2018 NBA Injury Report - Week 2

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Matt Wiesenfeld

NBA · 3 years ago

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I have been an active handicapper and content provider covering sports betting for more than a decade. Hailing from Canada, but I am definitely no puck head, preferring to build my bankroll with the NFL, MLB, NBA and NCAAs. Always looking for the underdogs that win outright. They are way more fun to root for too.

It is just the second week of the season but injuries are always a factor. Here is the official list of the NBA injury report you might not have noticed (or forgot).

Lauri Markkanen, Bulls – Last years top rookie has yet to play this season.  He is out til November and this team struggles to score without him.

Harrison Barnes, Mavericks – He is another that has yet to play this season. The Mavs really need his scoring and versatility.

Demarcus Cousins, Warriors – Everyone groaned when Boogie came to the Dubs. He makes them unbeatable I suppose but he has yet to see the floor and won’t for more than a month.

Shaun Livingston, Warriors – The underrated rotation players gives them a lot of versatility. He is questionable at the start of the week.

Chris Paul, Rockets – He is suspended (which I admit I missed for the game against the Clippers) and might not be available to the Rockets until Friday.

Avery Bradley, Clippers – This team struggles enough to score and he is part of their defensive mentality. They need him out there for sure on both ends. He begins the week questionable.

Rajon Rondo, Lakers – Another suspension note. He has been playing well but we might not see him again til the weekend.

Brandon Ingram, Lakers – I am not sure what this guy becomes as a pro but he was starting while the others kids weren’t. Also suspended and might be out til next week.

JaMychal Green, Grizzlies – Green is an emerging contributor but has a broken jaw and will be out more than a month. Its not like Memphis has good depth either.

Hassan Whiteside, Heat – Didn’t take long for this brittle giant to get hurt. He is out with a hip injury.

Kevin Knox, Knicks – The rookie is expected to be a big part of the future for NYK but he has a sprained ankle and will be out 2-4 weeks, there is no reason to rush him.

Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks – The unicorn started the season on shelf and may not play at all. The earliest we would see him is February according to reports.

Andre Roberson, Thunder – His absence in the playoffs really hurt the team’s chances. They are still waiting for him and his defense to make the team whole again.

Dejounte Murray, Spurs – He was supposed to take over for Tony Parker this season but is out for the year. As a result of this an other injuries San Antonio may be searching for answers all season.

Dwight Howard, Wizards – Making another stop in Washington as they look to get over the hump. He has yet to play this season and is unlikely to see the court until November.  It is debatable how much an impact he really has but he will be fantasy relevant.

 

 

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