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Player   Status/Updated Notes
Omari Spellman PF Doub Fri - Ankle - 10/18/18 Spellman is not expected to participate in Friday's game against the Grizzlies due to a left ankle sprain.
John Collins PF Out indefinitely - Ankle - 10/12/18 Collins is recovering from a non-surgical procedure on his ankle. It is undetermined when he will return to the lineup.
Daniel Hamilton SG Out Fri - Shoulder - 10/18/18 Hamilton sat out the previous game while recuperating from a right rotator cuff tear and will not take part in Friday's contest against the Grizzlies.
Justin Anderson SG Out Fri - Shin - 10/18/18 Anderson missed the last game due to a left tibia injury and will not suit up Friday against the Grizzlies.
Dewayne Dedmon C Out indefinitely - Ankle - 10/5/18 Dedmon has sustained an avulsion fracture in his left ankle. It is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
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Jabari Bird SG Ques Fri - Poss. Suspension - 10/16/18 Bird is facing potential league discipline for his role in an off-court incident. His status is unclear for Friday's game against the Raptors.
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Allen Crabbe SG Prob Fri - Ankle - 10/18/18 Crabbe sat out the previous game due to a left ankle injury but it is likely he will play against the Knicks on Friday.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF Prob Fri - Groin - 10/18/18 Hollis-Jefferson missed the last game with a left abductor strain but it is expected he will be available Friday against the Knicks.
Alan Williams PF Ques Fri - Ankle - 10/17/18 Williams was absent from the lineup during the last game due to a left ankle injury and his status for Friday's contest against the Knicks is in question.
Kenneth Faried PF Ques Fri - Ankle - 10/17/18 Faried was held out of the previous game due to an ankle injury and it is uncertain if he will suit up Friday against the Knicks.
DeMarre Carroll SF Out indefinitely - Ankle - 10/16/18 Carroll is recovering from right ankle surgery and it is undetermined how long he will be out of the lineup.
Shabazz Napier PG Out indefinitely - Hamstring - 10/18/18 Napier is nursing a right hamstring strain and there is no timetable for return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
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Kris Dunn PG Ques Sat - Personal - 10/18/18 Dunn was held out of the last game as he is tending to a personal matter and it is uncertain be available Saturday against the Pistons.
Cristiano Felicio PF Ques Sat - Ankle - 10/18/18 Felicio sat out the previous game with a sprained left ankle and it is unknown if it will impede his status against the Pistons on Saturday.
Denzel Valentine SG Ques Sat - Ankle - 10/18/18 Valentine missed the last game due to a left ankle injury and it is unclear if he will suit up Saturday against the Pistons.
Lauri Markkanen PF Mid Nov - Elbow - 9/28/18 Markkanen has suffered a lateral elbow sprain and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.
Omer Asik C Out indefinitely - Illness - 9/22/18 Asik is dealing with inflammatory arthritis and there is no definitive timetable for his return to the court.
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JR Smith SG Ques Fri - Elbow - 10/17/18 Smith sat out the previous game with a sore right elbow and it is uncertain if he will make his season debut Friday against the Timberwolves.
Larry Nance Jr. PF Ques Fri - Ankle - 10/17/18 Nance Jr. missed the last game due to a right high-ankle sprain and it is undetermined if he will be available against the Timberwolves on Friday.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Devin Harris PG Ques Sat - Hamstring - 10/18/18 Harris departed the previous game due to left hamstring strain and it is unknown if he will play against the Timberwolves on Saturday.
Harrison Barnes SF Ques Sat - Hamstring - 10/18/18 Barnes missed the last game due to a strained right hamstring and it is unclear if he will take part in Saturday's matchup against the Timberwolves.
Dirk Nowitzki PF Late Oct - Ankle - 10/12/18 Nowitzki is hampered by a left ankle injury and is not expected to return until the latter part of October.
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Jarred Vanderbilt SF Out indefinitely - Foot - 10/16/18 Vanderbilt is recuperating from right foot surgery and there is no timetable for return.
Isaiah Thomas PG Out indefinitely - Hip - 10/15/18 Thomas is nursing a lingering hip injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
Michael Porter Jr. PF Out indefinitely - Back - 10/16/18 Porter Jr. is recovering from offseason back surgery to repair a herniated disc and will miss an undetermined length of time.
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Reggie Bullock SF Prob Sat - Illness - 10/18/18 Bullock missed the last game due to an illness but it is likely he will suit up against the Bulls on Saturday.
Stanley Johnson SF Prob Sat - Toe - 10/18/18 Johnson sat out the previous game with a sore toe but is expected to be available Saturday against the Bulls.
Jon Leuer PF Ques Sat - Knee - 10/17/18 Leuer was held out of the previous game while recuperating from offseason surgery to repair a right knee injury and it is uncertain if he will make his season debut against the Bulls on Saturday.
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Andre Iguodala SG Ques Fri - Calf - 10/17/18 Iguodala exited Tuesday's game due to left calf tightness and it is unclear if he will be available for Friday's contest versus the Jazz.
DeMarcus Cousins C Late Dec - Achilles - 9/18/18 Cousins is recuperating from a torn Achilles that ended his 2017-18 season but is aiming to return during the latter part of December.
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Nene C Ques Sat - Calf - 10/17/18 Nene was held out of the last game due to a calf injury and his status for Saturday's clash against the Lakers is in question.
Marquese Chriss PF Ques Sat - Ankle - 10/17/18 Chriss sat out the previous game due to an ankle injury and it is unknown if he will be available against the Lakers on Saturday.
Zhou Qi PF Ques Sat - Knee - 10/17/18 Qi missed the last game due to a left knee sprain and it is unclear if he will play Saturday against the Lakers.
Brandon Knight PG Ques Sat - Knee - 10/18/18 Knight had offseason left knee surgery and it is unclear if he will make his season debut Saturday versus the Lakers.
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Ike Anigbogu C Ques Fri - Knee - 10/17/18 Anigbogu missed the last game with a knee injury and it is unclear if he will be available Friday against the Bucks.
TJ Leaf PF Out Fri - Ankle - 10/18/18 Leaf exited the previous game due to a sprained left ankle and will not suit up against the Bucks on Friday.
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No injuries to report.
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Moritz Wagner C day-to-day - Knee - 10/19/18 Wagner is battling a left knee injury and will not be available for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers.
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JaMychal Green PF Prob Fri - Knee - 10/18/18 Green is expected to be available against the Hawks on Friday despite soreness in his left knee.
Marc Gasol C Ques Fri - Leg - 10/17/18 Gasol hurt his left leg and it is undetermined if he will suit up against the Hawks on Friday.
Jevon Carter PG Ques Fri - Thumb - 10/17/18 Carter missed the last game while recuperating from surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and it is unclear if he will play Friday against the Hawks.
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Justise Winslow SF Ques Sat - Hamstring - 10/18/18 Winslow has missed the last two games with tightness in his hamstring and it is undetermined if he will participate in Saturday's contest against the Hornets.
Wayne Ellington SG Ques Sat - Ankle - 10/18/18 Ellington has sat out the previous two games due to an ankle injury and it is uncertain if he will play against the Hornets on Saturday.
James Johnson PF Ques Sat - Hernia - 10/18/18 Johnson has been held out of the past two games with a hernia and it is unknown if he will suit up Saturday against the Hornets.
Dion Waiters SG Ques Sat - Ankle - 10/18/18 Waiters has been absent from the lineup during the previous two games as he is recovering from a surgery to repair a left ankle injury and it is unclear if he will be available for Saturday's matchup against the Hornets.
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Thon Maker PF Ques Fri - Knee - 10/17/18 Maker sat out the previous game due to knee soreness and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Pacers on Friday.
Trevon Duval SG Ques Fri - Eye - 10/17/18 Duval missed the last game with an eye injury and it is unclear if he will play Friday against the Pacers.
Jodie Meeks SG Elig Nov 26 - Suspension - 10/15/18 Meeks is currently serving a 25-game suspension that dates back to the 2017-18 playoffs for violating the league's drug policy and has 19 games remaining. He is expected to make his season debut November 26 against the Hornets.
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Justin Patton C Out indefinitely - Foot - 6/20/18 Patton is recovering from multiple foot surgeries and will miss an extended period of game action.
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Julius Randle PF Prob Fri - Foot - 10/18/18 Randle is expected to suit up against the Kings on Friday despite dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
Wesley Johnson SF Ques Fri - Acquired - 10/17/18 Johnson was recently acquired via a trade and it is uncertain if he will be available for Friday's game against the Kings.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Isaiah Hicks PF Ques Fri - Groin - 10/17/18 Hicks was held out of the last game due to a groin injury and it is unknown if he will face the Nets on Friday.
Mitchell Robinson C Ques Fri - Ankle - 10/17/18 Robinson tweaked his ankle in the previous game and it has yet to be established if he will be available Friday against the Knicks.
Courtney Lee SG Ques Fri - Neck - 10/17/18 Lee missed the last game due to a neck injury and it is unclear if he will play against the Nets on Friday.
Emmanuel Mudiay PG Out Fri - Ankle - 10/18/18 Mudiay sat out the previous game with a right ankle injury and will not be available for Friday's matchup against the Nets.
Kristaps Porzingis PF Mid Feb - Knee - 6/20/18 Porzingis is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and is not expected to return until sometime in February.
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Abdel Nader SF Ques Fri - Knee - 10/17/18 Nader sat out the previous game with a sore left knee and it is unknown if he will play against the Clippers on Friday.
Russell Westbrook PG Out Fri - Knee - 10/17/18 Westbrook was held out of the previous game while recuperating from arthroscopic right knee surgery and will not suit up Friday against the Clippers.
Andre Roberson SG Mid Dec - Knee - 10/17/18 Roberson is on the mend from a torn patella tend in his knee that cost him most of the 2017-18 season and is expected to remain sidelined until sometime in December.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
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Mike Muscala PF Out indefinitely - Ankle - 10/16/18 Muscala has a sprained right ankle and there is no timetable for return.
Jerryd Bayless PG Late Oct - Knee - 10/1/18 Bayless suffered a posterolateral corner sprain in his left knee and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Wilson Chandler SF Late Oct - Hamstring - 9/29/18 Chandler will miss two-to-three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during exhibition action against Melbourne.
Zhaire Smith SG Out indefinitely - Foot - 9/27/18 Smith suffered a Jones fracture to his left foot and had surgery to repair the ailment. He also underwent a thoracoscopy to fix an allergic reaction from a food product and there is no timetable for return.
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Jamal Crawford SG Ques Sat - Acquired - 10/18/18 Crawford was recently acquired and it is undetermined if he will make his season debut against the Nuggets on Saturday.
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Gary Trent Jr. SG day-to-day - Quadricep - 10/19/18 Trent Jr. has a right quadriceps injury and it is undetermined if he will suit up on Thursday against the Lakers.
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Kosta Koufos C Out indefinitely - Hamstring - 10/17/18 Koufos is battling a right hamstring strain and it is unclear when he will make his season debut.
Bogdan Bogdanovic SG Early Nov - Knee - 10/15/18 Bogdanovic had minor knee surgery during the offseason but is gearing up for a return November 7 against the Raptors.
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Derrick White PG Mid Dec - Heel - 10/12/18 White is sidelined with a left heel injury and is expected to be held out of the lineup for six-to-eight weeks.
Dejounte Murray PG out for season - Knee - 10/8/18 Murray tore the ACL in his right knee and is expected to miss the 2018-19 season.
Lonnie Walker IV SG Early Dec - Knee - 10/7/18 Walker IV tore the meniscus in his right knee and is expected to need six-to-eight weeks to recover.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
OG Anunoby SF Prob Fri - Eye - 10/18/18 Anunoby left the last game due to a right orbital contusion but it is not expected to affect his status for Friday's contest against the Celtics.
Chris Boucher PF Ques Fri - Head - 10/17/18 Boucher sat out the previous game with a head injury and it is unknown if he will suit up Friday against the Celtics.
Delon Wright PG Ques Fri - Thigh - 10/17/18 Wright missed the last game due to a strained left thigh muscle and it is unclear if he will play against the Celtics on Friday.
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Raul Neto PG Late Oct - Hamstring - 10/10/18 Neto is sidelined due to a hamstring injury and is expected to miss two weeks.
Thabo Sefolosha SF Elig Oct 28 - Suspension - 8/13/18 Sefolosha has been suspended for five games due to violating the terms of the NBA/NBAPA Anti-Drug Program but is expected to make his season debut October 28 against the Mavericks.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Thomas Bryant C Ques Sat - Ankle - 10/19/18 Bryant missed the last game due to a left ankle injury and it is unclear if he will be available against the Raptors on Saturday.
Dwight Howard C Ques Sat - Buttocks - 10/18/18 Howard sat out the previous game with a piriformis injury and his status for Saturday's matchup against the Raptors is in question.