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NBA Injuries

 
Brooklyn Nets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Spencer Dinwiddie Point Guard June 29, 2020 Positive COVID-19 test   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Dinwiddie won't play when the NBA season restarts after a second positive test for the coronavirus.
Kevin Durant Forward August 1, 2019 Torn Achilles tendon   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Durant (torn Achilles) won't play if the season resumes.
Kyrie Irving Guard February 1, 2020 Sore knee   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Irving, who had shoulder surgery on March 3, isn't expected to play if the season resumes.
DeAndre Jordan Center June 29, 2020 Positive COVID-19 test   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Jordan said Monday he has tested positive for the coronavirus and won't be in Florida with the Nets when they return from the suspension of the 2019-20 season.
 
Dallas Mavericks
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jalen Brunson Guard February 22, 2020 Sprained right shoulder   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Brunson (right shoulder surgery) will not return this season if NBA play resumes.
Dwight Powell Forward-Center January 21, 2020 Torn Achilles tendon   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Powell will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon Tuesday against the Clippers.
 
Indiana Pacers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Malcolm Brogdon Guard June 25, 2020 Positive COVID-19 test   August 1, 2020
Comments:  Brogdon has been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Jeremy Lamb Guard-Forward February 23, 2020 Left knee soreness   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Lamb will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a torn left ACL, torn lateral meniscus and a lateral femoral condylar fracture in Sunday's game at Toronto.
 
New Orleans Pelicans
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Darius Miller Guard-Forward August 29, 2019 Ruptured Achilles tendon   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Miller could miss the entire season after sustaining a ruptured right Achilles tendon playing 3-on-3 basketball.
JJ Redick Shooting Guard February 28, 2020 Sore left hamstring   July 30, 2020
Comments:  Redick (strained left hamstring) is expected to be able to play if the NBA season resumes.
 
Orlando Magic
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jonathan Isaac Forward January 1, 2020 hyperextended left knee   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Isaac (left knee) isn't expected to return if the NBA resumes play.
 
Phoenix Suns
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Kelly Oubre Jr. Forward February 25, 2020 Meniscus surgery   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Oubre (right knee surgery) is not expected to return if the NBA resumes play.
 
Portland Trail Blazers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Rodney Hood Guard-Forward December 7, 2019 Torn left Achilles   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Hood will miss the remainder of the season after an MRI confirmed he tore his left Achilles tendon in Friday's game against the Lakers.
 
San Antonio Spurs
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
LaMarcus Aldridge Forward-Center March 14, 2020 Shoulder surgery   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Aldridge underwent an arthroscopic subacromial decompression and rotator cuff debridement on his right shoulder on April 24 and will miss the remainder of the season if the NBA resumes play.
 
Utah Jazz
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Bojan Bogdanovic Forward May 18, 2020 Right wrist surgery   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Bogdanovic will undergo right wrist surgery and will not return if the NBA season resumes.
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
John Wall Point Guard August 1, 2019 Torn ACL   October 14, 2020
Comments:  Wall has declared himself fully recovered after two operations that sidelined him for the past 1 1/2 years and said he is ?itching? to get back on the court next season.
 
Updated Tue Jul 7 2:42 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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