NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/16

Mar 16th 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

  • Joel Embiid (back) — In

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — In

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — Available

  • Andrew Wiggins (illness) — Out

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — In

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — In

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Out

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Out

  • Jae Crowder (groin) — Out

  • Aaron Gordon (illness) — Available

  • Eric Gordon (knee, illness) — Out

  • Patrick Beverley (ear) — In

  • Gary Trent Jr. (illness) — In

  • Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) — In

  • Justise Winslow (Achilles) — Available

Recent NBA News

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Atlanta Hawks

Hawks will start Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, De'Andre Hunter, Danilo Gallinari, and Clint Capela on Wednesday.

  • Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) — In

  • John Collins (finger, foot) — Out

Charlotte Hornets

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

  • James Bouknight (neck) — Available

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers

Sixers will start James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle, Tobias Harris, and Joel Embiid on Wednesday.

  • Joel Embiid (back) — In

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavs will start Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, Lamar Stevens, Lauri Markkanen, and Evan Mobley on Wednesday.

  • Dean Wade (knee) — Out

  • Rajon Rondo (ankle) — Out

  • Jarrett Allen (finger) — Injured

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

Denver Nuggets

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

  • Aaron Gordon (illness) — Available

  • JaMychal Green (wrist) — Available

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Out

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Jamal Murray (ACL) — Injured

Washington Wizards

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

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks

Mavs will start Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell on Wednesday.

  • Reggie Bullock (personal) — Out

  • Marquese Chriss (knee) — Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets

Nets will start Goran Dragic, Patty Mills, Bruce Brown, Kevin Durant, and Andre Drummond on Wednesday.

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Out

  • Cam Thomas (back) — Available

  • Kyrie Irving — Out

  • LaMarcus Aldridge (hip) — Injured

  • Ben Simmons (conditioning, back) — Out

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers

Blazers will start Brandon Williams, Josh Hart, Justise Winslow, Trendon Watford, and Drew Eubanks on Wednesday.

  • Justise Winslow (Achilles) — Available

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Out

  • Anfernee Simons (knee) — Injured

  • Jusuf Nurkic (foot) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Didi Louzada (knee) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (ACL) — Injured

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

New York Knicks

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

  • Nerlens Noel (foot) — Out

  • Quentin Grimes (knee) — Injured

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Cam Reddish (shoulder) — Injured

  • Kemba Walker — Out

Phoenix Suns

Suns will start Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig, and Deandre Ayton on Wednesday.

  • Cam Johnson (quad) — Out

  • Jae Crowder (groin) — Out

  • Chris Paul (thumb) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (ACL) — Injured

Houston Rockets

Rockets will start Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Garrison Mathews, Jae'Sean Tate, and Christian Wood on Wednesday.

  • Eric Gordon (knee, illness) — Out

  • Dennis Schroder (illness) — Available

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Malik Monk, Austin Reaves, LeBron James, and Dwight Howard on Wednesday.

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) — Available

  • Dwight Howard (personal) — Available

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves

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

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — In

  • Patrick Beverley (ear) — In

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (quad) — In

  • Jordan McLaughlin (groin) — Available

  • Naz Reid (back) — Out

  • Jaden McDaniels (ankle) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder will start Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Tre Mann, Aaron Wiggins, Darius Bazley, and Isaiah Roby on Wednesday.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — In

  • Aaron Wiggins (illness) — Available

  • Derrick Favors (back) — Out

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (sports hernia) — Injured

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs

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

  • Keita Bates-Diop (back) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (hamstring) — Out

  • Doug McDermott (ankle) — Injured

Chicago Bulls

Bulls will start Ayo Dosunmu, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Javonte Green, and Nikola Vucevic on Wednesday.

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — Available

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — Injured

Utah Jazz

Jazz will start Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Juancho Hernangomez, and Rudy Gobert on Wednesday.

  • Trent Forrest (wrist) — Out

  • Mike Conley (injury maintenance) — Available

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Out

  • Udoka Azubuike (ankle) — Out

  • Danuel House (knee) — Out

Boston Celtics

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

  • Aaron Nesmith (ankle) — Injured

Golden State Warriors

Warriors will start Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Otto Porter, and Kevon Looney on Wednesday.

  • Andrew Wiggins (illness) — Out

  • Nemanja Bjelica (illness) — Out

  • Gary Payton II (knee) — Out

  • Andre Iguodala (back) — Out

  • James Wiseman (knee) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks

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

  • Pat Connaughton (finger) — Injured

  • DeAndre' Bembry (ACL, MCL) — Injured

Sacramento Kings

Kings will start De'Aaron Fox, Justin Holiday, Harrison Barnes, Trey Lyles, and Domantas Sabonis on Wednesday.

  • Jeremy Lamb (personal) — Out

  • Justin Holiday (illness) — Available

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

Toronto Raptors

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

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — In

  • Gary Trent Jr. (illness) — In

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Out

  • Malachi Flynn (hamstring) — Injured

Los Angeles Clippers

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

  • Robert Covington (personal) — Available

  • Norman Powell (foot) — Injured

  • Paul George (elbow) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ACL) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Jerami Grant (knee) listed out for 3/17. Hamidou Diallo (finger) listed out for 3/17. Rodney McGruder (hamstring) listed questionable for 3/17. Cade Cunningham (illness) listed questionable for 3/17. Jalen Suggs (ankle) listed out for 3/17. Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) listed questionable for 3/17. Chuma Okeke (knee) listed questionable for 3/17.