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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard, Trae Young headline NBA injury report for Monday, November 7

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Monday, November 7 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks watches action during a game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Fiserv Forum on November 05, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Every NBA team is in action Monday, so that means a massive injury report in the association. Here’s a look at Monday’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: November 7

Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets

Bradley Beal (protocols) - OUT
Kyle Kuzma (shoulder) - available

Update - Beal has not been cleared and is officially out again. Kispert and Barton should be elevated a bit in fantasy/DFS formats as a result of Beal’s absence.

Beal was put in protocols over the weekend, and it’s unlikely he’ll be cleared in time. If he doesn’t play, Corey Kispert and Will Barton should see more run at the shooting guard spot.

LaMelo Ball (ankle) - OUT
Cody Martin (quad) - OUT
Gordon Hayward (shoulder) - OUT
Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) - available

Update - Martin is out as expected, while Smith Jr. is in. Smith Jr. remains a strong value play as he’s likely to continue getting heavy minutes at the point guard spot.

Smith Jr. has been a solid fantasy fill-in player so if he’s out, Terry Rozier will get a nice boost. Kelly Oubre Jr. remains a viable play with Hayward out, as does Jalen McDaniels.

Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic

Jalen Green (knee) - available
Jabari Smith (illness) - available
Kevin Porter Jr. (illness) - available

Update - All three guys are in for Houston, with Green and Porter Jr. being the only viable plays in fantasy/DFS formats. Even those guys are more like filler options instead of foundational players in lineups.

Both guys are probable but only Green is likely to find himself in fantasy/DFS lineups. Smith has had a slow start to his rookie season.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Indiana Pacers

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

Phoenix Suns vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Cam Johnson (meniscus) - out indefinitely

Johnson has a torn meniscus and will have surgery. Torrey Craig and Dario Saric will take over the power forward minutes with Johnson out.

Joel Embiid (illness) - available
Danuel House (illness) - OUT

Update - Embiid is officially in for the 76ers, which is a huge boost for the team with James Harden out.

Embiid has missed three games already with this illness. If he keeps sitting, Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed are potential value adds in fantasy/DFS formats. If House sits, De’Anthony Melton and Georges Niang gain value.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks

Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) - available

Update - As expected, Antetokounmpo is available to play. He’s a fantasy star and will take some production away from Jrue Holiday and Bobby Portis.

Antetokounmpo sat out Saturday’s game on the second night of a back-to-back set but if that game was a meaningful one he likely could’ve played. He should be good to go Monday.

Trae Young (shin) - OUT

Update - Young has officially been ruled out.

Update - Young is now listed as doubtful, suggesting he’s unlikely to play. That moves Murray into the starting point guard spot, but it might also mean fading the Hawks against the spread.

Young was previously dealing with an eye issue, so this is a new injury. If Young sits, Dejounte Murray becomes a star option in fantasy/DFS formats.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Miami Heat

Anfernee Simons (foot) - available
Damian Lillard (calf) - available
Justise Winslow (ankle) - available
Josh Hart (ankle) - available

Update - Simons, Hart and Winslow are all in for the Blazers. Simons and Hart have the most value in fantasy/DFS lineups.

Update - Lillard will make his return to the court Monday, and he’s a fantasy star in any format. Simons has been upgraded to questionable and seems like he’s improving, so the real loser here in terms of value is Sharpe.

Simons is probably out but Lillard could be back after sitting out some games with a calf strain. If he also sits, Shaedon Sharpe retains his place as a value add in fantasy/DFS lineups.

Tyler Herro (ankle) - OUT
Jimmy Butler (hip) - available

Update - Herro has officially been ruled out, which opens up minutes for Strus and Robinson in Miami’s rotation.

Butler is back in, while Herro is questionable. If Herro sits, Max Strus and Duncan Robinson gain some value.

Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls

Zach LaVine (injury management) - available
Coby White (quad) - OUT
Andre Drummond (shoulder) - OUT

Update - LaVine is officially in and could potentially tilt this contest in Chicago’s favor. He’s a must-add in fantasy/DFS lineups if you’re short a star guard. This will impact DeRozan’s shot opportunities a bit but both players should still be solid producers.

Update - White has been officially ruled out, while LaVine is listed as questionable but is expected to play after sitting Sunday’s game.

LaVine missed Sunday’s game, so that means he should play Monday. White remains out, boosting Ayo Dosunmu, Goran Dragic and Alex Caruso in fantasy/DFS formats.

Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Steven Adams (ankle) - OUT
Jake LaRavia (hip) - available

Update - Adams is out, which raises Clarke’s profile in fantasy/DFS formats.

If Adams doesn’t play, Brandon Clarke and Santi Aldama are great value options for the Grizzlies. LaRavia isn’t a major factor in the rotation but his absence would likely add value for Aldama.

New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Rudy Gobert (protocols) - OUT

Update - Gobert hasn’t been cleared yet and will not play Monday against New York.

Gobert missed Saturday’s game due to health protocols and he’s unlikely to be cleared. If he sits, Karl-Anthony Towns will be the primary center with Naz Reid seeing some frontcourt minutes as well.

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks

Ben Simmons (knee) - available
Kyrie Irving (suspension) - OUT

Update - Simmons is available to play and will be limited to around 20 minutes. That likely takes him out of DFS consideration but maybe the under on his player props could hold some value.

If Simmons sits, the Nets could roll with Patty Mills and Cam Thomas in the backcourt. Joe Harris and Seth Curry are not on the injury report and become solid value additions with Irving still suspended.

Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz

Patrick Beverley (illness) - OUT
LeBron James (foot) - OUT
Anthony Davis (back) available
Lonnie Walker (illness) - OUT

Update - And just like that, Walker has also been ruled out.

Update - James is out, while Davis remains probable. This likely puts Russell Westbrook back in the starting lineup for LA, with Lonnie Walker in line for more minutes and shots while James sits.

The Lakers kept Russell Westbrook on the bench Sunday even with Beverley out, so that lineup shift is here to stay. Kendrick Nunn got the start, but Westbrook and Austin Reaves played more minutes and are better fantasy/DFS options.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Donovan Mitchell (ankle) - available
Darius Garland (eye) - available

Update - Cavaliers players aren’t going to be rested, so Mitchell and Garland should both be in for Monday’s game.

Both guys played Sunday, so we’ll see how the Cavaliers handle them on the second game of a back-to-back set.

Kawhi Leonard (injury management) - out indefinitely
Luke Kennard (chest) - available
Reggie Jackson (knee) - available
John Wall (injury management) - OUT

Update - Jackson has the start and Mann will be alongside him in the backcourt, which means Kennard will take on a bench role Monday.

Update - Kennard and Jackson are both listed as questionable, and both have value if they suit up. Otherwise, Mann and Powell will be the top supporting options for Paul George Monday.

Update - So much for Wall and Jackson being fantasy/DFS factors. The former has been ruled out while the latter is uncertain. Terance Mann looks like he could have a big role in Monday’s game as LA’s rotation gets thinner on the second night of a back-to-back set.

Leonard being out indefinitely is a big problem for the Clippers. Paul George now becomes the focal point for the team. If Kennard misses this game, John Wall and Reggie Jackson should handle most of the backcourt work.