NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/5

Mar 5th 2022

J.J. Calle

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

  • James Harden (hamstring) — Out

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Luka Doncic (toe) — Out

  • Jimmy Butler (toe) — Available

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — Out

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — Out

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (illness) — Out

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — Out

  • PJ Tucker (knee) — Available

  • Devin Vassell (adductor) — Available

Recent NBA News

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Sacramento Kings News

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

  • Richaun Holmes (back) — Available

  • Jeremy Lamb (hip) — Out

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Luka Doncic (toe) — Out

  • Trey Burke (shoulder) — Available

  • Sterling Brown (illness) — Available

  • Maxi Kleber (ankle) — Out

  • Marquese Chriss (knee) — Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Devin Vassell (adductor) — Available

  • Lonnie Walker (back) — Available

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Out

  • James Bouknight (neck) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

Sixers will start Tyrese Maxey, Furkan Korkmaz, Matisse Thybulle, Tobias Harris, and Joel Embiid on Saturday.

  • James Harden (hamstring) — Out

Miami Heat News

Heat will start Jimmy Butler, Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson, PJ Tucker, and Bam Adebayo on Saturday.

  • Jimmy Butler (toe) — Available

  • PJ Tucker (knee) — Available

  • Caleb Martin (Achilles) — Available

  • Max Strus (shoulder) — Available

  • Kyle Lowry (personal) — Out

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Out

  • Victor Oladipo (quad) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

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

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — Out

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (illness) — Out

  • Markelle Fultz (injury management) — Not on injury report

  • Moe Wagner (rib) — Available

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

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

  • Kyle Anderson (foot) — Available

  • Yves Pons (thigh) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Anfernee Simons, Keon Johnson, CJ Elleby, Keljin Blevins, and Drew Eubanks on Saturday.

  • Brandon Williams (hip) — Available

  • Greg Brown (illness) — Out

  • Elijah Hughes (thumb) — Out

  • Josh Hart (rest) — Out

  • Justise Winslow (Achilles) — Out

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Out

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (knee) — Injured

  • Didi Louzada (knee) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Jusuf Nurkic (foot) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Wolves will start D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Jaden McDaniels, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Karl-Anthony Towns on Saturday.

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — Out

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — Out

Golden State Warriors News

Warriors will start Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Otto Porter, and Kevon Looney on Saturday.

  • Gary Payton II (knee) — Out

  • Andre Iguodala (back) — Out

  • Draymond Green (calf, back) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (knee) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Malik Monk, Austin Reaves, Stanley Johnson, and LeBron James on Saturday.

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Avery Bradley (knee) — In

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) — In

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Obi Toppin (hamstring) listed out for 3/6. Seth Curry (ankle) listed probable for 3/6. Aaron Nesmith (ankle) ruled out for 3/6. Jaylen Brown (ankle) questionable for 3/6. Dennis Schroder (ankle) questionable for 3/6. Derrick Favors (back) listed out for 3/6. DJ Wilson (knee) listed out for 3/6. Malachi Flynn (hamstring) questionable for 3/6. Aaron Wiggins (ankle) questionable for 3/6. Kristaps Porzingis (knee) listed probable to make Wizards debut 3/6. Nikola Jokic (illness) listed probable for 3/6. Zeke Nnaji (knee) listed questionable for 3/6. Austin Rivers (illness) listed probable for 3/6. Caris LeVert (foot) listed doubtful for 3/6. Rajon Rondo (toe) listed doubtful for 3/6. Cam Johnson (quad) ruled out for 3/6. Devin Booker (health protocols) ruled out for 3/6. Wes Matthews (hamstring) listed out for 3/6. Chris Duarte (toe) listed questionable for 3/6. Lance Stephenson (ankle) listed questionable for 3/6. Goga Bitadze (foot) listed questionable for 3/6. Mike Conley (injury maintenance) ruled out for 3/6. Juancho Hernangomez (back) questionable for 3/6.