NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/21

Mar 21st 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) — Out

  • James Harden (injury recovery) — Out

  • LeBron James (knee) — Available

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (arm) — In

  • Brandon Ingram (hamstring) — Out

  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) — Available

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — In

  • Marcus Smart (illness) — Out

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Out

  • Kyle Kuzma (knee) — Out

  • Gary Trent Jr. (toe) — Out

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Out

  • Darius Bazley (illness) — In

  • Andre Drummond (illness) — Out

  • Eric Gordon (illness) — In

  • Goran Dragic (knee) — Available

  • Josh Hart (knee) — Out

  • Devonte' Graham (hip) — Available

  • Justise Winslow (Achilles) — In

  • Cory Joseph (rest) — Out

Recent NBA News

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New Orleans Pelicans News

Pelicans will start CJ McCollum, Devonte' Graham, Herb Jones, Jaxson Hayes, and Jonas Valanciunas on Monday.

  • Brandon Ingram (hamstring) — Out

  • Devonte' Graham (hip) — Available

  • Kira Lewis (knee) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Austin Reaves, Wenyen Gabriel, LeBron James, and Dwight Howard on Monday.

  • LeBron James (knee) — Available

  • Wayne Ellington (illness) — Available

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) — Out

  • Wenyen Gabriel (ankle) — Available

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Cleveland Cavaliers News

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

  • Rajon Rondo (ankle) — Out

  • Dean Wade (knee) — Injured

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

  • Jarrett Allen (finger) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Brandon Williams, Justise Winslow, CJ Elleby, Trendon Watford, and Drew Eubanks on Monday.

  • Justise Winslow (Achilles) — In

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Out

  • Josh Hart (knee) — 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

Detroit Pistons News

Pistons will start Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Saddiq Bey, Marvin Bagley, and Isaiah Stewart on Monday.

  • Killian Hayes (head) — Available

  • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) — Out

  • Cory Joseph (rest) — Out

  • Hamidou Diallo (finger) — Out

  • Jerami Grant (knee) — Out

  • Frank Jackson (back) — Injured

Miami Heat News

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

  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) — Available

  • Caleb Martin (knee) — In

  • Gabe Vincent (toe) — Out

  • Victor Oladipo (back) — Out

Philadelphia 76ers News

Sixers will start Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle, Tobias Harris, Georges Niang, and Paul Millsap on Monday.

  • Joel Embiid (back) — Out

  • James Harden (injury recovery) — Out

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Mike Conley (injury maintenance) — In

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Out

  • Danuel House (knee) — Out

  • Trent Forrest (wrist) — Available

  • Udoka Azubuike (ankle) — Out

Brooklyn Nets News

Nets will start Goran Dragic, Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, Kevin Durant, and Nic Claxton on Monday.

  • Goran Dragic (knee) — Available

  • Andre Drummond (illness) — Out

  • Kyrie Irving (ineligible) — Out

  • Ben Simmons (back) — Injured

  • LaMarcus Aldridge (hip) — Injured

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Fred VanVleet, Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, Precious Achiuwa, and Khem Birch on Monday.

  • Fred VanVleet (injury management) — In

  • Gary Trent Jr. (toe) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Injured

  • Malachi Flynn (hamstring) — Injured

Chicago Bulls News

Bulls will start Alex Caruso, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Javonte Green, and Nikola Vucevic on Monday.

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — In

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

Wizards will start Raul Neto, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Corey Kispert, Rui Hachimura, and Kristaps Porzingis on Monday.

  • Kyle Kuzma (knee) — Out

  • Vernon Carey Jr. (calf) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Jae'Sean Tate, and Christian Wood on Monday.

  • Eric Gordon (illness) — In

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

  • Usman Garuba (ankle) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

Celtics will start Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Grant Williams, and Al Horford on Monday.

  • Aaron Nesmith (ankle) — Available

  • Marcus Smart (illness) — Out

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Out

Oklahoma City Thunder News

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

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — In

  • Darius Bazley (illness) — Available

  • Olivier Sarr (illness) — 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

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (arm) — In

  • Naz Reid (back) — Available

  • Jaden McDaniels (ankle) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

Mavs will start Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Reggie Bullock, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell on Monday.

  • Davis Bertans (knee) — Out

  • Spencer Dinwiddie (injury recovery) — Not on injury report

  • Reggie Bullock (personal) — Not on injury report

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Nerlens Noel (foot) remains listed out for 3/22. Andre Iguodala (back) remains listed out for 3/22. Moses Moody (shoulder) listed questionable for 3/22. Gary Payton II (knee) not listed on injury report for 3/22. Andrew Wiggins (knee) listed probable for 3/22. Domantas Sabonis (knee) to miss at least 5 games. Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) listed probable for 3/22. Khris Middleton (wrist) listed out for 3/22. Bogdan Bogdanovic (quad) questionable for 3/22. Lou Williams (personal) ruled out for 3/22. Zeke Nnaji (knee) remains out for 3/22. JaMychal Green (hip) probable for 3/22. Jalen Suggs (ankle) listed out for 3/22.