Injury Reports:
TeamPlayerPOSStatusDate ReportedNotes
Atlanta HawksOnyeka OkongwuPFLate Dec – ShoulderThu, Sep 23Okongwu is expected to be on the shelf until at least the latter part of December as he is recovering from shoulder surgery.
Atlanta HawksClint CapelaCQues Oct 21 – AchillesFri, Oct 8Capela is hampered by an Achilles injury, and it is unknown if he will line up against the Mavericks on October 21.
Boston CelticsJaylen BrownSGOut Indefinitely – WristFri, Oct 8Brown 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 NetsPaul MillsapPFOut Indefinitely – IllnessFri, Oct 8Millsap has been entered in the health and safety protocol, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
Charlotte HornetsGordon HaywardSFOut Indefinitely – IllnessSun, Oct 10Hayward is going through the league’s health and safety protocols, and there is no timetable for return.
Charlotte HornetsMason PlumleeCOut Indefinitely – IllnessSun, Oct 10Plumlee has been entered in the health and safety protocols, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
Chicago BullsCoby WhiteSGMid Nov – ShoulderThu, Sep 23White is expected to be on the shelf until at least the middle of November while recovering from left shoulder surgery.
Chicago BullsPatrick WilliamsSFQues Oct 20 – AnkleThu, Oct 7Williams is dealing with a severe left ankle sprain, and it is undetermined if he will be active against the Pistons on October 20.
Cleveland CavaliersDylan WindlerSGOut Indefinitely – KneeThu, Sep 23Windler will miss an undetermined length of time as he is recuperating from left patella surgery.
Denver NuggetsJamal MurraySGOut Indefinitely – KneeFri, Sep 24Murray is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, and it is unclear how long he will be debilitated.
Golden State WarriorsJonathan KumingaPFQues Oct 19 – KneeThu, Oct 7Kuminga 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 WarriorsJames WisemanCOut Indefinitely – KneeThu, Sep 23Wiseman had right knee surgery, and there is no timetable for recovery.
Golden State WarriorsKlay ThompsonSGMid Jan – KneeMon, Sep 27Thompson 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 RocketsJohn WallPGOut Indefinitely – HoldoutThu, Sep 23Wall 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 PacersT.J. WarrenSFOut Indefinitely – FootThu, Sep 23Warren will miss an extended period while recuperating from a stress fracture in his left foot.
Indiana PacersCaris LevertSGQues Oct 20 – BackThu, Oct 7LeVert has a stress fracture in his back, and it is unclear if he will play October 20 versus the Hornets.
Los Angeles ClippersKawhi LeonardSFOut For Season – KneeFri, Sep 24Leonard 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 ClippersSerge IbakaPFOut Indefinitely – BackFri, Sep 24Ibaka is on the mend from offseason back surgery, and a timetable for recovery has yet to be established.
Los Angeles ClippersJason PrestonPGOut Indefinitely – FootThu, Oct 7Preston is out of commission due to surgery on his right foot, and he will miss an extended period.
Los Angeles LakersTrevor ArizaSFEarly Dec – AnkleThu, Oct 7Ariza is expected to miss at least eight weeks of action after having right ankle surgery.
Los Angeles LakersMalik MonkSGQues Oct 19 – GroinSun, Oct 10Monk is dealing with a right groin strain, and it is unknown if he will be active against the Warriors on October 19.
Miami HeatVictor OladipoSGEarly Nov – QuadricepFri, Sep 24Oladipo is sidelined with a quad injury, and he not expected to make his season debut until the early part of November.
Milwaukee BucksDonte DivincenzoSGOut Indefinitely – FootThu, Sep 23DiVencenzo has a foot injury, and there is no timetable for return.
Milwaukee BucksGiannis AntetokounmpoSFProb Oct 19 – KneeFri, Oct 1Antetokounmpo 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 TimberwolvesPatrick BeverleyPGElig Oct 23 – SuspensionFri, Sep 24Beverley 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 TimberwolvesNathan KnightPFQues Oct 20 – ToeFri, Oct 8Knight has a toe sprain, and it is unclear if he will play in the season opener against the Pelicans.
New Orleans PelicansBrandon IngramSFProb Oct 20 – KneeSun, Oct 10Ingram is expected to suit up against the 76ers on October 20 despite right knee soreness.
New York KnicksMitchell RobinsonCOut Indefinitely – FootThu, Sep 30Robinson 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 ThunderVit KrejciPGQues Oct 20 – PersonalFri, Oct 8Krejci is tending to a visa issue, leaving his availability for the season opener versus the Jazz clouded.
Orlando MagicMichael Carter WilliamsPGOut Indefinitely – AnkleThu, Sep 23Carter-Williams had surgery to remove a bone fragment and to repair a ligament in his left ankle. There is no timetable for recovery.
Orlando MagicJonathan IsaacPFOut Indefinitely – KneeFri, Sep 24Isaac is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, and it is unknown how long he will be debilitated.
Orlando MagicMarkelle FultzPGProb Oct 20 – KneeTue, Sep 28Fultz 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 MagicChuma OkekePFQues Oct 20 – HipFri, Oct 8Okeke is managing a hip injury, and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Spurs on October 20.
Philadelphia 76ersShake MiltonPGQues Oct 20 – AnkleSun, Oct 10Milton is nursing a right ankle sprain, leaving his availability for October 20 versus the Pelicans clouded.
Philadelphia 76ersGrant RillerSGQues Oct 20 – KneeWed, Oct 6Riller 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 76ersBen SimmonsSGOut Indefinitely – HoldoutWed, Sep 22Simmons 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 76ersMatisse ThybulleSGQues Oct 20 – ShoulderThu, Oct 7Thybulle is managing right shoulder soreness, and it remains to be seen if he will take on the Pelicans on October 20.
Phoenix SunsChris PaulPGQues Oct 20 – WristFri, Sep 24Paul 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 SpursZach CollinsPFLate Dec – AnkleSat, Oct 2Collins 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 RaptorsPascal SiakamPFEarly Nov – ShoulderThu, Sep 23Siakam 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 JazzBojan BogdanovicSFQues Oct 20 – ShoulderThu, Sep 30Bogdanovic is dealing with a shoulder injury, and it remains to be seen if he will be active against the Thunder on October 20.
Utah JazzRudy GaySFOut Oct 20 – FootThu, Sep 30Gay is bothered by a left foot injury, and he will not take the court in the season opener versus the Thunder.
Washington WizardsDeni AvdijaSFQues Oct 20 – AnkleFri, Sep 24Avdija is dealing with an ankle injury, and it is unclear if he will take on the Raptors on October 20.
Washington WizardsThomas BryantCMid Dec – KneeFri, Sep 24Bryant is recuperating from a torn ACL in his knee, and he is likely to be out until sometime in December.
Washington WizardsRui HachimuraPFOut Indefinitely – PersonalSat, Sep 25Hachimura 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.