NBA injury report, November 23: Updates for Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum, Kawhi Leonard, Bam Adebayo, more

We’ve got a loaded 12-game slate Wednesday in the NBA, with the league not set to play any games Thanksgiving day. Here’s a look at Wednesday’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: November 23

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets

Joel Embiid (foot) – OUT
Matisse Thybulle (ankles) – TBD
Tobias Harris (ankles) – TBD

Embiid remains out, while Thybulle is officially uncertain. Harris suffered an ankle injury Tuesday but returned to the game. The Sixers might opt ​​to hold him out as a precaution on the second night of a back-to-back set.

LaMelo Ball (ankles) – OUT

Ball remains out, which means Terry Rozier and Dennis Smith Jr. will get a ton of minutes in the backcourt.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Josh Hart (ankle) – probable

Hart is expected to play and will be a nice value add with Damian Lillard still sidelined.

Caris LeVert (ankle) – OUT
Kevin Love (thumb) – questionable

Lamar Stephens got the nod last time LeVert sat and we’ll likely see him in the starting lineup again Wednesday. If Love sits, Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley gain some value in fantasy/DFS formats.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers

Kyle Anderson (back) – questionable

If Anderson sits in this contest, Jaden McDaniels will continue to get major minutes for Minnesota.

Isaiah Jackson (ankle) – questionable

The Pacers will rely heavily on Myles Turner and Jalen Smith in the frontcourt if Jackson is sidelined. He didn’t practice Tuesday, so things aren’t looking great in terms of his availability.

Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks

De’Andre Hunter (ilness) – probable

Hunter is a value play whenever he’s in the rotation, as he gets a lot of high-percentage looks and helps out on the glass as well. Jalen Johnson would get more runs if Hunter is unexpectedly ruled out.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics

Spencer Dinwiddie (shoulder) – questionable
Maxi Kleber (back) – doubtful

If Dinwiddie doesn’t play, Reggie Bullock and Tim Hardaway Jr. would be in line for more shots. With Kleber still likely to sit, Christian Wood will be heavily featured in fantasy/DFS lineups.

Jayson Tatum (ankle) – questionable

Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon would take on bigger roles in Boston’s offense if Tatum gets ruled out.

Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat

Bradley Beal (quad) – questionable
Monte Morris (ankle) – questionable
Rui Hachimura (ankles) – questionable

Corey Kispert would likely be the primary shooting guard if Beal sits, with Will Barton also getting minutes. Kristaps Porzingis and Daniel Gafford would have more playing time if Hachimura is ruled out. Jordan Goodwin would be a nice value add if he starts in Morris’ place.

Bam Adebayo (knee) – probable
Jimmy Butler (knees) – OUT
Tyler Herro (ankle) – questionable
Max Strus (shoulder) – questionable
Duncan Robinson (ankles) – OUT
Gabe Vincent (knee) – questionable

On top of these injuries, Haywood Highsmith and Dewayne Dedmon are also dealing with issues. Adebayo should be in, while one of Herro and Strus is likely to play. It might be best to avoid betting on this game until the final injury report is in.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors

Gary Trent Jr. (hip) – available
Otto Porter Jr. (toe) – OUT

Trent Jr. is back in and should start for Toronto. Porter Jr. is out, which opens up more minutes for the likes of Christian Koloko, Thad Young and Scottie Barnes.

Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Nikola Jokic (conditioning) – TBD
Jamal Murray (conditioning) – TBD
Bones Hyland (ilness) – TBD
Aaron Gordon (ilness) – TBD
Jeff Green (knees) – OUT

We’ll see how the Nuggets handle this game on the second night of a back-to-back set.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs

Trey Murphy (foot) – doubtful

With Murphy unlikely to play, Naji Marshall and Herbert Jones will take most of the minutes at the small forward spot.

Jakob Poeltl (knee) – questionable
Josh Richardson (ankle) – doubtful

Romeo Langford and Malaki Branham could get some runs with Richardson out. Zach Collins is in line to play and could get good minutes if Poeltl sits.

Detroit Pistons vs. Utah Jazz

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

L.A. Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors

Paul George (hamstring) – OUT
Kawhi Leonard (ankles) – OUT
Luke Kennard (calf) – OUT

With George and Leonard out, Norman Powell, Robert Covington and Nicolas Batum are likely to be the small forwards in this game. With Kennard out, Terance Mann is set to be a nice value add. Reggie Jackson might be the best player to back in fantasy formats on the Clippers in this game.

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