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NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/2

Feb 2nd 2022

Jay Persson

Each day, this column will provide live updates for all NBA news. Enjoy up-to-the-minute alerts for injuries and lineup confirmations. The Key News to Watch section will highlight notable injuries to monitor for the current NBA slate. Recent News will display the last 10 news items of the day. Scrolling to the bottom allows you to view Looking Ahead, where you’ll see news for the following day.

Key NBA News to Watch

  • James Harden (hand) — Not on injury report

  • Nikola Jokic (toe) — Out

  • De'Aaron Fox (ankle) — Out

  • LeBron James (knee) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) — Available

  • Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) — Available

  • Anfernee Simons (hip) — Available

  • Aaron Gordon (hamstring) — Out

  • Steven Adams (ankle) — Available

  • Thomas Bryant (ankle) — Out

  • Robert Williams (toe) — Available

  • Hassan Whiteside (back) — Out

  • Seth Curry (back) — Out

  • Malik Monk (groin) – In

  • Jordan Clarkson (knee) — Out

Recent NBA News

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Orlando Magic News

Magic will start Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Wendell Carter Jr., and Mo Bamba on Wednesday.

  • E'Twaun Moore (knee) — Out

  • RJ Hampton (knee) — Injured

  • Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (ACL) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) -- Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Caris LeVert, Chris Duarte, Justin Holiday, Torrey Craig, and Isaiah Jackson on Wednesday.

  • Oshae Brissett (ankle) — Out

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — Out

  • Domantas Sabonis (health protocols) — Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Injured

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) -- Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) -- Injured

Washington Wizards News

Wizards will start Spencer Dinwiddie, Aaron Holiday, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, and Daniel Gafford on Wednesday.

  • Thomas Bryant (ankle) -- Out

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

Sixers will start Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, and Joel Embiid on Wednesday.

  • Joel Embiid (rest) -- Available

  • Seth Curry (back) — Out

  • Furkan Korkmaz (knee) — Out

  • Shake Milton (back) — Injured

  • Ben Simmons (personal) -- Out

Charlotte Hornets News

Hornets will start LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Miles Bridges, PJ Washington, and Mason Plumlee on Wednesday.

  • Kelly Oubre (ankle) — In

  • Gordon Hayward (conditioning) — Out

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Out

Boston Celtics News

Celtics will start Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Robert Williams on Wednesday.

  • Dennis Schroder (Achilles) — Available

  • Robert Williams (toe) — Available

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • PJ Dozier (ACL) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

Grizzlies will start Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Ziaire Williams, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Steven Adams on Wednesday.

  • Steven Adams (ankle) — Available

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Injured

New York Knicks News

Knicks will start Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson on Wednesday.

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Cavs will start Brandon Goodwin, Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen on Wednesday.

  • Darius Garland (back) — Out

  • Lauri Markkanen (ankle) -- Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) -- Injured

  • Collin Sexton (knee) -- Injured

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Jae'Sean Tate, and Christian Wood on Wednesday.

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Josh Giddey, Lu Dort, Tre Mann, Aaron Wiggins, and Mamadi Diakite on Wednesday.

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Out

  • Isaiah Roby (ankle) — Out

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

Mavs will start Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, and Dwight Powell on Wednesday.

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) -- Out

  • Sterling Brown (foot) -- Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

Nuggets will start Monte Morris, Austin Rivers, Will Barton, Jeff Green, and Zeke Nnaji on Wednesday.

  • Nikola Jokic (toe) — Out

  • DeMarcus Cousins (foot) — Out

  • Aaron Gordon (hamstring) — Out

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Jamal Murray (ACL) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

Jazz will start Mike Conley, Trent Forrest, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale, and Udoka Azubuike on Wednesday.

  • Hassan Whiteside (back) — Out

  • Trent Forrest (ankle) — Available

  • Jordan Clarkson (knee) — Out

  • Donovan Mitchell (concussion) — Out

  • Rudy Gobert (calf) — Out

  • Danuel House (health protocols) — Out

  • Joe Ingles (ACL) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

Nets will start James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Patty Mills, Kessler Edwards, and Nic Claxton on Wednesday.

  • James Harden (hand) — Not on injury report

  • Paul Millsap (personal) — Out

  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) — Injured

  • Kevin Durant (knee) — Injured

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Kings will start Tyrese Haliburton, Davion Mitchell, Harrison Barnes, Maurice Harkless, and Richaun Holmes on Wednesday.

  • De'Aaron Fox (ankle) -- Out

  • Marvin Bagley (ankle) -- Out

  • Terence Davis (wrist) -- Injured

Portland Trailblazers News

Blazers will start Anfernee Simons, CJ McCollum, Norman Powell, Robert Covington, and Jusuf Nurkic on Wednesday.

  • Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) -- Available

  • Anfernee Simons (hip) -- Available

  • Trendon Watford (ankle) -- Available

  • CJ Elleby (hamstring) -- Available

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) -- Injured

  • Cody Zeller (knee) -- Injured

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) -- Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) -- Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Avery Bradley, Malik Monk, Stanley Johnson, and Anthony Davis on Wednesday.

  • LeBron James (knee) -- Out

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) -- Available

  • Malik Monk (groin) -- In

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) -- Injured

Looking Ahead

Ivica Zubac (calf) listed questionable for 2/3. KZ Okpala (wrist) listed out for 2/3.

Caleb Martin (Achilles) listed questionable for 2/3.

PJ Tucker (knee) listed questionable for 2/3.

Jimmy Butler (toe) listed questionable for 2/3.

Kyle Lowry (personal) questionable for 2/3.

Keita Bates-Diop (conditioning) listed out for 2/3. Jock Landale (concussion) listed out for 2/3. Doug McDermott (ankle) listed questionable for 2/3. Jakob Poeltl (concussion) listed out for 2/3. Dejounte Murray (wrist) listed questionable for 2/3. Jae Crowder (wrist) listed probable for 2/3. Josh Jackson (back) listed questionable for 2/3. Cade Cunningham (hip) listed questionable for 2/3. Deandre Ayton (ankle) listed probable for 2/3. Andrew Wiggins (knee) not listed on injury report for 2/3. Stephen Curry (toe) not listed on injury report for 2/3. De'Andre Hunter (ankle) probable for 2/3. Leandro Bolmaro (ankle) questionable for 2/3.

Josh Okogie (quad) questionable for 2/3.

Patrick Beverley (ankle) questionable for 2/3.

D'Angelo Russell (shin) questionable for 2/3.

Zach LaVine (back) listed probable for 2/3.

Trae Young (shoulder) a game-time decision for 2/3.