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NBA Injuries

 
Brooklyn Nets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Michael Beasley Forward July 15, 2020 COVID-19 protocol for positive test    
Wilson Chandler Forward June 28, 2020 Opted out of season    
Nicolas Claxton Center June 24, 2020 Shoulder surgery    
Spencer Dinwiddie Point Guard June 29, 2020 COVID-19 protocol for positive test    
Kevin Durant Forward August 1, 2019 Torn Achilles tendon    
Kyrie Irving Guard February 1, 2020 Sore knee    
DeAndre Jordan Center June 29, 2020 COVID-19 protocol for positive test    
 
Charlotte Hornets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Terry Rozier Guard March 11, 2020 Illness    
 
Chicago Bulls
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Ryan Arcidiacono Point Guard March 6, 2020 Sore Achilles    
Kris Dunn Guard-Forward January 31, 2020 Sore knee    
Chandler Hutchison Guard-Forward February 19, 2020 Sore right shoulder    
Luke Kornet Forward-Center February 27, 2020 Sprained ankle    
Zach LaVine Guard-Forward March 2, 2020 Strained left quad    
Max Strus Shooting Guard December 23, 2019 Torn ACL    
 
Cleveland Cavaliers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Darius Garland Point Guard March 2, 2020 Left groin strain    
Kevin Porter Jr. Shooting Guard March 5, 2020 Concussion    
Tristan Thompson Forward-Center March 8, 2020 Eye abrasion    
Dylan Windler Small Forward September 28, 2019 Broken leg    
 
Dallas Mavericks
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jalen Brunson Guard February 22, 2020 Sprained right shoulder    
Willie Cauley-Stein Forward-Center July 1, 2020 Opted out of season    
Courtney Lee Guard-Forward July 1, 2020 Calf strain    
Kristaps Porzingis Forward-Center August 23, 2020 Right knee soreness    
Dwight Powell Forward-Center January 21, 2020 Torn Achilles tendon    
 
Denver Nuggets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Will Barton Guard-Forward July 31, 2020 Sore knee   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Barton (right knee) is not expected to return to the Nuggets during the Western Conference Finals.
 
Detroit Pistons
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Blake Griffin Forward-Center December 29, 2019 Left knee soreness    
 
Golden State Warriors
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Stephen Curry Guard March 7, 2020 Illness    
Draymond Green Forward-Center March 1, 2020 Sore left knee    
Klay Thompson Guard-Forward August 1, 2019 Torn ACL    
 
Houston Rockets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Thabo Sefolosha Guard-Forward July 1, 2020 Opted out of season    
 
Indiana Pacers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jeremy Lamb Guard-Forward February 23, 2020 Left knee soreness    
Domantas Sabonis Forward-Center July 25, 2020 sore left foot    
 
Los Angeles Lakers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Avery Bradley Guard July 1, 2020 Opted out of season   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Bradley has decided to sit out the NBA?s upcoming resumption of the season in Florida.
Alex Caruso Shooting Guard August 6, 2020 Neck muscle spasms   August 8, 2020
Comments:  Caruso (muscle spasms in neck) is questionable for Saturday against the Pacers after sitting out Thursday's game.
 
Memphis Grizzlies
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jaren Jackson Jr. Forward-Center August 4, 2020 Torn knee meniscus    
Justise Winslow Power Forward July 21, 2020 Hip injury    
 
Milwaukee Bucks
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Giannis Antetokounmpo Forward September 5, 2020 Ankle    
 
Minnesota Timberwolves
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Karl-Anthony Towns Center February 12, 2020 Strained left wrist    
 
New Orleans Pelicans
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Darius Miller Guard-Forward August 29, 2019 Ruptured Achilles tendon    
 
Orlando Magic
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Al-Farouq Aminu Forward December 1, 2019 Torn knee meniscus    
Aaron Gordon Forward August 5, 2020 Strained hamstring    
Jonathan Isaac Forward August 3, 2020 Torn ACL    
 
Philadelphia 76ers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Glenn Robinson III Guard-Forward August 12, 2020 Left hip pointer    
Ben Simmons Point Guard August 5, 2020 Left knee cap dislocation    
 
Phoenix Suns
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Aron Baynes Center July 22, 2020 COVID-19 protocol for positive test    
Kelly Oubre Jr. Forward February 25, 2020 Meniscus surgery    
 
Portland Trail Blazers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Trevor Ariza Guard-Forward June 22, 2020 Opted out of season    
Rodney Hood Guard-Forward December 7, 2019 Torn left Achilles    
Damian Lillard Point Guard August 25, 2020 Right knee strain    
Caleb Swanigan Forward-Center July 1, 2020 Opted out of season    
 
Sacramento Kings
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Marvin Bagley III Forward-Center January 22, 2020 Sore left foot    
De'Aaron Fox Point Guard August 10, 2020 Left shoulder soreness    
Richaun Holmes Forward-Center August 9, 2020 Sore right hip    
 
San Antonio Spurs
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
LaMarcus Aldridge Forward-Center March 14, 2020 Shoulder surgery    
 
Utah Jazz
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Bojan Bogdanovic Forward May 18, 2020 Right wrist surgery    
Mike Conley Point Guard January 4, 2016 Sore left achilles    
Comments:  Conley sat out Wednesday with a sore left Achilles.
 
Washington Wizards
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Bradley Beal Shooting Guard July 7, 2020 Right rotator cuff    
Davis Bertans Forward-Center June 22, 2020 Opted out of season    
Shabazz Napier Guard August 9, 2020 Sprained right ankle    
John Wall Point Guard August 1, 2019 Torn ACL    
 
Updated Thu Sep 24 8:02 PM 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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