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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for December 19th, 2021

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily NBA injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy basketball (DFS) lineups, every day of the NBA season.

Below is our updated list of injured NBA players for December 19th, 2021. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below on this list.

Understanding the injury landscape is key in all forms of fantasy basketball, especially when setting DFS lineups on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings. Consider this your one-stop overview of fantasy-relevant injuries around the NBA.

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NBA Injury Roundup for December 19th, 2021

Note: this post is automatically updated throughout the day, every 5 minutes, in case new injury updates are reported.
 

Name Team Status Opponent Home/Away Notes
Anthony Davis LAL Out (Knee) CHI Away Davis is dealing with an MCL sprain and is expected to miss a few weeks for the Lakers.
Trevor Ariza LAL Probable (Ankle) CHI Away Ariza is dealing with an ankle injury but will be available to take the court for the Lakers.
Dwight Howard LAL Out (Health Protocols) CHI Away Howard has been placed in health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Lakers.
Avery Bradley LAL Out (Health Protocols) CHI Away Bradley has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Lakers.
LeBron James LAL Probable (Abdominal) CHI Away James is dealing with an abdominal injury but is expected to take the court for the Lakers.
Kent Bazemore LAL Out (Health Protocols) CHI Away Bazemore has been placed in health protocols and will need to pass through the league's health and safety protocols before being eligible to rejoin the team.
Malik Monk LAL Out (Health Protocols) CHI Away Monk has been placed in health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Lakers.
Kendrick Nunn LAL Out (Health Protocols) CHI Away Nunn is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee and will not take the court for the Lakers.
Talen Horton-Tucker LAL Out (Health Protocols) CHI Away Horton-Tucker has been placed in health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Lakers.
Austin Reaves LAL Out (Health Protocols) CHI Away Reaves has entered the league's health and safety protocols.
Zach LaVine CHI Out (Health Protocols) LAL Home Lavine will need to pass through the league's health and safety protocols before being eligible to rejoin the team.
Derrick Jones Jr. CHI Probable (Conditioning) LAL Home Jones Jr. is returning from the NBA's health and safety protocols and is available to take the court for the Bulls.
Troy Brown Jr. CHI Out (Health Protocols) LAL Home Brown Jr. will need to pass through the league's health and safety protocols before being eligible to rejoin the team.
Alize Johnson CHI Out (Health Protocols) LAL Home Johnson has entered league health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19, and he will be unable to return until he clears those protocols.
Matt Thomas CHI Out (Health Protocols) LAL Home Thomas has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Bulls.
Patrick Williams CHI Out (Wrist) LAL Home Williams is dealing with a significant wrist injury and will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season.
Ayo Dosunmu CHI Out (Health Protocols) LAL Home Dosunmu must clear the league's health protocols and will not take the court for the Bulls.
Jimmy Butler MIA Out (Tailbone) DET Away Butler is dealing with a tailbone injury and will not take the court for the Heat.
Victor Oladipo MIA Out (Knee) DET Away Oladipo underwent knee surgery and is expected to miss part of the 2021-2022 season. The Heat are hoping that he will return at some time in November.
Markieff Morris MIA Out (Neck) DET Away Marris is dealing with a neck injury (whiplash) and will not take the court for the Heat.
Bam Adebayo MIA Out (Thumb) DET Away Adebayo will undergo surgery for a torn UCL and will miss around 6 weeks.
Tyler Herro MIA Out (Quadriceps) DET Away Herro is dealing with a right quadriceps contusion and will not take the court for Heat
Caleb Martin MIA Out (Health Protocols) DET Away Martin has been placed into health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Heat.
Marcus Garrett MIA Probable (Eye) DET Away Garrett is battling a left eye bruise but is available to take the court for the Heat.
Kelly Olynyk DET Out (Knee) MIA Home Olynyk is battling a left knee sprain and will miss at least 6 weeks.
Jerami Grant DET Out (Thumb) MIA Home Grant is dealing with a thumb injury and is out indefinitely.
Doug McDermott SA Out (Teeth) SAC Away McDermott is battling a tooth injury and will not take the court for the Spurs.
Zach Collins SA Out (Ankle) SAC Away Collins is recovering from stress fracture surgery and is expected to be out until January.
Alex Len SAC Out (Health Protocols) SA Home Len will need to pass through the league's health and safety protocols before being eligible to rejoin the team.
Richaun Holmes SAC Out (Eye) SA Home Holmes is dealing with an eye injury and will not take the court for the Kings.
De'Aaron Fox SAC Out (Health Protocols) SA Home Fox has been placed in the league's health and safety protocols and is unlikely to take the court for the Kings.
Marvin Bagley III SAC Out (Health Protocols) SA Home Bagley is in the league's health protocols and will not take the court for the Kings.
Louis King SAC Out (Health Protocols) SA Home King has been placed in league Health and Safety protocols and will not take the court for the Kings.
Terence Davis SAC Out (Health Protocols) SA Home Davis has been placed in league Health and Safety protocols and will not take the court for the Kings.
Davion Mitchell SAC Out (Health Protocols) SA Home Mitchell has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Kings.
C.J. McCollum POR Out (Lung) MEM Away McCollum has been diagnosed with a collapsed lung and will not take the court for the Trial Blazers.
Cody Zeller POR Out (Quad) MEM Away Zeller is dealing with a quad injury and will not take the court for the Trail Blazers.
Dennis Smith Jr. POR Probable (Knee) MEM Away Smith Jr. is dealing with a knee injury and is expected to take the court for the Trail Blazers.
Ja Morant MEM Out (Knee) POR Home Morant has returned from Health protocols but is still battling a knee injury and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Brandon Clarke MEM Out (Knee) POR Home Clarke is dealing with right knee soreness and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Sam Merrill MEM Out (Ankle) POR Home Merrill is dealing with an ankle sprain and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Ziaire Williams MEM Out (Knee) POR Home Williams is dealing with a knee issue and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Santi Aldama MEM Out (Calf) POR Home Aldama is dealing with right calf soreness and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Reggie Bullock DAL Out (Illness) MIN Away Bullock is in the league's health protocol and will not take the court for the Nets.
Willie Cauley-Stein DAL Out (Personal) MIN Away Cauley-Stein is dealing with a personal issue and will not take the court for the Mavericks.
Frank Ntilikina DAL Out (Illness) MIN Away Ntilikina is battling a non-COVID illness and will not take the court for the Mavericks.
Sterling Brown DAL Probable (Foot) MIN Away Brown is dealing with a foot injury and is expected to take the court for the Mavericks.
Luka Doncic DAL Out (Ankle) MIN Away Doncic is dealing with an ankle injury and will not take the court for the Mavericks.
Josh Green DAL Out (Health Protocols) MIN Away Green is in health protocols and will need to pass through the league's health and safety protocols before being eligible to rejoin the team.
Eugene Omoruyi DAL Out (Foot) MIN Away Omoruyi is dealing with a right foot injury and will not suit up for the Mavericks.
Taurean Prince MIN Out (Health Protocols) DAL Home Prince is in the league's health protocol and will not take the court for the Timberwolves.
Josh Okogie MIN Out (Health Protocols) DAL Home Okogie has entered league health protocols and will not take the court for the Timberwolves.
Anthony Edwards MIN Out (Health Protocols) DAL Home Edwards has entered the health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Timberwolves.
Cody Martin CHA Out (Health Protocols) PHO Away Martin has entered Health and Safety protocols and will not take the court for the Hornets.
Frank Kaminsky PHO Out (Knee) CHA Home Kaminsky is dealing with a stress fracture in his knee and will remain out indefinitely for the Suns.
Devin Booker PHO Probable (Hamstring) CHA Home Booker is dealing with a hamstring injury but will take the court for the Suns.
Dario Saric PHO Out (Knee) CHA Home Saric has a torn right ACL and will miss at least most of the 2021-2022 season.
Abdel Nader PHO Out (Knee) CHA Home Nader is recovering from a knee injury and will not take the court for the Suns.

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