NBA Injury Report: November 6
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|
|Kevin Durant||BKN||Achilles||No Timetable||Durant is likely out for the season, but, depending on where the Nets end up in the standings, a return in early April could be on the table. Taurean Prince will benefit most along with Joe Harris with Durant out.|
|Stephen Curry||GSW||Hand||11-14 Weeks||After having surgery on his Hand, Curry will miss the next few months of action. D'Angelo Russell (when healthy) becomes the top shooting option and reserves such as Damion Lee and Jordan Poole will see more minutes.|
|John Wall||WSH||Achilles||No Timetable||Wall is very likely out for the entire season even though he's been rehabing from a torn Achilles. Isaiah Thomas and Ish Smith will run the point for the Wizards.|
|Paul George||LAC||Shoulder(s)||2-3 Weeks||George is recovering from Shoulder surgery on both Shoulders. Don't expect to see him play until mid-November. Kawhi Leonard gets more shots and Landry Shamet and Maurice Harkless will get more run early on.|
|Klay Thompson||GSW||Knee||No Timetable||It hasn't been confirmed that we won't see Thompson play this season but we won't see him until late March, early-April at the earliest. D'Angelo Russell will play the role of the 2nd splash brother.|
|DeMarcus Cousins||LAL||Knee||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Cousins tore his ACL in the offseason and we won't see him suit up this season. Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee will pick up his minutes this season.|
|Victor Oladipo||IND||Knee||No Timetable||There's a chance that this timetable could be pushed back a bit as the Pacers won't rush Oladipo back. Malcolm Brogdon becomes the prioritized scorer and Jeremy Lamb and Justin Holiday will fill in eary on.|
|Draymond Green||GSW||Finger||DAY TO DAY||Green will need a few games to recover from a torn tendon in his Finger. No surgery required. Eric Paschall has benefitted the most thus far with more minutes and production. Glenn Robinson III gets more PT.|
|Blake Griffin||DET||Knee/Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||Griffin is dealing with lower body soreness in multiple areas and the Pistons won't rush him back. While he's out, more plays will get called for Andre Drummond in the paint and Markieff Morris will see more PT.|
|Jusuf Nurkic||POR||Leg||No Timetable||It's hard to tell whether or not we'll see Nurkic take the court this season after suffering a terrible Leg injury. March is possible, but even the Blazers aren't ready to commit to that. Hassan Whiteside will start in his place.|
|Zion Williamson||NO||Knee||4-6 Weeks||Williamson's regular season debut will have to wait as he recovers from Knee surgery. Jahlil Okafor and Nicolo Melli will pick up more minutes until he's ready.|
|Myles Turner||IND||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Turner is dealing with an Ankle injury but is healing quicker than expected. T.J. Warren and Goga Bitadze will see more minutes if he has to miss more games. Domantas Sabonis (when healthy) benefits as well.|
|D'Angelo Russell||GSW||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Russell has missed his last two games with an Ankle injury. When he returns, he'll be the top scoring option with Stephen Curry sidelined. Jordan Poole and Damion Lee will see more minutes until Russell is healthy.|
|Marvin Bagley III||SAC||Thumb||3-5 Weeks||Bagley is recovering from a fractured Thumb and while he's out expect more minutes and usage fron Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica . Dewayne Dedmon and Harry Giles (if healthy) shouild see his minutes pick up as well.|
|Domantas Sabonis||IND||Calf||DAY TO DAY||Sabonis has missed his last two games because of injured calf. Expect Goga Bitadze and T.J. Warren to see more minutes until both Sabonis and Myles Turner are healthy.|
|Lonzo Ball||NO||Leg||DAY TO DAY||Ball had to be taken out of the Pelicans previous game because of cramping in his Leg. If for some reason he has to miss games, Frank Jackson would benefit most.|
|PJ Washington||CHA||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Washington, who has impressed to start his NBA career, went down with an Ankle injury on Tuesday and it's unknown if he'll have to sit. Bismack Biyombo and Marvin Williams will pick up minutes if he sits.|
|Jeff Teague||MIN||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Teague is sick and he may have to sit for a game to recover. Shabazz Napier is the normal fill-in option but he's also dealing with his own health issues. More usage coming for Josh Okogie . Jarrett Culver would get PT.|
|Enes Kanter||BOS||Knee||DAY TO DAY||We've only seen Kanter active in one game this season thus far. He's practicing, but may need another game or two off. If Kanter continues to sit, Robert Williams and Daniel Theis will see more minutes.|
|DeAndre Jordan||BKN||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Jordan sprained his Ankle and we'll have to see how it impacts his status moving forward. Jarrett Allen will pick up a lot of minutes if Jordan has to sit.|
|Gary Harris||DEN||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Harris hurt his Ankle on Tuesday and we're waiting to see just how bad the damage is. If Harris has to miss time, Will Barton (if healthy) picks up usage and Monte Morris will see the court more. Malik Beasley picks up PT.|
|Jaylen Brown||BOS||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Brown has missed the Celtics last three games and we don't know when exactly he'll be back. Gordon Hayward will see more usage and Marcus Smart will see more minutes until Brown is healthy.|
|Paul Millsap||DEN||Head||DAY TO DAY||Millsap's head collided with Justise Winslow 's and had to be taken out of Tuesday's game. If he needs to sit for a game or two, Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee will see more playing time.|
|Zach Collins||POR||Shoulder||16-18 Weeks||Collins will be out for multiple months. It's a very rough situation with Collins out because Anthony Tolliver is the main fill in option. They do have Mario Hezonja , but he can't match up against low-post players.|
|Derrick Rose||DET||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||Rose has missed his last two games and with Reggie Jackson also hurt, Bruce Brown , Langston Galloway and Tim Frazier (when healthy) will have to help bring up the ball.|
|Eric Gordon||HOU||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||There's a chance that Gordon has to sit for his next game. Danuel House Jr. has been productive to start the season and he will benefit the most if Gordon has to sit.|
|Ed Davis||UT||Fibula||4-5 Weeks||Davis' Fibula is fractured and he'll need time to recover. Jeff Green and Tony Bradley will pick up minutes until he returns. Georges Diang is another big body who can also find himself grabbing playing time.|
|Kevon Looney||GSW||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||The Warriors are decimated with injuries but the good news is that Willie Cauley-Stein is able to take the court. The Warriors will watch Cauley-Stein's minutes. Eric Paschall indirectly benefits.|
|Reggie Jackson||DET||Back||4-5 Weeks||Stress reaction's are never good and are tough to recover from and this will keep Jackson on the sidelines for a while. Derrick Rose (when healthy) takes over in the starting lineup with Tim Frazier (when healthy) backing him up.|
|Gerald Green||HOU||Foot||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Green's Foot is broken to the point that we won't see him this season. Eric Gordon (when healthy), Danuel House Jr. and Austin Rivers will pick up the slack this season. House will be the biggest beneficiary.|
|Allen Crabbe||ATL||Knee||2-4 Weeks||We still aren't sure when exactly Crabbe will take the court, but until he does, Kevin Huerter and Cam Reddish will handle SG minutes. Vince Carter should see a little love as well.|
|Rajon Rondo||LAL||Calf||DAY TO DAY||We haven't seen Rondo take the court yet this season but he's getting close and is probably a couple of games away. Alex Caruso and LeBron James will fill in bringing up the ball until Rondo is ready.|
|Avery Bradley||LAL||Leg||DAY TO DAY||Bradley had to miss his previous game with a Leg injury and that should give Danny Green more usage and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will pick up more playing time. Alex Caruso will be more involved as well.|
|Elfrid Payton||NY||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||Payton will miss another game or two for the Knicks with a strained Hamstring. With Dennis Smith Jr. on personal leave, expect Allonzo Trier and Frank Ntilikina to fill in at PG until he returns.|
|Maxi Kleber||DAL||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Kleber missed his last game and if he has to miss more time Dwight Powell wil see more minutes. Kristaps Porzingis would normally get more run as well, but the Mavs may still watch his workload.|
|Patrick McCaw||TOR||Knee||No Timetable||Expect McCaw to be out for awhile. The Raptors have the point covered with Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet .|
|Harry Giles||SAC||Knee||No Timetable||We don't know when we'll see Giles take the court, but with Giles and Bagley out, more minutes are coming for Dewayne Dedmon and even Richaun Holmes in the Kings lineup.|
|Jordan Bell||MIN||Shoulder||DAY TO DAY||There's a chance Bell has to miss his next game because of a sprained Shoulder. If Bell sits, Gorgui Dieng and Robert Covington will see more playing time.|
|Shabazz Napier||MIN||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||It's looking like Napier will have to miss his next game and with Jeff Teague sick, the 'Wolves will likely turn to rookie Jarrett Culver to pick up minutes.|
|Andre Roberson||OKC||Knee||No Timetable||New year, same story! Roberson has to be cleared in order to play and Hamidou Diallo will pick up minutes at SG/SF.|
|Reggie Bullock||NY||Neck||No Timetable||Bullock is looking like he's on his way back, but the Knicks won't rush him. Wayne Ellington and Allonzo Trier will see more minutes until he's ready to suit up.|
|Evan Turner||ATL||Achilles||DAY TO DAY||Turner missed his last three games and this will only benefit DeAndre Bembry and Kevin Huerter . Expect them to get more minutes and even when Turner comes back, it's not clear what his role exactly is.|
|Emmanuel Mudiay||UT||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||Mudiay has already missed one game and it's looking like he'd heading for a second missed game. Mike Conley will get extended run and Royce O'Neale will have time running the point.|
|Dante Exum||UT||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Exum is on his way back from a Knee injury, but he has such a hard time staying healthy. He'll be battling Emmanuel Mudiay and Royce O'Neale for scraps of PG minutes.|
|Tim Frazier||DET||Shoulder||DAY TO DAY||It's looking like Frazier will miss his third straight game with an injured Shoulder. Reggie Jackson and Derrick Rose are hurting and now it's down to Langston Galloway and Bruce Brown to help with the Pistons ball-handling.|
|Pau Gasol||POR||Foot||No Timetable||We don't know when we'll see Gasol take the floor. With Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic out, Hassan Whiteside will be backed up by Anthony Tolliver and Skal Labissiere .|
|Jordan McRae||WSH||Finger||DAY TO DAY||McRae was intriguing for the Wizards debut, but hasn't played since but is close to returning. Bradley Beal will handle a ton of SG minutes and PG minutes are gobbled up by Isaiah Thomas and Ish Smith .|
|Edmond Sumner||IND||Hand||1-2 Weeks||Sumner is dealing with an injured Hand and until he returns, Aaron Holiday will pick up a good amount of back up minutes.|
|Darius Miller||NO||Achilles||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Miller injured his Achilles back in August and we shouldn't expect him to play this season.|
|Jacob Evans III||GSW||Adductor||1-2 Weeks||The Warriors are very much in need of Evans to return because of all of the other injuries they are facing. Glenn Robinson III and Damion Lee will pick up playing time until he's ready to return.|
|John Henson||CLE||Groin||1-2 Weeks||We haven't seen Henson since the first game of the regular season. Larry Nance Jr., Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love will handle the PF/C minutes in Cleveland.|
|Ian Mahinmi||WSH||Achilles||3-4 Weeks||Mahinmi will need more time before he is ready to return and Thomas Bryant , Mo Wagner and Davis Pertans will handle the Center minutes. Mahinmi will have a lot of competition to deal with in the rotation once he returns.|
|Nene Hilario||HOU||Adductor||No Timetable||We're unsure when we'll see Nene ' take the floor this season. Tyson Chandler will back up Clint Capela this season.|
|Ty Jerome||PHX||Ankle||No Timetable||Jerome is dealing with a very sprained Ankle and we don't know when we'll see him take the floor. Ricky Rubio and Tyler Johnson will handle the point with Devin Booker getting PT there as well.|
|Michael Carter-Williams||ORL||Hip||DAY TO DAY||MCW will have more competition at PG this season with Markelle Fultz now on the team alongside D.J. Augustin .|
|Chandler Parsons||ATL||Knee||No Timetable||Parsons can't stay healthy and the Hawks know that. He could be 100 percent healthy and the Hawks will still play it safe keeping Parsons out of the rotation. The Hawks have a ton of forwards.|
|Kadeem Allen||NY||Knee||No Timetable||It will be hard for Allen to steal minutes when the Knicks are at full strength. If he can make it back before Dennis Smith Jr. returns, the Knicks haven't found an answer at PG yet, plus, Elfrid Payton is hurt.|
|Shake Milton||PHI||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Milton will need another few games to recover. It'll be hard for him to reach 15 minutes per game once he returns unless other injuries in the Sixers lineup occur.|
|KZ Okpala||MIA||Achilles||No Timetable||Okpala is a very small part of the rotation and with it being an Achilles injury that he suffered, it will take a while to heal even though it's not torn.|
|Grayson Allen||MEM||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Allen will miss his second straight game on Wednesday and this will open up back up minutes in Memphis. Originally I though De'Anthony Melton would pick up these minutes, but it's looking like Marko Guduric will see minutes.|
|Alen Smailagic||GSW||Ankle||No Timetable||Smailagic is an end of the bench player, even on this depleted Warriors team. Willie Cauley-Stein will start at Center and Kevon Looney (when healthy) will back him up and Eric Paschall will take PF minutes.|
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N. Noel - C
Nerlens Noel had one of his best games in a Knickerbockers jersey on Thursday, tallying six points, 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, four swats and one turnover in 20 minutes off the bench.
The boards accounted for a season-high, and this was a nice bounce-back game for Noel following his scoreless performance on MLK Day. He got some added run tonight with Mitchell Robinson in foul trouble, but he has been heating up in the shot blocking department over the past four games with 3.5 swats a night, so he's on the radar as a potential shot-blocking specialist in deep leagues. Despite the foul trouble, Robinson still managed to finish with 18 points (8-of-11 FG, 2-of-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and zero turnovers in 27 minutes.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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