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 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. 
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 Alec Burks 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 No Timetable It seems like February is more of a reality when it comes to when we'll see Oladipo take the court. Malcolm Brogdon becomes the prioritized scorer and Jeremy Lamb and Justin Holiday will fill in early on. 
Paul George LAC Hamstring/Back DAY TO DAY George had to leave Thursday's game with a very whacky mid to lower-body injury and we'll have to see if he'll sit for his next game on Saturday. Kawhi Leonard and Landry Shamet will pick up more usage if he's out.
Bradley Beal WSH Leg DAY TO DAY Beal returned after missing two games on New Years Day, but, there's a chance he'll have to sit for the Wizards next game. If he's out, expect Isaiah Thomas , Troy Brown Jr. and Jordan McRae to pick up minutes and usage.
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN Knee DAY TO DAY Towns continues to miss time with the Knee injury. He's now missed his last nine games Gorgui Dieng and Jordan Bell will see more minutes until he's ready to return. 
Kyrie Irving BKN Shoulder No Timetable Irving is still not ready to take contact. Spencer Dinwiddie will handle the point and Joe Harris will see additional playing time.
Jusuf Nurkic POR Leg No Timetable It's hard to tell when we'll see Nurkic take the court this season, but a safe guess is late February-early March but nothing has been confirmed. Hassan Whiteside will start in his place.
Zion Williamson NO Knee No Timetable Williamson's has started to practice and is getting closer to returning. Jahlil Okafor and Nicolo Melli will pick up more minutes until he's ready. Jaxson Hayes will also see more involvement in the rotation.
Pascal Siakam TOR Groin No Timetable Siakam will need more time for his Groin to heal. Serge Ibaka will see a major boost in minutes and OG Anunoby will see more shots. 
Kemba Walker BOS Illness DAY TO DAY Walker is sick and he'll have to sit for at least Friday's game, but Saturday isn't looking good either. Marcus Smart and Carsen Edwards will see more minutes. 
Andrew Wiggins MIN Illness DAY TO DAY Wiggins has missed his last four games and Jarrett Culver and Kelan Martin will see more minutes if Wiggins doesn't recover before Sunday's game. 
Kristaps Porzingis DAL Knee DAY TO DAY Porzingis will sit for the third straight game on Saturday. Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell will pick up more minutes until he's ready to return. Boban Marjanovic can find himself stealing minutes.
Malcolm Brogdon IND Back DAY TO DAY Brogdon continues to have lingering issues with his Back and will miss his next game. Aaron Holiday and T.J. McConnell will see more playing time. 
Thomas Bryant WSH Foot DAY TO DAY Bryant looks to be close to returning and he should be back in the next week or so but until he returns Ian Mahinmi , Davis Bertans (if healthy) and Moritz Wagner (if healthy) will see more playing time. 
D'Angelo Russell GSW Shoulder DAY TO DAY Russell has missed his last two games with a Shoulder injury and if he continues to sit, Ky Bowman and Alec Burks will handle point guard duties.
Jonathan Isaac ORL Knee 8-10 Weeks Isaac will miss a lot of time because of the Knee injury he suffered and Wes Iwundu will pick up minutes and Aaron Gordon (if healthy) will see more plays in the post and should be able to grab more boards. 
Aaron Gordon ORL Achilles DAY TO DAY Gordon has missed his last two game with a sore Achilles and if he sits on Friday, Wes Iwundu and Amile Jefferson will see more minutes. 
Jeff Teague MIN Knee DAY TO DAY Teague has missed his last two games with a Knee injury and if he has to continue to sit, Shabazz Napier and Jarrett Culver will see more playing time. 
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC Lower Body DAY TO DAY Bogdanovic hurt himself and left Thursday's game and if he needs to sit on Saturday, Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica will see more minutes. 
Patrick Beverley LAC Elbow/Wrist DAY TO DAY Beverley has missed his last two games and if he needs to sit for more games, Lou Williams will see more minutes and Landry Shamet will indrectly benefit. 
Blake Griffin DET Knee DAY TO DAY This is very strange as Griffin just can't shake the Knee injury. He doesn't look like himself on the court and he's missed his last two games. Christian Wood will see more minutes. 
Caris LeVert BKN Thumb Saturday? LeVert is ready to return and reports are out that he will be activated for the Nets next game. Joe Harris and Taurean Prince will continue to see more minutes and usage if he sits for some reason.
Luke Kennard DET Knee 1-2 Weeks Kennard will miss the next few weeks with a Knee injury and Bruce Brown Jr. and Langston Galloway will see more shots. 
Willie Cauley-Stein GSW Illness DAY TO DAY Cauley-Stein is sick and he's missed his last two games and if he needs to miss more time, Marquese Chriss will see more minutes. Eric Paschall will benefit as well from a production standpoint.
Zach Collins POR Shoulder  9-11 Weeks Collins will be out for multiple months and Carmelo Anthony and Anthony Tolliver will fill the void. Mario Hezonja will see more love in the rotation as well. 
Justise Winslow MIA Back DAY TO DAY Winslow will miss game number 14 in a row with a Back injury on Friday. Tyler Herro picks up the usage and Duncan Robinson could pick up more minutes. 
Tim Hardaway Jr. DAL Hamstring DAY TO DAY Hardaway will miss his third straight game on Saturday and Seth Curry and Delon Wright will see more minutes and usage while he's out. 
Jabari Parker ATL Shoulder DAY TO DAY If Parker has to miss Friday's game, De'Andre Hunter should be able to get more playing time. He's looking good for a Friday return.
Mike Conley UT Hamstring 1-3 Weeks Conley re-injured his Hamstring and he will miss the next couple of weeks. Emmanuel Mudiay , Royce O'Neale and Jordan Clarkson can help run the point.
Davis Bertans WSH Quad DAY TO DAY Bertans will miss his sixth straight game on Friday and if he needs to miss more time, Ian Mahinmi will continue filling in. The Wizards are already down Hachimura and Wagner. 
Reggie Jackson DET Back No Timetable 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 takes over in the starting lineup with Bruce Brown Jr. 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. 
Marvin Bagley III SAC Foot DAY TO DAY Bagley has missed his last four games and Nemanja Bjelica and Richaun Holmes will see more minutes until he's ready to return. 
Rodney Hood POR Achilles No Timetable Hood's season is all but done after he had surgery on his Achilles. It's hard to believe that he'll return this season. Kent Bazemore will pick up a lot more minutes and usage. 
Otto Porter Jr. CHI Foot 4-6 Weeks Porter will need additional time away from the court and his timetable has been backed up. Chandler Hutchison (if healthy) will see more minutes. Thaddeus Young and Shaq Harrison could see minutes as well.
Marc Gasol TOR Hamstring 1-3 Weeks With both Gasol and Siakam out of the lineup, Serge Ibaka is about to feast on minutes left behind. Chris Boucher has also been relied on to fill in at times and he can grab minutes. 
Wesley Matthews MIL Thigh DAY TO DAY Matthews has missed his last two games and if he needs more time to recover Donte DiVincenzo and George Hill will see more minutes. Sterling Brown could get more involved as well.
Norman Powell TOR Shoulder No Timetable With Powell out of the lineup for an undetermined amount of time, Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby will benefit by getting more shots in the Raptors offense. 
Rui Hachimura WSH Groin 2-3 Weeks Hachimura is dealing with a Groin injury and Davis Bertans (if healthy) will benefit by seeing more minutes. Troy Brown Jr. and Jordan McRae should have more time with the ball. 
Moritz Wagner WSH Ankle 2-3 Weeks Wagner will miss more time with his Ankle injured.  Davis Bertans (if healthy) and Ian Mahinmi will be primary fill in options.
Markieff Morris DET Foot DAY TO DAY Morris has missed his last three games with a sprained Foot and Christian Wood will see more minutes until he's ready to return. Blake Griffin is also currently injured and Thon Maker could see more minutes.
Robert Williams BOS Hip 1-3 Weeks Williams is dealing with an injured Hip and he'll miss the next few weeks of action. Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter will help fill the void. 
Skal Labissiere POR Knee DAY TO DAY Labissiere missed his last three games and his Knee continues to swell up and until he's ready to return, Anthony Toliver and Mario Hezonja (if healthy) will see more minutes. 
Noah Vonleh MIN Glute DAY TO DAY Vonleh has missed his last three games and Jordan Bell should see more minutes until he's ready to return. 
Frank Kaminsky PHX Knee DAY TO DAY Kaminsky has missed his last two games and it's looking like he'll miss his third in a row on Friday and Aron Baynes will see more minutes behind Deandre Ayton until Kaminsky is ready to return. Dario Saric also benefits.
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 Terrance Ferguson (when healthy) will pick up minutes at SG/SF.
Garrett Temple BKN Knee DAY TO DAY Temple missed his last game with a Knee injury and timing couldn't be worse for him because with Caris LeVert coming back to the lineup, Temple won't be able to be 100 percent in auditioning to keep his rotation spot.
Jake Layman MIN Toe No Timetable Layman continues to miss time with a Toe injury and Jordan Bell will get a big minutes boost and Gorgui Dieng to pick up more playing time. 
Al-Farouq Aminu ORL Knee No Timetable With Aminu sidelined for awhile, Khem Birch and Mohamed Bamba should be able to pick up minutes. Aaron Gordon will see more playing time as well.
Chandler Hutchison CHI Shoulder DAY TO DAY Hutchison is apparently getting real close to returning but he keeps getting ruled out. Thaddeus Young will be getting more PT at SF. Shaq Harrison will benefit as well.
C.J Miles WSH Wrist No Timetable Miles had surgery on his Wrist and we don't know when we'll see him take the court again (if at all). Jordan McRae and Troy Brown Jr. will see more minutes.
Michael Carter-Williams ORL Shoulder DAY TO DAY MCW has not played since December 20th because of a Shoulder injury and Markelle Fultz and D.J. Augustin should see more playing time. 
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.
David Nwaba BKN Achilles OUT FOR THE SEASON Nwaba is having surgery on his Achilles and we're not going to see him take the court again. This leaves room for more playing time for Joe Harris and Rodions Kurucs . This could also save Garrett Temple 's rotation spot.
Matisse Thybulle PHI Knee 1-3 Weeks With Thybulle out for the next few weeks, the Sixers will have to rely on Mike Scott to hit long-range shots. Josh Richardson should see a few more shots as well. 
Dennis Smith Jr. NY Oblique DAY TO DAY Smith missed his previous three games with an Oblique injury and if he needs more time on the shelf, Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Payton (if active) will see more minutes at PG. Smith could return Friday.
Kevon Looney GSW Abs DAY TO DAY Looney has missed his last five games and that will benefit Willie Cauley-Stein (if healthy) and Marquese Chriss if he has to continue to sit.
Alex Caruso LAL Calf DAY TO DAY Caruso will sit for Friday's game with a Calf injury and Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope should see a few more minutes.
Nene Hilario HOU Adductor No Timetable We're unsure when we'll see Nene ' take the floor this season. Tyson Chandler (when healthy) will back up Clint Capela this season. 
James Ennis III PHI Illness DAY TO DAY Ennis is sick and will miss Friday's game and Furkan Korkmaz will see more back up minutes until he's recovered. 
Mario Hezonja POR Back DAY TO DAY Hezonja has missed his last six games with an injured Back and Anthony Tolliver and Carmelo Anthony will see more minutes if he needs more time off. Hezonja could return Friday.
Dylan Windler CLE Leg No Timetable The Cavs are very much looking to their youth to see what they can build around in their system and Windler could come up later in the season and grab a few minutes in the Cavs rotation. 
Khyri Thomas DET Foot 1-2 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
Vincent Poirer BOS Finger 2-4 Weeks Poirer just had surgery on his Pinky and he'll miss weeks of action because of it meaning Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis will be plenty busy. Robert Williams is also injured.
Matt Thomas TOR Finger No Timetable Thomas broke his Finger and we don't know when we'll see him back in action. Norman Powell (if healthy) and OG Anunoby will continue to see more minutes.
Nicolas Claxton BKN Hamstring No Timetable Claxton hasn't played in over a month and he's very much on the outside looking into the Nets rotation until Jarrett Allen and DeAndre Jordan get injured. 
Dewan Hernandez TOR Foot No Timetable Hernandez has a Foot injury and the Raptors are currently out a lot of big men so it's hard to tell when we'll see Hernandez get any action on court with this injury. 
Jordan Bone DET Knee DAY TO DAY Bone is very much on the outside looking into the Pistons rotation. No real impact here. He barely plays. 
Treveon Graham MIN Illness DAY TO DAY Graham has missed his last three games and if he needs to miss more time, Keita Bates-Diop will see more minutes. Jarrett Culver and Josh Okogie benefit as well. 
Naz Mitrou-Long IND Ankle No Timetable  Mitrou-Long is on the outside looking into the Pacers rotation and we don't know when we'll see him return to the court. 
Edmond Sumner IND Knee DAY TO DAY Sumner may need to sit for a second straight game on Saturday and if he can't go, Justin Holiday will see more playing time. 
Ryan Brokehoff DAL Fibula No Timetable Brokehoff gets very few minutes in the Mavs rotation and Seth Curry and Dorian Finney-Smith will see a minor bump in minutes. 
Javonte Green BOS Hip DAY TO DAY Green may have to sit for Friday's game and if he does Carsen Edwards will pick up more playing time. 
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