There are seven games on the NBA schedule Friday ahead of Super Bowl weekend, which is somewhat light in comparison to other Friday slates during the season. There will only be one nationally televised game with Nuggets-Celtics taking place on NBA TV. The trade deadline has now passed, so these rosters are largely set outside of buyout candidates. Here’s a look at Friday’s injury report in the association.
NBA Injury Report: February 11
Cade Cunningham (hip) available
Marvin Bagley (trade) OUT
Update - Huge news for the Pistons regarding Cunningham. The No. 1 overall pick will suit up after missing some games with the hip injury. He immediately becomes the top option in the backcourt ahead of Hayes and Joseph.
Update - Bagley was added at the deadline, but he will not suit up for Detroit Friday.
Cunningham missed Thursday’s game and seems like he won’t play Friday either. Cory Joseph and Killian Hayes continue to be the guard options for Detroit with Cunningham out.
James Bouknight (wrist) available
Update - Bouknight is available, but fantasy/DFS players can comfortably roll with Ball, Rozier and Bridges in lineups without fear of the rookie taking major minutes away from the trio.
Bouknight is likely to play, but won’t make much of a dent in the Charlotte guard rotation with LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier and Miles Bridges locked into their spots.
Darius Garland (back) OUT
Update - Garland has not progressed as expected and is out for this contest against the Pacers. Rajon Rondo, Brandon Goodwin and Cedi Osman become guard options for the Cavaliers with Garland sidelined.
Garland played in Cleveland’s last game and he’s had some time off as well, so it looks like he should be good for this contest.
Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) OUT
Isaiah Jackson (knee) available
Tyrese Haliburton (trade) starting
Buddy Hield (trade) starting
Update - Brogdon has been ruled out, which will further elevate Haliburton’s stock in fantasy/DFS contests Friday. Jackson is available and should be Indiana’s primary big man with Domantas Sabonis gone and Myles Turner out through the All-Star break.
Haliburton and Hield should play, while Brogdon makes a potential return after rehabbing his Achilles. Jackson will be in line for a start if he suits up. There’s a lot of value here depending on how this injury report shakes out.
Tyrese Maxey (hamstring) available
Shake Milton (back) available
James Harden (trade) Out at least two more games
Update - Both Maxey and Milton are good to go Friday. This is big news for the 76ers, who will look to have their full team healthy once Harden and Paul Millsap are ready to enter the rotation. This drops Korkmaz a bit in fantasy/DFS contests.
Update - Harden has been ruled out with his hamstring injury for at least two more games, meaning the Sixers will lean on guys like Matisse Thybulle, Korkmaz and Niang.
If Harden plays, it’ll likely cap Maxey’s production. Milton hasn’t really done much in this rotation and continues to be banged up, so his final designation won’t really impact the likes of Furkan Korkmaz and Georges Niang.
Tre Jones (illness) available
Goran Dragic (trade) OUT, buyout expected
Tomas Satoransky (trade) OUT, buyout expected
Update - Jones is good to go Friday and could see an expanded role with Derrick White gone. He’s a value option in fantasy/DFS lineups.
Dragic and Satoranksy won’t play as they’ll eventually be buyout players. Jones is questionable after his dental procedure. With Derrick White gone, Dejounte Murray is in line for a ton of work Friday.
Lou Williams (hamstring) available
Update - Williams is available and could be a value play as he’ll get more minutes if this game turns into a blowout. That’s a strong possibility with the Hawks favored by almost double-digit points.
Williams doesn’t get much run but is a decent backup for Trae Young if he plays. The veteran could heat up off the bench for Atlanta and has some value in fantasy/DFS lineups.
Austin Rivers (hip) available
Monte Morris (concussion) OUT
Update - Rivers is in and should be a decent value play Friday against the Celtics. Hyland is getting the nod over Morris in the starting lineup, so he’s another value option in fantasy/DFS lineups.
Rivers might play, while Morris is in concussion protocol. Bones Hyland carries a ton of upside here, especially if Rivers sits out Friday.
Derrick White (trade) TBD
We’ll see if White is able to suit up for the Celtics. Boston acquired the guard at the trade deadline but did give up a lightly protected first-round pick to do so.
Patrick Beverley (ankle) available
D’Angelo Russell (shin) available
Anthony Edwards (knee) available
Josh Okogie (quad) available
Taurean Prince (ankle) available
Update - The entire contingent of questionable players is ready to go Friday, which means the line could swing a bit in Minnesota’s favor. This could also change the calculus for bettors when it comes to the total, although the under might still be the better play. Edwards and Russell remain good fantasy/DFS options, while Nowall falls out of favor as a potential value add.
The Timberwolves have a huge chunk of their rotation listed as questionable. Edwards and Russell are likely to play after taking part in the team’s last game. Jaylen Nowall becomes a nice fantasy/DFS add if Beverley cannot play.
Nikola Vucevic (hip) available
Ayo Dosunmu (concussion) available
Update - Both Vucevic and Dosunmu will be playing Friday, which is great news for Bulls fans. White will drop a bit with Dosunmu back, while Vucevic continues to be a high-volume option in fantasy/DFS lineups.
Vucevic should be fine, but look out for Tony Bradley Jr. to get some run at center if the hip bothers the starter. Dosunmu is questionable, which will impact Coby White’s final value.
Jalen Suggs (Achilles) available, starting
Update - Suggs is officially good to go and will start for Orlando Friday.
Update - Suggs says he’s play Friday, which is great news for the Magic. We’ll see if his minutes are capped in some way, but he’ll be a factor in this rotation as Orlando hopes to get more evaluation time for him.
Suggs is nearing a return from his Achilles injury, which is great news for the Magic. We’ll see if he can take some minutes away from Cole Anthony if he’s ready to go.
Rudy Gobert (calf) OUT
Update - Gobert has been ruled out, but this was progress for the Jazz big man. He’ll look to get back to the court Monday against the Rockets.
After being listed out for a long time, Gobert is finally questionable to play. If he still can’t power through the calf issue, Udoka Azubuike and Hassan Whiteside are Utah’s top options in the paint.