NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/11

Mar 11th 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

  • Jimmy Butler (illness) — In

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — In

  • Christian Wood (illness) — Out

  • Jalen Brunson (thigh) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Out

  • Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) — Out

  • Dorian Finney-Smith (arm) — 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 Friday.

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — In

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (quad) — In

  • Taurean Prince (back) — Available

  • Jordan McLaughlin (groin) — Out

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — Not on injury report

Orlando Magic News

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

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Los Angeles Clippers News

Clippers will start Reggie Jackson, Amir Coffey, Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, and Ivica Zubac on Friday.

  • Robert Covington (personal) — Out

  • Norman Powell (foot) — Injured

  • Paul George (elbow) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ACL) — Injured

Atlanta Hawks News

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

Detroit Pistons News

Pistons will start Cade Cunningham, Cory Joseph, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant, and Marvin Bagley on Friday.

  • Killian Hayes (adductor) — Out

  • Rodney McGruder (hamstring) — Out

  • Hamidou Diallo (finger) — Out

  • Isaiah Stewart (knee) — Injured

  • Frank Jackson (back) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

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

  • Grant Williams (illness) — In

  • Aaron Nesmith (ankle) — Injured

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Cavs will start Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, Dean Wade, Lauri Markkanen, and Evan Mobley on Friday.

  • Caris LeVert (foot) — Out

  • Jarrett Allen (finger) — Injured

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

Miami Heat News

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

  • Jimmy Butler (illness) — In

  • Caleb Martin (knee) — Out

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Out

Dallas Mavericks News

Mavs will start Luka Doncic, Spencer Dinwiddie, Josh Green, Reggie Bullock, and Dwight Powell on Friday.

  • Jalen Brunson (thigh) — Out

  • Dorian Finney-Smith (arm) — Out

  • Frank Ntilikina (illness) — In

  • Marquese Chriss (knee) — Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Kenyon Martin Jr., and Alperen Sengun on Friday.

  • Christian Wood (illness) — Out

  • Dennis Schroder (ankle) — In

  • Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) — Out

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

New York Knicks News

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

  • Obi Toppin (hamstring) — Out

  • Nerlens Noel (foot) — Out

  • Quentin Grimes (knee) — Injured

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Cam Reddish (shoulder) — Injured

  • Kemba Walker — Out

Memphis Grizzlies News

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

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Out

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Available

  • James Bouknight (neck) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

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

  • CJ McCollum (health protocols) — Out

  • Brandon Ingram (hamstring) — Injured

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (ACL) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

Jazz will start Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Danuel House, Royce O’Neale, and Rudy Gobert on Friday.

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (leg) — Out

San Antonio Spurs

Spurs will start Dejounte Murray, Josh Richardson, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, and Jokab Poeltl on Friday.

  • Doug McDermott (illness) — Out

  • Josh Primo (illness) — Out

  • Keita Bates-Diop (back) — Out

  • Devontae Cacok (heel) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (hamstring) — Out

Toronto Raptors News

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

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Injured

  • Malachi Flynn (hamstring) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

Suns will start Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Deandre Ayton on Friday.

  • Cam Johnson (quad) — Out

  • Chris Paul (thumb) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (ACL) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

Wizards will start Raul Neto, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Corey Kispert, Kyle Kuzma, and Kristaps Porzingis on Friday.

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Malik Monk, Austin Reaves, Stanley Johnson, and LeBron James on Friday.

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Malik Monk (calf) — In

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) — In

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Lindell Wigginton (ankle) listed out for 3/12. Maurice Harkless (ankle) listed questionable for 3/12. Jeremy Lamb (hip) listed questionable for 3/12. Richaun Holmes (personal) not listed on injury report for 3/12. Eric Bledsoe remains out for 3/12. Justise Winslow remains out for 3/12. Andre Iguodala (back) listed out for 3/12. Gary Payton II (knee) listed out for 3/12. Otto Porter (illness) listed out for 3/12. Bones Hyland (knee) listed probable for 3/12. Zeke Nnaji (knee) listed questionable for 3/12. Will Barton (ankle) listed questionable for 3/12. Aaron Gordon (foot) listed questionable for 3/12. Zach LaVine (knee) questionable for 3/12. Alex Caruso (wrist) questionable for 3/12. Anfernee Simons (knee) ruled out for 3/12. Nikola Vucevic (hamstring) listed probable for 3/12. Ayo Dosunmu (adductor) listed probable for 3/12.