We take a look at the NBA injury report for Sunday, November 12th and break down all the latest news in fantasy basketball.
The NBA has a packed schedule on Sunday, a rarity during football season. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the associated fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: November 12
Hornets vs. Knicks
Gordon Hayward (hamstring) – Possible
The veteran forward should represent Charlotte.
Wizards vs. Nets
Delon Wright (MCL) – Out, will miss 4-6 weeks
With Wright out, look for Landry Shamet and Johnny Davis to get more playing time in the backcourt. Shamet has the greater upside as a three-point shooter, but the Wizards could give Davis a significant opportunity to evaluate his long-term fit with the team.
Nick Claxton (ankle) – Available
Ben Simmons (hip) – out
Claxton’s return will reduce Day’Ron Sharpe’s playing time, although the starters may slowly come into play.
Grizzlies vs. Scissors
Xavier Tillman (knee) – doubtful
Tillman is still out, which means you can move on with Bismack Biyombo and Santi Aldama in the DFS lineup. Biyombo will likely continue to start for Memphis.
Pacers vs. 76ers
Jalen Smith (Guard) – Questionable
If Smith continues to be sidelined, Isaiah Jackson will take over the backup center role for Indiana.
Pistons vs. Bulls
Alec Burks (forearm) – questionable
Jaden Ivey (illness) – questionable
Jalen Duren (ankle) – out
The Pistons could be getting some key backcourt pieces in this game, which could reduce Killian Hayes’ playing time. He’s been a solid value add in DFS lineups so far.
Alex Caruso (toe) – questionable
Patrick Williams (finger) – possible
If Caruso doesn’t play, Coby White and Jevon Carter in the rotation will get more playing time.
Nuggets vs. Rockets
Neither team currently has any significant day-to-day injuries.
Mavericks vs. Mavericks Pelicans
Herbert Jones (knee) – doubtful
Najee Marshall (knee) – Questionable
The Pelicans would like to have two wing defenders given the way Dallas runs their offense. If both are out, Jordan Hawkins and Dyson Daniels would be the fantasy/DFS additions.
Popularity vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Jimmy Butler (knee, staff) – TBD
Butler was listed as a possible player for Saturday’s game but was quickly ruled out due to personal issues. Given his absence on Saturday, we’ll see if he can rejoin the team and play the second night of a back-to-back.
Thunder vs. Thunder Suns
Devin Booker (Mavericks) – Doubtful
Eric Gordon (shoulder) – questionable
Bradley Beal (Guard) – Possible
Booker is likely out, while Gordon is doubtful. Grayson Allen looks set to start again, with Beal and Kevin Durant the top options for Phoenix.
Timberwolves vs. Warriors
Anthony Edwards (ill) – questionable
Naz Reid (neck) – questionable
Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert have been big factors here, but they will take on an even bigger role if Reid is out. Edwards entering this game could mean more usage for Kyle Anderson and Jaden McDaniels.
Stephen Curry (rested) – TBD
Klay Thompson (rested) – TBD
Andrew Wiggins (rested) – TBD
Draymond Green (rested) – TBD
We’ll see how the Warriors manage their stars on the second night of a back-to-back.
Trail Blazers vs. Trail Blazers Lakers
Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) – out
The Trail Blazers’ backcourt continues to take a beating. Shaedon Sharpe looks like the automatic player here, while Skylar Mays only emerges as a potential value-add due to the lack of other defenders on the team.
LeBron James (Mavericks) – Questionable
Anthony Davis (hip/groin) – Possible
Jackson Hayes (ankle) – Possible
Davis and Hayes should be available after the last game. James’ inclusion here is interesting because the teams aren’t back-to-back. If the Kings sit, Davis will be the focal point of the team. D’Angelo Russell will also see increased usage with James unavailable.