Welcome to the 2023-2024 fantasy basketball season, and we have you covered on the latest in NBA injury news before Week 4 tips off on Monday night. Make sure that you are checking Fantasy Alarm and your rosters for NBA injury updates for your players multiple times a day. We have seen important fantasy basketball injury news break over the weekend that will affect some big-name players, especially on teams like the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, and Los Angeles Lakers. Here are the latest NBA injuries for week 4 of the fantasy basketball season.
2023-24 NBA Injury Report Fantasy Basketball Week 4
NBA Point Guard Injury News
Scoot Henderson, PG, Portland Trail Blazers (Ankle)
De'Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings (Ankle)
Jamal Murray, PG, Denver Nuggets (Hamstring)
Ben Simmons, PG, Brooklyn Nets (Hip)
Kyle Lowry, PG, Miami Heat (Rest)
Kyle Lowry sat out on Sunday night against the Spurs due to regularly scheduled rest. He should be fine to play in the Heat's next game.
Markelle Fultz, PG, Orlando Magic (Knee)
Damian Lillard, PG, Milwaukee Bucks, (Injury Management)
Damian Lillard is Probable to play on Monday against the Bulls as he recovers from a calf injury.
Malcolm Brogdon, PG, Portland Trail Blazers (Hamstring)
Tre Jones, PG, San Antonio Spurs (Hamstring)
NBA Shooting Guard Injury News
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 missing time to start the season.
Tyler Herro, SG, Miami Heat (Ankle)
Tyler Herro suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain a week and a half ago in a win over the Grizzlies and will be re-evaluated in a few weeks,
Alex Caruso, SG, Chicago Bulls (Toe)
Alex Caruso did not play on Sunday night due to a toe injury and is day-to-day for Week 4.
Kelly Oubre Jr., SG, Philadelphia 76ers (Rib)
It was reported that Kelly Oubre Jr. was hit by a car in Philadelphia and suffered significant injuries, including fractured ribs. He will miss several weeks, and Nicolas Batum filled in for Oubre's role this weekend.
CJ McCollum, SG, New Orleans Pelicans (Lung)
CJ McCollum suffered a scary injury that was diagnosed as a small collapsed lung last 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.
Eric Gordon, SG, Phoenix Suns (Shoulder)
Anfernee Simons, PG, Portland Trail Blazers (Thumb)
Simons underwent successful right thumb surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament and is expected to return to play in approximately four-to-six weeks.
NBA Small Forward Injury News
LeBron James, SF, Los Angeles Lakers (Calf)
Isaac Okoro, SF, Cleveland Cavaliers (Knee)
Issac Okoro is listed as Out for Monday's game against Sacramento. It opens up more minutes for Caris LeVert in a backup role.
Caleb Martin, SF, Miami Heat (Knee)
Herbert Jones, SF, New Orleans Pelicans (Leg)
Herbert Jones did not play in Sunday's game against Dallas and is considered day-to-day as this new week begins.
NBA Power Forward Injury News
Maxi Kleber, PF, Dallas Mavericks (Toe)
Jae Crowder, PF, Milwaukee Bucks (Groin)
Jarred Vanderbilt, PF, Los Angeles Lakers (Heel)
Isaiah Livers, PF, Detroit Pistons (Ankle)
Isaiah Livers is making progress in his recovery from an ankle injury and will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks.
NBA 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 will split the center minutes.
Jalen Duren, C, Detroit Pistons (Ankle)
Jalen Duren did not play Sunday against Chicago and is considered day-to-day to begin the week.
Mason Plumlee, C Los Angeles Clippers (Knee)
Mason Plumlee will be re-evaluated in four weeks as he recovers from a serious MCL sprain in his knee.