There are nine games on Wednesday’s NBA slate, featuring ESPN’s doubleheader with Grizzlies-Knicks and Nuggets-Jazz to highlight the day. The schedule also has a star-studded injury report, with some of the game’s best attempting to shake off issues ahead of the trade deadline and All-Star break. Here’s Wednesday’s injury report in the association.
NBA Injury Report: February 2
Domantas Sabonis (protocols) OUT
If Sabonis can’t clear protocols, Isaiah Jackson and Torrey Craig will take most of the minutes in the frontcourt.
Bradley Beal (wrist) OUT
Beal has been ruled out for a week, so he’ll miss the game against the 76ers. Look for Corey Kispert, Spencer Dinwiddie and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to see additional opportunities with Beal out.
Furkan Korkmaz (knee) OUT
Seth Curry (hip) OUT
Update - Curry has unexpectedly been ruled out for Wednesday’s game. Look for Georges Niang and Matisse Thybulle to be the primary shooting guards for Philadelphia in this game.
With Korkmaz sidelined, the 76ers will have Seth Curry, Georges Niang and Tyrese Maxey operate on the perimeter. The former two guys will be taking most of the outside shots, so they’ll carry some additional value.
Gordon Hayward (conditioning) OUT
Kelly Oubre Jr. (ankle) available
Hayward has cleared protocols but is ruled out for conditioning purposes. Oubre Jr. expects to play and should see heavy minutes. Miles Bridges and Terry Rozier are also strong plays for Charlotte.
Robert Williams (toe) available
Dennis Schroder (Achilles) available
Update - Both Williams and Schroder are in for the Celtics. The former is likely the better play in fantasy/DFS lineups.
Both Williams and Schroder were late adds to the injury report but are expected to play. Look for Grant Williams and Payton Pritchard to get additional run if the players above cannot suit up Wednesday.
Steven Adams (ankle) available
Update - Adams is available for the Grizzlies Wednesday, which will likely eat into Clarke’s minutes.
If Adams is sidelined, look for Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke to handle most of the minutes in the frontcourt.
Darius Garland (back) OUT
Garland is out and the Cavaliers have some issues with injuries in the backcourt. Rajon Rondo likely gets the start here, but don’t be surprised if Cedi Osman handles the ball more in a creator role.
Kristaps Porzingis (knee) OUT
With Porzingis out, Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell will be among your top DFS value plays for Wednesday.
Nikola Jokic (toe) OUT
Aaron Gordon (hamstring) OUT
Update - Jokic has been ruled out, which swings this contest heavily in Utah’s favor. Gordon has also been ruled out, so Jeff Green and JaMychal Green will be the ones to get most of the minutes in the frontcourt for Denver.
Update - Jokic is officially listed as questionable, and Gordon has been added to the injury report with a hamstring issue. If he can’t go, look for Jeff Green to get additional opportunities offensively.
Jokic played Tuesday and could power through here. He’ll be a huge addition with Gobert out. If Jokic sits, look for Jeff Green and Aaron Gordon to get more looks down low.
Rudy Gobert (calf) OUT
Donovan Mitchell (concussion) OUT
Jordan Clarkson (knee) OUT
Update - Clarkson has been ruled out, so look for O’Neale to be a value play in fantasy/DFS contests.
Update - The hits keep coming for Utah, as Clarkson is now listed as questionable. If he doesn’t play, Royce O’Neale and Rudy Gay become value options in fantasy/DFS lineups.
The Jazz have started to go down, with Joe Ingles out for the season. Expect Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson to headline the stat sheet here for Utah.
James Harden (hand) available
Update - Harden is not on the injury report, so he’s good to go for Wednesday’s game against the Kings.
Harden played through this issue Tuesday and should be good for the back-to-back set against the Kings. If he can’t go, Kyrie Irving and Patty Mills are in for heavy minutes while Cam Thomas could get some additional run also.
De’Aaron Fox (ankle) OUT
Marvin Bagley (ankle) OUT
Update - Fox has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game, so look for Haliburton and Davion Mitchell to be taking on most of his minutes.
Fox has missed time with his ankle injury, so Tyrese Haliburton is a strong DFS pickup here. With Bagley already out, the Kings will probably roll with Alex Len and Chimezie Metu in the frontcourt. Richaun Holmes will round out the interior rotation for Sacramento in this game.
Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) available
Anfernee Simons (hip) available
Update - Both Nurkic and Simons are good to go for Portland Wednesday.
Both Nurkic and Simons are probable, with the former being a rebounding machine if he does suit up. Simons is a backup point guard who will continue getting solid minutes due to Damian Lillard’s absence.
LeBron James (knee) OUT
Anthony Davis (wrist) available
Malik Monk (groin) available
Update - Monk is available and will start for the Lakers Wednesday, making him an excellent value option in fantasy/DFS contests.
Update - James has been ruled out, while Davis is available to play. Look for the big man to get more touches with James out. Trevor Ariza and Carmelo Anthony should be absorbing most of the minutes at small forward.
James is doubtful, which means Trevor Ariza and Carmelo Anthony could see some time at power forward. Davis is likely to play and should dominate offensively. Monk, a perimeter threat, is also probable. Look for Austin Reaves as a potential value play in fantasy/DFS lineups.