NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
Russell Westbrook OKC Ankle No Timetable Luckily all Westbrook owners can exhale because the fall he took looked awful and he suffered just a sprained Ankle and not a fracture. Dennis Schroder will pick up more minutes and the start.
Kristaps Porzingis NY Knee No Timetable This is a tricky one b/c if the Knicks are competing by January-February, they will bring Porzingis back, but he could be held out for the entire season. Noah Vonleh and Kevin Knox (If Healthy) will fill in. 
DeMarcus Cousins GSW Achilles No Timetable Cousins is still recovering after having surgery on his Achilles. It has been said that he'll be out at least the first 2 months of the season and won't be rushed. Damion Jones should be the primary fill-in.
John Collins ATL Ankle 1-3 Weeks Collins still needs more time but is getting closer to a return. and Omari Spellman and DeAndre' Bembry will continue to fill in. 
Kevin Love CLE Toe 6-8 weeks Love could be looking at missing a good amount of November and possibly part of December w/ this Toe injury. Larry Nance Jr. and Cedi Osman will pick up more playing time and usage. 
Lauri Markkanen CHI Elbow 1-3 Weeks Markkanen continues to recover and could be ready to go prior to December. Jabari Parker will be the primary fill-in option w/ Bobby Portis also out.  
Kawhi Leonard TOR Ankle DAY TO DAY Leonard has missed his last two games w/ a sore Ankle and OG Anunoby should continue to see more minutes until he returns. It is possible for him to return TONIGHT.
Hassan Whiteside MIA Knee DAY TO DAY Whiteside avoided a serious Knee injury and there's a chance he can return TONIGHT. If he can't go, Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk will pick up minutes. 
Draymond Green GSW Foot DAY TO DAY Green has been banged up all year and if he needs to miss games, Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell will pick up more playing time. 
Donovan Mitchell UT Ankle TONIGHT? Mitchell is dealing w/ an Ankle injury, but there's a strong chance he can return TONIGHT after missing just one game as expected.
Dejounte Murray SAS Torn ACL OUT FOR THE SEASON Murray will miss the 2018-2019 regular season. Patty Mills will see a ton of minutes along with Bryn Forbes .
James Johnson MIA Hernia No Timetable Johnson is not ready to return and until he does Kelly Olynyk will get a lot of playing time. Bam Adebayo will also pick up minutes.
Rudy Gay SAS Heel DAY TO DAY Gay is battling Heel soreness again. We saw him bothered by that a bit last season and he's going to miss his second straight game. Davis Bertans should see more minutes and Marco Belinelli will see more shots.
Bobby Portis CHI Knee 3-4 Weeks Portis is dealing w/ a sprained MCL and Jabari Parker will pick up a lot of playing time until he returns.
Will Barton DEN Hip 5-6 Weeks With Barton on the shelf after having Hip surgery, Trey Lyles , Juancho Hernangomez and Torrey Craig should see more minutes. 
Jeff Teague MIN Knee DAY TO DAY Teague's DTD tag could change to being out for weeks. He won't play TONIGHT and that will be his fifth straight game he'll miss b/c of the bruised Knee. Derrick Rose and Tyus Jones will see more playing time.
Robert Covington PHI Back DAY TO DAY Covington has a sore Back and if he has to miss time Wilson Chandler who recently returned will pick up more minutes. Dario Saric should see more usage if Covington is out. 
JaMychal Green MEM Jaw 3-4 Weeks With Green out for a while, Jaren Jackson Jr. 's usage and minutes will go up a ton until he returns.
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC Knee DAY TO DAY Bogdanovic could make his season debut before the week is over. Yogi Ferrell , Buddy Hield and Frank Mason should fill in if he needs more time.
Elfrid Payton NO Ankle TONIGHT? Payton could return for tonight's game after missing his last 5. E'Twaun Moore and Jrue Holiday will run the point if he can't can't return.
Kris Dunn CHI Knee 3-4 Weeks Dunn is dealing with an MCL Sprain and Cameron Payne should see a lot more playing time. Shaquille Harrison should see some extra minutes.
Isaiah Thomas DEN            Hip No Timetable Thomas' return to the court is not close. Jamal Murray 's minutes are safe and secure. Monte Morris could see some back up PG minutes. 
Dirk Nowitzki DAL Ankle No Timetable Nowitzki's Ankle isn't healing. Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber will see more minutes.
Derrick White SAS Heel TONIGHT? White is likely to make his season debut TONIGHT. It will be interesting to see how the Spurs mix White in w/ Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills
Joe Ingles UT Finger DAY TO DAY Ingles hurt a Finger on his non-shooting Hand on Monday and it's uncertain when we'll see him take the floor again. Alec Burks and Royce O'Neale will see more minutes if Ingles has to miss time. 
Taurean Prince ATL Ankle DAY TO DAY Prince is dealing w/ a sprained Ankle and he missed his previous game. If he can't go DeAndre' Bembry and Vince Carter will see more minutes. 
Courtney Lee NY Neck No Timetable Lee is suffering from Neck pain and is not ready to play. Frank Ntilikina in the starting lineup in his place. Mario Hezonja , Damyean Dotson and Kevin Knox will also see more minutes. 
Eric Gordon HOU Adductor DAY TO DAY Gordon has missed his last two games w/ an Adductor strain. Michael Carter-Williams , James Ennis III and Gerald Green should see an uptick in minutes. 
DeMarre Carroll BKN Ankle DAY TO DAY Carroll is getting closer and could return in the next couple of games. Joe Harris and Jared Dudley will likely see a minutes reduction when Carroll is 100 percent. 
Pau Gasol SAS Foot DAY TO DAY Gasol will miss TONIGHT's game and then he'll have a couple of days before his next game. Jakob Poeltl and Davis Bertans will fill in. 
Jonathan Isaac ORL Ankle DAY TO DAY Isaac will miss his third straight game TONIGHT and this is not his first rodeo w/ Ankle injuries. His Ankles caused a ton of problems last year. Terrence Ross will pick up a lot of minutes until he's ready to return.
Mike Muscala PHI Eye DAY TO DAY Muscala will likely have to sit TONIGHT w/ an Eye injury. Amir Johnson could pick up more playing time. 
Reggie Bullock DET Ankle TONIGHT? Bullock has missed his last three games, but there's a chance he can return TONIGHT. Stanley Johnson and Bruce Brown will play more if Bullock needs to sit again.
Maurice Harkless POR Knee DAY TO DAY Harkless has missed his last six games w/ this lingering Knee issue and if he needs to miss more time, Jake Layman , Evan Turner and even Zach Collins will see more minutes. 
Dion Waiters MIA Ankle No Timetable Waiters is coming back from surgery and he doesn't seem close to coming back. Wayne Ellington , Dwayne Wade, Derrick Jones Jr. , and Rodney McGruder will see more minutes. 
Andre Roberson OKC Knee No Timetable Roberson is not recovering and we don't know when we'll see him on the court again. Dennis Schroder , Alex Abrines and Terrance Ferguson will pick up playing time.
Luke Kennard DET Shoulder 2-4 Weeks While there are expectations for Kennard to return in the next month, he may be looking at more time out. Stanley Johnson and Reggie Bullock will see more playing time. 
Denzel Valentine CHI Ankle No Timetable With Valentine still out, Justin Holiday will benefit w/ more playing time and Zach LaVine also benefits as he can shift to both guard spots.
Daniel Theis BOS Plantar Fascia 2-4 Weeks Theis is out of his boot he was in to protect his foot and could return quicker than expected. While he's out Marcus Morris will see more playing time and Arron Baynes will see the court more. 
Sam Dekker CLE Ankle 2-4 Weeks Dekker is dealing w/ a badly sprained Ankle and Cedi Osman and Larry Nance Jr. should see even more playing time until he returns. 
Shaun Livingston GSW Foot 1-2 Weeks Livingston will need to miss a few more games w/ a sore foot. Quinn Cook will pick up more playing time. 
Luc Mbah a Moute LAC Knee No Timetable He's missed his last 6 games w/ Knee soreness and we don't know when we'll see him back on the court. If he needs more time, Montrezl Harrell and Danilo Gallinari will see more minutes. 
Justin Anderson ATL Tibia No Timetable Anderson has been cleared to practice lightly, but is not ready to return to action. DeAndre' Bembry will pick up more playing time w/ John Collins also out.
Jerryd Bayless PHI Knee No Timetable Bayless will miss at least the next few weeks and T.J. McConnell will pick up more backup minutes. Markelle Fultz will also pick up more playing time with Bayless out.
Omri Casspi MEM Knee DAY TO DAY Casspi will miss his second straight game TONIGHT and Jaren Jackson Jr. , Kyle Anderson and Dillon Brooks should see more playing time. 
Avery Bradley LAC Ankle DAY TO DAY Bradley missed his previous game w/ a sprained Ankle. If he has to miss more time Shai Gilgeous-Alexander , Milos Teodosic and Patrick Beverley should see more minutes.
Raul Neto UT Hamstring 2-3 Weeks Neto continues to miss games and he's looking at a very small role once he returns. Dante Exum and Alec Burks will get more minutes.
Nene HOU Calf 1-3 Weeks Nene's pain in his Calf continues to keep him on the shelf. Clint Capela will play even more w/ the Rockets front court banged up. Marquese Chriss will get more run.
Chandler Parsons MEM Knee  1-2 Weeks Parsons is ALWAYS HURT! Kyle Anderson should see extended minutes. Once Parsons returns, he'll be on the shelf again soon enough.
Zhaire Smith PHI Foot 8-10 Weeks Smith is dealing with a fractured foot and with him out for a couple of months, T.J. McConnell will pick up more playing time. 
Justin Patton MIN Foot No Timetable Patton had surgery on his foot and it is undetermined when he'll be back. Gorgui Dieng has less competition for playing time because Patton is out. 
Norman Powell TOR Shoulder No Timetable Powell will miss his second straight game on Wednesday and being that he dislocated his Shoulder he could be looking at more time out. OG Anunoby should pick up more minutes along w/ Danny Green .
Lonnie Walker IV SAS Knee 4-7 Weeks After having surgery on his Knee, we won't be seeing Walker for awhile and Derrick White , Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills will play a ton of minutes. 
Brandon Knight HOU Knee No Timetable We don't know when we'll see Knight take the court again and Eric Gordon should pick up even more playing time.
Timofey Mozgov ORL Knee No Timetable Mozgov hasn't played all year and it's uncertain whether or not he'll even be in the rotation this season. Khem Birch will play more minutes than him.
Treveon Graham BKN Hamstring No Timetable Graham has a strained Hamstring and we don't know when we'll see him take the court again. Allen Crabbe and Joe Harris should see more minutes
Devin Harris DAL Hamstring 1-2 Weeks Harris could make his way back within the next week of action. J.J. Barea should see plenty of playing time and usage even when Harris is 100 percent. 
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