The NBA has five games on the docket for Christmas Day 2022, with every game being televised on ABC and ESPN. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: December 25
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
LeBron James (ankle) - available
Thomas Bryant (shoulder) - available
Update - James is officially in for LA.
Bryant is in after having a scare Friday. James should be in as well.
Kemba Walker (injury recovery) - OUT
Dorian Finney-Smith (groin) - OUT
With Walker and Finney-Smith out, Spencer Dinwiddie and Reggie Bullock should see more minutes in this game.
Khris Middleton (knee) - OUT
Update - Middleton has been ruled out.
Middleton is likely out, so Grayson Allen and Jrue Holiday are elevated in fantasy/DFS formats.
Robert Williams (illness) - available
Marcus Smart (hip) - available
Update - Smart is in for Boston.
Williams will be in, which might limit Al Horford’s upside. Smart should be in and will likely start, which pushes Payton Pritchard out of the rotation and might hamper Derrick White’s value.
Andrew Wiggins (groin) - OUT
Donte DiVincenzo (illness) - available
Draymond Green (foot) - available
Update - DiVincenzo and Green are both starting for the Warriors Sunday.
DiVincenzo should be in, while Wiggins is out. If Green sits, Jonathan Kuminga and Anthony Lamb will both have bigger roles. Moses Moody should be in the rotation with Wiggins out.
Devin Booker (groin) - available
Cam Payne (foot) - OUT
Update - Booker is in for Phoenix.
Booker is expected to play. Chris Paul will play heavy minutes with Payne out.
Jamal Murray (foot) - available
Update - Murray is in for the Nuggets.
If Murray were to sit, Bruce Brown and Bones Hyland get elevated in DFS formats.