NBA Injury Report: Week 19
Justin Fensterman goes around the league, providing critical information on every injured player, on every team.
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|NAME||TEAM||INJURY||TIMETABLE TO RETURN||ANALYSIS|
|Joel Embiid||PHI||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Embiid will miss his fourth straight game on Thursday, but he should be back in the next couple of games. Amir Johnson should see more minutes w/ Boban Marjanovic also injured. Ben Simmons usage goes up.|
|Victor Oladipo||IND||Knee||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Oladipo will miss the rest of the season after tearing tendons in his Knee. Tyreke Evans (when healthy) will see a lot more playing time and Cory Joseph should see some more love in the rotation.|
|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.|
|Hassan Whiteside||MIA||Hip||DAY TO DAY||Whiteside's timetable could lengthen within the next few days, but for now consider him day to day w/ a strained Hip. Bam Adebayo will see a lot more minutes and Kelly Olynyk will also benefit.|
|Domantas Sabonis||IND||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Sabonis will only need to miss the next game or two as his Ankle injury is minor. Myles Turner will be the main beneficiary and Kyle O'Quinn should see an uptick in minutes.|
|Kristaps Porzingis||DAL||Knee||No Timetable||There is still no official timetable for Porzingis season debut even after being traded. He may still miss the rest of the season. Dirk Nowitzki and Dwight Powell will get more playing time down the stretch.|
|DeAndre Jordan||NY||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Jordan will miss his third game in a row on Thursday and Mitchell Robinson will pick up the bulk of the minutes. The Knicks have a limited amount of center options so Noah Vonleh will see more usage.|
|Jeff Teague||MIN||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Teague has missed his last two games w/ a Knee injury. Injuries have hindered Teague all season. Derrick Rose and Tyus Jones will see more playing time if Teague needs more time.|
|Ricky Rubio||UT||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||Rubio left Wednesday's game w/ reported tightness in his Hamstring. Rubio hasn't been the healthiest this season. Consider him day to day for now and Royce O'Neale and Raul Neto should see more minutes if needed.|
|Marvin Bagley III||SAC||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Thursday will be a very telling day for Bagley who once again injured his Knee and needs an MRI. If the news is bad and he has to miss time, Nemanja Bjelica will see more action and Harrison Barnes will see more usage.|
|Fred VanVleet||TOR||Finger||3-4 Weeks||VanVleet had surgery on his Finger and will miss a bunch of weeks. Kyle Lowry will see extended run and Jeremy Lin should see a good amount of minutes until he returns.|
|Jaren Jackson Jr.||MEM||Quad||No Timetable||Deep bruises take a long time to heal and we don't know when we'll see Jackson back on the court again. Ivan Rabb (if healthy) and Joakim Noah will continue to benefit by seeing more minutes and usage.|
|Terry Rozier||BOS||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Rozier missed his last game w/ a Knee injury. If he needs to miss more time, Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart will see more playing time.|
|Dwight Howard||WSH||Glute||3-5 Weeks||Howard is feeling better and isn't feeling as much lower body pain. He'll still be out for a while. Thomas Bryant and Ian Mahinmi 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.|
|Bryn Forbes||SAS||Calf||DAY TO DAY||Forbes is dealing w/ a minor Calf injury and if he needs to miss time, Derrick White and Patty Mills will fill in.|
|Wilson Chandler||LAC||Quad||1-2 Weeks||Chandler is not healing quickly and needs more time on the shelf. Montrezl Harrell and JaMychal Green will see more minutes. Danilo Gallinari will see more usage until he returns.|
|Wendell Carter Jr.||CHI||Thumb||4-8 Weeks||Carter will still need more time on the shelf after the break and Robin Lopez will be the primary fill in option. Lauri Markkanen and Cristiano Felicio will help fill the void.|
|Kyle Anderson||MEM||Shoulder||1-2 Weeks||Anderson continues to miss games w/ a Shoulder injury and if he has to miss more time, Justin Holiday and Bruno Caboclo will see more minutes.|
|Evan Turner||POR||Knee||No Timetable||Turner could be out for longer than currently expected and Maurice Harkless and Rodney Hood could be in line for more minutes while Turner is out. No clear timetable on his return.|
|Robert Covington||MIN||Ankle||2-3 Weeks||Covington is getting there and could be back in a couple of weeks. Dario Saric and Josh Okogie will continue to see more playing time.|
|J.J. Barea||DAL||Achilles||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Barea tore his Achilles and will miss the rest of the season. Jalen Brunson and Devin Harris will see more back up minutes for the rest of the season.|
|Tyreke Evans||IND||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Evans is sick and if he has to miss more time, Aaron Holiday could find himself in the rotation. Darren Collison will see more usage.|
|Spencer Dinwiddie||BKN||Thumb||2-3 Weeks||Dinwiddie is reportedly getting closer to returing and we could see him in the next couple of week. Caris LeVert , Joe Harris and Shabazz Napier will see more minutes and usage.|
|Tristan Thompson||CLE||Foot||2-3 Weeks||Thompson will miss another few weeks of action. Ante Zizic will see more minutes and usage and Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. will see more usage.|
|Trey Lyles||DEN||Hamstring||2-3 Weeks||It's unclear when we'll see Lyles take the court again and that leaves room in the rotation for Juancho Hernangomez and Mason Plumlee . Paul Millsap will see more minutes and usage.|
|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 and Terrance Ferguson will pick up playing time.|
|Denzel Valentine||CHI||Ankle||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Valentine had season-ending Ankle surgery. Chandler Hutchison (when healthy) and Wayne Selden will benefit w/ more playing time and Zach LaVine will also pick up a few more minutes.|
|T.J. Warren||PHX||Ankle||1-2 Weeks||Warren's Ankle needs more time to heal. Josh Jackson Kelly Oubre Jr. will see an increase in minutes and involvement in the offense.|
|Markelle Fultz||ORL||Neck/Shoulder||No Timetable||Fultz is suffering from Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and it's impacting his shooting ability. D.J. Augustin will continue to see more playing time.|
|Lonzo Ball||LAL||Ankle||2-3 Weeks||Ball has a badly sprained Ankle and will miss a few weeks. Rajon Rondo will run the point. Josh Hart will pick up minutes too.|
|Kenneth Faried||HOU||Hip||DAY TO DAY||Faried had to leave Wednesday's game w/ a sore Hip and if he can't play on Thursday, P.J. Tucker and Nene could see more minutes.|
|Iman Shumpert||HOU||Calf||DAY TO DAY||Shumpert hurt his calf on Wednesday and if he has time miss time, Gerald Green and Austin Rivers will see more minutes.|
|Trey Burke||DAL||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Burke missed his previous game because he was Sick and if he has to miss more time, Jalen Brunson and Devin Harris will see more minutes.|
|James Johnson||MIA||Shoulder||DAY TO DAY||Johnson is dealing w/ a sprained Shoulder and he's missed his last two games. Justise Winslow and Derrick Jones Jr. will see more minutes and usage. Kelly Olynyk will also benefit when he shifts to PF.|
|George Hill||MIL||Groin||1-2 Weeks||Hill is dealing w/ a Groin injury and will miss at least the next few games and Malcolm Brogdon will benefit and Isaiah Canaan might steal some minutes.|
|Boban Marjanovic||PHI||Knee||1-2 Weeks||Marjanovic currently has two minor Knee injuries that are keeping him down and w/ Joel Embiid also hurt, Jonah Bolden and Mike Scott could be in line for more playing time.|
|Ivan Rabb||MEM||Heel||DAY TO DAY||All of the extra minutes that Rabb has picked up have finally caught up to him and he has a sore Heel. Joakim Noah and Chandler Parsons could benefit if he needs more time off.|
|Damian Jones||GSW||Shoulder||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Recent reports have said that if Jones were to return, it wouldn't be until the Playoffs at the earliest. He's out for the rest of the season until told otherwise. DeMarcus Cousins and Kevon Looney will see more minutes.|
|Luc Richard Mbah a Moute||LAC||Knee||1-2 Weeks||Mbah a Moute is getting closer to returning to the floor and could make it back in a couple of weeks. Montrezl Harrell and JaMychal Green will see more minutes.|
|Mario Hezonja||NY||Leg||DAY TO DAY||Hezonja will miss his fith in a row on Thursday w/ a bruised Leg and Damyean Dotson and Allonzo Trier will benefit.|
|Zhaire Smith||PHI||Foot||No Timetable||It's not looking good for Smith to make his NBA debut this season. The Sixers coaches are not optimistic he will play w/ the team before the end of the season. T.J. McConnell will pick up more playing time.|
|Lance Stephenson||LAL||Toe||DAY TO DAY||Stephenson spraines his Toe on Wednesday and if he needs more time off, Josh Hart , Reggie Bullock and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will see more minutes.|
|Furkan Korkmaz||PHI||Knee||4-5 Weeks||Korkmaz just went through a Knee procedure and will need to miss at least the next four weeks. Jonathon Simmons will be the biggest beneficiary of Korkmaz being out and Jimmy Butler will pick up more usage.|
|Timofey Mozgov||ORL||Knee||No Timetable||Mozgov had Knee surgery and we don't when or IF we'll see him take the court for the rest of the season.. Khem Birch has a shot to grab a few minutes because of this situation.|
|John Henson||CLE||Wrist||3-7 Weeks||Henson had Wrist surgery. Tristian Thompson (when healthy), Ante Zizic and Larry Nance Jr. will see more playing time until he returns to action.|
|Dante Exum||UT||Ankle||1-2 Weeks||Exum will be out for at least another week or two. Ricky Rubio (when healthy) and Raul Neto will see more action on the court until he returns.|
|Dillon Brooks||MEM||Toe||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Brooks will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his Toe. Justin Holiday , Bruno Caboclo Garrett Temple and Kyle Anderson (when healthy) will see more playing time.|
|Miles Plumlee||ATL||Knee||2-3 Weeks||It's uncertain when we'll see Plumlee back on the court. Dewayne Dedmon and Alex Len will see more minutes. Plumlee was on the outside of the Hawks rotation.|
|Tony Bradley||UT||Knee||1-2 Weeks||Bradley's injury doesn't impact the rotation much because he barely gets any playing time in it.|
|Mohamed Bamba||ORL||Leg||No Timetable||Bamba will miss a lot of time as he's dealing w/ a stress fracture in his Leg. Khem Birch will see a ton of back up minutes until he returns.|
|Luol Deng||MIN||Achilles||DAY TO DAY||Consider Deng day to day for now but it wouldn't be surprising to see him ruled out for multiple games. Dario Saric and Josh Okogie will benefit w/ even more playing time.|
|Sterling Brown||MIL||Wrist||DAY TO DAY||Brown has missed his last two games w/ a sore Wrist and Khris Middleton and Pat Connaughton will see more minutes and usage if he needs more time out.|
|Frank Ntilikina||NY||Groin||No Timetable||Ntilikina is suffering from an injured Groin and w/ Allonzo Trier and Damyean Dotson will see more minutes and usage. It's uncertain when we'll see Ntilikina back on the court.|
|Chandler Hutchison||CHI||Foot||No Timetable||Wayne Selden should will be more involved in the Bulls rotation until Hutchison is ready to return. Otto Porter Jr. will see extended minutes.|
|Aron Baynes||BOS||Foot||DAY TO DAY||Baynes could be making his return by the end of the weekend. He's very close to returning and should have to miss three more games maximum. Expect Daniel Theis to pick up more playing time until he returns.|
|Donte DiVincenzo||MIL||Heel||No Timetable||DiVincenzo hasn't played in over a month and we don't know when he'll be back in action. Tony Snell and D.J. Wilson will pick up more playing time until he returns.|
|Isaiah Briscoe||ORL||Concussion||DAY TO DAY||It's looking like Briscoe will miss his third straight game on Thursday. Jerian Grant will see a big bump in minutes and D.J. Augustin will see more time as well.|
|Shake Milton||PHI||Finger||2-3 Weeks||Milton is on the outside looking into the Sixers rotation and he will be out for a few weeks after having surgery on his Finger.|
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R. Barrett - SG
RJ Barrett dropped in a new career-high 28 points in Thursday's blowout win over the Warriors, adding two rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers and two turnovers in 37 minutes.
Barrett was hot from the jump in this one, hitting his first four shots while going 2-of-2 from distance, and he finished the game on 10-of-17 shooting from the field and 6-of-8 from the line. He's had some really bad shooting nights, but over the past five games he's been connecting on 51.4% of his shot attempts to go with averages of 21.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.6 dimes, 1.4 triples and 2.6 turnovers per game, which has him flirting with top-60 value in 9-cat leagues.
Added 1:18 am (EST)
K. Knox - SF
Kevin Knox hit 1-of-4 shots for one 3-pointer, one rebound and nothing else in 11 minutes off the bench on Thursday.
Alec Burks (ankle) is back, so it's going to be tough for Knox to find consistent minutes in the rotation moving forward. This was his fourth straight single-digit scoring performance, and when he's not scoring, he's really not doing anything for you in fantasy hoops. Leave him on the wire.
Added 1:16 am (EST)
I. Quickley - PG
Immanuel Quickley saw just 11 minutes off the bench in Thursday's easy win over the Warriors, and he finished with five points (1-of-5 FG, 2-of-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and one turnover.
Quickley saw just 15 minutes off the bench in the previous game, but with Alec Burks (ankle) making his return tonight, the rug was ripped out from under Quickley as he was just the 10th man in the rotation. This is how it tends to go for rookies playing under Tom Thibodeau, so he's going to be an incredibly frustrating guy to roster this season if he's not able to earn any minutes alongside Elfrid Payton. Payton finished with 15 points (5-of-11 FG, 4-of-6 FT), two rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers in 38 minutes, and there's not much incentive for Thibs to switch things up with New York currently sitting on a winning record.
Added 1:09 am (EST)
A. Burks - SG
Alec Burks (left ankle) scored 11 points off the bench in his return from a 12-game absence on Thursday, adding five rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist, one block and one turnover in 31 minutes off the bench.
Burks looked a little rusty in his first game back, going 2-of-7 from the field, but he did a nice job of drawing fouls on his drives and finished 6-of-8 from the charity stripe. It was also impressive to see him log so many minutes after the lengthy absence, but that tends to be Tom Thibodeau's MO. If you need a cheap source of scoring and triples, Burks is worth a look.
Added 1:04 am (EST)
R. O'Neale - SF
Royce O'Neale finished Thursday's game vs. the Pelicans with five points, six rebounds, one assist, one block and one triple in 33 minutes.
He’s actually flirting with top-100 numbers in 9-cat on the season, but his value has gone downhill quite fast in recent games. He contributes to every category with very few turnovers, but we’d rather stream his roster spot in a standard league because there’s not much upside here.
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J. Randle - PF
Julius Randle posted a 16-point, 17-rebound double-double in Thursday's 119-104 win over the Warriors.
Randle just missed a triple-double in this one, as he added nine dimes in his 36 minutes of action to go with one 3-pointer, one steal and two turnovers, and he continues to play like an All-Star for Tom Thibodeau. He was coming off a 5-of-19 shooting performance, and while he still struggled with his shot a bit in this one, going 4-of-11 from the field — he was also a perfect 7-of-7 from the charity stripe. He's knocking down a respectable 78.6% of his freebies this season, which is a career-high and part of the reason why he's flirting with top-40 value on the year.
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J. Ingles - SF
Joe Ingles dished out a season-high nine assists on Thursday vs. the Pelicans to go with eight points, one rebound, one steal and two triples in 20 minutes.
He was coming off a 15-point game in just 19 minutes, hitting five triples with a pair of dimes and a block. The workload is worrisome, but perhaps the Jazz are just being cautious after he recently returned from Achilles soreness. If Mike Conley or Donovan Mitchell ever pick up a knock and need to miss time then Ingles will become a mid-rounder, but until then he's more of a late-rounder as Jordan Clarkson does most of the damage for the second unit.
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E. Paschall - PF
Eric Paschall hit 5-of-10 shots for 12 points, four rebounds and one turnover across 19 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Knicks.
Paschall also hit both of his freebies, and he started the second half with Draymond Green getting ejected. He's an effective scorer, but he doesn't do much outside that, nor does he get enough minutes to make a consistent impact in fantasy hoops. Leave him on the wire.
Added 12:52 am (EST)