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LeBron James, Marcus Smart, Ja Morant headline NBA injury report for Monday, January 9

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Monday, January 9 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball during the game against the Sacramento Kings on January 7, 2023 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
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We’ve got six games Monday in the NBA, with one nationally televised contest on NBA TV. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: January 9

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards

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

Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics

Alex Caruso (ankle) - available

Update - As expected, Caruso is in for Chicago.

Update - Caruso has been upgraded to probable and he said he plans on playing.

If Caruso sits, Pat Williams and Coby White will be in for bigger roles on the perimeter.

Marcus Smart (knee) - OUT

Update - Smart has been ruled out for Monday’s game.

With Smart set to be out, Malcolm Brogdon and Derrick White are in line for solid minutes Monday.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks

R.J. Barrett (finger) - OUT

Update - Barrett has been ruled out Monday.

Barrett is going to miss another game, so Obi Toppin and Evan Fournier are nice filler DFS plays for New York.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Keldon Johnson (hamstring) - OUT
Jakob Poeltl (Achilles) - available

Update - Poeltl is in, while Johnson is out.

If Johnson doesn’t play, Jeremy Sochan and Josh Richardson will be solid value adds in DFS lineups.

Ja Morant (thigh) - OUT
Steven Adams (illness) - available
Brandon Clarke (knee) - OUT

Update - Morant has been ruled out, which means Tyus Jones is once again in line for a start and should be a solid value add in DFS contests.

Update - Adams is in and will be a nice filler play since Clarke has been ruled out.

We’ll see how the Grizzlies handle these players, who all missed Sunday’s game.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

LeBron James (ankle) - OUT
Russell Westbrook (foot) - available
Lonnie Walker (knee) - OUT

Update - Westbrook is in, but he’s not going to get the start tonight for LA despite plenty of absences. The guard remains in his bench role, where he’s been solid this season.

Update- In a stunning turn of events, James has been ruled out for this game. The Lakers are likely going to lose some points on the spread here and will now lean on Westbrook for offense. This game could get ugly.

Update - James has been downgraded to questionable, but is still expected to suit up given the time off he’s had.

James and Westbrook should be in for LA.

Orlando Magic vs. Sacramento Kings

Malik Monk (leg) - available

Monk is not on the injury report, so he’ll be back in for the Kings and is a solid DFS value play in a favorable matchup against the Magic.