NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/13

Mar 13th 2024

Cooper Boni

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

  • LeBron James (ankle) — In

  • Anthony Davis (Achilles) — In

  • Donovan Mitchell (knee) — In

  • Jimmy Butler (illness) — Available

  • Desmond Bane (ankle) — Out

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (quad) — Out

  • Immanuel Quickley (hip) — Available

  • Cam Johnson (ankle) — In

  • Jerami Grant (hamstring) — Out

  • Keegan Murray (ankle) — Available

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (illness) — Available

  • Draymond Green (back) — Out

  • Kevin Huerter (leg) — Out

  • Gary Trent Jr. (groin) — Out

  • Jalen Johnson (ankle) — Out

  • Ausar Thompson (illness) — Out

  • Vince Williams (knee) — Out

  • Tre Mann (groin) — Available

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Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Immanuel Quickley, Bruce Brown, Gradey Dick, Ochai Agbaji, Kelly Olynyk

  • Immanuel Quickley (hip) — Available

  • Gary Trent Jr. (groin) — Out

  • RJ Barrett (personal) — Out

  • DJ Carton (ankle) — Out

  • Chris Boucher (knee) — Injured

  • Scottie Barnes (hand) — Injured

  • Jakob Poeltl (finger) — Injured

With Quickley and Trent Jr. sidelined for the previous outing, Barrett and Olynyk combined to score 50 points in a loss to the Nuggets. Toronto will now face Detroit, and while they could get Quickley and Trent Jr. back, they'll be without Barrett for the eighth time since he was acquired. Regardless of who is available, the Raptors should be able to compete with the Pistons, who are 2-4 to start the month and have had the ninth-worst Net Rating (-6.0) league-wide in those six games.

Detroit Pistons News

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

  • Ausar Thompson (illness) — Out

Brooklyn Nets News

Confirmed Lineup: Dennis Schroder, Cam Thomas, Mikal Bridges, Dorian Finney-Smith, Nic Claxton

  • Cam Johnson (ankle) — In

  • Ben Simmons (back) — Out for season

  • Dariq Whitehead (shin) — Out for season

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr.

  • Jalen Suggs (thigh) — Not on injury report

  • Markelle Fultz (knee) — Not on injury report

Chicago Bulls News

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

  • Torrey Craig (ankle) — Available

  • Julian Phillips (foot) — Available

  • Zach LaVine (foot) — Out for season

  • Patrick Williams (foot) — Out for season

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Out for season

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Andrew Nembhard, Aaron Nesmith, Pascal Siakam, Myles Turner

  • James Johnson (illness) — Available

  • Doug McDermott (calf) — Out

  • Bennedict Mathurin (shoulder) — Out for season

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Vlatko Cancar (knee) — Injured

Miami Heat News

Confirmed Lineup: Terry Rozier, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Nikola Jovic, Bam Adebayo

  • Jimmy Butler (illness) — Available

  • Tyler Herro (foot) — Out

  • Kevin Love (heel) — Out

  • Josh Richardson (shoulder) — Out for season

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: Vasilije Micic, Tre Mann, Brandon Miller, Miles Bridges, Nick Richards

  • Tre Mann (groin) — Available

  • Bryce McGowens (knee) — Out

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle) — Injured

  • Mark Williams (back) — Injured

  • Cody Martin (ankle) — Injured

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Scotty Pippen Jr., Luke Kennard, John Konchar, GG Jackson, Trey Jemison

  • Santi Aldama (elbow) — Out

  • Lamar Stevens (adductor) — Out

  • Scotty Pippen Jr. (back) — Available

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (quad) — Out

  • Vince Williams (knee) — Out

  • Yuta Watanabe (wrist) — Out

  • Desmond Bane (ankle) — Out

  • Marcus Smart (finger) — Injured

  • Ziaire Williams (hip, back) — Injured

  • Derrick Rose (back, groin) — Injured

  • Brandon Clarke (Achilles) — Injured

  • Ja Morant (shoulder) — Out for season

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Isaac Okoro, Georges Niang, Jarrett Allen

  • Darius Garland (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Donovan Mitchell (knee) — In

  • Max Strus (knee) — Out

  • Dean Wade (personal) — Out

  • Evan Mobley (ankle) — Injured

  • Tristan Thompson — Suspended

  • Ty Jerome (ankle) — Injured

Mitchell has missed the previous seven contests and the Cavs have gone 3-4. On the season, they're 32-15 when Mitchell has played, and 9-9 when he's been unavailable. He could return against New Orleans, and Cleveland could use his offensive firepower, as the Pelicans have posted a league-best 107.0 Defensive Rating over the last 10 games. Before being sidelined, Mitchell averaged 28.0 points and a career-high 6.2 assists per game. He was unavailable for the Cavs' lone outing against the Pelicans earlier in the season.

New Orleans Pelicans News

Confirmed Lineup: CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Jonas Valanciunas

  • Dyson Daniels (knee) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, Trayce Jackson-Davis

  • Draymond Green (back) — Out

  • Stephen Curry (ankle) — Out

On Tuesday, the Warriors announced that Curry has been cleared to resume on-court workouts. He's expected to join the team for practice on Friday before being re-evaluated, and coach Kerr said there's "definitely a chance" that Curry returns to the lineup Saturday. Until then, Paul will likely retain his starting point guard role, and Trayce Jackson-Davis should continue to see increased playing time. Jackson-Davis has averaged 25.0 minutes per game since Curry went down, compared to the 18.8 minutes per contest he averaged beforehand.

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Brandon Williams (wrist) — Out

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Dejounte Murray, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Vit Krejci, Wesley Matthews, Clint Capela

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (illness) — Available

  • Jalen Johnson (ankle) — Out

  • Trae Young (finger) — Injured

  • Saddiq Bey (knee) — Out for season

  • Onyeka Okongwu (toe) — Injured

  • Kobe Bufkin (toe) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Anfernee Simons, Dalano Banton, Kris Murray, Toumani Camara, Deandre Ayton

  • Jerami Grant (hamstring) — Out

  • Justin Minaya (illness) — Available

  • Rayan Rupert (ankle) — Available

  • Jabari Walker (hip) — Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon (elbow) — Injured

  • Shaedon Sharpe (core) — Injured

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Out for season

Los Angeles Lakers News

Confirmed Lineup: D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura, LeBron James, Anthony Davis

  • LeBron James (ankle) — In

  • Anthony Davis (Achilles) — In

  • Cam Reddish (ankle) — Out

  • Christian Wood (knee) — Injured

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (foot) — Injured

  • Gabe Vincent (knee) — Injured

  • Colin Castleton (wrist) — Injured

The Lakers have won 12 of their 17 contests since the beginning of February and are six games over .500 for the first time this season. Davis will try to build off his masterful performance in the previous outing when he posted 27 points, 25 rebounds, seven steals, and three blocks against the Wolves. L.A. will face Sacramento for the fourth time this season and is looking for its first win. The Kings won the first three meetings by an average of 10.0 points per game.

Sacramento Kings News

Confirmed Lineup: De'Aaron Fox, Keon Ellis, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray, Domantas Sabonis

  • Keegan Murray (ankle) — Available

  • Kevin Huerter (leg) — Out

  • Trey Lyles (knee) — Out

  • Sasha Vezenkov (ankle) — Injured