Monday’s NBA Injury Report: Betting, DFS Impact of Anthony Davis, Hawks Injuries
Photo credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Anthony Davis
- The NBA Injury Report details the slate's key injuries and their betting and DFS impact.
- In this piece, we'll break down the impact of the injuries to Anthony Davis as well as a couple of Atlanta Hawks' starters.
Monday’s NBA slate features seven games with several injuries and questionable players. We’ll analyze two situations:
- Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat: 7:30 p.m. ET
- New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz: 9 p.m. ET
Update at 5:45 p.m. ET: John Collins (illness) is doubtful. Taurean Prince (personal) is out. Alex Len (knee), Dewayne Dedmon (shin), Vince Carter (knee) and Kevin Huerter (back) are probable.
Injuries: John Collins (illness) and Taurean Prince (personal) are questionable.
Injury background: Collins missed the previous two games due to an illness. He was originally doubtful prior to Sunday’s afternoon win.
Taurean Prince is awaiting the birth of his child and didn’t travel with the team prior to Sunday. There’s a chance he rejoins the team in Miami.
Tonight’s impact: The Hawks are playing their third game in four days, a stretch that began with a loss in four overtimes. On the front end of the back-to-back on Sunday, no Hawks starter played more than 27 minutes, and coach Lloyd Pierce used 11 players.
Minutes may continue to be a concern if the Hawks are without their two starters. However, only three Hawks who played yesterday cost more than $4,000 on DraftKings, and the Hawks have ranked in the top 10 in offensive efficiency since the start of February, per Cleaning the Glass.
Trae Young has played at least 31 minutes in six of the seven games since Jeremy Lin was bought out, but Young’s ejection yesterday ended that streak. Young’s minutes have been raised in Lin’s absence because Jaylen Adams is the only other nominal point guard on the roster. DeAndre’ Bembry and Kevin Huerter have also spent sporadic minutes as the primary ball handler.