It’s a small Thursday slate in the NBA with just four games, headlined by NBATV’s doubleheader featuring Mavericks-Nets and Heat-Warriors. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report in the association.
NBA Injury Report: October 27
Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) - available
Update - Hardaway Jr. will play tonight and should get decent minutes in the Mavericks rotation.
Hardaway Jr. is progressing from this injury and would be a welcome addition to Dallas’ rotation. If he can’t go, Reggie Bullock and Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to see big minutes for the Mavericks.
Seth Curry (ankle) - OUT
Ben Simmons (back) available
Joe Harris (injury management) OUT
Update - Simmons is not officially on the injury report so he’s good to go tonight. However, the Nets will be without Harris as he’s managing his injury on the second night of a back-to-back. Brooklyn’s best perimeter marksmen are out, so look for Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to take on an even bigger role scoring the ball in this game.
Curry continues to sit with ankle issues, while Simmons apparently tweaked his back in Wednesday’s loss to the Bucks. The guard says he plans to play Thursday, but anything can happen at this point when it comes to Simmons. Patty Mills, Cam Thomas and Royce O’Neale would be in line for more playing time if Simmons decides to sit.
Kawhi Leonard (injury management) OUT
Paul George (illness) available
Update - George is officially available and will play Thursday. This is a big boost for the Clippers, who are without Leonard in the contest. With George in, Batum and Powell will likely see less minutes.
Leonard has already been ruled out but the Clippers will get George back. LA’s wing players like Nicolas Batum and Norman Powell should continue to see decent minutes, making them strong value adds in DFS lineups.
Josh Giddey (ankle) OUT
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (hip) available
Update - Gilgeous-Alexander is in for the Thunder and it looks like he’s over the hip issues for now.
Giddey is out while Gilgeous-Alexander’s hip might cause some late issues. In any case, Tre Mann looks like the value add from Oklahoma City this season.
No notable day-to-day injuries at this time.
John Konchar (shoulder) OUT
Update - Konchar has been ruled out, opening up more minutes for Brooks, Roddy and LaRavia.
Konchar was a starter for Memphis while Dillon Brooks got right. If he’s out of the rotation, look for the Grizzlies to give David Roddy and Jake LaRavia some additional minutes.