As we trudge along through Week 4 of the fantasy basketball season, the NBA injury report news and updates. Some key players from our fantasy NBA lineups who are currently injured include Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam and Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden. The Los Angeles Clippers also continue to hold out Kawhi Leonard from basketball action because they want to play it safe with his knee discomfort, especially with his injury history in recent years. Plus, we have Khris Middleton, Chris Paul, Giannis Antetokounmpo, LaMelo Ball and others on the latest NBA injury report. Be sure to check out the latest fantasy basketball player rankings and the top fantasy basketball waiver wire pickups to find those injury replacements. Here is what we're looking at when it comes to NBA injury news as of November 9th. 


Fantasy Basketball NBA Injury Report November 9

Giannis AntetokounmpoPF/CMILKnee7-NovDAY TO DAYAntetokounmpo isn't in danger of missing extended time or anything like that, but he has had to sit with knee soreness and if he needs another game off the floor, Bobby Portis and Jordan Nwora will see more minutes and Brook Lopez and Grayson Allen will get a bump in shot attempts.
Paolo BancheroPF/CORLAnkle7-NovDAY TO DAYBanchero will have to sit with a sprained ankle and if he needs any more time off the floor, Chuma Okeke and Bol Bol will see more playing time. Wendell Carter Jr will be the prioritized frontcourt scorer.
Chris PaulPGPHXHeel7-NovDAY TO DAYPaul will sit for at least a game with an injured heel and the Suns will have Cameron Payne and Devin Booker to bring up the ball if he needs anymore time off. The Suns will look to be careful with the aging Paul.
Christian WoodPF/CDALKnee7-NovDAY TO DAYWood's timetable to return may be lengthened as he's dealing with a sprained knee. While he's out, JaVale McGee and Dwight Powell will play the majority of the center minutes.
Yuta WatanabeFBKNAnkle7-NovDAY TO DAYWatanabe had been receiving 20-plus minutes per game in the few games prior to him getting hurt and now that he's sidelined, Markieff Morris could find himself getting more run behind both Nic Claxton and Kevin Durant.
Bradley BealSGWASCOVID5-NovDAY TO DAYBeal is in the league's COVID protocols and while he's out, Deni Avdija and Corey Kispert will see more minutes and time with the ball. They'll help Monte Morris bring up the rock.
Chris DuarteSG/SFINDAnkle4-NovDecemberDuarte suffered a pretty bad ankle sprain and while he's out, Buddy Hield and Bennedict Mathurin will see more time with the ball and shots. Aaron Nesmith will also benefit when he's healthy.
Zach CollinsPF/CSASLeg4-NovNo TimetableCollins is no stranger to injury and he's back on the shelf with a fractured fibula and we don't know when he'll be back on the floor. Doug McDermott and Isaiah Roby will have to help Keldon Johnson and Jakob Poeltl guard the post.
Mitchell RobinsonCNYKKnee4-NovDAY TO DAYRobinson is dealing with a minor knee injury and will need a few more games off to recover and while he's recovering, Isaiah Hartenstein, Obi Toppin and Jericho Sims will help fill the void.
Cameron JohnsonFPHXKnee4-NovDecember-JanuaryJohnson recently had a procedure on his knee and we may not see him back on the floor until after new years. While he's out, Mikal Bridges will see more shots and Torrey Craig will see a major minutes boost.
Jarred VanderbiltPF/CUTAGroin4-NovDAY TO DAYVanderbilt is dealing with a sore groin and he's had to miss games because of it and if he needs to continue to sit Walker Kessler will play more and Kelly Olynyk will likely shift down to PF.
Tyler HerroSGMIAAnkle4-NovDAY TO DAYHerro has had to sit because of a sprained ankle and if he needs to continue to sit to recover, Max Strus and Kyle Lowry will see more shots. Duncan Robinson will also see an increased role as a shooter from the arc.
Pascal SiakamPF/CTORAdductor4-NovLate Nov-Early DecSiakam will need a few weeks off and while he's out, the Raptors will have to open up their rotation a bit and Christian Koloko and Chris Boucher should get more run. Precious Achiuwa will pick up reserve minutes as well.
Quentin GrimesSG/SFNYKFoot4-NovDAY TO DAYGrimes can't shake the foot pain and after returning for a couple of games, he's hurting again and may need another game or two off. 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.
Aleksej PokusevskiFOKCShoulder3-NovDAY TO DAYPokusevski has had to miss a few games with an injured shoulder, but it's considered minor and should be back in a few games and Jalen Williams should see more playing time until he returns. The Thunder also have Darius Bazley they can turn to.
James HardenGPHIFoot2-NovLate Nov-Early DecWith Harden sidelined for at least the next few weeks, De'Anthony Melton will enter the starting lineup and Tyrese Maxey will see a lot more time with the ball and more shots.
Khem BirchPF/CTORKnee2-NovDAY TO DAYBirch is dealing with a knee injury and while he's out Chris Boucher, Christian Koloko and Precious Achiuwa will fill in for the injured Pascal Siakam.
Gordon HaywardFCHAShoulder2-NovNo TimetableHayward injured his shoulder a few games ago and if he continues to sit, Jalen McDaniels will see more playing time and P.J. Washington will be prioritized more in the Hornets offense.
Jae'Sean TateFHOUAnkle30-OctDAY TO DAYTate continues to sit with an ankle injury but we haven't been given any further than Tate's status is still game-by-game. Eric Gordon and Tari Eason will benefit by receiving more minutes if Tate needs more time off.
Blake WesleySGSASKnee30-OctLate Dec-Early JanWesley sprained 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.
Coby WhiteGCHIQuad29-OctNo TimetableWhite's dealing with an injured quad and hasn't played in November yet and we don't know when he'll be back on the floor. Ayo Dosunmu, Goran Dragic and Zach LaVine will be the main ball-handlers
Aaron NesmithSG/SFINDFoot28-OctDAY TO DAYNesmith hasn't played in a couple of weeks, but he is getting close to returning. Buddy Hield and Bennedict Mathurin will continue to see more action with Nesmith hurt.
Cole AnthonyPGORLOblique26-OctLate Nov-Early DecAnthony is dealing with an injured oblique and he'll need at least another few weeks to reccover 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 Bradley Beal (when healthy) 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 getting treatment on his knee. Norman Powell and Luke Kennard will benefit by getting more shots.
Donte DiVincenzoGGSWHamstring23-OctEarly NovemberDiVincenzo may need another game or two off but he's getting closer to returning. Jordan Poole and Moses Moody will see more minutes and provide PG relief for Stephen Curry.
Bruno FernandoCHOUKnee21-OctNo TimetableAlperen Sengun completely benefits with Fernando out of action and if the Rockets need back up, Usman Garuba will see more playing time and the Rockets may need to shift Jabari Smith up until Fernando returns.
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 and Kelly Oubre Jr. will be a key contributor along with Dennis Smith Jr.
LaMelo BallPGCHAAnklePre-SeasonMid-NovemberBall is getting closer to returning to action and should be back in the next week or two but could potentially return from his ankle injury sooner. While he's out Dennis Smith Jr. and Terry Rozier will run the point.
Khris MiddletonFMILWristPre-SeasonMid to late NovemberWe'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 TimetableWe still don't know when Ball will be back on the court but it is possible he makes it back before the end of the season. Ayo Dosunmu will continue drawing starts and both Goran Dragic and Coby White (when healthy) are other options to run the point. Zach LaVine will bring up the rock too.
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 and Jalen Suggs get more run. Franz Wagner will need to play more as well.
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-SeasonDAY TO DAYWith Burks sidelined without a clear return date, we get to enjoy the Pistons young backcourt of Jaden Ivey and Cade Cunningham. He's getting closer as his injury tags have been more encouraging, but he may still need a few more games to recover.
Gary Payton IIGPORAbsPre-SeasonMid To Late NovemberPayton 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.
Pat ConnaughtonSG/SFMILCalfPre-SeasonMid To Late NovemberConnaughton 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-SeasonDAY TO DAYBagley suffered multiple injuries to his knee but he's getting closer to making his regular-season debut but he'll have competition for playing time against Jalen Duren and Bojan Bogdanovic.
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 the a good amount of the season.
Jonathan IsaacFORLKneePre-SeasonDecember-JanuaryIt's been a long time since we've seen Isaac take the floor, but he recently told the media that he's on the right track and could return in the next month. Even when he eventually gets on the floor, he'll be under heavy playing time restrictions. Bol Bol and Chuma Okeke will continue to see a bump in playing time.
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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