The NBA injury report is always a terrifying journey night in and night out. Tuesday night is no different with plenty of big names popping up on the list. Most notably is LeBron James and Nikola Jokic for the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets. We’re going to update you on their status for Tuesday as well the rest of the NBA teams in action.
NBA Injury Report: Tuesday, Jan. 24
Bulls vs. Pacers
Goran Dragic (illness) — Out
Andrew Nembhard (illness) — Out
Trevelin Queen (callup) — Available
Celtics vs. Heat
Marcus Smart (ankle) — Out
Jaylen Brown (groin) — Out
Robert Williams (injury management) — Expected to play
Malcolm Brogdon (personal) — Out
Al Horford (back) — Out
Jimmy Butler (back) — Out
Update — Butler is a surprise addition to the injury report (shocker). So the Heat won’t have their best player on Tuesday night vs. the Celtics.
Update — So this creates a bit of wrinkle for the slate. Brown, Smart, Brogdon and Horford are all out for the Celtics. So Boston will operate mostly with Jayson Tatum, Time Lord and that’s about it. Grant Williams and Payton Pritchard will be interesting value options. Derrick White will also be super chalky in DFS.
The Celtics are coming off a tough loss to the Orlando Magic on Monday night and will be trying to bounce back. We don’t have an update on Smart and Brogdon ATM so we’ll consider them questionable as of this afternoon. We should get more clarity when the afternoon/mid-day report comes out from the NBA. If Smart and Brogdon are good to go, that puts the Celtics in a very strong spot.
Cavaliers vs. Knicks
Donovan Mitchell (groin) — Will Play
Immanuel Quickley (knee) — Will Play
Nuggets vs. Pelicans
Nikola Jokic (hamstring) — Will Play
Michael Porter Jr. (personal) — Out
Bones Hyland (finger) — Out
Peyton Watson (adductor) — Available
Brandon Ingram (toe) — Out
Naji Marshall (toe) — Out
The Nuggets will be the most polarizing team on the injury report for Tuesday night. Most of their key players are questionable to play. If Jokic and MPJ are both out, that would have a big impact on how we approach this game from a betting and fantasy perspective. It may be tough to find any player props. The Nuggets are slight favorites at -1 on DraftKings Sportsbook. That could swing one way or the other if Jokic sits.
Wizards vs. Mavericks
Hornets vs. Suns
LaMelo Ball (ankle, wrist) — Out
Cody Martin (knee) — Out
Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Out
Deandre Ayton (illness) — Out
Landry Shamet (foot) — Out
Clippers vs. Lakers
Luke Kennard (calf) — Out
Moses Brown (sent down) — Out
LeBron James (ankle) — Questionable
Rui Hachimura (trade) — Out