The 2022-23 NBA season shifts to November with four games slated for the first day of the month. Here’s the injury report for Tuesday’s action on the hardwood, along with the relevant fantasy and betting impact.
NBA Injury Report: November 1
Zach LaVine (injury management) - available
Ayo Dosunmu (back) - available
Coby White (quad) - OUT
Andre Drummond (shoulder) - OUT
Update - Dosunmu is in for Tuesday’s game. White has been formally ruled out.
Update - LaVine is going to play Tuesday but will sit Wednesday’s game as part of the management program.
LaVine will sit either Tuesday or Wednesday per his program. If Dosunmu and White are both out, the Bulls are likely going to have DeMar DeRozan handle point guard duties assuming LaVine sits. With Drummond out, Nikola Vucevic should get most of the run at center.
Ben Simmons (knee) - OUT
Seth Curry (injury management) - OUT
Joe Harris (injury management) - available
Update - Simmons and Curry have both been ruled out for Tuesday’s contest. This is surprising given the absences Monday from both players. If Harris plays he’ll be in line for more shots. Kyrie Irving’s stock also goes up in fantasy/DFS formats, while Royce O’Neale is also expected to get more looks on the wing with Curry out.
Simmons sat Monday’s game, so the expectation is he’ll play Tuesday. Curry also sat Monday’s game, while Harris did play. We’ll see how the Nets handle those shooting guards but Royce O’Neale seems to be in line for more minutes if either sits.
Victor Oladipo (knee) - OUT
The Heat will continue to roll with Tyler Herro and Max Strus as the primary shooting guards with Oladipo out.
Jalen Suggs (ankle) - available
Update - Suggs is available, but will come off the bench for the Magic in this game rather than starting.
If Suggs plays, he’ll likely be the starter with both Cole Anthony and Markelle Fultz out. Otherwise, RJ Hampton seems to be in line for a lot of playing time.
Josh Giddey (ankle) - available
Update - Well the Thunder really did pull a fast one on everybody, as Giddey is now available to play after initially being ruled out. Tre Mann is the biggest loser from a fantasy/DFS standpoint. Giddey himself is a fantasy machine and can be a nice addition to lineups.
Update - Giddey has been upgraded to questionable, so there’s a chance he comes back in this contest. He did practice Monday, so he is progressing towards a return.
Giddey did practice Monday but is still out for Tuesday’s game. Tre Mann is the value play as Giddey continues to recover.
Kyle Anderson (back) - available
Jordan McLaughlin (heel) - available
Update - Both Anderson and McLaughlin are in for the TImberwolves Tuesday night.
Anderson played in the last game, so he should be fine. McLaughlin did not, and Jaylen Nowall could see more minutes if he sits again Tuesday.
Deandre Ayton (ankle) - OUT
Torrey Craig (heel) - available
Update - Craig is available and should get decent run against Minnesota.
Bismack Biyombo and Dario Saric could both be value plays for Phoenix, especially if Craig sits Tuesday with a heel issue.