We’ve got 15 games in the NBA to close out the regular season Sunday, which means every team will be in action. There are some teams who have decided to punt the final game with the postseason looming, while others are continuing to “develop younger players” ahead of the offseason. Here’s the injury report for the day’s games, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: April 10
Malcolm Brogdon (rest) OUT
The Pacers may have Brogdon as questionable but he’s not going to play. There’s even rumors of him being on the trading block this offseason. Indiana is not risking injury here.
Seth Curry (ankle) OUT
Goran Dragic (protocols) OUT
Update - Curry has been ruled out in a twist, which means Mills and Thomas get extended minutes here in a big game for the Nets for seeding.
Curry should be good to go, while Dragic is out. Patty Mills and Cam Thomas remain relevant in fantasy/DFS formats for this game.
Gordon Hayward (foot) OUT
Hayward is out, which elevates Miles Bridges and PJ Washington in fantasy/DFS formats.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) OUT
Khris Middleton (wrist) OUT
Grayson Allen (hip) OUT
Brook Lopez (load management) OUT
Bobby Portis (load management) OUT
Update - The Bucks don’t really want the No. 2 seed here, as they’re holding all their key guys out for this contest Sunday.
The Bucks appear to be punting this game, although Jordan Nwora and Pat Connaughton should see additional minutes here with Jrue Holiday likely also going on the injury report.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) available
The Hawks still have seeding up for grabs, so expect Bogdanovic to play. He’s a nice value addition along with De’Andre Hunter for this lineup.
Jalen Green (illness) available
Update - Green is available for the Rockets.
Green has been great in the second half of the season but if he doesn’t suit up, look for Kevin Porter Jr. and Jae’Sean Tate to be heavily involved in this Houston offense.
Ja Morant (knee) OUT
Jaren Jackson Jr. (thigh) OUT
Desmond Bane (foot) OUT
Brandon Clarke (thigh) OUT
Update - Morant, Jackson Jr. and potentially a host of other players will be out for Sunday’s game.
Morant played Saturday, so there’s a strong chance the Grizzlies hold him out Sunday. There’s a strong chance the Grizzlies rest everyone Sunday, so the Celtics should offer a host of value options in fantasy/DFS lineups.
Fred VanVleet (load management) OUT
OG Anunoby (quad) available
Pascal Siakam (rest) OUT
Update - VanVleeet has now been ruled out, along with Siakam. The Raptors are set at No. 5 in the East, so there’s no reason for them to play their top guys here. Anunoby is expected to be available but will be on a minutes limit and likely won’t play much.
VanVleet is expected to play, while Anunoby remains questionable. In either case, both Gary Trent Jr. and Scottie Barnes have proven themselves to be capable fantasy/DFS contributors.
R.J. Barrett (knee) OUT
Mitchell Robinson (illness) OUT
Barrett is out with a knee sprain, which means Obi Toppin is a nice add to lineups. Robinson is questionable and Taj Gibson would step into the lineup if the big man sits.
Jimmy Butler (toe) OUT
Gabe Vincent (toe) questionable
Tyler Herro (knee) OUT
Bam Adebayo (protocols) OUT
Kyle Lowry (rest) OUT
Update - The Heat have officially punted this game, with Herro and Lowry being out. Adebayo going to COVID protocols is not a great sign but the Heat have at least a full week before their first playoff game.
Butler has been ruled out, while Vincent is questionable. We’ll see exactly who plays in this game for Miami, who has the No. 1 seed in the East locked up.
Cole Anthony (toe) OUT
Wendell Carter Jr. (wrist) OUT
Mo Bamba (ankle) available
Jalen Suggs (ankle) OUT
Franz Wagner (ankle) OUT
The Magic are in tank mode, although Bamba should be a solid play if he does go given the other frontcourt options sitting.
Georges Niang (knee) OUT
James Harden (load management) OUT
Joel Embiid (load management) OUT
Tobias Harris (load management) available
Tyrese Maxey (load management) available
Update - Embiid and Harden are out for Sunday’s game.
The 76ers might give everyone the day off after a win Saturday over the Pacers.
DeMar DeRozan (rest) OUT
Nikola Vucevic (rest) OUT
Coby White (toe) OUT
Alex Caruso (back) OUT
Zach LaVine (knee) OUT
The Bulls are locked into the No. 6 seed and have decided to bench the stars. Ayo Dosunmu and Javonte Green could be nice value plays here against Minnesota.
D’Angelo Russell (illness) OUT
Karl-Anthony Towns (rest) OUT
Patrick Beverley (ankle) available
Towns is out, which means Jarred Vanderbilt could be in line for big minutes. Jaylen Nowall is also worth considering given the designations for Russell and Beverley.
Dejounte Murray (conditioning) available
Devin Vassell (heel) available
Keldon Johnson (rest) available
Update - Even though they’re locked into the No. 10 spot, the Spurs appear to be playing all their guys in this one.
We’ll see how the Spurs handle this game after resting the key guys Saturday against Golden State.
Maxi Kleber (ankle) OUT
With Kleber out, Davis Bertans would be the filler play for fantasy/DFS purposes.
Nikola Jokic (wrist) OUT
Aaron Gordon (hamstring) OUT
Monte Morris (elbow) OUT
Update - The Nuggets are sitting Jokic, Gordon and Morris in this game. They are not worried about seeding and could still beat LA’s bench guys in this game.
The Nuggets might already know their fate by the time the game rolls around. Jeff Green, Bones Hyland and JaMychal Green are the potential value adds here depending on how this injury report plays out.
Paul George (load management) OUT
Norman Powell (load management) OUT
The Clippers played Saturday, so they could opt to rest George knowing they are locked into the play-in tournament as the No. 8 seed.
Klay Thompson (load management) available
Draymond Green (load management) available
Otto Porter Jr. (load management) OUT
Andre Iguodala (load management) OUT
Andrew Wiggins (back) OUT
Thompson could be in after sitting Saturday, while Porter Jr. and Iguodala are out. The Warriors need a win to lock up the No. 3 seed, so look for Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga to be good additions to any fantasy/DFS lineup.
Brandon Ingram (hamstring) OUT
Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) OUT
Devonte’ Graham (knee) OUT
Herbert Jones (leg ) OUT
Update - The Pelicans are in the No. 9 spot, so they’re punting this game against the Warriors. CJ McCollum could still be playing in this one, but the backups like Jaxson Hayes and Jose Alvarado are the potential value adds here.
Ingram didn’t play Saturday, so we’ll see if the Pelicans are in the mood to chance it given they’re set in the 9-10 play-in game.
Cameron Payne (knee) OUT
Chris Paul (rest) OUT
Deandre Ayton (rest) OUT
Devin Booker (rest) OUT
Update - With the top seed locked up, the Suns are setting their sights on the postseason and punting this game.
Payne is out for the Suns, who are likely to rest a bunch of guys with the best record in the league locked up. Aaron Holiday is probably the best value addition here, along with Landry Shamet and JaVale McGee.
Bojan Bogdanovic (rest) OUT
Donovan Mitchell (illness) OUT
The Jazz are sitting some guys as well for this game, with Mitchell and Bogdanovic taking a break. Utah is in either the No. 5 or No. 6 spot, so there’s no chance at homecourt advantage in the first round.