Week 20 NBA Key Injury Report

Photo of the pickswise logo

We are getting closer and closer to NBA playoffs and it seems everyone is nicked up at this point of the season. Let’s breakdown some of the biggest injuries and what that means to the team they play for.

Spender Dinwiddie Point Guard Brooklyn Nets 

It’s been four weeks since Spender Dinwiddie underwent surgery to repair ligament damage in his thumb and it’s still unclear how long he will be out. He has returned to on-court work but he still probably won’t return to the court until mid to the end of March.

Wendall Carter Jr. Center Chicago Bulls

Wendall Carter Jr. had the pin removed from his thumb so his recovery is on track but it will still be a while before he returns to the court. He isn’t expected back until the end of March and if he isn’t fully healthy I wouldn’t be shocked to see he be held out for the entire season.

Michael Porter Jr. Power Forward Denver Nuggets

Michael Porter Jr is still dealing with the same back injury that dropped him down many draft boards and it’s really unclear when he will be back. The hope is that he will be able to overcome this and it won’t hinder him his whole career, but that seems to be up in the air at this point.

Lonzo Ball Point Guard Los Angeles Lakers

Lonzo Ball is still dealing with a bad sprain ankle and won’t be back until at least March 1st. The Lakers are really missing him right now and if the team doesn’t start to win a few games, they will be missing out on the playoffs.

George Hill Point Guard Milwaukee Bucks

George Hill suffered a groin injury over the weekend and he is expected to miss a few games. While he is out the bench depth is going to be tested.

Robert Covington Small Forward Minnesota Timberwolves

Robert Covington has been out a while now dealing with an ankle injury but it seems he is closer to a return. The Timberwolves are starting to click and make a push for the playoffs so when he gets back it will only booster that hope.

Markelle Fultz Point Guard Orlando Magic

Markelle Fultz is still dealing with the same shoulder injury that the Philadelphia 76ers got so frustrated with they traded him.

It’s unclear when he will be back, or if he will even be back this year but the team hasn’t had him play so it doesn’t really have much effect on them right now.

Joel Embiid Center Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid is now dealing with a knee injury that seems to have popped out of nowhere and is concerning. He could be back in a couple of games or this could be a long term injury, the Sixers have not said much about his condition.

Fred VanVleet Point Guard Toronto Raptors

Fred VanVleet opted to undergo surgery for this thumb and is expected to be out at least four more weeks but should be back by the playoffs for sure.

See All
DraftKings

$200

Bet $1 on the NFL, NBA or NHL & Get $100!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account

Place a $1+ bet on any NFL, MLB, or NHL game

If either team registers a point (NFL), hit (MLB), or goal (NHL) you will receive a BONUS $100!

Must be 21+ located in AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WY or WV to play. Offer valid only for new customers. Full terms available at DraftKings Sportsbook.

BetMGM

$200

Bet $10, Get $200 If Your Team Scores A Touchdown!

Register for a new BetMGM account & deposit $20+

Bet $10 on your team to win Money Line

Win $200 in free bets if your team scores a touchdown

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

PointsBet

$200

Bet $20, Get $200 If Your Team Scores A Touchdown!

Register for a new PointsBet account & deposit $20+

Bet $20 on your team to win Money Line (NFL or NCAAF)

Win $200 in free bets if your team scores a touchdown

Caesars Sportsbook

$5,000

Get a $5,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new Caesars Sportsbook account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $5,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose - up to $5,000!

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

BetRivers

$250

Get a $250 Deposit Bonus!

Sign up for a new BetRivers account using promo code PICKSWISE

Make a deposit & get it doubled up to $250 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $100

Must be 21+. Play in IA Only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS OFF

BetMGM

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new BetMGM & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account & deposit

DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit up to $1,000 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

Unibet

$500

Get a $500 Risk-Free Bet!

Register for a new Unibet account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $500 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $500

New players only. Terms & conditions apply. 21+. VA only.

Monkey Knife Fight

$100

Claim 100% Instant Deposit Match up to $100!

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.

TVG

$300

Get a $300 Risk-Free Bet with TVG Racebook!

Register for a new TVG account and make a deposit

Place your first single horse win-type bet up to $300

If your horse doesn't win you'll get a refund up to $300

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

BetAmerica Racing

$200

$200 Sign Up Bonus!

Fast, reliable and fast payouts - you'll have your money in 72 hours, if not sooner!

Proud history of providing safe, secure, and fun betting to American patrons

BetAmerica is owned by the iconic Churchill Downs Incorporated, home of 150 years of wagering history and the world-famous Kentucky Derby

Players who sign up using ‘BET200’ code will get a $200 sign up bonus. Offer valid for 7 days after registering on BetAmerica Racing product only. 21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

TwinSpires

$200

Get a $200 Sign Up Bonus with TwinSpires Racebook!

Register for a new Twinspires account using offer code BET200

Make a deposit and start wagering on horse racing

Earn $100 in bonus cash for every $400 wagered!

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.