NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/8

Feb 8th 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

  • James Harden (hamstring) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) — In

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • De'Aaron Fox (ankle) — On track to play

  • Domantas Sabonis (traded) — Out

  • Mitchell Robinson (back) — Out

  • Marvin Bagley (ankle) — Questionable

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Out

  • Tyrese Haliburton (traded) — Out

  • John Collins (heel) — Available

  • Cade Cunningham (hip) — Out

  • D'Angelo Russell (shin) — In

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — In

  • Eric Gordon (heel) — Out

  • Grayson Allen (hip) — In

Recent NBA News

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Phoenix Suns News

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

  • Abdel Nader (knee) — Out

  • Dario Saric (knee) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Cam Payne (wrist) — Injured

  • Landry Shamet (ankle) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

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

  • Matisse Thybulle (shoulder) — In

  • Ben Simmons (personal) — Out

  • Shake Milton (back) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Keifer Sykes, Lance Stephenson, Chris Duarte, Torrey Craig, and Goga Bitadze on Tuesday.

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Out

  • Isaiah Jackson (ankle) — Out

  • Terry Taylor (illness) — Available

  • Domantas Sabonis (traded) — Out

  • Justin Holiday (traded) — Out

  • Jeremy Lamb (traded) — Out

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (knee) — Injured

Atlanta Hawks News

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

  • John Collins (heel) — Available

  • Danilo Gallinari (hamstring) — Available

  • Lou Williams (hamstring) — Out

Boston Celtics News

Celtics will start Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Tatum, Horford, Robert Williams on Tuesday.

  • PJ Dozier (knee) — Injured

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

Nets will start Patty Mills, Bruce Brown, DeAndre Bembry, Kessler Edwards, and Blake Griffin on Tuesday.

  • James Harden (hamstring) — Out

  • Nic Claxton (hamstring) — Out

  • Kyrie Irving (ineligible) — Out

  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) — Out

  • Paul Millsap (personal) — Out

  • Kevin Durant (knee) — Injured

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

Los Angeles Clippers News

Clippers will start Reggie Jackson, Norman Powell, Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris, and Ivica Zubac on Tuesday.

  • Jay Scrubb (toe) — Out

  • Kawhi Leonard (knee) — Injured

  • Paul George (elbow) — Injured

  • Jason Preston (foot) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

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

  • Killian Tillie (back) — Out

  • Santi Aldama (foot) — Out

  • Yves Pons (thigh) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Jae'Sean Tate, Christian Wood, and Alperen Sengun on Tuesday.

  • Eric Gordon (heel) — Out

  • Daniel Theis (personal) — Out

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

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

  • Garrett Temple (health protocols) — Available

  • Willy Hernangomez (health protocols) — Out

  • Josh Hart (traded) — Out

  • Tomas Satoransky (traded) — Out

  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker (traded) — Out

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Out

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis Jr. (knee) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

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

  • Cade Cunningham (hip) — Out

  • Isaiah Livers (foot) — Out

  • Josh Jackson (back) — Out

  • Jamorko Pickett (toe) — Out

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Sterling Brown (foot) — Out

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) — Out

  • Maxi Kleber (knee) — Available

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

New York Knicks News

Knicks will start Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, and Taj Gibson on Tuesday.

  • Mitchell Robinson (back) — Out

  • Quentin Grimes (knee) — Out

  • Nerlens Noel (knee) — Out

  • Kemba Walker (rest) — Available

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Austin Rivers (hip) — Out

  • Jamal Murray (knee) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Grayson Allen (hip) — Available

  • Brook Lopez (back) — Injured

  • George Hill (neck) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Malik Monk, LeBron James, Trevor Ariza, and Anthony Davis on Tuesday.

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) — In

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Dwight Howard (back) — Out

  • Carmelo Anthony (hamstring) — Out

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

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

  • Moe Wagner (rib) — Out

  • E'Twaun Moore (knee) — Out

  • Jonathan Isaac (knee) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (knee) — Injured

  • Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) — Injured

  • RJ Hampton (knee) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

  • Trendon Watford (ankle) — Available

  • CJ McCollum (traded) — Out

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Out

  • Tony Snell (traded) — Out

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

  • Cody Zeller (knee) — Injured

  • Keon Johnson (ankle) — Injured

  • Didi Louzada (knee) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • D'Angelo Russell (shin) — In

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — In

  • Naz Reid (knee) — In

  • Josh Okogie (quad) — Available

  • Taurean Prince (ankle) — Available

Sacramento Kings News

Kings will start De'Aaron Fox, Davion Mitchell, Harrison Barnes, Moe Harkless, and Damian Jones on Tuesday.

  • De'Aaron Fox (ankle) — Available

  • Marvin Bagley (ankle) — Out

  • Richaun Holmes (personal) — Out

  • Tyrese Haliburton (traded) — Out

  • Buddy Hield (traded) — Out

  • Tristan Thompson (traded) — Out

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Isaiah Roby (ankle) listed out for 2/9. Rudy Gay (knee) questionable for 2/9. Gordon Hayward (ankle) out indefinitely. Rudy Gobert (calf) ruled out for 2/9. Andre Iguodala (back) listed out for 2/9. Kevon Looney (quad) listed questionable for 2/9. Bradley Beal plans to undergo season-ending wrist surgery. Jalen McDaniels (ankle) remains out for 2/9. James Bouknight (wrist) doubtful for 2/9. Cody Martin (ankle, Achilles) ruled out for 2/9. Darius Garland (back) listed questionable for 2/9. Klay Thompson (rest) ruled out for 2/9, will play 2/10. Ayo Dosunmu (concussion) listed out for 2/9. Lonnie Walker (knee) listed questionable for 2/9. Tre Jones (dental) listed questionable for 2/9. Jock Landale (concussion) not listed on injury report for 2/9.