Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Thursday 3/30/17
Despite only five NBA games on Thursday night's DFS slate, there are still several question marks and surrounding important players. Check out which role players could benefit in the event of starters being forced to sit on the sideline with our injury report.
James Harden is dealing with an injury to his shooting wrist, and did mention it was still bothering him. However, the guard also noted he has no plans on missing any time, which is good news because the Houston Rockets are suddenly dealing with a few injuries.
Without Harrell and Anderson on Tuesday, the Rockets gave Trevor Ariza 41 minutes and Clint Capela played 30, while Eric Gordon started and played 34 minutes. Look for those three and potentially Sam Dekker to benefit without Harrell and Anderson playing.
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Thursday that no one will be resting for tonight's game against the Chicago Bulls. With Iman Shumpert also ready to play, the only inactive for Cleveland will be Kyle Korver.
Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns ended up resting Devin Booker on Tuesday after rumors were floating around Phillips Arena about such a move. The Suns said it was an ankle injury, but either way, we have yet to hear any update on his status for Thursday.
Austin Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers
Austin Rivers is dealing with a hamstring injury and has been ruled out for tonight's game. Coming off a huge game last night J.J. Redick should get a nice bump without Rivers, while Jamal Crawford should see an expanded workload off the bench as the sixth man.
Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons will continue to hold out Reggie Jackson on Thursday with knee soreness, which will keep Ish Smith in the starting lineup. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is also coming off a big game and Jackson's absence could help him some, too.
Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers
Christiano Felicio, Chicago Bulls
Cristiano Felicio "should be" ready to play for the Bulls after sitting out his last three games. Felicio could return to number two on the depth chart at center behind Robin Lopez, which would likely take away most of Joffrey Lauvergne's minutes.