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Chris Paul, Jrue Holiday, Paolo Banchero headline NBA injury report for Wednesday, November 9

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Wednesday, November 9 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Phoenix Suns v Philadelphia 76ers
Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns dribbles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 7, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Suns 100-88.
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After a day off in the NBA, the league is back Wednesday with 13 games on tap. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: November 9

Dallas Mavericks vs. Orlando Magic

Christian Wood (knee) - OUT
Tim Hardaway Jr. (hip) - available

Update - Wood is out for at least two games, while Hardaway Jr. is in. This will likely impact Bullock more than Dinwiddie in terms of fantasy value. With Banchero out, the Mavericks will be favorites to win this game and Hardaway Jr. helps their cause.

The Mavericks might be down two key role players if Hardaway Jr. doesn’t suit up. Spencer Dinwiddie and Reggie Bullock should be key contributors Wednesday.

Paolo Banchero (ankle) - OUT

Update — Banchero has been ruled out tonight vs. the Mavericks.

If Banchero doesn’t play, Franz Wagner and Jalen Suggs will get a boost in DFS lineups. Banchero is the Rookie of the Year favorite and has become an anchor in fantasy formats much earlier than expected.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte Hornets

Damian Lillard (calf) - available
Anfernee Simons (foot) - available
Jusuf Nurkic (groin) - OUT
Jerami Grant (ankle) - OUT
Justise Winslow (ankle) - available

Update - Thankfully for Blazers fans and those who might have taken them in this contest, Lillard and Simons are both in the lineup. Their injury situations did not trend downwards like Nurkic and Grant, so both should be solid fantasy/DFS additions Wednesday.

Update - This is an interesting twist as both Nurkic and Grant have been ruled out. Portland’s frontcourt suddenly got a lot more interesting. Drew Eubanks, Trendon Watford and Winslow will be in play here, although it’s hard to see any of them having major fantasy/DFS value.

None of these players in any danger of missing out according to the injury report, so there are no major fantasy implications. If somebody gets ruled out, then we can talk about the impact on fantasy/DFS lineups.

LaMelo Ball (ankle) - OUT
Gordon Hayward (shoulder) - OUT
Cody Martin (quad) - OUT

Update - As expected, Martin has officially been ruled out for Wednesday’s game.

Ball should be close to returning soon, while Hayward is likely out for a bit longer. Dennis Smith Jr., Terry Rozier and Jalen McDaniels remain strong DFS options in this Charlotte lineup.

Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

Utah Jazz vs. Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young (shin) - available

Update - Young is in for the Hawks, who likely gain some value on the spread and moneyline. Both Young and Murray are viable anchors for fantasy/DFS lineups but the latter does have significantly less upside with the former back in the lineup.

Young didn’t play Monday against the Bucks, so this is a concern. If he sits again, Dejounte Murray gets a boost as Atlanta’s lead guard.

Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets

Ben Simmons (knee) - expected to play
Kyrie Irving (suspension) - OUT

Simmons came off the bench in the last game and should play again Wednesday barring a setback. Irving is still suspended but did have a productive meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver. This is the fifth game the point guard will miss, which is the minimum length of his original suspension.

Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls

Zach LaVine (injury management) - expected to play
Coby White (quad) - OUT
Andre Drummond (shoulder) - expected to play

Update - Drummond says he’s going to suit up, which means he’s a quality filler option in DFS lineups. The big man has been a solid producer even with limited playing time.

If Drummond plays, he’ll take minutes away from Nikola Vucevic in the frontcourt rotation. White being out further boosts Ayo Dosunmu and Goran Dragic.

Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Chris Paul (heel) - OUT

Update - Paul has officially been ruled out, which means Payne is set to get the start for the Suns Wednesday. Booker is also going to see some additional volume with Paul out.

If Paul sits, Cam Payne would likely start for the Suns. Devin Booker might also take over as a de-facto point guard for stretches, which could potentially help his assist total.

Rudy Gobert (protocols) - available

Gobert has cleared protocols and will be back, which impacts Karl-Anthony Towns and Naz Reid in the frontcourt rotation.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) - OUT
Jrue Holiday (ankle) - OUT

Update - In a surprising twist, both Holiday and Antetokounmpo have been ruled out Wednesday. Allen, Carter, Bobby Portis and Brook Lopez are all strong plays in fantasy/DFS formats against Oklahoma City.

With Holiday unlikely to play, Grayson Allen and George Hill should see more ball-handling opportunities. Jevon Carter might also get more run over Hill.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs

Steven Adams (ankle) - available

Update - Adams is in for tonight’s game against the Grizzlies.

If Adams doesn’t play, Brandon Clarke would be a value play in fantasy/DFS lineups.

Doug McDermott (ankle) - available

If McDermott doesn’t suit up, that’ll open up some more minutes for Josh Richardson and Keldon Johnson.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Anthony Davis (back) - available
LeBron James (foot) - available
Lonnie Walker (illness) - OUT
Patrick Beverley (illness) - available

Update - Walker has been formally ruled out, which opens up playing time for Reaves and Brown Jr.

If Walker sits, look for Austin Reaves and Troy Brown Jr. to get more run. Russell Westbrook will remain on the bench, especially with Beverley back in the lineup.

Kawhi Leonard (injury management) - OUT

This has become a big issue for LA. Paul George remains a fantasy star, with Norman Powell and Luke Kennard being the top value additions in supporting roles.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento Kings

Malik Monk (groin) - available

Update - Monk is officially in for the Kings.

If Monk doesn’t play, that likely means more shots and minutes for Kevin Huerter and Davion Mitchell in the backcourt. Harrison Barnes could also get additional looks.