There are 11 games on Wednesday’s NBA slate as the league tries to squeeze in some contests ahead of the All-Star break. The injury bug is starting to hit ahead of what is becoming a much-needed gap for the league. Here’s Wednesday’s injury report in the association.
NBA Injury Report: February 16
Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) TBD
John Collins (foot) OUT
Update — Bogdanovic is available to play
Update — Bogdanovic is a game-time decision
Bogdanovic played through the ankle problem Tuesday, so there’s a possibility he could rest. With Collins out, Danilo Gallinari and Clint Capela look to be the plays in fantasy/DFS lineups.
Cole Anthony (ankle) questionable
Update — Anthony will play
Marcus Smart (ankle) doubtful
Robert Williams (calf) doubtful
Update — Smart and Time Lord are unlikely to play against the Pistons tonight.
Update — BothSmart and Time Lord have officially been ruled out.
Smart suffered the ankle issue Tuesday, so he’s unlikely to take the floor Wednesday unless the team clears him completely. Look for Aaron Nesmith, Payton Pritchard and Derrick White to take on bigger roles if Smart is out.
Kristaps Porzingis (knee) OUT
Rui Hachimura (ankle) questionable
Daniel Gafford (conditioning) OUT
Goga Bitadze (foot) OUT
The entire frontcourt is banged up in Washington, making Thomas Bryant a hot pickup in fantasy/DFS lineups. Hachimura will be a decent value play if he’s cleared, while Kyle Kuzma should get more looks on the interior.
Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) questionable
Chris Duarte (foot) OUT
Brogdon missed Tuesday’s game and is unlikely to play Wednesday. Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield continue to be the strong fantasy/DFS plays on Indiana’s roster.
RJ Barrett (ankle) OUT
Nerlens Noel (foot) OUT
Barrett and Noel are out, meaning Obi Toppin and Mitchell Robinson are the best value plays on the Knicks for fantasy/DFS purposes.
Update: Jeremy Lamb (ankle) OUT
Davion Mitchell (hand) questionable
Update — Mitchell has been ruled OUT for tonight
The Kings are listing Mitchell as questionable to play against the Bulls tonight.
Dennis Smith Jr. (elbow) OUT
Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) OUT
It continues to be the Anfernee Simons show in Portland with Smith Jr. and Bledsoe out.
Ja Morant (ankle) questionable
Update: Morant will play tonight.
Morant missed Tuesday’s game and Tyus Jones got the start. Look for him and De’Anthony Melton to be major factors if Morant sits out Wednesday as well.
Fred VanVleet (knee) questionable
Update: VanVleet has been ruled out. Khem Birch will get the start in his place.
VanVleet is now dealing with a knee issue. Gary Trent Jr. and OG Anunoby would be the primary beneficiaries in fantasy/DFS formats if VanVleet sits.
Anthony Edwards (leg) TBD
Update: Edwards will play tonight.
Edwards suffered this injury Tuesday against the Hornets, so we’ll see what his status is later.
Tre Jones (knee) doubtful
With Jones unlikely to play, Dejounte Murray will take on an even bigger role in the offense. Look for Devin Vassell to be a value play Wednesday.
Update: Kevin Porter Jr. is OUT due to illness.
Update: Christian Wood is OUT due to illness.
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Monte Morris (concussion) available
With Morris questionable, Bones Hyland and Austin Rivers become prime targets to add in fantasy/DFS lineups Wednesday.
Klay Thompson (injury management) expected to play
Otto Porter Jr. (injury management) expected to play
Both Thompson and Porter Jr. are likely to suit up, which would suppress Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga’s ceiling in fantasy/DFS contests. Both are still value plays given Golden State’s offensive firepower.
Rudy Gobert (calf) questionable
Gobert is probably not going to play here, just given the schedule. He’ll look to recover over the All-Star break. Hassan Whiteside and Udoka Azubuike will be the primary big men for Utah.
LeBron James (knee) questionable
Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) OUT
Anthony Davis (wrist) probable
Anthony and Avery Bradley are out. Davis is going to play. With James questionable, look for Malik Monk and Russell Westbrook to gain additional value if he’s ruled out. It’s likely Trevor Ariza will get the start if James sits.