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Jimmy Butler, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ja Morant headline NBA injury report for Tuesday, February 15

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Tuesday, February 15 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Brooklyn Nets v Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat looks on during the game against the Brooklyn Nets on February 12, 2022 at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida.
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It’s a seven-game slate in the NBA Tuesday, with TNT’s doubleheader featuring Celtics-76ers and Clippers-Suns. As the All-Star break nears, we’ll see how teams manage their players dealing with day-to-day issues for this week. Here’s Tuesday’s injury report in the association.

NBA Injury Report: February 15

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks

Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) available
John Collins (foot) OUT

Update - Danilo Gallinari is starting in place of Collins, while Bogdanovic is likely to suit up per Hawks head coach Nate McMillan. It looks like Atlanta will go small at times, so Gallinari and Hunter are nice fantasy/DFS adds with this lineup configuration.

Bogdanovic’s availability will impact De’Andre Hunter and Kevin Huerter in terms of ceiling. Collins is out, so Clint Capela and Onyeka Okungwu will be the primary big men for the Hawks.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat

Reggie Bullock (hip) OUT
Trey Burke (shoulder) OUT

Update - Both Burke and Bullock have been ruled out, which means some heavy lifting is likely from Finney-Smith and Brunson. Both players saw their values shoot up in fantasy/DFS lineups Tuesday. Dinwiddie will be available for Dallas and is likely to get decent minutes as well.

Bullock is doubtful, while Burke is questionable. We’ll see if Spencer Dinwiddie is available, but Dorian Finney-Smith and Jalen Brunson look like strong fantasy/DFS plays Tuesday.

Jimmy Butler (shoulder) available
Tyler Herro (knee) OUT

Butler is questionable, while Herro has been ruled out. Duncan Robinson and Max Strus are likely to see elevated projections in fantasy/DFS lineups, especially if Butler also gets ruled out.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Marcus Smart (illness) available
Robert Williams (calf) OUT

Update - Smart is in, while Williams is out. This opens the door for Williams and Theis, with the latter being on a minutes restriction Tuesday.

Smart and Williams have been listed as questionable. If both are out, look for Derrick White, Grant Williams and Daniel Theis to be the primary players to take on those minutes. Payton Pritchard could also represent a value play in fantasy/DFS contests if Smart sits.

James Harden (hamstring) out through All-Star break

Harden could’ve made his 76ers debut Tuesday but he’s out through the All-Star break to rehab his hamstring injury.

Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) OUT
Chris Duarte (toe) OUT
Isaiah Jackson (ankle) OUT

Update - Brogdon has been officially ruled out, which opens the door for Haliburton and Hield to be the lead guards for Indiana.

Brogdon continues to rehab his Achilles injury and is officially questionable, while Duarte and Jackson are out. Look for Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield to continue producing great numbers with their new team. Those two are good fantasy/DFS targets Tuesday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) available

Update - After missing Monday’s game, Antetokounmpo will play Tuesday against the Pacers.

Update - Antetokounmpo is officially listed as probable, but we know how that turned out Monday. A better indication of his status will come closer to game time.

The Bucks haven’t submitted a formal report, but The Greek Freak did miss Monday’s game after initially being listed as probable. If he misses this contest as well, look for Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton to be big factors for the Bucks.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

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

Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Ja Morant (ankle) OUT

Update - Morant has been ruled out with his ankle injury, so look for Jones and Melton to get the point guard minutes for Memphis.

With Morant potentially out, Desmond Bane and De’Anthony Melton would see additional opportunities in the backcourt. Tyus Jones would likely get the start at point guard, so he’d be a nice pickup in fantasy/DFS contests Tuesday if Morant sits.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns

Luke Kennard (ankle) available

Update - Kennard is good to go in this contest, and becomes a value play with his shooting ability.

Kennard was a late add to the injury report with an ankle issue. If he can’t go, look for the Clippers to use Reggie Jackson and Amir Coffey on the perimeter more.