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Luka Doncic, Andrew Wiggins, LeBron James headline NBA injury report for Saturday, January 7

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Saturday, January 7 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Boston Celtics v Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks walks off the court after the Boston Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks 124-95 at American Airlines Center on January 05, 2023 in Dallas, Texas.
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We’ve got just five games on Saturday’s NBA slate, with action tipping off at 6 p.m. ET. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: January 7

Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs

Keldon Johnson (hamstring) - OUT
Jakob Poeltl (Achilles) - OUT

Update - Johnson is out, and Poeltl is also out. The Spurs are on the second night of a back-to-back, so it makes sense for them to not push the big man with a history of knee problems this season.

Johnson suffered this injury Friday against the Pistons and he seems unlikely to play here. If he is ruled out, Jeremy Sochan and Josh Richardson could be good value adds in DFS lineups.

Utah Jazz vs. Chicago Bulls

Zach LaVine (injury management) - available
Alex Caruso (ankle) - OUT

Update - Caruso is once again out for the Bulls.

Update - Caruso is questionable, while LaVine is not listed on the injury report.

Caruso didn’t play Friday, so we’ll see if he can suit up Saturday. LaVine has played some back-to-back sets this season, so there’s a chance he takes the court again Saturday after playing 38 minutes in Friday’s win.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

CJ McCollum (rest) - OUT
Jonas Valanciunas (hand) - available

Update - Valanciunas is available for the Pelicans.

McCollum is ruled out, while Valanciunas is questionable. Larry Nance Jr. has also been ruled out, so the Pelicans might end up punting on this game.

Luka Doncic (ankle) - available

Update - Doncic is in for the Mavericks, as expected.

Doncic has continued to play insane minutes and the Mavericks occasionally do sit him for rest. He has popped up at times with an ankle injury as well, but Dallas should have its star point guard in.

Orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors

Andrew Wiggins (illness) - available
Andre Iguodala (injury management) - available

Update - Wiggins is going to be on a minutes limit Saturday but he’s set to start and will make his return to the floor for the Warriors.

Wiggins missed 15 games with a groin injury and then an illness. He is set to return to the floor and will help the Warriors tremendously on both sides of the ball. Iguodala is set to make his season debut and is expected to be on a minutes limit if he does play.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings

LeBron James (ankle) - available
Russell Westbrook (foot) - available
Lonnie Walker (knee) - OUT
Troy Brown Jr. (quad) - OUT

Update - James and Westbrook are in, while Brown Jr. is out.

Update - Westbrook is expected to play, while James and Brown Jr. are questionable. James will have the biggest impact in terms of moving the line.

We’ll see exactly who suits up for the Lakers in this one later in the day.

Malik Monk (calf) - OUT

Update - Monk has been ruled out.

If Monk is out, Kevin Huerter and Harrison Barnes will see more shots in the offense.