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NBA Injury News and Impact 1/4

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Orlando Magic

Evan Fournier, James Ennis – Q

Similar situation to what we have seen in the last two games for Orlando. Michael Carter Williams and Markelle Fultz stand to benefit the most if Fournier and/or Ennis are unable to go once again. Aaron Gordon’s minutes have been increasing, I want to be invested in him once that limit is removed.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro – Q

Garland has been playing mid to high 30s minutes for this Cavs team. If they were without Garland then Sexton would be locked into high 30s minutes with a ton of ball-handling responsibility. Andre Drummond was benched in their last contest so that is something to monitor.

New York Knicks

Alec Burks – Q

Kevin Knox – P

Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr., Obi Toppin – Out 

Knicks starters Randle and Barrett are being asked to play massive minutes. This is a nice pace up spot for them versus the Hawks. Knick’s defense has actually been much improved under new coach Tom Thibodeau.

Atlanta Hawks

Kevin Huerter – Q

Rajon Rondo – OUT

If Huerter were to miss this game then Bogdan Bogdonavic and Cam Reddish would be asked to take on more minutes. Bogdan becomes very interesting every time he approaches 30 minutes.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Aleksej Pokusevski – OUT 

Pokusevski is the only guy on the injury report and the Thunder aren’t on a B2B. No real fantasy impact on Poku missing.

Miami Heat

Avery Bradley – Q

Avery Bradley missed practice yesterday, I don’t expect him to go today. Mo Harkless would take on a bigger role. Harkless is a bad fantasy asset.

Boston Celtics(Back End of B2B)

Tristan Thompson – Q, Rest 

Jeff Teague – OUT

Marcus Smart – Q

Jeff Teague has already been ruled out and after playing Tristian Thompson 27 minutes on Sunday, I expect him to rest as well. With Teague out, look for Payton Pritchard has a shot to play 30 minutes at near minimum price in this spot. If Smart is out as well we can look at Jaylen Brown who has been on an absolute tear lately.

Toronto Raptors

Clean Raptors injury report. Chris Boucher’s minutes continue to dependent on matchup, fouls, or injury. They need to find a way to get him to high 20’s minutes every contest.

Dallas Mavericks (Back End of B2B)

Luka Doncic- P 

Luka was just upgraded to probably with the 1:30 injury report. Luka missed last night’s contest and we saw Jalen Brunson take over. Luka is one of the better spend ups on the slate if we assume he is fully healthy and ready to take on his massive role.

Houston Rockets

James Harden – P

Harden is ready to go despite landing on the injury report with an ankle injury. I still think John Wall is underpriced playing mid 30’s minutes. Christian Wood is playing out of this world, all we can do is laugh at the Pistons as he continues to SMASH.

Detroit Pistons (Back End of B2B)

Blake Griffin, Josh Jackson– OUT

Derrick Rose – Q, Rest

The Pistons have already ruled out Griffin and Jackson. Rose was not ruled out with Griffin so that is a situation to monitor. Delon Wright is the biggest benefactor if all three are out for the Pistons. He is a great play today.

Milwaukee Bucks

Pat Connaughton – OUT 

The big concern we have today with the Bucks is a blowout. The Bucks come in as 15 point favorites. We have seen Giannis perform in limited minutes before, but with a lot of other great spend-ups, I don’t think I will be going there today.

Indiana Pacers

TJ Warren – OUT

Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdan continue to run the Pacers’ offense. They will look to continue with their success against this weaker Pelicans defensive team.

New Orleans Pelicans

Clean injury report for the Pelicans. Zion’s minutes, rotation, and usage continue to be a situation to monitor.

Sacramento Kings

Tyrese Haliburton – OUT

Cory Joseph should get a larger role without Haliburton in the rotation. This is a great spot to invest in the Kings. I like De’Aaron Fox a ton tonight.

Golden State Warriors (Back End of B2B)

Warriors have to be monitored since they are on a B2B. Steph Curry is still under 10k on DraftKings. We need to keep playing him until they price him appropriately.


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