Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons hasn't played since opening night when he tore a ligament in his thumb. Forward Jerami Grant has spent the past few days in the NBA's concussion protocol. Center Deandre Ayton has been banged up as well, among other Blazers.
Who will be available tonight when Rip City takes on the Golden State Warriors (9-11) at Chase Center in San Francisco?
Is Anfernee Simons playing for the Blazers tonight?
UPDATE: Simons is starting and is reportedly playing without a minutes restriction.
Simons remains questionable leading up to game time. It was a pleasant surprise to hear that there was a chance he would return to game action this week, so his status isn't shocking.
Is Jerami Grant playing?
Grant is still in concussion protocol and is listed as out, and Ayton is doubtful with knee soreness, so injuries remain a problem for a Trail Blazers team that was young and inexperienced coming into the season.
The Warriors have been dealing with maladies of their own as Chris Paul, Andrew Wiggins and former Blazer Gary Payton II have all been injured.
Full injury report for Trail Blazers vs. Warriors
The complete list of injuries for tonight's game is as follows:
Portland Trail Blazers:
- Out: Jerami Grant (concussion protocol); Ish Wainright (knee); Robert Williams III (knee)
- Doubtful: Deandre Ayton (knee soreness)
- Questionable: Anfernee Simons (thumb)
Golden State Warriors
- Out: Ousman Garuba (finger); Gary Payton II (calf)
- Probable: Chris Paul (lower leg); Andrew Wiggins