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
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.
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.
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.
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.