NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/20

Mar 20th 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

  • Joel Embiid (back) — In

  • Trae Young (quad) — Available

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Out

  • De'Aaron Fox (hand) — Out

  • Fred VanVleet (injury management) — Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon (rest) — Out

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — Out

  • Cam Payne (illness) — Out

  • Jae Crowder (groin) — In

  • Eric Gordon (illness) — Out

  • Devonte' Graham (hip) — Out

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — Out

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — In

  • Jalen Smith (head) — In

Recent NBA News

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Portland Trail Blazers News

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

  • Justise Winslow (Achilles) — Out

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Out

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Jusuf Nurkic (foot) — Injured

  • Anfernee Simons (knee) — Injured

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (knee) — Injured

  • Didi Louzada (knee) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, Justin Anderson, Oshae Brissett, and Goga Bitadze on Sunday.

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — Out

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — In

  • Jalen Smith (head) — In

  • Malcolm Brogdon (rest) — Out

  • Isaiah Jackson (concussion) — Out

  • Ricky Rubio (knee) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

Grizzlies will start Tyus Jones, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Steven Adams on Sunday.

  • Ja Morant (knee) — Out

  • Killian Tillie (knee) — Out

Houston Rockets News

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

  • Eric Gordon (illness) — Out

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

  • Usman Garuba (ankle) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

Pelicans will start CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Naji Marshall, Jaxson Hayes, and Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday.

  • Devonte' Graham (hip) — Out

  • Kira Lewis (knee) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

  • Brandon Ingram (hamstring, illness) — Injured

Atlanta Hawks News

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

  • Trae Young (quad) — Available

  • John Collins (finger, foot) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Tre Mann, Aaron Wiggins, Aleksej Pokusevski, Darius Bazley, and Isaiah Roby on Sunday.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Out

  • Derrick Favors (back) — Out

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (sports hernia) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

Magic will start Cole Anthony, RJ Hampton, Franz Wagner, Wendell Carter Jr., and Mo Bamba on Sunday.

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — Out

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Chuma Okeke (knee) — Not on injury report

  • Jonathan Isaac (knee) — Injured

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

Suns will start Elfrid Payton, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Deandre Ayton on Sunday.

  • Jae Crowder (groin) — In

  • Cam Payne (illness) — Out

  • Cam Johnson (quad) — Out

  • Dario Saric (knee) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Chris Paul (thumb) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Kings will start Davion Mitchell, Justin Holiday, Harrison Barnes, Trey Lyles, and Domantas Sabonis on Sunday.

  • De'Aaron Fox (hand) — Out

  • Jeremy Lamb (personal) — Not on injury report

  • Richaun Holmes (personal) — Out for season

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

Jazz will start Donovan Mitchell, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Royce O’Neale, Juancho Hernangomez, and Rudy Gobert on Sunday.

  • Hassan Whiteside (illness) — Available

  • Trent Forrest (wrist) — Out

  • Donovan Mitchell (calf) — Not on injury report

  • Mike Conley (injury maintenance) — Out

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Out

  • Danuel House (knee) — Out

  • Udoka Azubuike (ankle) — Out

New York Knicks News

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

  • Nerlens Noel (foot) — Out

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Cam Reddish (shoulder) — Injured

  • Kemba Walker (shut down) — Out for season

Boston Celtics News

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

  • Aaron Nesmith (ankle) — Out

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Out

  • Jamal Murray (knee) — Injured

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., Pascal Siakam, Khem Birch, and Precious Achiuwa on Sunday.

  • Fred VanVleet (injury management) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Injured

  • Malachi Flynn (hamstring) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

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

  • Joel Embiid (back) — In

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Josh Richardson (calf) — Available

  • Keita Bates-Diop (back) — Out

  • Lonnie Walker (back) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (hamstring) — Out

  • Doug McDermott (ankle) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

Warriors will start Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Drayond Green, and Kevon Looney on Sunday.

  • Moses Moody (shoulder) — Out

  • Andrew Wiggins (illness) — In

  • Nemanja Bjelica (illness) — Not on injury report

  • Andre Iguodala (back) — Out

  • Gary Payton II (knee) — Out

  • Stephen Curry (foot) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Fred VanVleet (injury management) will play 3/21. Cory Joseph (rest) listed questionable for 3/21. Wenyen Gabriel (ankle) probable for 3/21. Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) probable for 3/21. Wayne Ellington (illness) questionable for 3/21. LeBron James (knee) questionable for 3/21. Rajon Rondo (ankle) listed out for 3/21. Dean Wade (knee) listed out for 3/21. Hamidou Diallo (finger) listed out for 3/21. Killian Hayes (head) listed probable for 3/21. Kelly Olynyk (ankle) listed questionable for 3/21. Kyle Kuzma (knee) listed questionable for 3/21. Jerami Grant (knee) listed out for 3/21. Naz Reid (back) probable for 3/21. Karl-Anthony Towns (arm) questionable for 3/21. Gabe Vincent (toe) listed out for 3/21. Victor Oladipo (back) listed out for 3/21. Caleb Martin (knee) listed questionable for 3/21. Jimmy Butler (ankle) listed questionable for 3/21. Spencer Dinwiddie (injury recovery) not listed on injury report 3/21. Reggie Bullock (personal) not listed on injury report 3/21. Patrick Williams (wrist) will play 3/21. Kyle Kuzma (knee) expected to play 3/21.