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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Klay Thompson, LeBron James headline NBA injury report for Thursday, February 2

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Thursday, February 2 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Charlotte Hornets v Milwaukee Bucks

We’ve got seven games on Thursday’s NBA slate, with TNT hosting its usual doubleheader. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: February 2

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers

Anthony Davis (foot) - available
LeBron James (ankle) - available
Patrick Beverley (knee) - available

Update - James will suit up for the Lakers tonight as he continues to march closer to the all-time NBA scoring record.

Update - As expected, Davis is in for the Lakers. Beverley is also in, while James is a game-time decision.

The key here is James. If he’s in, that’ll make him and Davis the only strong plays. If he’s out, Davis gains some value while Russell Westbrook gets elevated into a solid filler realm in DFS lineups.

Tyrese Haliburton (knee, elbow) - on track to play

Haliburton has missed the last 10 games. With him back in the lineup, Bennedict Mathurin will lose some touches as an initiator but the Pacers overall will benefit offensively with Haliburton leading.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Desmond Bane (injury management) - available
Jaren Jackson Jr. (injury management) - OUT
Ja Morant (injury management) - available
Dillon Brooks (injury management) - available
Danny Green (injury management) - OUT

Update - Jackson Jr. is out but the Grizzlies are playing their other main guys tonight.

Update - Green has been ruled out, while Konchar is off the injury report. Jackson Jr. is doubtful to play with a thigh issue, so Xavier Tillman and Brandon Clarke are set to get big minutes here.

Bane is almost surely not going to play after he just came back to the court Wednesday. Jackson Jr., Morant and Brooks played big minutes in the game against Portland, so we’ll see if the Grizzlies give them a break.

Caris LeVert (hamstring) - OUT

Update - LeVert has been ruled out, which is not surprising given when he was added to the report. With him out, Okoro takes on a bigger role in this rotation.

LeVert is a late add to the injury report with a hamstring injury. If he’s unable to suit up, look for Isaac Okoro to take on a bigger role in this offense. Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland will remain the primary backcourt players but Okoro has seen an expanded role recently and LeVert being out will lead to more minutes.

Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks

Gabe Vincent (ankle) - available
Victor Oladipo (ankle) - OUT

Update - As expected, Oladipo has been ruled out for today’s game.

If Vincent is out, Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro will see more run as the team’s primary guards. Max Strus gets a big minutes boost with Oladipo set to sit this one out.

Jalen Brunson (illness) - OUT

Brunson is a surprise scratch for the Knicks tonight with an illness. New York will rely on R.J. Barrett and Julius Randle more offensively, while Miles McBride and Immanuel Quickley are in line for most of the point guard minutes.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls

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

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time. The Pelicans are having travel issues, so there’s a chance this game could be delayed or even postponed depending on the weather.

Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets

Klay Thompson (injury management) - OUT
Stephen Curry (shoulder) - available
Draymond Green (foot) - OUT

Update - Green is a late scratch in this one. Jonathan Kuminga is starting in his place.

Update - The Warriors are out to send a message here. Curry, Green and Wiggins will play on the second night of the back-to-back as Golden State tries to bounce back from a rough overtime loss to Minnesota.

Update - Both Curry and Green are not expected to suit up on the second night of a back-to-back set. Andrew Wiggins is in for Golden State as he’s not on the report, so at least one starter will be there for both games.

Thompson usually sits these second games, so he’s likely to be ruled out. Jordan Poole and Donte DiVincenzo seem to be in line for more playing time here.

Aaron Gordon (ankle) - OUT

Update - Gordon has been ruled out, and Vlatko Cancar is taking his place in the starting lineup. We don’t see Cancar getting much production in terms of fantasy/DFS, so Porter Jr., Murray and Jokic remain the best plays with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Bruce Brown being value options.

If Gordon doesn’t play, Michael Porter Jr. will see more shots and Jeff Green could get decent run at the power forward position.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) - available

Update - As expected, Antetokounmpo is in for Milwaukee.

The Bucks continue to list Antetokounmpo on the injury report, likely so they can randomly sit him in a game or two. He seems set to continue his tremendous run of play at the moment against a Clippers team starting to come together as the All-Star break nears.