It’s a six-game slate in the NBA, which is a little on the heavy side for a typical Tuesday schedule. The Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies represent the banner game of day, with the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers serving as a nice capper for the day. Here’s a look at Tuesday’s injury report in the association, with more players set to clear health and safety protocols as the league’s new quarantine standards are making a bigger impact.
NBA Injury Report: January 11
Montrezl Harrell (conditioning) expected to play
Bradley Beal (protocols) OUT
Update - Corey Kispert is set to start in Beal’s place, so he becomes the strong DFS play. He’ll likely be at an inflated cost but could still have more value than some other heavy hitters.
Update - Beal was added to the league’s protocols, so he’s out for Tuesday’s game. That means guys like Spencer Dinwiddie, Deni Avdija and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope get a boost in fantasy and DFS formats as they’ll be tasked with picking up the scoring slack.
Harrell is expected to play and will be a big boost in Washington’s frontcourt. He likely won’t start, but should eat into Daniel Gafford and Rui Hachimura’s minutes a bit.
Landry Shamet (protocols) Available
Cam Johnson (ankle) OUT
Update - Shamet is officially available and should see additional touches offensively with Johnson sidelined.
Shamet looks like he’s close to clearing protocols and represents a good value play with Johnson out due to an ankle problem. Jae Crowder and Mikal Bridges get a bigger boost than Shamet with Johnson sidelined.
Scottie Barnes (knee) OUT
Gary Trent Jr. (ankle) OUT
Update - Barnes and Trent Jr. have both been ruled out. This elevates Siakam and VanVleet, who were already strong fantasy options, even further. The Raptors could give more minutes to Khem Birch and Svi Mykhailiuk in this situation, so those are potential value options in DFS showdown contests. Birch is starting for Barnes.
Barnes and Trent Jr. are both questionable. If neither suits up, look for Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet to be even stronger plays in fantasy and DFS contests.
Draymond Green (calf) OUT
Klay Thompson (injury management) 15-20 minute limit
Otto Porter Jr. (shoulder) Available
Jonathan Kuminga (knee) OUT
Update - Juan Toscano-Anderson is starting for Golden State in place of Green, so it looks like this could be a game the team uses smaller lineups for. Porter Jr. will get a slight bump in value as he’s likely to see more minutes at the power forward spot.
Update - Porter Jr. is in and represents a strong value play. Unfortunately, Kuminga is out and that means he can’t be a fill-in option for Green. Njemica Bjelica looks like the best play with Green and Kuminga sidelined.
Update - It looks like Thompson’s minutes are going to be managed similar to his debut, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic. This doesn’t mean the shooting guard won’t have value, but he’s going to be dealing with restrictions for a while.
Green is out with a calf issue while Porter Jr. is questionable. Thompson is expected to play but will be on a minutes limit again. The Warriors are going to be cautious, even if the guard did look good in his debut.
Dillon Brooks (ankle) OUT
Steven Adams (protocols) OUT
Update - Adams has been ruled out, so look for Jaren Jackson Jr. to get more touches on the interior. Brandon Clarke is another option in the frontcourt and he’s got more value in DFS showdowns.
Brooks is out 3-5 weeks with his ankle injury. Adams’ status is likely going to come down to conditioning.
Patrick Beverley (groin) expected to play
Update - Beverley is expected to take the floor Tuesday against the Pelicans.
With Beverley questionable, look for D’Angelo Russell to see an increase in value for Tuesday’s contest. Russell had an injury scare himself in Minnesota’s last game but should be fine for Tuesday.
Josh Hart (unknown) Available
Update - Hart is set to start in Tuesday’s contest, meaning he’s likely to see some additional opportunities offensively. Hart has been a strong fantasy and DFS option as a secondary player, so he retains that value in this game.
Hart was out in New Orleans’ last game for an unknown reason but is listed as available for Tuesday’s contest against the Timberwolves.
Alex Caruso (protocols) TBD
According to Billy Donovan, Caruso is close to clearing protocols. It could happen Tuesday against the Pistons.
Bol Bol (unknown) OUT
Bol is still out for Pistons and will not make his team debut Tuesday.
Will Barton (protocols) OUT
Update - Barton has been ruled out of Tuesday’s contest. This means guys like Bones Hyland, Monte Morris and Austin Rivers will see better value in the Nuggets rotation Tuesday night.
Barton just got put in protocols, so it’s unlikely he plays Tuesday. The Nuggets are starting to get key role players back to surround Nikola Jokic with enough competence to stay in the West playoff picture.
Luke Kennard (protocols) TBD
Kennard should be close to clearing protocols. If he doesn’t get clearance, Reggie Jackson and Nicolas Batum will see an increase in value for fantasy and DFS lineups.