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Devin Booker, Domantas Sabonis, LeBron James headline NBA injury report for Tuesday, December 27

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Tuesday, December 27 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets
Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns dribbles the ball during the game against the Denver Nuggets on December 25, 2022 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.
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We’ve got a rare loaded Tuesday slate in the NBA with 10 games on tap, with one national game 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 27

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic

LeBron James (ankle) - available
Dennis Schroder (ankle) - available

Update - James and Schroder are both in.

Both guys should be in for LA.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards

Deni Avdija (back) - available

Update - Avdija is in for Washington.

If Avdija doesn’t play, Will Barton and Corey Kispert should see more minutes along the perimeter for Washington.

Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics

Eric Gordon (injury management) - OUT

Gordon typically doesn’t play back-to-backs due to injury management, so he’s out tonight. Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. remain the best DFS targets on Houston.

Robert Williams (illness) - available

Update - Williams is in for Boston.

It usually goes south for players who get added to the report with an illness and questionable tag. If Williams doesn’t suit up, Al Horford and Blake Griffin will dominate the frontcourt rotation for Boston.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers

Clint Capela (calf) - OUT
De’Andre Hunter (ankle) - OUT

Update - Hunter has been ruled out, opening up minutes for Bogdanovic and Johnson.

With Capela out, John Collins and Onyeka Okongwu will be solid value plays. If Hunter sits, Bogdan Bogdanovic will gain some value and Jalen Johnson should see more minutes in Atlanta’s rotation.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors

Kawhi Leonard (injury management) - TBD
John Wall (injury management) - OUT

Update - Wall is out, so Reggie Jackson is good DFS option in this game even with the Clippers on the second night of a back-to-back set.

Leonard didn’t play Tuesday, so there’s a good chance he suits up Wednesday against his former team.

Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Devin Booker (groin) - OUT
Landry Shamet (Achilles) - OUT
Cam Payne (foot) - OUT

Losing Booker is bad, but also losing Shamet only adds to the pain. Damion Lee and Mikal Bridges are the big fantasy plays with these two wings out.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Keldon Johnson (back) - will start
Doug McDermott (knee) - OUT

The Spurs played Monday, so there’s a chance they rest some guys on the second night of a back-to-back set.

New York Knicks vs. Dallas Mavericks

Jalen Brunson (hip) - OUT

Update — Brunson has been ruled out vs. the Mavs. So Quickley, Grimes and Miles McBride could see increased minutes. really all the Knicks’ starters are good DFS options since Thibs is just going to play them 40+ minutes.

Update — Brunson is being called a game-time decision now. It’s going to go up to tip-off potentially, making it a tough spot for DFS. You’ll need ot be ready to pivot onto or off of Brunson depending on how the news goes.

If Brunson can’t suit up for this game, Immanuel Quickley will likely be the primary point guard with Quentin Grimes taking on a secondary playmaking role.

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

Update - Walker has been upgraded to probable, so he’s likely to play tonight.

Tim Hardaway Jr. and Reggie Bullock remain strong plays with Finney-Smith out. If Walker doesn’t play, Spencer Dinwiddie gains more value in DFS formats.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors

LaMelo Ball (shoulder) - probable

Ball should be in but if he’s not, Terry Rozier will take on a bigger role in the offense.

Andrew Wiggins (groin) - OUT
Draymond Green (foot) - probable

Wiggins remains out, so Jonathan Kuminga and Donte DiVincenzo retain their recent roles. Green should be in but if he gets downgraded, look for Anthony Lamb to get more minutes.

Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (wrist) - probable
Aaron Gordon (shoulder) - questionable

Update - Usually, a late add and questionable designation means Gordon eventually won’t play. We’ll see what happens, but look for Michael Porter Jr. and Christian Braun to get more minutes if Gordon sits.

If KCP gets downgraded and doesn’t play, Bones Hyland and Bruce Brown gain some value as DFS plays.

Domantas Sabonis (thumb) - OUT

Update - Sabonis has been ruled out vs. the Nuggets tonight.

Update - Sabonis didn’t go through shootaround and Len was seen working with the starter, so it seems like the Kings might be without their star big man tonight.

Sabonis will try to play through the pain of a fractured thumb but if he sits, Richaun Holmes is likely to get the start for Sacramento. Alex Len is also in the mix for a starting spot if Sabonis doesn’t play.