Fantasy Basketball: Suspensions and Injuries to Start the 2011-12 NBA Season

by on Dec.22, 2011, under Injuries, Quick hits

Klay Thompson

Thompson could see heavy minutes early in his rookie season, thanks to Curry's tender ankle. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Suspensions and injuries will play the roles of spoilers for some fantasy owners at the outset of the 2011-12 NBA season. To that end, below is a quick list of players who will start the season serving suspensions or injured, and the players who stand to benefit because of those unfortunate circumstances.

You can read the full post on DimeMag.com.

Andrew Bynum (suspended for the first five games of the season for his cheap shot on J.J. Barea): Josh McRoberts, Troy Murphy

Charlie Villanueva (suspended for the first five games of the season for a scuffle with Ryan Hollins): Jonas Jerebko, Austin Daye, Tayshaun Prince

Jarrett Jack (suspended for the first game of the season for a reckless-driving violation): n/a

Jeff Green (heart surgery, out for the season): Marquis Daniels, Sasha Pavlovic

Tyrus Thomas (ankle): D.J. White

Ty Lawson (ankle): Andre Miller

Stephen Curry (ankle): Klay Thompson, Brandon Rush

Kobe Bryant (torn ligament in his right wrist): n/a

Darrell Arthur (torn Achilles, out for the season): Zach Randolph, free agent signing

Mike Miller (hernia): Shane Battier

Stephen Jackson (back): Carlos Delfino, Mike Dunleavy

Baron Davis (back): Toney Douglas

Marcin Gortat (non-displaced fracture on the top of his right thumb): Robin Lopez

Grant Hill (knee): Josh Childress

Marcus Camby (knees): Kurt Thomas

Gary Neal (appendectomy): James Anderson

Marcus Thornton (kidney stone): Francisco Garcia, Jimmer Fredette

Chuck Hayes (heart condition, since cleared to play basketball): J.J. Hickson, Jason Thompson

Paul Millsap (quad): Derrick Favors

Linas Kleiza (knee): James Johnson

Jan Vesely (hip): Maurice Evans, Chris Singleton

Jeff Teague (ankle): Jannero Pargo

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