NBA INJURIES        
NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
LeBron James LAL Groin DAY TO DAY James has missed his last four games but the good news is he's practicing and is on the mend. He may need a few more games off before he returns. Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart will continue to benefit.
John Wall WSH Achilles OUT FOR THE SEASON Wall had surgery to fix his Achilles and he'll miss the rest of the 2018 season. Bradley Beal becomes the Wizards top usage option and Tomas Satoransky will see a ton of minutes for the rest of the way.
Kyrie Irving BOS Eye DAY TO DAY Irving is dealing w/ swelling in his Eyes and it's impacting his vision. He's feeling a bit better but he may have to miss another couple of games. Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier will fill in. 
Chris Paul HOU Hamstring No Timetable Neither Paul or the Rockets are giving us any idea when CP3 will return but util that happens Eric Gordon 's (when healthy) minutes and usage will go up. Austin Rivers will get more love in the rotation.
Kyle Lowry TOR Back DAY TO DAY Lowry is looking like he'll miss his fifth straight game on Thursday. He's still suffering from Back pain but is reportedly responding well to treatment. Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright will pick up minutes. 
Kristaps Porzingis NY Knee No Timetable There is still no official timetable for Porzingis season debut. He could end up sitting out the full season. Noah Vonleh , Luke Kornet and Kevin Knox will fill in. 
DeMarcus Cousins GSW Achilles 3-4 Weeks Cousins is practicing with the Warriors in full and he's getting closer to his return but there's still no exact date in mind. He should see the floor in January. Jordan Bell and Kevon Looney will continue to fill-in.
Kevin Love CLE Toe 2-3 weeks Love is starting to shoot, but he's not practicing in full yet. He should be back in January. Larry Nance Jr. and Cedi Osman will continue to pick up more playing time and usage.
Nikola Mirotic NO Ankle DAY TO DAY Mirotic is dealing w/ Ankle soreness and he's missed his last 10 games, but is apparently on the mend and should be back soon. Julius Randle , Darius Miller and Solomon Hill will see more minutes.
Bobby Portis CHI Ankle 1-2 Weeks Portis is out w/ a sprained Ankle and Lauri Markkanen will see extended minutes. You would think Jabari Parker would be thrown a few minutes, but he's still in the doghouse and not in the rotation.
Caris LeVert BKN Foot No Timetable LeVert is starting to rehab and there is a chance he will return this season from a dislocated Foot. Allen Crabbe (when healthy) and Joe Harris will continue to see more minutes.
Jimmy Butler PHI Illness DAY TO DAY Butler missed his previous game because he's sick and JJ Redick will see more usage and even Furkan Korkmaz can pick up minutes.
Jeff Teague MIN Ankle DAY TO DAY Teague has missed nine straight games w/ an Ankle injury. His isn't fully practicing. Derrick Rose (when healthy) and Tyus Jones will see more minutes and usage. 
Dwight Howard WSH Glute 5-7 Weeks Howard is feeling better and isn't feeling as much lower body pain. He'll still be out for a while. Thomas Bryant , Ian Mahinmi and Markieff Morris (when healthy) will fill in. 
Dejounte Murray SAS Torn ACL OUT FOR THE SEASON Murray is out for the 2018-2019 regular season. Patty Mills , Derrick White and Bryn Forbes will see a ton of minutes.
Goran Dragic MIA Knee 6-7 weeks With Dragic out for a bunch of weeks, Tyler Johnson , Dwayne Wade (when healthy) and Josh Richardson will get a lot more playing time for the next month and change.
Taurean Prince ATL Ankle 3-4 Weeks Prince is dealing w/ multiple injuries to his Ankle and it wouldn't be surprising to see him out until late January or even even early February. Kevin Huerter and DeAndre' Bembry will see more minutes. 
Myles Turner IND Nose DAY TO DAY Turner has a broken Nose but he's doing everything he can to not miss any action. If he does miss Friday's game, Domantas Sabonis will see a ton of minutes and usage. 
Will Barton DEN Hip 1-2 Weeks Barton is feeling better and it's possible that he can return in the next week or two. Juancho Hernangomez and Malil Beasley will continue to see more minutes until he returns.
Rajon Rondo LAL Hand 4-5 Weeks Rondo's biggest weapon, his hands, just can't stay healthy this season and he'll need to spend more time on the shelf. Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart will fill in until he is ready to return. 
Robert Covington MIN Ankle DAY TO DAY Covington missed his previous game w/ an Ankle injury and if he needs to miss more time Dario Saric and Josh Okogie will see more minutes. 
Kyle Kuzma LAL Back DAY TO DAY We are awaiting MRI results regarding Kuzma's back. If he needs to miss time Brandon Ingram , Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Josh Hart will pick up more minutes. 
Derrick Rose MIN Ankle DAY TO DAY Rose has missed three straight games w/ an Ankle injury and w/ Jeff Teague also out, Tyus Jones completely benefits and he should see extended run. 
Rudy Gay SAS Wrist DAY TO DAY There's a small chance that Gay will play Thursday, but if he sits out, Davis Bertans should see a lot more minutes and LaMarcus Aldridge usage will go up. 
Marcus Morris BOS Neck DAY TO DAY Morris hurt himself on Wednesday and we are waiting to see if the Celtics enforcer will have to miss any time Semi Ojeleye will pick up more minutes. Jayson Tatum 's usage will go up.
Isaiah Thomas DEN            Hip No Timetable It is still uncertain when we will see Thomas get in the mix in Denver. Jamal Murray 's minutes are safe and secure. Monte Morris will continue to see more back up minutes.
Jeremy Lamb CHA Hamstring DAY TO DAY Lamb missed his previous game w/ a Hamstring injury and if he needs to miss more time, Devonte Graham will pick up minutes and Nicolas Batum should see more shots.
Kent Bazemore ATL Ankle 1-3 Weeks Bazemore will miss the next few weeks of action w/ an Ankle injury and Jeremy Lin and Kevin Huerter will pick up more minutes. Trae Young will pick up more shots. 
Markieff Morris WSH Neck DAY TO DAY Morris has missed his last three games w/ an injured Neck and he's going to see a Specialist to figure out what's wrong. Jeff Green and Sam Dekker will see more minutes until he returns.
Cody Zeller CHA Hand No Timetable It's unclear when we'll see Zeller back in action but he's dealing w a fractured Hand. Willy Hernangomez will pick up minutes and even Bismack Biyombo and Frank Kaminsky could pick up minutes.
Dwayne Wade MIA Illness DAY TO DAY Wade is sick and missed his previous game. Expect Dion Waiters and Tyler Johnson to pick up minutes and usage if he has to miss more time to recover.
Jonas Valanciunas TOR Thumb 3-4 Weeks Valanciunas is not healing quickly and Raptors Doctors have backed up his targeted return date. Serge Ibaka , Pascal Siakam and Greg Monroe will fill in until he returns. 
Eric Gordon HOU Knee DAY TO DAY Gordon will likely have to miss his second straight game on Thursday and Austin Rivers and Gerald Green should pick up more playing time until he returns.
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 (when healthy) and Terrance Ferguson (when healthy) will pick up playing time.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN Groin DAY TO DAY RHJ could be sidelined for a handful of games and that should benefit both Jared Dudley and DeMarre Carroll . Rodions Kurucs should also see more minutes.
Denzel Valentine CHI Ankle OUT FOR THE SEASON Valentine had season-ending Ankle surgery. Justin Holiday will benefit w/ more playing time and Zach LaVine will also pick up a few more minutes.
Wilson Chandler PHI Illness DAY TO DAY Chandler missed his previous game w/ an Illness and if he needs to miss more time, Mike Muscala should see more minutes in the Sixers rotation. 
Marvin Bagley III SAC Knee 1-2 Weeks Bagley is feeling better and he should return in the next week or two. Nemanja Bjelica will see more minutes until he is ready to return. 
Aron Baynes BOS Hand 2-4 Weeks Baynes had surgery on his Hand and will miss the next month and change. Al Horford will see more minutes and Daniel Theis should get more involved in the rotation. 
Jonathon Simmons ORL Ankle DAY TO DAY Simmons has missed his last two games w/ an Ankle injury and if he needs more time off, Jonathan Isaac and Evan Fournier will get more shots and Jerian Grant should be able to grab a few minutes.
Ish Smith DET Adductor 2-3 Weeks Smith will miss a few more weeks of action after tearing a muscle in his Groin but he's getting closer. Reggie Jackson and Langston Galloway will fill in while he's out.
Markelle Fultz PHI Neck/Shoulder No Timetable Fultz is suffering from Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and it's impacting his shooting ability. He's getting re-evaluated next week. T.J. McConnell will continue to see more playing time.
James Ennis III HOU Hamstring DAY TO DAY Ennis should return to action THURSDAY after being out w/ a strained Hamstring. Gerald Green and Eric Gordon will see more playing time if he can't go. 
David Nwaba CLE Ankle DAY TO DAY Nwaba has missed four straight game w/ an Ankle injury. Cedi Osman and Alec Burks will see more minutes until he returns. 
Doug McDermott IND Ankle DAY TO DAY McDermott may have to sit for a game after not practicing on Wednesday. Tyreke Evans could pick up more minutes if he has to miss a game. Bojan Bogdanovic will see more shots. 
Damian Jones GSW Shoulder No Timetable There's a good chance Jones will have to miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a torn Pectoral Muscle. Kevon Looney , Jordan Bell and Jonas Jerebko will see more minutes.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute LAC Knee No Timetable It's become very unclear when we'll see Mbah a Moute return to the floor. Montrezl Harrell and Danilo Gallinari will see more minutes.
Zaza Pachulia DET Leg DAY TO DAY Pachulias has missed his last two games w/ a Leg injury and if he needs to miss more time, Jon Leuer benefits most and even Andre Drummond should see more playing time. 
Ersan Ilyasova MIL Face DAY TO DAY Ilyasova had surgery on his Nose and could return in a couple of days. Tony Snell and D.J. Wilson will continue to pick up playing time. 
Robert Williams BOS Leg DAY TO DAY Williams has missed his last five games w/ a sore Leg but should be back in the next couple of games. Daniel Theis will pick up minutes and Al Horford should be able to get extended run. 
Allen Crabbe BKN Knee 1-3 Weeks Crabbe will now miss the next few weeks w/ a Knee injury and Rodions Kurucs and DeMarre Carroll will see more minutes and usage. 
Ante Zizic CLE Knee DAY TO DAY Zizic has missed three straight games w/ a sore Knee. Larry Nance Jr. and Tristan Thompson will benefit by getting even more minutes.
Zhaire Smith PHI Foot 5-7 Weeks Smith is dealing with a fractured foot. T.J. McConnell will pick up more playing time. The Sixers will not rush Smith back.
Justin Patton PHI Foot No Timetable Patton had surgery on his foot and it is undetermined when he'll be back with his new team. Amir Johnson and Wilson Chandler will see more playing time.
Grayson Allen UT Ankle No Timetable Allen has missed his last nine games w/ an Ankle injury. He's on the outside looking into the Jazz rotation. Dante Exum should be able to benefit slightly. 
Mitchell Robinson NY Ankle DAY TO DAY Robinson is getting close to returning to action as he's able to run and jump in practice. Luke Kornet will see more minutes and who knows w/ Enes Kanter at this point because he's being limited.
Henry Ellenson DET Ankle 1-2 Weeks Ellenson is not healing and Blake Griffin will continue to play heavy minutes. Reggie Bullock will also see more minutes and usage. 
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 is practicing w/ the Nets G-League team but there still isn't a timetable in regards to when we'll see him back w/ the Nets. Allen Crabbe (when healthy) and Joe Harris will see more minutes
John Henson CLE Wrist 8-12 Weeks Henson had Wrist surgery and will be on the shelf for the next few months. Tristian Thompson, Cedi Osman and Larry Nance Jr. will see more playing time until he returns to action.
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