We’ve got just five games in the NBA Tuesday but the injury report features some prominent names, along with a young star potentially making his 2022-23 season debut. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: November 15
Ja Morant (ankle) - available
Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot) - available
Desmond Bane (toe) - OUT, expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Update - Jackson Jr. is back in for the Grizzlies and will make his season debut Tuesday.
Update - Bane, who was doubtful to play, is officially set to miss 2-3 weeks with his toe sprain. Konchar and Brooks are looking like viable fantasy/DFS plays for the near future with Bane’s injury.
Morant is back in, while Bane remains likely to stay out. Jackson Jr. is officially questionable but said he plans on playing. John Konchar and Dillon Brooks will benefit from Bane’s absence, while Jackson Jr. coming back with hurt Brandon Clarke. We’ll see if Jackson Jr. has any minutes restrictions ahead of what is expected to be his 2022-23 season debut.
Zion Williamson (ankle, foot) - OUT
Update - Williamson has officially been ruled out. We’ll see if he plays on the second night of the back-to-back set tomorrow but this likely swings the line a bit for the Grizzlies. Ingram and McCollum will also take on bigger roles for the Pelicans with Williamson out.
Williamson is back on the injury report with a foot issue, which is what Pelicans fans are always concerned about. If he sits, Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum will take on bigger roles offensively.
John Wall (injury management) - available
Kawhi Leonard (injury management) - OUT
Update - Wall is listed as available for the Clippers, but Reggie Jackson is getting the start tonight.
Wall sat out Sunday in the first game of the back-to-back set. If he sits out this game as well, Reggie Jackson would be a great value play.
Reggie Bullock (neck) - available
JaVale McGee (neck) - OUT
Update - Bullock is available for the Mavericks Tuesday.
Update - McGee has been ruled out, which opens up big minutes in the frontcourt for Dwight Powell. Christian Wood could also see some time down low with McGee out.
If Bullock sits, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spencer Dinwiddie would be in line for more minutes against the Clippers.
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Tre Jones (illness) - available
Update - Jones is in for the Spurs.
Update - Jones is officially listed as questionable. He missed Monday’s game, and Richardson was the primary beneficiary. Expect Richardson to have a big role if Jones is ruled out again.
Jones missed Monday’s game with this illness. If he sits, Devin Vassell and Josh Richardson likely are the beneficiaries.
Jusuf Nurkic (groin) - available
Update - Nurkic is in for the Blazers Tuesday.
If Nurkic cannot play, Jerami Grant will take on more responsibility in the frontcourt. Drew Eubanks would likely get the start in Nurkic’s place.
Kyrie Irving (suspension) - OUT
Ben Simmons (knee) - available
Seth Curry (injury management) - available
Nic Claxton (eye) - available
Update - Simmons, Curry and Claxton are all in for the Nets, which likely hurts Thomas the most in terms of DFS value.
Curry should be back after missing Sunday’s game. Claxton picked up his injury Sunday and didn’t return to that game but looks to be fine for tonight. Simmons was ruled out Sunday and might play off the bench if he does get cleared. Irving is still out. All this means Kevin Durant, Joe Harris and Royce O’Neale continue to be the most reliable Nets players in fantasy formats. Cam Thomas has tremendous potential if Simmons is ruled out.