NBA INJURIES        
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 No Timetable 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 Alec Burks and Ky Bowman 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. 
Damian Lillard POR Back DAY TO DAY Lillard has missed his last two games with a back injury but it shouldn't keep him out for long. If needs another game out, Anfernee Simons will fill in. 
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. Glenn Robinson III and Jordan Poole will pick up more minutes for the season. 
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 3-6 Weeks The question is whether or not Oladipo makes it back to the court before the end of 2019? Malcolm Brogdon (if healthy) becomes the prioritized scorer and Jeremy Lamb (when healthy) and Justin Holiday will fill in early on. 
Nikola Vucevic ORL Ankle 4-5 Weeks With Vucevic out, Khem Birch and Mohamed Bamba will split the open minutes. Jonathan Isaac benefits indirectly especially if Aaron Gordon needs to miss time. 
Malcolm Brogdon IND Back DAY TO DAY Brogdon's back is in pain and he's missed his last two games. His minutes will be divided between Aaron Holiday and T.J. McConnell (if healthy). 
Ricky Rubio PHX Back DAY TO DAY Rubio missed his last game with a back injury and if he needs to miss more time, Tyler Johnson will fill in. We will see Devin Booker run the point a bit more as well. 
D'Angelo Russell GSW Ankle 1-3 Weeks Russell is back on the shelf again with an ankle injury and while he's out Alec Burks and Ky Bowman will fill in a PG. 
Kyrie Irving BKN Shoulder DAY TO DAY Irving will sit for the fourth straight game on Friday. Spencer Dinwiddie will be the biggest beneficiary and Joe Harris will also see more minutes with Caris LeVert also out. 
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 2-4 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.
Khris Middleton MIL Thigh 2-3 Weeks Middleton is dealing with an injured thigh and Wes Matthews will benefit most from a production standpoint and Donte DiVincenzo could see more playing time until he returns. 
Hassan Whiteside POR Hip DAY TO DAY The Blazers are running out of options and if they are in a situation in which Whiteside can't go as they were on Thursday, Skal Labissiere will benefit by picking up the vacant minutes. 
De'Aaron Fox SAC Ankle No Timetable We don't know when we'll see Fox again as he deals with a terribly sprained ankle. From the minutes side, Cory Joseph (if healthy) should benefit the most, but this injury should also open up more shots for Bogdan Bogdanovic
Draymond Green GSW Heel DAY TO DAY Green missed his last game and continues to be banged up and if he needs to miss an additional game, Eric Paschall will fill in. 
Marvin Bagley III SAC Thumb 1-3 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.
Kyle Lowry TOR Thumb 1-3 Weeks Lowry fractured his thumb and while he's out for the next few weeks, Fred VanVleet will fill in and spend a lot of time running the point. If the Raptors need another option, they could rely on Norman Powell to help.
Clint Capela HOU Concussion No Timetable We're waiting to see if Capela needs to be placed in the league's concussion protocol. If he does need to sit for a couple of games, Tyson Chandler will get more playing time at center. 
Gordon Hayward BOS Hand 5-6 Weeks  Hayward had to have surgery on his hand and he'll miss multiple weeks. Jaylen Brown 's usage will rise and Marcus Smart (if healthy) will see more minutes and more shots until Hayward returns. 
Jeremy Lamb IND Ankle DAY TO DAY Lamb is still recovering from his ankle injury but the end is in sight and he could return next game. T.J. Warren will continue to have a bigger role until Lamb returns. Aaron Holiday could find himself seeing an uptick in minutes.
Aaron Gordon ORL Ankle No Timetable We're unsure when Gordon will return, but it's likely that he will be out for multiple games. Jonathan Isaac 's usage goes up and Al-Farouq Aminu should see more minutes. 
Josh Hart NO Ankle DAY TO DAY Hart has missed his last five games with lower body injuries. Frank Jackson and even E'Twaun Moore to see more minutes. Lonzo Ball 's usage should go up.
Justise Winslow MIA Concussion  No Timetable Winslow continues to miss games and it looks like we won't see him until next week. Duncan Robinson will benefit by getting more minutes with Derrick Jones Jr. out as well but Tyler Herro (if healthy) should see more shots. 
Caris LeVert BKN Thumb 3-5 Weeks With LeVert out and having surgery on his thumb, expect more minutes and production from Joe Harris and Taurean Prince . Spencer Dinwiddie should benefit as well indrectly. 
Serge Ibaka TOR Ankle DAY TO DAY Ibaka is apparently getting close to returning. Marc Gasol and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will see more minutes if Ibaka needs to continue to sit.
Aron Baynes PHX Hip DAY TO DAY Baynes has missed his last two games with a hip injury and if he needs more time off, Frank Kaminsky and Dario Saric will fill in. 
Zach Collins POR Shoulder  15-17 Weeks Collins will be out for multiple months and Carmelo Anthony and Anthony Tolliver will fill the void. They do have Mario Hezonja , but he can't match up against low-post players.
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC Hamstring DAY TO DAY Bogdanovic may have to sit for Friday's game and that could mean more usage is going the way of Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica
Eric Gordon HOU Knee 5-6 Weeks Gordon will be out for multiple weeks after having knee surgery. With Danuel House also injured, Austin Rivers should get more playing time in the Rockets rotation with their second unit.  
Ed Davis UT Fibula 2-3 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 Looney is getting close to returning and adding much-needed depth to the Warriors frontcourt. Willie Cauley-Stein and Eric Paschall will be in a minutes battle once he returns.
Reggie Jackson DET Back 4-6 Weeks Stress reactions are never good and are tough to recover from and this will keep Jackson on the sidelines for a while. Derrick Rose takes over in the starting lineup with Tim Frazier 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. (when healthy) and Austin Rivers will pick up the slack this season. House will be the biggest beneficiary. 
Danuel House Jr. HOU Shoulder DAY TO DAY House is hurt again and may have to sit for Friday's game. Austin Rivers will see more playing time and even guys like Ben McLemore should see more minutes with Eric Gordon out as well.
Josh Richardson PHI Hip DAY TO DAY Richardson has already missed one game because of his hip and if he needs to sit, it will benefit Mike Scott when it comes to production and Furkan Korkmaz will see more minutes. 
Otto Porter Jr. CHI Foot 2-3 Weeks Porter will be shelved for the next few weeks with a bone bruise (not ideal). Chandler Hutchison (if healthy) will see more minutes. Thaddeus Young and Shaq Harrison could see minutes as well.
Derrick Favors NO Back DAY TO DAY Favors has missed his last three games and he could be looking at a few more games out and that will benefit Nicolo Melli and Jaxson Hayes
Elfrid Payton NY Hamstring No Timetable Payton continues to miss games with an injured hamstring. Dennis Smith Jr. and Frank Ntilikina will fill in at PG until he returns. Allonzo Trier will see more minutes as well.
Derrick White SAS Foot DAY TO DAY White has already missed one game because of a foot injury and if he needs to miss more time, Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills will see more minutes. 
Patrick McCaw TOR Knee No Timetable Expect McCaw to be out for at least a month. The Raptors have the point covered with Kyle Lowry (when healthy) and Fred VanVleet .
Kevin Huerter ATL Shoulder 3-5 Weeks Huerter's rotator cuff is strained and he will be out for at least a few weeks. Cam Reddish (if healthy) and DeAndre Bembry should see more minutes. Chandler Parsons could get into the mix as well.
Damion Lee GSW Hand 1-3 Weeks Lee fractured his hand and while he sits, Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III will see more minutes and usage. 
Landry Shamet LAC Ankle No Timetable It's uncertain when we'll see Shamet back on the floor and this opens up back up minutes for Rodney McGruder to get more involved. Paul George being back will also help filling in the gap. 
Trevor Ariza SAC Groin DAY TO DAY Ariza strained his groin last week and with De'Aaron Fox already out, it can only bode well for Bogdan Bogdanovic who will certainly pick up minutes and shots even with Cory Joseph also hurt. 
Derrick Jones Jr. MIA Hip  DAY TO DAY Jones continues to sit out and Tyler Herro will pick up more minutes and Jimmy Butler , Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn will also benefit by getting more shots.
Avery Bradley LAL Leg 1-2 Weeks Bradley will continue to sit with his leg injury and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso will pick up more minutes until he's ready to return. 
T.J. McConnell IND Groin DAY TO DAY McConnell has missed his last two games with a groin injury and the Pacers guards are already banged up. If he can't go, Aaron Holiday will see more minutes. 
Tony Snell DET Hip DAY TO DAY Snell will miss his second game in a row with a strained hip and his minutes will be divided between Bruce Brown Jr. and Langston Galloway if he has to continue to sit. 
Hamidou Diallo OKC Knee DAY TO DAY Diallo has missed his last three games and until he's ready to suit up Terrance Ferguson will pick up more minutes. 
Shabazz Napier MIN Hamstring DAY TO DAY Napier continues to sit and that will mean more of a workload for Jeff Teague . Rookie Jarrett Culver will pick up minutes. Josh Okogie benefits indirectly.
Andre Roberson OKC Knee No Timetable New year, same story! Roberson has to be cleared in order to play and Hamidou Diallo (when healthy) and Terrence Ferguson 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. 
Jake Layman MIN Toe DAY TO DAY Layman missed his last game with a toe injury and this injury could allow Jordan Bell to pick up more playing time. 
Cam Reddish ATL Wrist DAY TO DAY Reddish has a sprained wrist and DeAndre Bembry and DeAndre Hunter should see more minutes and shots if he has to sit. 
Seth Curry DAL Illness DAY TO DAY Curry has missed a game this week already and if he has to sit another game, Delon Wright and Tim Hardaway Jr. will pick up more minutes. 
Chandler Hutchison CHI Shin DAY TO DAY Hutchison is dealing with lower body pain and he may have to sit for his second game in a row meaning Thaddeus Young will be getting more PT at SF. Shaq Harrison will benefit as well.
Trey Burke PHI Ankle DAY TO DAY Burke is banged up and may have to sit on Friday and that would give Raul Neto back up minutes behind Ben Simmons
Jahlil Okafor NO Ankle DAY TO DAY Okafor has missed his last five games and Derrick Favors (when healthy) will be seeing a lot more minutes and Nicolo Melli and Jaxson Hayes will continue to get more involved. 
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 2-3 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 Alec Burks 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  1-2 Weeks Mahinmi is starting to practice and is inching closer to returning and Davis Bertans and Mo Wagner could see their minutes drop once he's ready to return.
Nene 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 2-4 Weeks Jerome is dealing with a badly sprained ankle. Ricky Rubio and Tyler Johnson will handle the point with Devin Booker getting PT there as well.
Cory Joseph SAC Heel DAY TO DAY Joseph may have to sit with a bruised heel and if he has to sit Yogi Ferrell will see more minutes and Bogdan Bogdanovic (if healthy) will help run the point. 
Michael Carter-Williams ORL Hip No Timetable We're uncertain how long MCW will be out for but Markelle Fultz and D.J. Augustin will see even more minutes while he's out. 
Stanley Johnson TOR Groin 2-3 Weeks Johnson is very much on the outside looking into the Raptors rotation. Norman Powell will continue to see more minutes with Kyle Lowry out as well. 
Dylan Windler CLE Leg 4-6 Weels The Cavs are very much looking to their youth to see what they can build around in their system and Windler could come up late-December, early-January and grab a few minutes in the Cavs rotation. 
Khyri Thomas DET Foot 5-6 Weeks Thomas isn't a meaningful part of the Pistons rotation, but with other players hurt, he was able to steal a few minutes. Those minutes will now go to Bruce Brown Jr. and Langston Galloway
Caleb Swanigan SAC Ankle DAY TO DAY Swanigan is on the outside looking into the Kings rotation even with other big men out for the team. NOT IDEAL when it comes to his minutes potential and production. Richaun Holmes will see extra minutes.
Brandon Knight CLE Ankle DAY TO DAY Knight sprained his ankle earlier in the week and missed his last game. If he has to sit for another game, Jordan Clarkson and Darius Garland will pick up minutes. 
Luke Kornet CHI Face No Timetbale Kornet had to have surgery because his sinuses were being impacted and we're uncertain when he'll return to the court. More playing time coming for Thaddeus Young
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 has now missed nine straight games. Dillon Brooks and Marko Guduric and Tyus Jones will see more minutes until he's ready to return. 
Alen Smailagic GSW Ankle 2-3 Weeks The Warriors could use as much help as they can get at this point. Willie Cauley-Stein will start at Center and Kevon Looney (when healthy) will back him up and Eric Paschall will benefit with more minutes too.
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