Fantasy Basketball Daily Injury Report for Thursday, December 13

DeShawn Stevenson (ATL) – The Hawks rested Stevenson last night, no injury reported.  He won’t be playing any back to backs this season if the Hawks can help it.

Brook Lopez (BKN) – Missed Wednesday with a foot injury.  He should be good to go for Friday, but check it gametime just to be sure.

Omri Casspi (CLE) – Missed Wednesday with a stomach illness.

Kirk Hinrich (CHI) – Missed Wednesday with a knee injury.  Nate Robinson got the start.

Jae Crowder (DAL) – Missed Wednesday with the flu.

Lance Stephenson (IND) – Sprained an ankle last night and had a walking boot on.  Not looking good for his next game.  Gerald Green might move back into the starting lineup.

Malcolm Lee (MIN) – Suffered a hyperextended knee.  He’s not much of a fantasy asset and probably the most important thing you can take away from this is that Alexey Shved and JJ Barea could see more minutes.

Josh Howard (MIN) – Out Wednesday with the flu.

J.R. Smith (NYK) – Smith suffered a minor back injury in his last game and is likely a gametime decision tonight.

Royal Ivey (PHI) – Missed Wednesday with strep throat.  Not a big deal for fantasy owners with regard to Ivey, but keep an eye and make sure this doesn’t make it’s way through the locker room to other members of the Sixers.

Kyle Lowry (TOR) – Missed Wednesday with a triceps injury and could be sidelined for 10 days.  Jose Calderon got the start and makes a great short term waiver wire add.

Andrea Bargnani (TOR) – Torn elbow ligament, out 1-2 months.  Tough break for Bargs owners.  Ed Davis should move into the starting lineup and is a geat waiver wire pickup.

LeBron James (MIA) – Suffered a minor shoulder injury, so check his next gametime status just to be safe.

Dwyane Wade (MIA) – Took an elbow to the head, but there doesn’t seem to be any concussion injury.  He should be fine for his next game.

Larry Sanders (MIL) – Missed Wednesday with the flu.

Mike Dunleavy (MIL) – Out Wednesday with a sore knee.

Ekpe Udoh (MIL) – Missed Wednesday with a wrist injury.

Damian Lillard (POR) – Gametime decision tonight with a sore ankle.

Nicolas Batum (POR) – Gametime decision tonight with a back injury.

Wesley Matthews (POR) – Gametime decision tonight with a hip injury.

Jason Thompson (SAC) – Thompson lost a tooth last night, but should be fine going forward.

Marcus Thornton (SAC) – Thornton was out Wednesday for personal reasons.  His status for Friday is unclear.

DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) – Served his one game suspension last night.


Fantasy Basketball Daily Injury Report for Wednesday, December 12

Kirk Hinrich (CHI) – Probable with an elbow injury.

Rip Hamilton (CHI) – Out next three weeks.  Marco Belinelli starting.

Kyle Korver (ATL) – Gametime decision with back injury.

Brook Lopez (BKN) - Doubtful Wednesday with a foot injury.  Andray Blatche likely to get another start.

Gerald Wallace (BKN) – Tweaked a knee last night, but probable for his next game.

Byron Mullens (CHA) – Probable with a sore ankle.

Daniel Gibson (CLE) – Doubtful Wednesday with an elbow injury.  CJ Miles could pick up a start.

Dion Waiters (CLE) – Doubtful Wednesday with an ankle injury.

Shawn Marion (DAL) – Gametime decision tonight with a groin injury.

Chris Kaman (DAL) – Probable with an ankle injury.

Jeremy Lin (HOU) – Suffered a twisted ankle Tuesday at practice, gametime decision tonight.

James Harden (HOU) – Missed his last game with an ankle injury, gametime decision tonight.  Carlos Delfino would likely get the start if Harden can’t go.

Udonis Haslem (MIA) – Probable, recovering from the flu.

Mike Dunleavy (MIL) – Questionable with a knee injury.  I’d avoid him tonight.

Ekpe Udoh (MIL) – Questionable tonight with a wrist injury.

Ersan Ilyasova (MIL) – Probable tonight with a leg contusion.

Nikola Pekovic (MIN) – Probable, sore ankle.

Raymond Felton (NYK) – Felton is really struggling with a thumb injury.  He’s still playing his regular minutes, but his shooting has been horrible.

Nick Young (PHI) – Probable, but limited with a toe injury.

Goran Dragic (PHO) – Missed his last game with the flu and might be a gametime decision tonight.

Damian Lillard (POR) – Suffered an slight ankle injury Monday, so be safe and give him a look closer to gametime before using him.

DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) – Cousins delivered a cheap shot elbow to OJ Mayo Monday and there’s a slight chance he could get a suspension.  Be careful using him tonight.

Tyreke Evans (SAC) – Questionable with a knee injury.  Franciso Garcia could pick up another start.

Amir Johnson (TOR) – Suspended one game.

Andrea Bargnani (TOR) – Suffered an elbow injury in his last game and is a gametime decision Wednesday.  Ed Davis could be a good play if Bargnani is out.

Kyle Lowry (TOR) – Questionable tonight with a triceps injury.  Jose Calderon could get the start.

Mickael Pietrus (TOR) – Probable with a sore knee.

Derrick Favors (UTA) – Gametime decision with a foot injury, plantar fasciitis.

AJ Price (WAS) – Out with a broken hand.

Trevor Ariza (WAS) – Out with a leg injury.

Fantasy Basketball Daily Injury Report for Tuesday, December 11

Damian Lillard (POR) – Suffered a minor ankle injury, but played through it.  He should be ok, but check his next gametime status just to be safe.

Wesley Matthews (POR) – Missed Monday with a hip injury.  Sasha Pavlovic got the start for Matthews.

Nicolas Batum (POR) – Missed Monday with a back injury.  Victor Claver got the start for Batum.

James Harden (HOU) – Harden was out last night with an ankle injury.  No word yet on his next game status.  Carlos Delfino got the start for Harden and played well.

Kyle Lowry (TOR) – Added a triceps injury to his list of nagging injuries.  If it causes him to miss time, Jose Calderon would likely move into the starting lineup.

Andrea Bargnani (TOR) – Suffered an elbow injury and had to leave the game and didn’t return.  X-rays were negative and an update will probably be coming soon.  Ed Davis could see good minutes if Bargnani is out.

Linas Kleiza (TOR) – Out Monday with a knee injury.  Mickael Pietrus returned after missing a game and got the start at SF.

Anthony Davis (NOR) – Practiced Monday, but remains questionable for tonight.

Shawn Marion (DAL) – Missed Monday with a groin injury.  Dahntay Jones got the start at SF.

Dion Waiters (CLE) – Questionable tonight with an ankle injury.

Brook Lopez (BKN) – Practiced Monday and is a gametime decision tonight.

Tyreke Evans (SAC) – Evans was out again with his lingering knee injury.  Francisco Garcia got the start at SG and had 25 points.  I’m not sure how long Evans is going to be out, but Garcia could be a nice short term pickup.

Kyle Korver (ATL) – Out Monday with back problems.

Kirk Hinrich (CHI) – Probable tonight with an elbow injury.  Nate Robinson could get some extra run if Hinrich is limited.

Udonis Haslem (MIA) – Out Monday with the flu.

Kevin Seraphin (WAS) – Missed practice Monday with an illness, so be careful using him tonight.

Rasheed Wallace (NYK) – Questionable tonight with a foot injury.

Pau Gasol (LAL) – Gametime decision tonight with knee tendonitis.

Steve Nash (LAL) – Now likely out until the end of December with nerve damage.

A.J. Price (WAS) – Price is out 4-6 weeks with a broken hand.  Be sure to get him out of your lineups tonight.  Shaun Livingston and Jordan Crawford will both likely see time at PG.



Fantasy Basketball Daily Injury Report for Monday, December 10

Nicolas Batum (POR) – Doubtful for Monday with a back injury.

Wesley Matthews (POR) – Gametime Decision with thumb and leg injuries.

Steve Nash (LAL) – It doesn’t appear that Nash is anywhere close to returning.  He won’t be on the upcoming Laker roadtrip.

James Harden (HOU) – Harden is dealing with ankle and toe injuries, but should be probable for tonight.

Goran Dragic (PHO) – Dragic was a surprise scratch last night with the flu, which really killed me in my Fanduel and DraftStreet daily cash games.  Several news sites reported around 7:00 pm EST that Dragic was going to play, but Sebastian Telfair got the start and Dragic never got on the court.

Pau Gasol (LAL) – Gasol has missed several games dealing with knee tendonitis, but could return Tuesday.

Brandon Jennings (MIL) – Suffered a minor ankle injury.  Not sure if it was a new injury or an aggravation of his recent ankle problem.

Jason Kidd (NYK) – Suffered a minor head injury, but should be good to go for his next game.

Carmelo Anthony (NYK) – Returned after missing a couple of games with a finger laceration.  He should be back in all lineups.

Amare Stoudemire (NYK) – Stoudemire is getting closer to a return.  He got in a lengthy workout yesterday and could be just a couple of weeks away from getting on the court.  You may want to toss a few trade offers out there and gamble a little on Stoudemire if you are falling deep in your leagues standings.

Rasheed Wallace (NYK) – Missed Sunday with a left foot injury.

Anthony Davis (NOR) – Davis could return this week, but I’d leave him on the bench for a few games to give him a chance to get the rust off.

Ekpe Udoh (MIL) – Wrist injury Sunday, X-Rays were negative.  No word on how much time he might miss.

Derrick Favors (UTA) – Favors missed Sunday with plantar fasciitis.

Kyle Korver (ATL) – Doubtful Monday with back soreness.

Al Jefferson (UTA) – Jefferson returned to action after missing some time with a back injury.  Give him a quick check before his next couple of starts just to be safe.

Brook Lopez (BKN) – Lopez will have his foot evaluated today and there should be a more definite timetable for his return given later this afternoon.

Mickael Pietrus (TOR) – Missed Sunday with a sore knee.  Linas Kleiza got the surprise start.

Mike Dunleavy (MIL) – Missed Sunday with a knee injury.

Kirk Hinrich (CHI) – Day to Day with an elbow injury.


Fantasy Basketball Daily Injury Report for Sunday, December 9

Tyreke Evans (SAC) – Evans missed another game Saturday with a sore knee.  Francisco Garcia filled in for him.

Wesley Matthews (POR) – Suffered a hip flexor injury last night and is questionable for his next game on Monday.  He’s also been dealing with a sore thumb, so the Blazers could shut him down for a bit and let him heal up.

Carmelo Anthony (NYK) – Missed another game with his finger laceration.  The Knicks are obviously being cautious with him, but he should be a go in his return to Denver this week.

LeBron James (Miami) – LeBron had a minor groin injury last night, but played through it.  I doubt it will keep him out, but check it next gametime just to be safe.

Dwyane Wade (Miami) – Twisted an ankle in Saturday’s game, but played through it.  Check his next gametime status.

James Harden (HOU) – Harden rolled an ankle last night, but played through it.  He was already dealing with a toe injury.  He should be fine this week, but be sure and check it gametime before using him in daily transaction leagues.

Nicolas Batum (POR) – Batum tried to play through his back injury, but had to leave last night’s game and he didn’t return.  Risky play this week.

Kirk Hinrich (CHI) – Suffered an elbow injury Saturday, not sure of the severity.  Nate Robinson could get a start if Hinrich can’t go in his next game.

AJ Price (WAS) – Price fractured his hand in Saturday’s game and looks to be out for 4-6 weeks.   Shaun Livingston could be in line for big minutes, but he’s dealing with knee soreness right now.  Jordan Crawford could be forced into the starting PG role.

Anderson Varejao (CLE) – Varejao suffered a minor elbow injury which caused him to come out of the game, but trainers looked at it and he returned to finish with a solid line.  He should be ok, but check it gametime in daily leagues.

Kyrie Irving (CLE) – There are reports that Irving could be back as soon as Tuesday.  You can’t really start him this week, but daily leagues should keep an eye on Irving this week.

Byron Mullens (CHA) – Mullens is dealing with an ankle injury and it may be limiting his production.  Be careful using him this week.

DeJuan Blair (SAS) – Missed Saturday with a leg injury.

Dion Waiters (CLE) – Missed Saturday with an ankle injury.

Nick Young (PHI) – Missed Saturday with a toe injury.

Shawn Marion (DAL) – Missed Saturday with a groin injury.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA) – Kidd-Gilchrist took a fall and injured his tailbone, but was able to finish the game.  He’ll be sore, but he’s probable for his next one.