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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for December 20th, 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 20th, 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.

Editor's Note: Our incredible team of writers received five total writing awards and 13 award nominations by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, tops in the industry! Congrats to all the award winners and nominees including NBA Writer of the Year, Best NFL Series, MLB Series, PGA Writer and Player Notes writer of the year. Be sure to follow their analysis, rankings and advice all year long, and win big with RotoBaller! Read More!

 

NBA Injury Roundup for December 20th, 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
Danny Green PHI Probable (Hip) BOS Away Green is dealing with right hip soreness but will take the court for the 76ers.
Joel Embiid PHI Probable (Ankle) BOS Away Embiid is battling left ankle soreness but will take the court for the 76ers.
Ben Simmons PHI Out (Personal) BOS Away Simmons is not expected to play for the 76ers in the foreseeable future.
Georges Niang PHI Out (Health Protocols) BOS Away Niang has been placed in health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Sixers.
Furkan Korkmaz PHI Out (Illness) BOS Away Korkmaz is dealing with an illness and will not take the court for the 76ers.
Shake Milton PHI Out (Health Protocols) BOS Away Milton 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.
Tyrese Maxey PHI Out (Quad) BOS Away Maxey is dealing with a quad injury and will not take the court for the 76ers.
Jaden Springer PHI Out (Concussion) BOS Away Springer is in concussion protocol and will not suit up for the 76ers.
Jabari Parker BOS Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home Parker has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Celtics.
Al Horford BOS Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home Horford has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Celtics.
Dennis Schroder BOS Probable (Illness) PHI Home Schroder is dealing with an illness and is expected to take the court for the Celtics.
Josh Richardson BOS Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home Richardson has re-entered health and safety protocols an will not take the court for the Celtics.
Juancho Hernangomez BOS Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home Hernangomez has been placed in healthy and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Celtics.
Jayson Tatum BOS Probable (Ankle) PHI Home Tatum is battling an ankle injury and isexpected to take the court for the Celtics.
Robert Williams III BOS Out (Personal) PHI Home Williams is dealing with personal matters and will not take the court for the Celtics
Romeo Langford BOS Probable (Neck) PHI Home Langford is battling neck pain and is expected to take the court for the Celtics.
Grant Williams BOS Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home Williams will not play for the Celtics until he clears league health and safety protocols.
Brodric Thomas BOS Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home Thomas will need to pass through the league's health and safety protocols before being eligible to rejoin the team.
Sam Hauser BOS Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home Hauser has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Celtics.
John Wall HOU Out (Trade Pending) CHI Away Wall will not play in games as the Rockets seek a potential trade partner.
Kevin Porter Jr. HOU Out (Thigh) CHI Away Porter Jr. is battling a left thigh contusion and will not suit up for the Rockets.
Armoni Brooks HOU Probable (Ankle) CHI Away Brooks is dealing with an ankle injury and is expected to take the court for the Rockets.
Jalen Green HOU Out (Hamstring) CHI Away Green has a strained hamstring and will not be available for the Rockets.
Zach LaVine CHI Out (Health Protocols) HOU 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 Out (Hamstring) HOU Home Jones Jr. is dealing with a hamstring strain and will not take the court for the Bulls.
Troy Brown Jr. CHI Out (Health Protocols) HOU 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) HOU 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) HOU 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) HOU 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) HOU Home Dosunmu must clear the league's health protocols and will not take the court for the Bulls.
Luguentz Dort OKC Probable (Ankle) MEM Away Dort is battling an ankle injury but will take the court for the Thunder.
Tyus Jones MEM Out (Finger) OKC Home Jones is dealing with a finger injury and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Ja Morant MEM Probable (Knee) OKC Home Morant will be available to take the court for the Grizzlies.
Brandon Clarke MEM Out (Knee) OKC Home Clarke is dealing with right knee soreness and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Sam Merrill MEM Out (Ankle) OKC Home Merrill is dealing with an ankle sprain and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Ziaire Williams MEM Out (Knee) OKC Home Williams is dealing with a knee issue and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Santi Aldama MEM Out (Calf) OKC Home Aldama is dealing with right calf soreness and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Gordon Hayward CHA Out (Back) UTA Away Hayward is dealing with a back injury and will not take the court for the Hornets.
Cody Martin CHA Out (Health Protocols) UTA Away Martin has entered Health and Safety protocols and will not take the court for the Hornets.
Miye Oni UTA Out (Ankle) CHA Home Oni is dealing with a right ankle sprain but will not take the court for the Jazz.
Udoka Azubuike UTA Out (Ankle) CHA Home Azubuike is dealing with a right ankle injury and will not suit up for the Jazz.
Malik Fitts UTA Out (Shoulder) CHA Home Fitts is dealing with a right shoulder sprain and will not take the court for the Jazz.
Alex Len SAC Out (Health Protocols) GS Away Len will need to pass through the league's health and safety protocols before being eligible to rejoin the team.
Richaun Holmes SAC Questionable (Eye) GS Away Holmes is dealing with an eye injury and is uncertain to take the court for the Kings.
De'Aaron Fox SAC Out (Health Protocols) GS Away 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) GS Away Bagley is in the league's health protocols and will not take the court for the Kings.
Louis King SAC Out (Health Protocols) GS Away 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) GS Away 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) GS Away Mitchell has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Kings.
Klay Thompson GS Out (Achilles) SAC Home Thompson is recovering from an Achilles injury and has been cleared to begin practicing with a hope for a late December return.
Andrew Wiggins GS Out (Health Protocols) SAC Home Wiggins has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not suit up for the Warriors.
Jordan Poole GS Out (Health Protocols) SAC Home Poole has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Warriors.
James Wiseman GS Out (Knee) SAC Home Wiseman is battling a knee injury, and is expected to return in November.
Doug McDermott SA Probable (Teeth) LAC Away McDermott is battling a tooth injury and is uncertain to take the court for the Spurs.
Zach Collins SA Out (Ankle) LAC Away Collins is recovering from stress fracture surgery and is expected to be out until January.
Kawhi Leonard LAC Out (Knee) SA Home Leonard is recovering from a partially torn ACL and will miss at least most of the 2021-2022 season.
Paul George LAC Questionable (Elbow) SA Home George is dealing with a right elbow contusion and is uncertain to take the court for the Clippers.
Marcus Morris Sr. LAC Out (Health Protocols) SA Home Morris Sr. will need to pass through the league's health and safety protocols before being eligible to rejoin the team.
Serge Ibaka LAC Probable (Personal) SA Home Ibaka is dealing with personal matters but will likely suit up for the Clippers.
Isaiah Hartenstein LAC Out (Ankle) SA Home Hartenstein is dealing with an ankle injury and will not take the court for the Clippers.
Jason Preston LAC Out (Foot) SA Home Preston underwent right foot surgery and is expected to miss a significant portion of the 2021-22 season.

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