We have eight games on Friday’s NBA schedule, led by a national TV doubleheader with one game on NBATV and the other on ESPN. Here’s a look at the injury report of the day, along with relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: November 11
Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics
Bones Hyland (Health Logs) – OFF
Hyland is a late addition to the injury report and will not play after being included in health and safety protocols ahead of Friday’s game against the Celtics. We should see a tighter rotation for the Nuggets, who have won four straight games. Bruce Brown and Jeff Green should see more minutes off the bench.
Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) – OUT
Brogdon suffered the injury on Wednesday against the Pistons and did not return to the competition. Without him, Derrick White and Payton Pritchard should get a clear run in the backcourt.
Phoenix Suns vs. Orlando Magic
Chris Paul (heel) – OUT
Landry Shamet (concussion symptoms) – OUT
To update – CP3 is traveling with Magic for today’s matchup.
If Paul sits, Cam Payne will likely go first and have strong fantasy/DFS value. Devin Booker could also see some time as a leading point guard, which could increase his overall support.
Paolo Banchero (ankle) – OUT
To update – Banchero faces the Suns again tonight. So we will see more Wagner and Suggs on offense.
Banchero missed Wednesday’s competition. If he sits again on Friday, Franz Wagner would be elevated to a strong fantasy piece. Jalen Suggs would also increase in value as a true lead point guard.
Detroit Pistons versus New York Knicks
Cade Cunningham (shin) – OUT
To update – Cade isn’t playing the Knicks at MSG tonight, which is unfortunate for the fans. With Cunningham sidelined, Ivey and Bey are solid bets to get more stakes/points for the Pistons.
Try including Jaden Ivey and Saddiq Bey in Fantasy/DFS lineups when Cunningham, the engine of Detroit’s offense, isn’t playing.
Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Darius Bazley (ankle) – OUT
Bazley has become a rotation player in Oklahoma City. With him ruled out, it likely means more minutes for Kenrich Williams and Lu Dort.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. San Antonio Spurs
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) – OUT
Jrue Holiday (ankle) – OUT
Grayson Allen (illness) – OUT
To update – In what was sure to be a frustrating turn of events for bettors and DFS players, Allen was ruled out at half-time due to illness.
The Bucks are resting their stars again, although Holiday’s injury could be more serious. With both guys out, Grayson Allen and Bobby Portis should see more shots. Jevon Carter is also a value play option as he is likely to start again.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies
No significant everyday injuries for either team at this point.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
Donte DiVincenzo (thigh) – Available
To update – DiVincenzo is officially in for tonight’s game against the Cavaliers.
The guard will return for Golden State and should be a solid backcourt role player. He might limit Jordan Poole’s minutes a bit, but both should be able to lead the Warriors’ second unit.
Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (groin) – OUT
Anthony Davis (illness) – Available
Lonnie Walker (illness) – Available
To update – Both Walker and Davis are available for Lakers Friday.
To update – Davis is now listed as questionable with an illness. When he’s not playing, it might be wise to bet on the kings in this game.
James is out, which is a big problem for the Lakers. Davis will be there while Walker is a question. Russell Westbrook remains in his bank role, so Austin Reaves and Troy Brown Jr. should see more minutes for LA.