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Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard, Zion Williamson headline NBA injury report for Monday, December 26

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Monday, December 26 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat prepares to shoot a free throw against the Indiana Pacers on December 23, 2022 at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida.
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We’ve got seven games on Monday’s NBA slate, 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 26

Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Joe Harris (knee) - OUT
Seth Curry (illness) - OUT

Update - Curry has quickly been ruled out. This further elevates O’Neale in the wing rotation, and also benefits Cam Thomas.

Update - Curry is now questionable to play with an illness.

With Harris out, Seth Curry and Royce O’Neale will be elevated in DFS formats.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Detroit Pistons

Kawhi Leonard (injury management) - OUT
John Wall (ankle) - available

Update - After being downgraded earlier for no real reason, Wall is in for LA.

Update - Wall has been downgraded to questionable

Wall is back in, which means Reggie Jackson will lose out on some minutes. Paul George will be the focal point of LA’s offense with Leonard out, with Nicolas Batum and Norman Powell getting additional minutes as well.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Miami Heat

Kyle Anderson (illness) - OUT

Update - Anderson is out for the Timberwolves not because of a back injury, but because of an illness. McDaniels and Anthony Edwards headline the perimeter rotation for the Timberwolves.

If Anderson sits out, Jaden McDaniels will maintain his strong workload in this rotation.

Jimmy Butler (ankle) - OUT
Bam Adebayo (illness) - OUT

Update - Butler has been ruled out for this game.

Update - Adebayo was already dealing with a shoulder injury but he’s now been ruled out due to an illness.

If both players are ruled out, the Timberwolves will likely be betting favorites in this one. Tyler Herro would be elevated as Miami’s top scoring option if Butler is ruled out.

Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls

Eric Gordon (thumb) - available

Update - Gordon is in for Houston.

Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. will see even more work if Gordon is ruled out.

Alex Caruso (concussion, shoulder) - OUT

With Caruso out, Coby White and Patrick Williams will see more minutes for the Bulls.

Indiana Pacers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson (conditioning) - OUT
Brandon Ingram (toe) - OUT
Herbert Jones (protocols) - OUT
Trey Murphy (illness) - OUT

Update - Both Williamson and Murphy have been ruled out.

Update - Williamson has cleared protocols but is now listed as doubtful due to conditioning. Jones has been put in protocols and is out.

Williamson is back in, while Ingram’s absence will mean more playing time for Trey Murphy and Naji Marshall.

Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs

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

Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Jusuf Nurkic (calf) - available
Josh Hart (ankle) - available

Update - Both Hart and Nurkic are in.

Both guys should be in for Portland.