We've hit week three of the 2022-2023 fantasy basketball season and some of the key players on our fantasy NBA teams who are currently injured include Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton. Ben Simmons from the Brooklyn Nets has been dealing with knee soreness and the Nets will play it very conservatively with Simmons because he's missed a lot of time in recent years. Here is what we're looking at when it comes to NBA injuries. 


Fantasy Basketball NBA Injury Report November 2

Terrence RossSG/SFORLKnee1-NovDAY TO DAYWe'll have to wait and see if Ross needs to miss any extended time but for now, he's DTD. RJ Hampton and Jalen Suggs will see even more usage if Ross needs a few games to recover. The Magic are already down Cole Anthony and Markelle Fultz
Isaiah JacksonPF/CINDKnee31-OctDAY TO DAYJackson has a sore knee and if he needs to miss any action after hurting himself on Monday, Jalen Smith will help relieve Myles Turner and Goga Bitadze could see a few reserve minutes. 
De'Aaron FoxPGSACKnee31-OctDAY TO DAYIt's going to be all about Fox's pain tolerance as he avoided a serious lower-body injury taking a charge and for now, he's DTD. Davion Mitchell and Kevin Huerter will bring up the ball with Fox sidelined. 
Leandro BolmaroSG/SFUTACOVID31-OctDAY TO DAYBolmaro is sparingly used in the Jazz lineup and even with him out, it doesn't make a fantasy basketball impact. If a third guard off the bench is needed, the jazz could turn more to Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Keldon JohnsonFSASCalf30-OctDAY TO DAYJohnson is dealing with a minor calf injury and while he's out, Jakob Poeltl and Josh Richardson will take on more of the scoring burden. We've seen Zach Collins start to get more playing time as well.
Jalen DurenCDETAnkle30-OctDAY TO DAYDuren's ankle still isn't fully recovered and he'll be sidelined for at least another game and Isaiah Stewart should see more playing time and Nerlens Noel should see minutes off the bench.
Jae'Sean TateFHOUAnkle30-OctDAY TO DAYTate is back on the shelf with an injured ankle and he's missed a couple of games. Eric Gordon and Tari Eason will benefit by receiving more minutes if Tate needs more time off.
Robert CovingtonFLACCOVID30-OctDAY TO DAYCovington is in the league's health and safety protocols and while he's out Marcus Morris and Nicolas Batum will play a lot of PF minutes as Kawhi Leonard is also out. 
Blake WesleySGSASKnee30-OctLate Dec-Early JanWesley just tore his MCL and will be on the shelf for potentially two months and while he's sidelined Josh Richardson and Tre Jones will have to handle more of the scoring burden along with Malaki Branham and Romeo Langford.
Desmond BaneSG/SFMEMAnkle29-OctDAY TO DAYBane is dealing with a sore ankle and if he needs to miss more time, Dillon Brooks will see more shots and John Konchar will see more minutes. 
Ben SimmonsPGBKNKnee29-OctDAY TO DAYThe Nets don't want to risk anything with Simmons, who spent a lot of time off the floor over the last couple of years and if Simmons needs to continue to miss time with a sore knee, Kyrie Irving will run the point more and Joe Harris will help as well.
Seth CurryGBKNAnkle29-OctDAY TO DAYThe Nets are being careful with Curry who has now missed a couple of games since making his season debut. When he's ready to return Joe Harris and Patty Mills will benefit if he needs more time off. His ankle isn't 100 percent healthy and the Nets have other shooters.
Simone FontecchioSFUTACOVID29-OctDAY TO DAYFontecchio is in the league's health and safety protocols and doesn't get consistent playing time in the Jazz rotation. He's an end-of-the-bench player.
Deandre AytonCPHXAnkle28-OctDAY TO DAYAyton has an injured ankle but shouldn't be out longer than a couple of more games for the Suns and while he's out, Bismack Biyombo and Jock Landale will split the center minutes. 
Josh HartSG/SFPORConcussion28-OctDAY TO DAYWe'll have to see if Hart can clear concussion protocol and if he doesn't Nassir Little and Justise Winslow will see more playing time. 
Andre DrummondCCHIShoulder28-OctDAY TO DAYDrummond should be ready to return in the next couple of games and the Bulls don't have a lot of center options beyond Nikola Vucevic. Patrick Williams or Derrick Jones Jr. will have to shift to center.
Aaron NesmithSG/SFINDFoot28-OctDAY TO DAYNesmith has missed the Pacers last couple of games and if he needs to miss more time Bennedict Mathurin and Chris Duarte will see their minutes and usage rise. 
Jake LaRaviaFMEMIllness27-OctDAY TO DAYLaRavia is sick and if he needs more time off, Brandon Clarke should see more playing time along with Santi Aldama. LaRavia has been helping the Grizzlies with frontcourt offensive production with Jaren Jackson Jr out.
Damian LillardPGPORCalf26-OctMid-Late NovemberWe could potentially see Lillard back on the floor in the next week, but being that he was very hurt last season, the Blazers may slow-play his return. While he's out Anfernee Simons and Shaedon Sharpe will help run the point. 
Cole AnthonyPGORLOblique26-OctNo TimetableAnthony is dealing with an injured oblique and we don't know when he'll take the court again and while he's out Jalen Suggs will run the point and RJ Hampton will run the offense with the Magic's second unit.
Delon WrightGWASHamstring25-OctMid-Late NovemberWright will miss at least a few weeks of action with this hamstring injury. While he's out Monte Morris will get a lot more minutes and Will Barton and Bradley Beal can help run the point as well until Wright returns. 
Kawhi LeonardSFLACKnee24-OctNo TimetableLeonard has played a limited amount of minutes to start the season and his lower body, especially his knee, isn't responding well to him being back on the floor. Leonard is apparently going to get treatment on his knee. Norman Powell and Luke Kennard will benefit by getting more shots.
Devin VassellSG/SFSASKnee24-OctDAY TO DAYVassell has missed the Spurs last few games but his return appears to be on the horizon and until he's ready to return, Josh Richardson will be prioritized more in the offense and Doug McDermott should see shots as well.
Brandon IngramFNOPConcussion23-OctNo TimetableIngram is in the protocol and while he's out, Herbert Jones (when healthy) and Trey Murphy will have to help fill in at forward. CJ McCollum will get even more time with the ball. Ingram will likely need a couple of games to get cleared.
Donte DiVincenzoGGSWHamstring23-OctEarly NovemberDiVincenzo shouldn't be out long-term, but for at least the Warriors next few games, Jordan Poole and Moses Moody will see more minutes and provide PG relief for Stephen Curry. We could see him back within the next week.
Herbert JonesFNOPKnee23-OctDAY TO DAYIt looked like Jones was getting ready to make his return to action on Wednesday from a knee injury, but now that is uncertain and if he has to sit Trey Murphy will see more minutes. The Pelicans can turn to Naji Marshall for an extra reserve run. 
Terry RozierGCHAAnkle21-OctDAY TO DAYRozier, who has had to fill in for the injured LaMelo Ball injured his ankle and he may need another few games to recover. While he's out Dennis Smith Jr. and Kelly Oubre Jr. will help fill in at the guard spots. 
Bruno FernandoCHOUKnee21-OctNo TimetableAlperen Sengun completely benefits with Fernando out of action and if the Rockets need backup, Usman Garuba will see more playing time and the Rockets may need to shift Jabari Smith up until Fernando returns. 
Darius GarlandPGCLEEye19-OctDAY TO DAYWhile Garland's been sidelined, Donovan Mitchell has done an excellent job of running the point. Garland should be back in action in the next game or two as we continue to hear that he's close.
Cody MartinSG/SFCHAKnee19-OctNo TimetableMartin hurt his knee in the Hornets first game of the season after playing just one minute and we don't know when he'll be back on the floor. The Hornets backcourt is banged up currently and Kelly Oubre Jr. will be a key contributor along with Dennis Smith Jr. and James Bouknight.
LaMelo BallPGCHAAnklePre-SeasonNo TimetableThere isn't a clear plan regarding when Ball is set to return after suffering a pretty bad ankle sprain in early October. He may need another couple of weeks to fully recover. While he's out Dennis Smith Jr. and Terry Rozier (when healthy) will run the point. 
Khris MiddletonFMILWristPre-SeasonNovemberWe've been told that Middleton would need a few weeks to recover from wrist surgery and he should be able to play at some point in November. Until then. Grayson Allen walks into more shots and Jordan Nwora and Wes Matthews will see an uptick in minutes.
Robert WilliamsCBOSKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableWilliams had surgery on his knee and it isn't recovering and it wouldn't be surprising if Williams is out until March. Reports indicate that he won't be ready until after the all-star break. While he's out, Al Horford will start at center and Noah Vonleh will back him up with Grant Williams helping out more at PF.
Jaren Jackson Jr.PF/CMEMFootPre-SeasonNo TimetableJackson is no stranger to injuries and Memphis will be careful and give him as much time to recover as he needs. We don't know when we'll see him take the floor, but he should make it back before the year turns. Santi Aldama will be Jackson's primary fill-in with Brandon Clarke getting more reserve minutes.
Davis BertansPF/CDALKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableBertans won't play too many minutes even when he's healthy as he sits behind Christian Wood and Dwight Powell for reserve minutes. JaVale McGee continues to start. 
Lonzo BallPGCHIKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableThere have been questions surrouding whether we even see Ball play this season so we don't know when we'll see him out there. Ayo Dosunmu will continue drawing starts and both Goran Dragic and Coby White are other options to run the point. Zach LaVine will bring up the rock too.
Quentin GrimesSG/SFNYKFootPre-SeasonDAY TO DAYGrimes has yet to suit up this season but when he is recovered from his foot injury, he'll play a major role on this team likely coming off the bench. With Evan Fournier as the starter, Immanuel Quickley and Derrick Rose should see more action. Cam Reddish will indirectly benefit when RJ Barrett shifts down.
Dennis SchroderPGLALThumbPre-SeasonNovemberSchroder is recovering from surgery on his Thumb and while he's out Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook will help bring up the ball and we can't forget about LeBron James who already leads the Lakers in assists per game.
Gary HarrisSG/SFORLKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableWith Harris sidelined with an unspecified return date, we'll see Terrence Ross (when healthy) and Jalen Suggs get more run. Franz Wagner will need to play more as well.
Corey KispertSG/SFWASAnklePre-SeasonNovemberKispert is starting to practice with the Wizards G-league team which is encouraging that we may be able to see him in action very early in November. He'll likely be fighting Deni Avdija and Will Barton for playing time when he is ready to return.
Kira Lewis Jr.PGNOPTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableLewis is recovering from multiple knee injuries and we don't know when he'll be back on the floor. CJ McCollum, Devonte' Graham, and Jose Alvarado will help run the point. 
Danilo GallinariPFBOSTorn ACLPre-SeasonOUT FOR THE SEASONGallinari won't play this season after tearing his ACL. Grant Williams and Blake Griffin will help Jayson Tatum guard the post. 
Ricky RubioPGCLETorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableRubio tore his ACL at the end of last year and as we wait for him to recover, Donovan Mitchell and Raul Neto will help Darius Garland run the point. 
Alec BurksG/SFDETFootPre-SeasonNo TimetableWith Burks sidelined without a clear return date, we get to enjoy the Pistons young backcourt of Jaden Ivey and Cade Cunningham. Recent reports indicate that Burks is progressing well in his recovery, but we don't have a firm return date.
Gary Payton IIGPORAbsPre-SeasonNovemberPayton should be ready to return to action in the next few weeks. Rookie Shaedon Sharpe will continue having a bigger role until Payton is ready. Payton will be a key reserve for Portland when he's unleashed.
Omer YurtsevenCMIAAnklePre-SeasonNo TimetableYurtseven should get more playing time when he's active, but the Heat will give Dewayne Dedmon the reserve minutes behind Bam Adebayo who has been playing over 35 minutes per game.
Trendon WatfordPF/CPORHipPre-SeasonNo TimetableWatford has a strained hip and while he's out Justise Winslow and Nassir Little will help fill the void and play more off the bench.
TyTy WashingtonPGHOUKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableEven when Washington is ready to play, it'll be hard for him to earn consistent minutes behind Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., and Eric Gordon. We haven't been given a timetable regarding his return. 
Pat ConnaughtonSG/SFMILCalfPre-SeasonNovemberConnaughton is dealing with a strained calf and while he's out, Jordan Nwora will see key minutes and Grayson Allen's shots are safe. Wes Matthews will continue seeing more action, but eventually, it will be a log jam of mid-court shooters in the Bucks rotation.
Markelle FultzPGORLToePre-SeasonNo TimetableFultz always gets hurt and we don't know when he'll be ready to take the court after fracturing his toe and while he's out Jalen Suggs and RJ Hampton will help run the point. 
Thomas BryantCLALThumbPre-SeasonNo TimetableWe'll know more about Bryant's status in early November as he had surgery on his injured thumb. Anthony Davis will continue playing in the middle and LeBron James and Juan Toscano-Anderson will have to help guard the post.
Marvin Bagley IIIPF/CDETKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableBagley suffered multiple injuries to his knee and he may need another month to recover Bojan Bogdanovic will continue seeing 30 minutes per game and Jalen Duren (when healthy) should continue to split center minutes with Isaiah Stewart.
Victor OladipoSG/SFMIAKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableOladipo is another player who isn't a stranger to health issues and even when he's ready to play, he'll have his minutes monitored. Max Strus has been playing over 30 minutes per game and will continue doing so even when Oladipo plays for a good amount of the season.
Jonathan IsaacFORLKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableIt's hard to tell when Isaac will make his return to NBA action for the first time in over two seasons. Even when he eventually gets on the floor, he'll be under heavy playing time restrictions. Chuma Okeke and Mo Bamba's minutes are safe. Bol Bol has been getting minutes as well.
Joe InglesFMILKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableIngles is coming off of a torn ACL, and we won't see him take the floor for a few months. While he's out Wes Matthews and Jordan Nwora will continue seeing more playing time even when Khris Middleton re-joins the team.
T.J. WarrenFBKNFootPre-SeasonNo TimetableWarren isn't ready to take full contact in practice and will need more time to get in game shape and while he's sidelined, Royce O'Neale will continue starting and Markieff Morris will see reserve minutes at PF relieving Kevin Durant.
Ziaire WilliamsSFMEMKneePre-SeasonLate Nov-Early DecWilliams hasn't played yet and he'll need another month or two to recover. Dillon Brooks will get even more playing time and John Konchar has done an excellent job producing points, boards, and steals in the mid-court.
Daniel TheisCINDKneePre-SeasonDAY TO DAYTheis is dealing with a sore Knee and with Myles Turner back in action, Isaiah Jackson and Jalen Smith can help relieve Turner at the position pushing Theis way down the bench when he's healthy. 
Mo WagnerPF/CORLFootPre-SeasonNo TimetableWagner is not only dealing with a sprained foot, but once healthy, it'll be hard for him to get minutes behind Wendell Carter Jr. and Mo Bamba




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