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NBA injuries to monitor ahead of Tuesday’s slate on May 4th

We note some of the injuries to keep an eye on heading into Tuesday’s seven-game slate with the potential to affect basketball DFS lineups and betting lines.

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors is presented with the Arena of Heroes award after the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on May 3, 2021 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

We’ve got seven games on the schedule for Tuesday, May 4th, and there are plenty of big names on the injury report. Here we’ll be monitoring all the latest injury news with some analysis and how to approach the injury for DFS and fantasy basketball.

NBA Injury Report: Tuesday, May 4th

Jimmy Butler, SG/SF, Miami Heat

Butler has been ruled out with an illness and Andre Iguodala ($3,000; hip) is available to play against the Dallas Mavericks. Tyler Herro (foot) is set to miss his sixth game in a row, so most of the scoring and playmaking will likely need to come from Bam Adebayo ($8,600). Iggy will likely get the start, but KZ Okpala ($3,000) could provide just as much value as the top small forward option off the bench.

Draymond Green, PF, Golden State Warriors

Update: Green is a game-time decision vs. the Pels. He is expected to play.

Green recorded a triple-double in the Dubs’ blowout win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, but is questionable for the second leg of the back-to-back with a hip contusion. Kelly Oubre is an option at power forward when healthy, but has been ruled out with a wrist injury. Juan Toscano-Anderson ($4,800) could return major value if Green doesn’t play.

Lonzo Ball, PG, New Orleans Pelicans

Update: Ball and Steven Adams will start vs. the Dubs.

Ball came away from his abysmal 3-of-18 shooting night from Monday with a thumb sprain and is questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Warriors. Nickeil Alexander-Walker (ankle) is out, so Kira Lewis ($3,000) has a chance to break the slate as the DraftKings minimum. Eric Bledsoe ($4,700) could also get a bump in production with Ball out of the rotation.

Patrick Beverley, PG, Los Angeles Clippers

Beverley hasn't played since early April because of a hand injury and is listed as questionable ahead of his team’s matchup against the Toronto Raptors. There’s no telling how much he’ll play in he returns to the hardwood, but he’ll cut into the minutes of Reggie Jackson ($5,400) and Rajon Rondo ($3,600).

Charlotte Hornets injury report

Miles Bridges (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) and PJ Washington (personal) won’t play against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. Devonte’ Graham (knee) and Gordon Hayward (foot) are still out as well, so the Hornets could have a very short rotation. LaMelo Ball ($7,100) and Terry Rozier ($7,300) will likely run the show on offense, but Jalen McDaniels ($4,600) could also get see a surge in production as Charlotte’s backup small forward and power forward.

Detroit Pistons injury report

The Pistons had a hefty list of names on Monday’s injury report, and it’s gotten even larger. Josh Jackson (tooth) has been ruled out, while Hamidou Diallo (knee) and Frank Jackson (quad) are questionable. They could join Jerami Grant (knee), Mason Plumlee (rest), Wayne Ellington (calf), Cory Joseph (ankle), and Dennis Smith Jr. (knee).

Saddiq Bey ($6,000) seems poised to have another big performance as Detroit’s only active small forward, but the point guard rotation is also limited. Killian Hayes ($5,300) and Saben Lee ($3,000) are in a good position to do most of the ball handling.

Bobby Portis, PF, Milwaukee Bucks

Portis didn’t play in the first leg of the Bucks’ two-game series against the Brooklyn nets because of a stomach illness, but he’s probably for the rematch on Tuesday. Portis has been a consistent contributor off the bench all year and will threaten the impact of PJ Tucker ($3,000) if he returns to the bench.