|Atlanta Hawks||Onyeka Okongwu||PF||Late Dec – Shoulder||Thu, Sep 23||Okongwu is expected to be on the shelf until at least the latter part of December as he is recovering from shoulder surgery.|
|Atlanta Hawks||Clint Capela||C||Ques Oct 21 – Achilles||Fri, Oct 8||Capela is hampered by an Achilles injury, and it is unknown if he will line up against the Mavericks on October 21.|
|Boston Celtics||Jaylen Brown||SG||Out Indefinitely – Wrist||Fri, Oct 8||Brown is on the mend from wrist surgery and has been entered in the league’s health and safety protocol after testing positive for COVID-19. Team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.|
|Brooklyn Nets||Paul Millsap||PF||Out Indefinitely – Illness||Fri, Oct 8||Millsap has been entered in the health and safety protocol, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.|
|Charlotte Hornets||Gordon Hayward||SF||Out Indefinitely – Illness||Sun, Oct 10||Hayward is going through the league’s health and safety protocols, and there is no timetable for return.|
|Charlotte Hornets||Mason Plumlee||C||Out Indefinitely – Illness||Sun, Oct 10||Plumlee has been entered in the health and safety protocols, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.|
|Chicago Bulls||Coby White||SG||Mid Nov – Shoulder||Thu, Sep 23||White is expected to be on the shelf until at least the middle of November while recovering from left shoulder surgery.|
|Chicago Bulls||Patrick Williams||SF||Ques Oct 20 – Ankle||Thu, Oct 7||Williams is dealing with a severe left ankle sprain, and it is undetermined if he will be active against the Pistons on October 20.|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Dylan Windler||SG||Out Indefinitely – Knee||Thu, Sep 23||Windler will miss an undetermined length of time as he is recuperating from left patella surgery.|
|Denver Nuggets||Jamal Murray||SG||Out Indefinitely – Knee||Fri, Sep 24||Murray is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, and it is unclear how long he will be debilitated.|
|Golden State Warriors||Jonathan Kuminga||PF||Ques Oct 19 – Knee||Thu, Oct 7||Kuminga is managing a strained patella tendon in his right knee, and it is unknown if he will be available against the Lakers on October 19.|
|Golden State Warriors||James Wiseman||C||Out Indefinitely – Knee||Thu, Sep 23||Wiseman had right knee surgery, and there is no timetable for recovery.|
|Golden State Warriors||Klay Thompson||SG||Mid Jan – Knee||Mon, Sep 27||Thompson is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee and a torn Achilles tendon that derailed his availability the past two seasons. The team is targeting a middle of January return date.|
|Houston Rockets||John Wall||PG||Out Indefinitely – Holdout||Thu, Sep 23||Wall is unhappy with his situation with the team, and it is uncertain how long it will take the organization to find a new team to acquire him.|
|Indiana Pacers||T.J. Warren||SF||Out Indefinitely – Foot||Thu, Sep 23||Warren will miss an extended period while recuperating from a stress fracture in his left foot.|
|Indiana Pacers||Caris Levert||SG||Ques Oct 20 – Back||Thu, Oct 7||LeVert has a stress fracture in his back, and it is unclear if he will play October 20 versus the Hornets.|
|Los Angeles Clippers||Kawhi Leonard||SF||Out For Season – Knee||Fri, Sep 24||Leonard is recovering from surgery to repair a partially torn ACL in his right knee, and he is danger if missing the entire regular season.|
|Los Angeles Clippers||Serge Ibaka||PF||Out Indefinitely – Back||Fri, Sep 24||Ibaka is on the mend from offseason back surgery, and a timetable for recovery has yet to be established.|
|Los Angeles Clippers||Jason Preston||PG||Out Indefinitely – Foot||Thu, Oct 7||Preston is out of commission due to surgery on his right foot, and he will miss an extended period.|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Trevor Ariza||SF||Early Dec – Ankle||Thu, Oct 7||Ariza is expected to miss at least eight weeks of action after having right ankle surgery.|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Malik Monk||SG||Ques Oct 19 – Groin||Sun, Oct 10||Monk is dealing with a right groin strain, and it is unknown if he will be active against the Warriors on October 19.|
|Miami Heat||Victor Oladipo||SG||Early Nov – Quadricep||Fri, Sep 24||Oladipo is sidelined with a quad injury, and he not expected to make his season debut until the early part of November.|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Donte Divincenzo||SG||Out Indefinitely – Foot||Thu, Sep 23||DiVencenzo has a foot injury, and there is no timetable for return.|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Giannis Antetokounmpo||SF||Prob Oct 19 – Knee||Fri, Oct 1||Antetokounmpo is bothered by a hyperextended left knee from last season, but it is anticipated that he will suit up against the Nets on October 19.|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Patrick Beverley||PG||Elig Oct 23 – Suspension||Fri, Sep 24||Beverley is serving a one-game suspension for shoving an opponent during the 2020-21 playoffs. He is likely to make his season debut October 23 versus the Pelicans.|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Nathan Knight||PF||Ques Oct 20 – Toe||Fri, Oct 8||Knight has a toe sprain, and it is unclear if he will play in the season opener against the Pelicans.|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Brandon Ingram||SF||Prob Oct 20 – Knee||Sun, Oct 10||Ingram is expected to suit up against the 76ers on October 20 despite right knee soreness.|
|New York Knicks||Mitchell Robinson||C||Out Indefinitely – Foot||Thu, Sep 30||Robinson is on the mend after undergoing surgery to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot, and there is no timetable for return.|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Vit Krejci||PG||Ques Oct 20 – Personal||Fri, Oct 8||Krejci is tending to a visa issue, leaving his availability for the season opener versus the Jazz clouded.|
|Orlando Magic||Michael Carter Williams||PG||Out Indefinitely – Ankle||Thu, Sep 23||Carter-Williams had surgery to remove a bone fragment and to repair a ligament in his left ankle. There is no timetable for recovery.|
|Orlando Magic||Jonathan Isaac||PF||Out Indefinitely – Knee||Fri, Sep 24||Isaac is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, and it is unknown how long he will be debilitated.|
|Orlando Magic||Markelle Fultz||PG||Prob Oct 20 – Knee||Tue, Sep 28||Fultz is out of commission with a knee injury, but it is anticipated that he will be available for the season opener versus the Spurs.|
|Orlando Magic||Chuma Okeke||PF||Ques Oct 20 – Hip||Fri, Oct 8||Okeke is managing a hip injury, and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Spurs on October 20.|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Shake Milton||PG||Ques Oct 20 – Ankle||Sun, Oct 10||Milton is nursing a right ankle sprain, leaving his availability for October 20 versus the Pelicans clouded.|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Grant Riller||SG||Ques Oct 20 – Knee||Wed, Oct 6||Riller is tending to a left knee meniscus tear, and it is unclear if he will be active for the season opener versus the Pelicans.|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Ben Simmons||SG||Out Indefinitely – Holdout||Wed, Sep 22||Simmons is holding out as he is unsatisfied with his current situation with the team, and it is unknown when he will return to action.|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Matisse Thybulle||SG||Ques Oct 20 – Shoulder||Thu, Oct 7||Thybulle is managing right shoulder soreness, and it remains to be seen if he will take on the Pelicans on October 20.|
|Phoenix Suns||Chris Paul||PG||Ques Oct 20 – Wrist||Fri, Sep 24||Paul is recovering from offseason wrist surgery, and it remains to be seen if he will be available against the Nuggets on October 20.|
|San Antonio Spurs||Zach Collins||PF||Late Dec – Ankle||Sat, Oct 2||Collins is out of commission after undergoing surgery to repair a medial malleolus stress fracture in his left foot, and he is not expected to make his season debut until the end of December.|
|Toronto Raptors||Pascal Siakam||PF||Early Nov – Shoulder||Thu, Sep 23||Siakam had left shoulder surgery during the offseason, and it is likely to keep him out of action until at least the beginning of November.|
|Utah Jazz||Bojan Bogdanovic||SF||Ques Oct 20 – Shoulder||Thu, Sep 30||Bogdanovic is dealing with a shoulder injury, and it remains to be seen if he will be active against the Thunder on October 20.|
|Utah Jazz||Rudy Gay||SF||Out Oct 20 – Foot||Thu, Sep 30||Gay is bothered by a left foot injury, and he will not take the court in the season opener versus the Thunder.|
|Washington Wizards||Deni Avdija||SF||Ques Oct 20 – Ankle||Fri, Sep 24||Avdija is dealing with an ankle injury, and it is unclear if he will take on the Raptors on October 20.|
|Washington Wizards||Thomas Bryant||C||Mid Dec – Knee||Fri, Sep 24||Bryant is recuperating from a torn ACL in his knee, and he is likely to be out until sometime in December.|
|Washington Wizards||Rui Hachimura||PF||Out Indefinitely – Personal||Sat, Sep 25||Hachimura is tending to a personal matter, and it is unknown if he will be active for the 2021 season.|
How to Use Our NBA Injury Report to Handicap Pro Basketball
If you are going to bet on the NBA, you need to be checking the injury report on a daily basis. The problem is there’s not a lot of sites out there you can trust or are too slow with updating the information.
Most will just list the player injured and what is keeping him out. That’s solid information, but there’s so much more too it. We take it a step further.
You will be able to see the day the player was sidelined. That allows you to take a quick look at how his absence has effected the play of the team. You can also use it to see if a team was hit hard with injuries at the same time or if they were spread out over a longer period.
We also note the position, so you can see if a club has been hit hard at one spot. Another feature is the perceived impact of that specific player being out.
Lastly, we show a players current status. Why? Because we don’t just remove players immediately after they return from being sidelined. This allows you to look at injuries a whole different way, as a lot of people don’t make the proper adjustments for players returning to the lineup.
Expert Betting Tips on Handicapping NBA Injuries This Season
Now, let’s take a quick look at how you can use that information to start cashing more tickets. Simply knowing who is in and who is out is going to increase your chances of winning.
The big key is accurately predicting how the oddsmakers are going to adjust the odds. Some players are going to shift the line more than others. The bigger the superstar the bigger the expected movement.
Not every player who is out of the lineup is going to shift the betting line. The biggest thing to keep in mind is the books are going to set their odds to try and take advantage of the public.
If they think the public is going to rush to bet against a team that just lost a player, they will over-adjust in their favor.
Let’s say if everyone was healthy the books had “Team A” as a 5-point favorite over “Team B”. Before the game “Team B” loses a starter (second best player). The books know the public is going to be on “Team A” given this news. While they might only think that player is worth 1-2 points on the spread, they might jump ‘Team A” up to a 9-point favorite.
I’m not saying the public will always be wrong. Sometimes the over-adjustment won’t be enough to make up for the loss of a player. For example, anytime time LeBron James sits out, it’s hard not to take the other side, regardless of the inflation.
Where you can really make your money is by focusing more on the non-superstars. The guys who do a lot of the dirty work or simply good players who don’t get the recognition. Oddsmakers typically aren’t going to do much with the line when these guys are out. This is where you can find the value going to the other direction.
This is just one step in becoming an expert NBA handicapper. There’s so much more that goes into handicapping the NBA than just what players are on the floor. You have to look at other things like rest situations and home court advantage.
Don’t have the time to break down all the angles on your own. I highly recommend letting a professional do the dirty work for you. Start building your bankroll with our premium NBA picks tonight.