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NBA injury report, December 9: Updates for Anthony Davis, Donovan Mitchell, De’Aaron Fox, Ben Simmons, more

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We’ve got 10 games on Friday’s NBA slate, anchored by ESPN’s doubleheader. Here’s a take a look at the injury report for the day, together with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: December 9

Recent York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets

Obi Toppin (knee) – OUT, expected to miss 2-3 weeks

With Toppin out of the rotation, search for Cam Reddish and R.J. Barrett to get more minutes for the Knicks.

Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers

Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) – questionable
Will Barton (foot) – questionable

Porzingis suffered this injury Wednesday but got here back in the sport. If he can’t go, Daniel Gafford will likely be the beneficiary. Corey Kispert would gain more value if Barton sits because of a foot issue.

Myles Turner (hamstring) – questionable

Turner played within the team’s last game but when he were to sit down, Jalen Smith would command many of the minutes within the frontcourt.

Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at the moment.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets

Dejounte Murray (ankle) – OUT, expected to miss 2 weeks
De’Andre Hunter (hip) – questionable

Trae Young is the lead guard again with Murray out. Hunter can be a tremendous value play if he’s in a position to suit up as he’d likely get the beginning.

Ben Simmons (knee) – available

With Simmons back in, he’ll take some usage away from Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. That may actually profit each players because it’ll get them more shots overall.

Sacramento Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

De’Aaron Fox (foot) – questionable

If Fox sits, Davion Mitchell can be the lead point guard in Sacramento. Kevin Huerter may additionally get some touches as an initiator within the offense.

Donovan Mitchell (leg) – questionable
Kevin Love (back) – OUT

Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen should dominate within the frontcourt rotation with Love sitting. If Mitchell sits, Darius Garland and Caris LeVert will get more shots. The Cavaliers could be underdogs if Mitchell sits on the betting lines, and that could be a positive play given how they’ve performed when shorthanded this season.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Anthony Davis (illness) – probable
LeBron James (ankle) – probable

Each stars must be back for the Lakers on this nationally televised game.

Detroit Pistons vs. Memphis Grizzlies

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at the moment.

Phoenix Suns vs. Recent Orleans Pelicans

Brandon Ingram (toe) – OUT
Herbert Jones (ankle) – OUT

Trey Murphy should keep seeing heavy minutes with Ingram and Jones out.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz

Mike Conley (knee) – expected to play
Lauri Markkanen (illness) – questionable
Collin Sexton (hamstring) – TBD

Conley is anticipated to be back. Sexton being out would elevate Conley and Jordan Clarkson in DFS formats. Markkanen being out means more shots for Clarkson and Malik Beasley.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at the moment.

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