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Paul George, Deandre Ayton key names to watch on NBA injury report for Monday, Dec. 13

We take a look at the injury report in the NBA for Monday night’s nine-game slate.

Paul George # 13 of the Los Angeles Clippers looks on during warm ups at Moda Center on December 06, 2021 in Portland, Oregon.  Photo by Soobum Im/Getty Images

The NBA has nine games on the schedule for Monday night with a few big names listed on the injury report. Overall, this season has had some pretty nutty injury reports and news breaking late. We’ll be tracking the 5:30 p.m. ET injury report and updating you on the latest news, with a bit of fantasy basketball/betting analysis for each impact player.

5:30 p.m. ET NBA injury reportHere you can find the complete report for 5:30 p.m. ET via Not much has changed from the previous reports below.

6:30 p.m. ET NBA injury report — There are a few updates since 5:30, the main one being Jaylen Brown will start while Marcus Smart is still probable. Eric Gordon will have his minutes limited for the Rockets.

8:05 p.m. ET update — PJ Washington was probable and is available to play for the Hornets vs. the Dallas Mavericks.

NBA Injury Report, December 13th

Bucks vs. Celtics

Marcus Smart (illness), Will play

Smart will play and Brown is starting for the Celtics against the Bucks. That’ll bump down the value of Dennis Schroder a bit. Brown at $9,100 against Giannis and the Bucks is steep coming off injury.

Clippers vs. Suns

Update — PG-13 and Batum have been ruled out for tonight’s game vs. the Suns. Ayton has been ruled out as well.

Paul George (elbow), Doubtful

This could be PG-13’s third straight missed game. Los Angeles has won all three games without PG, most recently against the Magic. Reggie Jackson ($5,900) and Luke Kennard ($4,900) are among the players to step up with George out. Terance Mann, Marcus Morris and Ivica Zubac are all under $5K as well on DK.

Deandre Ayton (illness), Questionable

The other big name on the injury report is Ayton, who has been battling an illness. If Ayton remains sidelined, Jae Crowder ($4,400) and JaVale McGee ($4,000) remain strong plays compensating in the front court. Be sure to monitor whether or not Ayton will be on a minutes limit if he does play. That will be key in making any decision on him for the slate.

Other injuries: Nicolas Batum - questionable

Grizzlies vs. Sixers

Update — In the surprise of the slate, Joel Embiid (ribs) was ruled out late on Monday vs. the Grizzlies, late being after lock.

Update — Seth Curry (shoulder) has been ruled out and Furkan Korkmaz will start in his place. Matisse Thybulle is also starting.

Update — Jackson, Bane and Adams are all in the starting lineup tonight vs. the Sixers.

Update — All three Grizzlies players will be available to play — Jackson, Adams and Bane. We’ll keep an eye on who is starting.

Update — Jackson, Bane and Adams are all closer to game-time decisions vs. the Sixers.

Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee), Questionable

JJJ missed Saturday’s game due to injury and could be held out again due to a knee injury. If that’s the case, Xavier Tillman ($3,400) will be a strong value option again. He should see around 20-25 minutes and has a good floor. Steven Adams is also questionable, so his status also impacts Tillman. If both players are out, Tillman will be super chalky. Killian Tillie is the cheaper pivot at $3,100 if both Adams and Jackson are out.

Desmond Bane (foot), Questionable

This makes things even more tough heading into tonight. Bane being questionable could shake up the slate big time. If Bane and JJJ are both sidelined for the Grizzlies, we can roll out a few names as chalk. Tillman and Tillie will be good plays without JJJ and Adams. If Bane sits, Dillon Brooks ($6,200) and Tyus Jones ($6,300) are both good mid-range options. It’s not an ideal matchup for a nine-game slate, but the minutes will be there. If you anticipate a blowout for Philly if Bane and JJJ sit, then we can lean on garbage minutes for Tillie, John Konchar ($3,500) and De’Anthony Melton ($4,700).

Other injuries: Steven Adams - doubtful

Here are the rest of the notable injuries on the report to monitor for this evening. We’ll keep an eye on these names and whether or not they’ll be in the lineup.

Nuggets vs. Wizards

Update — Barton has been ruled out and Gordon is available to play.

Update — Barton and Gordon appear to be game-time decisions for Monday vs. the Wizards.

Will Barton (illness), Questionable
Aaron Gordon (back), Questionable

Barton missed Saturday’s game due to illness and is questionable for Monday night vs. the Wiz. If Barton is out again, Bones Hyland ($3,600), Davon Reed ($3,100) and Jeff Green ($4,500) are among the values who should see more minutes. Green’s usage is also linked to Gordon. Facundo Campazzo is another value to consider at $3,800 if the Nuggets are shorthanded again.

Pacers vs. Warriors

Justin Holiday (conditioning), Out

This doesn’t have much of an impact, Holiday has been out for a while now. Brad Wanamaker (illness) is available to play. Oshae Brissett ($3,000) and Chris Duarte ($4,500) remain decent value options against the Dubs. It should be a low-scoring game, however. If it gets out of hand one way, Brissett and Duarte should get garbage time run.