NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/12

Feb 12th 2022

Justin Phan

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

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Russell Westbrook (back) — In

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) — In

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — Out

  • Nikola Vucevic (hip) — In

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) — Out

  • Fred VanVleet (groin) — In

  • Seth Curry (traded) — Out

  • Darius Garland (back) — In

  • Spencer Dinwiddie (traded) — Out

  • Tyler Herro (knee) — Available

  • PJ Tucker (knee) — In

  • Monte Morris (concussion) — Out

  • Norman Powell (toe) — Out

Recent NBA News

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New York Knicks News

Knicks will start Kemba Walker, Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson on Saturday.

  • Nerlens Noel (knee) — Out

  • RJ Barrett (ankle) — Out

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Anfernee Simons, Josh Hart, CJ Elleby, Justise Winslow, and Jusuf Nurkic on Saturday.

  • Josh Hart (traded) — Available

  • Elijah Hughes (traded) — Available

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Out

  • Dennis Smith Jr. (elbow) — Out

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (knee) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Didi Louzada (knee) — Injured

  • Keon Johnson (ankle) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

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

  • Santi Aldama (foot) — Available

  • Yves Pons (thigh) — Out

  • Killian Tillie (back) — Out

  • Xavier Tillman (thigh) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

Hornets will start LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Kelly Oubre, Miles Bridges, and Mason Plumlee on Saturday.

  • Cody Martin (ankle, Achilles) — Injured

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Injured

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Kings will start De'Aaron Fox, Justin Holiday, Harrison Barnes, Maurice Harkless, and Domantas Sabonis on Saturday.

  • Donte DiVincenzo (traded) — Available

  • Josh Jackson (traded) — Available

  • Trey Lyles (traded) — Available

  • Moe Harkless (ankle) — Questionable

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

Wizards will start Raul Neto, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Corey Kispert, Kyle Kuzma, and Thomas Bryant on Saturday.

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) — Out

  • Ish Smith (traded) — Available

  • Vernon Carey (traded) — TBD

  • Daniel Gafford (health protocols) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

Spurs will start Dejounte Murray, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, Doug McDermott, and Jakob Poeltl on Saturday.

  • Zach Collins (ankle) — Out

  • Josh Richardson (traded) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (traded) — Out

  • Tomas Satoransky (NWT) — TBD

  • Goran Dragic (NWT) — Out

  • Keita Bates-Diop (face) — Out

New Orleans Pelicans News

Pelicans will start Devonte' Graham, CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram, Herb Jones, and Jonas Valanciunas on Saturday.

  • Willy Hernangomez (health protocols) — Available

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (knee) — Injured

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Cavs will start Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, Dean Wade, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen on Saturday.

  • Darius Garland (back) — In

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

  • Lauri Markkanen (ankle) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

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

  • James Harden (hamstring) — Out

  • Paul Millsap (traded) — Out

Denver Nuggets News

Nuggets will start Bones Hyland, Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Jeff Green, and Nikola Jokic on Saturday.

  • Monte Morris (concussion) — Out

  • Zeke Nnaji (hamstring) — Questionable

  • Jamal Murray (knee) — Injured

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, and Pascal Siakam on Saturday.

  • Fred VanVleet (groin) — In

  • Thaddeus Young (traded) — Available

Brooklyn Nets News

Nets will start Kyrie Irving, Patty Mills, Bruce Brown, Kessler Edwards, and Blake Griffin on Saturday.

  • Seth Curry (traded) — Out

  • Andre Drummond (traded) — Out

  • Ben Simmons (personal) — Out

  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) — Out

  • Nic Claxton (hamstring) — Out

  • Kyrie Irving (eligible) — In

  • Kevin Durant (knee) — Injured

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

Miami Heat News

Heat will start Kyle Lowry, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, PJ Tucker, and Bam Adebayo on Saturday.

  • Tyler Herro (knee) — Available

  • PJ Tucker (knee) — In

  • Caleb Martin (Achilles) — Out

  • Victor Oladipo (quad) — Injured

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

  • Aaron Wiggins (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

Chicago Bulls News

Bulls will start Ayo Dosunmu, Coby White, Troy Brown Jr., DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic on Saturday.

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — Out

  • Nikola Vucevic (hip) — In

  • Javonte Green (foot) — Out

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

  • Alex Caruso (wrist) — Injured

  • Derrick Jones Jr. (finger) — Available

Los Angeles Clippers News

Clippers will start Reggie Jackson, Terance Mann, Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, and Ivica Zubac on Saturday.

  • Norman Powell (toe) — Out

  • Rodney Hood (traded) — Available

  • Semi Ojeleye (traded) — Out

  • Kawhi Leonard (knee) — Injured

  • Paul George (elbow) — Injured

  • Jason Preston (foot) — Injured

  • Jay Scrubb (toe) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

Mavs will start Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Reggie Bullock, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell on Saturday.

  • Spencer Dinwiddie (traded) — Out

  • Davis Bertans (traded) — Out

  • Marquese Chriss (knee) — Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Avery Bradley, Stanley Johnson, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis on Saturday.

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Russell Westbrook (back) — In

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) — In

  • Dwight Howard (back) — Probable

  • Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) — Out

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

Warriors will start Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, and Kevon Looney on Saturday.

  • Otto Porter (foot) — In

  • Andre Iguodala (back) — Out

  • Draymond Green (calf, back) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (knee) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

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

  • Moe Wagner (rib) — Out

  • Jonathan Isaac (knee) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (knee) — Injured

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • RJ Hampton (knee) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

Suns will start Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Deandre Ayton on Saturday.

  • Torrey Craig (traded) — Available

  • Aaron Holiday (traded) — Available

  • Dario Saric (knee) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Cam Payne (wrist) — Injured

  • Landry Shamet (ankle) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Anthony Edwards (knee) questionable for 2/13. Delon Wright (hip) probable for 2/13. Trae Young (hip) probable for 2/13. John Collins (foot) ruled out for 2/13. Terry Taylor (illness) not listed on injury report for 2/13.

Isaiah Jackson (ankle) listed out for 2/13.

Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) listed questionable for 2/13.