There are nine games on Friday’s NBA slate, anchored by a doubleheader on ESPN. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: January 13
Herbert Jones (back) - OUT
Update - Jones is out for New Orleans.
If Jones doesn’t play, Trey Murphy and Naji Marshall are set to get big minutes against Detroit.
Jalen Duren (ankle) - OUT
Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) - OUT
Update - Stewart is out, meaning Noel will get the start.
If Stewart is in, he’ll be the main center, If not, Nerlens Noel is a fine DFS value play here.
Trae Young (illness) - available
Young is in for the Hawks. Clint Capela remains sidelined, so Onyeka Okongwu is a good DFS value add.
Tyrese Haliburton (elbow, knee) - OUT, expected to miss at least 2 weeks
Myles Turner (back) - OUT
Update - Turner is out for Indiana.
Bennedict Mathurin should get big minutes with Haliburton out. If Turner sits, Jalen Smith and Isaiah Jackson are in line for a lot of playing time.
Bradley Beal (hamstring) - OUT
Kristaps Porzingis (ribs) - available
Daniel Gafford (ankle) - available
Monte Morris (hamstring) - OUT
Update - Porzingis and Gafford are both in and will start for Washington. Morris is out.
Beal is cleared to return to basketball activities but remains out. If Porzingis and Gafford are both out, Rui Hachimura is a solid value add. Kyle Kuzma has the biggest boost offensively if Beal and Porzingis are both out.
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
DeMar DeRozan (quad) - OUT
Zach LaVine (hand) - available
Update - DeRozan is out, but LaVine is in as expected.
With DeRozan likely out, Coby White likely gets more playing time. Alex Caruso got the start the last time DeRozan sat. LaVine should be in, and becomes Chicago’s top offensive option here.
Chris Paul (hip) - OUT
Landry Shamet (hip) - OUT
Deandre Ayton (ankle) - available
Update - Ayton makes his return to the lineup for Phoenix.
Mikal Bridges remains a strong fantasy asset with Paul and Shamet out. If Ayton sits, it looks like Jock Landale is the preferred center in Phoenix.
Anthony Edwards (hip) - available
Kyle Anderson (illness) - available
Update - Both Edwards and Anderson are in for Minnesota.
Jaden McDaniels looks like a great DFS add with both Edwards and Anderson questionable. Edwards left the last game with hip soreness before returning, so this seems like it is going to be a lingering thing.
Jalen Suggs (ankle) - available
Update - Suggs is in for Orlando.
The Magic hope to have Suggs back in a full capacity. If he doesn’t play, Markelle Fultz and Cole Anthony seem to be the main backcourt options for Orlando.
Collin Sexton (hamstring) - expected to play
Mike Conley (rest) - OUT
Update - Sexton is going to have a minutes limit. Conley has been ruled out for rest purposes.
Sexton is expected to be back after missing five games. This has been a lingering injury for the guard but if he plays with no issues, he’ll take some minutes and shots away from Jordan Clarkson.
Nikola Jokic (injury management) - OUT
Jamal Murray (ankle) - available
Bruce Brown (calf) - available
Update - Murray and Brown are in for the Nuggets, as expected.
Update - Jokic is out Friday.
Update - According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Jokic is unlikely to suit up for Friday’s contest.
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic (wrist) is unlikely to play vs. the LA Clippers tonight (10 ET, ESPN), sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 13, 2023
Jokic is the big domino here, as Murray and Brown are both expected to be in. If the big man doesn’t play, the Nuggets could use a smaller lineup with Aaron Gordon at the five.
Paul George (hamstring) - OUT
Luke Kennard (calf) - OUT
Kawhi Leonard is the main offensive option with George out. Kennard sitting means Terance Mann gains some value as a rotation player.
Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) - OUT
With Porter Jr. out, Jalen Green becomes a viable filler play in DFS formats.
Kevin Huerter (illness) - OUT
Update - Huerter is out for Sacramento.
Malik Monk and Harrison Barnes would be the biggest beneficiaries of Huerter sitting.