NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/27

Feb 27th 2022

J.J. Calle

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

  • Klay Thompson (illness) — Out

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle) — Out

  • Justise Winslow (Achilles) — Out

  • Aaron Holiday (ankle) — Available

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — In

Recent NBA News

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Philadelphia 76ers News

Sixers will start James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle, Tobias Harris, and Joel Embiid on Sunday.

New York Knicks News

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

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Quentin Grimes (knee) — Injured

  • Kemba Walker — Out

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Rudy Gay (illness) — Available

  • Jared Butler (ankle) — Out

Phoenix Suns News

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

  • Aaron Holiday (ankle) — Available

  • Cam Payne (wrist) — Out

  • Chris Paul (thumb) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (ACL) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

Celtics will start Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Grant Williams, and Robert Williams on Sunday.

Indiana Pacers News

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

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — In

  • Lance Stephenson (ankle) — Out

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (knee) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

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

  • Frank Jackson (shoulder) — Out

  • Marvin Bagley (ankle) — Out

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Out

  • Cody Martin (back) — Available

  • Nick Richards (foot) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

Los Angeles Clippers News

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

  • Norman Powell (foot) — Injured

  • Paul George (elbow) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ACL) — Injured

  • Jay Scrubb (toe) — Injured

  • Jason Preston (foot) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Dennis Schroder, Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Jae'Sean Tate, and Christian Wood on Sunday.

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle) — Out

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Trey Burke (shoulder) — Out

  • Marquese Chriss (knee) — Out

  • Frank Ntilikina (ankle) — Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

Warriors will start Stephen Curry, Gary Payton II, Moses Moody, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney on Sunday.

  • Klay Thompson (illness) — Out

  • Andre Iguodala (back) — Out

  • Draymond Green (calf, back) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (knee) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Out

  • Jamal Murray (knee) — Injured

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Anfernee Simons, Keon Johnson, Josh Hart, CJ Elleby, and Drew Eubanks on Sunday.

  • Justise Winslow (Achilles) — Out

  • Greg Brown (illness) — 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

New Orleans Pelicans News

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

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (ACL) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Austin Reaves, LeBron James, Trevor Ariza, and Dwight Howard on Sunday.

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Avery Bradley (knee) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Kevin Durant (knee) ruled out for 2/28. Moe Wagner (rib) remains listed out for 2/28. Kevin Durant (knee) expected to miss 2 more games. Markelle Fultz (knee) said he'll make season debut 2/28. Fred VanVleet (knee) questionable for 2/28. Josh Giddey (hip) ruled out for 2/28. Nikola Vucevic (ankle) listed probable for 2/28. Malik Beasley (illness) probable for 2/28. Darius Garland (back) listed out for 2/28. Richaun Holmes (back) listed questionable for 2/28. Kyle Lowry (personal) listed out for 2/28. Caleb Martin (Achilles) listed questionable for 2/28.