NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/17

Feb 17th 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

  • Jimmy Butler (shoulder) — In

  • Christian Wood (illness) — Available

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (illness) — Out

  • Eric Gordon (groin) — Out

  • Grayson Allen (hip) — Out

Recent NBA News

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Miami Heat News

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

  • Jimmy Butler (shoulder) — In

  • Caleb Martin (Achilles) — Out

  • Udonis Haslem (eye) — On track to be available to play

  • Tyler Herro (knee) — Out

  • Dewayne Dedmon (personal) — Out

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Injured

  • Victor Oladipo (quad) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Injured

  • Cody Martin (ankle, Achilles) — Injured

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

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

  • Daniel Gafford (conditioning) — Available

  • Rui Hachimura (ankle) — In

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

Nets will start Patty Mills, Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, Kessler Edwards, and Andre Drummond on Thursday.

  • Kyrie Irving — Out

  • James Johnson (wrist) — Out

  • Kevin Durant (knee) — Injured

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

  • Ben Simmons (conditioning) — Out

Dallas Mavericks News

Mavs will start Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Josh Green, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell on Thursday.

  • Trey Burke (shoulder) — Out

  • Reggie Bullock (hip) — Out

  • Frank Ntilikina (ankle) — Out

  • Marquese Chriss (knee) — Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

Pelicans will start CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Jaxson Hayes, and Jonas Valanciunas on Thursday.

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (ACL) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

Sixers will start Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle, Tobias Harris, Georges Niang, and Joel Embiid on Thursday.

  • James Harden (hamstring) — Out

Milwaukee Bucks News

Bucks will start Jrue Holiday, Jordan Nwora, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Bobby Portis on Thursday.

  • Grayson Allen (hip) — Out

  • Wesley Matthews (toe) — Available

  • DeAndre' Bembry (thumb) — Out

  • George Hill (neck) — Injured

  • Pat Connaughton (finger) — Injured

  • Brook Lopez (back) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Dennis Schroder, Jalen Green, Garrison Mathews, Jae'Sean Tate, and CHristian Wood on Thursday.

  • Christian Wood (illness) — Available

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (illness) — Out

  • Eric Gordon (groin) — Out

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

Los Angeles Clippers News

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

  • Norman Powell (foot) — Injured

  • Jay Scrubb (toe) — Injured

  • Paul George (elbow) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ACL) — Injured

Looking Ahead