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Tracking Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, LaMarcus Aldridge, others on December 6th NBA injury report [UPDATE]

Here we’ll track all the latest news and injuries for Friday’s 10-game slate.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns dribbles as Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell defends during the first quarter at American Airlines Center. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

There are 10 games going on in the NBA for Friday, December 6th and we’ll be keeping an eye on all the latest injuries and lineup news heading into lock at 7:00 p.m. ET. Below is a table tracking each notable player, and we’ll drop in updates throughout the day with useful information for both DFS and season-long fantasy basketball.

UPDATE: Cory Joseph (back) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) are both available to play vs. Spurs

UPDATE: Justise Winslow (back) has been ruled out vs. Wizards

With Winslow sidelined, Kendrick Nunn and Jimmy Butler get the biggest bump. Nunn is a good value play on DraftKings, and Butler also is a great play overall at $8,100.

UPDATE: Andrew Wiggins (thumb) has been ruled out, Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) will play vs. Thunder

So we got the big news of the night. Wiggins is out and KAT is available to play vs. the Thunder tonight. So with KAT in and Wiggins out, KAT is a great GPP play in DraftKings and obviously you’re going to start him in season-long. With Wiggins out, Robert Covington and Jarrett Culver get a nice little bump in usage, so both of them are viable DFS options.

UPDATE: JaMychal Green (tailbone) will not play vs. Bucks

UPDATE: Markieff Morris (neck) will not play vs. Pacers

Morris being out is a bit of a surprise, and it has some impact on how we approach Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond tonight. We also may see some Christian Wood off the bench since the Pistons don’t have much in the front court. He’d make for a decent value play, though on a 10-game slate, this game offers little appeal.

UPDATE: Dion Waiters (illness) will remain out vs. the Wizards

UPDATE: Deonte Burton suspended for Thunder

Update: Kevin Love (illness) has been ruled out vs. Magic

The Cavaliers will be without Love for tonight’s game vs. the Magic. With Love out, we’re still waiting on Tristan Thompson’s status, which appears unclear at this point. If both are out, Larry Nance Jr. will get a ton of minutes in the front court. Cedi Osman and John Henson would also be strong value plays on DraftKings, and worth a look as streamers in season-long.

UPDATE: Marvin Bagley (thumb) ruled out. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Cory Joseph questionable vs. Spurs

Bagley won’t make his return to the lineup tonight. Bogdanovic and Joseph remain questionable to play. If Joseph is out, expect Yogi Farrell to start in his place. Buddy Hield would also get a nice bump in usage and ball-handling.

UPDATE: Ian Mahinmi and Isaiah Thomas ruled out vs. Heat

The Wizards will be without Mahinmi and Thomas for a second straight game. With Thomas sidelined again, we can expect Ish Smith to get another start, so he’d be a solid pickup in season-long formats and is another value option on DraftKings in DFS.

UPDATE: LaMarcus Aldridge (thigh) is available to play vs. Kings

The Spurs will get LMA back in the lineup tonight against Sacramento after the PF missed the past two games. This should send Jakob Poeltl back to the bench and Lonnie Walker IV should see a decreased role after having a big game Tuesday vs. the Rockets. LMA is safe to roll out in season-long and his price on DK ($7,000) isn’t bad.

UPDATE: Thaddeus Young (personal) ruled out vs. Warriors

This is a bit of a surprise, but Thad Young won’t be available for Chicago tonight. With Young out and Otto Porter still sidelined, we should see more of rookie Daniel Gafford, as well as wing Denzel Valentine. Young is a strong defender, so bump to Warriors interior forwards.

UPDATE: D’Angelo Russell (thumb) will play vs. Bulls

D’Lo was listed as probable, so this isn’t all that surprising. Russell returned to action on Wednesday and scored 18 points in his return. That game was a blowout, so Russ only played around 26 minutes, but tonight he’s in a much better spot vs. Chicago. I’d say he’s safe to play in season-long, but not an appealing DFS option.

UPDATE: Karl-Anthony Towns (knee), Andrew Wiggins (thumb) both game-time decisions

This isn’t exactly GTD for both players, but we’ll see when they’re actually re-evaluated. With this news, we have to be a bit careful with KAT. Wiggins was questionable before, so it seems he’s trending in the direction of being out. Either way, we don’t know yet. If Wiggins is out, KAT is a great all-around play in DFS and season-long. If both are out, Robert Covington, Jeff Teague and Jarrett Culver are the way to go.

UPDATE: Kevin Love (illness) questionable vs. Magic

Love was not at shootaround and may not be able to play for the Cavaliers tonight vs. the Magic. If that’s the case, Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance Jr. should pick up the slack. Both would be viable plays in season-long. Collin Sexton would also pick up more touches on offense.

UPDATE: Marcus Smart expected to play

Per coach Brad Stevens, it appears Smart will be able to play tonight vs. the Nuggets. He had missed the last game vs. the Heat with an illness and is dealing with an oblique injury. With Smart back, Grant Williams will go back to the bench and Brad Wanamaker should get fewer minutes.

NBA injury report, December 6th

Pos. Player Team Opp. Injury Status DraftKings Price Notes
Pos. Player Team Opp. Injury Status DraftKings Price Notes
C Karl-Anthony Towns MIN OKC Knee Will Play $10,400
PF/C Anthony Davis LAL POR Shoulder Probable $9,600
PG Kyrie Irving BKN CHA Shoulder OUT $9,100
PG/SG D'Angelo Russell GSW CHI Thumb Will Play $7,900
SG/SF Andrew Wiggins MIN OKC Thumb OUT $7,500
PF/C LaMarcus Aldridge SAS SAC Thigh Will Play $7,000
PF/C Marvin Bagley SAC SAS Thumb OUT $6,800
PF/C Kevin Love CLE ORL Illness OUT $6,800
C Tristan Thompson CLE ORL Illness Will Start $6,300
PF/C Thomas Bryant WAS MIA Foot OUT $5,600
PG/SG Marcus Smart BOS DEN Illness/Oblique Will start $5,600
PG/SF Justise Winslow MIA WAS Back OUT $5,500
PG Goran Dragic MIA WAS Groin OUT $5,500
SG/SF Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC SAS Knee Will Play $5,400
PG Isaiah Thomas WAS MIA Calf OUT $4,900
PG/SG Cory Joseph SAC SAS Back Will Play $4,800
SF/PF Kyle Kuzma LAL POR Ankle Will Play $4,200
SF/PF Thaddeus Young CHI GSW Personal OUT $3,900
PF/C Markieff Morris DET IND Neck OUT $3,300