We’ve got seven games on Saturday’s NBA slate, starting off early with a nationally televised contest on ABC. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: January 14
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) - OUT
Grayson Allen (ankle) - available
Update - Antetokounmpo has been formally ruled out for Saturday’s game.
Update - It tuns out Antetokounmpo is expected to sit once again due to knee soreness. This will elevate Jrue Holiday in fantasy/DFS lineups.
Antetokounmpo is the big name here, and we expect him to play after sitting Thursday’s game. Allen is a nice DFS play with Khris Middleton still sidelined.
Tyler Herro (Achilles) - OUT
Kyle Lowry (knee) - OUT
Update - Herro has been ruled out for the Heat. Strus is good to put in DFS lineups.
Lowry remains out, elevating Gabe Vincent in fantasy/DFS lineups. If Herro doesn’t play, Max Strus is the next man up for Miami.
Malcolm Brogdon (personal) - available
Update - Brogdon is in for Boston.
If Brogdon doesn’t play, Marcus Smart and Derrick White will be the primary guards for Boston.
Gordon Hayward (hamstring) - OUT
Update - As expected, Hayward has been ruled out and McDaniels is safe to insert in DFS lineups as a result.
With Hayward out, Jalen McDaniels continues to be a great value play in DFS lineups.
Dillon Brooks (ankle) - OUT
Brandon Clarke (hip) - available
John Konchar (illness) - OUT
Update - Brooks is out, while Clarke is in for Memphis.
Desmond Bane would be a nice play with Konchar out and Brooks potentially also out. If Clarke plays, Steven Adams will see a reduction in minutes.
Myles Turner (back) - OUT
Update - Turner has been ruled out once again with back issues. Jalen Smith and Isaiah Jackson are in line for big minutes once again with the Pacers thin in the frontcourt.
Update - Turner is questionable.
Turner didn’t play Friday, so we’ll see how the Pacers approach the big man here.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (quad) - OUT
Update - Bogdanovic is out for Saturday’s game.
Bogdanovic is the first to pop up on the injury report for the Hawks on the second night of a back-to-back set. Atlanta did manage the guard with his knee issue, so this is likely a precautionary listing. If he’s held out, Jalen Johnson and De’Andre Hunter will get more looks on the perimeter for the Hawks.
Donovan Mitchell (illness) - available
Update - Mitchell will play Saturday.
Mitchell is a late add with an illness, and these situations tend to go south. However, it’s not a muscle or bone ailment so there’s a chance Mitchell could power through here.
Anthony Edwards (hip) - available
Kyle Anderson (illness) - available
Update - Both Edwards and Anderson are in for the T-Wolves.
Both guys played Friday, so we’ll see if they are able to pull through on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Tobias Harris (knee) - OUT
Update - Harris is out for the 76ers.
If Harris is out, that means more shots and minutes for James Harden, Tyrese Maxey and possibly even Montrezl Harrell.
Collin Sexton (injury management) - OUT
Mike Conley (injury management) - available
Lauri Markkanen (hip) - OUT
Update - Markannen has been ruled out. Conley is in for Utah.
Update - Markannen has been added to the report with a hip injury. This is likely a load management situation, but we’ll see if the stretch forward can suit up on the second night of a back-to-back. Sexton is out.
Sexton just came back from a hamstring injury. The Jazz likely don’t push him here. Conley didn’t play Friday, so he could go Saturday.
Christian Wood (ankle) - OUT
Update - Wood has been ruled out for Dallas.
If Wood can’t go, peripheral players like Tim Hardaway Jr., Spencer Dinwiddie and Reggie Bullock gain some value.
Damian Lillard (ankle) - available
Update - Lillard is in for Portland.
Lillard played Thursday, so he’s likely to go here as well. If he doesn’t play, Shaedon Sharpe and Anfernee Simons gain some value in DFS formats.