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LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, DeMar DeRozan headline NBA injury report for Sunday, January 15

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

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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a foul call during the second half of the game against Dallas Mavericks at Arena on January 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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We’ve got eight games on Sunday’s NBA slate, with one national TV game on NBA TV to cap off the weekend. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: January 15

New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons

Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) - available
Bojan Bogdanovic (illness) - OUT

Update - Stewart is in and will start. Bey will take on bigger role with Bogdanovic ruled out.

Stewart was originally taken off the report but got added again. He should suit up for Detroit and will likely get the start. Bogdanovic is questionable and if he doesn’t suit up, Saddiq Bey gains some value in DFS lineups.

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) - OUT
Jalen Green (suspension) - OUT
Jae’Sean Tate (suspension) - OUT

Update - So much for Green being a DFS add. The guard has been suspended, along with Tate, for their role in an altercation with the Kings. Both players left their bench and even though they may not have directly escalated the situation, they put themselves in a position to potentially do so. The NBA does not give much leeway to players who leave the bench, and both guys will sit Sunday’s game.

Porter Jr. remains out, so Jalen Green is the natural add to DFS lineups in his place.

Paul George (hamstring) - OUT
Luke Kennard (calf) - OUT
Marcus Morris (knee) - OUT
John Wall (abdominal) - OUT

Update - As expected, both Wall and Morris are out for LA.

Reggie Jackson and Norman Powell are solid plays with Morris and Wall likely out. Kawhi Leonard remains the focal point of this team with Paul George sitting. Terance Mann will keep getting run with Kennard out.

Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls

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

Update - DeRozan has been ruled out, which means he’ll miss his third game in a row with this quad injury. LaVine is in.

If DeRozan misses another game, Coby White will benefit and becomes a good filler play.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets

Ben Simmons (back) - OUT

Simmons being ruled out late is definitely suspect, but the Nets are being cautious with their guard.

Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs

Kevin Huerter (conditioning) - available

If Huerter remains out, Malik Monk and Harrison Barnes benefit as key cogs in Sacramento’s high-powered offense.

Orlando Magic vs. Denver Nuggets

Gary Harris (hand) - available

Update - Harris is in for Orlando.

This could be a revenge game for Harris if he suits up. If he doesn’t, that means more minutes for Franz Wagner.

Jamal Murray (ankle) - available
Nikola Jokic (injury management) - available

Update - Both stars are in for the Nuggets.

Murray should be in, and will take on a bigger role offensively if Jokic is out.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Luka Doncic (injury management) - OUT
Christian Wood (ankle) - available

Update - Doncic is out, but Wood is back in for the Mavericks.

We’ll see how the Mavs handle their star guard on the second night of a back-to-back. Wood didn’t play Saturday so his status is worth checking too.

Damian Lillard (ankle) - available

Update - Lillard is not on the injury report, so he’s good to go for the second game of this back-to-back set.

Lillard has played through this injury but the back-to-back set might force the Blazers to make a different decision. If he sits, Anfernee Simons and Shaedon Sharpe would be elevated in DFS contests.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Tobias Harris (knee) - available
Joel Embiid (injury management) - available
James Harden (injury management) - available
Tyrese Maxey (injury management) - available

Update - Harris and Harden are both in and starting.

Update - It looks like everyone is going to be in for Philly outside of Harris, who remains questionable. Harden is closer to probable according to Doc Rivers, so the 76ers are going to go with their main guys on the second night of the back-to-back set.

We’ll how the Sixers handle their key players on the second night of a back-to-back.

LeBron James (ankle) - available

Update - As expected, James is in for LA.

James should be in for the Lakers.