October 22, 2021 NBA Injury Report

NBA injury Report

Atlanta Hawks

Danilo GallinariPFOct 22Day-To-Day
Onyeka OkongwuPFOct 19OutThe Hawks exercised Okongwu’s (shoulder) $6.4 million club option for 2022-23 on Friday.

Boston Celtics

Josh RichardsonSGOct 21Day-To-DayRichardson (head) is listed as probable for Friday’s game against Toronto.
Marcus SmartPGOct 21Day-To-DaySmart is listed as probable for Friday’s game against Toronto due to swelling in his right knee.
Al HorfordCOct 21OutHorford (conditioning) is considered questionable for Friday’s game against Toronto.

Brooklyn Nets

Kyrie IrvingPGOct 14OutIrving (personal) spoke on Instagram live Wednesday night and expressed his reasoning for remaining unvaccinated for the foreseeable future. The Nets’ top brass has opted not to accommodate Irving as a part-time player, and he’ll remain away from the team until he receives the vaccine, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN reports.

Charlotte Hornets

Terry RozierSGOct 22Day-To-DayRozier (ankle) said after the Hornets’ morning shootaround that he’s “98 percent” sure he’ll play Friday in Cleveland, Rod Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Chicago Bulls

Coby WhitePGSep 22OutThe Bulls are hopeful to have White (shoulder) back by mid-November, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Dylan WindlerSGOct 21Out
Dean WadePFOct 21Day-To-DayWade (ankle) is probable for Friday’s contest against the Hornets.
Darius GarlandPGOct 21Day-To-Day

Denver Nuggets

Vlatko CancarSFOct 21Day-To-Day
Jamal MurrayPGSep 23OutMurray (knee) is progressing in his rehab from a torn ACL but remains without a timetable, David Aldridge of The Athletic reports.

Detroit Pistons

Cade CunninghamPGOct 20OutCunningham (ankle) likely won’t make his debut until after the Pistons’ upcoming, three-game road trip, per GM Troy Weaver, the Detroit News reports. “He’s pretty much day-to-day, but we need to ramp him up and get some conditioning going and get him acclimated to going full speed in 5-on-5,” Weaver said Wednesday. “Hopefully, we’ll get him back sooner than later, but I would anticipate hopefully seeing him when we get back off the road.”
Isaiah LiversPFOct 17Out
Chris SmithSFOct 17OutSmith (knee) is on track to be cleared to fully return to practice, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

Golden State Warriors

Jonathan KumingaPFOct 17Out
Klay ThompsonSGOct 14OutThompson is expected to be cleared to return to full-contract practices within a month, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
James WisemanCOct 14OutThe Warriors’ training staff has targeted Friday as the date Wiseman should be able to start jumping and working out at full speed, and a “full clearance” is expected to be in the next couple weeks, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

Houston Rockets

Garrison MathewsGOct 22Out
John WallPGSep 14Out

Indiana Pacers

Jeremy LambSGOct 21Day-To-Day
Torrey CraigSFOct 21Day-To-DayCraig is questionable for Friday’s game against Washington due to a sore left shoulder.
Justin HolidaySFOct 21Day-To-DayHoliday (ankle) is questionable for Friday’s matchup against the Wizards.
Kelan MartinSGOct 21OutMartin (hamstring) is out for Friday’s game against the Wizards.
Caris LeVertSGOct 16OutLeVert (back) will not play in the Pacers’ first four regular-season games, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.
T.J. WarrenSFOct 15OutCoach Rick Carlisle said Friday that Warren (foot) still doesn’t have a timetable to return, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.

LA Clippers

Serge IbakaCOct 22Day-To-Day
Nicolas BatumPFOct 22Day-To-Day
Keon JohnsonSGOct 22Day-To-Day
Jason PrestonPGOct 7OutPreston (foot) underwent surgery Thursday and is expected to miss a significant part of the season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Kawhi LeonardSFOct 2OutLeonard (knee) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL, Farbod Esnaashari of Sports Illustrated reports.

Los Angeles Lakers

Sekou DoumbouyaSFOct 21Day-To-DayDoumbouya is questionable Friday versus Phoenix because of an illness, per Jovan Buha of The Athletic.
Kendrick NunnGOct 21OutNunn (ankle) underwent an MRI on his knee after developing soreness, which revealed a bone bruise. He will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
Wayne EllingtonSGOct 21Out
Talen Horton-TuckerSGOct 12OutHorton-Tucker (thumb) underwent successful surgery Wednesday and will be reevaluated by team doctors in approximately four weeks, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Trevor ArizaSFOct 6OutAriza (ankle) underwent surgery on Wednesday and will be out for at least eight weeks, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Memphis Grizzlies

Dillon BrooksSFOct 12OutBrooks (thigh, hand) will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks, as the Grizzlies’ medical staff has determined that his fractured left hand needs more time to heal.

Miami Heat

Victor OladipoSGOct 6OutOladipo (quadriceps) is out for Thursday’s preseason game against the Rockets, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Milwaukee Bucks

Bobby PortisCOct 22Day-To-Day
Semi OjeleyePFOct 22Day-To-Day
Brook LopezCOct 22Day-To-Day
Rodney HoodSGOct 22Day-To-Day
Jrue HolidayPGOct 22Day-To-Day
Donte DiVincenzoSGOct 20OutDiVincenzo (ankle) is listed as out for Thursday’s contest against the Heat.

New Orleans Pelicans

Josh HartSGOct 22OutHart (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Friday’s contest against the Bulls.
Zion WilliamsonPFOct 20OutWilliamson (foot) remains without a clear timetable, but he’s expected to have a minutes restriction when he returns to game action, Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report reports.

New York Knicks

Taj GibsonCOct 22OutGibson (personal) will not play in Friday’s contest against the Magic, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.
Nerlens NoelCOct 21OutNoel (knee) will remain out Friday against the Magic.

Orlando Magic

Gary HarrisSGOct 21OutHarris (hamstring) will remain out for Friday’s game against the Knicks.
E’Twaun MooreGOct 21OutMoore (knee) will remain out for Friday’s game against the Knicks.
Chuma OkekePFOct 21OutOkeke (hip) will remain out for Friday’s game against the Knicks.
Jonathan IsaacPFSep 30Out
Markelle FultzPGSep 23OutFultz (knee) remains without a firm timetable as the Magic enter training camp, David Aldridge of The Athletic reports.
Michael Carter-WilliamsPGAug 24OutCarter-Williams underwent surgery Monday to remove a bone fragment and to repair a ligament in his left ankle, independent NBA writer Marc Stein reports.

Philadelphia 76ers

Ben SimmonsPGOct 22OutSimmons met with the Sixers’ medical staff Friday and informed the team he’s not mentally ready to play, and his next steps will be determined by medical professionals after being further evaluated, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Joel EmbiidCOct 21Day-To-DayEmbiid is questionable for Friday’s game against the Nets due to right knee soreness.
Grant RillerGOct 20OutRiller is listed as out for Wednesday’s season opener at New Orleans after recently undergoing surgery to address the meniscus in his left knee, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
Shake MiltonSGOct 17Out

Phoenix Suns

Landry ShametSGOct 21Day-To-Day
Dario SaricPFJul 7OutSaric suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Portland Trail Blazers

Tony SnellSFOct 21Day-To-Day

Sacramento Kings

Maurice HarklessSFOct 21Day-To-Day

San Antonio Spurs

Devontae CacokPFOct 21Out
Zach CollinsPFOct 2OutCollins (foot) will not make his season debut before Christmas, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Toronto Raptors

Yuta WatanabeSFOct 21OutWatanabe (calf) is out for Friday’s game against the Celtics.
Pascal SiakamPFOct 12OutCoach Nick Nurse said Tuesday that Siakam (shoulder) should start contact work this week and may only be a few week from a return, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

Utah Jazz

Rudy GaySFSep 30OutGay (foot) will not be ready to play to open up the regular season, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Washington Wizards

Anthony GillPFOct 21Day-To-Day
Cassius WinstonPGOct 21Out

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