Who will, Who might and Who won’t : May 17, 2023 NBA Injury Report

NBA Injuries

Boston Celtics

Danilo GallinariPFMay 16OutGallinari (knee) has been ruled out for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus Miami on Wednesday.

Brooklyn Nets

Dorian Finney-SmithPFApr 26Day-To-DayFinney-Smith underwent a procedure Wednesday to correct a fracture of the right fifth finger but is expected to be cleared for offseason workouts in six weeks, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports
Ben SimmonsPGMar 29OutNets head coach Jacque Vaughn said Tuesday that Simmons (back, knee) is out for the season but isn’t expected to require any surgeries this summer, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports. “Ben will not be joining us the rest of the year and through the playoffs,” Vaughn said after Tuesday’s practice. “After consulting with our doctors, multiple specialists, he’s just going to begin a rehab program. Our doctors and the specialists feel and think that he’ll have a full recovery so that starts now.”

Chicago Bulls

Lonzo BallPGMar 21OutBall underwent cartilage transplant surgery on his left knee Monday, Julia Poe of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Justin LewisFMar 7OutLewis (knee) signed a two-way contract with the Bulls on Tuesday.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Dylan WindlerSGApr 25OutWindler (foot) has been ruled out for Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Knicks.

Denver Nuggets

Collin GillespieGApr 9OutGillespie (leg) won’t play Sunday against Sacramento, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.

Detroit Pistons

Eugene OmoruyiFApr 10OutOmoruyi (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup against the Bulls.
Isaiah LiversPFApr 8OutLivers (ankle) will not play in Sunday’s game against the Bulls.
Rodney McGruderGApr 8OutMcGruder (foot) will not play in Sunday’s game against the Bulls.
Alec BurksSGApr 8OutBurks (foot) will not play in Sunday’s game against the Bulls.
Isaiah StewartCMar 9OutStewart (hip) is dealing with a left shoulder impingement and will be sidelined for the next 3-to-4 weeks, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports.
Hamidou DialloSGMar 8OutPistons head coach Dwane Casey acknowledged Tuesday that Diallo (ankle) likely won’t be available to play again this season by the time he’s re-evaluated in 3-to-4 weeks, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Cade CunninghamPGDec 16OutCunningham (lower leg) underwent successful surgery Friday to stabilize and promote healing of his left tibial stress fracture, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.

Golden State Warriors

Draymond GreenPFMay 13Day-To-DayGreen is considered doubtful to return to Friday’s Game 6 against the Lakers due to right calf tightness, Madeline Kenney of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Andre IguodalaFMay 6OutIguodala (wrist surgery) has been cleared to intensify on-court workouts and should return to practice in about a week.
Ryan RollinsGFeb 6Out

Houston Rockets

Jae’Sean TateSFApr 9OutTate (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Wizards.

Indiana Pacers

Kendall BrownSGFeb 28OutThe Pacers announced Monday that Brown is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to address a right tibia stress fracture.

LA Clippers

Kawhi LeonardSFApr 27OutClippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank said Thursday that Leonard (knee) “will be ready for next year. The ACL is firmly in tact,” Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
Paul GeorgeFApr 16OutGeorge (knee) is expected to miss the entire first-round series against the Suns, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Los Angeles Lakers

Mo BambaCMay 15OutBamba (ankle) has been ruled out for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in Denver, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.

Memphis Grizzlies

Desmond BaneSGMay 16Day-To-DayBane underwent a successful procedure Tuesday to address a fracture of the medial sesamoid bone in his right big toe and is expected to make a full recovery ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.
Ja MorantPGMay 14OutThe Grizzlies suspended Morant from all team activities Sunday pending a review from the NBA.
Luke KennardSGApr 29Day-To-DayKennard (shoulder) has been ruled out for Game 6 versus the Lakers on Friday.
Jake LaRaviaFApr 28OutLaRavia (calf) won’t play in Game 6 versus the Lakers on Friday.
Steven AdamsCApr 8OutAdams (knee) will likely be sidelined throughout the entirety of the postseason, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Brandon ClarkePFMar 4OutClarke suffered a season-ending left Achilles tear during Friday’s loss to the Nuggets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Miami Heat

Cody ZellerCMay 16Day-To-DayZeller (illness) is questionable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston on Wednesday.
Tyler HerroPGMay 15OutHerro (hand) isn’t shooting or dribbling yet and has been ruled out for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston on Wednesday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Victor OladipoSGApr 28OutOladipo underwent successful patellar tendon surgery in his left knee Thursday and has no timetable for a return.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Kyle AndersonSFApr 26Day-To-DayAnderson (eye) has been ruled out for Tuesday’s Game 5 against the Nuggets.
Jaden McDanielsPFApr 10OutMinnesota announced Monday that McDaniels fractured his third and fourth metacarpals in his right hand, has been placed in a cast and will be out indefinitely.
Naz ReidCApr 5OutMinnesota announced Wednesday that Reid underwent successful surgery to repair a left scaphoid fracture and will be sidelined infinitely

New Orleans Pelicans

CJ McCollumSGApr 26Day-To-DayMcCollum underwent surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right thumb Tuesday.
Zion WilliamsonPFApr 14OutPelicans executive David Griffin said Friday that Williamson (hamstring) was never cleared for 5-on-5 or even full-court 3-on-3 work before the Pelicans’ Play-In Matchup against the Thunder, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
Jose AlvaradoPGApr 11OutAlvarado (leg) has been cleared to resume on-court activities, but he won’t suit up for Wednesday’s Play-In matchup against the Thunder and isn’t expected to resume game action for at least one more week, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
E.J. LiddellFOct 16OutLiddell (knee) signed a two-way contract with the Pelicans on Sunday.

New York Knicks

Immanuel QuickleySGMay 13Day-To-DayQuickley (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday’s Game 6 versus Miami, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Jericho SimsCApr 27OutSims underwent season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Kenrich WilliamsSFMay 16OutWilliams (wrist) underwent a successful planned procedure Tuesday to remove hardware from his initial surgery, Clemente Almanza of USA Today reports.
Aleksej PokusevskiFApr 13OutPokusevski (knee) is out for Friday’s Play-In Game versus the Timberwolves.
Chet HolmgrenPFDec 6OutHolmgren (foot) underwent a successful secondary procedure Tuesday to remove hardware from his initial Lisfranc surgery in August, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.

Orlando Magic

Jonathan IsaacPFApr 10OutIsaac (thigh) expects to be ready for the start of the 2023-24 campaign, Khobi Price of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Phoenix Suns

Deandre AytonCMay 12Day-To-DayAyton (ribs) is out for Thursday’s Game 6 versus the Nuggets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Chris PaulPGMay 10OutPaul (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday’s Game 6 versus the Nuggets, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

Portland Trail Blazers

Nassir LittleSFApr 13OutThe Trail Blazers said Thursday that Little underwent a core muscle surgery on his left side, Sean Highkin of RoseGardenReport.com reports.
Jabari WalkerFApr 10OutWalker will not return to Sunday’s game due to a left knee strain.
Justise WinslowPFMar 29OutWinslow underwent successful left ankle surgery Wednesday and is anticipated to be ready for the 2023-24 season.
Ibou BadjiCMar 7OutPortland announced Tuesday that Badji recently underwent arthroscopic patellar chondroplasty and debridement surgery on his left knee and is expected to miss at least eight weeks, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers’ official site reports.

Sacramento Kings

Matthew DellavedovaPGApr 5OutDellavedova underwent surgery to repair the fractured index finger on his right hand Wednesday and he’s currently without a timetable to return, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.

San Antonio Spurs

Zach CollinsPFApr 14OutCollins (finger) underwent surgery on April 8 to address an infection in his finger, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Charles BasseyCMar 15OutBassey is likely out for the rest of the 2022-23 campaign after the Spurs confirmed Wednesday that the big man suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left patella, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Toronto Raptors

Jeff Dowtin Jr.PGMay 17Day-To-DayDowtin underwent surgery on his right ankle Tuesday, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
Otto Porter Jr.SFApr 25OutPorter (foot) exercised his $6.3 million player option for the 2023-24 campaign Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Utah Jazz

Walker KesslerCApr 3OutKessler (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of the regular season, Tony

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