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Fred VanVleet, Chris Paul, LeBron James headline NBA injury report for Saturday, November 26

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Saturday, November 26 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Phoenix Suns v Toronto Raptors
Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns dribbles against Fred VanVleet of the Toronto Raptors during the first half of their NBA game at Scotiabank Arena on January 11, 2022 in Toronto, Canada.
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We’ve got a light Saturday slate in the NBA with just four games on tap. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: November 26

Dallas Mavericks vs. Toronto Raptors

Maxi Kleber (back) - available

With Kleber back in the lineup, Christian Wood likely sees less minutes off the bench for the Mavericks.

Fred VanVleet (illness) - available
Scottie Barnes (knee) - OUT
Otto Porter Jr. (toe) - OUT

Update - VanVleet is in for the Raptors and should be a fantasy/DFS star here. He’s expected to play heavy minutes and will be the top offensive option for Toronto.

OG Anunoby and Christian Koloko should get more run with Barnes and Porter Jr. out but Nick Nurse has some odd rotations. Malachi Flynn is in line for big minutes if VanVleet doesn’t play.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets

Jalen Green (toe) - available
Alperen Sengun (groin) - available
Eric Gordon (injury management) - available

Update - Everyone is in for the Rockets tonight.

Update - Sengun has been listed as probable, which means his injury is more likely maintenance on back-to-back sets rather than a real issue. He should get the start and command decent minutes for Houston.

We’ll see how the Rockets approach the second night of a back-to-back with these three players.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs

LeBron James (groin) - available
Anthony Davis (calf) - OUT

Update - James is suiting up for the Lakers.

Update - James plans to play, while Davis has been officially ruled out. The big man has been dominant in James’ absence and does need a rest. The Lakers will likely roll with Thomas Bryant and Wenyen Gabriel in the frontcourt in Davis’ absence.

Update - James is likely to play, while Davis picked up a calf injury and is officially questionable. It seems like both guys will suit up but Davis is more in doubt than James at this point.

Davis should be in but the Lakers might be cautious with James after he just made his return Friday. James missed five games with the groin injury and the Lakers will want to avoid aggravating the problem at this point in the season.

Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns

Chris Paul (heel) - OUT
Landry Shamet (concussion) - available

Update - Shamet is officially in for the Suns.

Update - Paul has been ruled out, while Shamet should be in the rotation after being cleared from concussion protocols. He’ll get some backcourt minutes when Booker takes a seat.

Neither player suited up Friday, so we’ll list both as unlikely to play today. Cam Payne and Devin Booker keep seeing playmaking opportunities with Paul out.