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LeBron James, Michael Porter Jr., Jarrett Allen headline NBA injury report for Tuesday, December 6

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Tuesday, December 6 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Los Angeles Lakers v Washington Wizards
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a play during the third quarter of the game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on December 04, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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With just three games on Tuesday’s NBA slate, we’ve got a fairly light injury report. Here’s a look at the day’s report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: December 6

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Anthony Davis (illness) - OUT
LeBron James (ankle) - available

Update - Davis left Tuesday’s game with an illness and will not return.

Update - Davis and James are both in the Lakers’ starting lineup against the Cavs.

These two stars, with Davis in particular, have been superb over the last 10 games. Look for them both to keep up this great play Tuesday.

Jarrett Allen (back) - available

Update - Allen will return to the court Tuesday against the Lakers.

This is progress for Allen, who has previously been ruled out from the jump with this injury. If he suits up, he’ll take some fantasy value away from Evan Mobley while also having to attempt to slow down a red-hot Davis.

Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler (conditioning) - OUT
Tyler Herro (ankle) - available
Max Strus (shoulder) - available
Victor Oladipo (knee) - available
Kyle Lowry (ankle) - available

Update - Lowry, Herro and Strus are in for the Heat. Oladipo is also in, making his season debut Tuesday against the Pistons.

Update - Lowry has been added to the injury report for Miami, and he may have actually been the one player not on it over the past week or so. We’ll see if he can play, otherwise, Gabe Vincent (also questionable) will gain some value in DFS lineups.

Update - Butler has been ruled out for conditioning, while Herro and Strus are probable. Oladipo has joined the day-to-day report as questionable, and his return would be a nice boost for the Heat who are a bit shorthanded on the second night of a back-to-back set.

We’ll see how the Heat approach their players on the second night of a back-to-back set.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets

Michael Porter Jr. (heel) - OUT
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (wrist) - available
Jeff Green (knee) - available

Update - KCP and Green are both in for the Nuggets tonight.

Aaron Gordon continues to be a strong DFS target, although Green coming back will cut into his minutes. If KCP sits, Bruce Brown and Bones Hyland are intriguing value plays for the Nuggets.