Injuries Last Updated on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 11:00 am
Injury Reports:
TeamPlayerPOSStatusDate ReportedNotes
Atlanta HawksMouhamed GueyePFEarly March – BackWed, Feb 21Gueye is sidelined with a right lower-back stress fracture, and he is not expected to return to the court until the early part \r\nof March.
Atlanta HawksTrae YoungPGOut Sun – FingerSat, Feb 24Young is dealing with a left fifth finger injury, and he will not take part in Sunday’s clash versus the Magic.
Atlanta HawksWesley MatthewsSGOut Indefinitely – IllnessFri, Feb 23Matthews is shut down with an illness, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
Atlanta HawksPatty MillsPGOut Indefinitely – IllnessFri, Feb 23Mills will miss an undetermined length of time due to illness.
Atlanta HawksOnyeka OkongwuPFMid March – ToeSat, Feb 24Okongwu is idle with a left big toe sprain, and he is not expected to return to the court for at least two weeks.
Brooklyn NetsDariq WhiteheadSFOut For Season – FootSat, Jan 27Whitehead will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to correct a stress reaction in his left shin.
Brooklyn NetsBen SimmonsSGQues Mon – KneeSun, Feb 25Simmons exited the previous game due to a knee injury, leaving his status in question for Monday’s match with the Grizzlies.
Charlotte HornetsMark WilliamsCEarly March – BackFri, Feb 9Williams is out of commission with a lower-back contusion, and he is not expected to return to the court until the start of March at the earliest.
Charlotte HornetsLamelo BallPGEarly March – AnkleWed, Feb 21Ball is out of commission due to right ankle soreness, and he will remain idle until the beginning of March.
Charlotte HornetsDavis BertansPFDoub Sun – KneeSat, Feb 24Bertans missed the last contest due to a hyperextended left knee, and he is not expected to be active for Sunday’s clash against the Trail Blazers.
Chicago BullsTorrey CraigSFLate March – KneeTue, Feb 20Craig is sidelined due to a right knee sprain, and he is projected to miss two to four weeks.
Chicago BullsPatrick WilliamsSFOut For Season – FootFri, Feb 23Williams is out of commission with an acute bone edema in his left foot, and he is expected to remain sidelined for the rest of the 2023-24 season.
Chicago BullsLonzo BallPGOut For Season – KneeMon, Aug 21Ball will miss the 2023-24 season while recovering from cartilage transplant surgery on his left knee.
Chicago BullsZach LavinePGOut For Season – AnkleSat, Feb 3LaVine has been shut down for the remainder of the season with a right ankle surgery.
Cleveland CavaliersTristan ThompsonCElig March 16 – SuspensionTue, Jan 23Thompson has received a 25-game suspension for violating the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program, and he will be eligible to return against the Rockets on March 16.
Cleveland CavaliersTy JeromeSGOut Indefinitely – AnkleThu, Jan 25Jerome is sidelined after having arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
Cleveland CavaliersDonovan MitchellSGProb Sun – IllnessSat, Feb 24Mitchell has sat out the last two matches with an illness, but it is predicted that he will participate in Sunday’s battle versus the Wizards.
Dallas MavericksDante ExumPGOut Indefinitely – KneeTue, Feb 20Exum is out of commission due to right knee soreness, and it is unknown when he will be available next.
Dallas MavericksLuka DoncicSFProb Sun – NoseSat, Feb 24Doncic is dealing with a broken nose, but it is anticipated that he will face the Pacers on Sunday.
Dallas MavericksMaxi KleberPFProb Sun – NoseSat, Feb 24Kleber is hampered by a nasal fracture, but it is not likely to impact his status for Sunday’s battle with the Pacers.
Dallas MavericksDereck Lively IiCProb Sun – NoseSat, Feb 24Lively has a nasal fracture, but it is forecasted that he will suit up Sunday against the Pacers.
Denver NuggetsJay HuffCProb Sun – KneeSat, Feb 24Huff is tending to right knee inflammation, but it is not expected to impact his availability Sunday versus the Warriors.
Denver NuggetsHunter TysonSFOut Sun – FingerSat, Feb 24Tyson has sat out the previous four games with a left finger sprain and fracture, and he will not play against the Warriors on Sunday.
Denver NuggetsJamal MurraySGQues Sun – ShinSat, Feb 24Murray missed the last game due to bilateral tibia inflammation, and it is unclear if he will face the Warriors in Sunday’s showdown.
Denver NuggetsVlatko CancarSFOut Indefinitely – KneeSat, Aug 5Cancar suffered a torn ACL, and he will miss an extended period.
Denver NuggetsKentavious Caldwell PopeSGQues Sun – FingerSat, Feb 24Caldwell-Pope is nursing a right finger sprain, leaving his status for Sunday’s tilt with the Warriors in question.
Detroit PistonsIsaiah StewartPFEarly March – AnkleWed, Feb 21Stewart is shut down with a left ankle sprain, and he is not expected to return to the court for at least 14 days.
Detroit PistonsMarcus SasserSGQues Mon – KneeSat, Feb 24Sasser sat out the last contest with right knee soreness, and it is unknown if he will take on the Knicks in Monday’s tilt.
Golden State WarriorsChris PaulPGEarly March – HandWed, Feb 14Paul is shut down with a left hand fracture, and he is likely to remain out of commission for four to six weeks.
Houston RocketsSteven AdamsCOut For Season – KneeSat, Feb 3Adams will sit out the entire 2023-24 season after undergoing knee surgery.
Houston RocketsTari EasonSFEarly March – LegWed, Feb 21Eason is idle with lower-left leg soreness, and he will remain out of the lineup until the early part of March.
Indiana PacersAaron NesmithSGOut Sun – AnkleSat, Feb 24Nesmith missed the previous game due to a right ankle sprain, and he will not take the court in Sunday’s battle with the Mavericks.
Indiana PacersJalen SmithPFQues Sun – BackSat, Feb 24Smith is dealing with back spasms, and it is uncertain if he will face the Mavericks on Sunday.
Los Angeles ClippersNorman PowellSGQues Sun – AnkleFri, Feb 23Powell missed the last match with a right ankle sprain, and it remains to be seen if he will suit up Sunday against the Kings.
Los Angeles LakersCam ReddishSFEarly March – AnkleWed, Feb 21Reddish is idle due to a right ankle sprain, and he is expected to miss at least two weeks of action.
Los Angeles LakersGabe VincentSGEarly March – KneeWed, Feb 21Vincent is sidelined after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and he is expected to miss at least eight weeks.
Los Angeles LakersChristian WoodPFMid March – KneeWed, Feb 21Wood is idle due to left knee effusion, and he will remain out of action for at least two weeks.
Los Angeles LakersAnthony DavisPFQues Sun – HipSat, Feb 24Davis is dealing with left hip spasms and bilateral Achilles tendinopathy. It is uncertain if he will suit up Sunday versus the Suns.
Los Angeles LakersLebron JamesSFQues Sun – AnkleSat, Feb 24James is hampered by left ankle tendinopathy, and it remains to be seen if he will take on the Suns in Sunday’s tilt.
Los Angeles LakersJarred VanderbiltSFEarly March – FootMon, Feb 5Vanderbilt is sidelined with a right mid-foot sprain, and he is expected to miss three to four weeks.
Memphis GrizzliesJa MorantPGOut For Season – ShoulderMon, Jan 8Morant will miss the remainder of the 2023-24 season while recovering from surgery to correct a labrum tear in his right shoulder.
Memphis GrizzliesScotty Pippen Jr.PGMid March – BackFri, Feb 16Pippen Jr. is sidelined with a bulging disc in his lower back, he will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
Memphis GrizzliesMarcus SmartPGEarly March – FingerWed, Feb 21Smart is out of the lineup with a right ring finger injury, and he is expected to miss at least six weeks of action.
Memphis GrizzliesBrandon ClarkePFEarly March – AchillesTue, Feb 20Clarke is sidelined while recovering from a torn left Achilles, and he is not expected to make his return until the early part of March.
Memphis GrizzliesDesmond BaneSGLate March – AnkleThu, Feb 22Bane is out of commission with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain, and he is expected to remain sidelined for three to five weeks.
Miami HeatDru SmithSGOut For Season – KneeFri, Nov 24Smith suffered a Grade 3 right knee sprain, and he will miss the rest of the 2023-24 season.
Miami HeatJosh RichardsonSGEarly March – ShoulderTue, Feb 13Richardson is sidelined with a dislocated shoulder, and he will remain out of the lineup until at least the early part of March.
Miami HeatTerry RozierPGEarly March – KneeThu, Feb 15Rozier is out of the lineup due to a right knee sprain, and he is expected to remain shut down for one to two weeks.
Milwaukee BucksKhris MiddletonSFOut Indefinitely – AnkleTue, Feb 20Middleton is sidelined with a left ankle sprain, and it is unknown when he will rejoin the lineup.
Milwaukee BucksGiannis AntetokounmpoSFProb Sun – KneeSat, Feb 24Antetokounmpo is hampered by right knee tendinitis, but it is not expected to impact his status Sunday against the 76ers.
Minnesota TimberwolvesJaylen ClarkSGEarly March – AchillesWed, Feb 21Clark is idle due to a right Achilles issue, and he is not expected to make his season debut until sometime in March.
Minnesota TimberwolvesRudy GobertCQues Tues – AnkleSun, Feb 25Gobert missed the last game due to a left ankle sprain, and it is unclear if he will be active for Tuesday’s clash with the Spurs.
New Orleans PelicansZion WilliamsonPFQues Sun – FootSat, Feb 24Williamson is dealing with a left foot contusion, leaving his availability against the Bulls in Sunday’s showdown hazy.
New Orleans PelicansBrandon IngramSFQues Sun – IllnessFri, Feb 23Ingram has missed the last two clashes due to illness, and it remains to be seen if he will partake in Sunday’s battle with the Bulls.
New Orleans PelicansCj MccollumSGOut Sun – AnkleSat, Feb 24McCollum exited the last match with a left ankle injury, and he will not face the Bulls on Sunday.
New Orleans PelicansDyson DanielsSGMid March – KneeThu, Feb 15Daniels is idle while recovering from surgery for a meniscus tear in his left knee, and he is not expected to return to the court for at least a month.
New York KnicksO.G. AnunobySFEarly March – ElbowThu, Feb 8Anunoby will miss at least three weeks of action while recovering from surgery to remove a loose bone fragment in his right elbow.
New York KnicksMitchell RobinsonCMid April – AnkleTue, Feb 20Robinson is sidelined after undergoing left ankle surgery, and he will remain out of commission until at least the middle of April.
New York KnicksJulius RandlePFEarly March – ShoulderWed, Feb 21Randle is idle with a dislocated right shoulder, and he is likely to remain out of action for three weeks.
Orlando MagicMarkelle FultzPGQues Sun – KneeSat, Feb 24Fultz has sat out the previous three matches with a left knee injury, and it has yet to be announced if he will be active Sunday versus the Hawks.
Philadelphia 76ersKj MartinPFProb Sun – AnkleSat, Feb 24Martin is tending to a right ankle impingement, but he is likely to face the Bucks on Sunday.
Philadelphia 76ersKyle LowryPGProb Sun – ConditioningSat, Feb 24Lowry is going through return to competition reconditioning, but it is predicted that he will suit up for Sunday’s tilt against the Bucks.
Philadelphia 76ersJoel EmbiidCEarly April – KneeMon, Feb 5Embiid is idle after undergoing a procedure to repair a displaced flap of the meniscus in his left knee, and he is expected to miss one to two months of action.
Philadelphia 76ersRobert CovingtonSFMid March – KneeWed, Feb 21Covington is sidelined due to right knee effusion, and he is likely to remain out of commission until at least the middle of March.
Phoenix SunsDamion LeeSGOut Indefinitely – KneeFri, Jan 26Lee is sidelined after undergoing surgery to repair a right meniscus injury, and the severity of the ailment is unknown.
Phoenix SunsBradley BealSGOut Sun – HamstringSat, Feb 24Beal has missed the previous three contests with a left hamstring injury and a nasal fracture. He will not be available Sunday versus the Lakers.
Phoenix SunsJusuf NurkicCProb Sun – AnkleSat, Feb 24Nurkic was held out of the last match due to a right ankle sprain, but it is anticipated that he will suit up for Sunday’s tilt with the Lakers.
Phoenix SunsEric GordonSGQues Sun – GroinSat, Feb 24Gordon is dealing with left groin soreness, and it has yet to be determined if he will face the Lakers on Sunday.
Portland Trail BlazersScoot HendersonPGOut Sun – HipSat, Feb 24Henderson was held out of the last game with a left adductor strain, and he will not suit up Sunday versus the Hornets.
Portland Trail BlazersMoses BrownCEarly March – WristWed, Feb 21Brown is sidelined while recovering from surgery to correct a left wrist fracture, and he is expected to miss at least six weeks.
Portland Trail BlazersRayan RupertSGQues Sun – AnkleSat, Feb 24Rupert has been held out of the last two matches with a right ankle sprain, and it is unclear if he will face the Hornets in Sunday’s battle.
Portland Trail BlazersShaedon SharpeSGLate March – AbdominalFri, Feb 9Sharpe is shut down with a lower abdominal strain, and he is expected to remain idle for at least six weeks.
Portland Trail BlazersRobert Williams IIICOut For Season – KneeFri, Jan 26Williams III is idle after undergoing right knee surgery to repair a ligament tear, and he is likely to miss the rest of the 2023-24 season.
Portland Trail BlazersMalcolm BrogdonSGEarly March – ElbowWed, Feb 21Brogdon will be absent for at least two weeks while recovering from tendinitis in his right elbow.
Sacramento KingsSasha VezenkovSFLate March – AnkleTue, Feb 13Vezenkov is shut down with a Grade 3 right ankle sprain, and he is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Sacramento KingsAlex LenCQues Sun – IllnessSat, Feb 24Len is laid up with an illness, and it is up in the air whether he will suit up Sunday versus the Clippers.
San Antonio SpursCharles BasseyCOut For Season – KneeTue, Dec 12Bassey will miss the remainder of the 2023-24 season with a torn ACL in his left knee.
San Antonio SpursMarcus Morris Sr.PFQues Sun – PersonalSat, Feb 24Morris Sr. has missed the previous two games due to a personal matter, and it is unclear if he will play against the Jazz on Sunday.
Toronto RaptorsRj BarrettSFQues Mon – KneeFri, Feb 23Barrett missed the last contest with a left knee injury, and it has yet to be confirmed if he will face the Pacers on Monday.
Utah JazzOtto Porter Jr.SFOut Indefinitely – PersonalWed, Feb 21Porter Jr. is away from the team due to a personal matter, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
Washington WizardsIsaiah LiversPFOut Indefinitely – HipWed, Jan 31Livers is sidelined with right hip soreness, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
Washington WizardsDeni AvdijaSFQues Sun – HeelFri, Feb 23Avdija was absent from the last clash with a left heel contusion, and it is unclear if he will face the Cavaliers on Sunday.

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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