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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)
Shooting guard, Small forward from Palmdale, California

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 29

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

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

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)

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

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)

Teams: Miami Heat

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)
Center from Robinson, Illinois

Teams: Miami Heat

Age: 27

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)
Point guard from Melbourne, Australia

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 27

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)
Guard from San Diego, California

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Age: 26

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

Teams: Houston Rockets

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 Point guard from New London, Connecticut, United States of America

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Age: 25

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)

Teams: Chicago Bulls

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)

Teams: Sacramento Kings

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)
Forward from Toronto, Canada

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

Age: 28

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)
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward from Casselberry, Florida

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Age: 31

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)
Point guard from New Orleans, Louisiana

Teams: Orlando Magic

Age: 32

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)

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

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

Teams: Boston Celtics

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)

Teams: Orlando Magic

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)

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

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)

Teams: Toronto Raptors

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

Teams: Chicago Bulls

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)
Shooting guard from Middletown, Ohio, USA

Teams: Detroit Pistons

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)
Center from Barcelona, Spain

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Age: 34

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)
Shooting Guard, Small Forward from Meridian, Mississippi, United States of America

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 27

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)
Small forward, Power forward from Atlanta, Georgia

Teams: Orlando Magic

Age: 29

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)
Guard, Forward from Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age: 25

Number: 10

Injury: Foot (November 18, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely