The trade deadline is in the books and the NBA is back in action Friday with 11 games on the schedule, 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: February 10
Keldon Johnson (ankle) - OUT
Tre Jones (foot) - OUT
Jeremy Sochan (back) - OUT
Update - Everyone has been ruled out for the Spurs. Branham is a good play with Jones out, while Doug McDermott should get more shots with Johnson and Sochan out. The Spurs are in the tank zone and we’re going to see a lot more of this as the season winds down.
Johnson should be, as he hasn’t a missed a game yet with this injury. Sochan has been upgraded to questionable and could take away from Johnson’s opportunities if he plays. If Jones is in, that would take away from Malaki Branham’s minutes.
James Wiseman (trade) - OUT
Update - Wiseman will not make his debut for the Pistons tonight, which means Jalen Duren is set to get solid minutes behind Isaiah Stewart.
The Pistons plan on starting Wiseman to evaluate him, so he should get big minutes in Detroit once he’s available.
Devin Booker (injury management) - not on injury report
Booker didn’t play Thursday, so it seems likely he’ll suit up Friday. He’d take away minutes from Damion Lee if he does play.
Josh Hart (trade) - OUT
We’ll see if Hart suits up for New York after being dealt from Portland.
Joel Embiid (foot) - will play
Embiid is once again on the injury report and once again, this is a throwaway designation. He’ll be in for the Sixers.
Jayson Tatum (illness) - will play
Jaylen Brown (face fracture) - OUT, likely out through All-Star break
Al Horford (ankle) - OUT
Robert Williams (ankle) - will play
The big men should be in for Boston, while Tatum is questionable. If he doesn’t play, Malcolm Brogdon and Derrick White will have bigger roles for the Celtics.
Russell Westbrook (trade) - Unlikely to play
Jordan Clarkson (illness) - OUT
Update - Clarkson is a late add to the injury report with an illness and these tend to go south for players. If Clarkson is unable to play, that means more minutes for Collin Sexton in Utah’s backcourt.
We’ll see if Westbrook makes his debut for the Jazz or if he remains sidelined as the sides try to agree upon the next course of events.
OG Anunoby (wrist) - OUT
Anunoby remains out for the Raptors. That means more opportunities for Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam.
Victor Oladipo (ankle) - OUT
Gabe Vincent (ankle) - available
Vincent is probable and should start with Kyle Lowry still out. Oladipo remains out, opening up more minutes for Max Strus.
Rudy Gobert (groin) - available
Mike Conley (trade) - available
Kyle Anderson (back) - available
Update - Conley is available to play against his long-time former team after being traded from the Jazz to the Timberwolves.
Gobert should be in, while Anderson and Conley are more up in the air. There are minutes to be had with D’Angelo Russell gone and if Conley doesn’t pick them up, Jaylen Nowall or Jordan McLaughlin could be good value plays.
Luke Kennard (trade) - doubtful
We’ll see if Kennard plays Friday. If he does, Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks will lose some minutes.
Darius Garland (thumb) - available
Donovan Mitchell (groin) - available
Both guards are in for Cleveland after missing the last game.
Josh Richardson (trade) - OUT
Update - Richardson won’t make his Pelicans debut Friday.
We’ll see if Richardson suits up for New Orleans.
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Luka Doncic (heel) - OUT
Update - Doncic has been formally ruled out.
Update - Doncic has felt some pain in his heel during a workout and is now unlikely to play tonight against the Kings, per the guard’s comments to reporters. It’s a tough break for the Mavericks, but they’re going to be cautious with their superstar and franchise player ahead of the All-Star break.
Update - Doncic is expected to make his return from a heel injury tonight against the Kings. He’s going to play with Kyrie Irving for the first time, and it’ll be interesting to see how the two guards mesh on the court as they attempt to make a deep playoff run.
Doncic could return for the Mavericks, and he’d pair with Kyrie Irving for the first time if he does suit up. We’ll see how that partnership works out.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) - will play
Jae Crowder (trade) - TBD
Khris Middleton (knee) - OUT
Update - Middleton is listed as out for tonight on the second night of a back-to-back. The Bucks have been capping his minutes anyway, so Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughton will continue to see big minutes here.
Update - Antetokounmpo is probable, so he’s going to play on both sides of the back-to-back set for Milwaukee.
We’ll see how the Bucks handle Antetokounmpo on the second night of a back-to-back set with his knee issue. Crowder might be available after getting traded and he’d take away some of Pat Connaughton’s wing minutes.
Mason Plumlee (trade) - doubtful
Bones Hyland (trade) - doubtful
Eric Gordon (trade) - doubtful
Kawhi Leonard (injury management) - OUT
Update - Leonard has been ruled out due to injury management, so Paul George will be the focal point for the Clippers in this contest. This is an interesting decision by the Clippers, since the team doesn’t have a back-to-back set here and the All-Star break is approaching. It appears Leonard is still feeling the effects of the ACL tear and subsequent lingering soreness in his knee.
The Clippers made some changes on the periphery, and we’ll see if those players take the floor Friday night.