NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 3/9

Mar 9th 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) — In

  • Devin Booker (health protocols) — In

  • Jimmy Butler (illness) — Out

  • Nikola Vucevic (hamstring) — Available

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — In

  • Domantas Sabonis (suspension) — Out

  • D'Angelo Russell (hamstring) — In

  • Christian Wood (illness) — Out

  • Brandon Ingram (hamstring) — Out

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — In

  • Mitchell Robinson (illness) — Available

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — In

  • Will Barton (ankle) — Out

  • Anfernee Simons (knee) — Out

  • Jalen Brunson (foot) — In

  • Dennis Schroder (ankle) — Available

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — Out

  • Kevin Huerter (shoulder) — Available

  • Grayson Allen (hip) — Not on injury report

Recent NBA News

Follow us on Twitter at @Underdog__NBA for notifications.

Boston Celtics News

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

  • Aaron Nesmith (ankle) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Out

  • James Bouknight (neck) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (ankle) — Injured

Chicago Bulls News

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

  • Nikola Vucevic (hamstring) — Available

  • Alex Caruso (wrist) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

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

  • Killian Hayes (adductor) — Out

  • Isaiah Stewart (knee) — Injured

  • Hamidou Diallo (illness) — Available

  • Frank Jackson (back) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

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

  • Devin Booker (health protocols) — In

  • Cam Johnson (quad) — Out

  • Chris Paul (thumb) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (ACL) — Injured

Miami Heat News

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

  • Jimmy Butler (illness) — Out

  • Caleb Martin (Achilles) — In

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Out

Atlanta Hawks News

Hawks will start Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, De'Andre Hunter, John Collins, and Clint Capela on Wednesday.

  • Kevin Huerter (shoulder) — Available

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Grayson Allen (hip) — Not on injury report

  • Lindell Wigginton (ankle) — Out

  • George Hill (neck) — Injured

  • Pat Connaughton (finger) — INjured

  • Brook Lopez (back) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

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

  • LeBron James (knee) — In

  • Malik Monk (calf) — Available

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Kenyon Martin Jr., and Alperen Sengun on Wednesday.

  • Christian Wood (illness) — Out

  • Dennis Schroder (ankle) — Available

  • Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) — Out

  • Garrison Mathews (ankle) — In

  • Eric Gordon (hamstring) — Available

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lindy Waters III, Aaron Wiggins, Darius Bazley, and Isaiah Roby on Wednesday.

  • Derrick Favors (back) — Out

  • Tre Mann (ankle) — Out

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (sports hernia) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Injured

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Wolves will start D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, and Karl-Anthony Towns on Wednesday.

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — In

  • D'Angelo Russell (hamstring) — In

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — Out

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (quad) — Out

  • Taurean Prince (back) — Available

  • Jaylen Nowell (nose) — In

Orlando Magic News

Magic will start Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Wendell Carter Jr., and Mo Bamba on Wednesday.

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — In

  • Markelle Fultz (injury management) — Out

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

Pelicans will start CJ McCollum, Tony Snell, Herbert Jones, Jaxson Hayes, and Jonas Valanciunas on Wednesday.

  • Brandon Ingram (hamstring) — Out

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (ACL) — Injured

New York Knicks News

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

  • Mitchell Robinson (illness) — Available

  • Cam Reddish (shoulder) — Out

  • Obi Toppin (hamstring) — Out

  • Nerlens Noel (foot) — Out

  • Quentin Grimes (knee) — Injured

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Kemba Walker — Out

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Jalen Brunson (foot) — In

  • Frank Ntilikina (illness) — Out

  • Marquese Chriss (knee) — Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, and Khem Birch on Wednesday.

  • Fred VanVleet (knee) — In

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Injured

  • Malachi Flynn (hamstring) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs

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

  • Devin Vassell (illness) — Available

  • Lonnie Walker (illness) — Available

  • Josh Primo (illness) — Out

  • Keita Bates-Diop (back) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (hamstring) — Out

Portland Trailblazers News

Blazers will start Brandon Williams, Elijah Hughes, Josh Hart, CJ Elleby, and Drew Eubanks on Wednesday.

  • Anfernee Simons (knee) — Out

  • Justise Winslow (Achilles) — Out

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Out

  • Jusuf Nurkic (foot) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (ACL) — Injured

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

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

Denver Nuggets News

Nuggets will start Monte Morris, Austin Rivers, Davon Reed, Aaron Gordon, and Nikola Jokic on Wednesday.

  • Will Barton (ankle) — Out

  • Bones Hyland (knee) — Out

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Available

  • Jeff Green (personal) — Out

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Jamal Murray (ACL) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Kings will start De'Aaron Fox, Justin Holiday, Harrison Barnes, Trey Lyles, and Alex Len on Wednesday.

  • Jeremy Lamb (hip) — Questionable

  • Maurice Harkless (ankle) — Questionable

  • Domantas Sabonis (suspendsion) — Out

  • Richaun Holmes (personal) — Out

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

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

  • Raul Neto (ankle) — Available

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Los Angeles Clippers News

Clippers will start Reggie Jackson, Amir Coffey, Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, and Ivica Zubac on Wednesday.

  • Robert Covington (personal) — Out

  • Norman Powell (foot) — Injured

  • Paul George (elbow) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ACL) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Andre Iguodala (back) listed out for 3/10. Otto Porter (illness) listed out for 3/10. Gary Payton II (knee) listed out for 3/10. Danny Green (finger) likely to miss a week. Paul Millsap (personal) not listed on injury report for 3/10.