We’ve got a big Saturday slate in the NBA with nine games on tap, featuring ABC’s primetime contest and ESPN2 carrying LeBron James’ chase for the scoring title. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: February 4
Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets
Kristaps Porzingis (injury management) - available
Bradley Beal (foot) - OUT
Update - Beal has been ruled out, which opens up minutes for Deni Avdija and Corey Kispert in Washington’s rotation.
Update - Beal is officially questionable for the game. Porzingis is not on the injury report, so he’s in.
We’ll see how the Wizards, who have played their way into the playoff picture in the East, handle their key stars on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Ben Simmons (knee) - OUT
T.J. Warren (shin) - OUT
Kyrie Irving (trade request) - OUT
Update - Irving has been listed as out tonight, as has Simmons. Warren is doubtful to play, so he’s also going to be out. Cam Thomas and Patty Mills will have bigger roles here with Irving out.
Simmons and Warren are probably out. Kyrie Irving, who demanded a trade, is not being ruled out. With two key rotation guys out, the Nets will give Joe Harris, Royce O’Neale and Nic Claxton more run.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (foot) - available
LeBron James (ankle) - available
Russell Westbrook (illness) - available
Update - Everyone is in for the Lakers.
Update - Westbrook has been added to the report with an illness, and this tends to go south for players on the day of the game. We’ll see if he plays but if he sits, that’s more touches for James and Patrick Beverley as the lead ball handlers.
Both guys are expected to suit up. James is now 63 points away from passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the scoring record.
Phoenix Suns vs. Detroit Pistons
Cam Johnson (injury management) - available
Chris Paul (injury management) - available
Update - Johnson and Paul are not on the injury report, so it looks like both players will be in against Detroit.
Johnson sat Friday, so he’s likely to suit up here. Paul could be rested on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks
Jalen Brunson (illness) - available
Update: Brunson is in for the Knicks.
Brunson was a late scratch in Thursday’s win over the Heat. If he sits another game, Miles McBride and Immanuel Quickley will serve as the top point guards for New York. All-Star Julius Randle will be the top offensive option with R.J. Barrett also seeing more shots if Brunson is out.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Chicago Bulls
Nikola Vucevic (quad) - available
Patrick Williams (ankle) - available
Alex Caruso (foot) - OUT
Update - Vucevic and Williams are in for the Bulls, but Caruso is out. White should see more run on the perimeter off the bench as a result.
If Williams and Caruso cannot go, Derrick Jones Jr. and Coby White will see more run off the bench for the Bulls.
Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Victor Oladipo (ankle) - OUT
Kyle Lowry (knee) - OUT
Update - As expected, Oladipo has been ruled out.
Lowry is out, which means Gabe Vincent and Tyler Herro will take on bigger roles in this game. Oladipo being out elevates Max Strus in DFS formats.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) - available
Update - As expected, Antetokounmpo will suit up for this game.
Antetokounmpo should be good for this contest, as he has played in each of Milwaukee’s last six games.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Jalen Green (calf) - available
Eric Gordon (injury management) - OUT
Jae’Sean Tate (injury management) - OUT
Update - Green is back for the Rockets.
Green has been upgraded to questionable, while Tate is out due to injury maintenance. If Green plays, he’ll be a solid DFS add on volume.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors
Luka Doncic (heel) - OUT
Spencer Dinwiddie (injury management) - available
Update - Dinwiddie is in and should be the lead point guard for the Mavericks with Doncic out.
If Dinwiddie is available, he’s a good DFS addition given Doncic’s absence. Tim Hardaway Jr., Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith are all viable filler plays in this contest.
Draymond Green (calf) - available
Stephen Curry (leg) - available
Klay Thompson (illness) - available
Update - Curry and Green are in for Golden State.
Update - Thompson is in for the Warriors.
If Thompson is ruled out, Jordan Poole and Donte DiVincenzo will have bigger roles. Jonathan Kuminga should see more minutes if Green is ruled out.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Denver Nuggets
Trae Young (illness) - OUT
Update - Young has been ruled out for this game. AJ Griffin is getting the start for Atlanta over Holiday.
Young has popped up on the injury report with an illness, and this tends to end with the player being ruled out. If Young does sit, Dejounte Murray would be the lead point guard and Aaron Holiday likely gets the start.
Nikola Jokic (hamstring) - available
Aaron Gordon (ankle) - available
Update - Both Jokic and Gordon are in for Denver.
Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. are set to take on bigger roles, with secondary players like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Bruce Brown gaining value if one or both of Jokic and Gordon are ruled out.