Welcome to the 2023-2024 fantasy basketball season, and we have you covered on the latest in NBA injury news before Week 5 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 5 of the fantasy basketball season.
2023-24 NBA Injury Report Fantasy Basketball Week 5
NBA Point Guard Injury News
Scoot Henderson, PG, Portland Trail Blazers (Ankle)
Jamal Murray, PG, Denver Nuggets (Hamstring)
Jamal Murray will join the Nuggets for their upcoming five-game road trip and is getting closer to a return from a hamstring injury, according to coach Mike Malone.
Ben Simmons, PG, Brooklyn Nets (Hip)
Markelle Fultz, PG, Orlando Magic (Knee)
Malcolm Brogdon, PG, Portland Trail Blazers (Hamstring)
Dennis Smith Jr., PG, Charlotte Hornets (Back)
Dennis Smith Jr. did not play on Sunday with a back injury and is Questionable this upcoming week.
Killian Hayes, PG, Detroit Pistons (Shoulder)
Gabe Vincent, PG, Los Angeles Lakers (Knee)
Gabe Vincent has a knee injury that is improving, but he will still need two more weeks before his next evaluation.
Marcus Smart, PG, Memphis Grizzlies (Foot)
The Grizzlies announced that Marcus Smart has a left foot sprain and will miss from three to five weeks. Desmond Bane takes over some ball-handling duties and Derrick Rose and Luke Kennard might play more.
Jose Alvarado, PG, New Orleans Pelicans (Ankle)
Jose Alvarado is dealing with a minor ankle injury and is considered Questionable for Monday's game against Sacramento.
NBA Shooting Guard Injury News
Bradley Beal, SG, Phoenix Suns (Back)
The Suns announced that Bradley Beal will miss at least three weeks with a back strain. Now that he is out again, Eric Gordon and Grayson Allen will fill in while Devin Booker plays the point guard role.
Tyler Herro, SG, Miami Heat (Ankle)
Tyler Herro suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain two weeks ago in a win over the Grizzlies and will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks,
Kelly Oubre Jr., SG, Philadelphia 76ers (Ribs)
Kelly Oubre Jr. is now participating in light cardio activity with the 76ers and the team hopes he will be able to resume playing in two to three weeks.
CJ McCollum, SG, New Orleans Pelicans (Lung)
CJ McCollum suffered a scary injury that was diagnosed as a small collapsed lung two weeks ago. 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. He has already been ruled out for this week.
Anfernee Simons, SG, Portland Trail Blazers (Thumb)
Simons practiced last week with no cast on his surgically repaired thumb. He has not been declared ready to play, but his activity should be ramped up. Skylar Mays continues to play big minutes filling in.
Caris LeVert, SG, Cleveland Cavaliers (Hamstring)
Caris LeVert is day-to-day with a hamstring injury after not playing Sunday against Denver.
Donovan Mitchell, SG, Cleveland Cavaliers (Hamstring)
Gary Payton II, SG, Golden State Warriors (Foot)
Quentin Grimes, SG, New York Knicks (Wrist)
Quentin Grimes suffered a wrist injury last week and is now Questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota.
Kevin Huerter, SG, Sacramento Kings (Finger)
Devin Vassell, SG, San Antonio Spurs (Groin)
Devin Vassell still is recovering from a groin injury and is doubtful for Monday night's game against the Clippers.
NBA Small Forward Injury News
Joe Harris, SF, Detroit Pistons (Shoulder)
Joe Harris did not play on Sunday with a shoulder injury and remains out to start the week.
Yuta Watanabe, SF, Phoenix Suns (Quadriceps)
Yuta Watanabe did not play on Sunday against the Jazz with a quad injury and there is currently no update on his status as the week's begin.
NBA Power Forward Injury News
Maxi Kleber, PF, Dallas Mavericks (Toe)
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 1-2 weeks. He was out Sunday night and he is expected to be out again this week.
Larry Nance, PF, New Orleans Pelicans (Rib)
The Pelicans announced early last week that Larry Nance suffered a rib fracture and will be out at least 10-14 days. Expect him to be re-evaluated after this week.
Jalen Williams, PF, Oklahoma City Thunder (Hip)
Jalen Williams has a hip injury that caused him to miss Sunday's game. He is considered day-to-day to start the new week.
NBA Center Injury News
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 at the end of November 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 with his lingering ankle injury 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. He is not expected to be back before mid-December.
Walker Kessler, C Utah Jazz (Elbow)
Xavier Tillman, C, Memphis Grizzlies (Knee)
Xavier Tillman is still experiencing pain in his knee and did not play in the Grizzlies' game on Sunday night. Bismack Biyombo has been starting in his place and getting more than 20 minutes per game.
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