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NBA injury report, November 19: Updates for Kawhi Leonard, Tobias Harris, Devin Vassell, more


We’ve got five games on Saturday’s NBA slate anchored by a NBATV doubleheader featuring Timberwolves-76ers and Jazz-Trail Blazers. Here’s a have a look at the day’s injury report, together with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: November 19

Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks

Gary Trent Jr. (hip) – OUT
Otto Porter Jr. (toe) – OUT

We don’t know exactly how Nick Nurse will align his team, but Scottie Barnes and Fred VanVleet should get essentially the most run on this game for Toronto. Christian Koloko can be an excellent bet to get prolonged minutes.

Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers

Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) – probable

Carter Jr. played in Friday’s win over the Bulls and must be good to go tonight but we’ll see if the Magic determine to rest him here.

Tyrese Haliburton (ankle) – TBD

Haliburton suffered this injury late in Friday’s game against the Rockets and the team might determine to play it secure here. Bennedict Mathurin could be in line for more minutes if Haliburton takes the night off.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Tobias Harris (hip) – questionable
Tyrese Maxey (ankle) – OUT
De’Anthony Melton (back) – probable

Maxey will get a MRI done to see exactly how bad the damage is. The Sixers would like to get Harris, who sat Friday’s game, back within the lineup to interchange a few of Maxey’s offensive production. Melton will likely have an even bigger role as well assuming he powers through a back issue.

Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers

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

San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Keldon Johnson (ankle) – probable
Devin Vassell (ankle) – questionable
Doug McDermott (calf) – probable
Jakob Poeltl (knee) – questionable

Johnson and Vassell are the keys here from a shot standpoint. If Poeltl sits, Charles Bassey or Gorgui Dieng could be in line for more playing time. Tre Jones would profit most from Vassell’s absence, although Johnson would turn out to be the first offensive option.

Kawhi Leonard (injury management) – TBD

Leonard made his return Thursday and commenced that contest for the Clippers. He played 25 minutes, recording six points, five rebounds and 4 assists. Paul George could be the beneficiary in fantasy/DFS formats if Leonard decides to take a seat this one out.

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