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Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far) 

Aaron Hager
Updated February 21, 2020 1.8k views 37 items

List Rules Only players who could potentially miss a week or more.

A new basketball season unfortunately often means a new spate of injuries, and the worst NBA injuries of 2019 are proof that the game of basketball can be just as hard on athletes' bodies as more physical sports like football or hockey. Whether they are missing just a few games or the injury turns out to be season-ending, no player, team, or fan wants to see a competitor get hurt.

Some of the most important injuries in the 2019-20 season are those suffered by players at the end of last season. Players like Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson will miss significant time (and potentially the whole season) after getting injured in the NBA Finals. Meanwhile, Paul George is recovering from a late-season shoulder injury and will miss at least the first two weeks of the new year.

Other players suffered injuries less serious but just as important to keep an eye on, particularly preseason foot injuries suffered by players like Willie Cauley-Stein and Kyle Kuzma. Near the close of the preseason, Zion Williamson injured his knee and the NBA world was forced to wait for one of the most highly anticipated debuts in recent basketball history. 

Every couple days, new marquee players are added to the injury report, and this list will feature updates throughout the season with news of players going down and coming back. So check back throughout the year to see who's out and why as the season goes on. And check back to see when some of the injured players will return.

Paul George is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Los Angeles Clippers

Position: Shooting guard, Small forward

Age: 29

Birthplace: Palmdale, California

Number: 24

Injury: Hamstring (February 13, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

Position: Center

Birthplace: Edison, NJ

Number: 32

Injury: Wrist (February 12, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Darius Bazley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Oklahoma City Thunder

Position: Small forward

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Injury: Knee (February 9, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

Tyler Herro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Miami Heat

Position: Shooting guard

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Number: 14

Injury: Foot (February 3, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Meyers Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Miami Heat

Position: Center

Age: 27

Birthplace: Robinson, Illinois

Number: 11

Injury: Ankle (February 3, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Brooklyn Nets

Position: Point guard

Age: 27

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Number: 2

Injury: Shoulder (February 1, 2020)

Return: Out for season

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Norman Powell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Toronto Raptors

Position: Guard

Age: 26

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Number: 24

Injury: Finger (February 1, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Clint Capela Houston Rockets

Position: Center

Number: 15

Injury: Heel (January 31, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Kris Dunn Chicago Bulls

Position: Point guard

Age: 25

Birthplace: New London, Connecticut

Number: 32

Injury: Knee (January 30, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Chicago Bulls

Position: Power forward

Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland

Number: 24

Injury: Hip (January 23, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Sacramento Kings

Position: Power forward

Birthplace: Tempe, Arizona

Number: 35

Injury: Foot (January 22, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

Dwight Powell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Dallas Mavericks

Position: Forward

Age: 28

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Number: 7

Injury: Achilles (January 21, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Chandler Parsons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Atlanta Hawks

Position: Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

Age: 31

Birthplace: Casselberry, Florida

Number: 31

Injury: Car accident (January 20, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

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D. J. Augustin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Orlando Magic

Position: Point guard

Age: 32

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Number: 14

Injury: Knee (January 14, 2020)

Return: Targeting mid-February

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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Memphis Grizzlies

Position: Small forward / Point guard

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Number: 20

Injury: Back (January 10, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Robert Williams III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Robert Williams III Boston Celtics

Position: Power forward, Center

Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Number: 44

Injury: Hip (January 8, 2020)

Return: Targeting early March

Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Orlando Magic

Position: Small forward / Power forward

Birthplace: The Bronx, New York

Number: 1

Injury: Knee (January 1, 2020)

Return: Will miss at least two months

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Skal Labissiere is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Portland Trail Blazers

Position: Power forward, Center

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Number: 17

Injury: December 28, 2019 (Knee)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Dewan Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Toronto Raptors

Position: Power forward

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

Number: 20

Injury: Ankle (December 24, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Max Strus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Max Strus Chicago Bulls

Position: Shooting guard

Injury: Knee (December 23, 2019)

Return: Will miss rest of season

Luke Kennard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Detroit Pistons

Position: Shooting guard

Birthplace: Middletown, Ohio, USA

Number: 5

Injury: Knee (December 22, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Toronto Raptors

Position: Center

Age: 34

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Number: 33

Injury: Hamstring (December 18, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Portland Trail Blazers

Position: Shooting Guard, Small Forward

Age: 27

Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi

Number: 5

Injury: Torn achilles (December 6, 2019)

Return: Out for season

Al-Farouq Aminu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Orlando Magic

Position: Small forward, Power forward

Age: 29

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Number: 0

Injury: Knee (December 1, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Jake Layman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Minnesota Timberwolves

Position: Guard, Forward

Age: 25

Birthplace: Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA

Number: 10

Injury: Foot (November 18, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely