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Trae Young, Jrue Holiday, Zion Williamson headline NBA injury report for Wednesday, December 28

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Wednesday, December 28 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers
Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks reacts after being injured in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on December 27, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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We’ve got eight games in the NBA Wednesday, with a doubleheader on NBA TV. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: December 28

Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons

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

Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards

Devin Booker (groin) - OUT, expected to miss one month
Landry Shamet (Achilles) - OUT
Cam Payne (foot) - OUT

Update - All three players are out for Phoenix.

Booker and Payne are likely still out. Shamet’s injury might be a designation in name only, so we’ll wait for more clarity there.

Bradley Beal (hamstring) - OUT

Update - Beal is out for tonight’s game, but is expected to be available in the next game.

Beal is questionable and if he doesn’t play, Deni Avdija and Corey Kispert will gain some value in fantasy/DFS lineups.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks

Joe Harris (knee) - OUT
Seth Curry (illness) - available

Update - Curry is in for the Nets.

Curry should be back in and is a strong value play with Harris ruled out. Royce O’Neale is also a good option on the wing for Brooklyn.

Trae Young (calf) - OUT
De’Andre Hunter (ankle) - OUT
Clint Capela (calf) - OUT
Bogdan Bogdanovic (injury management) - available
Jalen Johnson (foot) - available

Update - The big domino has fallen here with Young being ruled out. Dejounte Murray becomes the lead guard for Atlanta but the Hawks are going to be bigger underdogs to the Nets now.

Update - Hunter is out, while everyone else who is still uncertain is a game-time call.

Update - Capela is out, which elevates Onyeka Okongwu in DFS formats. The entire wing rotation for Atlanta is questionable, so we’ll see who actually suits up before offering any fantasy tips.

Young is reportedly hopeful to play, while Hunter might still be out after sitting Tuesday. Capela is also likely still out.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat

LeBron James (ankle) - available
Austin Reaves (ankle) - available
Dennis Schroder (ankle) - available

Update - James is in for the Lakers tonight and might have a minutes limit. He should still be a fixture in most fantasy and DFS lineups.

Update - James is officially questionable for the Lakers tonight.

James’ status is uncertain largely because he hasn’t played back-to-back sets with this injury. The Lakers would not want to risk his health, especially with Anthony Davis sidelined.

Jimmy Butler (ankle) - available
Bam Adebayo (shoulder) - available
Kyle Lowry (personal) - OUT

Update - Adebayo is also in for Miami. Lowry was originally not on the report but did have a personal issue. He’s now listed as out. Gabe Vincent could get the start in Lowry’s place tonight.

Update - Butler is in for the Heat.

Butler and Adebayo remain the keys on Miami’s injury report. If both sit, Tyler Herro and Max Strus gain a ton of value in fantasy/DFS lineups.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls

Khris Middleton (knee) - OUT
Jrue Holiday (illness) - OUT

Update - Holiday has been ruled out with an illness, which means Jevon Carter is likely to get the start.

With Middleton out, Grayson Allen becomes an immediate value add in DFS lineups. Pat Connaughton is also a solid play.

Alex Caruso (concussion, shoulder) - OUT

Update - Caruso is out for Chicago.

Caruso’s inclusion would mainly be for defensive purposes. If he sits, that means more minutes for Coby White.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Kyle Anderson (back) - OUT

Update - Anderson has been ruled out for Minnesota.

If Anderson sits, Jaden McDaniels will continue to thrive as a DFS filler play.

Zion Williamson (conditioning) - available
Trey Murphy (illness) - available
Brandon Ingram (toe) - OUT
Herbert Jones (protocols) - OUT

Update - Jones has been ruled out, so Murphy and Naji Marshall are solid DFS options. Williamson is officially in for the Pelicans.

Murphy is setting up to be a great DFS option, especially if Jones remains out. Williamson is a fantasy stud as he comes back into the lineup, taking away some value from Jonas Valanciunas and CJ McCollum.

Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors

Andrew Wiggins (groin) - OUT
Klay Thompson (injury management) - OUT
Donte DiVincenzo (knee) - available
Draymond Green (foot) - available

Update- Green and DiVincenzo are both in for Golden State.

Update - As expected, Thompson has been ruled out. DiVincenzo and Green are questionable, so we’ll have to wait to see who suits up before deciding a course of action in DFS formats. On the game front, the Jazz look like a strong ATS and moneyline bet.

Wiggins remains out, and Thompson likely sits again. Donte DiVincenzo and Jordan Poole are the best adds here, with Moses Moody also set to play decent minutes.

Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings

Jamal Murray (injury management) - OUT
Aaron Gordon (shoulder) - OUT
Bruce Brown (ankle) - OUT

Update - Murray, Gordon and Brown are all out for the Nuggets. Hyland, Braun and Michael Porter Jr. all gain some value in DFS lineups in this game as a result.

The Nuggets might sit some guys on the second night of the back-to-back with Sacramento. If Murray or Brown is out, Bones Hyland should see more playing time. Gordon sitting would open up minutes for Christian Braun.

Domantas Sabonis (thumb) - available

Update - Sabonis will play through his injury tonight and is not expected to have a minutes restriction.

These teams already met Tuesday but Sabonis didn’t suit up for that game. Alex Len got the start but Richaun Holmes and Trey Lyles played more minutes. They’ll be better DFS adds if Sabonis is out again.