NBA Injury Report: February 10
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||4-6 Weeks||Curry is able to shoot again and we could see him in the next month, but it's not confirmed. Andrew Wiggins is the top shooting option and reserves such as Damion Lee and Ky Bowman will see more minutes.|
|John Wall||WSH||Achilles||No Timetable||Wall is likely out for the season even though he's been rehabing from a torn Achilles. Shabazz Napier 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. Andrew Wiggins , Eric Paschall and Damion Lee 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.|
|Luka Doncic||DAL||Ankle||1-2 Weeks||Doncic is back on the shelf again with an ankle injury and Delon Wright , Jalen Brunson and Seth Curry will see more minutes and shots until he's ready to return. Tim Hardaway Jr. also picks up more shots.|
|Kyrie Irving||BKN||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Irving has missed his last few games and it's uncertain whether or not he'll make it back this week. Spencer Dinwiddie will see more time running the point and Caris LeVert 's usage will go up.|
|Brandon Ingram||NO||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Ingram missed his last game with an ankle injury and if he has to miss more time, Josh Hart and E'Twaun Moore will see an increase in minutes.|
|Deandre Ayton||PHX||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Ayton may have to sit for his first game of the week with an ankle injury and with Aron Baynes and Frank Kaminsky out, Cheick Diallo will see more minutes.|
|Jusuf Nurkic||POR||Leg||4-6 Weeks||Nurkic is starting to practice, but a safe guess is that he'll be back on the court late February-early March but nothing has been confirmed. Hassan Whiteside will start in his place.|
|Clint Capela||ATL||Heel||1-2 Weeks||Capela is still dealing with a sore heel and we won't see him make his Hawks debut for at least a few more games. Dewayne Dedmon and Damian Jones will see more minutes.|
|Jimmy Butler||MIA||Shoulder||DAY TO DAY||Butler has missed his last two games and if he has to sit for more games, Jae Crowder , Derrick Jones Jr. and Duncan Robinson will see more playing time.|
|Kyle Lowry||TOR||Whiplash||DAY TO DAY||Lowry had to miss his last game and it's shocking not to see him in the Concussion protocol but if he misses more time, Fred VanVleet and Patrick McCaw will spend more time with the ball.|
|Lauri Markkanen||CHI||Hip||3-5 Weeks||Markkanen is the latest Bulls big man to get hurt and while he's out Thaddeus Young will see a lot more playing time. Chandler Hutchison will also see more minutes.|
|D'Angelo Russell||MIN||Quad||DAY TO DAY||Russell missed his last game and if he can't make it back to the court for Monday's game, Jordan McLaughlin and Jarrett Culver will see more minutes.|
|Will Barton||DEN||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Barton will miss his third straight game on Monday and Torrey Craig will see more minutes. Jordan McRae could steal a few as well as he's learning the offense.|
|Marc Gasol||TOR||Hamstring||No Timetable||Gasol continues to miss games and nothing has been confirmed regarding when we'll see him return. While he's out, Serge Ibaka will see more minutes. Chris Boucher could find himself seeing a small uptick in playing time.|
|Jonathan Isaac||ORL||Knee||No Timetable||Isaac's season may be over because of the knee injury he suffered and Wes Iwundu will pick up minutes and Aaron Gordon will see more plays in the post and should be able to grab more boards.|
|Zion Williamson||NO||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Williamson missed his last game with a sprained ankle and if he has to miss another game, Nicolo Melli and Jaxson Hayes could see more playing time.|
|Derrick Rose||DET||Hip||DAY TO DAY||Rose has missed his last four games and if he has to miss Monday's game, Reggie Jackson and Bruce Brown will continue handling the playmaking.|
|Thomas Bryant||WSH||Foot||DAY TO DAY||Bryant will miss another couple of games as the foot injury won't go away and while he's out, Mo Wagner and Davis Bertans will fill in for him.|
|Norman Powell||TOR||Finger||No Timetable||While Powell is out again, OG Anunoby and Terence Davis will see more minutes and usage.|
|Blake Griffin||DET||Knee||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Griffin's season is over. Markieff Morris , Sekou Doumbouya and Christian Wood will see more minutes.|
|Marvin Bagley III||SAC||Foot||2-5 Weeks||Bagley will be on the shelf for at least the next few weeks. Nemanja Bjelica and Richaun Holmes (if healthy) will see more minutes. Anthony Tolliver and Alex Len (if healthy) could steal a few as well.|
|Luke Kennard||DET||Knee||1-3 Weeks||Kennard needs more time to recover and we backed up his timetable because of the Knee injury and Bruce Brown Jr. and Langston Galloway will see more shots.|
|Aron Baynes||PHX||Hip||No Timetable||We don't know when we'll see Baynes play again and Dario Saric will see even more playing time. Deandre Ayton and Cheick Diallo will see a few extra minutes as well.|
|Dwight Powell||DAL||Achilles||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Powell is done for the season and Maxi Kleber and Willie Cauley-Stein will fill in for the rest of the way.|
|Richaun Holmes||SAC||Shoulder||DAY TO DAY||Holmes is getting closer to returning. Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica will help fill the void.|
|Wendell Carter Jr.||CHI||Ankle||1-2 Weeks||Carter's ankle is badly sprained. Thaddeus Young and Cristiano Felicio will see more minutes. Daniel Gafford will see more minutes as well.|
|Patrick Beverley||LAC||Groin||DAY TO DAY||Beverley missed his last game with a sore groin and if he has to miss more time, Lou Williams will start in his place and Landry Shamet will see more minutes.|
|Zach Collins||POR||Shoulder||4-6 Weeks||Collins still has over a month until he should be cleared and Carmelo Anthony and Trevor Ariza will fill the void. Mario Hezonja will see more love in the rotation as well.|
|Justise Winslow||MEM||Back||No Timetable||Winslow is still bothered by his back and we don't know when we'll see him debut with the Grizzlies. De'Anthony Melton and Kyle Anderson will see more minutes.|
|D.J. Augustin||ORL||Knee||1-2 Weeks||Augustin will miss time with a knee injury and Markelle Fultz will see more minutes and we can expect Evan Fournier to bring up the ball a bit more as well.|
|Jabari Parker||SAC||Shoulder||DAY TO DAY||Parker is getting closer to returning to the court to make his debut with the Kings. Bogdan Bogdanovic and Harrison Barnes will see more minutes.|
|Eric Gordon||HOU||Shin||DAY TO DAY||Gordon missed his last game with an injured shin and Danuel House Jr. and Austin Rivers will see more minutes if he has to miss Tuesday's game.|
|Mason Plumlee||DEN||Foot||1-3 Weeks||Plumlee will be out for the next few weeks and Jerami Grant will see even more playing time. Nikola Jokic should see a few extra minutes as well.|
|Dario Saric||PHX||Ankle||No Timetable||Saric will miss his sixth straight game on Monday and while he's out Kelly Oubre Jr. and Cheick Diallo will see more playing time. Mikal Bridges will help out as well.|
|Tyler Herro||MIA||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Herro has missed his last three games and if he continues to miss time, Duncan Robinson , Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones Jr. will see a bump in minutes.|
|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. Trevor Ariza will pick up a lot more minutes and usage.|
|Otto Porter Jr.||CHI||Foot||2-4 Weeks||Porter is slowly progressing but isn't that close to returning. Kris Dunn (if healthy) and will see more minutes and starts. Thaddeus Young and Chandler Hutchison will see an increase in playing time.|
|Kris Dunn||CHI||Knee||No Timetable||While Dunn is out, Chandler Hutchison will see more minutes. Shaq Harrison and Denzel Valentine (if healthy) could see a minor bump in minutes as well.|
|Cam Reddish||ATL||Concussion||No Timetable||With Reddish in the protocol, Treveon Graham and De'Andre Hunter will see more minutes and usage.|
|Nicolas Batum||CHA||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Batum is on the outside looking into the Hornets rotation for the most part and he hasn't played in six straight games and he's looking like he'll miss Monday's game.|
|George Hill||MIL||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||Hill has missed his last five games and Eric Bledsoe will play deeper into the game and Donte DiVincenzo and Wesley Matthews should see more minutes running the point.|
|Robert Williams||BOS||Hip||1-2 Weeks||Williams is dealing with an injured hip and he'll miss another week or two. Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter will help fill the void.|
|Skal Labissiere||ATL||Knee||No Timetable||Labissiere will be shelved for another few weeks and Damian Jones , Dewayne Dedmon and Bruno Fernando will cover more ground while he's out.|
|Alex Len||SAC||Hip||1-2 Weeks||While Len is out, Nemanja Bjelica and Harrison Barnes will help fill the void with Marvin Bagley III also out. Anthony Tolliver can see more minutes as well.|
|Frank Kaminsky||PHX||Knee||1-2 Weeks||Kaminsky will miss at least the next few weeks of action and Aron Baynes (if healthy) will see more minutes behind Deandre Ayton until Kaminsky is ready to return. Dario Saric (if healthy) also benefits.|
|Andre Roberson||OKC||Knee||No Timetable||New year, same story! Roberson has to be cleared in order to play and Hamidou Diallo and Terrance Ferguson will pick up minutes at SG/SF.|
|Meyers Leonard||MIA||Ankle||1-2 Weeks||While Leonard is out, Kelly Olynyk and Jae Crowder will help fill the void. Andre Iguodala could play a few minutes at PF as well.|
|Jake Layman||MIN||Toe||No Timetable||Layman continues to miss time with a toe injury and Jancho Hernangomez, James Johnson and Omari Spellman will see more minutes while he's out.|
|Al-Farouq Aminu||ORL||Knee||8-9 Weeks||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.|
|Markieff Morris||DET||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Morris is looking like he's feeling better and ready to return for the Pistons next game. If he can't go, Christian Wood and Thon Maker will see more playing time. Sekou Doumbouya will see more playing as well.|
|Michael Porter Jr.||DEN||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Porter will miss his fifth straight game on Monday and Jerami Grant and Paul Millsap will see more playing time while he's out.|
|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.|
|Svi Mykhailiuk||DET||Hip||DAY TO DAY||Mykhailiuk will miss his fifth straight game on Monday and Langston Galloway and Bruce Brown should see more minutes while he's out.|
|Maurice Harkless||NY||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Harkless was sick and missed Sunday's game, his next time to take the court will be Wednesday. Reggie Bullock will see more playing time until he's ready to return.|
|DeAndre' Bembry||ATL||Hand||1-2 Weeks||Bembry has missed his last five games and if he needs to miss more time De'Andre Hunter and Vince Carter will continue to benefit.|
|Anfernee Simons||POR||Concussion||No Timetable||With Simons in the league's concussion protocol, Gary Trent Jr. will see more minutes and Trevor Ariza will see extra shots.|
|Darius Bazley||OKC||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Bazley hurt his knee on Sunday and we can't tell when he'll be back at this point and Danilo Gallinari and Hamidou Diallo will see more minutes.|
|Denzel Valentine||CHI||Hamstring||DAY TO DAY||Valentine missed his last two games with a hamstring injury and Shaq Harrison and Chandler Hutchison will see more playing time.|
|Kenrich Williams||NO||Back||No Timetable||Williams continues to miss games with the bad back and E'Twaun Moore should be able to steal a few minutes because of the injury.|
|Mario Hezonja||POR||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Hezonja hurt his ankle on Sunday and that could bump up Carmelo Anthony 's stock a bit more.|
|Dylan Windler||CLE||Leg||No Timetable||It's not looking like we'll see Windler active at all this season as he may need surgery and won't recover in time befor the season ends. Cedi Osman and Kevin Porter Jr. will benefit.|
|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 and Langston Galloway .|
|Grayson Allen||MEM||Hip||No Timetable||Allen is dealing with an injured hip and we don't know when we'll see him return to the court. De'Anthony Melton and Tyus Jones will see more minutes moving forward.|
|Brandon Knight||DET||Knee||DAY TO DAY||Knight may return to the court on Monday. If he can't go, Langston Galloway and Bruce Brown will see more minutes.|
|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.|
|Ante Zizic||CLE||Illness||No Timetable||Zizic will miss some time as he's recovering from an Illness. Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance Jr. will see a boost in minutes.|
|Bruno Caboclo||HOU||Knee||1-3 Weeks||The Rockets have been focused on acquiring Caboclo for a few months and until he returns to action, Danuel House Jr. will see more playing time.|
|Cody Martin||CHA||Concussion||No Timetable||Martin has a concussion and will miss his next game and while he's out, Malik Monk could see more minutes. Dwayne Bacon could steal a few as well.|
|Allonzo Trier||NY||Illness||DAY TO DAY||Trier is on the outside looking into the Knicks rotation at this point. He hasn't seen minutes since mid-January.|
|Nassir Little||POR||Ankle||DAY TO DAY||Little is dealing with a sprained ankle and while he's out Carmelo Anthony and Gary Trent Jr. will see more minutes.|
|Ed Davis||UT||Back||DAY TO DAY||Davis missed his third straight game with an injured back on Sunday and Tony Bradley will continue backing up Rudy Gobert .|
|Max Strus||CHI||Torn ACL||OUT FOR THE SEASON||Strus season is over and Denzel Valentine (if healthy) will find himself getting more playing time. Shaq Harrison could benefit as well.|
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Z. Williamson - PF
Zion Williamson is the first Pelicans player, and the youngest player in NBA history to record back-to-back games with 30 or more points on 70% shooting or better.
It's all been shooting inside the paint, but that doesn't mean what Williamson's doing isn't impressive. In his last two games, he's made 27-of-34 shots from the field (79.4%) and scored 63 points. Williamson has a long way to go to develop into a franchise cornerstone, especially on the defensive end. But at 20 years old, his talent is evident. For fantasy purposes, Williamson ranks No. 96 in 9-cat leagues because of his poor shooting from the free-throw line and from distance. He isn't an incredible play-maker yet, either.
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E. Bledsoe - SG
Eric Bledsoe shot 3-of-9 from the field in Tuesday’s loss to the Jazz, posting a line of nine points, four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.
Bledsoe remained in the starting lineup Tuesday night, with Nickeil Alexander-Walker moving to the bench in order to free up a spot for Lonzo Ball. Neither Ball nor Bledsoe had good nights, but at least the latter was able to knock down a couple 3-pointers. Bledsoe, who had a Yahoo ADP of 78, still sits outside of the top-100 in both 8- and 9-cat formats. He’s worth hanging onto for the time being due to his being a starter, but Alexander-Walker has outplayed Bledsoe. It wouldn’t be all that surprising if Stan Van Gundy made a change to his starting five at some point.
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N. Alexander-Walker - SG
Nickeil Alexander-Walker played 31 minutes off the bench in Tuesday’s loss to the Jazz, finishing with nine points (4-of-13 FGs), five rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.
With Lonzo Ball back in the starting lineup following his return from knee tendinitis, Alexander-Walker returned to the second unit. But he still surpassed the 30-minute mark, which is good news when it comes to his fantasy value in the short-term. It’s worth noting that Ball was on a minutes restriction, which meant that Alexander-Walker wasn’t going to lose much in the way of playing time Tuesday night. Rostered in 22% of Yahoo leagues, Alexander-Walker has provided sixth-round value in both 8- and 9-cat formats over the last week. He stands to lose some minutes as Ball is cleared to play more, but NAW may be in the rotation to stay.
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L. Ball - PG
Lonzo Ball played 23 minutes in Tuesday’s loss to the Jazz, finishing with seven points (3-of-10 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), one rebound, four assists, three steals and one blocked shot.
Ball, who was on an unspecified minutes restriction, played in 5-to-6 minute stretches Tuesday night. Before the game, coach Stan Van Gundy said that his fourth quarter minutes would be based in part on how Ball was feeling. He didn’t appear to show any ill effects, which is good news for the point guard moving forward. New Orleans will play Utah again on Thursday, so we’ll have to wait and see if Ball’s limit is increased. He shot 0-of-6 from three Tuesday, a step back for a player who entered the game making just over two per game.
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R. Gobert - C
Rudy Gobert posted a line of 13 points (6-of-8 FGs, 1-of-6 FTs), 18 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocked shots in 30 minutes Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.
Gobert dominated his matchup with Steven Adams, and he finished the game one rebound shy of his season-high (January 10 vs. Detroit). The negative for Gobert, both in Tuesday’s game and the season as a whole, has been his free throw shooting. He was 1-of-6 from the stripe on Tuesday, and for the season he’s making just 46.7% of his attempts. Fantasy managers who have Gobert rostered will either need to punt free throws, as he’s averaging just over five attempts per game, or hope that other players on their rosters will pick up the slack.
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J. Clarkson - SG
Jordan Clarkson played 29 minutes in Tuesday’s win over the Pelicans, tallying 18 points (6-of-15 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), six rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers.
The return of Joe Ingles didn’t have much of an impact on Clarkson’s opportunities; he’s going to get his looks no matter who’s on the court with him. He has now scored 16 points or more in seven of ten games this month, and over the last two weeks Clarkson has rested safely within the top-50 in both 8- and 9-cat formats. Yet he’s rostered in 73% of Yahoo leagues. If he is somehow available in your league, do not hesitate to pick him up.
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J. Ingles - SF
In his first game back from a sore right Achilles, Joe Ingles played 19 minutes and finished with 15 points (5-of-6 FGs), three rebounds, two assists, one block and five 3-pointers.
All six of Ingles’ field goal attempts were 3-pointers, and he managed to make a season-high five on the night. In six games this month he’s shooting 15-of-31 from three, and Ingles has scored 11 points or more in four of those outings. "We’ve been pretty open in saying it's the way we always want to play,” Ingles said when asked about his and Utah’s 3-point shooting (the Jazz made 21 3-pointers) on Tuesday. “… It was fun to be back out there, and I'm just glad we won, to be honest.” Rostered in 27% of Yahoo leagues, Ingles isn’t a great fantasy option, but he can change that with more performances like the one he put forth Tuesday night.
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I. Roby - PF
Isaiah Roby had a decent showing on Tuesday, posting 10 points, nine rebounds, three assists and four steals in 26 minutes.
Roby had a decent game despite shooting 3-of-9, but Nikola Jokic was feasting on him and head coach Mark Daigneault commented on the matchup after the game, "It's just another really good experience for him. Obviously, it's a tough cover right now, but I don't think it's a long-term tough cover for him... I was pleased with how he played." The nine rebounds matched a season-high for Roby and the four steals were the most he's had through 13 games as he filled in nicely for Al Horford (personal) who was out again.
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