NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/5

Feb 5th 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

  • Ja Morant (foot) — Available

  • Jimmy Butler (toe) — Available

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) — In

  • De'Aaron Fox (ankle) — Questionable

  • P.J. Tucker (knee) — In

  • Lu Dort (face) — Out

Recent NBA News

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Memphis Grizzlies News

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

  • Ja Morant (foot) — Available

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

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

  • E'Twaun Moore (knee) — Out

  • RJ Hampton (knee) — Injured

  • Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (ACL) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) -- Injured

Miami Heat News

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

  • Jimmy Butler (toe) — Available

  • Max Strus (quad) — Out

  • P.J. Tucker (knee) — In

  • Caleb Martin (Achilles) — Available

  • Omer Yurtseven (health protocols) — Available

  • KZ Okpala (wrist) — Out

  • Victor Oladipo (quad) — Injured

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Out

Phoenix Suns News

Suns will start Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Deandre Ayton on Saturday.

  • Landry Shamet (ankle) — Injured

  • Abdel Nader (injury management) — Out

  • Cameron Payne (wrist) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (knee) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

Wizards will start Spencer Dinwiddie, Aaron Holiday, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, and Thomas Bryant on Saturday.

  • Thomas Bryant (ankle) — Available

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

New York Knicks News

Knicks will start Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson on Saturday.

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Malik Monk, Stanley Johnson, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis on Saturday.

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) — In

  • Dwight Howard (back) — Out

  • Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) — Out

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • George Hill (neck) — Injured

  • Brook Lopez (back) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

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

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Out

  • Eric Bledsoe (acquired) — Out

  • Justise Winslow (acquired) — Available

  • Keon Johnson (acquired) — Out

  • Cody Zeller (knee) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Josh Giddey, Tre Mann, Ty Jerome, Darius Bazley, and Mamadi Diakite on Saturday.

  • Lu Dort (face) — Out

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

  • Aaron Wiggins (ankle) — Injured

  • Isaiah Roby (ankle) — Out

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Kings will start Tyrese Haliburton, Davion Mitchell, Harrison Barnes, Moe Harkless, and Richaun Holmes on Saturday.

  • De'Aaron Fox (ankle) — Out

  • Marvin Bagley (ankle) — Out

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Ivica Zubac (calf) listed questionable for 2/6. Austin Rivers (hip) listed probable for 2/6. Aaron Gordon (hamstring) listed probable for 2/6. Nic Claxton (hamstring) questionable for 2/6. James Harden (hamstring) questionable for 2/6. Lou Williams (hamstring) questionable for 2/6. Danilo Gallinari (hamstring) questionable for 2/6. John Collins (heel) questionable for 2/6. Josh Jackson (back) listed out for 2/6. Furkan Korkmaz (knee) listed questionable for 2/6. Matisse Thybulle (shoulder) listed questionable for 2/6. Josh Hart (knee) listed questionable for 2/6. Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) listed questionable for 2/6. Domantas Sabonis (health protocols) listed questionable for 2/6. Cade Cunningham (hip) listed questionable for 2/6. Leandro Bolmaro (ankle) questionable for 2/6. Josh Okogie (quad) questionable for 2/6. Patrick Beverley (ankle) probable for 2/6. D'Angelo Russell (shin) probable for 2/6. Cody White (adductor) listed questionable for 2/6. Zach LaVine (back) listed questionable for 2/6. Sterling Brown (foot) remains out for 2/6. Maxi Kleber (knee) questionable for 2/6. Kristaps Porzingis (knee) ruled out for 2/6. Nemanja Bjelica (back) out at least 2 more games. Darius Garland (back) listed questionable for 2/6. Goga Bitadze (foot) questionable for 2/6. Isaiah Jackson (ankle) ruled out for 2/6.