NBA Injuries

Jalen McDanielsF/CCHACOVID5-DecNo TimetableThe Hornets have been dealing with COVID issues and they'll have P.J. Washington playing a lot with Nick Richards playign a few reserve minutes. Gordon Hayward might have to play a few PF minutes behind Miles Bridges and that will give Cody Martin more room in the Hornets rotation
LaMelo BallGCHACOVID5-DecNo TimetableWith Ball in the COVID protocol, Ish Smith will be handling the playmaking and that should put Gordon Hayward in spots to run the offense as well with Terry Rozier in the protocol as well. Cody Martin and Kelly Oubre Jr. will see more mid-court minutes.
Terry RozierGCHACOVID5-DecNo TimetableRozier being out should benefit Kelly Oubre Jr. and Cody Martin. Ish Smith will help run the point with LaMelo Ball also in the protocol. Gordon Hayward will see a ton of shots until Hornets backcourt players return.
Alex CarusoGCHIHamstring4-DecDay To DayWe're going to have to wait and see if Caruso will have to miss extended time after injuring his Hamstring and because other reserves in the Bulls backcourt are hurting or in the protocol, Derrick Jones Jr. and Ayo Dosunmu will help back up Lonzo Ball.
Javonte GreenG/SFCHICOVID4-DecNo TimetableWe don't know when we'll see Green take the court again, but until he returns, Derrick Jones Jr. and even Troy Brown Jr. can see more minutes.
Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderGOKCConcussion2-DecNo TimetableReports are out that we shouldn't expect a long stint on the shelf for Gilgeous-Alexander, but if he needs more time off, Ty Jerome should be able to help Josh GIddey run the show in OKC. Tre Mann could continue seeing more minutes and shots as well.
Coby WhiteGCHICOVID2-DecNo TimetableWith White in the league's protocol, it'll be up to Ayo Dosunmu and Derrick Jones Jr. to relieve Lonzo Ball if he needs a breather. Ball plays almost 35 minutes per game. Zach LaVine could always bring up the ball a bit as well.
Jaylen BrownSG/SFBOSHamstring1-DecDay To DayBrown has missed his last couple of games and while he's out, Josh Richardson will see more love in the Celtics offense. Jayson Tatum naturally gets more shots as well.
Austin RiversGDENCOVID1-DecNo TimetableRivers is in the league's COVID protocols and Monte Morris and Facundo Campazzo will handle a lot of the playmaking responsibilities.
Bol BolPF/CDENCOVID1-DecNo TimetableBol is on the outside looking into the Nuggets rotation. Nikola Jokic is backed up by JaMychal Green and Zeke Nnaji and Bol will only see minutes if Denver is out multiple centers.
T.J. McConnellGINDWrist1-DecJanuaryMalcolm Brogdon logs a lot of minutes and we may not see McConnell until January and Chris Duarte and Brad Wanamaker will see more minutes behind him.
Kristaps PorzingisPF/CDALKnee1-DecDay To DayIf Porzingis has to miss more time, Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith will benefit directly and Jalen Brunson should see more shots. He generally gets prioritized more if Luka Doncic or Porzingis is out.
Giannis AntetokounmpoPF/CMILCalf1-DecDay To DayAntetokounmpo has missed his last couple of games with a Calf injury and if he needs to miss more time, Jordan Nwora and Thanasis Antetokounmpo could see more playing time.
Devin BookerSG/SFPHXHamstring30-NovDay To DayFrom a playing time standpoint, with Booker sidelined, Cam Payne should see more playing time and the Suns may have to rely on Cam Johnson to come off the bench and drain three's. The Suns don't have the most reliable shooters.
Anfernee SimonsGPORAnkle30-NovDay To DayIf Simons needs to miss any action, CJ McCollum will look to run the point more and Dennis Smith Jr. will see more action and time with the ball.
Kyle AndersonFMEMBack30-NovDay To DayIf Anderson needs to miss time, Dillon Brooks and Desmond Bane will benefit and Brandon Clarke could see a few extra reserve minutes behind Jaren Jackson Jr.
Bones HylandGDENCOVID29-NovNo TimetableHyland is in the league's COVID protocol and while he's out, Facundo Campazzo will see more back up minutes behind Monte Morris.
Willie Cauley-SteinPF/CDALIllness29-NovDay To DayCauley-Stein is used sparingly and with him sick, Dwight Powell, Moses Brown and Boban Marjanovic could see more playing time. Porzingis and Maxi Kleber handle most of the Mavs frontcourt production.
Justin HolidaySG/SFINDCOVID29-NovNo TimetableHoliday is in the league's protcol and while he's out Caris LeVert will see more minutes with Oshae Brissett backing him up. Chris Duarte idirectly benefits as well.
Josh HartSG/SFNOPKnee29-NovDay To DayIf Hart needs to sit, Garrett Temple and Herbert Jones will see more playing time. With Zion Williamson still out, Jones will need to help out at PF and that will keep Hart in the game longer when healthy.
Nassir LittleSFPORAnkle29-NovMid-DecemberWith Little out of action for a bit of time, Tony Snell and Ben McLemore could see more minutes behind Norman Powell. If needed and the Blazers want to go big with their lineup, Robert Covington can help at SF.
Jalen SuggsGORLThumb29-NovNo TimetableSuggs being out gives Terrence Ross more life in the Magic's rotation and Gary Harris and Franz Wagner will definitely benefit by seeing more shots.
Bam AdebayoPF/CMIAThumb29-NovJanuaryThe primary fill-in for Adebayo while he recovers is Dewayne Dedmon with Omer Yurtseven backing him up. P.J. Tucker can fill in if the Heat need further assistance for a few minutes. Udonis Haslem is active as well.
Damian LillardPGPORAbs29-NovMid-DecemberWith Lillard and Anfernee Simons hurt, Dennis Smith Jr. and C.J. McCollum will see more action in the backcourt. Norman Powell will likely have to spend some time at SG if McCollum runs the point for a portion of the game.
Ziaire WilliamsSFMEMKnee28-NovDay To DayWilliams is outside of the Grizzlies rotation and he would need multiple big men to get hurt including Brandon Clarke and even Killian Tillie.
Jaden McDanielsPFMINIllness27-NovDay To DayMcDaniels has been sick and while he recovers, expect to see more Jarred Vanderbilt and the veteran Taurean Prince will see over 20 minutes per game. Vanderbilt is more of a defensive player as he's shown he's limited offensively.
Jimmy ButlerFMIATailbone27-NovDay To DayTailbone's can take a bit to heal up and while Butler is out, the comination of Duncan Robinson, Max Strus and Caleb Martin will fill the void. From reports we see, Butler is not expected to miss much time.
Cedi OsmanFCLEBack27-NovDay To DayOsman's Back continues to be in pain and that just leaves more playing time for Isaac Okoro and Lauri Markkanen will benefit by taking more shots. The Cavs could also turn to Dylan Windler if needed as well.
Bogdan BogdanovicSG/FATLAnkle27-NovMid-DecemberBogdanovic is dealing with a sprained Ankle and while he's out, Danilo Gallinari will continue to play into the late-20s and Solomon Hill and Delon Wright will benefit by seeing more playing time as well.
Cam ReddishSG/SFATLIllness/Wrist27-NovDay To DayWith both Reddish dealing with multiple issues and De'Andre Hunter on the shelf, Kevin Huerter will see more minutes and time with the ball. Danilo Gallinari will have more room to play in the rotation as well. Solomon Hill could see a few reserve minutes. Reddish could potentially return in the next game or two.
Derrick FavorsCOKCIllness26-NovDay To DayIf Favors needs to miss more action, Mike Muscala and Isaiah Roby could see more playing time. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has been playing over 22 minutes per game and he can indirectly benefit as well.
Mo HarklessFSACKnee26-NovDay To DayHarkless has been dealing with an injured Knee and if needs to miss more time Chimezie Metu and Marvin Bagley III will see more action on the court.
Mason PlumleePF/CCHACOVID/Calf26-NovNo TimetablePlumlee is dealing with what seems to be a slight Calf strain and is now in the league's COVID protocol. P.J. Washington and Nick Richards will help fill the void in the middle of the paint.
Ja MorantPGMEMKnee26-NovLate-DecemberMorant's Knee is sprained and he is looking at time off to recover for the next few weeks and while he's out, Jaren Jackson Jr. becomes the focal point of the Grizzlies offense and De'Anthony Melton and Desmond Pane will help run the point along with Tyus Jones.
Khem BirchPF/CTORKnee24-NovDay To DayThe Raptors frontcourt has been a bit banged up lately and if Birch needs to sit for anymore games Precious Achiuwa will be the primary beneficiary and the Raptors can always turn to Chris Boucher and Yuta Watanabe for reserve minutes.
Dean WadePF/CCLECalf24-NovDay To DayWith the Cavs frontcourt healthy again, Wade will be seeing PF reserve minutes but he'll be battling Kevin Love for any extra reserve minutes as well.
Jalen GreenSG/SFHOUHamstring24-NovMid-DecemberJalen Green being out opens up a lot more shots. It definitely bumps up Kevin Porter Jr's production potential. Jae'Sean Tate and Eric Gordon will also benefit, but Garrison Matthews has been seeing a lot of minutes and the Rockets could continue to give him run.
Patrick BeverleyGMINHip24-NovMid-DecemberWith Beverley sidelined, D'Angelo Russell will pick up a few minutes and Malik Beasley's should see his production rise. The Timberwolves can feed Jordan McLaughlin a few minutes if needed.
Harrison BarnesFSACFoot24-NovDay To DayBarnes has missed multiple games and Buddy Hield should continue picking up shots and Marvin Bagley III should continue to see his minutes rise even though he doesn't want to be in Sacramento and we should see more Chimezie Metu more involved in the rotation.
PJ DozierGDENTorn ACL23-NovOUT FOR THE SEASONWith Dozier done for the year, his 19 minutes per game will be made up by Monte Morris and Bones Hyland. Facundo Campazzo indirectly benefits as the Nuggets mid-court continues to hurt.
Nicolas BatumFLACCOVID21-NovNo TimetableWith Batum out, Justise Winslow is bound to get more action and Luke Kennard will indirectly benefit by seeing more shots. Terance Mann will be needed to fill in on defense. We don't have a specific target-date, but reports say that he should be back soon.
Semi OjeleyeFMILCalf19-NovDay To DayOjeleye will miss a few more games and while he's out Bobby Portis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo will hold down the fort at center until Brook Lopez is ready to return. Giannis Antetokounmpo can shift to center if needed.
Abdel NaderFPHXKnee19-NovDay To DayNader continues to suffer from lower body injuries and Landry Shamet and Cam Johnson will pick up a few more ticks with him out again, but Nader is mainly a reserve player anyway and this doesn't make a huge fantasy impact.
Sam MerrillSG/SFMEMAnkle18-NovMid-DecemberMerrill is on the outside looking into the Bucks rotation and this doesn't make a huge impact. Pat Connaughton and Grayson Allen will continue rotating with Khris Middleton to help with the Bucks mid-court.
Andre IguodalaSG/SFGSWKnee16-NovDay To DayIguodala is dealing with a sore Knee and while he's out Juan Toscano-Anderson should pick up more minutes. Andrew Wiggins will take more long-range shots as well. The Warriors do have Nemanja Bjelica to help as well.
Frank KaminskyCPHXKnee15-NovNo TimetableKaminsky has a stress-reaction in his Knee and we don't know when we'll see him back. While he's out JaVale McGee will be the primary back up behind Deandre Ayton.
Usman GarubaPFHOUThigh15-NovDay To DayGaruba is on the outside looking into the Rockets rotation. Garuba plays six to seven minutes per game and he's really used as a big body to close down the lane.
OG AnunobyFTORHip15-NovNo TimetableThis has been a strange injury because at first his recovery seemed speedy and now we don't know when we'll see Anunoby back on the court. Precious Achiuwa and Khem Birch (when healthy) will see more run. Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam naturally benefit as well.
Joe HarrisSG/SFBKNAnkle14-NovJanuary-FebruaryHarris had surgery on his injured Ankle and could miss one to two months. While he's out, Patty Mills and DeAndre Bembry will see more minutes and shots. James Harden will see a small bump in shots as well.
De'Andre HunterFATLWrist12-NovJanuaryAfter having a procedure on his Wrist, Kevin Huerter and Cam Reddish (when healthy) will benefit by seeing more minutes and shots. Danilo Gallinari will see more minutes and there won't be as much PF competition.
Kelly OlynykPF/CDETKnee10-NovLate DecemberIsaiah Stewart should finally be able to grab more minutes with Olynyk out of commission but for some reason the Pistons don't seem that impressed by him and if we look down the bench, Luka Garza and Trey Lyles will grab more minutes. Olynyk could be out until the year turns to 2022.
Markieff MorrisPF/CMIANeck8-NovEarly-Mid DecemberWith Morris still feeling the effects of the Nikola Jokic shove to the ground from behind, P.J. Tucker will see a minor minutes boost and Caleb Martin can help with reserve minutes. Morris could return in the next couple of the games as he didn't travel with the team.
Collin SextonGCLEKnee7-NovOUT FOR THE SEASONDarius Garland becomes the prioritized scorer and he'll get even more time with the ball with Sexton out after Sexton had Knee surgery. Cedi Osman and Isaac Okoro will help fill the void and both will play reserve minutes behind Lauri Markkanen.
Michael Porter Jr.FDENBack6-NovNo TimetablePorter hasn't looked good at all this year and we don't know when we'll see him take the court again after having Spinal surgery. While he's out, Will Barton will continue picking up the slack and Aaron Gordon certainly benefits and we should see him picking up shots.
Patrick WilliamsFCHIWrist28-OctOUT FOR THE SEASONThe Bulls one area that they don't have a lot of is frontcourt depth and with the reports saying that Williams season is over after this bad Wrist injury, Javonte Green should start to see more playing time. This could open up the rotation if DeMar DeRozan is needed to fill in at PF.
Brook LopezCMILBack19-OctNo TimetableLopez had surgery on his Back and we don't know when or if we'll see him take the court this season. Bobby Portis will be Lopez' main fill-in and Thanasis Antetokounmpo will get reserve minutes under the rim.
Zion WilliamsonPFNOPFootPre-SeasonDecember-JanuaryWilliamson's rehab had to taken down a few notches because his Foot is experiencing a lot of pain and he's having trouble putting full pressure on it. Brandon Ingram, Jonas Valanciunas, WIlly Hernangomez and Herbert Jones will benefit until he's ready.
Kawhi LeonardSG/SFLACTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableLeonard is one of the biggest question marks heading into the season and we may not see him play at all this year and he's a hard player to stash unless you have unlimited INJ spots. With Leonard out, Nicolas Batum and Terance Mann will get more time in the Clippers rotation.
Klay ThompsonSG/SFGSWAchillesPre-SeasonDecember-JanuaryThompson has been hurt the last couple of years but he is practicing once again and he's hoping to return to action before the year turns to 2022. Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole will fill in until he can finally take the court again.
Jamal MurrayGDENTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableWith Murray recovering from a Torn ACL, Monte Morris and Facundo Campazzo will help run the point. Even Will Barton will get some time to handle the rock.
Victor OladipoSG/SFMIAQuadPre-SeasonNo TimetableOladipo is another player who we may not see until March or April and he's very fragile and another player that is a waste of an INJ spot because he may not play. Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson both benefit with him out.
Jonathan IsaacFORLTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableIsaac is very fragile and we don't know when we'll see him make his season debut. Wendell Carter Jr. has been filling in at PF and Franz Wagner has done a good job providing offense at SF.
Markelle FultzGORLTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableFultz is going to continue rehabbing in the G-League which is a positive sign regarding his health, but we still don't know when we'll see him play. Terrence Ross and R.J. Hampton will help Cole Anthony run the point.
Donte DiVincenzoGMILAnklePre-SeasonNo TimetableDiVincenzo will need more time before he can get back on the court and reclaim his SG spot on the team and Pat Connaughton and Grayson Allen will continue to see heavy run in the Bucks rotation. Jordan Nwora benefits as well.
T.J. WarrenFINDFootPre-SeasonNo TimetableWe don't know when we'll see Warren back on the court and until he's ready to roll Caris LeVert, Justin Holiday and Oshae Brissett will see more playing time. Some think he'll be back before January and others think the Pacers will proceed with caution keeping Warren out through January.
Thomas BryantCWASTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableBryant had surgery on his Knee at the beginning of the year and while we don't know when he'll be active again. It wouldn't be surprising to see him back out there in January but until he's back, Montrezl Harrell and Daniel Gafford will fill in.
James WisemanCGSWKneePre-SeasonDecember-JanuaryWe should see Wiseman return before the start of 2022 according to reports and he's practicing, though not fully yet. Kevon Looney and Nemanja Bjelica will get more run until Wiseman us 100 percent. Draymond Green will certainly rotate to center to provide relief as well.
Kendrick NunnGLALKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableWe still don't know when we'll see Nunn take the floor with the Lakers. The timetable has been muddled a bit lately. Rajon Rondo will lose out on playing time once Nunn returns as he will back up Russell Westbrook.
Dario SaricPF/CPHXTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableIt is unknown when we'll see Saric take the court and we will see JaVale McGee back up Deandre Ayton. We may not see Saric at all this season.
Zach CollinsPF/CSASAnklePre-SeasonJanuary-FebruaryWill Collins ever be healthy again? As soon as he gets healthy, he injures another body part. He's looking at a January return for now and Keldon Johnson and especially Doug McDermott benefit until he's ready to go.
Trevor ArizaSG/SFLALAnklePre-SeasonDecember-JanuaryAriza's defense will be needed down the stretch when the Lakers make a title run, but for now while he's out, Malik Monk, Carmelo Anthony and Kent Bazemore will see more burn in the Lakers rotation. Ariza is starting to practice a bit, but he isn't taking contact.
Onyeka OkongwuPF/CATLShoulderPre-SeasonLate DecemberOkongwu will be playing behind Clint Capela and Danilo Gallinari once he returns and it's very hard to tell whether or not he'll even account for 15 minutes per contest. He should make it back to the court prior to the start of 2022.
E'Twaun MooreGORLKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableFranz Wagner has been solid to start off the year and Moore will be an injury-replacement player in the rotation when he's healthy. He's got multiple options in front of him including Terrence Ross.