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NBA Injuries

 
Atlanta Hawks
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Danilo Gallinari Forward April 11, 2021 Sore right foot   April 23, 2021
Comments:  Gallinari (sore right foot) will miss a sixth straight game Wednesday at New York.
De'Andre Hunter Forward March 26, 2021 Sore right knee   April 30, 2021
Comments:  Hunter (sore right knee) will undergo a procedure on his knee and there is no timetable for his return.
Cam Reddish Guard-Forward February 23, 2021 Sore right Achilles   May 1, 2021
Comments:  Reddish (Achilles) is out at least two more weeks.
 
Boston Celtics
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Marcus Smart Guard April 19, 2021 Illness   April 21, 2021
Comments:  Smart (illness) is available to play Thursday against the Suns.
Kemba Walker Point Guard April 19, 2021 Illness   April 22, 2021
Comments:  Walker (illness) is probable for Thursday against the Suns after sitting out Monday's loss to the Bulls.
Robert Williams Center April 15, 2021 Sore left knee   April 23, 2021
Comments:  Williams (sore left knee) will miss a second straight game Thursday against the Suns.
 
Brooklyn Nets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
LaMarcus Aldridge Forward-Center April 11, 2021 Illness    
Spencer Dinwiddie Guard December 28, 2020 Torn right ACL   July 23, 2021
Comments:  Dinwiddie will have surgery to repair a partially torn ACL in his right knee, an early blow to a Nets team that hoped it had left its injury troubles behind.
Kevin Durant Forward April 19, 2021 Left thigh contusion   April 23, 2021
Comments:  Durant (bruised left thigh) will miss a second straight game Wednesday against the Raptors.
James Harden Guard April 1, 2021 Right Hamstring   May 11, 2021
Comments:  The Nets announced that Harden (right hamstring strain) suffered a set-back during on-court rehabilitation work and remains out indefinitely.
 
Charlotte Hornets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
LaMelo Ball Guard March 21, 2021 Fractured right wrist   May 1, 2021
Comments:  Ball (fractured right wrist) could return in early May.
Devonte' Graham Guard April 15, 2021 Quadriceps   April 20, 2021
Comments:  Graham (quadriceps) is available to play Tuesday against the Knicks after missing the last two games.
Gordon Hayward Guard-Forward April 3, 2021 Right foot sprain   May 7, 2021
Comments:  Hayward (sprained right foot) left Friday's game against Indiana and is expected to be out for at least four weeks.
Malik Monk Guard April 2, 2021 Sprained right ankle   May 1, 2021
Comments:  Monk sprained his right ankle during Thursday's game at Brooklyn and is expected to miss at least two weeks.
 
Chicago Bulls
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Zach LaVine Guard-Forward April 15, 2021 Health and Safety Protocols   April 26, 2021
Comments:  LaVine has been placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols and is expected to miss several games, according to ESPN.
 
Denver Nuggets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Monte Morris Guard March 13, 2021 Strained quad   April 4, 2021
Comments:  Morris (strained quad) is questionable to return Sunday against the Magic.
Jamal Murray Guard April 13, 2021 Left knee   July 23, 2021
Comments:  Murray's season is over after he tore his left ACL in the final minute of the Nuggets' loss to Golden State on Monday.
 
Detroit Pistons
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jerami Grant Forward April 18, 2021 Left quad contusion   April 21, 2021
Comments:  Grant (left quad contusion) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Mavericks after sitting out Monday.
 
Golden State Warriors
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Klay Thompson Guard-Forward November 20, 2020 Torn Achilles   July 23, 2021
Comments:  The Warriors confirmed that Thompson tore his right Achilles tendon while working out in Southern California on Wednesday. The five-time All-Star is expected to miss the entire 2020-21 season.
James Wiseman Center April 11, 2021 Torn right meniscous   July 23, 2021
Comments:  Wiseman reportedly suffered a torn right meniscus Saturday against the Rockets and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
 
Houston Rockets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Eric Gordon Guard-Forward March 12, 2021 Strained groin   April 24, 2021
Comments:  Gordon, who returned to the lineup in Thursday's loss to Sacramento but exited in the third quarter with a groin injury, is expected to miss at least a month.
Kevin Porter Jr. Guard-Forward April 21, 2021 Health/safety protocols   April 27, 2021
Comments:  Porter has been placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols and will miss at least three games.
 
Indiana Pacers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Domantas Sabonis Forward-Center April 19, 2021 Lower back   April 24, 2021
Comments:  Sabonis (lower back) will miss a second straight game Wednesday against the Thunder.
Myles Turner Forward-Center April 19, 2021 Right foot   May 16, 2021
Comments:  Turner has been diagnosed with a partial tear of his plantar plate in the great toe of his right foot, and the big man will be out indefinitely.
T.J. Warren Forward December 30, 2020 Sore left foot   July 23, 2021
Comments:  Warren, who underwent left foot surgery in January, has been declared out for the rest of the season.
 
Los Angeles Clippers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Serge Ibaka Forward-Center March 15, 2021 Lower back tightness   April 23, 2021
Comments:  Ibaka remains sidelined due to lower back tightness.
Kawhi Leonard Guard-Forward April 12, 2021 Sore right foot   April 28, 2021
Comments:  Leonard (sore right foot), who returned to play 23 minutes Sunday against Minnesota, is expected to miss another week.
 
Los Angeles Lakers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Anthony Davis Forward-Center February 14, 2021 Strained Achilles   April 22, 2021
Comments:  Davis (strained Achilles) plans to return Thursday at Dallas.
LeBron James Guard-Forward March 20, 2021 Right high ankle sprain   May 9, 2021
Comments:  James (high ankle sprain) is still multiple weeks away from returning to game action, according to ESPN.
 
Memphis Grizzlies
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jonas Valanciunas Center April 18, 2021 Concussion   April 23, 2021
Comments:  Valanciunas (concussion) will miss a second straight game Wednesday against the Clippers.
 
Miami Heat
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Bam Adebayo Forward-Center April 19, 2021 Sore right knee   April 21, 2021
Comments:  Adebayo (sore right knee) is available to play Wednesday against the Spurs after sitting out Monday's win over the Rockets.
Jimmy Butler Forward December 25, 2020 Sprained right ankle   January 1, 2021
Comments:  Butler (right ankle sprain) is expected to return to the Heat's lineup for Friday's game against Dallas after missing the team's previous two games.
April 19, 2021 Sprained right ankle   April 21, 2021
Comments:  Butler (sprained right ankle) is available to play Wednesday against the Spurs after missing the last two games.
Tyler Herro Point Guard April 19, 2021 Sore right foot   April 21, 2021
Comments:  Herro (sore right foot) is available to play Wednesday against the Spurs after sitting out Monday's win over the Rockets.
Victor Oladipo Guard-Forward April 9, 2021 Right knee   May 4, 2021
Comments:  Oladipo (right knee) remains sidelined.
 
Minnesota Timberwolves
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Malik Beasley Guard April 3, 2021 Hamstring   May 13, 2021
Comments:  Beasley has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 strain of his left hamstring and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.
 
New Orleans Pelicans
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Nickeil Alexander-Walker Guard-Forward April 6, 2021 High ankle sprain   May 3, 2021
Comments:  Alexander-Walker (high ankle sprain) is expected to be sidelined multiple weeks.
Josh Hart Guard-Forward April 2, 2021 Thumb   May 10, 2021
Comments:  Hart could miss the rest of the season with a torn UCL in his thumb.
 
Oklahoma City Thunder
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Luguentz Dort Guard-Forward April 19, 2021 Strained right hip   April 23, 2021
Comments:  Dort (strained right hip) will miss a second straight game when the Thunder visit Indiana on Wednesday.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Guard March 24, 2021 Right foot plantar fasciitis   May 4, 2021
Comments:  Gilgeous-Alexander (right foot plantar fasciitis) could be sidelined for several weeks.
 
Orlando Magic
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Markelle Fultz Guard January 6, 2021 Torn ACL   July 23, 2021
Comments:  Fultz suffered a season-ending tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first quarter of the Magic's 105-94 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night. The Magic confirmed the ACL injury after the game and said Fultz would miss the rest of the season.
Terrence Ross Guard-Forward April 18, 2021 Back spasms   April 22, 2021
Comments:  Ross (back spasms) is questionable for Thursday against the Pelicans after missing the last two games.
 
Philadelphia 76ers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Seth Curry Guard April 16, 2021 Hip   April 22, 2021
Comments:  Curry (hip) will play Monday against the Warriors after sitting out Friday's victory over the Clippers.
Tobias Harris Forward April 16, 2021 Knee   April 22, 2021
Comments:  Harris (sore right knee) will miss a third straight game Wednesday against the Suns.
George Hill Guard January 25, 2021 Sprained right thumb   April 19, 2021
Comments:  Hill (sprained right thumb) is getting close to resuming on-court basketball activities.
Ben Simmons Point Guard April 19, 2021 Illness   April 22, 2021
Comments:  Simmons (illness) will miss a second straight game Wednesday against the Suns.
 
Portland Trail Blazers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Damian Lillard Point Guard April 16, 2021 Hamstring   April 21, 2021
Comments:  Lillard (right hamstring) is not on the injury report for Wednesday against the Nuggets after missing the last three games.
 
Sacramento Kings
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Marvin Bagley III Forward-Center March 15, 2021 Fractured left hand   May 5, 2021
Comments:  Bagley, who fractured his left hand on March 15, could return in early May.
Richaun Holmes Forward-Center April 19, 2021 Right hamstring   April 25, 2021
Comments:  Holmes (right hamstring tightness) will remain sidelined when the Kings host the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
 
Utah Jazz
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Mike Conley Point Guard January 4, 2016 Sore left achilles    
Comments:  Conley sat out Wednesday with a sore left Achilles.
Donovan Mitchell Guard April 17, 2021 Sprained right ankle   April 28, 2021
Comments:  Mitchell (sprained right ankle) is expected to miss multiple games after leaving Friday's win over Indiana in the second half.
 
Washington Wizards
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Thomas Bryant Center January 10, 2021 Torn ACL   July 23, 2021
Comments:  Bryant will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
Rui Hachimura Forward April 18, 2021 Sore left knee   April 23, 2021
Comments:  Hachimura (sore left knee) is expected to miss a second straight game Wednesday against the Warriors.
 
Updated Thu Apr 22 6:32 AM EDT
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How to read the NBA Injury Report

One of the most important factors in sports betting and handicapping revolves around injuries and understanding how to read the NBA Injury Report is a key tool. The NBA has 30 teams and each club can have a maximum of 12 active players listed before each game. Since five players are on the court at all times, there are seven reserves on the bench.

The VegasInsider.com NBA Injury Report is listed in alphabetical order by Team Name and Mascot.

Ex. Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, etc…

Since some teams are fortunate to be healthier than others, not every club is always listed on the NBA Injury Report. Within the teams, Players are listed by first and last names before their Position. The most common positions in the NBA are center, guard and forward but you’ll see individuals listed as a combination or more specifics within those three common categories.

Ex. Point Guard, Guard-Forward, Forward-Center

The Date section tells the bettor when the individual became inactive due to injuries.

The NBA Injury Reports are always changing on a daily and weekly basis throughout the season, especially with the new ‘load management’ style that many teams have followed. It’s rare to see NBA players participate in a full 82-game season these days especially when you calculate the travel and back-to-back games for some. The goal for most teams is to earn a playoff berth and keep your main players intact and healthy for that deep run.

The VI NBA Injury Report provides plenty of information on each player in the Comments and they provide great insight on what happened to the individual. Along with the injuries, the report covers league suspensions. The majority of those are focused on NBA players that either used substances or drugs not allowed by the league.

The Expected Return is when the individual is projected to return to his NBA team and get back on the hardwood. Players placed on the Injured Reserve or better known as IR will have their date of return at the very end of the season (June), meaning they won’t be playing at all.

How do NBA Injury Reports affect betting?

The NBA Injury Reports often deal with long-term injuries but the short-term news certainly are more important for the day-to-day bettors. Staying on top of starters in the NBA Injury Reports can certainly help bettors get an edge on their bookmakers. Wagering on a team when an All-Star caliber player is removed from a lineup certainly won’t help your chances to win and if multiple All-Stars or starters come down with injuries, you could be looking at a losing wager. Depending on the talent level of the particular NBA All-Star, you can see oddsmakers adjust a point-spread by three to four points especially if its a contender for the MVP. Staying healthy for the marathon of the NBA season is crucial for all 30 teams.

Using all the injury information available on VegasInsider, you can become a smarter NBA bettor. If sports gambling is legal in your state, check out our online sportsbook directory to find the best and most secure places to make NBA bets, as well as exclusive sportsbook offers.

  
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