We’ve got nine games Friday in the NBA, 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 30
Bradley Beal (hamstring) - OUT
Update - Beal is out, so Avdija and Kispert are great options to throw into DFS lineups as value adds.
If Beal sits, Deni Avdija and Corey Kispert will see extended minutes for Washington.
Moe Wagner (suspension) - OUT
Wendell Carter Jr. (suspension) - OUT
Mo Bamba (suspension) - OUT
The aftermath of the Magic-Pistons scuffle leads to Wagner being suspended a few games and the Magic supporting players getting one game each. Orlando is going to stagger the suspensions. Franz Wagner and Paolo Banchero will be available for this game for the Magic.
LeBron James (ankle) - available
Austin Reaves (ankle) - available
Dennis Schroder (foot) - available
Lonnie Walker (tailbone) - OUT
Update - Reaves and Schroder are in, while Walker has been ruled out.
Update - James has been listed as available, so the Lakers are going to gain some points on the ATS line. Walker is now questionable but the King is the big domino and he’s in.
James is the big domino here, and the expectation is that he plays. If he doesn’t, the Lakers will lean on Walker and Russell Westbrook offensively.
Trae Young (calf) - available
Clint Capela (calf) - OUT
De’Andre Hunter (ankle) - OUT
Update - Young is going to play for the Hawks.
Update - Hunter is out for the Hawks. Johnson and Bogdanovic should see more usage as a result.
Onyeka Okongwu remains a good value add with Capela out. If Hunter sits, Jalen Johnson and Bogdan Bogdanovic gain some value. Young should be back in for the Hawks.
Landry Shamet (Achilles) - OUT
Shamet is out, so Mikal Bridges and Damion Lee become strong filler plays in DFS formats.
Fred VanVleet (back) - OUT
Update - Once again, VanVleet won’t suit up for Toronto. Gary Trent Jr. gains some value, while Scottie Barnes is likely to be the primary creator for the Raptors.
Update - VanVleet is officially questionable for tonight’s game.
VanVleet didn’t play Thursday, but that could be precautionary if the Raptors were going to sit him for one game of this back-to-back set.
Killian Hayes (suspension) - OUT
Hamidou Diallo (suspension) - OUT
Hayes got three games, so Cory Joseph could be a good short-term filler play. Diallo will be back after serving a one-game suspension.
Alex Caruso (shoulder) - available
Patrick Williams (collarbone) - available
Coby White (knee) - available
Update - Williams, White and Caruso are in.
Update - Williams is now probable.
Caruso and Ayo Dosunmu are good DFS plays here, especially if White and Williams both get ruled out.
Kyle Anderson (back) - available
Rudy Gobert (illness) - OUT
Update - Anderson is in, but Gobert is out. Reid can be played in DFS lineups as a replacement.
Update - Gobert has been added to the report with an illness. If he sits, Naz Reid is likely to get the start. Anderson remains questionable.
Jaden McDaniels continues to be the hot player if Anderson keeps sitting out.
Jrue Holiday (illness) - OUT
Khris Middleton (knee) - OUT
Update - Holiday has been ruled out, as has George Hill. Carter is a great value add as he’s likely to get the start for Milwaukee.
Grayson Allen, Jevon Carter and Pat Connaughton are all tremendous value adds in fantasy/DFS lineups with both Holiday and Middleton unlikely to play.
Tyrese Maxey (foot) - available
Update - Maxey is in for Philly.
Maxey makes his return after missing a month, and might be on a minutes limit. He’ll take some touches away from James Harden but both remains solid lineup picks.
Brandon Ingram (toe) - OUT
Herbert Jones (conditioning) - available, but unlikely to play
Update - Jones is in for New Orleans, but he’s only going to see the floor if there are other injuries. This means Marshall is a good play in DFS lineups.
Trey Murphy is the automatic add here, while Naji Marshall could be a good play as well if Jones is ultimately ruled out.
Jimmy Butler (ankle) - available
Kyle Lowry (personal) - available
Update - Butler and Lowry are both in. Both will start for Miami tonight.
Lowry was originally not on the report last time but got ruled out late. Butler should play in this one.
Jamal Murray (injury management) - available
Aaron Gordon (shoulder) - available
Bruce Brown (ankle) - available
Update - Everyone is in for the Nuggets.
Bones Hyland, Christian Braun and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will all get a boost if Murray, Gordon and Brown are out, respectively.
Jusuf Nurkic (illness) - OUT
Update - Nurkic is out, but with an illness and not a calf injury.
Update - Nurkic has been downgraded to questionable, which is usually a bad sign for a player’s availability. If the big man sits, Jerami Grant should have more opportunities on the glass.
The big man should be in for Portland.
Draymond Green (foot) - available
Andrew Wiggins (illness) - OUT
Donte DiVincenzo (knee) - available
Update - Green and DiVincenzo are in for the Warriors.
DiVincenzo remains a great play, especially with Wiggins out. The small forward is out with an illness, so there’s a chance his groin injury is on the right track now.
Domantas Sabonis (thumb) - available
Update - Sabonis is off the official injury report, so he should be good for this game.
Sabonis says he can play through this injury and has done so once already but we’ll leave him here in case things take a negative turn throughout the day.