There are nine games in the NBA for Tuesday’s slate, including a great TNT doubleheader with the Lakers meeting the Nets and the Mavericks taking on the Warriors. The injury report has started to feature less players in the league’s health and safety protocols, which is good news as the season enters a key stretch. Here’s Tuesday’s injury report in the association.
NBA Injury Report: January 25
Will Barton (hamstring) OUT
Bones Hyland (illness) available
Jeff Green (quad) available
Update - Green is available and has some value with Barton ruled out. Forbes is probably the best value play on the board for the Nuggets.
The Nuggets have dealt with a lot of injuries to role players but it looks like Barton will be good to play. Bryn Forbes is a great target in fantasy/DFS contests if Hyland cannot play, while Aaron Gordon would get a boost if Green sits out.
Gordon Hayward (foot) OUT
Update - Hayward has been ruled out, so Bridges ($8,400), Washington ($4,900) and Oubre Jr. ($5,400) are all good plays Tuesday.
If Hayward sits, look for Miles Bridges, PJ Washington and Kelly Oubre Jr. to be big factors against the Raptors.
Fred VanVleet (knee) OUT
Scottie Barnes (wrist) available
Update - Barnes is a late add to the injury report, and Pascal Siakam will see more touches on the interior if the rookie forward is ultimately ruled out.
Update - VanVleet is out, so Trent Jr. ($5,000) and Anunoby ($6,900) represent strong replacement options.
VanVleet was a late add to the injury report. If he’s unable to play, look for Gary Trent Jr. and OG Anunoby to get additional offensive opportunities for the Raptors.
Deni Avdija (hamstring) available
Avdija hasn’t quite made the leap yet in the NBA, and he doesn’t carry much fantasy/DFS relevance.
Brandon Ingram (ankle) OUT
Jonas Valanciunas (rest) OUT
Devonte’ Graham (ankle) OUT
Josh Hart (ankle) OUT
Update - Valanciunas, Hart and Graham have both been ruled out, which means Alexander-Walker, Temple and Jaxson Hayes are likely to get extended minutes in Tuesday’s game.
Ingram is out, which means Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Garrett Temple will be value adds in Tuesday DFS lineups.
Seth Curry (ankle) OUT
Danny Green (hip) OUT
Matisse Thybulle (shoulder) available
Update - Thybulle will play and start Tuesday’s contest, which likely means less minutes for Korkmaz and Georges Niang.
Update - Thybulle has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday’s contest.
The 76ers still have issues in the backcourt, but Tyrese Maxey continues to play well and is a must-add at this point. Tobias Harris should also get going with additional touches, while Furkan Korkmaz remains a value play.
De’Aaron Fox (ankle) OUT
Update - Fox has been ruled out, which means Haliburton ($7,400) and Mitchell ($4,400) are great DFS plays Tuesday.
Look for Tyrese Haliburton, Davion Mitchell and Buddy Hield to see additional value if Fox doesn’t play Tuesday.
Anthony Davis (knee) available, will have minutes limit
LeBron James (abdominal) available
Update - Davis is playing Tuesday and will make his long-awaited return to the court. He’ll be on a minutes limit, so fantasy/DFS players should tread cautiously with expectations for the Lakers star.
Davis suiting up would be huge for the Lakers and fantasy/DFS players. James is good to go despite his abdominal injury, so the big question now is whether he’ll have AD to complement him on the court.
Nic Claxton (hamstring) available
Kyrie Irving (home game) OUT
Update - Claxton is expected to play after missing several games. He’ll be a nice value add, although Sharpe has been productive in Claxton’s absence and should continue to get some run.
Irving is out, so Patty Mills becomes a strong addition to fantasy lineups. If Claxton doesn’t go, look for Day’Ron Sharpe and LaMarcus Aldridge to continue getting major minutes in the frontcourt.
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team.
Andre Iguodala (injury management) OUT
Klay Thompson (injury management) available
Draymond Green (disc) OUT
Update - Thompson is going to play Tuesday, which will be a nice boost for the Warriors. Poole will likely come off the bench with this news.
Thompson has been solid in his return, and the shooting should eventually come around as he continues to get more playing time. If he can’t suit up Tuesday, Jordan Poole is in line for big minutes in a starting role.
Nassir Little (knee) available
Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) available
Robert Covington (finger) available
Norman Powell (personal) available, minutes limit
Update - Powell is going to have a minutes limit, so he’s likely out of fantasy/DFS consideration.
The Trail Blazers have bigger injury issues than the current list, as Damian Lillard is out for a while. Smith Jr. and Little are decent plays in fantasy and DFS lineups, but Powell could be a major factor if he does play Tuesday.