Atlanta Hawks
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Bogdan Bogdanovic
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Bogdanovic is sidelined with a bone contusion and right knee fracture, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
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Cam Reddish
POS
PF
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Reddish sat out the previous two games with a left knee contusion, and it is is unknown if he will take the floor against the Pistons on Wednesday.
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Danilo Gallinari
POS
SF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Gallinari has a sprained right ankle, and will be sidelined until the later part of January.
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Kris Dunn
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Dunn is recovering from surgery to remove loose cartilage in his right ankle, and it is unknown when he will make his season debut.
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Trae Young
POS
PG
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Heel
Notes
Young is expected to suit up Wednesday against the Pistons despite right heel soreness.
Boston Celtics
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Carsen Edwards
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Edwards has missed the previous two games as he is going through the NBA's health and safety protocols. He will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.
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Jayson Tatum
POS
SF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Tatum is quarantining as part of the NBA's health and safety protocols and will miss up to two weeks.
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Robert Williams III
POS
PF
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Williams III has sat out the past two games while going through the NBA's health and safety protocols, but he is likely to partake in Wednesday's contest against the 76ers.
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Romeo Langford
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Wrist
Notes
Langford is recovering from wrist surgery, and is targeting a late January return.
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Tacko Fall
POS
C
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Fall was held out of the last game with a left ankle sprain, but it is not expected to keep him out of action versus the 76ers on Wednesday.
Brooklyn Nets
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Kyrie Irving
POS
PG
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Irving has been out of the lineup due to a personal matter, but he is expected to return to action Wednesday against the Cavaliers.
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Nicolas Claxton
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Claxton is sidelined with tendinopathy in his right knee, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
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Spencer Dinwiddie
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Dinwiddie has suffered a partially torn right ACL, and he will miss the remainder of the season.
Charlotte Hornets
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Cody Zeller
POS
C
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Hand
Notes
Zeller has a broken hand, and will be out of commission for four to six weeks.
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Grant Riller
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Riller has been sidelined with a left knee injury, and his status is in question going forward.
Chicago Bulls
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Chandler Hutchison
POS
SF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Hutchison has been unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19. He is going through the NBA's health and safety protocols, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.
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Devon Dotson
POS
PG
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Dotson sat out the previous two games due to a personal matter, and his status for Friday's matchup versus the Hornets is up in the air.
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Luke Kornet
POS
PF
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Kornet was absent from the lineup during the last two games due to a personal matter, and it is unclear if he will play Friday against the Hornets.
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Tomas Satoransky
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Satoransky is out of commission while going through the NBA's health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19. There is no timetable for return.
Cleveland Cavaliers
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Charles Matthews
POS
SG
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Matthews is nursing a knee injury, and it is uncertain if he will suit up Wednesday versus the Hornets.
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Collin Sexton
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Sexton is out of commission due to a left ankle sprain, and he will miss an extended period.
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Darius Garland
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Shoulder
Notes
Garland is out of commission with a right shoulder sprain, and he is not expected to return until the end of January.
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Dylan Windler
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Hand
Notes
Windler fractured a bone in his left hand, and there is currently no timetable for his return.
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Jarrett Allen
POS
C
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Acquired
Notes
Allen was recently acquired through a trade, and he is likely to be available for Wednesday's tilt with the Nets.
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Kevin Love
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Calf
Notes
Love is out of commission with a right calf strain, and he is not expected to return until at least the end of January.
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Kevin Porter Jr.
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Porter Jr. has been away from the team tending to a personal matter, and there is no clear timetable for his return.
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Matthew Dellavedova
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Concussion
Notes
Dellavedova has been sidelined with a concussion, and there is currently no timetable for his return to action.
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Taurean Prince
POS
SF
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Acquired
Notes
Prince was acquired through a trade, and he is expected to make his team debut against the Nets on Wednesday.
Dallas Mavericks
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Dorian Finney-Smith
POS
SF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Finney-Smith is following the NBA's health and safety protocol, and there is no timetable for return.
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Dwight Powell
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Powell has missed the past four contests while going through the league's health and safety protocols, and he will not be available against the Pacers on Wednesday.
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Josh Richardson
POS
SF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Richardson will miss an extended period as he is following the NBA's health and safety protocols.
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Maximilian Kleber
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Kleber will be unable to rejoin the team until health and safety protocols are met.
Denver Nuggets
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Greg Whittington
POS
SF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Whittington is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing left knee surgery.
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Michael Porter Jr.
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Porter will miss an undetermined length of time while going through the NBA's health and safety protocol.
Detroit Pistons
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Frank Jackson
POS
PG
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Jackson sat out the last two games due to a left ankle sprain, but he is expected to be available to play Wednesday against the Hawks.
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Killian Hayes
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Hip
Notes
Hayes will miss an undetermined length of time with a labral tear in his hip.
Golden State Warriors
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Alen Smailagic
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Smailagic has a torn right meniscus which requires surgery, and he will be sidelined for at least four weeks.
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Klay Thompson
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Achilles
Notes
Thompson suffered a season-ending tear in his right Achilles.
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Marquese Chriss
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Leg
Notes
Chriss will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season due to a right syndesmosis ankle injury with a fibular fracture.
Houston Rockets
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Brodric Thomas
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Thomas has been held out with a right ankle sprain, and it is unknown when he will return to the fold.
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Chris Clemons
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Achilles
Notes
Clemons is expected to miss the entire 2020-21 season following surgery to repair a torn right Achilles.
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Dante Exum
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Calf
Notes
Exum sat out the last two games with a right calf strain, and he will not be on the court versus the Suns on Wednesday.
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Danuel House Jr.
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Back
Notes
House Jr. is out of commission with a back injury, and it is unknown how long he will be debilitated.
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John Wall
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Wall has sat out the last three contests due to left knee soreness, and he will not take part in Wednesday's tilt with the Suns.
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Sterling Brown
POS
SG
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Leg
Notes
Brown missed the last two games due to right lower leg soreness, and it is unknown if it will keep him on the sidelines versus the Suns on Wednesday.
Indiana Pacers
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Caris Levert
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Kidney
Notes
LeVert was found to have a mass on his kidney while undergoing a physical, and will be out indefinitely as further tests are required.
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Jakarr Sampson
POS
SF
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Back
Notes
Sampson is nursing a sore back, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Mavericks on Wednesday.
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Jeremy Lamb
POS
SG
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Lamb is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, and it is undetermined if he will make his season debut Wednesday versus the Mavericks.
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Myles Turner
POS
C
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Hand
Notes
Turner is battling a fractured right hand, and it is unclear if he will play Wednesday versus the Mavericks.
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T.J. Warren
POS
SF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Foot
Notes
Warren is recovering from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. He will be sidelined for an extended period of time.
Los Angeles Clippers
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Jay Scrubb
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Foot
Notes
Scrubb is sidelined with a foot injury, and there is no timetable for return.
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Lou Williams
POS
SG
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Hip
Notes
Williams has sat out the last two games with a hip injury, and it remains to be seen if he will face the Kings on Wednesday.
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Serge Ibaka
POS
PF
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Ibaka is expected to play Wednesday versus the Kings after healing from an illness.
Los Angeles Lakers
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Jared Dudley
POS
SF
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Calf
Notes
Dudley has been held out of the past four contests with a calf injury, and it is up in the air if he will suit up Thursday versus the Bucks.
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Kostas Antetokounmpo
POS
PF
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Antetokounmpo has sat out the previous three games with right knee tendinitis, and it is uncertain if he will partake in Thursday's tilt against the Bucks.
Memphis Grizzlies
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Jaren Jackson Jr.
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Jackson. Jr. is sidelined with a knee injury, and there is no clear timetable for his return.
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Jontay Porter
POS
C
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Porter has been out of action due to a knee injury, and it is unknown when he will return to the court.
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Justise Winslow
POS
SF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Hip
Notes
Winslow has been sidelined with a left hip displacement, and it is unclear when he will return to the court.
Miami Heat
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Avery Bradley
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Bradley has missed the previous four contests while going through the league's health and safety protocols, and he will not be available for Wednesday versus the Raptors.
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Jimmy Butler
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Butler has sat out the last four contests while going through the league's health and safety protocols, and he will not be available to partake in Wednesdays match against the Raptors.
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Meyers Leonard
POS
C
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Shoulder
Notes
Leonard has sat out the past four games with a shoulder strain, and he will not partake in Wednesday's tilt versus the Raptors.
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Tyler Herro
POS
PG
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Back
Notes
Herro missed his previous game due to back spasms, and it is unclear if he will suit up Wednesday versus the Raptors.
Milwaukee Bucks
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Torrey Craig
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Nose
Notes
Craig had surgery to repair a fractured nose and will miss at least two weeks of action.
Minnesota Timberwolves
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Jake Layman
POS
SF
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Layman missed the previous two games while tending to a personal matter, and it is unknown if he will face the Magic on Wednesday.
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Josh Okogie
POS
SG
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Hamstring
Notes
Okogie is expected to play Wednesday against the Magic despite a left hamstring strain.
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Juan Hernangomez
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Hernangomez is taking part in the league's health and safety protocols, and he will not take part in Wednesday's tilt with the Magic.
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Karl-Anthony Towns
POS
C
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Wrist
Notes
Towns is battling a wrist injury and has tested positive for COVID-19, and he is not expected back until the end of January.
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Ricky Rubio
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Rubio is going through the league's health and safety protocols, and he will not face the Magic on Wednesday.
New Orleans Pelicans
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Lonzo Ball
POS
PG
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Ball has missed the previous three games due to a bilateral knee tendinopathy, but he is expected to be active Tuesday against the Jazz.
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Will Magnay
POS
C
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Magnay has been away from the team and will have to go through the league-mandated protocol prior to taking the court. There is currently no timetable for his return.
New York Knicks
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Alec Burks
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Burks will miss an undetermined length of time due to a sprained left ankle.
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Frank Ntilikina
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Ntilikina will miss an undetermined length of time with a mild right knee sprain.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Al Horford
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Horford sat out the last two games due to personal matters, and he will not be available against the Nuggets on Tuesday.
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Trevor Ariza
POS
SF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Ariza is tending to a personal matter, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.
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Ty Jerome
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Jerome has been sidelined with a left ankle sprain, and it is unknown when he will return to the court.
Orlando Magic
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Al-Farouq Aminu
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Aminu suffered a setback in his recovery from knee surgery, and there is currently no timetable for his return to the lineup.
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Chuma Okeke
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Okeke has a bone bruise on his knee, and is expected to be sidelined for multiple weeks.
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Evan Fournier
POS
SF
STATUS
Doubtful
INJURY
Back
Notes
Fournier is sidelined with back spasms and is not expected to play Wednesday against the Timberwolves.
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Jonathan Isaac
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Isaac is expected to miss the entire 2020-21 season due to a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee.
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Markelle Fultz
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Fultz will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn left ACL.
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Michael Carter-Williams
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Foot
Notes
Carter-Williams is sidelined due to a mild bone bruise and sprained ligament, and he will miss an extended period.
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Mohamed Bamba
POS
C
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Bamba is following the league's health and safety protocols, and he will not dress for Wednesday's game versus the Timberwolves.
Philadelphia 76ers
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Furkan Korkmaz
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Groin
Notes
Korkmaz has a left adductor strain, and he is without a definitive timetable for recovery.
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Joel Embiid
POS
C
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Embiid is sidelined with a right knee pain, but he is expected to return Wednesday against the Celtics.
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Mike Scott
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Scott is out of commission with right knee soreness, and he is not expected to return until the end of January.
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Seth Curry
POS
SG
STATUS
Probable
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Curry is sidelined with left ankle soreness. He has also tested positive for COVID-19, but he is likely to return to the fold Wednesday against the Celtics.
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Vincent Poirier
POS
C
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Poirier is going through the NBA'S health and safety protocol, and he will miss an extended period.
Phoenix Suns
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Cameron Payne
POS
PG
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Payne has a right ankle sprain, and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Rockets on Wednesday.
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Damian Jones
POS
C
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Jones will not take part in Wednesday's game versus the Rockets as he is following the league's health and safety protocol.
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Dario Saric
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Saric is enrolled in the NBA's health and safety protocol, and he will not dress for Wednesday's matchup versus the Rockets.
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Jalen Smith
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Smith has sat out the past four games as he is following the NBA's health and safety protocols, and he will not be available for Wednesday's clash against the Rockets.
Portland Trail Blazers
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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C.J. McCollum
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Foot
Notes
McCollum is likely to be out of commission for at least four weeks due to a fractured left foot.
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CJ Elleby
POS
SG
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Foot
Notes
Elleby was held out of the last game with a left foot strain, and it is uncertain if he will take the court Wednesday versus the Grizzlies.
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Jusuf Nurkic
POS
C
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Wrist
Notes
Nurkic is sidelined due to a right wrist fracture, and he is projected to miss at least eight weeks.
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Zach Collins
POS
C
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Collins is recovering from surgery to repair a left medial malleolus stress fracture. It is unclear when he will make his season debut.
Sacramento Kings
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Daquan Jeffries
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Jeffries is sidelined with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain, and there is no timetable for return.
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Hassan Whiteside
POS
C
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Hip
Notes
Whiteside has sat out the past two games with left hip soreness, and it is unknown if he will play Wednesday against the Clippers.
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Jahmi'us Ramsey
POS
PG
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Groin
Notes
Ramsey has been held out of the previous two games due to a groin injury, and it is uncertain if he will take part in Wednesday's contest with the Clippers.
San Antonio Spurs
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Derrick White
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Toe
Notes
White is out of commission due to a left toe fracture, and he will miss four to six weeks.
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Drew Eubanks
POS
C
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Eubanks is sidelined as he is following the NBA's health and safety protocols, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.
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Keita Bates-Diop
POS
SF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Bates-Diop has sat out the previous four games with an upper-respiratory infection, and he will not face the Warriors on Wednesday.
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Luka Samanic
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Samanic was held out of the last two games due to a sore throat, and he will not face the Warriors on Wednesday.
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Quinndary Weatherspoon
POS
PG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
Weatherspoon is on the mend from offseason knee surgery, and the team has yet to provide a timeline for his return.
Toronto Raptors
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Alex Len
POS
C
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Personal
Notes
Len has missed the last two games due to the NBA's health and safety protocols, and it is unknown if he will take on the Mavericks on Monday.
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Patrick McCaw
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Knee
Notes
McCaw is recovering from left knee surgery, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
Utah Jazz
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Elijah Hughes
POS
SG
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Ankle
Notes
Hughes is laid up with a sprained left ankle, and he will not take the court Tuesday versus the Pelicans.
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Joe Ingles
POS
SF
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Achilles
Notes
Ingles has missed the last three games with right Achilles soreness, and it is unknown if he will face the Pelicans on Tuesday.
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Juwan Morgan
POS
PF
STATUS
Out
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Morgan is out of commission while going through the NBA's health and safety protocols, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.
Washington Wizards
Name POS STATUS INJURY Notes
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Moritz Wagner
POS
PF
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Wagner is going through the NBA's health and safety protocols, and it remains to be seen if he will face the Hornets on Wednesday.
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Rui Hachimura
POS
PF
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Illness
Notes
Hachimura is going through the league's health and safety protocols, and it is unknown if he will be cleared to take on the Hornets on Wednesday.
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Russell Westbrook
POS
PG
STATUS
Questionable
INJURY
Quadricep
Notes
Westbrook was held out of the previous two games with left quad soreness, and it is undetermined if he will take the court versus the Hornets on Wednesday.

NBA Injury Information

In the NBA, one individual player is more influential than one player in most other sports, due to the smaller roster sizes in professional basketball. This means that NBA injuries can dramatically impact the outcome of a game, and that bettors should know which players are going to be on the floor before placing their bets. This makes checking the NBA injury report essential to placing each bet on NBA basketball, as getting up to date injury news is one of the most valuable resources to basketball bettors.

The NBA injury report provides the latest news on NBA players who are suffering from injuries. Teams are required to disclose the status of players ahead of each game, allowing bettors to know if players are available to play or not. The injury report is also vital to daily fantasy basketball players, as the fantasy impact of an NBA player not playing could be massive, as keeping a player who is not active out of a fantasy lineup is a must to avoid being hit with zero points for that lineup slot.

In the NBA, it is important to remember that the injury report matters at every level of a team's rotation. While losing players in the starting lineup can be devastating, injuries to key reserves can also change the way that a team functions throughout the course of a game. Unlike in football, where a team has a 53-man roster filled with backups, most NBA teams play 10 to 12 players over the course of a season. If one or several of those players is unavailable, it requires other players to play more minutes than they normally would, which could cause a litany of issues.

Not only is it important to know which players are suffering from injuries on NBA rosters, but it is also important to understand how those injuries will impact a team based on their upcoming opponents. If a team has depth at a position in which a player is out injured, it does not impact the team as much as it would if the team only had a couple of viable options at that position. And if a team suffers an injury at a position where they have an advantage or disadvantage against an opponent on their schedule, understanding how that will affect their matchups is a must.

Injuries can be even more impactful in the NBA Playoffs than they are in the regular season. In the playoffs, teams tend to play with shorter rotations, relying more heavily on their star players and their best substitutes. Should one of those players be slowed down or ruled out due to injury, the fate of the NBA championship could be altered for that postseason.