NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Thursday 1/19/17
With five games to choose from on Thursday's NBA DFS slate, the Denver Nuggets are definitely dominating the injury news, but there's still plenty of value for the squad, even with a tough matchup ahead against the San Antonio Spurs.
Before lineups lock, check out which other players and teams are dealing with injuries and how it could impact their specific situations.
If Gallinari sits out, there is going to be plenty of run left for some of the Nuggets' healthy bodies. Will Barton is a fine play even if Gallinari is active, but he might be a must-play if Gallo is out. Kenneth Faried and Jameer Nelson are also both fine options either way, while Jamal Murray and Jusuf Nurkic should also see some more minutes.
New York Knicks
Joakim Noah is doubtful, while he and Kristaps Porzingis are scheduled to undergo MRIs today. Assuming Noah is out, it will be another hot hand approach for the New York Knicks' frontcourt. Guillermo Hernangomez was the tournament-winning option last night, with Marshall Plumlee also playing well.
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
That starts against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Raymond Felton probably gets the biggest boost with Paul out, but so does Austin Rivers. J.J. Redick should also see more shots early and often without Paul in the lineup.
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers
After leaving Monday's game early, Kevin Love made it through parts of shootaround this morning and he is questionable. Kyrie Irving and LeBron James are prime targets if Love is out, while Channing Frye and Tristan Thompson also get a boost.