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LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, OG Anunoby headline NBA injury report for Tuesday, April 5

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Tuesday, April 5 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on April 1, 2022 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles, California.
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With no games on Monday due to the NCAA title game, Tuesday’s NBA slate is loaded with 12 games on tap. Here’s the day’s injury report in the association, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications. With the play-in tournament a week away, these final games could determine a lot when it comes to playoff seeding.

NBA Injury Report: April 5

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers

Malcolm Brogdon (rest) OUT

Update - As expected, Brogdon has been ruled out as the Pacers continue to play younger guys.

The Pacers have consistently held Brogdon out while they “develop younger players” late in the season, so don’t expect him to play much. Tyrese Haliburton remains a useful fantasy/DFS play for Indiana.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic

Evan Mobley (ankle) OUT

Mobley is still out, so Moses Brown is likely to continue getting run as the starter. He’s a value add in fantasy/DFS formats.

Jalen Suggs (ankle) available
Franz Wagner (ankle) available
Wendell Carter Jr. (wrist) OUT
Gary Harris (personal) OUT
Cole Anthony (toe) OUT

Update - Great news for the Magic, as both Suggs and Wagner are available for Tuesday’s game against the Cavaliers. The former is a nice value add with Anthony out, while the latter should see heavy minutes as he’s set to start.

Update - Anthony is out, and Harris is also out. This means Fultz is likely to get heavy minutes, while Suggs could see extended time as well if he does play.

The Magic are looking to get Suggs and Wagner extended minutes late, but both are dealing with injuries. Cole Anthony, Markelle Fultz and Mo Bamba might be the best fantasy/DFS options for this Orlando team.

Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets

Bruce Brown (illness) available
Seth Curry (ankle) OUT
Goran Dragic (protocols) OUT
James Johnson (illness) OUT

Update - Johnson has been ruled out, meaning Kessler Edwards likely sees more time at the forward position in this game.

Update - Curry has already been ruled out, so Mills and Thomas are great value plays in fantasy/DFS formats against a bad Houston team.

The Nets have some injuries among their rotation players. It looks like Patty Mills and Cam Thomas are going to get heavy minutes in this one, especially if Curry sits.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler (toe) available
Kyle Lowry (soreness) OUT
Caleb Martin (calf) available
PJ Tucker (knee) available
Gabe Vincent (toe) available

Update - Lowry is out but the rest of the Heat are in. Vincent is a great value addition as he’s likely to get more minutes with Lowry resting. Max Strus likely remains in the starting lineup and is another value fantasy/DFS play.

The Heat are potentially going to be out a good chunk of their rotation. Tyler Herro is a nice play in this scenario, especially if Lowry and Vincent are both out. Victor Oladipo could also be a nice addition.

Gordon Hayward (foot) OUT

The Hornets have ruled Hayward out for Tuesday’s game. Even though he’s recovered from the ankle injury, Charlotte will monitor his workload ahead of the playoffs. Look for Miles Bridges and PJ Washington to take on bigger roles with Hayward out.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors

Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) available
Danilo Gallinari (knee) OUT
Jalen Johnson (concussion) available

Update - Bogdanovic will play, while Gallinari will sit. De’Andre Hunter and Kevin Huerter remain great plays but should see extra minutes with Gallinari out.

Johnson is available and will get big minutes if both Bogdanovic and Gallinari sit.

OG Anunoby (quad) OUT

Update - Anunoby has officially been ruled out for Tuesday’s game, freeing up more minutes for Trent Jr. and Barnes on the perimeter.

If Anunoby sits, Gary Trent Jr. and Scottie Barnes should be elevated in fantasy/DFS formats.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls

Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) available

Update - As expected, Antetokounmpo will suit up for the Bucks Tuesday night.

Antetokounmpo is likely to play but in the event he sits, both Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton should deliver big performances in fantasy/DFS formats.

Zach LaVine (knee) OUT

Update - LaVine has officially been ruled out.

Update - LaVine is now unlikely to play per Adrian Wojnarowski. White looks like a great pickup in fantasy/DFS formats at the moment.

Update - LaVine has been downgraded to questionable, which is not a good sign for his availability.

LaVine’s knee has been on and off this whole season. If he sits, Coby White would be a value addition.

Washington Wizards vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Kyle Kuzma (knee) OUT

Kuzma is out, which means the Wizards will roll with Daniel Gafford and Kristaps Porzingis in the frontcourt.

Patrick Beverley (ankle) OUT

Update - Beverley is out, which means Russell and Nowall could be good filler options in fantasy/DFS contests.

Beverley has been added to the injury report. If he doesn’t go, look for D’Angelo Russell to get additional ball-handling duties, with Jaylen Nowall also being involved in the backcourt.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Tre Mann (hamstring) OUT

Mann would’ve been one of the few playable options in this game, but he’s out. It’s hard to see anyone else having value here.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets

Dejounte Murray (illness) OUT
Jock Landale (foot) OUT

Murray and Landale are out, so Tre Jones, Devin Vassell and Jakob Poeltl are the additions to make in fantasy/DFS contests.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz

Dillon Brooks (knee) OUT
Desmond Bane (ankle) available
Jaren Jackson Jr. (load management) available
Steven Adams (calf) available
Tyus Jones (hand) available

Update - Brooks is out but the Grizzlies are otherwise intact in Tuesday’s contest against the Jazz.

The Grizzlies are returning a big chunk of their lineup, but Bane has the most upside with Brooks likely to sit. Jones is also nice value with Ja Morant out.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings

Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) OUT

Update - The big man has been ruled out. Hernangomez and Hayes are both starting so those guys will be better value plays than Nance, even though he figures to also get decent minutes.

If Valanciunas sits, look for the Pelicans to roll with Larry Nance, Willy Hernangomez and Jaxson Hayes in the frontcourt. Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum are likely to get some additional shots in this scenario.

De’Aaron Fox (hand) OUT
Alex Len (back) OUT

Update - Len has been ruled out. Jones is getting the start at center for the Kings.

Davion Mitchell continues to be an excellent fantasy/DFS options with Fox out. If Len sits, that opens up frontcourt minutes for Damian Jones.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns

LeBron James (ankle) OUT
Anthony Davis (foot) available

Update - While Davis is available for the Lakers, this is unlikely to move the needle in terms of winning the game. The Suns are still the team to bet on in this contest, but Russell Westbrook has now moved into a higher tier in fantasy/DFS formats with James out and Davis in.

Update - James has been ruled out with his ankle injury, so the Lakers are going to be shorthanded going up against the best team in the West.

If either star sits, Russell Westbrook would be a solid stat-stuffing option. Malik Monk and Carmelo Anthony are value additions in any scenario, but the Lakers badly need both stars to suit up in this game.