We’ve got five games on the NBA slate Tuesday, 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: February 14
Jonathan Isaac (injury management) - OUT
Cole Anthony (wrist) - questionable
Anthony is questionable, while Isaac is out. If Anthony plays, that’ll take away from minutes from Markelle Fultz. Isaac being out means more run for Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner, even on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Gary Trent Jr. (calf) - OUT
Update - Trent Jr. is out for Tuesday’s contest.
OG Anunoby is still sidelined so if Trent Jr. sits out, that’ll open up more minutes for Scottie Barnes on the wing while also likely promoting Malachi Flynn into the starting lineup.
Jayson Tatum (illness) - OUT, will miss 2 games
Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) - available
Robert Williams (ankle) - available
Grant Williams (elbow) - available
Al Horford (injury management) - OUT
Update - Williams is in, but Horford is out. Muscala, Griffin and Luke Kornet will see more minutes in the frontcourt rotation as a result.
Update - Tatum has officially been ruled out, while Brogdon and Grant Williams are available. Robert Williams remains questionable and now Horford has been added as questionable. If one of the two don’t play, Blake Griffin and Mike Muscala will have roles in the frontcourt tonight.
Tatum is unlikely to suit up, which means Brogdon and Derrick White will have bigger scoring roles for the Celtics. Boston is going to be heavy underdog here in what could’ve been a great matchup if not for the injuries.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) - available
Pat Connaughton (calf) - available
Update - As expected, both guys are in for the Bucks.
Both guys should be in for Milwaukee.
Malik Monk (ankle) - OUT
Monk is out, which elevates Harrison Barnes and Kevin Huerter in the perimeter rotation.
Klay Thompson (injury management) - available
Andrew Wiggins (personal) - OUT
Update - This is certainly a surprise. Thompson is not on the injury report, although he’ll surely be on some type of minutes limit or might even come off the bench for Golden State. Regardless, he’ll be in on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Update - Wiggins is out, which elevates Jonathan Kuminga in the Warriors rotation.
Update - According to head coach Steve Kerr, Thompson “has a chance” to play Tuesday. With Curry down, the Warriors will need Thompson to keep stepping up to stay in the playoff picture.
Thompson usually sits on the second night of back-to-back sets.
Kawhi Leonard (injury management) - available
Update - Leonard is in and will start for LA.
Leonard sat the last game, so we’ll see if that was routine maintenance or a larger problem once the Clippers release their injury report.
Bradley Beal (injury management) - available
Kristaps Porzingis (injury management) - available
Kyle Kuzma (ankle) - available
Update - All the top scorers for Washington are in.
Update - Kuzma is not on the injury report, so he’s going to give it a go tonight against the Blazers. This is a big boost for the Wizards, who are hoping to bounce back from a loss to Golden State last night.
Kuzma didn’t play Monday, so he’s unlikely to suit up here. We’ll see how the Wizards handle Beal and Porzingis on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Jerami Grant (concussion) - OUT
Damian Lillard (injury management) - available
Update - Lillard is not on the latest injury report, so he’s set to be available and likely will start for Portland.
Update - As expected, Grant has been ruled out.
Grant was out Monday and given his situation, he’s unlikely to play here. We’ll see if Portland gives Lillard a break on the second night of a back-to-back set.