NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/16

Feb 16th 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

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) — In

  • Ja Morant (ankle) — In

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — Out

  • Anthony Edwards (ankle) — In

  • Marcus Smart (ankle) — Out

  • Robert Williams (calf) — Out

  • Christian Wood (illness) — Out

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (illness) — Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Out

  • Monte Morris (concussion) — Available

  • Cole Anthony (ankle) — In

Recent NBA News

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Atlanta Hawks News

Hawks will start Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, De'Andre Hunter, Danilo Gallinari, and Clint Capela on Wednesday.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) — Available

  • John Collins (foot) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

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

  • Cole Anthony (ankle) — In

  • Moe Wagner (rib) — Out

  • Jonathan Isaac (knee) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (knee) — Injured

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • RJ Hampton (knee) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

Pistons will start Cade Cunningham, Cory Joseph, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant, and Isaiah Stewart on Wednesday.

  • Frank Jackson (back) — Out

Boston Celtics News

Celtics will start Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Grant Williams, and Al Horford on Wednesday.

  • Marcus Smart (ankle) — Out

  • Robert Williams (calf) — Out

Washington Wizards News

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

  • Rui Hachimura (ankle) — Out

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) — Out

  • Daniel Gafford (conditioning) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, Terry Taylor, Oshae Brissett, and Jalen Smith on Wednesday.

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Out

  • Isaiah Jackson (ankle) — Out

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — Out

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — Out

  • Ricky Rubio (knee) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

Nets will start Patty Mills, Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, James Johnson, and Andre Drummond on Wednesday.

  • Kyrie Irving (ineligible) — Out

  • Ben Simmons (conditioning) — Out

  • Kevin Durant (knee) — Injured

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

New York Knicks News

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

  • RJ Barrett (ankle) — Out

  • Nerlens Noel (foot) — Out

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Kings will start De'Aaron Fox, Justin Holiday, Harrison Barnes, Moe Harkless, Domantas Sabonis on Wednesday.

  • Davion Mitchell (hand) — Out

  • Jeremy Lamb (ankle) — Out

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

Chicago Bulls News

Bulls will start Ayo Dosunmu, Coby White, DeMar DeRozan, Javonte Green, and Nikola Vucevic on Wednesday.

  • Javonte Green (ankle) — In

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

  • Alex Caruso (wrist) — Injured

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

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

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Out

  • Dennis Smith Jr. (elbow) — Injured

  • 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 Wednesday.

  • Ja Morant (ankle) — In

  • Xavier Tillman (thigh) — Out

  • Yves Pons (thigh) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Gary Trent Jr., OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, and Khem Birch on Wednesday.

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — Out

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Wolves will start D'Angelo Russell, Patrick Beverley, Anthony Edwards, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Karl-Anthony Towns on Wednesday.

  • Anthony Edwards (ankle) — In

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Tre Jones (knee) — Out

  • Josh Richardson (traded) — TBD

  • Romeo Langford (traded) — TBD

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Josh Giddey, Tre Mann, Aaron Wiggins, Darius Bazley, and Isaiah Roby on Wednesday.

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Out

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Out

  • Ty Jerome (hip) — Out

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Dennis Schroder, Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Jae'Sean Tate, and Alperen Sengun on Wednesday.

  • Christian Wood (illness) — Out

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (illness) — Out

  • Dennis Schroder (Achilles) — In

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

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

  • Dario Saric (knee) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Cam Payne (wrist) — Injured

  • Landry Shamet (ankle) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

Nuggets will start Monte Morris, Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Jeff Green, and Nikola Jokic on Wednesday.

  • DeMarcus Cousins (illness) — Available

  • Monte Morris (concussion) — Available

  • Zeke Nnaji (hamstring) — Out

  • Jamal Murray (knee) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

Warriors will start Steph Curry, Gary Payton II, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney on Wednesday.

  • Draymond Green (calf, back) — Injured

  • Andre Iguodala (back) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (knee) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

Jazz will start Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O'Neale, and Rudy Gobert on Wednesday.

  • Rudy Gay (knee) — Out

Los Angeles Lakers News

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

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) — In

  • Avery Bradley (knee) — Out

  • Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) — Out

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Wesley Matthews (toe) listed probable for 2/17. Grayson Allen (hip) listed doubtful for 2/17. Frank Ntilikina (ankle) questionable for 2/17. Trey Burke (shoulder) questionable for 2/17. Marquese Chriss (knee) ruled out for 2/17. Reggie Bullock (hip) questionable for 2/17. Tyler Herro (knee) ruled out for 2/17. Jimmy Butler (shoulder) questionable for 2/17. Dewayne Dedmon (personal) ruled out for 2/17. Caleb Martin (Achilles) questionable for 2/17. Udonis Haslem (eye) questionable for 2/17. Reggie Bullock (hip) questionable for 2/17.