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Donovan Mitchell, LeBron James, Jrue Holiday headline NBA injury report for Wednesday, January 19

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Wednesday, January 19 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the fourth quarter against the Utah Jazz at Arena on January 17, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Wednesday’s NBA slate features a whopping 13 games, which means there’s a long injury report to go along with that. The league is still putting players and coaches in health and safety protocols, although that number is far less than it was a month ago. Here’s a look at Wednesday’s injury report in the NBA.

NBA Injury Report: January 19

Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Wendell Carter Jr. (hamstring) questionable

The Magic have missed Carter Jr’s consistency in the frontcourt. Look for Mo Bamba and Mo Wagner as potential DFS options if Carter Jr. is ruled out.

Danny Green (hip) OUT
Matisse Thybulle (shoulder) OUT

Green and Thybulle are both out, so Seth Curry, Georges Niang and Furkan Korkmaz have some additional value in fantasy and DFS lineups for Wednesday’s game.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards

Nic Claxton (hamstring) questionable
Paul Millsap (personal) OUT

Claxton has missed some games already with his hamstring, while Millsap is out. If Claxton is ruled out, look for LaMarcus Aldridge and Day’Ron Sharpe to absorb the frontcourt minutes.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Atlanta Hawks

Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) OUT
Clint Capela (ankle) OUT

With Bogdanovic and Capela out, Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter and John Collins are the big fantasy and DFS plays for this Hawks team Wednesday.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics

Kelly Oubre (conditioning) questionable
LaMelo Ball (illness) expected to play

Ball missed Monday’s game with an illness, even though he was technically available to play. Oubre is questionable due to conditioning, so look for Miles Bridges and Gordon Hayward in fantasy and DFS contests.

Marcus Smart (protocols) OUT
Aaron Nesmith (ankle) OUT

Both Smart and Nesmith have been declared out for tonight’s matchup. Dennis Schroder and Payton Pritchard are strong value plays Wednesday.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Miami Heat

Norman Powell (conditioning) doubtful

Powell is doubtful, which means Nassir Little and Robert Covington are good plays for Wednesday’s slate.

Tyler Herro (protocols) OUT
Kyle Lowry (personal) OUT

Update — The Heat won’t have Herro or Lowry, so expect Jimmy Butler, Max Strus and Vincent to soak up the minutes in the back court.

Tyler Herro probably sees an expanded playmaking role here and is a great fantasy and DFS play. Gabe Vincent will also see some minutes at the point guard spot and becomes a potential lineup option.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls

Alex Caruso (conditioning) probable
Zach LaVine (knee) OUT
Lonzo Ball (knee) OUT

Caruso is probable and likely gets elevated into fantasy/DFS consideration with Chicago’s other injuries. Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu remain the top backcourt options with Ball and LaVine out.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Desmond Bane (protocols) OUT
Kyle Anderson (protocols) OUT
Tyus Jones (protocols) OUT

Bane and Anderson hit protocols Tuesday. With Dillon Brooks still out, look for De’Anthony Melton and Ziaire Williams are possible replacement options for the Grizzlies.

Jrue Holiday (ankle) active

Update- Holiday will be active for tonight’s matchup.

Holiday has been dealing with this problem for a while now. If he doesn’t go, Khris Middleton and Grayson Allen are the primary beneficiaries.

Toronto Raptors vs. Dallas Mavericks

Gary Trent Jr. (ankle) OUT

Update- Trent Jr. is officially out for tonight’s matchup so lean into Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby as potential DFS additions.

Trent Jr. is questionable to play. His status will directly affect Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby in fantasy and DFS lineups.

Maxi Kleber (knee) questionable

With Kleber questionable, look for Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell to get some additional run Wednesday night for the Mavs.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs

There are no notable injuries for either team.

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell (concussion) OUT
Rudy Gay (heel) OUT

Update — Gay won’t play against the Rockets tonight along with Mitchell. So Clarkson, Mike Conley and Ingles are the places to go for some value.

Mitchell was ruled out after being diagnosed with a concussion Tuesday. Jordan Clarkson will probably get the start, while Royce O’Neale and Joe Ingles might take on additional minutes.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets

Nicolas Batum (protocols) OUT
Luke Kennard (conditioning) questionable

Update — Batum has entered health and safety protocols and will not suit up tonight. This increases the fantasy/DFS value of Marcus Morris Sr. and Ivica Zubac for tonight.

Kennard is finally out of the protocols, but now his status comes down to conditioning. Reggie Jackson, Nicolas Batum and Terrace Mann are still the best fantasy/DFS plays on LA’s roster.

Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings

Tyrese Haliburton (protocols) TBD

With Haliburton likely out, look for De’Aaron Fox and Davion Mitchell to be the team’s primary ballhandlers.

Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) questionable

If Brogdon is unable to play, Caris LeVert and Chris Duarte likely pick up the slack in the backcourt. Both are solid fantasy and DFS plays.

LeBron James (abdominal) probable
Carmelo Anthony (back) questionable
Dwight Howard (knee) probable

James will play and Howard is probable. Anthony hasn’t been up to it the past few games, so Trevor Ariza, Avery Bradley and Malik Monk could continue to see more touches on the perimeter if he sits out again.