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Player   Status/Updated Notes
Taurean Prince SF Prob Mon - Achilles - 11/19/18 Prince has sat out the previous two games due to right Achilles pain but is is not expected to affect his status for Monday's contest against the Clippers.
Justin Anderson SG Prob Mon - Shin - 11/18/18 Anderson is sidelined due to a left tibia stress syndrome but is expected to make his season debut against the Clippers on Monday.
Alex Poythress SF Out Mon - Ankle - 11/19/18 Poythress is nursing a left ankle contusion and will not take part in Monday's game against the Clippers.
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Jabari Bird SG Out indefinitely - Personal - 10/27/18 Bird is dealing with a personal matter and it is unclear when he will make his season debut.
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Caris LeVert SG Mid Feb - Foot - 11/13/18 LeVert sustained a subtalar dislocation in his right foot along with ligament damage. He is expected to miss two-to-three months of game action.
Treveon Graham SF Late Dec - Hamstring - 10/23/18 Graham is sidelined with a strained left hamstring and is expected to need two months to heal.
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF Out Mon - Ankle - 11/18/18 Kidd-Gilchrist has been held out of the previous two games due to a right ankle sprain and will not suit up against the Celtics on Monday.
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Zach LaVine PG Prob Wed - Illness - 11/19/18 LaVine is dealing with upper respiratory illness although his status for Wednesday's tilt against the Suns is promising.
Bobby Portis PF Early Dec - Knee - 10/25/18 Portis is sidelined with a sprained MCL in his right knee and is likely to miss four-to-six weeks.
Kris Dunn PG Early Dec - Knee - 10/23/18 Dunn sprained his left MCL and is expected to require four-to-six weeks to recover.
Denzel Valentine SG Mid May - Ankle - 11/19/18 Valentine is expected to miss four-to-six months of game action after having reconstruction surgery on his left ankle.
Lauri Markkanen PF Early Dec - Elbow - 11/12/18 Markkanen has suffered a right lateral elbow sprain and remains two-to-four weeks away from returning.
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Kyle Korver SG Ques Mon - Foot - 11/14/18 Korver has missed the last two games with a sore right foot and it is unclear if he will suit up Monday against the Pistons.
George Hill PG Late Nov - Shoulder - 11/8/18 Hill sustained a sprained right shoulder and is expected to miss at least two weeks.
Sam Dekker SF Early Dec - Ankle - 11/6/18 Dekker suffered a sprained left ankle and is expected to miss two-to-four weeks.
Kevin Love PF Late Dec - Foot - 11/2/18 Love underwent surgery on his left big toe and will be sidelined for approximately eight weeks.
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Salah Mejri C Prob Mon - Illness - 11/19/18 Mejri has been sick but is expected to play Monday against the Grizzlies.
Wesley Matthews SG Doub Mon - Hamstring - 11/18/18 Matthews sat out the previous game due to a left hamstring strain and his status for Monday's matchup against the Grizzlies is in question.
Dwight Powell PF Out Mon - Knee - 11/19/18 Powell has a left knee effusion and will not suit up against the Grizzlies on Monday.
J.J. Barea PG Out Mon - Groin - 11/19/18 Barea is dealing with a left adductor strain and will not be available for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.
Dirk Nowitzki PF Late Nov - Ankle - 10/31/18 Nowitzki is recuperating from left ankle surgery and is not expected to return until the end of November.
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Torrey Craig SF Prob Mon - Hamstring - 11/18/18 Craig was absent from the lineup during the last game with a hamstring injury but is expected to play against the Bucks on Monday.
Will Barton SG Early Dec - Hip - 10/22/18 Barton is likely to miss five-to-six weeks after having surgery to repair a right hip injury and core strain.
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 Mid Dec - Hip - 11/5/18 Thomas is recovering from a right hip surgery and is expected to remain out of action until sometime in December.
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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Henry Ellenson PF Prob Mon - Nose - 11/19/18 Ellenson has a nasal fracture but is expected to play Monday against the Cavaliers.
Luke Kennard SG Late Nov - Shoulder - 11/11/18 Kennnard is sidelined by an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder and is expected to be held out of the lineup until at least the end of November.
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Alfonzo McKinnie SF Ques Wed - Foot - 11/18/18 McKinnie has missed the past two games with soreness in his left foot and it is undetermined if he will be available against the Thunder on Wednesday.
Draymond Green PF Ques Wed - Toe - 11/18/18 Green sat out his second-consecutive game with a right toe sprain and it is unclear if he will suit up Wednesday against the Thunder.
Stephen Curry PG Late Nov - Groin - 11/17/18 Curry is sidelined due to a left adductor strain and is expected to miss an additional 10 days.
DeMarcus Cousins C Late Dec - Achilles - 10/23/18 Cousins is recuperating from a torn left Achilles tendon that ended his 2017-18 season but is aiming to return during the latter part of December.
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Carmelo Anthony SF Out indefinitely - Illness - 11/15/18 Anthony is dealing with an illness and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
Nene C Late Nov - Calf - 10/25/18 Nene is expected to miss three-to-four weeks due to a right calf strain.
Brandon Knight PG Out indefinitely - Knee - 10/20/18 Knight had offseason left knee surgery and it is unclear when he will return.
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Victor Oladipo SG Out Mon - Knee - 11/19/18 Oladipo is experiencing soreness in his right knee and will not play Monday against the Jazz.
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Avery Bradley SG Ques Mon - Ankle - 11/18/18 Bradley has missed five-straight games with a sprained left ankle and it is undetermined if he will return against the Hawks on Monday.
Luc Mbah a Moute PF Out Mon - Knee - 11/18/18 Mbah a Moute has been sidelined with a sore left knee and will not return to action against the Hawks on Monday.
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Rajon Rondo PG Late Dec - Hand - 11/16/18 Rondo is recovering from a broken right hand and is expected to be sidelined for four-to-five weeks.
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Jevon Carter PG Out Mon - Thumb - 11/19/18 Carter is dealing with soreness in his right thumb and will not play Monday against the Mavericks.
Dillon Brooks SG Early Jan - Knee - 11/12/18 Brooks suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee and is expected to need six-to-eight weeks to heal.
Chandler Parsons SF Late Nov - Knee - 11/12/18 Parsons is battling right knee soreness and is expected to sit out at least two more weeks.
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Josh Richardson SG Ques Tues - Poss. Suspension - 11/19/18 Richardson is facing a possible suspension for his actions in a previous game and his status for Tuesday's game against the Nets is up in the air.
Goran Dragic PG Late Nov - Knee - 11/19/18 Dragic is sidelined due to a knee injury and is expected to be held out of action until the latter part of November.
Dwyane Wade SG Late Nov - Personal - 11/11/18 Wade is away from the team due to the birth of his child but is expected to return by the latter part of November.
Dion Waiters SG Out indefinitely - Ankle - 10/20/18 Waiters is recovering from a surgery to repair a left ankle injury and is without a definitive timetable for his return.
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John Henson PF Mid Feb - Wrist - 11/16/18 Henson is recovering from wrist surgery to repair a torn ligament and is expected to miss 12 weeks of action.
Donte DiVincenzo SG Out Mon - Quadricep - 11/18/18 DiVincenzo missed the last game with soreness in his left quadriceps and it will impede his status for Monday's game against the Nuggets.
D.J. Wilson PF Out indefinitely - Hamstring - 10/31/18 Wilson is sidelined due to a strained right hamstring and there is no timetable for recovery.
Trevon Duval SG Out indefinitely - Eye - 10/26/18 Duval has been sidelined with an eye injury and it is unclear when he will return.
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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Jerryd Bayless PG Late Nov - Knee - 11/11/18 Bayless suffered a posterolateral corner sprain in his left knee but is likely to return by the latter part of November.
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Elfrid Payton PG Late Dec - Finger - 11/19/18 Payton fractured his left pinky finger and is expected to need six weeks to recover.
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Mario Hezonja SF Ques Tues - Illness - 11/18/18 Hezonja sat out the previous game due to an illness and it is unknown if he will play Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.
Lance Thomas SF Out indefinitely - Knee - 11/9/18 Thomas is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for removal of loose bodies. There is no definitive timetable for his return.
Courtney Lee SG Out indefinitely - Neck - 10/25/18 Lee is experiencing neck spasms and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.
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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Alex Abrines SG Ques Mon - Illness - 11/19/18 Abrines sat out the previous game due to an illness and has unclear status against the Kings on Monday.
Russell Westbrook PG Ques Mon - Ankle - 11/19/18 Westbrook has been out with a left ankle sprain and a personal matter and has unclear status for Monday against the Kings.
Terrance Ferguson SG Out indefinitely - Personal - 11/18/18 Ferguson is away from the team due to a personal matter and there is no timetable for return.
Andre Roberson SG Mid Dec - Knee - 11/7/18 Roberson is on the mend from a torn patella tendon in his knee that cost him most of the 2017-18 season and is expected to remain sidelined until sometime in December.
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Timofey Mozgov C Out indefinitely - Knee - 11/1/18 Mozgov is sidelined due to a sore right knee and there is no timetable for return.
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Furkan Korkmaz SG Ques Mon - Back - 11/18/18 Korkmaz has a lower-back contusion and it is unclear if he will play Monday against the Suns.
Justin Patton C Out indefinitely - Foot - 11/10/18 Patton is recovering from multiple right foot surgeries and will miss an extended period of game action.
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.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
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Seth Curry SG Ques Tues - Knee - 11/18/18 Curry has been held out of the past two games due to a right patellar contusion and his status for Tuesday's matchup against the Knicks is hazy.
Maurice Harkless SF Late Nov - Knee - 11/14/18 Harkless has been sidelined with left knee soreness and will likely be out of game action until the end of November.
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Kosta Koufos C Out Mon - Calf - 11/18/18 Koufos missed the last three games with a right calf strain and will not return against the Thunder on Monday.
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Rudy Gay SF Doub Mon - Rest - 11/19/18 Gay is unlikely to play Monday against the Pelicans due to getting a day of rest.
Davis Bertans PF Out Mon - Concussion - 11/19/18 Bertans sat out the last game as he is in the league-mandated concussion protocol and will not be cleared in time for Monday's tilt against the Pelicans.
Pau Gasol C Out indefinitely - Foot - 11/19/18 Gasol is sidelined with soreness in his right foot and has no timetable for a return.
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.
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Kyle Lowry PG Prob Tues - Ankle - 11/19/18 Lowry has a sore ankle but is expected to play against the Magic on Tuesday.
CJ Miles SF Prob Tues - Groin - 11/19/18 Miles has sat out the previous three games with a right adductor strain but it is not expected to impede his status for Tuesday's tilt against the Magic.
OG Anunoby SF Ques Tues - Wrist - 11/18/18 Anunoby missed the previous game due to a sprained right wrist and his status is unclear Tuesday against the Magic.
Norman Powell SF Mid Dec - Shoulder - 11/8/18 Powell sustained a subluxation of his left shoulder and will likely need four-to-six weeks to recover.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
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Dwight Howard C Ques Tues - Buttocks - 11/18/18 Howard exited the previous game with gluteal soreness and it is undetermined if he will be in Tuesday's lineup against the Clippers.