Welcome to the 2023-2024 fantasy basketball season, and we have you covered on the latest in NBA injury news before Week 7 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 Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, and Brooklyn Nets. Here are the latest NBA injuries for week 7 of the fantasy basketball season.
2023-24 NBA Injury Report Fantasy Basketball Week 7
NBA Point Guard Injury News
Jamal Murray, PG, Denver Nuggets (Ankle)
Jamal Murray returned for 22 minutes in one game and then did not play on Saturday because of an ankle injury. The Nuggets have said they are going to be very careful with their star point guard, and Reggie Jackson will start anytime Murray takes a seat.
Ben Simmons, PG, Brooklyn Nets (Back/Hip)
Markelle Fultz, PG, Orlando Magic (Knee)
Gabe Vincent, PG, Los Angeles Lakers (Knee)
Gabe Vincent continues to sit with a knee injury and his status for Week 7 is unknown as of Monday morning.
Marcus Smart, PG, Memphis Grizzlies (Foot)
Marcus Smart practiced at the end of last week without a walking boot on and his return from a foot injury is getting closer. Derrick Rose has been starting in his place, but is dealing with his own ailment as Week 7 opens.
Jordan Clarkson, PG, Utah Jazz (Thigh)
Jordan Clarkson missed another game on Saturday night with a thigh injury and he is listed as day-to-day to open the new week.
Tyrese Maxey, PG, Philadelphia 76ers (Illness)
Tyrese Maxey did not play on Friday night due to illness, but he should be fine to play for this week.
Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Indiana Pacers (Illness)
Tyrese Haliburton is battling an illness and is Questionable for the In-Season Quarterfinals against Boston. Considering what is at stake, Haliburton will do whatever he can to play through it, but T.J. McConnell would get the call if Haliburton can't go.
Chris Paul, PG, Golden State Warriors (Leg)
Chris Paul has already missed one game with a leg injury suffered last week against Sacramento. He will be re-evaluated Monday, but the fear is the backup point guard will miss at least one more game.
Kyrie Irving, PG, Dallas Mavericks (Foot)
Derrick Rose, PG, Memphis Grizzlies (Ankle)
Derrick Rose missed Saturday's game with an ankle injury and is day-to-day to open the week.
NBA Shooting Guard Injury News
Bradley Beal, SG, Phoenix Suns (Back)
Tyler Herro, SG, Miami Heat (Ankle)
Tyler Herro practiced last week, and on November 28th, the team said he was “about one week” away. That would have him suiting up for games sometime toward the end of Week 7.
Kelly Oubre Jr., SG, Philadelphia 76ers (Ribs)
76ers coach Nick Nurse said that Kelly Oubre will be a full participant in practice on Monday. That is a great sign for him being able to play Wednesday against Washington.
CJ McCollum, SG, New Orleans Pelicans (Lung)
CJ McCollum returned from his lung injury and played 28 minutes on November 29 and 38 Minutes on December 1. The Pelicans rested him on December 2 so he would be ready for the Tournament game this week.
Anfernee Simons, SG, Portland Trail Blazers (Thumb)
Anfernee Simons is out of a cast and splint and is nearing a return for Portland, perhaps even this week.
Alex Caruso, SG, Chicago Bulls (Foot)
Alex Caruso left Saturday's game with a toe injury and is considered day-to-day heading into Week 7.
Zach LaVine, SG, Chicago Bulls (Foot)
Zach LaVine has a foot injury that will keep him out at least a week. Jevon Carter should earn a lot more minutes in the meantime. It's no secret LaVine is unhappy in Chicago, so this could end up being more of a long-term issue.
Gary Payton II, SG, Golden State Warriors (Calf)
Gary Payton injured his calf last week and it was announced he would miss at least one week with the injury. Do not expect to have him available for games in Week 7.
Luke Kennard, SG, Memphis Grizzlies (Knee)
It was announced over the weekend that Luke Kennard has a bone bruise in his knee that will cause him to miss 2-3 weeks.
Josh Richardson, SG, Miami Heat (Knee)
Richardson suffered a left knee contusion in Saturday's loss to Indiana and was unable to return. He is day-to-day to start this week.
Anthony Edwards, SG, Minnesota Timberwolves (Hip)
Anthony Edwards missed Saturday's game after taking a hard fall on his hip in the previous game. He has a day-to-day designation to start the week, but there is hope he will be able to play on Wednesday.
Eric Gordon, SG, Phoenix Suns (Knee)
NBA Small Forward Injury News
Haywood Highsmith, SF, Miami Heat (Back)
Haywood Highsmith had to leave Saturday's game with a back injury and his status is unknown as of Monday morning. He should be considered day-to-day until we know more.
Jalen Johnson, SF, Atlanta Hawks, (Wrist)
The Hawks announced on November 26th that Jalen Johnson has been diagnosed with a left distal radius fracture. He will be re-evaluated in 3-to-4 weeks.
Ziaire Williams, SF, Memphis Grizzlies (Illness)
Ziaire Williams missed Saturday's game with an illness and is day-to-day for Week 7's start.
Matt Ryan, SF, New Orleans Pelicans (Elbow)
Tim Hardaway Jr., SF, Dallas Mavericks (Back)
Tim Hardaway Jr. missed Saturday's game with a back injury, but it is not considered something that will keep him out long-term. He is day-to-day as the week begins.
Andrew Wiggins, SF, Golden State Warriors (Finger)
Andrew Wiggins did not play over the weekend with a finger injury, but he has until Wednesday to get healed before the Warriors play again. He is day-to-day ahead of any official injury report. Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga would get more minutes if Wiggins can not play.
Doug McDermott, SF, San Antonio Spurs (Illness)
Doug McDermott missed Friday's game with an illness and is day-to-day, although he should play this week.
NBA Power Forward Injury News
Maxi Kleber, PF, Dallas Mavericks (Toe)
Maxi Kleber did not play on Saturday and he remains Out with no timetable for return with his toe injury.
Jaden McDaniels, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves (Ankle)
It was announced that Jaden McDaniels will miss 2-3 weeks with an ankle injury. He will be evaluated sometime this week to see if that timeline needs to be adjusted. Kyle Anderson should get a bunch of playing time in the interim.
Lauri Markkanen, PF, Utah Jazz (Hamstring)
Lauri Markkanen missed his third straight game with a hamstring injury last week and he should be considered Out until the official injury report for the Jazz is released before their next game.
Dorian Finney-Smith, PF, Dallas Mavericks (Knee)
Dorian Finney-Smith was ruled out of Saturday's game against the Magic due to right knee soreness. His status for this week is officially day-to-day.
Obi Toppin, PF, Indiana Pacers (Ankle)
While he is likely to play in this important game, Obi Toppin is officially listed as Questionable with an ankle injury for the matchup against the Celtics on Monday.
Jalen Smith, PF, Indiana Pacers (Heel)
Coach Rick Carlisle said Wednesday that Smith's heel will be re-evaluated early this week, but that means he should still miss the game against the Celtics on Monday night.
Nicolas Batum, PF, Philadelphia 76ers (Finger)
Nicolas Batum is listed day-to-day after not playing in Friday night's contest with a dinger injury.
Kelly Olynyk, PF, Utah Jazz (Rib)
Kelly Olynyk remains on track to return this week from a rib injury that forced him out last 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. Carter did not play on Saturday night, but he is nearing a return and could be activated sometime in the next week or two.
Mason Plumlee, C Los Angeles Clippers (Knee)
Mason Plumlee will be re-evaluated in about one more week as he recovers from a serious MCL sprain in his knee. He is not expected to be back before mid-December.
Kristaps Porzingis, C, Boston Celtics (Calf)
Bam Adebayo, C, Miami Heat (Hip)
We already know that Bam Adebayo has been ruled out for Wednesday's game with a hip injury. After that, his status is unknown, but fantasy managers should make other plans this week. Thomas Bryant is the logical backup.
Victor Wembanyama, C, San Antonio Spurs (Hip)
Victor Wembanyama was at practice Sunday and is expected to play Wednesday against New Orleans. He missed the last game with a hip injury.
Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers (Illness)
Joel Embiid was fighting an illness and did not play on Friday night. This was likely a precaution so he could be fully ready to for Philadelphia's three games this week.