We enter the weekend with seven games on Saturday’s NBA slate, with several big names on the injury report. Two in particular are worth monitoring on the second game of a back-to-back set. Here’s a look at Saturday’s injury report in the NBA.
NBA Injury Report: October 29
Victor Oladipo (knee) - OUT
Oladipo remains out with a knee injury. Tyler Herro, Max Strus and Duncan Robinson should continue seeing good minutes in Oladipo’s absence.
Kevin Huerter (shoulder) - available
Update - Huerter has been taken off the injury report, so he’s good to go for Saturday’s game.
Huerter has been off to a flying start shooting the ball. He’s expected to play but look for Malik Monk to take on a bigger role if he sits.
LaMelo Ball (ankle) - OUT
Terry Rozier (ankle) - OUT
Cody Martin (quad) - OUT
Update - As expected, both Rozier and Martin have officially been ruled out for Saturday’s contest.
You can keep rolling with Dennis Smith Jr., Jalen McDaniels and Kelly Oubre as Charlotte’s value additions to fantasy/DFS lineups.
Seth Curry (ankle) - expected to play
Joe Harris (injury management) - available
Update - Curry said he’s going to play Saturday, so he is at least trending in the right direction ahead of the contest.
Harris is back in and has tremendous value, especially if Curry doesn’t suit up.
Myles Turner (injury management) - OUT
Turner has been ruled out, which means more minutes for Isaiah Jackson and Jalen Smith Saturday.
Joel Embiid (injury recovery) - available
Update - Embiid is not on the injury report is and is good to go.
Embiid’s designation is important, because it shows that he did sustain some sort of injury. The team hasn’t provided more details but the big man who has a history of issues might be breaking down early in the season.
Zach LaVine (injury management) - available
Ayo Dosunmu (back) - OUT
Andre Drummond (shoulder) - OUT
Update - LaVine is in, but Dosunmu and Drummond are both out.
Update - LaVine is probable after sitting Friday. Dosunmu doesn’t have a head injury but has a back issue. Drummond has a shoulder problem and it would be a big loss if he sits, especially since Embiid is in for the Sixers.
LaVine sat Friday’s game so he’s likely to play as part of the team’s management program. Dosunmu suffered a head injury Friday, so Coby White or Alex Caruso are likely to get additional minutes if he sits out. LaVine likely becomes the point guard in that scenario.
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Josh Giddey (ankle) - OUT
With Giddey still out, Tre Mann is the value play in fantasy/DFS contests Saturday.
JaVale McGee (rest) - OUT
McGee is sitting Saturday’s game, so Dwight Powell is in line for big minutes against Oklahoma City.
Ja Morant (illness) - OUT
John Konchar (shoulder) - available
Update - Morant is out as expected, and Jake LaRavia is also out. Konchar is in, and should get solid minutes for the Grizzlies off the bench.
Morant has picked up an illness and is likely going to sit this one out. Konchar sat Thursday’s game and seems likely to sit this one. Dillon Brooks, Desmond Bane and Tyus Jones are the best options on Memphis when it comes to fantasy/DFS lineups Saturday.
Mike Conley (rest) - OUT
Walker Kessler (illness) - OUT
Conley has been ruled out, which means Jordan Clarkson and Collin Sexton could be the starting backcourt for Utah Saturday night.