NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/28

Feb 28th 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

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — Out

  • Nikola Vucevic (ankle) — Available

  • Doug McDermott (knee) — Available

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Out

  • Malik Beasley (illness) — Available

  • Caleb Martin (Achilles) — Available

  • Lance Stephenson (ankle) — Out

Recent NBA News

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Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • Malik Beasley (illness) — Available

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Cavs will start Brandon Goodwin, Isaac Okoro, Lauri Markkanen, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen on Monday.

  • Darius Garland (back) — Out

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

  • Caris LeVert (foot) — Injured

  • Rajon Rondo (toe) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, Oshae Brissett, Jalen Smith, and Isaiah Jackson on Monday.

  • Lance Stephenson (ankle) — Out

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — In

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Out

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (knee) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

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

  • Markelle Fultz (knee) — In

  • Moe Wagner (rib) — Out

  • Jonathan Isaac (knee) — Injured

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Malachi Flynn, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, and Khem Birch on Monday.

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — Out

  • DJ Wilson (signed) — Available

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

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

  • Kyrie Irving (ineligible) — Out

  • Kevin Durant (knee) — Out

  • Ben Simmons (conditioning) — Out

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

Chicago Bulls News

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

  • Nikola Vucevic (ankle) — Available

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

  • Alex Caruso (wrist) — Injured

Miami Heat News

Heat will start Jimmy Butler, Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson, PJ Tucker, and Bam Adebayo on Monday.

  • Caleb Martin (Achilles) — Available

  • Kyle Lowry (personal) — Out

  • Victor Oladipo (quad) — Injured

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Doug McDermott (knee) — Available

  • Romeo Langford (adductor) — Out

  • Devontae Cacok (two-way contract) — Out

  • Dejounte Murray (knee) — In

  • Jakob Poeltl (back) — In

  • Keldon Johnson (back) — In

Memphis Grizzlies News

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

  • Brandon Clarke (eye) — Available

  • Yves Pons (thigh) — Out

  • John Konchar (ankle) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Out

  • Nick Richards (foot) — Out

  • Cody Martin (back) — Available

  • James Bouknight (neck) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

Bucks will start Jrue Holiday, Grayson Allen, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Bobby Portis on Monday.

  • Brook Lopez (back) — Injured

  • Pat Connaughton (finger) — Injured

  • George Hill (neck) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Kings list starters as De'Aaron Fox, Justin Holiday, Harrison Barnes, Trey Lyles, and Domantas Sabonis on Monday.

  • Richaun Holmes (back) — Out

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

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

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Injured

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (hip) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Andre Iguodala (back) listed out for Tuesday. Klay Thompson (illness) listed out for Tuesday. Kevin Durant (knee) out at least 2 more games. Kristaps Porzingis (knee) listed out for 3.1. Lou Williams (hip) ruled out for 3/1. John Collins (foot) doubtful for 3/1. Garrison Mathews (ankle) questionable for 3/1. Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle) questionable for 3/1. Marvin Bagley (ankle) listed questionable for 3/1. Frank Jackson (back) listed questionable for 3/1. Hamidou Diallo (ankle) listed doubtful for 3/1. Marquese Chriss (knee) ruled out for 3/1. Frank Ntilikina (ankle) ruled out for 3/1. Trey Burke (shoulder) ruled out for 3/1. LeBron James (knee) listed questionable for 3/1. Avery Bradley (knee) listed out for 3/1. Austin Reaves (ankle) listed probable for 3/1.