NBA Injury Report, Jan 11: Updates for Scottie Barnes, Draymond Green, Dillon Brooks, Alex Caruso, more



This is a six-game list in the NBA, which is a bit heavy for a typical Tuesday schedule. The Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies are the banner game of the day, with the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers serving as a nice capsule for the day. Here’s a look at Tuesday’s injury report in the association, with more players poised to clarify health and safety protocols as the league’s new quarantine standards have a bigger impact.

NBA Injury Report: January 11

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards

Montrezl Harrell (conditioned) should play

Harrell is expected to play and will be a big boost in the Washington frontcourt. He probably won’t start, but should eat up Daniel Gafford and Rui Hachimura’s minutes a bit.

Phoenix Suns vs. Toronto Raptors

Landry Shamet (protocols) probable
Cam Johnson (ankle) OUT

Shamet appears to be close to completing Protocols and represents a good game with Johnson due to an ankle issue. Jae Crowder and Mikal Bridges get a bigger boost than Shamet with Johnson sidelined.

Questionable Scottie Barnes (knee)
Gary Trent Jr. (ankle) questionable

Barnes and Trent Jr. are both questionable. If neither is right for you, look for Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet to be even stronger games in fantasy and DFS contests.

Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Draymond Green (calf) OUT
Klay Thompson (injury management) should play
Questionable Otto Porter Jr. (shoulder)

Green came out with a calf issue while Porter Jr. is questionable. Thompson is expected to play but will again be limited in minutes. The Warriors are going to be cautious, even if the keeper looked good on his debut.

Dillon Brooks (ankle) OUT
Steven Adams (protocols) questionable

Brooks is out for 3-5 weeks due to his ankle injury. Adams’ status is probably going to come down to conditioning.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Questionable Patrick Beverley (groin)

With Beverley questionable, search for D’Angelo Russell to see an increase in value for Tuesday’s contest. Russell himself was scared of an injury in Minnesota’s last game, but is expected to be fine for Tuesday.

Josh Hart (unknown) Available

Hart was out in New Orleans’ last game for some reason, but is listed as available for Tuesday’s game against the Timberwolves.

Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls

Alex Caruso (protocols) TBD

According to Billy Donovan, Caruso is on the verge of erasing the protocols. It could happen Tuesday against the Pistons.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Will Barton (protocols) TBD

Barton has just been put into protocols so he’s unlikely to play on Tuesday. The Nuggets are starting to bring back key players to surround Nikola Jokic with enough skills to stay in the playoff image of the West.

Luke Kennard (protocols) TBD

Kennard should be close to the compensation protocols. If he doesn’t get clearance, Reggie Jackson and Nicolas Batum will see an increase in the value of both fantasy and DFS rosters.