We’ve got a relatively light NBA slate Monday with seven games on tap, but there are some big names on the injury report which will impact the day’s action. Here’s Monday’s injury report in the NBA, along with the fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: November 14
Fred VanVleet (illness) - OUT
Gary Trent Jr. (hip) - OUT
Update - Things continue to unravel for the Raptors on the injury front. Trent Jr. has been ruled out with a hip issue, which should open up some minutes for Malachi Flynn and Dalano Banton. However, Nick Nurse tends to get wacky with his rotations so it’s hard to tell exactly who will get more playing time.
VanVleet has been ruled out, which means the Raptors revert to the lineup which features Christian Koloko heavily. Scottie Barnes is the biggest beneficiary here, as he’s likely to be the lead playmaker Monday for the Raptors.
Cade Cunningham (shin) - OUT
Cory Joseph (hip) - OUT
Update - Joseph has been ruled out, which means Ivey is the true lead guard and should get huge minutes Monday.
Cunningham is out, which elevates Jaden Ivey in fantasy/DFS lineups. Joseph would also be in line for big minutes if he does get cleared to play.
Gordon Hayward (shoulder) - OUT
Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) - OUT
Update - Smith Jr. has officially been ruled out Monday.
The injury problems don’t seem to end for Charlotte. LaMelo Ball is back but now Smith Jr. is out. Kelly Oubre Jr. and Jalen McDaniels will be solid value adds with Hayward still sidelined.
Paolo Banchero (ankle) - OUT
Update - Banchero has been ruled out, which makes this the third straight game he’ll be sidelined. Suggs and Wagner will have bigger roles again tonight against the Hornets.
Banchero has missed a few games with this injury. In his absence, Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner have seen better fantasy production.
Darius Bazley (ankle) - OUT
Tre Mann (back) - OUT
Bazley and Mann are out, which opens up some playing time for Jalen Williams, Kenrich Williams, Josh Giddey and Aleksej Pokusevski.
Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) - OUT
Brogdon is out again, which means Derrick White and Payton Pritchard should see more playing time against the Thunder Monday.
Chris Paul (heel) - OUT
Landry Shamet (concussion) - OUT
Update - CP3 is once again out with the heel injury, so Payne should be getting the start for Phoenix. Booker’s assist total might be worth betting on with Paul being out again.
Paul is questionable and the Suns have been cautious with him. Cam Payne looks to be in line for big minutes, with Devin Booker also continuing to get more looks as a playmaker.
Tyler Herro (ankle) - OUT
Update - Herro has officially been ruled out, which paves the way for Strus to be a high-level value add to DFS lineups.
If Herro doesn’t suit up, Max Strus is likely to get the start for Miami.
John Wall (injury management) - OUT
Kawhi Leonard (injury management) - OUT
Wall and Leonard are both out, so Reggie Jackson becomes a great value play while Norman Powell and Paul George continue to be DFS fixtures.
Jalen Green (shoulder) - available
Update - Green is in for Monday’s game against the Clippers.
If Green doesn’t suit up, that should result in more shots for Kevin Porter Jr. and Jabari Smith.
Jrue Holiday (ankle) - OUT
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) - available
Grayson Allen (illness) - available
Update - Antetokounmpo and Allen are both in for the Bucks Monday.
Holiday remains out, which means Jevon Carter will be a popular value add. If Allen is out, Jordan Nwora likely gets some run in the backcourt. Antetokounmpo should be back in and will limit Bobby Portis’ impact on the fantasy side of things.
Tre Jones (illness) - OUT
Jones has been ruled out with an illness, which means Devin Vassell could serve as the lead playmaker for this game. Josh Richardson would likely move into a bigger role if that is the case.
Klay Thompson (injury management) - OUT
Update - Thompson has officially been ruled out for Monday’s game. Look for Jordan Poole to potentially get the start for the Warriors. Moses Moody could also be in line for some work.
Steve Kerr said Thompson might not play both games of back-to-back sets for the rest of the season. He’s playing Sunday, which means he’s likely going to rest Monday.