We’ve got eight games on Sunday’s NBA slate, with one national TV game on NBA TV to cap off the weekend. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: January 15
Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) - available
Bojan Bogdanovic (illness) - OUT
Update - Stewart is in and will start. Bey will take on bigger role with Bogdanovic ruled out.
Stewart was originally taken off the report but got added again. He should suit up for Detroit and will likely get the start. Bogdanovic is questionable and if he doesn’t suit up, Saddiq Bey gains some value in DFS lineups.
Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) - OUT
Jalen Green (suspension) - OUT
Jae’Sean Tate (suspension) - OUT
Update - So much for Green being a DFS add. The guard has been suspended, along with Tate, for their role in an altercation with the Kings. Both players left their bench and even though they may not have directly escalated the situation, they put themselves in a position to potentially do so. The NBA does not give much leeway to players who leave the bench, and both guys will sit Sunday’s game.
Porter Jr. remains out, so Jalen Green is the natural add to DFS lineups in his place.
Paul George (hamstring) - OUT
Luke Kennard (calf) - OUT
Marcus Morris (knee) - OUT
John Wall (abdominal) - OUT
Update - As expected, both Wall and Morris are out for LA.
Reggie Jackson and Norman Powell are solid plays with Morris and Wall likely out. Kawhi Leonard remains the focal point of this team with Paul George sitting. Terance Mann will keep getting run with Kennard out.
DeMar DeRozan (quad) - OUT
Zach LaVine (hand) - available
Update - DeRozan has been ruled out, which means he’ll miss his third game in a row with this quad injury. LaVine is in.
If DeRozan misses another game, Coby White will benefit and becomes a good filler play.
Ben Simmons (back) - OUT
Simmons being ruled out late is definitely suspect, but the Nets are being cautious with their guard.
Kevin Huerter (conditioning) - available
If Huerter remains out, Malik Monk and Harrison Barnes benefit as key cogs in Sacramento’s high-powered offense.
Gary Harris (hand) - available
Update - Harris is in for Orlando.
This could be a revenge game for Harris if he suits up. If he doesn’t, that means more minutes for Franz Wagner.
Jamal Murray (ankle) - available
Nikola Jokic (injury management) - available
Update - Both stars are in for the Nuggets.
Murray should be in, and will take on a bigger role offensively if Jokic is out.
Luka Doncic (injury management) - OUT
Christian Wood (ankle) - available
Update - Doncic is out, but Wood is back in for the Mavericks.
We’ll see how the Mavs handle their star guard on the second night of a back-to-back. Wood didn’t play Saturday so his status is worth checking too.
Damian Lillard (ankle) - available
Update - Lillard is not on the injury report, so he’s good to go for the second game of this back-to-back set.
Lillard has played through this injury but the back-to-back set might force the Blazers to make a different decision. If he sits, Anfernee Simons and Shaedon Sharpe would be elevated in DFS contests.
Tobias Harris (knee) - available
Joel Embiid (injury management) - available
James Harden (injury management) - available
Tyrese Maxey (injury management) - available
Update - Harris and Harden are both in and starting.
Update - It looks like everyone is going to be in for Philly outside of Harris, who remains questionable. Harden is closer to probable according to Doc Rivers, so the 76ers are going to go with their main guys on the second night of the back-to-back set.
We’ll how the Sixers handle their key players on the second night of a back-to-back.
LeBron James (ankle) - available
Update - As expected, James is in for LA.
James should be in for the Lakers.