We’ve got nine games on Saturday’s NBA slate, headlined by ABC’s primetime showcase game. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: February 11
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets
Joel Embiid (foot) - available
Update - Embiid is in for Philly.
Update - Embiid is officially listed as questionable.
Embiid will likely be deemed questionable even though he’s healthy, and we’ll see if the Sixers give him some rest on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Nic Claxton (hamstring) - available
Update - Claxton is in for Brooklyn.
Claxton is set to return after missing Thursday’s game, and he’ll likely start ahead of Day’Ron Sharpe in Brooklyn’s rotation.
Denver Nuggets vs. Charlotte Hornets
Aaron Gordon (ribs) - OUT
Jamal Murray (knee) - OUT
Update - Both Gordon and Murray are out, which means Porter Jr. and Brown should be strong value adds in DFS formats.
If Gordon is out, Michael Porter Jr. will gain value as an offensive option. If Murray is ruled out, Bruce Brown is likely to start as Denver’s point guard.
Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic
Victor Oladipo (ankle) - OUT
Gabe Vincent (ankle) - available
Jimmy Butler (injury management) - available
Bam Adebayo (injury management) - available
Tyler Herro (back) - available
Update - Everyone but Oladipo is in for Miami.
Update - The stars should be in for Miami, while Vincent is also listed as probable to suit up on the second night of a back-to-back set.
We’ll see how the Heat handle their guys on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Gary Harris (groin) - available
Update - Ross is in the process of getting a buyout from Orlando, so he’s likely out in this one. However, Harris is in for the Magic and should get minutes behind Wagner.
If Harris can’t go, look for Franz Wagner and Terrence Ross to be bigger factors in this contest.
Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards
Kyle Kuzma (ankle) - OUT
Kuzma has been ruled out with his ankle injury, which elevates Kristaps Porzingis and Daniel Gafford in fantasy/DFS formats.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks
Keldon Johnson (ankle) - available
Jeremy Sochan (back) - available
Tre Jones (foot) - available
Update - Sochan is in for San Antonio.
Update - Sochan is questionable, but Johnson and Jones are both available to play.
All three guys sat in Friday’s game. Johnson is most likely to be able to suit up here, but the Spurs are in tank mode and might opt to sit him again.
Utah Jazz vs. New York Knicks
Jordan Clarkson (illness) - available
Russell Westbrook (trade) - OUT
Update - Clarkson is in for the Jazz and should be a solid filler play.
Update - Clarkson is questionable, while Westbrook is still working through a buyout situation and won’t suit up for Utah tonight.
Clarkson missed Friday’s game with an illness, so we’ll see if he’s able to go Saturday. If he’s ruled out again, that means more minutes of Collin Sexton and Ochai Agbaji.
Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
DeMar DeRozan (hip) - available
Alex Caruso (foot) - available
Patrick Williams (ankle) - available
Update - Everyone is in for Chicago.
Everyone should be in for Chicago.
Darius Garland (injury management) - available
Donovan Mitchell (injury management) - available
We’ll see how the Cavs handle their starting guards on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors
Anthony Davis (foot) - available
LeBron James (ankle) - OUT
Update - Davis is in for the Lakers.
Update - James has been ruled out, which is a sign his ankle injury might be more serious than many believed. It’s an unexpected absence for the King, who also missed Thursday’s game. Davis and D’Angelo Russell will be the top offensive options for LA with James out.
James sat Thursday’s game but both stars should be in for the Lakers. New additions D’Angelo Russell, Jarred Vanderbilt, Malik Beasley and Mo Bamba should also be available.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings
Luka Doncic (heel) - available
Update - Doncic is in and will not be on a minutes limit.
Update - It looks like Doncic will be in for this game, as he’s officially being listed as probable. He’ll take away from Kyrie Irving’s production a bit, but Doncic might also be on a bit of a minutes limit. That’s something to keep in mind before backing him in fantasy/DFS and player props.
Doncic missed Friday’s game after he was expected to play due to some lingering heel soreness. We’ll see how he feels ahead of this contest.
Malik Monk (ankle) - OUT
Domantas Sabonis (thigh) - available
Update - Sabonis is in for the Kings.
Update - Monk has been ruled out, and Sabonis is questionable on the second night of a back-to-back. If he’s ruled out, that could move the line a little bit.
Monk suffered this injury in Friday’s game and did not return. We’ll see if he can suit up tonight but if he can’t, Kevin Huerter and Harrison Barnes will see more run.