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Jaylen Brown, Donovan Mitchell, Giannis Antetokounmpo headline NBA injury report for Friday, November 17

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Friday, November 17 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

New York Knicks v Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics looks on during a game against the New York Knicks at TD Garden on November 13, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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We’ve got 11 games on Friday’s NBA slate as the In-Season Tournament continues. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: November 17

Bucks vs. Hornets

Giannis Antetokounmpo (injury management) - available

Update: Antetokounmpo is in for Milwaukee.

The Greek Freak missed the team’s last game and if he sits out again, Damian Lillard will be the focal point of the team offensively. Bobby Portis would likely get more minutes in the frontcourt, while Malik Beasley would be a strong value play in DFS lineups.

Brandon Miller (ankle) - available
Gordon Hayward (hamstring) - available

Update: Both forwards are in for Charlotte.

It seems like both guys have suffered setbacks in their recovery. P.J. Washington would be the biggest beneficiary of both players being ruled out. Terry Rozier remains sidelined as well for Charlotte with a groin injury.

Knicks vs. Wizards

RJ Barrett (migraine) - OUT
Quentin Grimes (wrist) - OUT

Update: Both Barrett and Grimes are out for New York. Hart, Quickley and Donte DiVincenzo should be good DFS plays tonight.

Josh Hart is a great DFS play if either guy is unable to suit up. Immanuel Quickley should see more usage if Grimes sits.

Celtics vs. Raptors

Jaylen Brown (illness) - available
Kristaps Porzingis (knee) - available
Al Horford (toe) - available

Update: Everyone is in for the Celtics tonight.

Update: Both Brown and Porzingis were present at shootaround, suggesting both will play in Friday’s game against the Raptors.

Both guys missed Boston’s last game. Al Horford likely gets the start if Porzingis is out, while Jrue Holiday and Jayson Tatum become the top offensive options if Brown is sidelined again.

OG Anunoby (finger) - OUT
Gary Trent Jr. (foot) - available

Trent Jr.’s return likely cuts into Gradey Dick’s minutes. Anunoby being out should result in more usage for Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam.

Pistons vs. Cavaliers

Marvin Bagley (illness) - available
Jalen Duren (ankle) - OUT

Update: Bagley is in, although there are questions about what his exact role will be after reports of him running with backups in the shootaround this morning. Still, he’s worthy of looking at as a DFS value add with Duren out.

Duren is out and Bagley is questionable, which means there’s some mystery for Detroit in the frontcourt. James Wiseman and Isaiah Stewart would theoretically be in line for more playing time but the Pistons might also opt to play more small ball.

Darius Garland (neck) - available
Donovan Mitchell (hamstring) - OUT
Isaac Okoro (knee) - OUT

Update: Mitchell has been ruled out, while Garland will play. The starting point guard is a great fantasy play, along with LeVert and Max Strus.

Caris LeVert seems primed for big minutes, especially if Garland or Mitchell is out.

76ers vs. Hawks

Joel Embiid (hip) - available
Nicolas Batum (personal) - OUT

Update: Embiid is in for the 76ers.

Embiid should be playing through this after suiting up in both games of a back-to-back set. If he doesn’t play, Paul Reed would start at center for Philadelphia.

Kings vs. Spurs

Keldon Johnson (knee) - available
Devin Vassell (groin) - OUT

Johnson gets a boost with Vassell being ruled out. Malaki Branham will also be worth looking at as a DFS value play.

Nuggets vs. Pelicans

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

Magic vs. Bulls

DeMar DeRozan (personal) - available
Alex Caruso (toe) - available

Update: Both Caruso and DeRozan are set to start for the Bulls Friday.

If DeRozan sits out, Zach LaVine will be the primary offensive initiator. Coby White would also be in the mix as a sneaky value play.

Suns vs. Jazz

Bradley Beal (back) - OUT, expected to miss 3 weeks
Devin Booker (calf) - available
Drew Eubanks (back) - available

Update: Beal is going to be re-evaluated in three weeks as he continues to battle a back injury. Booker and Eubanks are officially good to go, as expected.

The Suns still won’t get a look at their “Big 3”, since Beal is listed as doubtful. Booker and Eubanks should be in.

Lakers vs. Trail Blazers

Anthony Davis (hip/groin) - available
LeBron James (calf) - available

Update: Both Davis and James are in for the Lakers Friday.

Both guys should be in after suiting up for a back-to-back in the middle of the week.

Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) - OUT

Shaedon Sharpe maintains his value as a strong DFS play with Brogdon out.

Rockets vs. Clippers

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