NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/12

Mar 12th 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

  • Nikola Vucevic (hamstring) — Available

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — Out

  • Jimmy Butler (toe) — Out

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — Out

  • Rudy Gobert (foot) — Out

  • Domantas Sabonis (personal) — Out

  • Dejounte Murray (calf) — Out

  • Jakob Poeltl (back) — Out

  • Keldon Johnson (rest) — Out

  • Mike Conley (rest) — Out

  • Will Barton (ankle) — In

  • Aaron Gordon (foot) — Out

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (leg) — Available

  • Caris LeVert (foot) — Out

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — In

  • Lauri Markkanen (ankle) — Out

  • Patrick Beverley (ear) — Out

  • Alex Caruso (wrist) — Available

  • Ayo Dosunmu (adductor) — Available

  • Doug McDermott (illness) — In

Recent NBA News

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Minnesota Timberwolves News

Wolves will start D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, and Karl-Anthony Towns on Saturday.

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — In

  • Patrick Beverley (ear) — Out

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (quad) — Out

  • Jordan McLaughlin (groin) — Available

Miami Heat News

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

  • PJ Tucker (knee) — In

  • Jimmy Butler (toe) — Out

  • Caleb Martin (knee) — Out

  • Victor Oladipo (injury recovery) — Out

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Available

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Cavs will start Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, Dean Wade, Kevin Love, and Evan Mobley on Saturday.

  • Lauri Markkanen (ankle) — Out

  • Caris LeVert (foot) — Out

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

  • Jarrett Allen (finger) — Injured

Chicago Bulls News

Bulls will start Ayo Dosunmu, Coby White, DeMar DeRozan, Javonte Green, and Nikola Vucevic on Saturday.

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — Out

  • Alex Caruso (wrist) — Available

  • Nikola Vucevic (hamstring) — Available

  • Ayo Dosunmu (adductor) — Available

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Tyrese Haliburton, Chris Duarte, Buddy Hield, Oshae Brissett, and Isaiah Jackson on Saturday.

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — In

  • Malcolm Brogdon (concussion) — Out

  • Lance Stephenson (ankle) — Out

  • Ricky Rubio (knee) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

Spurs will start Tre Jones, Josh Richardson, Devin Vassell, Doug McDermott, and Zach Collins on Saturday.

  • Doug McDermott (illness) — In

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

  • Josh Primo (illness) — Not on injury report

  • Dejounte Murray (calf) — Out

  • Jakob Poeltl (back) — Out

  • Keldon Johnson (rest) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (hamstring) — Out

  • Joe Wieskamp (illness) — Out

  • Devontae Cacok (heel) — Out

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Lindell Wiggington (ankle) — Out

  • Brook Lopez (back) — Injured

  • Pat Connaughton (finger) — Injured

  • George Hill (neck) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

Warriors will start Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney on Saturday.

  • Gary Payton II (knee) — Out

  • Otto Porter (illness) — Out

  • Andre Iguodala (back) — Out

  • Draymond Green (calf, back) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (knee) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Scottie Barnes, Armoni Brooks, Gary Trent Jr., Pascal Siakam, and Precious Achiuwa on Saturday.

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Injured

  • Malachi Flynn (hamstring) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Will Barton (ankle) — In

  • Aaron Gordon (foot) — Out

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Out

  • Bones Hyland (knee) — Active

  • Jamal Murray (knee) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Kings will start De'Aaron Fox, Justin Holiday, Harrison Barnes, Trey Lyles, and Damian Jones on Saturday.

  • Domantas Sabonis (personal) — Out

  • Richaun Holmes (personal) — In

  • Jeremy Lamb (hip) — Available

  • Maurice Harkless (ankle) — Available

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

Jazz will start Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Danuel House, Royce O’Neale, and Hassan Whiteside on Saturday.

  • Mike Conley (wrist) — Out

  • Rudy Gobert (foot) — Out

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (leg) — Available

  • Trent Forrest (wrist) — Out

  • Udoka Azubuike (ankle) — Out

Washington Wizards News

Wizards will start Raul Neto, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Corey Kispert, Kyle Kuzma, and Daniel Gafford on Saturday.

  • Kristaps Porzingis (rest) — Out

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Brandon Williams, Josh Hart, CJ Elleby, Trendon Watford, and Drew Eubanks on Saturday.

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Out

  • Justise Winslow (Achilles) — Out

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (knee) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Jusuf Nurkic (foot) — Injured

  • Anfernee Simons (knee) — Injured

  • Didi Louzada (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

LeBron James (knee) listed questionable for 3/13. Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) listed questionable for 3/13. Malik Monk (shoulder) listed probable for 3/13. Steven Adams (ankle) not on injury report for 3/13. Dillon Brooks (ankle) questionable for 3/13. CJ McCollum (health protocols) remains out for 3/13. John Collins (finger, foot) questionable for 3/13. Cam Johnson (quad) ruled out for 3/13. Robert Covington (personal) ruled out for 3/13. Derrick Favors (back) listed out for 3/13. Rodney McGruder (hamstring) listed doubtful for 3/13. Killian Hayes (adductor) listed questionable for 3/13. Hamidou Diallo (finger) listed out for 3/13. Tre Mann (ankle) listed questionable for 3/13. Nerlens Noel (foot) listed out for 3/13. Obi Toppin (hamstring) listed questionable for 3/13. Mo Bamba (calf) listed questionable for 3/13. Jalen Suggs (ankle) listed questionable for 3/13. LaMarcus Aldridge (hip) to miss at least another week. Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) not on injury report for 3/13. Marquese Chriss (knee) remains out for 3/13. Dorian Finney-Smith (arm) questionable for 3/13. Jalen Brunson (thigh) questionable for 3/13. Christian Wood (illness) said he'll play 3/13.