Injuries Last Updated on Monday, July 22, 2024 at 5:00 am
Injury Reports:
TeamPlayerPOSStatusDate ReportedNotes
Atlanta HawksKobe BufkinSG– ShoulderWed, Jul 10The Atlanta Hawks announced that G Bufkin will not play in the Las Vegas Summer League due to a right shoulder injury and is expected to make a full recovery ahead of training camp.
Boston CelticsKristaps PorzingisPF– LegMon, Jun 24Porzingis will have surgery for rare leg injury and has no timetable to return, per ESPN’s Tim Bontemps.
Brooklyn NetsBojan BogdanovicSF– FootMon, Apr 29Bogdanovic will undergo surgery on his left foot and will be re-evaluated in three months, and is also having wrist surgery.
Brooklyn NetsDariq WhiteheadSF– ShinWed, Jun 12Whitehead season-ending surgery went successful, there is still no timetable on status for the 2024-2025 season.
Brooklyn NetsBen SimmonsPG– BackWed, Jun 12The Nets announced that Simmons will miss the rest of the season with a nerve impingement in his lower back. Still no timetable on return or status for the 2024-2024 season.
Charlotte HornetsLamelo BallPG– AnkleTue, Mar 26Ball hasn’t played since Jan. 26 and will miss the remainder of the season as he continues rehab, per Senior lead NBA Insider Shams Charania.
Charlotte HornetsMark WilliamsC– BackWed, Jun 12Williams hasn’t played since Dec. 8 2023 against Toronto and remains without a timetable to return.
Charlotte HornetsKj SimpsonPG– HamstringSun, Jun 30Simpson suffered a hamstring injury during the pre-draft process and will not play in Summer League this month.
Charlotte HornetsTidjane SalaunPF– KneeSun, Jun 30Salaun suffered a minor laceration near his knee and will not participate in the Hornets’ upcoming minicamp in Sacramento.
Chicago BullsZach LavineSG– AnkleSat, Mar 9The Chicago Bulls announced guard Zach LaVine will undergo surgery on right foot and be out the rest of the season. Lavine could be ready for the 2024-2025 season depending on rehab.
Chicago BullsLonzo BallPG– KneeMon, May 13Ball missed the 2023-24 season while recovering from surgery, but is week by week while recovering via The WAE Show.
Chicago BullsOnuralp BitimSG– EyeWed, Jun 12Bulls forward Onuralp Bitim has been diagnosed with a detached retina in his right eye and missed the remainder of the postseason. There is no update on his status for the 2024=2025 season.
Cleveland CavaliersTy JeromeSG– AnkleWed, Jun 12Jerome underwent surgery on his right ankle (Jan. 23) and remains out indefinitely.
Dallas MavericksKyrie IrvingPG– HandTue, Jul 16Irving has undergone surgery to repair a broken left hand and a timetable for his return is yet to be determined.
Denver NuggetsDaron HolmesPF– AchillesFri, Jul 12DaRon Holmes II has suffered a torn right Achilles tendon, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. He’s expected to miss the 2024-25 season.
Houston RocketsSteven AdamsC– KneeWed, Jun 12Adams underwen season-ending surgery on his right knee, there is no timetable on status or return.
LA ClippersKai JonesC– AnkleTue, Jul 2Jones will not participate in Summer League due to an ankle injury, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.
New York KnicksJulius RandlePF– ShoulderWed, Apr 3The Knicks announced that Randle will undergo surgery on his right shoulder and will be re-evaluated in five months.
New York KnicksMitchell RobinsonC– AnkleMon, May 6Robinson has been diagnosed with a stress injury in his left ankle and will be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks.
New York KnicksKeita Bates DiopSF– ShinWed, Jun 12Bates-Diop missed the remainder of the season after under going a procedure to address a stress fracture. There is no timetable on his status for the 2024-2025 season.
New York KnicksKevin MccullarSF– KneeFri, Jul 12McCullar will not play for the Knicks’ summer league team; instead, he will remain in New York to continue rehabbing his knee.
Portland Trail BlazersRobert WilliamsC– KneeWed, Jun 12Williams III underwent season-ending knee surgery (Nov. 11, 2023), with no update on timtable or return
Sacramento KingsDevin CarterPG– ShoulderThu, Jul 11Carter underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and will miss six months.
San Antonio SpursDevin VassellSG– FootWed, Jun 12Spurs announced Vassell is out for the rest of the season with a foot injury, and has no update on return or status for 2024-2025 season.
San Antonio SpursStephon CastlePG– WristSun, Jul 14Castle will sit out the remainder of the NBA 2K25 Summer League due to a sprained wrist.
Utah JazzBrice SensabaughSF– FingerSun, Jul 14Sensabaugh will be out for the remainder of the NBA 2K25 Summer League. The finger will be splinted and re-evaluated in approximately six weeks.
Washington WizardsBilal CoulibalySF– WristWed, Jun 12Coulibaly missed the remainder of the regular season after being diagnosed with a right wrist fracture. There is no update on his return or status for the 2024-2025 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.