It’s a relatively light slate for a Monday in the NBA with just seven games on tap, anchored by a doubleheader on NBA TV. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: December 12
Jimmy Butler (injury management) - available
Tyler Herro (ankle) - available
Max Strus (shoulder) - available
Update - Everyone is in for the Heat.
The Heat should have all three of their key rotation players on the injury report in.
Kyrie Irving (groin) - available
Nic Claxton (hamstring) - available
Update - Claxton is in for the Nets.
If Claxton sits, Day’Ron Sharpe might get some minutes in the interior.
Bradley Beal (hamstring) - OUT
Update - Beal has been cleared for basketball activities but remains without a definite timetable for return so he’s not going to play in Monday’s game. Corey Kispert and Deni Avdija are nice filler options with Beal out.
Beal was expected to miss a week with a hamstring injury he suffered last week. We’ll see if there’s an update on the Wizards star.
De’Andre Hunter (hip) - available
Trae Young (back) - OUT
Bogdan Bogdanovic (injury management) - OUT
Clint Capela (Achilles) - OUT
Update - Capela is out, while Hunter is in for the Hawks.
Update - Young has been ruled out.
Update - It is possible the Hawks punt on this game entirely, with Bogdanovic being ruled out and Young and Capela questionable. We’ll see how Atlanta plays this as the game gets closer.
We’ll see how the Hawks deal with Hunter on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Ja Morant (thigh) - OUT
Steven Adams (ankle) - OUT
Update - Both Morant and Adams are out for the Grizzlies.
If Morant sits, Tyus Jones will be the primary point guard for Memphis. Brandon Clarke would see more minutes if Adams is ruled out.
Luka Doncic (quad) - available
Maxi Kleber (foot) - available
Update - Kleber is in for the Mavericks.
Update - Doncic is in for the Mavericks.
If Doncic is ruled out, it might be wise to bet on the Thunder in this one. Kleber sitting would mean big minutes for Christian Wood.
Donovan Mitchell (leg) - available
Kevin Love (back) - available
Update - Mitchell and Love are both in for the Cavaliers.
Mitchell is still dealing with this issue and Caris LeVert would start if the star is ruled out again. Love sitting would mean more minutes for Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen.
Jeremy Sochan (quad) - available
Keldon Johnson (illness) - available
Update - Johnson is in for the Spurs.
Update - Sochan is in but will be on a minutes limit for this game.
Update - Johnson is now questionable himself with an illness. Devin Vassell might get a big opportunity here if he’s the lone high-usage player in this rotation for San Antonio.
Sochan hasn’t made a big impact this year, but he’d absorb some rotation minutes from Keldon Johnson if he returns to the court.
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Robert Williams (knee) - OUT
Al Horford (personal) - OUT
With Williams and Horford out, Blake Griffin is likely to get the start and play big minutes on the interior. Jayson Tatum might also play at power forward more.
Norman Powell (groin) - OUT
The wing rotation is deep in LA, so Powell being out will open up more minutes for Nicolas Batum and Robert Covington.