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Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Anthony Davis headline NBA injury report for Wednesday, December 7

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

Indiana Pacers v Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors stands on the court during their game against the Indiana Pacers at Chase Center on December 05, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
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We’ve got a loaded Wednesday slate in the NBA with 11 games, anchored by ESPN’s doubleheader. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: December 7

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Orlando Magic

Luke Kennard (injury management) - OUT
John Wall (injury management) - OUT
Kawhi Leonard (ankle) - available
Paul George (hamstring) - available
Norman Powell (groin) - OUT

Leonard and George are in but the rest of these guys are sitting the first game of a back-to-back. They should all be in Thursday except for Powell. Reggie Jackson and Terance Mann are nice filler plays with Wall and Kennard out.

Mo Bamba (back) - available
Gary Harris (hamstring) - OUT

With Bamba in, Mo Wagner might not be a great value add anymore.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets

LaMelo Ball (ankle) - OUT, no timetable for return
Gordon Hayward (shoulder) - OUT, no timetable for return

Both Ball and Hayward are out indefinitely for the Hornets. Terry Rozier, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Jalen McDaniels will be value plays for the foreseeable future in Charlotte.

Ben Simmons (knee) - OUT

Simmons is targeting a return Friday against the Hawks, but he’ll be out for this contest.

Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks

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

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors

LeBron James (ankle) - OUT
Anthony Davis (illness) - OUT
Patrick Beverley (knee) - OUT

Update - Beverley has been ruled out for tonight’s game as well, so the Lakers are really going to be up against it Tuesday. The Raptors are heavy favorites and should easily get past the Lakers tonight.

Update - Both Davis and James are out of the Lakers tonight. Davis is battling an illness, while James will rest his ankle injury on the second night of a back-to-back set.

We’ll see if James plays on the second night of a back-to-back. Davis left Tuesday’s game with flu-like symptoms, so his status is truly up in the air.

Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls

Bradley Beal (hamstring) - OUT, expected to miss at least a week

With Beal out, Corey Kispert and Will Barton should see more minutes in Washington’s rotation.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Ja Morant (ankle) - available
Jaren Jackson Jr. (injury management) - available

Both Morant and Jackson Jr. should be in for the Grizzlies.

Sacramento Kings vs. Milwaukee Bucks

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

Indiana Pacers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Tyrese Haliburton (groin) - available
Myles Turner (hamstring) - available
Jalen Smith (knee) - OUT

Update - Haliburton and Turner are in for the Pacers. Smith has been ruled out.

Update - Smith is also being listed as questionable with a knee injury.

Bennedict Mathurin would gain value if Haliburton sits. Jalen Smith and Isaiah Jackson are the replacement options for Turner if he also sits.

Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Brandon Ingram (toe) - OUT
Herbert Jones (ankle) - OUT

Update - Jones has been ruled out.

Trey Murphy remains the top play for the Pelicans in terms of value, although CJ McCollum and Zion Williamson are still the top offensive options.

Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz

Stephen Curry (ankle) - OUT
Draymond Green (hip) - OUT
Andrew Wiggins (groin) - OUT

Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga should be great value adds to DFS lineups with Curry, Wiggins and Green out. JaMychal Green is also set to get some run.

Mike Conley (knee) - OUT
Lauri Markkanen (illness) - OUT

Update - Conley has been ruled out, and Markkanen has also been sidelined with an illness. Sexton and Clarkson should see most of the shots in Utah’s offense tonight.

If Conley plays, Jordan Clarkson and Collin Sexton will cede minutes to him.

Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns

Malcolm Brogdon (illness) - will play
Al Horford (protocols) - OUT

Update — The Celtics ruled Horford out due to health and safety protocols. Brogdon is available to play.

With Brogdon back, Derrick White will see less rotation minutes. Payton Pritchard might be out of the backcourt setup entirely.

Chris Paul (heel) - available

Update - Paul is officially back for the Suns.

Update - Paul is expected to make his return to the court Wednesday night. He’ll take over for Payne in the starting lineup but we’ll still likely see Booker and Deandre Ayton command most of the team’s shots.

Paul’s heel injury is finally getting better, to the point where he’s not been outright removed from the contest. If he plays, he’ll likely start over Cam Payne. Devin Booker will remain the secondary playmaker for Phoenix.