NBA officials affirmed that the season will resume at Disney World. However, a great number of players encountered certain injuries, which disabled them to participate in the league. As the restart is fastly approaching, it is important for sports betting enthusiast and NBA bettors to know the players that are back from their injuries for your smart bet on the NBA restart.
In accordance with the NBA’s season restart plan, the players involved in the league have the choice to withdraw their position in the games. The renouncement of the player’s will depend on whether they are excused or not.
Smart Bet on the NBA Restart: Players Opting Out due to Medical Reasons
Many players decided to cancel their participation in certain games due to medical issues they encountered before the shutdown. The growing list of injured players made a decision to not take part this season, however they did not appear on the injury reports.
Included in the list are some famous players like Kevin Durant and John Wall. Many people expect the return of these notable players at the league, however they do not plan to extend their campaign.
Sitting Out due to COVID-19 Diagnosis
DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie are some well-known players who withdrew their position in the games due to their positive test results for coronavirus. However, players such as Bradley Beal, Victor Oladipo and many more are willing to participate this season despite being active last March.
Prior to the shutdown in March, NBA officials released the final injury reports that suspended the players’ participation from the games. 19 out of 22 Disney-bound teams had one player listed in the injury report. Before the postponement of the NBA season, the said teams released a statement that 49 NBA players drew out from their team’s latest injury report.
A total of 11 out of 49 NBA players will not participate in this coming season; however the rest of the players recovered during the lockdown and will take part in this month’s league.
The list below contains the names of the players who will not engage in the NBA restart:
|Kevin Durant (Brooklyn)||Right Achilles||64|
|Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn)||Right Shoulder||16|
|Jalen Brunson (Dallas)||Right Shoulder||10|
|Dwight Powell (Dallas)||Right Achilles||24|
|Jeremy Lamb (Indiana)||Left Knee||8|
|Darius Miller (NOP)||Right Achilles||64|
|Al-Farouq Aminu (ORL)||Right Knee||47|
|Jonathan Isaac (ORL)||Left Knee||31|
|Kelly Oubre (PHO)||Right Knee||7|
|Rodney Hood (POR)||Left Achilles||43|
|John Wall (WAS)||Left Achilles||64|
Kevin Durant, John Wall, and Darius Miller are the only three players out of eleven who did not participate in the 2019-2020 campaign. The rest of the players will take part in the Disney World games. However, players who only spent their time on the sidelines in the previous are not necessarily expected to precede in the upcoming league.
Portland Trail Blazers’ Jusuk Nurkic was on the sidelines due to his leg injury that occurred last year. After the basketball player’s suspension, he was able to recover from his injury and is expected to continue his scheduled activities.
Andre Roberson is another sidelined player from the Oklahoma City Thunder who was on the sidelines since 2018. The player is expected to make his first appearance at Disney World.
The 30 players drawn out during the last league will take part in the upcoming NBA season at full recovery.
The list below contains the names of suspended players prior to the pandemic and will be participating in this month’s league:
Player Team Injury DNP Streak
Joe Harris (BRO) Left Ankle 0
Dorian Finney-Smith (DAL) Right Hip 1
Seth Curry (DAL) Left Ankle 1
Kristaps Porzingis (DAL) Left Knee 1
Michael Frazier (HOU) Left Ulna 9
Doug McDermott (IND) Right Big Toe 3
Lou Williams (LAC) Right Calf 1
Jaren Jackson Jr. (MEM) Left Knee 9
Brandon Clarke (MEM) Right Quad 8
Meyers Leonard (MIA) Left Ankle 16
Jimmy Butler (MIA) Left Big Toe 1
JJ Redick (NOP) Left Hamstring 5
Evan Fournier (ORL) Right Elbow 3
Darius Bazley (OKC) Right Knee 11
Ben Simmons (PHI) Back 8
Frank Kaminsky (PHO) Right Knee 32
Cameron Johnson (PHO) Illness 3
Jusuf Nurkic (POR) Left Leg 66
Zach Collins (POR) Left Shoulder 63
Marvin Bagley III (SAC) Left Foot 21
Jakob Poeltl (SAS) Right Knee 5
Dejounte Murray (SAS) Right Calf 1
Lonnie Walker IV (SAS) Left Shin 2
Marc Gasol (TOR) Left Hamstring 1
Fred VanVleet (TOR) Left Shoulder 7
Dewan Hernandez (TOR) Right Ankle 38
Emmanuel Mudiay (UTA) Illness 3
Rudy Gobert (UTA) Illness 0
Ish Smith (WAS) Left Hamstring 1
Isaac Bonga (WAS) Groin 1
These are players who participated in the last season but will not engage in the upcoming league:
Player Team Reason
Spencer Dinwiddie (BRO) COVID-19
Taurean Prince (BRO) COVID-19
DeAndre Jordan (BRO) COVID-19
Victor Oladipo (IND) Right Quad
Courtney Lee (DAL) Left Calf
LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS) Right Shoulder
Isaiah Roby (OKC) Right Foot
Bradley Beal (WAS) Right Shoulder
Bojan Bogdanovic (UTA) Right Wrist
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