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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for December 8th, 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 8th, 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 8th, 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
DeMar DeRozan CHI Out (Health Protocols) CLE Away DeRozan has been placed in health and safety protocols and is out for the Bulls.
Alex Caruso CHI Out (Hamstring) CLE Away Caruso is dealing with a right hamstring strain and will not take the court for the Bulls.
Javonte Green CHI Out (Health Protocols) CLE Away Green is going through the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Bulls.
Coby White CHI Out (Health Protocols) CLE Away White is going through the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Bulls.
Matt Thomas CHI Out (Health Protocols) CLE Away Thomas has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Bulls.
Patrick Williams CHI Out (Wrist) CLE Away Williams is dealing with a significant wrist injury and will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season.
Collin Sexton CLE Out (Knee) CHI Home Sexton will miss the remainder of the 2021-2022 season following left knee meniscus surgery.
Dean Wade CLE Probable (Calf) CHI Home Wade is dealing with a calf strain, but will take the court for the Cavaliers.
Thomas Bryant WAS Out (Knee) DET Away Bryant is dealing with a knee injury and is expected to miss the first couple months of the season.
Rui Hachimura WAS Out (Personal) DET Away Hachimura is back at the team facility after returning from an excused absence, however the team has said there is still no timetable for his return to the court.
Kelly Olynyk DET Out (Knee) WAS Home Olynyk is battling a left knee sprain and will miss at least 6 weeks.
Cory Joseph DET Probable (Knee) WAS Home Joseph is dealing with a right knee injury but will likely take the court for the Pistons.
Hamidou Diallo DET Probable (Face) WAS Home Diallo has a facial fracture but will take the court for the Pistons.
Nerlens Noel NY Out (Back) IND Away Noel is dealing with lower back soreness and will not take the court for the Knicks.
Justin Holiday IND Out () NY Home Holiday is dealing with health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Pacers.
T.J. Warren IND Out (Foot) NY Home Warren has been ruled out indefinitely with a foot injury.
T.J. McConnell IND Out (Wrist) NY Home McConnell is dealing with right wrist soreness and will not take the court for the Pacers.
Ben Simmons PHI Out (Personal) CHA Away Simmons is not expected to play for the 76ers in the foreseeable future.
Tyrese Maxey PHI Probable (Illness) CHA Away Maxey is battling an illness but will take the court for the 76ers.
Grant Riller PHI Out (Shoulder) CHA Away Riller is dealing with right shoulder soreness and will not take the court for the 76ers.
Mason Plumlee CHA Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home Plumlee has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols and will not be available for the Hornets.
Ish Smith CHA Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home Smith has been placed in health and safety protocols and is will not take the court for the Hornets.
Terry Rozier CHA Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home Rozier has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols and will not be available for the Hornets.
Jalen McDaniels CHA Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home McDaniels has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols and will not be available for the Hornets.
LaMelo Ball CHA Out (Health Protocols) PHI Home Ball has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols and will not be available for the Hornets.
Brook Lopez MIL Out (Back) MIA Away Lopez is dealing with a back injury and will not take the court for the Bucks.
George Hill MIL Out (Knee) MIA Away Hill is dealing with a hyper-extended knee and will not take the court for the Bucks.
Semi Ojeleye MIL Out (Calf) MIA Away Ojeleye is dealing with right calf soreness and will not take the court for the Bucks.
Donte DiVincenzo MIL Out (Ankle) MIA Away DiVincenzo is recovering from ankle surgery and will not take the court for the Bucks.
Jimmy Butler MIA Out (Tailbone) MIL Home Butler is dealing with a tailbone injury and will not take the court for the Heat.
Victor Oladipo MIA Out (Knee) MIL Home 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) MIL Home Marris is dealing with a neck injury (whiplash) and will not take the court for the Heat.
Bam Adebayo MIA Out (Thumb) MIL Home Adebayo will undergo surgery for a torn UCL and will miss around 6 weeks.
Caleb Martin MIA Probable (Knee) MIL Home Martin is dealing with a knee injury but will take the court for the Heat.
Khem Birch TOR Out (Knee) OKC Home Birch is dealing with a knee issue and is out for the foreseeable future.
OG Anunoby TOR Out (Hip) OKC Home Anunoby is battling a hip injury and will not take the court for the Raptors.
Precious Achiuwa TOR Out (Shoulder) OKC Home Achiuwa is dealing with right shoulder tendinitis and will not take the court for the Raptors.
Austin Rivers DEN Out (Health Protocols) NO Away Rivers has been placed in health and safety protocols and will not suit up for the Nuggets.
Will Barton DEN Questionable (Illness) NO Away Barton is battling a Non-COVID illness and is uncertain to take the court for the Nuggets.
Nikola Jokic DEN Probable (Forearm) NO Away Jokic is dealing with a right forearm contusion but will likely take the court for the Nuggets.
Jamal Murray DEN Out (Knee) NO Away Murray is recovering from a torn ACL and is expected to miss the start of the 2021-2022 season.
PJ Dozier DEN Out (Knee) NO Away Dozier has suffered a torn ACL which will end his 2021/22 season.
Michael Porter Jr. DEN Out (Back) NO Away Porter Jr. is expected to miss the rest of the 2021-2022 season after undergoing lower back surgery.
Bol Bol DEN Probable (Health Protocols) NO Away Bol has entered the league's health and safety protocols but is available to play for the Nuggets.
Bones Hyland DEN Probable (Health Protocols) NO Away Hyland has been placed in health and safety protocols but is available to play for the Nuggets.
Josh Hart NO Probable (Knee) DEN Home Hart is dealing with a knee issue but is likely to take the court for the Pelicans.
Zion Williamson NO Out (Foot) DEN Home Williamson is dealing with a foot injury and will not take the court for the Pelicans.
Daulton Hommes NO Out (Leg) DEN Home Hommes is dealing with a stress fracture in his right fibula, and he will not take the court for the Pelicans.
Kyrie Irving BKN Out (Not With Team) HOU Away Irving has failed to adhere to local COVID-19 vaccine mandates and will be ineligible to play or practice with the team.
Joe Harris BKN Out (Ankle) HOU Away Harris is dealing with an ankle injury and will not take the court for the Nets.
LaMarcus Aldridge BKN Out (Rest) HOU Away Aldridge will not take the court due to rest.
Kevin Durant BKN Out (Rest) HOU Away Durant is receiving a rest day and will not take the court for the Nets.
John Wall HOU Out (Trade Pending) BKN Home Wall will not play in games as the Rockets seek a potential trade partner.
Danuel House Jr. HOU Out (Ankle) BKN Home House Jr. is dealing with an ankle injury and will not take the court for the Rockets.
Kevin Porter Jr. HOU Out (Thigh) BKN Home Porter Jr. is dealing with a thigh injury and will not take the court for the Rockets.
Jalen Green HOU Out (Hamstring) BKN Home Green has a strained hamstring and will not be available for the Rockets.
Usman Garuba HOU Out (Thigh) BKN Home Garuba is dealing with a right thigh contusion and will not take the court for the Rockets.
Hassan Whiteside UTA Out (Glute) MIN Away Whiteside is dealing with a glute injury and will not take the court for the Jazz.
Udoka Azubuike UTA Out (Ankle) MIN Away Azubuike is dealing with a right ankle injury and will not suit up for the Jazz.
D'Angelo Russell MIN Questionable (Ankle) UTA Home Russell is dealing with an ankle injury and is uncertain to take the court for the Timberwolves.
Jaylen Nowell MIN Probable (Back) UTA Home Nowell is dealing with back spasms but will take the court for the Timberwolves.
Willie Cauley-Stein DAL Out (Illness) MEM Away Cauley-Stein is dealing with an illness and will not take the court for the Mavericks.
Sterling Brown DAL Out (Foot) MEM Away Brown is dealing with a foot injury and will not take the court for the Mavericks.
Luka Doncic DAL Probable (Ankle, Thumb) MEM Away Doncic is dealing with ankle and thumb injuries but will take the court for the Mavericks.
Kyle Anderson MEM Out (Back) DAL Home Anderson is dealing with a back injury and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Ja Morant MEM Out (Knee) DAL Home Morant is battling a knee sprain and will miss multiple weeks. Morant has also been placed in health and safety protocols for the Grizzlies.
Brandon Clarke MEM Out (Knee) DAL Home Clarke is dealing with right knee soreness and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Sam Merrill MEM Out (Ankle) DAL Home Merrill is dealing with an ankle sprain and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Ziaire Williams MEM Out (Knee) DAL Home Williams is dealing with a knee issue and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Damian Lillard POR Out (Abdominal) GS Away Lillard is battling an abdominal injury and will not take the court for the Trail Blazers.
C.J. McCollum POR Out (Ribs) GS Away McCollum is dealing with a rib injury and will not take the court for the Trial Blazers.
Cody Zeller POR Questionable (Quad) GS Away Zeller is dealing with a quad injury and is uncertain to take the court for the Trail Blazers.
Ben McLemore POR Questionable (Hip) GS Away McLemore is dealing with a hip injury and is uncertain to take the court for the Trail Blazers.
Anfernee Simons POR Questionable (Ankle) GS Away Simons is dealing with an ankle injury and is uncertain to take the court for the Trail Blazers.
Nassir Little POR Questionable (Ankle) GS Away Little is battling an ankle injury and is uncertain to take the court for the Trail Blazers.
Klay Thompson GS Out (Achilles) POR Home Thompson is recovering from an Achilles injury and has been cleared to begin practicing with a hope for a late December return.
Andre Iguodala GS Out (Knee) POR Home Iguodala is dealing with a knee injury and will not take the court for the Warriors.
James Wiseman GS Out (Knee) POR Home Wiseman is battling a knee injury, and is expected to return in November.
Michael Carter-Williams ORL Out (Ankle) SAC Away Carter-Williams is expected to miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery on his ankle.
E'Twaun Moore ORL Out (Knee) SAC Away Moore is battling a sprained knee and will not take the court for the Magic.
Markelle Fultz ORL Out (Knee) SAC Away Fultz is expected to miss the start of the 2021-2022 season recovering from knee injury.
Jonathan Isaac ORL Out (Knee) SAC Away Isaac is dealing with a knee injury and will not take the court for the Magic.
Jalen Suggs ORL Out (Thumb) SAC Away Suggs is dealing with a fractured right thumb and will be out for an extended period of time.
Harrison Barnes SAC Questionable (Foot) ORL Home Barnes is dealing with a sprained right foot and is uncertain to take the court for the Kings.
Maurice Harkless SAC Questionable (Knee) ORL Home Harkless is dealing with a knee injury and is uncertain to take the court for the Kings.
Jabari Parker BOS Questionable (Illness) LAC Away Parker is battling an illness and is uncertain to take he court for the Celtics.
Jaylen Brown BOS Out (Hamstring) LAC Away Brown is dealing with right hamstring tightness and will not take the court for the Celtics.
Bruno Fernando BOS Doubtful (Back) LAC Away Fernando is dealing with a back injury and is unlikely to take the court for the Celtics.
Nicolas Batum LAC Questionable (Health Protocols) BOS Home Batum has entered NBA health protocols and is uncertain to take the court for the Clippers.
Kawhi Leonard LAC Out (Knee) BOS 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) BOS Home George is dealing with a right elbow contusion and is uncertain to take the court for the Clippers.
Jason Preston LAC Out (Foot) BOS Home Preston underwent right foot surgery and is expected to miss a significant portion of the 2021-22 season.

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