Welcome to the 2023-2024 fantasy basketball season, and we have you covered on the latest in NBA injury news before Week 6 tips off on Monday night. Make sure that you are checking Fantasy Alarm and your rosters for NBA injury updates for your players multiple times a day. We have seen important fantasy basketball injury news break over the weekend that will affect some big-name players, especially on teams like the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Miami Heat. Here are the latest NBA injuries for week 6 of the fantasy basketball season.

 

2023-24 NBA Injury Report Fantasy Basketball Week 6

NBA Point Guard Injury News

Jamal Murray, PG, Denver Nuggets (Hamstring)

Jamal Murray did not play on Sunday due to ongoing issues with his hamstring injury, but he is day-to-day for Week 6 and could be returning soon. 

Ben Simmons, PG, Brooklyn Nets (Hip)

Ben Simmons has missed several games with a hip injury and recently got an update that he will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days. Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to get more run in his absence. 

Markelle Fultz, PG, Orlando Magic (Knee)

Markelle Fultz did not play on Saturday night with a nagging knee injury that has caused him to miss several games in a row. Rookie Anthony Black and Jalen Suggs played more minutes in his place over the weekend. 

Dennis Smith Jr., PG, Charlotte Hornets (Back)

Dennis Smith Jr. did not play on Sunday with a back injury and is Questionable this upcoming week. 

Gabe Vincent, PG, Los Angeles Lakers (Knee)

Gabe Vincent has a knee injury that is improving, and his next evaluation should come at the end of this week. 

Jeremy Sochan, PG, San Antonio Spurs (Knee)

Jeremy Sochan left Sunday's game with a knee injury and is considered day-to-day to start the next week. If he missed time, Tre Jones would fill in at the point guard spot. 

Jrue Holiday, PG, Boston Celtics (Ankle)

Jrue Holiday did not play in the second half on Sunday due to an ankle injury and is day-to-day for Week 6. Derrick White shifted over to the point guard role in his absence.

Luka Doncic, PG, Dallas Mavericks (Hand)

Luka Doncic played through a hand injury on Saturday, but will have more X-rays in Dallas to see what the damage is. He is day-to-day to start the week. There would, of course, be no one who could completely replicate Doncic's production if misses time, but Kyrie Irving an Seth Curry would get the biggest bump. 

Marcus Smart, PG, Memphis Grizzlies (Foot)

Marcus Smart is still dealing with a foot sprain is will miss a couple of more weeks.

Jordan Clarkson, PG, Utah Jazz (Illness)

Jordan Clarkson is under the weather and is Questionable for Monday night's game. He missed the game on Saturday night, but he should be able to return early in the week. 

NBA Shooting Guard Injury News

Bradley Beal, SG, Phoenix Suns (Back)

The Suns announced that Bradley Beal will miss at least three weeks with a back strain. Now that he is out again, Eric Gordon and Grayson Allen will fill in while Devin Booker plays the point guard role.  

Tyler Herro, SG, Miami Heat (Ankle)

Tyler Herro suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain two weeks ago but is no longer in a walking boot. He remains at least a couple of weeks away from returning. 

Kelly Oubre Jr., SG, Philadelphia 76ers (Ribs)

Kelly Oubre Jr. is now participating in on-court activities with the 76ers and the team hopes he will be re-evaluated in one week to see how close he is to playing. 

CJ McCollum, SG, New Orleans Pelicans (Lung)

CJ McCollum suffered a scary injury that was diagnosed as a small collapsed lung two weeks ago. This injury will keep him out indefinitely and is similar to a collapsed lung he suffered in 2021 that kept him out for more than three weeks. He has already been ruled out for Monday's games, but a return is getting closer. 

Anfernee Simons, SG, Portland Trail Blazers (Thumb)

Simons practiced last week with no cast on his surgically repaired thumb. He has not been declared ready to play, but his activity should be ramped up. Skylar Mays, Scoot Henderson, and Malcolm Brogdon continue to play big minutes filling in. 

Cam Thomas, SG, Brooklyn Nets (Ankle)

Cam Thomas is still dealing with an ankle injury, but may rejoin the team for practice activities at some point this week. 

Alex Caruso, SG, Chicago Bulls (Foot)

Alex Caruso has a foot injury and did not play in Sunday night's game. Coby White played 38 minutes in the loss. 

Grayson Allen, SG, Phoenix Suns (Illness)

Grayson Allen missed Sunday's game with an illness, but he is officially day-to-day this week and should return soon. 

Jordan Poole, SG, Washington Wizards (Ankle)

Jordan Poole was a late scratch on Saturday night after injuring his ankle in warmups. He is now officially Questionable for Monday's game against Detroit. 

NBA Small Forward Injury News

Joe Harris, SF, Detroit Pistons (Shoulder)

Joe Harris will not play in Monday's game against Washington with a shoulder injury and remains out to start the week. 

Duncan Robinson, SF, Miami Heat (Thumb)

Duncan Robinson hurt his thumb in Saturday night's game and is day-to-day for Week 6 as the team evaluates the injury.

Haywood Highsmith, SF, Miami Heat (Back)

Filling in for Jimmy Butler, Haywood Highsmith was forced to leave Saturday's game with a back contusion. He is day-to-day this week, alongside much of Miami's wing players. 

Jalen Johnson, SF, Atlanta Hawks, (Wrist)

Jalen Johnson injured his wrist on Saturday night and it was determined on Sunday that it was a fracture. He will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks and Saddiq Bey should fill in, just as he did on Saturday. 

Cameron Johnson, SF, Brooklyn Nets (Leg)

Cameron Johnson injured his leg in Sunday night's game and was forced to leave. An updated status should come soon, but he should be considered day-to-day for now. 

Bojan Bogdanovic, SF, Detroit Pistons (Calf)

Bojan Bogdanovic has been ruled out of Monday's game with a calf injury, but he is inching closer to a return after missing more that a month. 

LeBron James, SF, Los Angeles Lakers (Calf)

LeBron James has played in the Lakers' recent games, but he is Questionable with a hip injury for Monday night's game. Taurean Prince has stepped up when King James misses this year, and obviously Anthony Davis would see huge usage. 

Cam Reddish, SF, Los Angeles Lakers (Groin)

Cam Reddish is still dealing with a groin injury and is Questionable for Monday night's game, alongside LeBron James

Jimmy Butler, SF, Miami Heat (Ankle)

Butler missed Saturday night's game with an ankle injury, but it is not believed to be too serious. He is day-to-day for Week 6. 

Khris Middleton, SF, Milwaukee Bucks (Achilles)

Khris Middleton continues to deal with nagging injuries, and this time he is looking at missing more than just Sunday's game with Achilles tendinitis. Malik Beasley started and played 36 minutes on Sunday. 

Keegan Murray, SF, Sacramento Kings (Back)

Keegan Murray did not play Friday with a back injury and is day-to-day as the team starts a new week. A status with an update should come on Monday. 

 

NBA Power Forward Injury News

Maxi Kleber, PF, Dallas Mavericks (Toe)

Maxi Kleber has missed Friday's game with a toe injury and is expected to resume playing sometime in the next week or so. That has opened up room for Derrick Jones Jr. to start in his place. 

Jarred Vanderbilt, PF, Los Angeles Lakers (Heel)

Jarred Vanderbilt will not play again on Monday due to his recovery from a heel injury. With Vanderbilt out the Lakers have turned to Taurean Prince for minutes. 

Jalen Williams, PF, Oklahoma City Thunder (Hip)

Jalen Williams has a hip injury that caused him to miss this weekend's game. He is considered day-to-day to start the new week and did practive on Sunday. 

Aaron Gordon, PF, Denver Nuggets, (Heel)

Aaron Gordon suffered a heel injury and did not play on Sunday. He is day-to-day to start the week and the Nuggets went small, starting Justin Holiday in his place. 

Rui Hachimura, PF, Los Angeles Lakers (Face)

Rui Hachimura suffered a nasal fracture last week and underwent a procedure to fix the problem. He will be re-evaluated in one week. 

Jaden McDaniels, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves (Ankle)

It was announced that Jaden McDaniels will miss 2-3 weeks with an ankle injury. He will be evaluated after one week to see if that timeline needs to be adjusted. Kyle Anderson should get a bunch of playing time in the interim.

Jonathan Isaac, PF, Orlando Magic (Ankle)

Jonathan Isaac had a sore ankle so he did not play on Sunday night. But he is day-to-day to begin the new week. 

Kevin Durant, PF, Phoenix Suns (Foot)

Kevin Durant did not play on Sunday against New York due to a foot injury. It is not considered serious at this point and he is day-to-day for this week. The Suns started Keita Bates-Diop in his place and he played 28 minutes. 

Lauri Markkanen, PF, Utah Jazz (Hamstring)

Lauri Markkanen missed Saturday night's game with a hamstring injury and now he is Questionable for the Monday night tilt against the Pelicans. With a plethora of players out on Saturday, the Jazz turned to Talen Horton-Tucker and Kelly Olynyk to fill the gaps. 

NBA Center Injury News

Wendell Carter Jr., C, Orlando Magic (Hand)

Wendell Carter fractured a finger at the end of Week 2 and underwent surgery to repair the injury. Carter did not play on Sunday night, but he is nearing a return and could be activated sometime in the next week or two. 

Mason Plumlee, C Los Angeles Clippers (Knee)

Mason Plumlee will be re-evaluated in about two more weeks as he recovers from a serious MCL sprain in his knee. He is not expected to be back before mid-December. 

Xavier Tillman, C, Memphis Grizzlies (Knee)

Xavier Tillman is still experiencing pain in his knee and did not play in the Grizzlies' game on Sunday night. Bismack Biyombo has been starting in his place and getting more than 20 minutes per game. 

Kristaps Porzingis, C, Boston Celtics (Calf)

Kristaps Porzingis suffered a calf injury over the weekend and the team determined he would miss about a week. He will be re-evaluated then to see if he is ready to return. Expect Al Horford to fill in during his absence. 

Nic Claxton, C, Brooklyn Nets (Ankle)

Nic Claxton was making progress, but he did not play in Sunday night's game against Chicago. The Nets played small ball and started Cameron Johnson and Royce O'Neale in the frontcourt. 

Dereck Lively II, C, Dallas Mavericks (Back)

Dereck Lively did not play on Saturday due to a back injury and he is day-to-day as the new week starts. 

Bam Adebayo, C, Miami Heat (Hip)

Bam Adebayo missed Saturday night's game with a hip injury and is officially day-to-day for Week 6. The Heat play next on Tuesday night, so a further update on Adebayo's condition should be available by Monday afternoon.  

Mitchell Robinson, C, New York Knicks (Back)

Mitchell Robinson does not have an official injury designation, but he told reporters he is dealing with lower back pain and it may be affecting his play and minutes. He is day-to-day this week and Isaiah Hartenstein will be the benefactor if Robinson misses time. 

 
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