NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/4

Feb 4th 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

  • James Harden (hamstring) — Out

  • Zach LaVine (back) — Out

  • Dejounte Murray (wrist) — Not on injury report

  • Gordon Hayward (conditioning) — Available

  • John Collins (shoulder) — Available

  • Cade Cunningham (hip) — Out

  • Josh Hart (knee) — Out

  • Seth Curry (back) — In

  • Jakob Poeltl (concussion) — Not on injury report

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — Out

  • Jordan Clarkson (knee) — Out

  • Hassan Whiteside (back) — Available

Recent NBA News

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Cleveland Cavaliers News

Cavs will start Brandon Goodwin, Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen on Friday.

  • Darius Garland (back) — Out

  • Lauri Markkanen (ankle) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) — Injured

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Gordon Hayward (conditioning) — Available

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Out

Boston Celtics News

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

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • PJ Dozier (ACL) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

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

  • Cade Cunningham (hip) — Out

  • Josh Jackson (back) — Out

Chicago Bulls News

Bulls will start Ayo Dosunmu, Troy Brown Jr., DeMar DeRozan, Javonte Green, and Nikola Vucevic on Friday.

  • Zach LaVine (back) — Out

  • Coby White (adductor) — Out

  • Derrick Jones Jr. (finger) — Injured

  • Alex Caruso (wrist) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Caris LeVert, Chris Duarte, Justin Holiday, Torrey Craig, and Terry Taylor on Friday.

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — Out

  • Oshae Brissett (ankle) — Available

  • Domantas Sabonis (health protocols) — Out

  • Isaiah Jackson (ankle) — Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Injured

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

Atlanta Hawks News

Hawks will start Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, De'Andre Hunter, John Collins, and Clint Capela on Friday.

  • John Collins (shoulder) — Available

  • Lou Williams (back) — Available

  • Danilo Gallinari (hamstring) — Out

Toronto Raptors News

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

  • Goran Dragic (personal) — Out

Houston Rockets News

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Dejounte Murray (wrist) — Not on injury report

  • Doug McDermott (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Jakob Poeltl (concussion) — Not on injury report

  • Jock Landale (concussion) — Out

  • Lonnie Walker (knee) — Out

  • Keita Bates-Diop (conditioning) — Not on injury report

  • Zach Collins (conditioning) — Not on injury report

Brooklyn Nets News

Nets will start Kyrie Irving, Patty Mills, Kessler Edwards, James Johnson, and Nic Claxton on Friday.

  • James Harden (hamstring) — Out

  • Paul Millsap (personal) — Out

  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) — Injured

  • Kevin Durant (knee) — Injured

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Donovan Mitchell (concussion) — Available

  • Jordan Clarkson (knee) — Out

  • Hassan Whiteside (back) — Available

  • Rudy Gay — Available

  • Rudy Gobert (calf) — Out

  • Danuel House (health protocols) — Out

  • Joe Ingles (ACL) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

Pelicans will start Devonte' Graham, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Jaxson Hayes, and Jonas Valanciunas on Friday.

  • Josh Hart (knee) — Out

  • Garrett Temple (health protocols) — Out

  • Willy Hernangomez (health protocols) — Out

  • Dizi Louzada (knee) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (knee) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

Nuggets will start Monte Morris, Davon Reed, Will Barton, Jeff Green, and Nikola Jokic on Friday.

  • DeMarcus Cousins (foot) — In

  • Nikola Jokic (toe) — Available

  • Aaron Gordon (hamstring) — Out

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Jamal Murray (ACL) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

Sixers will start Tyrese Maxey, Seth Curry, Matisse Thybulle, Tobias Harris, and Joel Embiid on Friday.

  • Seth Curry (back) — In

  • Furkan Korkmaz (knee) — Out

  • Shake Milton (back) — Injured

  • Ben Simmons (personal) — Out

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) — Out

  • Sterling Brown (foot) — Out

  • Maxi Kleber (knee) — Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Josh Giddey, Tre Mann, Lu Dort, Darius Bazley, and Mamadi Diakite on Friday.

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

  • Aaron Wiggins (ankle) — Injured

  • Isaiah Roby (ankle) — Out

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Anfernee Simons, CJ McCollum, CJ Elleby, Tony Snell, and Jusuf Nurkic on Friday.

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Out

  • CJ Elleby (hamstring) — Available

  • Trendon Watford (ankle) — Available

  • Cody Zeller (knee) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

  • Eric Bledsoe (acquired) — Out

  • Justise Winslow (acquired) — Out

  • Keon Johnson (acquired) — Out

Looking Ahead

Marvin Bagley (ankle) listed questionable for 2/5. De'Aaron Fox (ankle) listed questionable for 2/5. Anthony Davis (wrist) probable for 2/5. Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) ruled out for 2/5. LeBron James (knee) doubtful for 2/5. Caleb Martin (Achilles) listed questionable for 2/5. Max Strus (quad) listed questionable for 2/5. P.J. Tucker (knee) listed questionable for 2/5. Jimmy Butler (toe) probable for 2/5.

Ja Morant (foot) questionable for 2/5.