Welcome to the 2023-2024 fantasy basketball season, and we have you covered on the latest in injury news before Week 3 tips off on Monday night. Make sure that you are checking Fantasy Alarm and your rosters for injury updates for your players multiple times a day. We have seen important injury news break over the weekend that will affect some big-name players, especially on teams like the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans. Here are the latest NBA injuries for week 3 of the fantasy basketball season.
2023-24 NBA Injury Report Fantasy Basketball Week 3
Point Guard Injury News
Derrick White, PG, Boston Celtics (Personal)
Derrick White missed a game over the weekend due to personal reasons, but he is probably to play in Monday's game against Minnesota.
Jamal Murray, PG, Denver Nuggets (Hamstring)
Jaden Ivey, PG, Detroit Pistons (Illness)
Jaden Ivey missed Sunday's game due to illness and is considered day-to-day for Week 3. As a backup guard, his fantasy value is limited right now.
Derrick Rose, PG, Memphis Grizzlies (Knee)
Derrick Rose injured his knee on November 1 and the Grizzlies ruled him out for the next week. He will be re-evaluated in the middle of this week to see if his knee has healed.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder (Knee)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed Friday's game with a knee injury and has already been ruled out of Monday's game against the Hawks. In his absence, rookie Cason Wallace got the start and played 36 minutes, scoring 13 points. Lu Dort (29 points) and Chel Holmgren (24 points) picked up the slack in scoring.
Markelle Fultz, PG, Orlando Magic (Knee)
De'Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings (Ankle)
Shooting Guard Injury News
Terry Rozier, SG, Charlotte Hornets (Groin)
Terry Rozier missed Sunday's game against Dallas due to a groin injury suffered late last week, and is expected to miss more time in Week 3. Cody Martin and Brandon Miller get an uptick with this injury.
Ayo Dosunmu, SG, Chicago Bulls (Illness)
Ayo Dosunmu is Questionable with an illness for Monday, but speculation is that he will play.
Alec Burks, SG, Detroit Pistons (Forearm)
Alec Burks missed Sunday's game against Phoenix and is considered day-to-day as the week begins.
Terance Mann, SG, Los Angeles Clippers (Ankle)
Mann has already been ruled out for Monday's game against New York with an ankle injury and his status for the rest of the week is unknown.
CJ McCollum, SG, New Orleans Pelicans (Lung)
CJ McCollum suffered a scary injury that was diagnosed as a small collapsed lung this weekend. This injury will keep him out indefinitely and is similar to a collapsed lung he suffered in 2021 that kept him out for more than three weeks. Jose Alvarado likely step into a larger role on the Pelicans.
RJ Barrett, SG, New York Knicks (Knee)
RJ Barrett is still dealing with a minor knee injury and is Questionable for Monday night's game against the LA Clippers.
Devin Booker, SG, Phoenix Suns (Calf)
Devin Booker continues to miss time with a calf strain and is now considered day-to-day with the injury, Grayson Allen and Eric Gordon have been getting a lot of minutes with Booker and Bradley Beal missing time to start the season.
Bradley Beal, SG, Phoenix Suns (Back)
Bradley Beal continues to miss time with a back injury and has yet to make his Phoenix debut. He is day-to-day to begin Week 3, but the Suns appear to be in no rush to bring back Beal and Booker until they are completely healthy.
Devin Vassell, SG, San Antonio Spurs (Groin)
Devin Vassell missed the Spurs' last game with a groin injury and is day-to-day. In his absence, Malaki Branham and Doug McDermott are left to grab the small amount of usage that Vassell was getting on this team.
Small Forward Injury News
Amen Thompson, SF, Houston Rockets (Ankle)
Thompson suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain on Wednesday and remains Out to start the week.
Oshae Brissett, SF, Boston Celtics (Thumb)
Oshae Brissett has a thumb injury and is listed as Questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota
Cameron Johnson, SF, Brooklyn Nets (Calf)
Isaac Okoro, SF, Cleveland Cavaliers (Knee)
Issac Okoro missed Sunday's game due to a knee injury and is day-to-day this week. It opens up more minutes for Caris LeVert in a backup role.
Caleb Martin, SF, Miami Heat (Knee)
Jimmy Butler, SF, Miami Heat (Knee)
Deni Avdija, SF, Washington Wizards (Ankle)
The Wizards are potentially very thin at small forward as both Deni Avdija and his backup are Questionable for Monday's game against Philadelphia. There is a chance if Avdija misses that rookie Bilal Coulibaly will get big minutes on Monday.
Corey Kispert, SF, Washington Wizards (Ankle)
Kispert is another Washington wing player who is Questionable for Monday's game against the 76ers..
Power Forward Injury News
Maxi Kleber, PF, Dallas Mavericks (Toe)
Rui Hachimura, PF, Los Angeles Lakers (Concussion)
Rui Hachimura is still dealing with the effects of a concussion suffered over a week ago and will not play in Monday's game against Miami. He should be considered day-to-day for the rest of the week.
Jarred Vanderbilt, PF, Los Angeles Lakers (Heel)
Precious Achiuwa, PF, Toronto Raptors (Groin)
Achiuwa missed another game for Toronto on Sunday with a groin injury and his status for Week 3 is up in the air.
Tari Eason, PF, Houston Rockets (Leg)
Tari Eason is still experiencing pain in his lower left leg and has been ruled out for Monday night's game against Sacramento.
Center Injury News
Nic Claxton, C, Brooklyn Nets (Ankle)
Nic Claxton has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and the team fears it might be a 6-8 week recovery period. Since Claxton has been out, Spencer Dinwiddie stepped into the starting lineup with Ben Simmons nominally starting in the center position.
Wendell Carter Jr., C, Orlando Magic (Hand)
Wendell Carter fractured a finger at the end of Week 2 and underwent surgery to repair the injury. The Magic will re-evaluate Carter in three weeks to see how the healing has progressed. Goga Bitadze and Moritz Wagner split the center minutes in the Magic's last game.
Daniel Gafford, C, Washington Wizards (Ankle)
Daniel Gafford's ankle injury has been improving and he is listed as Questionable ahead of Monday night's game against Philadelphia.