LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, and Jamal Murray are all questionable for the NBA Injury Report on January 22, 2023
LeBron James, the LA Lakers’ four-time NBA MVP, continues to play despite left ankle pain, therefore he is a constant on their injury report. He has already dealt with this problem for more than a month, and as a result, he has already missed a few games.
In the Lakers’ surprise 122-121 victory over the boisterous Memphis Grizzlies, James battled and appeared exhausted. He ended with 23 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two blocks in 37 minutes of action. He needed 21 shots to reach his point total.
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He appears to be in need of a short break, so the Lakers may decide to sit him tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers. James is currently 38 years old, despite the fact that he is still quite good at this point in his career.
In eight games this month, the 18-time NBA All-Star has averaged 37.6 minutes, which, according to head coach Darvin Ham, is a major problem. They may decide to leave him out of tonight’s road game specifically for this reason.
Given that Anthony Davis, Austin Reaves, and Lonnie Walker IV have already been declared out, it will be assumed that everyone’s minutes will increase.
The Denver Nuggets’ official injury report lists Nikola Jokic, the reigning NBA MVP and back-to-back MVP, as questionable. The Serbian was wearing street clothes the other night because, according to reports, he has a strained left hamstring.
Jokic could make a comeback tonight against the OKC Thunder after sitting out the Nuggets’ 134-111 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Denver’s morning shootaround will probably determine “The Joker’s” fate.
The four-time NBA All-Star is once again producing MVP numbers. He is scoring at an absurdly efficient clip of 25.0 points per game over his last 15 outings. Jokic is connecting on 63.5% of his shots, including an astounding 50.0% from beyond the arc.
Along with his points, he has been averaging 11.3 assists and 11.1 rebounds throughout the same time period. The Nuggets’ superior record in the Western Conference is largely due to him.
Jamal Murray has been dealing with left hip pain since January 20, 2023
Last Friday, when the Denver Nuggets defeated the Indiana Pacers, Jamal Murray played
one of his best performances of the year. Without the current NBA MVP, Murray recorded his first triple-double by scoring 17 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out 14 assists.
However, the point guard sustained a left hip strain, making him questionable for tonight’s game against the OKC Thunder.
Furthermore, Bones Hyland, Murray’s primary back-up, is in doubt. Ish Smith and Christian Braun should have bigger roles than they have this season if both are unable to participate tonight.
T.J. Warren has been hurt since January 19, 2023, with a right knee contusion.
The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Phoenix Suns 117-112 last Thursday, and T.J. Warren saw only eight minutes of action. He played for 18 minutes the following night in their victory over the Utah Jazz but barely had an effect.
Warren has been having difficulty, which is in part because he is playing through a right knee contusion. As a result, he is expected to play tonight when the Nets take on the Golden State Warriors, the reigning NBA champions.
Given that Kevin Durant, a former NBA MVP, is out with an MCL sprain, Warren’s offense is desperately required. Brooklyn won thanks to Kyrie Irving’s 48 points, but it was obvious the Nets needed more scoring from the bench.
He is anticipated to participate, but if he experiences a setback, he might play again the following Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.