We’ve got a loaded NBA slate Wednesday with 10 games on tap, anchored by ESPN’s doubleheader. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: February 15
San Antonio Spurs vs. Charlotte Hornets
Tre Jones (foot) - OUT
Jones is out, so Malaki Branham should be getting the start and is a strong value play in a favorable matchup against the Hornets.
Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers
DeMar DeRozan (thigh) - OUT
Alex Caruso (foot) - available
DeRozan could be out through the All-Star break and longer. Zach LaVine and Ayo Dosunmu should see more shots with him out. Caruso is a game-time call and could be held out with this being the last game before the break.
Myles Turner (back) - available
If Turner is out, Isaiah Jackson should be a strong value add in DFS lineups.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Joel Embiid (foot) - available
PJ Tucker (calf) - available
Both guys should be in for Philly.
Cedi Osman (neck) - OUT
Danny Green - available
New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks
John Collins (hip) - available
De’Andre Hunter (ankle) - available
If Collins is out, Onyeka Okongwu should get more minutes. Saddiq Bey got the start last time he was ruled out, so he could be a good filler play.
Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum (illness) - available
Al Horford (injury management) - available
Robert Williams (injury management) - OUT
Marcus Smart (ankle) - available
Derrick White (ear) - available
Mike Muscala (injury management) - OUT
Update - The big news for Boston is Tatum will play. Smart also returns after a long absence, and could have his minutes managed. Muscala is out and Horford is in. The veteran big man could be a solid DFS addition if Robert Williams is ultimately ruled out.
Tatum was initially set to be out but is now uncertain, while Horford should be in. We’ll see how Boston handles Williams on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets
Tyler Herro (ankle) - OUT
Victor Oladipo (ankle) - OUT
With Herro and Oladipo both out, Max Strus is an excellent DFS option. Gabe Vincent should remain in the starting lineup with Kyle Lowry sidelined.
Seth Curry (groin) - available
Curry is back in and should take some perimeter minutes away from Joe Harris and Royce O’Neale.
Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Lauri Markkanen (knee) - OUT
There’s a chance Markkanen sits ahead of the All-Star break, especially with the showcase being in Salt Lake City. If he does get ruled out, Kelly Olynyk and Walker Kessler should see more minutes in the frontcourt.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets
Tim Hardaway Jr. (hamstring) - OUT
Reggie Bullock (illness) - available
Christian Wood (illness) - available
Kyrie Irving (back) - OUT
Update — Kyrie has been added to the injury report as questionable due to lower back stiffness.
These are Dallas’ top role players. If one or two of these guys are in, they’ll naturally get a boost. We’ll see who suits up here before making a fantasy/DFS recommendation.
Jamal Murray (knee) - OUT
Aaron Gordon (ribs) - OUT
Update - Both Gordon and Murray are out for Denver.
Bruce Brown will once again get the start if Murray sits. Michael Porter Jr. stands to benefit if Gordon remains out.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers
CJ McCollum (ankle) - available
Update - McCollum is in for the Pelicans.
If McCollum is out, Brandon Ingram and Trey Murphy are the top DFS filler plays for New Orleans.
Anthony Davis (foot) - available
LeBron James (ankle) - available
Update - James and Davis will both start Wednesday against the Pelicans.
Davis should be in, while James is reportedly on track to play after missing three games. We’ll see how the Lakers handle him once they go through shootaround and warmups.