see a few more shots.
Draymond GreenPF/CGSWCalf/Back5-JanLate Jan./Early Feb.Green being out opens up the rotation for Otto Porter and Jonathan Kuminga to get more minutes at PF and Kevon Looney will play even more center minutes. Green is dealing with multiple injuries and he may need a few more weeks to recover.
Larry Nance Jr.PF/CPORKnee5-JanDay To DayNance should be close to returning to action but he hasn't been activated yet. Hopefully we get clarity in the next few days. Robert Covington and Jusuf Nurkic will see more action in the post until Nance returns.
Shake MiltonGPHIBack3-JanNo TimetableWe don't know when Milton will return to action as his Back is still in a lot of pain and Furkan Korkmaz will benefit by seeing more SG minutes. Naturally, Tyrese Maxey will benefit by handling the rock even more and Danny Green (when healthy) should benefit.
Javonte GreenG/SFCHIGroin31-DecEnd Jan./Early Feb.Green is nursing an injured Groin and the Bulls have to look down their bench and rely on Ayo Dosunmu to log heavier minutes. Troy Brown Jr. should absolutely being getting more involved with other Bulls injured.
Damian LillardPGPORAbs31-DecLate FebAfter having surgery on his Abdomin, expect a ton of usage for Anfernee Simons and C.J. McCollum when it comes to the Blazers offense. Dennis Smith Jr. will continue seeing reserve minutes as well.
Ricky RubioPGCLETorn ACL28-DecOUT FOR THE SEASONRubio is done for the year and Darius Garland will be helped by Cedi Osman when it comes to running the point. Isaac Okoro will have to help bring up the rock a bit as well.
Paul GeorgeFLACElbow22-DecEarly FebruaryGeorge has a tear in his Elbow and with him out of action, Marcus Morris walks into a lot of shots and wings such as Terance Mann and Luke Kennard will see an uptick in shots. Reggie Jackson becomes the prioritized scorer until George returns.
Malcolm BrogdonPGINDAchilles21-DecFebruaryBrogdon is now being backtracked a bit as it seems like we won't see him until early February. He can't shake the soreness in his Achilles and with T.J. McConnell already sidelined, Chris Duarte and Keifer Sykes will have to help bring up the ball.
Anthony DavisPF/CLALKnee17-DecDay To DayDavis should be ready to return in the next couple of games and if he can't, Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony will benefit more and with LeBron James having to shift to PF, Talen Horton-Tucker will see more SF minutes.
Derrick RoseGNYKAnkle16-DecFebruaryWith Rose out of action for a while, Alec Burks, Kemba Walker and Immanuel Quickley will help fill the void after the former NBA MVP had Ankle surgery. We'll see him return to action in February (hopefully).
Jerami GrantFDETThumb10-DecFebruaryWith Grant out, Cade Cunningham becomes the prioritized scorer in Detroit while other secondary options such as Saddiq Bey should see more action. Trey Lyles and Isaiah Stewart should see more usage as well.
Kira Lewis Jr.PGNOPTorn ACL8-DecOUT FOR THE SEASONWith Lewis out for the rest of the season, Devonte' Graham should see a few more ticks and the pelicans can look to Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Garrett Temple to help run the point. Brandon Ingram could help as well.
T.J. McConnellGINDWrist1-DecLate JanuaryMalcolm Brogdon logs a lot of minutes and we may not see McConnell until January and Chris Duarte and Brad Wanamaker will see more minutes behind him.
PJ DozierGDENTorn ACL23-NovOUT FOR THE SEASONWith Dozier done for the year, his 19 minutes per game will be made up by Monte Morris and Bones Hyland. Facundo Campazzo indirectly benefits as the Nuggets mid-court continues to hurt.
Frank KaminskyCPHXKnee15-NovMarchKaminsky has a stress-reaction in his Knee and he just had a procedure on his Knee and we won't see him for a few months. While he's out JaVale McGee and Jalen Smith will be the primary back ups behind Deandre Ayton.
Joe HarrisSG/SFBKNAnkle14-NovFebruaryHarris had surgery on his injured Ankle and continues to recover. While he's out, Patty Mills and DeAndre Bembry will see more minutes and shots. James Harden will see a small bump in shots as well.
Markieff MorrisPF/CMIANeck8-NovNo TimetableWith Morris still feeling the effects of the Nikola Jokic shove to the ground from behind, Omer Yurtseven and Dewayne Dedmon will be the Heat's source of size in the paint behind Bam Adebayo.
Collin SextonGCLEKnee7-NovOUT FOR THE SEASONDarius Garland becomes the prioritized scorer and he'll get even more time with the ball with Sexton out after Sexton had Knee surgery. Cedi Osman and Isaac Okoro will help fill the void and both will play reserve minutes behind Lauri Markkanen.
Michael Porter Jr.FDENBack6-NovNo TimetablePorter hasn't looked good at all this year and we don't know when we'll see him take the court again after having Spinal surgery. While he's out, Will Barton will continue picking up the slack and Aaron Gordon certainly benefits and we should see him picking up shots.
Patrick WilliamsFCHIWrist28-OctOUT FOR THE SEASONThe Bulls one area that they don't have a lot of is frontcourt depth and with Williams season over after this bad Wrist injury, Javonte Green will see more playing time and opens up the rotation for DeMar DeRozan to play PF.
Brook LopezCMILBack19-OctNo TimetableLopez had surgery on his Back and we don't know when or if we'll see him take the court this season. Bobby Portis will be Lopez' main fill-in and DeMarcus Cousins will get reserve minutes under the rim.
Zion WilliamsonPFNOPFootPre-SeasonFebruaryWilliamson's rehab had to taken down a few notches because his Foot is experiencing a lot of pain and he's having trouble putting full pressure on it. Brandon Ingram, Jonas Valanciunas, WIlly Hernangomez and Herbert Jones will benefit until he's ready.
Kawhi LeonardSG/SFLACTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableLeonard is one of the biggest question marks heading into the season and we may not see him play at all this year. With Leonard out, Nicolas Batum and Terance Mann will get more time in the Clippers rotation.
Jamal MurrayGDENTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableWith Murray recovering from a Torn ACL, Monte Morris and Facundo Campazzo will help run the point. Even Will Barton will get some time to handle the rock.
Victor OladipoSG/SFMIAQuadPre-SeasonNo TimetableOladipo is another player who we may not see until March or April and he's very fragile and another player that is a waste of an INJ spot because he may not play. Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson both benefit with him out.
Jonathan IsaacFORLTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableIsaac is very fragile and we don't know when we'll see him make his season debut. Wendell Carter Jr. has been filling in at PF and Franz Wagner has done a good job providing offense at SF.
Markelle FultzGORLTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableFultz is going to continue rehabbing in the G-League which is a positive sign regarding his health, but we still don't know when we'll see him play. Terrence Ross and R.J. Hampton will help Cole Anthony run the point.
T.J. WarrenFINDFootPre-SeasonNo TimetableWe don't know when we'll see Warren back on the court and until he's ready to roll Caris LeVert, Justin Holiday and Oshae Brissett will see more playing time. Some think he'll be back before January and others think the Pacers will proceed with caution keeping Warren out through January.
James WisemanCGSWKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableWiseman had another Knee procedure in December and that leaves him sidelined for an unknown amount of time. Kevon Looney and Nemanja Bjelica will get more run until Wiseman returns. Draymond Green (when healthy) will certainly rotate to center to provide relief as well.
Kendrick NunnGLALKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableWe still don't know when we'll see Nunn take the floor with the Lakers. He recently had a setback during his recovery. Avery Bradley will continue to see more minutes as will Talen Horton-Tucker.
Dario SaricPF/CPHXTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableIt is unknown when we'll see Saric take the court and we will see JaVale McGee back up Deandre Ayton. We may not see Saric at all this season.
Zach CollinsPF/CSASAnklePre-SeasonJanuary-FebruaryWill Collins ever be healthy again? As soon as he gets healthy, he injures another body part. He's been with the Spurs G-League but we don't know when he'll take the court. Doug McDermott and Thaddeus Young. benefit until he's ready to go.
E'Twaun MooreGORLKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableFranz Wagner has been solid to start off the year and Moore will be an injury-replacement player in the rotation when he's healthy. He's got multiple options in front of him including Terrence Ross.