NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/2

Mar 2nd 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

  • Devin Booker (health protocols) — Out

  • Darius Garland (back) — Available

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — Out

  • Cole Anthony (hip) — Available

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle) — In

  • Eric Gordon (groin) — Out

  • Dennis Schroder (ankle) — Out

Recent NBA News

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Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Out

  • Nick Richards (foot) — Available

  • James Bouknight (neck) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

Cleveland Cavaliers News

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

  • Darius Garland (back) — Available

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

  • Caris LeVert (foot) — Injured

  • Rajon Rondo (toe) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Tyrese Haliburton, Malcolm Brogdon, Buddy Hield, Oshae Brissett, and Isaiah Jackson on Wednesday.

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — Out

  • Lance Stephenson (ankle) — Available

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Not on injury report

  • Ricky Rubio (knee) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

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

  • Cole Anthony (hip) — Available

  • Moe Wagner (rib) — Out

  • Jonathan Isaac (knee) — Injured

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

New York Knicks News

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

  • Kemba Walker (shut down) — Injured

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Quentin Grimes (knee) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

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

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Jared Butler (ankle) — Out

Houston Rockets News

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

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle) — In

  • Eric Gordon (groin) — Out

  • Dennis Schroder (ankle) — Out

  • Garrison Mathews (ankle) — Available

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

Miami Heat News

Heat will start Jimmy Butler, Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson, PJ Tucker, and Bam Adebayo on Wednesday.

  • Caleb Martin (Achilles) — Available

  • Kyle Lowry (personal) — Out

  • Victor Oladipo (quad) — Injured

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Brook Lopez (back) — Injured

  • Pat Connaughton (finger) — Injured

  • George Hill (neck) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

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

  • Richaun Holmes (back) — Out

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

Pelicans will start CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Jaxson Hayes, and Jonas Valanciunas on Wednesday.

  • Kira Lewis (knee) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

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

  • Aaron Wiggins (ankle) — Out

  • Derrick Favors (back) — Out

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (hip) — Injured

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Out

  • Austin Rivers (illness) — Active

  • Bones Hyland (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Jamal Murray (knee) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Anfernee Simons, Elijah Hughes, Josh Hart, CJ Elleby, and Drew Eubanks on Wednesday.

  • Justise Winslow (Achilles) — Out

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Out

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (knee) — Injured

  • Didi Louzada (knee) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Jusuf Nurkic (foot) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

Suns will start Cam Payne, Landry Shamet, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Deandre Ayton on Wednesday.

  • Devin Booker (health protocols) — Out

  • Cam Payne (wrist) — Available

  • Dario Saric (knee) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Chris Paul (thumb) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Andre Iguodala (back) listed out for 3/3. Nemanja Bjelica (quad) not listed on injury report for 3/3. Damion Lee (quad) listed questionable for 3/3. Moses Moody (eye) now listed probable for 3/3. Romeo Langford (adductor) questionable for 3/3. Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) probable for 3/3. Avery Bradley (knee) questionable for 3/3. LeBron James (knee) questionable for 3/3. Hamidou Diallo (ankle) listed probable for 3/3. Marvin Bagley (ankle) listed doubtful for 3/3. Doug McDermott (knee) questionable for 3/3. Lou Williams (hip) probable for 3/3. John Collins (foot) doubtful for 3/3. Trae Young (ankle) questionable for 3/3. Trey Burke (shoulder) questionable for 3/3. Frank Ntilikina (ankle) questionable for 3/3. Marquese Chriss (knee) ruled out for 3/3. Jaylen Brown (ankle) unlikely to play 3/3. Kevin Durant (knee) will play 3/3. Andre Drummond (knee) probable for 3/3. Klay Thompson (illness) questionable for 3/3. Moses Moody (eye) questionable for 3/3. Fred VanVleet (knee) questionable for 3/3. OG Anunoby (finger) questionable for 3/3. DJ Wilson (knee) ruled out for 3/3. Onyeka Okongwu (concussion) ruled out for 3/3. Jaylen Brown (ankle) ruled out for 3/3. John Konchar (ankle) questionable for 3/3. Yves Pons (thigh) ruled out for 3/3.