The NBA announced All-Star Game starters on Thursday night and there weren’t many surprises. The one snub was Philadelphia 76ers C Joel Embiid, who didn’t get into the starting five out of the East, which could make the draft very interesting. We also saw Stephen Curry get in over a few notable guards in the West, including Damian Lillard, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Ja Morant.
Below we’re going to go over the NBA injury report for Friday, Jan. 27.
NBA Injury Report: Friday, Jan. 27
Bucks vs. Pacers
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Available
MarJon Beauchamp (knee) — Available
AJ Green (ankle) — Out
Giannis just came back in action after missing five games due to knee soreness, and has played in the Bucks’ last two contests since his return. Milwaukee went 2-3 in the stretch when Giannis was sidelined, and although he’s expected to see the floor in Indiana tonight, keep an eye on his status leading up to tip as his injury could sway the game’s result either way.
Myles Turner (ankle) — Available
Andrew Nembhard (illness) — Available
Aaron Nesmith (wrist) — Available
Trevelin Queen (G League) — Available
Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves
Desmond Bane (knee) — Out
John Konchar (concussion) — Out
Bane is dealing with some knee soreness ahead of tonight’s game against the Timberwolves. If he’s unable to go, Tyus Jones and Ziaire Williams could see an increased workload in Bane’s absence as the Grizzlies look to snap a four-game losing streak. Both players could be decent DFS value plays if they end up seeing bigger roles.
Rudy Gobert (groin) — Available
Taurean Prince (ankle) — Out
Magic vs. Heat
Jonathan Isaac (knee) — Out
Jimmy Butler (back) — In
Caleb Martin (quad) — Available
Max Strus (shoulder) — Available
Haywood Highsmith (shin) — Available
Butler will return to the lineup tonight after missing Miami’s game against Boston on Tuesday, though the Heat still got the 98-95 win without their best player. The Heat are 8-point favorites over the Magic and sliding Butler back in the lineup will only further cement that as they’re expected to come out on top over their in-state rivals.
Cavaliers vs. Thunder
Donovan Mitchell (groin) — Out
Kevin Love (back) — Out
Ricky Rubio (rest) — Out
Lu Dort (hamstring) — Out
Raptors vs. Warriors
Dalano Banton (hip) — Questionable
Andrew Wiggins (illness) — Questionable
Andre Iguodala (hip) — Out
Wiggins could miss his second consecutive game with a non-Covid illness after he was a late scratch in the Warriors’ 122-120 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Jonathan Kuminga would likely take his spot in the starting lineup against the Raptors tonight while the Dubs will remain the favorites against a Toronto team who have come away with a win in their last two outings.