NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/6

Mar 6th 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

  • Nikola Jokic (illness) — Available

  • Jaylen Brown (ankle) — Available

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) — In

  • Caris LeVert (foot) — Out

  • Dennis Schroder (ankle) — Out

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Available

  • Aaron Wiggins (ankle) — Available

  • Malachi Flynn (hamstring) — Out

Recent NBA News

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Brooklyn Nets News

Nets will start Kyrie Irving, Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, Kevin Durant, and Andre Drummond on Sunday.

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Available

  • Kyrie Irving — Available

  • Ben Simmons (conditioning) — Out

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

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

  • Jaylen Brown (ankle) — Available

  • Aaron Nesmith (ankle) — Out

Phoenix Suns News

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

  • Cam Johnson (quad) — Out

  • Devin Booker (health protocols) — Out

  • Chris Paul (thumb) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (ACL) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Wesley Matthews (hamstring) — Out

  • George Hill (neck) – Injured

  • Pat Connaughton (finger) — Injured

  • Brook Lopez (back) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

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

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — Out

  • Lance Stephenson (ankle) — Out

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — Available

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

Wizards will start Raul Neto, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Corey Kispert, Kyle Kuzma, and Kristaps Porzingis on Sunday.

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) — In

  • Vernon Carey (hip) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

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

  • Yves Pons (thigh) — Available

  • Xavier Tillman (personal) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

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

  • Dennis Schroder (ankle) — Out

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

  • John Wall — Out

Utah Jazz News

Jazz will start Donovan Mitchell, Trent Forrest, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale, and Rudy Gobert on Sunday.

  • Juancho Hernangomez (back) — Available

  • Mike Conley (injury maintenance) — Out

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Tre Mann, Aaron Wiggins, Aleksej Pokusevski, and Darius Bazley on Sunday.

  • Aaron Wiggins (ankle) — Available

  • Isaiah Roby (back) — Out

  • Derrick Favors (back) — 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

Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., Pascal Siakam, Chris Boucher, and Khem Birch on Sunday.

  • Malachi Flynn (hamstring) — Out

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — Out

  • DJ Wilson (knee, released) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Injured

Cleveland Cavaliers News

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

  • Rajon Rondo (toe) — Out

  • Caris LeVert (foot) — Out

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

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

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (ACL) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

Nuggets will start Monte Morris, Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Jeff Green, and Nikola Jokic on Sunday.

  • Nikola Jokic (illness) — Available

  • Austin Rivers (illness) — Available

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Available

  • 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 Sunday.

  • Taj Gibson (illness) — Out

  • Obi Toppin (hamstring) — Out

  • Nerlens Noel (foot) — Out

  • Quentin Grimes (knee) — Injured

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Kemba Walker — Out

Los Angeles Clippers News

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

  • Norman Powell (foot) — Injured

  • Paul George (elbow) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ACL) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Caleb Martin (Achilles) questionable for 3/7. Kyle Lowry (personal) ruled out for 3/7. Victor Oladipo (quad) questionable for 3/7. James Harden (injury management) not listed on injury report for 3/7. Frank Jackson (back) to miss at least a week. Nikola Vucevic (hamstring) listed questionable for 3/7. Andrew Wiggins (rest) ruled out for 3/7. Klay Thompson (rest) ruled out for 3/7. Stephen Curry (rest) ruled out for 3/7. Luka Doncic (toe) listed probable for 3/7. Jalen Brunson (foot) listed questionable for 3/7. Maxi Kleber (ankle) listed questionable for 3/7. LeBron James (knee) listed questionable for 3/7. Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) listed probable for 3/7. Anthony Edwards (knee) doubtful for 3/7. Patrick Beverley (ankle) questionable for 3/7. Taurean Prince (back) questionable for 3/7. Naz Reid (hamstring) questionable for 3/7. Anfernee Simons (quad) ruled out for 3/7. Greg Brown (illness) probable for 3/7. Elijah Hughes (illness) probable for 3/7. Justise Winslow (Achilles) ruled out for 3/7. Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) remains out for 3/7. Gary Payton II (knee) listed out for 3/7. Andre Iguodala (back) remains out for 3/7. Dejounte Murray (calf) questionable for 3/7. Devin Vassell (groin) questionable for 3/7. Keita Bates-Diop (back) questionable for 3/7. Jeremy Lamb (hip) listed questionable for 3/7.