Injury Reports:
TeamPlayerPOSStatusDate ReportedNotes
Atlanta HawksKris DunnPGOut Indefinitely – AnkleSun, Dec 27Dunn is recovering from surgery to remove loose cartilage in his right ankle, and it is unknown when he will make his season debut.
Atlanta HawksRajon RondoPGQues Wed – KneeMon, Jan 4Rondo has missed the last three games with left knee soreness, and it is undetermined if he will be good to go against the Hornets on Wednesday.
Atlanta HawksTony SnellSGOut Indefinitely – FootFri, Jan 1Snell has been held out of the lineup due to a right foot injury, and it is unclear when he will make his season debut.
Atlanta HawksOnyeka OkongwuPFOut Indefinitely – ToeFri, Jan 1Okongwu HAS BEEN absent from the lineup with a fractured left toe, and it remains unclear when he will be activated.
Atlanta HawksDanilo GallinariSFMid Jan – AnkleSat, Jan 2Gallinari has a sprained right ankle, and will be sidelined for at least two weeks.
Boston CelticsKemba WalkerPGOut Indefinitely – KneeTue, Dec 1Walker is recovering from a stem cell injection to his left knee, and will be sidelined for an unknown period of time.
Boston CelticsRomeo LangfordSGLate Jan – WristTue, Dec 1Langford is recovering from wrist surgery, and is targeting a late January return.
Boston CelticsMarcus SmartPGQues Wed – ThumbMon, Jan 4Smart was held out of the last game with a sprained right thumb, and it is unknown if he will line up against the Heat on Wednesday.
Boston CelticsJeff TeaguePGQues Wed – AnkleMon, Jan 4Teague missed the last game with a sprained left ankle, and it is undetermined if he will face the Heat on Wednesday.
Boston CelticsJavonte GreenSGQues Wed – IllnessMon, Jan 4Green has missed the previous four games while going through the NBA’s health and safety protocols. It is unclear if he will play Wednesday against the Heat.
Brooklyn NetsKevin DurantSFOut Indefinitely – IllnessMon, Jan 4Durant is going through the NBA’s health and safety protocols, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
Brooklyn NetsNicolas ClaxtonPFOut Indefinitely – KneeSun, Dec 6Claxton is sidelined with tendinopathy in his right knee, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
Brooklyn NetsSpencer DinwiddiePGOut For Season – KneeMon, Dec 28Dinwiddie has suffered a partially torn right ACL, and he will miss the remainder of the season.
Charlotte HornetsCody ZellerPFEarly Feb – HandThu, Dec 24Zeller has a broken hand, and will be out of commission for four to six weeks.
Charlotte HornetsGrant RillerPGOut Indefinitely – KneeFri, Jan 1Riller has been sidelined with a left knee injury, and his status is in question going forward.
Chicago BullsTomas SatoranskySGDoub Tues – PersonalSun, Jan 3Satoransky has missed the last three games going through the NBA’s health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19. He is unlikely to play Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.
Chicago BullsLauri MarkkanenPFOut Indefinitely – CalfMon, Jan 4Markkanen is bothered by a calf injury and is also going through the league’s health and safety protocols, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
Chicago BullsRyan ArcidiaconoPGOut Indefinitely – PersonalMon, Jan 4Arcidiacono is going through the NBA’s health and safety protocols, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
Chicago BullsChandler HutchisonSFOut Indefinitely – PersonalMon, Jan 4Hutchison has been unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19. He is going through the NBA’s health and safety protocols, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.
Cleveland CavaliersDante ExumPGQues Wed – CalfMon, Jan 4Exum was forced from the last game with a strained right calf, and it is undetermined if he will take on the Magic on Wednesday.
Cleveland CavaliersKevin Porter Jr.SGOut Indefinitely – PersonalThu, Dec 31Porter Jr. has been away from the team tending to a personal matter, and there is no clear timetable for his return.
Cleveland CavaliersIsaac OkoroSFQues Wed – FootMon, Jan 4Okoro has sat out the last four games with a left foot sprain, and it remains to be seen if he will play against the Magic on Wednesday.
Cleveland CavaliersKevin LovePFLate Jan – CalfTue, Dec 29Love is out of commission with a right calf strain, and he is not expected to return until at least the end of January.
Cleveland CavaliersMatthew DellavedovaPGOut Indefinitely – ConcussionThu, Dec 31Dellavedova has been sidelined with a concussion, and there is currently no timetable for his return to action.
Cleveland CavaliersDarius GarlandPGQues Wed – ShoulderMon, Jan 4Garland sat out the previous contest with a strained right shoulder, and it is unknown if he will face the Magic on Wednesday.
Cleveland CavaliersDylan WindlerSGOut Indefinitely – HandSat, Dec 26Windler fractured a bone in his left hand, and there is currently no timetable for his return.
Dallas MavericksKristaps PorzingisPFMid Jan – KneeWed, Dec 30Porzingis will be out of commission until the middle of January after having right knee surgery.
Denver NuggetsGreg WhittingtonSFOut Indefinitely – KneeSat, Jan 2Whittington is sidelined due to a left knee sprain, and there is no timetable for return.
Denver NuggetsMichael Porter Jr.PFQues Tues – PersonalSun, Jan 3Porter has missed the last two games as he is going through the NBA’s health and safety protocols. It is uncertain if he will face the Timberwolves on Tuesday.
Detroit PistonsDeividas SirvydisSFOut Indefinitely – IllnessFri, Jan 1Sirvydis has been out of commission as he is going through the COVID-19 protocol, and it is unknown when he will be cleared to return.
Detroit PistonsJosh JacksonSGProb Wed – AnkleMon, Jan 4Jackson sat out the last game with a right ankle injury, but he is expected to line up against the Bucks on Wednesday.
Detroit PistonsFrank JacksonPGQues Wed – PersonalMon, Jan 4Jackson has missed the last three games as he was away tending to a personal issue. It is unknown if he will dress for Wednesday’s showdown with the Bucks.
Golden State WarriorsKlay ThompsonSGOut For Season – AchillesThu, Nov 19Thompson suffered a season-ending tear in his right Achilles.
Golden State WarriorsMarquese ChrissPFOut For Season – LegSun, Dec 27Chriss will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season due to a right syndesmosis ankle injury with a fibular fracture.
Golden State WarriorsAlen SmailagicPFEarly Feb – KneeSat, Jan 2Smailagic has a torn right meniscus which requires surgery, and he will be sidelined for at least four weeks.
Houston RocketsBen MclemoreSGOut Indefinitely – IllnessMon, Jan 4McLemore is going through COVID-19 contact tracing, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
Houston RocketsKenyon Martin Jr.PFOut Indefinitely – IllnessMon, Jan 4Martin Jr. is following the NBA protocol for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes, and a timetable for recovery has yet to be established.
Houston RocketsMason JonesPGOut Indefinitely – IllnessMon, Jan 4Jones is out of commission as he is following the NBA’s health and safety protocols, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
Houston RocketsDanuel House Jr.SFQues Wed – BackMon, Jan 4House Jr. sat out the last game with a back injury, and it is unknown if he will take on the Pacers on Wednesday.
Houston RocketsChris ClemonsPGOut For Season – AchillesWed, Dec 23Clemons is expected to miss the entire 2020-21 season following surgery to repair a torn right Achilles.
Indiana PacersJeremy LambSGMid Jan – KneeWed, Nov 25Lamb is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL and is not expected to return to the court until the middle of January.
Indiana PacersGoga BitadzeCOut Indefinitely – AnkleMon, Dec 21Bitadze is sidelined with a Grade 2 right ankle sprain, and a timetable for recovery has yet to be established.
Indiana PacersT.J. WarrenSFOut Indefinitely – FootThu, Dec 31Warren has a stres fracture in his left foot which requires surgery. He will be sidelined for an extended period of time.
Indiana PacersBrian Bowen IiSFOut Indefinitely – GroinThu, Dec 31Bowen II has been out of action due to a partial tear in his left groin, and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.
Los Angeles ClippersJay ScrubbPGOut Indefinitely – FootSun, Dec 6Scrubb is recovering from foot surgery, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
Los Angeles ClippersMarcus Morris Sr.PFOut Indefinitely – KneeWed, Dec 30Morris Sr. is sidelined with right knee soreness, and there is no timetable for return.
Los Angeles LakersKentavious Caldwell PopeSGQues Tues – AnkleSun, Jan 3Caldwell-Pope missed the last game with a left ankle sprain, and his status for Tuesday’s game against the Grizzlies is in question.
Los Angeles LakersAlex CarusoSGQues Tues – PersonalTue, Jan 5Caruso has missed the last two games going through the NBA’s health and safety protocols, and it is unknown if he will be available against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
Memphis GrizzliesKillian TilliePFOut Indefinitely – HamstringFri, Jan 1Tillie has been absent from the lineup with a right hamstring strain, and the team has not provided a timetable for his return.
Memphis GrizzliesDe Anthony MeltonPGQues Tues – IllnessSun, Jan 3Melton has missed the last four games due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols, and it is unknown if he will be cleared to face the Lakers on Tuesday.
Memphis GrizzliesJustise WinslowSFOut Indefinitely – HipFri, Jan 1Winslow has been sidelined with a hip injury, and it is unclear when he will return to the field.
Memphis GrizzliesJa MorantPGEarly Feb – AnkleTue, Dec 29Morant is out of commission with a Grade 2 left ankle sprain, and he is projected to miss three to five weeks of action.
Memphis GrizzliesJontay PorterCOut Indefinitely – KneeFri, Jan 1Porter has been out of action due to a knee injury, and it is unknown when he will return to the court.
Memphis GrizzliesJaren Jackson Jr.PFOut Indefinitely – KneeFri, Jan 1Jackson. Jr. is sidelined with a knee injury, and there is no clear timetable for his return.
Miami HeatGabe VincentSGQues Wed – KneeMon, Jan 4Vincent has missed the last two games due to right knee soreness, and it is unclear if it will affect his status for Wednesday’s showdown with the Celtics.
Milwaukee BucksTorrey CraigSFMid Jan – NoseThu, Dec 31Craig had surgery to repair a fractured nose and will miss two week of action.
Milwaukee BucksPat ConnaughtonSGQues Wed – GroinMon, Jan 4Connaughton sat out the last game due to a left groin strain, and it is unclear if he will participate against the Pistons on Wednesday.
Milwaukee BucksSam MerrillPGQues Wed – AnkleMon, Jan 4Merrill was held out of the previous contest with a sprained left ankle, and it is unknown if he will be available for Wednesday’s matchup with the Pistons.
Minnesota TimberwolvesJosh OkogieSGQues Tues – HamstringSun, Jan 3Okogie has been absent from the lineup during the last four games due to a left hamstring strain, and it is unclear if he will face the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Minnesota TimberwolvesKarl Anthony TownsCOut Indefinitely – WristSun, Dec 27Towns is out of commission with a dislocated left wrist, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.
Minnesota TimberwolvesJaylen NowellSGOut Indefinitely – AnkleFri, Jan 1Nowell has been sidelined with a left ankle sprain, and it remains unclear when he will return to the floor.
New Orleans PelicansWill MagnayCOut Indefinitely – PersonalThu, Dec 31Magnay has been away from the team and will have to go through the league-mandated protocol prior to taking the court. There is currently no timetable for his return.
New Orleans PelicansWenyen GabrielPFOut Indefinitely – KneeMon, Jan 4Gabriel has been sidelined with tendinosis in his right knee and quad. It is unknown when he will return.
New Orleans PelicansSindarius ThornwellSGQues Wed – IllnessMon, Jan 4Thornwell has been held out of the last two games due to the league’s health and safety protocols. It is unknown if he will be cleared to face the Thunder on Wednesday.
New York KnicksOmari SpellmanPFOut Indefinitely – KneeThu, Dec 31Spellman has been sidelined due to right knee soreness, and it is unclear when he will return to the fold.
New York KnicksDennis Smith Jr.PGOut Indefinitely – QuadricepMon, Jan 4Smith Jr. is sidelined due to a contused left quad, and a timetable for recovery has yet to be established.
New York KnicksNerlens NoelCQues Wed – AnkleMon, Jan 4Noel was held out of the previous contest due to a left ankle sprain, and it is unclear if he will be active Wednesday versus the Jazz.
New York KnicksFrank NtilikinaPGQues Wed – KneeMon, Jan 4Ntilikina missed the last three games with a mild right knee sprain, and it is unknown if he will partake in Wednesday’s showdown with the Jazz.
New York KnicksAlec BurksSGQues Wed – AnkleMon, Jan 4Burks has been held out of the last four games with a sprained left ankle, and it remains to be seen if he will face the Jazz on Wednesday.
New York KnicksObi ToppinPFQues Wed – LegMon, Jan 4Toppin sat out the last game with a strained right calf, and it is undetermined if he will return Wednesday versus the Jazz.
Oklahoma City ThunderAleksej PokusevskiCQues Wed – ConcussionMon, Jan 4Pokusevski missed the last game while going through the concussion protocol, and it is unknown if he will be cleared to face the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Oklahoma City ThunderDarius MillerSFOut Indefinitely – AchillesSat, Jan 2Miller has been sidelined due to an Achilles injury, and it is uncertain when he will return to the lineup.
Oklahoma City ThunderTrevor ArizaSFOut Indefinitely – PersonalSun, Dec 6Ariza is tending to a personal matter, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.
Oklahoma City ThunderTy JeromeSGOut Indefinitely – AnkleSat, Jan 2Jerome has been sidelined with a left ankle sprain, and it is unknown when he will return to the court.
Orlando MagicJonathan IsaacPFOut For Season – KneeTue, Oct 13Isaac is expected to miss the entire 2020-21 season due to a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee.
Orlando MagicAl Farouq AminuSFOut Indefinitely – KneeTue, Dec 1Aminu suffered a setback in his recovery from knee surgery, and there is currently no timetable for his return to the lineup.
Orlando MagicMo BambaCOut Indefinitely – IllnessTue, Dec 1Bamba is recovering from COVID-19, and it is unclear when he will be able to get back into the lineup.
Orlando MagicJames Ennis IIISFOut Indefinitely – CalfThu, Dec 31Ennis has been out of action due to injuries to his right calf and hamstring. It is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
Orlando MagicChuma OkekePFOut Indefinitely – KneeFri, Jan 1Okeke has a bone bruise on his knee, and is expected to be sidelined for multiple weeks.
Orlando MagicEvan FournierSGQues Wed – BackMon, Jan 4Fournier has missed the last two games with back spasms, and it is unknown if he will face the Magic on Wednesday.
Philadelphia 76ersFurkan KorkmazSGOut Indefinitely – GroinMon, Dec 28Korkmaz has a left adductor strain, and he is without a definitive timetable for recovery.
Philadelphia 76ersMike ScottPFQues Wed – KneeMon, Jan 4Scott has missed the last two games with a left knee contusion, and it is unclear if he will face the Wizards on Wednesday.
Phoenix SunsAbdel NaderSFOut Indefinitely – ConcussionFri, Jan 1Nader will miss an undetermined length of time as he is going through the league-mandated concussion protocol.
Phoenix SunsJalen SmithPFOut Indefinitely – AnkleSun, Jan 3Smith has been sidelined with a left ankle sprain, and it is unknown when he will suit up next.
Portland Trail BlazersRodney HoodSGQues Tues – QuadricepMon, Jan 4Hood missed the last game with a left quad strain, and it is undetermined if he will face the Bulls on Tuesday.
Portland Trail BlazersZach CollinsPFOut Indefinitely – AnkleWed, Dec 30Collins is recovering from surgery to repair a left medial malleolus stress fracture. It is unclear when he will make his season debut.
Portland Trail BlazersNassir LittleSFQues Tues – PersonalSun, Jan 3Little has missed the previous four games due to NBA’s health and safety protocols after tending to a personal matter. It is unclear if he will suit up against the Bulls on Tuesday.
Sacramento KingsDaquan JeffriesSGOut Indefinitely – BackWed, Dec 30Jeffries is sidelined with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain, and there is no timetable for return.
Sacramento KingsTyrese HaliburtonPGQues Wed – WristTue, Jan 5Haliburton missed the last two games with a bone bruise on his left wrist, and his status against the Bulls is hazy on Wednesday.
Sacramento KingsJabari ParkerPFQues Wed – PersonalTue, Jan 5Parker missed his previous game due to a personal matter, and it is unclear if he will be in the line-up Wednesday versus the Bulls.
San Antonio SpursQuinndary WeatherspoonSGOut Indefinitely – KneeSat, Dec 26Weatherspoon is on the mend from offseason knee surgery, and the team has yet to provide a timeline for his return.
San Antonio SpursLamarcus AldridgeCQues Tues – KneeSun, Jan 3Aldridge has sat out the previous three games due to left knee soreness, and it is uncertain if he will be available Tuesday against the Clippers.
San Antonio SpursDerrick WhitePGOut Indefinitely – ToeMon, Jan 4White is out of commission due to a left toe fracture, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
Toronto RaptorsPatrick MccawSGOut Indefinitely – KneeTue, Dec 22McCaw is recovering from left knee surgery, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
Utah JazzDerrick FavorsPFOut Mon – KneeMon, Jan 4Favors is dealing with right knee soreness, and he will not face the Nets on Monday.

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.

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