NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/3

Mar 3rd 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

  • Trae Young (ankle) — Available

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — Out

  • Jimmy Butler (toe) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Injured

  • John Collins (foot) — Out

  • Kyle Lowry (personal) — Out

  • Andre Drummond (knee) — Available

  • PJ Tucker (knee) — Out

Recent NBA News

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Chicago Bulls News

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

  • Alex Caruso (wrist) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — Injured

Atlanta Hawks News

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

  • Trae Young (ankle) — Available

  • John Collins (foot) — Out

  • Lou Williams (hip) — Available

  • Onyeka Okongwu (concussion) — Out

Memphis Grizzlies News

Grizzlies will start Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Ziaire Williams, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Steven Adams on Thursday.

  • John Konchar (ankle) — Available

  • Yves Pons (thigh) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

Celtics will start Marcus Smart, Aaron Nesmith, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Robert Williams on Thursday.

  • Jaylen Brown (ankle) — Out

Miami Heat News

Heat list starters as Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Duncan Robinson, Bam Adebayo, and Omer Yurtseven on Thursday.

  • Kyle Lowry (personal) — Out

  • Jimmy Butler (toe) — Out

  • PJ Tucker (knee) — Out

  • Caleb Martin (Achilles) — Available

  • Max Strus (shoulder) — In

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Out

  • Victor Oladipo (quad) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

Nets will start Goran Dragic, Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, Kevin Durant, and Andre Drummond on Thursday.

  • Andre Drummond (knee) — Available

  • Kevin Durant (knee) — Available

  • Kyrie Irving — Out

  • Ben Simmons (conditioning) — Out

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

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

  • Hamidou Diallo (ankle) — Available

  • Marvin Bagley (ankle) — Out

  • Frank Jackson (back) — Out

Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Malachi Flynn, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, and Khem Birch on Thursday.

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Injured

  • Thaddeus Young (illness) — Out

  • DJ Wilson (knee) — Out

Golden State Warriors News

Warriors will start Stephen Curry, Gary Payton II, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney on Thursday.

  • Damion Lee (quad) — Available

  • Moses Moody (eye) — Available

  • Klay Thompson (illness) — In

  • Nemanja Bjelica (quad) — Available

  • Andre Iguodala (back) — Out

  • Draymond Green (calf, back) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (knee) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Maxi Kleber (ankle) — Out

  • Trey Burke (shoulder) — Out

  • Frank Ntilikina (ankle) — Available

  • Marquese Chriss (knee) — Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

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

  • Richaun Holmes (back) — Out

  • Terence Davis (wrist — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

Spurs will start Dejounte Murray, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, Doug McDermott, and Jakob Poeltl on Thursday.

  • Doug McDermott (knee) — Available

  • Romeo Langford (adductor) — Available

Los Angeles Lakers News

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

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Avery Bradley (knee) — Active

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) — Probable

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Los Angeles Clippers News

Clippers will start Reggie Jackson, Terance Mann, Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, and Ivica Zubac on Thursday.

  • Norman Powell (foot) — Injured

  • Paul George (elbow) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ACL) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Victor Oladipo (quad) plans to make season debut on 3/6. Derrick Favors (back) listed out for 3/4. Aaron Wiggins (ankle) listed out for 3/4. Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) not listed on injury report for 3/4. Eric Gordon (groin) not listed on injury report for 3/4. Dennis Schroder (ankle) listed questionable for 3/4. Joe Harris to undergo season-ending ankle surgery. Deni Avdija (quad) not listed on injury report for 3/4. Moe Wagner (rib) remains listed out for 3/4. Rajon Rondo (toe) listed doubtful for 3/4. Kristaps Porzingis (knee) without timetable for return. Zeke Nnaji (knee) questionable for 3/4. Chris Duarte (toe) listed questionable for 3/4. Lance Stephenson (ankle) listed probable for 3/4. Chris Duarte (toe) listed questionable for 3/4. Goga Bitadze (foot) listed questionable for 3/4. Anthony Edwards (knee) ruled out for 3/4. Jarred Vanderbilt (quad) questionable for 3/4.