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Khris Middleton, Jamal Murray, Devin Booker headline NBA injury report for Christmas Day

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Sunday, December 25 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

New Orleans Pelicans v Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns reacts after scoring against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half of the NBA game at Footprint Center on December 17, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Pelicans 118-114.
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The NBA has five games on the docket for Christmas Day 2022, with every game being televised on ABC and ESPN. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: December 25

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks

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

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks

LeBron James (ankle) - available
Thomas Bryant (shoulder) - available

Update - James is officially in for LA.

Bryant is in after having a scare Friday. James should be in as well.

Kemba Walker (injury recovery) - OUT
Dorian Finney-Smith (groin) - OUT

With Walker and Finney-Smith out, Spencer Dinwiddie and Reggie Bullock should see more minutes in this game.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics

Khris Middleton (knee) - OUT

Update - Middleton has been ruled out.

Middleton is likely out, so Grayson Allen and Jrue Holiday are elevated in fantasy/DFS formats.

Robert Williams (illness) - available
Marcus Smart (hip) - available

Update - Smart is in for Boston.

Williams will be in, which might limit Al Horford’s upside. Smart should be in and will likely start, which pushes Payton Pritchard out of the rotation and might hamper Derrick White’s value.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors

Andrew Wiggins (groin) - OUT
Donte DiVincenzo (illness) - available
Draymond Green (foot) - available

Update - DiVincenzo and Green are both starting for the Warriors Sunday.

DiVincenzo should be in, while Wiggins is out. If Green sits, Jonathan Kuminga and Anthony Lamb will both have bigger roles. Moses Moody should be in the rotation with Wiggins out.

Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets

Devin Booker (groin) - available
Cam Payne (foot) - OUT

Update - Booker is in for Phoenix.

Booker is expected to play. Chris Paul will play heavy minutes with Payne out.

Jamal Murray (foot) - available

Update - Murray is in for the Nuggets.

If Murray were to sit, Bruce Brown and Bones Hyland get elevated in DFS formats.