NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/25

Feb 25th 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

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Out

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — In

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Available

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — Available

  • Thomas Bryant (ankle) — Available

  • RJ Barrett (ankle) — Available

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) — Probable

Recent NBA News

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Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, and Khem Birch on Friday.

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — In

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Out

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Out

  • Cody Martin (ankle, Achilles) — Available

  • Nick Richards (foot) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Tre Mann, Aaron Wiggins, Darius Bazley, and Isaiah Roby on Friday.

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Out

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (hip) — Injured

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Malcolm Brogdon, Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, Oshae Brissett, and Isaiah Jackson on Friday.

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Available

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — Available

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — Out

  • Isaiah Jackson (ankle) — Available

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Jae'Sean Tate, and Christian Wood on Friday.

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (illness) — Available

  • Eric Gordon (groin) — Available

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

Orlando Magic News

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

  • Moe Wagner (rib) — Out

  • RJ Hampton (ankle) — Available

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (ACL) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Josh Richardson (shoulder) — Out

  • Josh Primo (wrist) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (groin) — Out

  • Tre Jones (knee) — Active

Washington Wizards News

Wizards will start Raul Neto, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Corey Kispert, Kyle Kuzma, and Daniel Gafford on Friday.

  • Thomas Bryant (ankle) — Available

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Miami Heat News

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

  • Tyler Herro (knee) — Available

  • Caleb Martin (Achilles) — Available

  • Dewayne Dedmon (back) — Out

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Out

  • Victor Oladipo (quad) — Injured

New York Knicks News

Knicks will start Alec Burks, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson on Friday.

  • RJ Barrett (ankle) — Available

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Nerlens Noel (foot) — Available

  • Kemba Walker — Out

Philadelphia 76ers News

  • James Harden (hamstring) — Available

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • Malik Beasley (illness) — Out

New Orleans Pelicans News

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

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (ACL) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

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

  • Cam Payne (wrist) — Out

  • Aaron Holiday (ankle) — Out

  • Chris Paul (thumb) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (ACL) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Reggie Bullock (hip) — Available

  • Trey Burke (shoulder) — Available

  • Marquese Chriss (knee) — Out

  • Frank Ntilikina (ankle) — Available

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Rudy Gay (illness) — Out

  • Donovan Mitchell (illness) — Available

  • Jared Butler (ankle) — Out

Los Angeles Clippers News

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

  • Norman Powell (foot) — Injured

  • Paul George (elbow) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ACL) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers list starters as Russell Westbrook, Austin Reaves, LeBron James, Trevor Ariza, and Dwight Howard on Friday.

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) — In

  • Avery Bradley (knee) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Yves Pons (thigh) listed out for 2/26. DeAndre' Bembry (thumb) not listed on injury report for 2/26. Zeke Nnaji (knee) listed questionable for 2/26. Richaun Holmes (back) listed questionable for 2/26. George Hill (neck) listed questionable for 2/26. Grayson Allen (hip) not listed on injury report for 2/26. Frank Jackson (back) listed doubtful for 2/26. Gorgui Dieng (personal) not on injury report for 2/26. Lou Williams (hip) ruled out for 2/26. De'Andre Hunter (illness) probable for 2/26. John Collins (foot) ruled out for 2/26. Rajon Rondo (toe) listed out for 2/26. Darius Garland (back) listed out for 2/26. Goran Dragic (conditioning) probable for 2/26.