NBA injury report, November 21: Updates for LeBron James, Bam Adebayo, Kyrie Irving, Ja Morant, more

We’ve got eight games on Sunday’s NBA slate and the injuries are starting to pile up a bit across the league. While some teams are playing with the injury report, these are mostly legitimate issues. Here’s a look at Sunday’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: November 21

New York Knicks vs. Phoenix Suns

Mitchell Robinson (knee) – questionable

Robinson returning would be a big boost for the Knicks, especially in a matchup against Deandre Ayton.

Chris Paul (heel) – OUT
Landry Shamet (concussion) – OUT

Paul has already been ruled out. Cam Payne and Devin Booker will continue to get most of the backcourt minutes for Phoenix.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards

LaMelo Ball (ankle) is OUT

We’ll get a better update on how long Ball is actually out for, but the Hornets are going to be cautious. Dennis Smith Jr. and Terry Rozier gain some value in fantasy/DFS lineups with Ball sidelined again.

Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings

Saddiq Bey (ankle) – OUT
Cory Joseph (hip) – probable
Cade Cunningham (shin) – out indefinitely

Joseph will likely get the start so he’s a nice value add. Bojan Bogdanovic should get a lot of shots with Bey and Cade Cunningham both out for this contest.

Keegan Murray (back) – probable

After missing Thursday’s game, Murray should be back in the mix Sunday. He’ll cut into Harrison Barnes’ minutes.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets

Ja Morant (ankle) – OUT
Jaren Jackson Jr. (injury management) – OUT

Morant is week-to-week with an ankle injury, while Jackson Jr. is getting a rest day. That means Tyus Jones and Brandon Clarke are set for big minutes in this game.

Kyrie Irving (suspension) – questionable

Although the Nets have officially listed Irving as questionable, it’s likely due to conditioning. His suspension has essentially been lifted and now it’s just about how comfortable he is returning to the court.

Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Tyler Herro (ankle) is OUT
Bam Adebayo (knee) – questionable
Jimmy Butler (knee) – OUT
Duncan Robinson (hand) – doubtful
Gabe Vincent (knee) – questionable

Max Strus and Caleb Martin are decent value plays in this Miami setup, but there’s not much else to like here. Backing Cleveland on the game lines is the move here.

Kevin Love (thumb) – doubtful

Love has a hairline fracture in his thumb and is set to miss some time. He’s a backup big for this group, so his minutes will likely be split between Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen.

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets

Kevin Porter Jr. (back) – doubtful
Alperen Sengun (groin) – questionable

Jalen Green will be the focal point offensively with Porter Jr. out. Usman Garuba and Tari Eason have more value in the frontcourt if Sengun doesn’t suit up.

Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks

Nikola Jokic (protocols) – OUT
Jamal Murray (protocols) – OUT
Aaron Gordon (illness) – questionable

Bones Hyland and Michael Porter Jr. will try to avoid another embarrassing showing. Betting on the Mavericks is the move here with Denver down two of its stars.

Reggie Bullock (neck) – probable
Maxi Kleber (back) – OUT

Christian Wood will get some additional minutes with Kleber out.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Devin Vassell (ankle) – TBD
Keldon Johnson (ankle) – TBD
Jakob Poeltl (knee) – TBD

We’ll see how the Spurs play this on the second night of a back-to-back set.

LeBron James (groin) – questionable
Anthony Davis (back) – probable

The Lakers willed their way to a win without James Friday, and he seems more likely to suit up Sunday. Davis should be good to go as the Lakers try to keep climbing back from this early season rut.

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