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Nikola Jokic, DeMar DeRozan, Paul George headline NBA injury report for Friday, January 13

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Friday, January 13 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets brings the ball down the court against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter at Ball Arena on January 11, 2023 in Denver, Colorado.
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There are nine games on Friday’s NBA slate, anchored by a doubleheader on ESPN. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: January 13

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons

Herbert Jones (back) - OUT

Update - Jones is out for New Orleans.

If Jones doesn’t play, Trey Murphy and Naji Marshall are set to get big minutes against Detroit.

Jalen Duren (ankle) - OUT
Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) - OUT

Update - Stewart is out, meaning Noel will get the start.

If Stewart is in, he’ll be the main center, If not, Nerlens Noel is a fine DFS value play here.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers

Trae Young (illness) - available

Young is in for the Hawks. Clint Capela remains sidelined, so Onyeka Okongwu is a good DFS value add.

Tyrese Haliburton (elbow, knee) - OUT, expected to miss at least 2 weeks
Myles Turner (back) - OUT

Update - Turner is out for Indiana.

Bennedict Mathurin should get big minutes with Haliburton out. If Turner sits, Jalen Smith and Isaiah Jackson are in line for a lot of playing time.

New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards

Bradley Beal (hamstring) - OUT
Kristaps Porzingis (ribs) - available
Daniel Gafford (ankle) - available
Monte Morris (hamstring) - OUT

Update - Porzingis and Gafford are both in and will start for Washington. Morris is out.

Beal is cleared to return to basketball activities but remains out. If Porzingis and Gafford are both out, Rui Hachimura is a solid value add. Kyle Kuzma has the biggest boost offensively if Beal and Porzingis are both out.

Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs

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

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Chicago Bulls

DeMar DeRozan (quad) - OUT
Zach LaVine (hand) - available

Update - DeRozan is out, but LaVine is in as expected.

With DeRozan likely out, Coby White likely gets more playing time. Alex Caruso got the start the last time DeRozan sat. LaVine should be in, and becomes Chicago’s top offensive option here.

Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Chris Paul (hip) - OUT
Landry Shamet (hip) - OUT
Deandre Ayton (ankle) - available

Update - Ayton makes his return to the lineup for Phoenix.

Mikal Bridges remains a strong fantasy asset with Paul and Shamet out. If Ayton sits, it looks like Jock Landale is the preferred center in Phoenix.

Anthony Edwards (hip) - available
Kyle Anderson (illness) - available

Update - Both Edwards and Anderson are in for Minnesota.

Jaden McDaniels looks like a great DFS add with both Edwards and Anderson questionable. Edwards left the last game with hip soreness before returning, so this seems like it is going to be a lingering thing.

Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz

Jalen Suggs (ankle) - available

Update - Suggs is in for Orlando.

The Magic hope to have Suggs back in a full capacity. If he doesn’t play, Markelle Fultz and Cole Anthony seem to be the main backcourt options for Orlando.

Collin Sexton (hamstring) - expected to play
Mike Conley (rest) - OUT

Update - Sexton is going to have a minutes limit. Conley has been ruled out for rest purposes.

Sexton is expected to be back after missing five games. This has been a lingering injury for the guard but if he plays with no issues, he’ll take some minutes and shots away from Jordan Clarkson.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Nikola Jokic (injury management) - OUT
Jamal Murray (ankle) - available
Bruce Brown (calf) - available

Update - Murray and Brown are in for the Nuggets, as expected.

Update - Jokic is out Friday.

Update - According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Jokic is unlikely to suit up for Friday’s contest.

Jokic is the big domino here, as Murray and Brown are both expected to be in. If the big man doesn’t play, the Nuggets could use a smaller lineup with Aaron Gordon at the five.

Paul George (hamstring) - OUT
Luke Kennard (calf) - OUT

Kawhi Leonard is the main offensive option with George out. Kennard sitting means Terance Mann gains some value as a rotation player.

Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings

Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) - OUT

With Porter Jr. out, Jalen Green becomes a viable filler play in DFS formats.

Kevin Huerter (illness) - OUT

Update - Huerter is out for Sacramento.

Malik Monk and Harrison Barnes would be the biggest beneficiaries of Huerter sitting.