We’ve got eight games on Friday’s NBA slate, headlined by a national TV doubleheader with one game on NBATV and the other on ESPN. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: November 11
Bones Hyland (health protocols) - OUT
Hyland is a late addition to the injury report and won’t play after being placed into health and safety protocols before Friday’s game vs. the Celtics. We should see a tighter rotation for the Nuggets, who have won four in a row. Bruce Brown and Jeff Green should see more minutes off the bench.
Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) - OUT
Brogdon suffered the injury Wednesday against the Pistons and did not return to the contest. With him out, Derrick White and Payton Pritchard should get significant run in the backcourt.
Chris Paul (heel) - OUT
Landry Shamet (concussion symptoms) - OUT
Update — CP3 is out for tonight’s matchup with the Magic.
If Paul sits, Cam Payne will likely get the start and have strong fantasy/DFS value. Devin Booker might also see some time as the lead point guard, which could boost his assist total.
Paolo Banchero (ankle) - OUT
Update — Banchero is out again against the Suns tonight. So we’ll see more Wagner and Suggs on offense.
Banchero missed Wednesday’s contest. If he sits again Friday, Franz Wagner would be elevated to a strong fantasy play. Jalen Suggs would also gain some value as a true lead point guard.
Cade Cunningham (shin) - OUT
Update — Cade isn’t play tonight vs. the Knicks at MSG, which is unfortunate for fans. So with Cunningham sidelined, Ivey and Bey are solid bets to pick up more usage/scoring for the Pistons.
Look to add Jaden Ivey and Saddiq Bey in fantasy/DFS lineups if Cunningham, who is the engine for Detroit’s offense, doesn’t play.
Darius Bazley (ankle) - OUT
Bazley has become a rotation player in Oklahoma City. With him being ruled out, that likely means more minutes for Kenrich Williams and Lu Dort.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) - OUT
Jrue Holiday (ankle) - OUT
Grayson Allen (illness) - OUT
Update - In what is certainly a frustrating turn of events for bettors and DFS players, Allen was ruled out with an illness at halftime of the game.
The Bucks are resting their stars again, although Holiday’s injury might be more serious. With both guys out, Grayson Allen and Bobby Portis should see more shots. Jevon Carter is also in consideration as a value play, since he’s likely to start again.
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Donte DiVincenzo (hamstring) - available
Update - DiVincenzo is officially in for tonight’s game against the Cavaliers.
The guard is set to return to the court for Golden State and should be a solid role player in the backcourt. He might cut into Jordan Poole’s minutes a bit but both should be able to lead the Warriors’ second unit.
LeBron James (groin) - OUT
Anthony Davis (illness) - available
Lonnie Walker (illness) - available
Update - Both Walker and Davis are available for the Lakers Friday.
Update - Davis is now listed as questionable with an illness. If he doesn’t play, it might be wise to bet on the Kings in this one.
James is out, which is a huge problem for the Lakers. Davis will be in, while Walker is questionable. Russell Westbrook remains in his bench role, so Austin Reaves and Troy Brown Jr. should see more minutes for LA.