NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/23

Mar 23rd 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

  • LeBron James (knee) — Out

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (arm) — In

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Out

  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) — In

  • Draymond Green (injury management) — Out

  • De'Aaron Fox (hand) — Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon (rest) — Out

  • Klay Thompson (injury management) — Out

  • Tyrese Haliburton (back) — In

  • Julius Randle (quad) — Out

  • Tyler Herro (knee) — Out

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (wrist, ankle) — Out

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — Out

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Available

  • Mitchell Robinson (back) — Out

  • Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) — Out

  • Goran Dragic (knee) — Out

  • Marcus Smart (illness) — Available

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Available

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Out

Recent NBA News

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New York Knicks News

Knicks will start Alec Burks, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Obi Toppin, and Jericho Sims on Wednesday.

  • Julius Randle (quad) — Out

  • Mitchell Robinson (back) — Out

  • Nerlens Noel (foot) — Out

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Cam Reddish (shoulder) — Injured

  • Kemba Walker — Out

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

Atlanta Hawks News

Hawks will start Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, De'Andre Hunter, and Clint Capela on Wednesday.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Available

  • Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) — Out

  • Lou Williams (personal) — Out

  • John Collins (finger, foot) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

Pistons will start Cade Cunningham, Cory Joseph, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant, and Isaiah Stewart on Wednesday.

  • Isaiah Livers (concussion) — Out

  • Jerami Grant (knee) — Available

  • Cory Joseph (rest) — Available

  • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) — Available

  • Hamidou Diallo (finger) — Injured

  • Frank Jackson (back) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Kings will start Davion Mitchell, Justin Holiday, Harrison Barnes, Trey Lyles, and Damian Jones on Wednesday.

  • De'Aaron Fox (hand) — Out

  • Domantas Sabonis (knee) — Injured

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

  • Richaun Holmes (personal) — Out

Indiana Pacers News

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

  • Jalen Smith (illness) — Out

  • Tyrese Haliburton (back) — In

  • Isaiah Jackson (concussion) — In

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon (rest) — Out

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Out

  • Danuel House (knee) — Out

  • Udoka Azubuike (ankle) — Out

Boston Celtics News

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

  • Marcus Smart (illness) — Available

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Available

Golden State Warriors News

Warriors will start Jordan Poole, Moses Moody, Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, and Kevon Looney on Wednesday.

  • Andre Iguodala (back) — Out

  • Draymond Green (injury management) — Out

  • Klay Thompson (injury management) — Out

  • Otto Porter (injury management) — Out

  • Stephen Curry (foot) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (knee) — Injured

Miami Heat News

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

  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) — In

  • Tyler Herro (knee) — Out

  • Caleb Martin (knee) — On track to play

  • Victor Oladipo (back) — On track to play

  • Gabe Vincent (toe) — Out

Brooklyn Nets News

Nets will start Kyrie Irving, Bruce Brown, Kessler Edwards, Kevin Durant, and Andre Drummond on Wednesday.

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Out

  • Goran Dragic (knee) — Out

  • Andre Drummond (illness) — Available

  • LaMarcus Aldridge (hip) — Injured

  • Ben Simmons (back) — Injured

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

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

  • Ja Morant (knee) — Out

  • Killian Tillie (knee) — Out

Phoenix Suns News

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

  • Cam Payne (illness) — Available

  • Jae Crowder (ankle) — Available

  • Cam Johnson (quad) — Out

  • Chris Paul (thumb) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (ACL) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (arm) — In

  • Jaden McDaniels (ankle) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

Magic will start Cole Anthony, RJ Hampton, Franz Wagner, Chuma Okeke, and Mo Bamba on Wednesday.

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (wrist, ankle) — Out

  • Gary Harris (knee) — Available

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — Out

  • Markelle Fultz (injury management) — Out

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL, hamstring) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

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

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Out

  • Olivier Sarr (illness) — Available

  • Derrick Favors (back) — Out

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (sports hernia) — Injured

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Injured

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

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

  • Usman Garuba (ankle) — Injured

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Luka Doncic (ankle) — Out

  • Davis Bertans (knee) — Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

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

  • Joel Embiid (back) — Available

  • James Harden (injury recovery) — Available

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Austin Reaves, Wenyen Gabriel, Stanley Johnson, and Dwight Howard on Wednesday.

  • LeBron James (knee) — Out

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Keita Bates-Diop (back) — Available

  • Lonnie Walker (back) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (hamstring) — Out

  • Doug McDermott (ankle) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Kris Dunn, Justise Winslow, CJ Elleby, Trendon Watford, and Drew Eubanks on Wednesday.

  • Greg Brown (ankle) — Available

  • Josh Hart (knee) — Out

  • 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

Looking Ahead

Zeke Nnaji (knee) remains listed out for 3/24. Khris Middleton (wrist) listed out for 3/24. Rajon Rondo (ankle) listed out for 3/24 Kyle Kuzma (knee) listed out for 3/24. DeMar DeRozan (adductor) listed questionable for 3/24. Zach LaVine (injury management) listed probable for 3/24. Javonte Green (illness) not listed on injury report for 3/24. Brandon Ingram (hamstring) doubtful for 3/24. Gary Trent Jr. (toe) questionable for 3/24. OG Anunoby (finger) questionable for 3/24. Larry Nance Jr. (knee) probable to make Pelicans debut 3/24.