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Ja Morant, Joel Embiid, Rudy Gobert headline NBA injury report for Sunday, February 5

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Sunday, February 5 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Memphis Grizzlies v Cleveland Cavaliers
Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies yells to a teammate during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 02, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Grizzlies 128-113.
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We’ve got a small six-game slate Sunday in the NBA, with action starting at 1 p.m. ET. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: February 5

Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets

Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) - available
Mo Bamba (suspension) - OUT
Jalen Suggs (suspension) - OUT

Bamba is out four games due to his incident with Austin Rivers, while Suggs is out one game for escalating that situation. Carter Jr. is in, and he’ll start for Orlando. Mo Wagner and Bol Bol will get more run with Bamba out.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers

Caris LeVert (hamstring) - OUT

Update - LeVert is out for Cleveland.

If LeVert is out, Isaac Okoro will get more run as he continues to cement himself in this rotation.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks

Joel Embiid (foot) - available

Update - As expected, Embiid is in for Philly.

Embiid is expected to suit up despite this tag.

R.J. Barrett (illness) - doubtful

Barrett is a late add to the injury report with an illness. We saw this happen to Jalen Brunson a few days ago, so maybe it’s the same bug going around. Either way, Barrett is set to miss this game. Quentin Grimes and Evan Fournier should see more playing time. Obi Toppin could also see some more minutes here.

Toronto Raptors vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Ja Morant (wrist) - OUT
Jaren Jackson Jr. (thigh) - available
Dillon Brooks (suspension) - OUT

Update - Morant is out, which elevates Jones into the starting lineup. Jackson Jr. is in and likely mans the frontcourt with Clarke. Tillman is still a nice value play as he’s in the frontcourt rotation and the Grizzlies won’t push Jackson Jr. too much.

Brooks is out, so John Konchar and Desmond Bane should get more run. Tyus Jones would start if Morant is out, while Jackson Jr. sitting would mean more playing time for Brandon Clarke and Xavier Tillman.

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Nikola Jokic (hamstring) - OUT
Aaron Gordon (ankle) - OUT
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) - OUT
Jamal Murray (injury management) - OUT

Update - Everyone has officially been ruled out for Denver. Michael Porter Jr., Bruce Brown and Bones Hyland could be solid DFS filler plays for the Nuggets in this game.

Update - Jokic has been listed as doubtful, so he’s set to sit this contest out. He’s not the only one getting a break. The Nuggets are set to sit Gordon, Murray and Caldwell-Pope for this game as well.

We’ll see how the Nuggets handle these key rotation players on the second night of a back-to-back. Caldwell-Pope suffered his injury Saturday so he might be out for this one.

Rudy Gobert (groin) - available
Kyle Anderson (back) - available

Update - Gobert and Anderson are both in for the Timberwolves tonight.

Naz Reid would be the DFS filler play if Gobert is ruled out. Jaden McDaniels gains value if Anderson is sidelined.

Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans

De’Aaron Fox (personal) - OUT

Fox is once again out with a personal issue, so Davion Mitchell is set to start again with Malik Monk also getting big minutes.

Brandon Ingram (injury management) - OUT
CJ McCollum (injury management) - available
Jonas Valanciunas (knee) - doubtful

Update - Ingram has been scratched for the second night of the back-to-back.

Update - Valanciunas is doubtful but it looks like he’s the only one sitting the second night of a back-to-back for the Pelicans.

The Pelicans came back to defeat the Lakers Saturday night, so the team might give its stars the day off Sunday on the second night of a back-to-back set.