NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/11

Mar 11th 2024

Ryan Schwepfinger

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.

Key NBA News to Watch

  • Jayson Tatum (ankle) — Available

  • Jaylen Brown (back) — Available

  • Devin Booker (ankle) — In

  • Donovan Mitchell (knee) — Out

  • Jrue Holiday (knee) — Out

  • Derrick White (hand) — Available

  • Jerami Grant (hamstring) — In

  • Draymond Green (back) — Available

  • RJ Barrett (illness) — Available

  • Immanuel Quickley (hip) — Out

  • Gary Trent Jr. (groin) — Out

  • Devin Vassell (hip) — In

  • Max Strus (knee) — Out

  • Ausar Thompson (illness) — Out

  • Dean Wade (personal) Out

  • Tre Mann (groin) — Out

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Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: Vasilije Micic, Brandon Miller, Miles Bridges, Grant Williams, Nick Richards

  • Tre Mann (groin) — Out

  • Bryce McGowens (knee) — Out

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle) — Injured

  • Mark Williams (back) — Injured

  • Cody Martin (ankle) — Injured

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Simone Fontecchio, Isaiah Stewart, Jalen Duren

  • Ausar Thompson (illness) — Out

  • Quentin Grimes (injury management) — Available

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Grayson Allen, Kevin Durant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Devin Booker (ankle) — In

  • Eric Gordon (knee) — Out

  • Josh Okogie (abdomen) — Out

  • Nassir Little (knee) — Injured

  • Damion Lee (knee) — Injured

Booker is primed to return to the lineup after missing four games with a sprained right ankle. The Suns went 2-2 in his absence. Royce O'Neale should return to the bench, but he'll have a significant role with Gordon out. Phoenix has tightened up its rotation with Booker and Okogie out, as only six players (including Gordon) have averaged more than 16.5 minutes per game over their last four contests.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Caris LeVert, Isaac Okoro, Georges Niang, Jarrett Allen

  • Max Strus (knee) — Out

  • Dean Wade (personal) — Out

  • Evan Mobley (ankle) — Injured

  • Donovan Mitchell (knee) — Out

  • Tristan Thompson — Suspended

  • Ty Jerome (ankle) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones Jr., PJ Washington, Daniel Gafford

  • Dereck Lively II (personal) — Not on injury report

Chicago Bulls News

Confirmed Lineup: Coby White, Ayo Dosunmu, Alex Caruso, DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic

  • Torrey Craig (ankle) — Available

  • Zach LaVine (foot) — Out for season

  • Patrick Williams (foot) — Out for season

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Out for season

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, Draymond Green

  • Draymond Green (back) — Available

  • Moses Moody (knee) — Available

  • Gary Payton II (illness) — Not on injury report

  • Stephen Curry (ankle) — Out

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Tre Jones, Devin Vassell, Julian Champagnie, Jeremy Sochan, Victor Wembanyama

  • Victor Wembanyama (ankle) — In

  • Devin Vassell (hip) — In

  • Cedi Osman (ankle) — Injured

  • Charles Bassey (knee) — Out for season

Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Bruce Brown, Gradey Dick, Ochai Agbaji, RJ Barrett, Kelly Olynyk

  • RJ Barrett (illness) — Available

  • Immanuel Quickley (hip) — Out

  • Gary Trent Jr. (groin) — Out

  • Bruce Brown (knee) — Available

  • Chris Boucher (knee) — Injured

  • DJ Carton (ankle) — Out

  • Scottie Barnes (hand) — Injured

  • Jakob Poeltl (finger) — Injured

Barrett is questionable to return after being a late scratch on Saturday, while Brown is also questionable to return after missing the last four games. Both questionable tags provide plenty of uncertainty around how Toronto will line up against Denver. Those last four games coincided with Barnes' injury and Agbaji's entry into the starting lineup in his place. Coach Rajakovic may prefer to give Brown a look in the starting lineup if available.

Denver Nuggets News

Confirmed Lineup: Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, Nikola Jokic

  • DeAndre Jordan (illness) — Available

  • Vlatko Cancar (knee) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Payton Pritchard, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford

  • Jayson Tatum (ankle) — Available

  • Jaylen Brown (back) — Available

  • Jrue Holiday (knee) — Out

  • Derrick White (hand) — Available

  • Kristaps Porzingis (hamstring) — Out

  • Svi Mykhailiuk (personal) — Out

The Celtics are beginning a back-to-back set on Monday. Boston travels to play Utah on Tuesday night. The injury report is an obvious clue that the team is considering mass rest on the front end against the 18-45 Blazers, who are in 14th place in the Western Conference. Horford could draw into the lineup for Porzingis, and he'll then almost assuredly sit on Tuesday night against the Jazz. The remainder of the Boston lineup on Monday is yet to be determined, but it would not be surprising if all or most of the starting five is out.

If everyone does sit, one option for a starting lineup could be Payton Pritchard, Jaden Springer, Sam Hauser, Oshae Brissett, and Horford. If coach Mazzulla also elected to rest Horford or bring him off the bench, Luke Kornet could start, with Xavier Tillman also in the mix.

Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Scoot Henderson, Anfernee Simons, Kris Murray, Jerami Grant, Deandre Ayton

  • Jerami Grant (hamstring) — In

  • Justin Minaya (illness) — Out

  • Jabari Walker (hip) — Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon (elbow) — Injured

  • Shaedon Sharpe (core) — Injured

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Out for season