NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/24

Feb 24th 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

  • John Collins (foot) — Out

  • Lauri Markkanen (ankle) — Available

  • Gary Payton II (leg) — Available

Recent NBA News

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Cleveland Cavaliers News

Cavs will start Rajon Rondo, Isaac Okoro, Lauri Markkanen, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen on Thursday.

  • Lauri Markkanen (ankle) — Available

  • Darius Garland (back) — Out

  • Caris LeVert (foot) — Injured

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

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

  • Frank Jackson (back) — Out

Boston Celtics News

Celtics will start Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Robert Williams on Thursday.

  • Robert Williams (calf) — Not on injury report

  • Marcus Smart (ankle) — Not on injury report

Brooklyn Nets News

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

  • James Johnson (wrist) — Not on injury report

  • Kevin Durant (knee) — Out

  • Kyrie Irving (ineligible) — Out

  • Ben Simmons (conditioning) — Out

  • Goran Dragic (conditioning) — Out

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

Atlanta Hawks News

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

  • John Collins (foot) — Out

  • Lou Williams (hamstring) — Available

  • Gorgui Dieng (personal) — Out

Chicago Bulls News

Bulls will start Ayo Dosunmu, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Javonte Green, and Nikola Vucevic on Thursday.

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — Not on injury report

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

  • Alex Caruso (wrist) — Injured

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

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

  • Xavier Tillman (thigh) — Not on injury report

  • Yves Pons (thigh) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

Phoenix Suns News

Suns will start Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, and Deandre Ayton on Thursday.

  • Landry Shamet (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Cameron Payne (wrist) — Out

  • Chris Paul (thumb) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (knee) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Aaron Wiggins, Darius Bazley, and Derrick Favors on Thursday.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — In

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (hip) — Injured

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

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

  • Gary Payton II (leg) — Available

  • Andre Iguodala (back) — Out

  • Draymond Green (calf, back) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (knee) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Anfernee Simons, Josh Hart, CJ Elleby, Justise Winslow, and Drew Eubanks on Thursday.

  • Keon Johnson (ankle) — Available

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Out

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Jusuf Nurkic (foot) — Injured

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (knee) — Injured

  • Didi Louzada (knee) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Out

  • DeMarcus Cousins (contract) — Out

  • Jamal Murray (knee) — Injured

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

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

  • Richaun Holmes (back) — Out

  • Davion Mitchell (hand) — In

  • Jeremy Lamb (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Donovan Mitchell (illness) not on injury report for 2/25. Rudy Gay (illness) doubtful for 2/25. LeBron James (knee) questionable for 2/25. Chris Duarte (toe) listed questionable for 2/25. Goga Bitadze (foot) listed probable for 2/25. Malcolm Brogdon listed probable for 2/25. Isaiah Jackson listed probable for 2/25. James Harden (hamstring) will make Sixers debut 2/25. Avery Bradley (knee) ruled out for 2/25. Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) probable for 2/25. Dewayne Dedmon (personal) available to play 2/25. Caleb Martin (Achilles) available to play 2/25. Tyler Herro (knee) available to play 2/25. Marquese Chriss (knee) doubtful for 2/25. Trey Burke (shoulder) questionable for 2/25. Frank Ntilikina (ankle) not listed on injury report for 2/25. Reggie Bullock (hip) questionable for 2/25. Romeo Langford (groin) listed questionable for 2/25. Josh Primo (wrist) listed questionable for 2/25. Tre Jones (knee) not listed on injury report for 2/25. Moe Wagner (rib) listed out for 2/25. Thomas Bryant (ankle) listed questionable for 2/25. Nerlens Noel (foot) listed questionable for 2/25. Derrick Rose (ankle) listed doubtful for 2/25. RJ Barrett (ankle) listed questionable for 2/25. Kristaps Porzingis (knee) listed out for 2/25. Eric Gordon (groin) not on injury report for 2/25. Kevin Porter Jr. (illness) not on injury report for 2/25. Fred VanVleet (knee) likely to play 2/25. Nick Richards (foot) doubtful for 2/25. Cody Martin (ankle, Achilles) probable for 2/25. Jalen McDaniels (ankle) doubtful for 2/25. RJ Hampton (knee) available to play 2/25.