NBA Injury Report December 17: Updates for Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bradley Beal, more

We have seven games on the Saturday NBA roster, with the action starting in the late afternoon. Here’s a look at the injury report of the day, along with relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: December 17

Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Bradley Beal (hamstring) – doubtful
Kristaps Porzingis (rear) – Available

Porzingis is officially there. Beal trained on Friday so it seems like he could be back for this game. Corey Kispert will be hit the hardest from a fantasy/DFS standpoint when Beal returns.

Paul George (knee) – doubtful
Reggie Jackson (Achilles) – questionable
Luke Kennard (Calf) – available
Kawhi Leonard (Injury Management) – available

When Jackson isn’t playing, John Wall will be LA’s primary creator. If George sits, Leonard will add a lot of value as the main scorer.

Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

Jimmy Butler (injury management) – probably
Tyler Herro (ankle) – probably
Bam Adebayo (ankle) – questionable
Kyle Lowry (knee) – questionable
Victor Oladipo (injury management) – likely

The Heat actually listed every player in this report, but we’ll focus on the most important players here. Butler, Herro, and Oladipo are all solid games. We’ll see who’s available before we share any more fantasy/DFS previews.

Jakob Pöltl (knee) – probably

Poeltl will return to the pitch and is said to be a solid fill-in as an inside goalscorer and rebounder.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

No significant everyday injuries for either team at this point.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets

Alperen Sengun (ankle) – probably
Tari Eason (ankle) – probably

Both big men should be there for Houston, although depending on the price point, Eason could be the smarter DFS play.

Utah Jazz vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Jrue Holiday (illness) – probably
Khris Middleton (knee) – OUT
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) – questionable

Middleton is out with a knee injury while Holiday should come back. The big question is Antetokounmpo who will hit everyone on the floor. When he sits, Bobby Portis and Brook Lopez benefit in fantasy and DFS formats.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

No significant everyday injuries for either team at this point.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns

Deandre Ayton (ankle) – OUT
Cam Payne (foot) – OUT

Ayton is out so Bismack Biyombo could start. Torrey Craig should also get some run. Without Payne, Chris Paul becomes the main point guard in this rotation.

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