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National Basketball Association
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Player   Status/Updated Notes
Marco Belinelli SG Prob Wed - Ankle - 1/16/18 Belinelli is expected to play Wednesday against the Pelicans despite a sprained left ankle.
Dewayne Dedmon C Prob Wed - Shin - 1/16/18 Dedmon is dealing with a left tibia stress reaction but is likely to participate in Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.
Mike Muscala PF Prob Wed - Ankle - 1/16/18 Muscala is likely to suit up against the Pelicans on Wednesday despite a left ankle sprain.
Taurean Prince SF Prob Wed - Finger - 1/16/18 Prince is tending to a dislocated right ring finger but is expected to be available Wednesday against the Pelicans.
DeAndre' Bembry SF Out indefinitely - Groin - 1/14/18 Bembry is sidelined with a groin injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Abdel Nader SF Ques Thurs - Illness - 1/16/18 Nader sat out the last game with an illness and it is uncertain if he will play Thursday against the 76ers.
Gordon Hayward SF Out indefinitely - Ankle - 12/16/17 Hayward had surgery to repair a dislocated left ankle and fractured tibia and it is unknown if he will be able to return before the end of the season.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
D'Angelo Russell PG Late Jan - Knee - 1/11/18 Russell is expected to be out of game action until the end of January as he recovers from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Jeremy Lin PG out for season - Knee - 10/19/17 Lin ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee and will likely miss the remainder of the season.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Frank Kaminsky PF Ques Wed - Ankle - 1/15/18 Kaminsky left the last game due to a right ankle sprain and it is unclear if he will play Wednesday against the Wizards.
Cody Zeller C Late Jan - Knee - 12/12/17 Zeller had surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee and is likely to miss six weeks of action.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Cameron Payne PG Late Jan - Foot - 1/11/18 Payne had surgery to repair a right foot injury and will likely be out of game action until the end of January.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Iman Shumpert SG Late Jan - Knee - 1/10/18 Shumpert had arthroscopic left knee surgery and surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He is also dealing with soreness in his foot and is unlikely to rejoin the lineup before the end of January.
Derrick Rose PG Out indefinitely - Ankle - 1/10/18 Rose has been out of action due to a sprained left ankle and a bone spur. He is progressing in his recovery but it is unknown when he will return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
J.J. Barea PG Ques Sat - Groin - 1/17/18 Barea sat out the previous game due to a groin injury and it is unknown if he will play Saturday against the Trail Blazers.
Nerlens Noel C Early Feb - Thumb - 1/4/18 Noel elected to have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to be out until the beginning of February.
Dorian Finney-Smith SF Out indefinitely - Quadricep - 1/8/18 Finney-Smith has lingering tendinitis in his quadriceps and is without a timetable for return.
Seth Curry SG Mid Feb - Leg - 1/16/18 Curry is recovering from a stress reaction of his left tibia and the earliest he could return is sometime in February.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Paul Millsap PF Late Feb - Wrist - 11/26/17 Millsap had surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left wrist and is likely to need up to three months to recover.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Avery Bradley SG Ques Wed - Groin - 1/16/18 Bradley is dealing with a groin injury and his status is uncertain for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Luke Kennard SG Ques Wed - Thumb - 1/16/18 Kennard has a left thumb injury and his status is unclear for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Stanley Johnson SF Ques Wed - Hip - 1/15/18 Johnson missed his second-straight game with a strained hip and it is unknown if he will play against the Raptors on Wednesday.
Reggie Jackson PG Mid Feb - Ankle - 12/27/17 Jackson has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 right ankle sprain and will be sidelined for at least six-to-eight weeks.
Jon Leuer PF Out indefinitely - Ankle - 1/11/18 Leuer is sidelined with a sprained left ankle and is without a timetable for return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Andre Iguodala SG Ques Wed - Calf - 1/16/18 Iguodala is dealing with a left calf contusion and it is unclear if he will participate in Wednesday's game against the Bulls.
Draymond Green PF Ques Wed - Shoulder - 1/16/18 Green is battling soreness in his right shoulder and it is undetermined if he will suit up against the Bulls on Wednesday.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Gerald Green SG Ques Thurs - Poss. Suspension - 1/16/18 Green is facing a possible suspension for his role in a post-game altercation and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Timberwolves on Thursday night.
Chris Paul PG Ques Thurs - Poss. Suspension - 1/16/18 Paul is facing a possible suspension for his role in a post-game altercation and his status is unknown against the Timberwolves on Thursday.
Trevor Ariza SF Ques Thurs - Poss. Suspension - 1/16/18 Ariza could face a suspension for his role in a post-game altercation and his status is unknown against the Timberwolves on Thursday.
Zhou Qi PF Ques Thurs - Elbow - 1/16/18 Qi sat out the last two games due to an elbow injury and his status is uncertain for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves.
James Harden SG Ques Thurs - Hamstring - 1/15/18 Harden suffered a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and will likely be out of game action until at least Thursday against the Timberwoves or Saturday against the Warriors.
Troy Williams SF Ques Thurs - Knee - 1/16/18 Williams is sidelined with a sprained MCL in his right knee and it is unknown if he will play Thursday against the Timberwolves.
Nene C Out indefinitely - Knee - 1/10/18 Nene sustained a right knee contusion and is without a definitive timetable for return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Myles Turner C Out indefinitely - Elbow - 1/15/18 Turner is sidelined due to a right elbow sprain and his status going forward is week-to-week.
Edmond Sumner PG Out indefinitely - Knee - 10/17/17 Sumner is recovering from knee surgery and there is no timetable for return.
Glenn Robinson III SG Early Feb - Ankle - 1/8/18 Robinson III had surgery to repair medial and lateral ligaments in his left ankle and is expected to be need three-to-four months to heal.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
DeAndre Jordan C Doub Wed - Ankle - 1/16/18 Jordan missed the previous two games due to a left ankle sprain and his status is in doubt for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
C.J. Williams PG Out indefinitely - Ankle - 1/13/18 Williams has a right ankle sprain and has been sent to the G League to rehab.
Austin Rivers PG Late Jan - Achilles - 1/5/18 Rivers sustained a right Achilles strain and is expected to miss at least two weeks of game action.
Danilo Gallinari SF Early Feb - Buttocks - 12/21/17 Gallinari has been out of action due to a partial tear in his right glute and is expected to miss six weeks.
Patrick Beverley PG Out indefinitely - Knee - 1/13/18 Beverley had surgery to repair a micro-fracture and torn meniscus in his right knee. It is unknown if he will be able to return to game action before the end of the season.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Brandon Ingram SF Prob Wed - Ankle - 1/16/18 Ingram was held out of the last game with a mild left ankle sprain but is expected to play Wednesday against the Thunder.
Larry Nance Jr. PF Ques Wed - Hip - 1/16/18 Nance Jr. has a right hip pointer and it is uncertain if he will suit up Wednesday against the Thunder.
Lonzo Ball PG Doub Wed - Knee - 1/16/18 Ball sat out the previous game due to a minor left knee sprain and is not expected to play against the Thunder on Wednesday.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
James Ennis III SF Ques Wed - Calf - 1/16/18 Ennis III is nursing a right calf injury and it is unknown if he will take part in Wednesday's game against the Knicks.
Chandler Parsons SF Out indefinitely - Knee - 1/10/18 Parsons has been sidelined due to soreness in his right knee and a timeline for his return has yet to be established.
Mike Conley PG Out indefinitely - Achilles - 1/6/18 Conley is sidelined due to left Achilles soreness and will miss an unknown period of time.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Tyler Johnson SG Doub Wed - Ankle - 1/15/18 Johnson exited the previous game due to a left ankle sprain and is not expected to suit up against the Bucks on Wednesday.
Dion Waiters SG out for season - Ankle - 1/11/18 Waiters is sidelined with a left ankle injury and will undergo season-ending surgery.
Okaro White PF Mid Feb - Foot - 1/8/18 White is out of action due to a left foot injury and is likely to be out of action until the All-Star break.
Rodney McGruder SG Mid April - Leg - 10/17/17 McGruder had surgery to fix a stress fracture in his left leg and will likely need three-to-six months to heal.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Jabari Parker PF Early Feb - Knee - 1/16/18 Parker is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee but is expected to be ready to play during the start of February.
Mirza Teletovic PF Late March - Knee - 1/15/18 Teletovic has surgery on his right knee and will remain sidelined for an undetermined length of time due to pulmonary emboli in both of his lungs. He is expected to miss at least two more months.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Justin Patton C Out indefinitely - Toe - 7/4/17 Patton is recovering from offseason surgery to fix a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot and there is no timetable for a return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Jameer Nelson PG Ques Wed - Personal - 1/16/18 Nelson missed his second-consecutive game as he is away from the team tending to a personal matter and it is unknown if he will be available against the Hawks on Wednesday.
Tony Allen SG Early Feb - Leg - 1/10/18 Allen has a non-displaced left proximal fibula fracture and has suffered another setback in his recovery. He will require an additional two-to-four weeks to heal.
Alexis Ajinca C out for season - Knee - 12/7/17 Ajinca had surgery on his right patellar tendon. He is expected to need four-to-six months to recover and will likely miss the remainder of the season.
Frank Jackson PG Late Jan - Foot - 1/11/18 Jackson had surgery to repair a broken right foot and is unlikely to return until the end of January.
Solomon Hill SF Mid Feb - Hamstring - 9/25/17 Hill underwent surgery for a torn hamstring and it is uncertain if he will return sometime in February.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Tim Hardaway Jr. SF Prob Wed - Leg - 1/16/18 Hardaway Jr. sat out the previous game with a leg injury and it is probable for Wednesday's contest against the Grizzlies.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Andre Roberson SG Ques Wed - Knee - 1/15/18 Roberson has been out of action due to patellar tendinitis in his left knee and it is unknown if he will return to action against the Lakers on Wednesday.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Arron Afflalo SG Ques Thurs - Poss. Suspension - 1/17/18 Afflalo is facing a possible suspension for throwing a punch at an opponent and it is unknown if he will be available Thursday against the Cavaliers.
Marreese Speights PF Ques Thurs - Personal - 1/16/18 Speights missed the last game as he is away from the team tending to a personal matter and it is uncertain if he will be available against the Cavaliers on Thursday.
Jonathan Isaac PF Out indefinitely - Ankle - 12/30/17 Isaac will miss an unknown length of time while he recovers from an ankle injury.
Nikola Vucevic C Late Feb - Hand - 1/8/18 Vucevic suffered a hand injury and will be sidelined for another six weeks.
Terrence Ross SG Out indefinitely - Knee - 11/30/17 Ross sustained a sprained MCL and non-displaced fracture of the tibia plateau in his right knee and will likely require an extended absence to recover.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Richaun Holmes PF Ques Thurs - Illness - 1/15/18 Holmes sat out the last game due to an illness and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Celtics on Thursday.
JJ Redick SG Early Feb - Leg - 1/16/18 Redick exited the previous game due to a small cortical crack in the fibular head of his left leg and will be re-evaluated in 10 days to two weeks.
Furkan Korkmaz SG Early Feb - Foot - 1/8/18 Korkmaz has been sidelined by a lisfranc injury and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Markelle Fultz PG Out indefinitely - Shoulder - 1/14/18 Fultz is recovering from a scapular muscle imbalance and soreness in his right shoulder. There is no timetable for return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Danuel House PF Ques Fri - Illness - 1/17/18 House sat out the previous game due to an illness and his status for Friday's tilt against the Nuggets is up in the air.
TJ Warren SF Ques Fri - Back - 1/17/18 Warren has missed the past two games due to lower-back soreness and it is unknown if he will be available Friday against the Nuggets.
Marquese Chriss PF Ques Fri - Hip - 1/17/18 Chriss sat out his third-consecutive game due to a right hip flexor and it is unclear if he will return to the lineup against the Nuggets on Friday.
Alan Williams PF Late March - Knee - 9/25/17 Williams had surgery to repair a partial tear to the meniscus in his right knee and is expected to miss six months as a result.
Brandon Knight PG out for season - Knee - 8/26/17 Knight had surgery for a torn ACL and will miss the entire 2017-18 season.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
CJ Wilcox SG Out indefinitely - Knee - 1/11/18 Wilcox had right knee surgery and is rehabbing with the team's NBA G League affiliate. It is unknown when he will rejoin the lineup.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Skal Labissiere PF Ques Wed - Shoulder - 1/16/18 Labissiere is nursing a left shoulder strain and it is undetermined if he will take part in Wednesday's game against the Jazz.
Frank Mason PG Late Feb - Foot - 1/11/18 Mason has a partial tear of the plantar fasciitis tendon in his right heel and will likely need four-to-six weeks to recover.
Harry Giles PF Early Feb - Knee - 10/6/17 Giles is recovering from surgery on both knees and is expected to remain out of action until the beginning of February.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Kawhi Leonard SF Prob Wed - Quadricep - 1/16/18 Leonard was held out of the previous game due to soreness in his quadriceps but is expected to return to action Wednesday against the Nets.
Pau Gasol C Ques Wed - Wrist - 1/16/18 Gasol has a right wrist sprain and it is undetermined if he will suit up Wednesday against the Nets.
Manu Ginobili SG Out Wed - Thigh - 1/16/18 Ginobili departed the last game due to a right thigh contusion and will not be in the lineup against the Nets on Wednesday.
Rudy Gay SF Late Jan - Heel - 1/12/18 Gay is sidelined due to retrocalcaneal bursitis in his right heel and is likely to remain out of action until the end of January.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Fred VanVleet PG Ques Wed - Knee - 1/16/18 VanVleet suffered a contusion to his right knee and his status is unknown against the Pistons on Wednesday.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Thabo Sefolosha SF out for season - Knee - 1/13/18 Sefolosha suffered an MCL injury to his right knee and is expected to need season-ending surgery.
Rudy Gobert C Late Jan - Knee - 1/11/18 Gobert sustained a sprained PCL in his left knee and bone bruise in his tibia. He will likely need at least one month to heal.
Dante Exum PG Out indefinitely - Shoulder - 10/24/17 Exum had surgery to stabilize the AC joint in his left shoulder and is without a definitive timetable for return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Markieff Morris PF Ques Wed - Ankle - 1/16/18 Morris sprained his ankle and his status is unclear for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.
Sheldon Mac SG out for season - Achilles - 10/9/17 McClellan had surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon and is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 season.