There are just six games on Wednesday’s NBA slate, but playoff seeding is on the line with each matchup. Here’s a look at the injury report for the day’s action, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: April 6
Maxi Kleber (ankle) OUT
Trey Burke (protocols) available
Kleber is out, which opens up minutes for Davis Bertans. Burke is back, so he’ll take some time away from the likes of Jalen Brunson and Reggie Bullock.
Cade Cunningham (hip) available
Cory Joseph (back) OUT
Marvin Bagley (hip) OUT
Cunningham is in and should get plenty of time with Killian Hayes in the backcourt since Joseph is sitting.
Seth Curry (ankle) available
Goran Dragic (protocols) OUT
James Johnson (illness) OUT
Update - Johnson has been ruled out, opening up minutes for Edwards and Blake Griffin in the frontcourt.
Update - Curry is back in for Wednesday’s game and is a solid mid-tier option in fantasy/DFS lineups. Dragic is still out due to health and safety protocols.
If Curry and Johnson sit, look for Patty Mills, Cam Thomas and Kessler Edwards to get extended run.
Miles McBride (knee) available
Quentin Grimes (knee) OUT
Mitchell Robinson (illness) OUT
Update - Robinson has been ruled out with an illness, which means Taj Gibson and Jericho Sims are in line for big minutes here.
Update - Grimes has been ruled out.
The Knicks have been eliminated and would like to play these younger guys if possible. For now, Obi Toppin and R.J. Barrett remain the top plays on New York.
Kyle Kuzma (knee) OUT
Update - Kuzma has officially been ruled out, opening up minutes for Gafford and Porzingis.
If Kuzma continues to sit out, Daniel Gafford and Kristaps Porzingis are the frontcourt players worth adding in fantasy/DFS formats. On the second night of a back-to-back, we’ll have to see if Washington adds more players to this report.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) available
Danilo Gallinari (knee) available
Update - Gallinari is in for the Hawks after missing Tuesday’s game.
Update - Bogdanovic is in as the Hawks battle for play-in positioning. Gallinari is still questionable but it looks like De’Andre Hunter and Kevin Huerter should still factor in the rotation even if he does play.
The Hawks are on the second night of a back-to-back as well, so Bogdanovic might sit this one out. Gallinari missed Tuesday’s game, so he has a better chance of playing Wednesday.
Jayson Tatum (knee) available
Jaylen Brown (knee) available
Al Horford (back) available
Update - All three Celtics players are in for this pivotal contest against the Bulls regarding seeding. Boston is still in contention for the top seed in the East.
All three Celtics should be ready to suit up here and all three are strong plays against a Bulls team coming off a tough loss Tuesday against the Bucks.
Zach LaVine (knee) available
Alex Caruso (back) OUT
Update - LaVine is in after missing Tuesday’s game, but Caruso will sit.
Update - Caruso has been added to the report and is unlikely to play, so Coby White is in line to potentially start. LaVine is officially listed as probable, but we’ll see how the knee ultimately feels closer to game time.
LaVine’s knee went south quickly Tuesday and while he’s expected to play Wednesday, we’ll list him as questionable even if the Bulls take him off the injury report.
Tre Mann (hamstring) OUT
The Thunder are in full tank mode now and continue to sit Mann, not that he should be considered the difference between winning and losing. Vit Krejci and Theo Maledon are nice value plays as they’ll be getting heavy minutes for the final games of the year.
Donovan Mitchell (rest) OUT
Mike Conley (load management) OUT
Royce O’Neale (thumb) OUT
Update - O’Neale has been ruled out.
Update - So much for O’Neale being a value add. The small forward is doubtful with a thumb injury. Bojan Bogdanovic is in line for a big outing here against the Thunder.
With both Conley and Mitchell out, Jordan Clarkson and Royce O’Neale are tremendous value plays in fantasy/DFS formats.
Devin Booker (back) OUT
Chris Paul (load management) OUT
Jae Crowder (ankle) OUT
Deandre Ayton (ankle) OUT
The Suns have decided to rest their key guys on the second night of a back-to-back. Cameron Payne, Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson should be in line for big minutes in this one.
Norman Powell (foot) available
Luke Kennard (hamstring) OUT
Update - Kennard has been ruled out, which opens up more opportunities for Terance Mann, Reggie Jackson and Nicolas Batum.
Update - Powelll is officially available and will come off the bench for the Clippers. The Suns are resting the top guys tonight, so look for Powell to face some easier matchups as he returns to action for LA.
Update - In a classic case of gamesmanship, Powell is now planning to play Wednesday after initially being listed as doubtful. He’ll likely be on a minutes limit, but it’s a nice matchup against Phoenix’s backup players.
The Clippers aren’t going to get Powell back for this game, but they’ll likely have him for the play-in tournament. That’s a nice boost for LA, which got Paul George back at the right time as well.