We take a look at the NBA injury report for Monday, Jan. 23 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.
We enter a new week with seven games on the schedule for the NBA on Monday night. The Boston Celtics will be looking for their 10th straight win to stay on top of the Eastern Conference. The Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies will face off in a rare meaningful game this late in the season between the two franchises. Oh how the tides have turned in the NBA. We’re going to take a look at the injury report and update you on the latest news.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Available
Khris Middleton (knee) — Available
Serge Ibaka (personal) — Out
Both Giannis and Middleton are expected to be back in the lineup after missing this weekend’s loss to the Cavaliers. Milwaukee will be in a smash spot against the Pistons, but it’s a risky spot for Antetokounmpo and Middleton in fantasy. It’s hard to expect either player to be stretched if the game gets out of hand for Detroit. That could mean we look at the backup/depth on the Bucks for DFS.
Killian Hayes (shoulder) — Out
Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) — Out
Cory Joseph (knee) — Available
Jayson Tatum (wrist) — Available
Marcus Smart (ankle) — Out
Robert Williams (knee) — Out
Malcolm Brogdon (personal) — Out
The Celtics were able to sneak past the Raptors over the weekend 106-104 without Tatum in the lineup. Both Robert Williams and Marcus Smart weren’t able to play the full game against Toronto. Grant Williams and Malcolm Brogdon stepped up off the bench and each scored over 20 points. Brogdon will be out against the Magic and Time Lord may be able to play. With Tatum back we can expect him to carry the offense again, but this game could get out of hand fast. If that’s the case, looking at Grant Williams again makes some sense. Payton Pritchard will have to play minutes with Smart and Brogdon both out.
Jonathan Isaac (conditioning) — Available
RJ Hampton (illness) — Available
Update — Isaac is set to make his return on Monday night but will only play 8-10 minutes.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (rest) — Available
Onyeka Okongwu (hamstring) — Out
Goran Dragic (illness) — Out
Rudy Gobert (groin) — Available
Taurean Prince (ankle) — Out
Bryn Forbes (illness) — Available
Jabari Smith Jr. (ankle) — Out
LaMelo Ball (ankle, wrist) — Out
Cody Martin (knee) — Out
Theo Maledon (callup) — Available
James Bouknight (callup) — Available
Ball may be the top injury to monitor on the slate overall. If Ball is unable to play again, Terry Rozier will be an elite tournament option on DraftKings. Dennis Smith Jr. also becomes a viable value play and Gordon Hayward becomes a bit more appealing for GPPs. Bryce McGowens played 26 minutes the last game with Ball sidelined. He has some sleeper value as well.
Ja Morant (ankle) — Out
Steven Adams (knee) — Out
Chimezie Metu (knee) — Out
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