The third group stage games of the NBA In-Season Tournament for most teams will take place Tuesday, with 10 contests on tap anchored by TNT’s doubleheader. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: November 14
Hawks vs. Pistons
Trae Young (personal) - OUT
Update: Young has been ruled out, which means Murray and Bogdanovic are likely to start in the backcourt. Both are good options to fire up for DFS lineups, especially with the matchup. Hunter is also set to see some additional usage.
If Young ends up sitting this one out, Dejounte Murray will be the lead guard. De’Andre Hunter and Bogdan Bogdanovic would be solid value options for DFS lineups.
Jalen Duren (ankle) - OUT
Duren is out again, which means Marvin Bagley should be the starting center for Detroit.
Heat vs. Hornets
Josh Richardson (back) - probable
Richardson should be in for the Heat.
Brandon Miller (ankle) - questionable
Gordon Hayward (hamstring) - questionable
Update: Both Hornets wings have been downgraded to questionable. That’s an issue for Miller in particular, since his ankle injury is recent. We’ll see if both guys end up playing.
Miller’s ankle injury isn’t serious, which is great news for Charlotte. Both he and Hayward should be in Tuesday.
Pacers vs. 76ers
Nicolas Batum (personal) - OUT
Joel Embiid (hip) - questionable
Paul Reed and Mo Bamba would be the primary centers if Embiid sits out on the first night of a back-to-back set for the Sixers. It might be smart to back the Pacers if the reigning MVP does take the night off, although Tyrese Maxey’s current form might give bettors some pause.
Magic vs. Nets
Gary Harris (groin) - questionable
If Harris doesn’t play, the Magic will likely throw Anthony Black and Cole Anthony into the guard rotation and give them more minutes.
Ben Simmons (hip) - OUT
Simmons is once again out, and this is starting to become a bit of a joke for the Nets. Spencer Dinwiddie and Dennis Smith Jr. look to be the primary ball-handlers for Brooklyn.
Spurs vs. Thunder
Jeremy Sochan (groin) - questionable
Keldon Johnson (knee) - OUT
Tre Jones (hamstring) - OUT
Update: Johnson and Jones are out, which means Branham is likely to get the start for San Antonio.
Devin Vassell is going to have a big role regardless of what happens with these players. Malaki Branham likely is the biggest beneficiary if Jones and Johnson sit.
Mavericks vs. Pelicans
Herbert Jones (knee) - questionable
If Jones doesn’t play, you can probably back Dallas’ wing players like Grant Williams and Tim Hardaway Jr. to get better looks. For New Orleans, Jordan Hawkins and Naji Marshall likely absorb those minutes.
Trail Blazers vs. Jazz
Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) - OUT
With Brogdon out and Scoot Henderson expected to miss a few weeks, Shaedon Sharpe continues to be a high-usage fantasy/DFS option.
John Collins (ankle) - probable
The combo big man should be in for Utah.
Clippers vs. Nuggets
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Timberwolves vs. Warriors
Stephen Curry (knee) - OUT
Update: Curry has been ruled out for tonight’s game, opening the door for CP3 and Podziemski to be the primary point guards for Golden State.
Chris Paul and Brandin Podziemski would be Golden State’s point guard options if Curry cannot go on the first night of a back-to-back set for the Warriors.
Grizzlies vs. Lakers
Xavier Tillman (knee) - questionable
Tillman is progressing towards a return, and would be a decent value add in DFS lineups due to Memphis’ lack of big men. Bismack Biyombo probably still gets the start but Tillman would have upside as the backup.
Anthony Davis (hip/groin) - probable
LeBron James (calf) - questionable
The Lakers are on the first night of a back-to-back set, and Wednesday’s game is a nationally televised contest so they theoretically cannot rest both Davis and James then. This could be a situation where one plays Tuesday and the other plays Wednesday. If James sits, Rui Hachimura looks to be in line to get the start like he did Sunday.