NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/4

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

  • Nikola Jokic (illness) — Out

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — Out

  • Tobias Harris (illness) — In

  • John Collins (foot) — Available

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (illness) — Out

  • Cade Cunningham (wrist) — Available

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (quad) — In

  • Dennis Schroder (ankle) — Out

Recent NBA News

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Indiana Pacers News

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

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — Out

  • Lance Stephenson (ankle) — Available

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — Out

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

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

  • Cade Cunningham (wrist) — Available

  • Frank Jackson (back) — Out

  • Marvin Bagley (ankle) — Available

Cleveland Cavaliers News

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

  • Rajon Rondo (toe) — Out

  • Caris LeVert (foot) — Injured

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

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

  • Tobias Harris (illness) — In

Atlanta Hawks News

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

  • John Collins (foot) — Available

  • Onyeka Okongwu (concussion) — Out

Washington Wizards News

Wizards will start Raul Neto, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Corey Kispert, Kyle Kuzma, and Daniel Gafford on Friday.

  • Vernon Carey (hip) — Out

  • Deni Avdija (quad) — Available

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) — Injured

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • George Hill (neck) – Injured

  • Pat Connaughton (finger) — Injured

  • Brook Lopez (back) — Injured

Chicago Bulls News

Bulls will start Ayo Dosunmu, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic, and Tristan Thompson on Friday.

  • Alex Caruso (wrist) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

Magic will start Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Chuma Okeke, and Mo Bamba on Friday.

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (illness) — Out

  • Markelle Fultz (injury management) — Out

  • Moe Wagner (rib) — Out

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

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

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — Out

  • Thaddeus Young (illness) — In

  • DJ Wilson (knee) — Out

  • David Johnson (knee) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Jared Butler (ankle) — Available

New Orleans Pelicans News

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

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (ACL) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Wolves will start D'Angelo Russell, Patrick Beverley, Jaden McDaniels, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Karl-Anthony Towns on Friday.

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (quad) — In

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — Out

Oklahoma City Thunder News

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

  • Derrick Favors (back) — Out

  • Aaron Wiggins (ankle) — Out

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (hip) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Injured

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

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

  • Dennis Schroder (ankle) — Out

  • Eric Gordon (groin) — Available

  • Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) — Available

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

  • John Wall — Out

Denver Nuggets News

Nuggets will start Monte Morris, Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Jeff Green, and DeMarcus Cousins on Friday.

  • Nikola Jokic (illness) — Out

  • Austin Rivers (illness) — Out

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Out

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Jamal Murray (ACL) — Injured

New York Knicks News

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

  • Obi Toppin (hamstring) — Out

  • Quentin Grimes (knee) — Injured

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Kemba Walker — Out

Phoenix Suns News

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

  • Devin Booker (health protocols) — Out

  • Chris Paul (thumb) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (ACL) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Andre Iguodala (back) remains listed out for 3/5. Gary Payton II (knee) listed out for 3/5. Elijah Hughes (thumb) not on injury report for 3/5. Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) remains out for 3/5. Brandon Williams (hip) probable for 3/5. Justise Winslow (Achilles) ruled out for 3/5. Josh Hart (rest) ruled out for 3/5. Yves Pons (thigh) remains out for 3/5. Kyle Anderson (foot) questionable for 3/5. Avery Bradley (knee) probable for 3/5. Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) questionable for 3/5. LeBron James (knee) questionable for 3/5. Richaun Holmes (back) listed questionable for 3/5. James Bouknight (neck) ruled out for 3/5. Jalen McDaniels (ankle) doubtful for 3/5. Caleb Martin (Achilles) questionable for 3/5. Max Strus (shoulder) questionable for 3/5. P.J. Tucker (knee) questionable for 3/5. Kyle Lowry (personal) ruled out for 3/5. Jimmy Butler (toe) questionable for 3/5. Marquese Chriss (knee) ruled out for 3/5. Sterling Brown (illness) questionable for 3/5. Trey Burke (shoulder) questionable for 3/5. Maxi Kleber (ankle) ruled out for 3/5. Luka Doncic (toe) questionable for 3/5.