NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 4/1

Apr 1st 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 (ankle) — In

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — In

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Out

  • Khris Middleton (wrist) — Out

  • Jrue Holiday (ankle) — Out

  • Paul George (injury maintenance) — Out

  • Dejounte Murray (illness) — Out

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (injury management) — Out

  • Steven Adams (calf) — Out

  • Desmond Bane (ankle) — Out

  • Reggie Jackson (rest) — Out

  • Tyus Jones (hand) — Out

  • Aleksej Pokusevski (illness) — Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon (back) — Out

  • Alperen Sengun (leg) — Out

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (wrist) — Out

  • Marcus Morris (knee) — Out

  • Goga Bitadze (back) — Available

Recent NBA News

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Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, and Pascal Siakam on Friday.

  • Yuta Watanabe (quad) — Out

  • Malachi Flynn (hamstring) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

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

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (wrist) — Out

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — Out

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Frank Ntilikina (ankle) — Available

  • Trey Burke (health protocols) — Out

  • Sterling Brown (health protocols) — Out

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

Wizards will start Tomas Satoransky, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Corey Kispert, Rui Hachimura, and Kristaps Porzingis on Friday.

  • Kyle Kuzma (knee) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, Terry Taylor, Oshae Brissett, and Goga Bitadze on Friday.

  • Malcolm Brogdon (back) — Out

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — Available

  • Oshae Brissett (back) — Available

  • Isaiah Jackson (headache) — Available

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — Out

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

Celtics will start Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Daniel Theis on Friday.

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Kings will start Davion Mitchell, Justin Holiday, Harrison Barnes, Trey Lyles, and Damion Jones on Friday.

  • De'Aaron Fox (hand) — Injured

  • Domantas Sabonis (knee) — Injured

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

  • Richaun Holmes (personal) — out

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Garrison Mathews, Jae'Sean Tate, and Usman Garuba on Friday.

  • Alperen Sengun (leg) — Out

  • Dennis Schroder (shoulder) — Injured

  • Christian Wood (hamstring) — Injured

  • Eric Gordon (groin) — Injured

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

Phoenix Suns News

Suns will start Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Deandre Ayton on Friday.

  • Cam Johnson (quad) — In

  • JaVale McGee (illness) — In

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (ACL) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

Grizzlies will start De'Anthony Melton, Dillon Brooks, Ziaire Williams, Kyle Anderson, and Xavier Tillman on Friday.

  • Jaren Jacksom Jr. (injury management) — Out

  • Steven Adams (calf) — Out

  • Desmond Bane (ankle) — Out

  • Tyus Jones (hand) — Out

  • Killian Tillie (knee) — Out

  • Ja Morant (knee) — Injured

Los Angeles Clippers News

Clippers will start Terance Mann, Amir Coffey, Luke Kennard, Robert Covington, and Ivica Zubac on Friday.

  • Brandon Boston (illness) — Out

  • Paul George (injury maintenance) — Out

  • Reggie Jackson (rest) — Out

  • Marcus Morris (knee) — Out

  • Nicolas Batum (ankle) — Out

  • Norman Powell (foot) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ACL) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

Bucks will start Jevon Carter, Jordan Nwora, Pat Connaughton, Serge Ibaka, and Bobby Portis on Friday.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Out

  • Khris Middleton (wrist) — Out

  • Jrue Holiday (ankle) — Out

  • Brook Lopez (conditioning) — Out

  • DeAndre' Bembry (ACL, MCL) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

Pistons will start Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Isaiah Livers, Saddiq Bey, and Isaiah Stewart on Friday.

  • Marvin Bagley (hip) — Out

  • Cory Joseph (back) — Out

  • Kelly Olynyk (rest) — Out

  • Chris Smith (ACL) — Injured

  • Jerami Grant (calf) — Injured

  • Hamidou Diallo (finger) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Theo Maledon, VIt Krejci, Aaron Wiggins, Jaylen Hoard, and Isaiah Roby on Friday.

  • Aleksej Pokusevski (illness) — Out

  • Tre Mann (hamstring) — Out

  • Derrick Favors (back) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Injured

  • Darius Bazley (leg) — Injured

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (sports hernia) — Injured

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Injured

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Brandon Williams, Keon Johnson, CJ Elleby, Greg Brown, and Drew Eubanks on Friday.

  • Justise Winslow (calf) — Out

  • Josh Hart (knee) — Injured

  • Trendon Watford (knee) — Injured

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Injured

  • Anfernee Simons (knee) — Injured

  • Jusuf Nurkic (foot) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (ACL) — Injured

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

Spurs will start Tre Jones, Josh Primo, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, and Jakob Poeltl on Friday.

  • Keita Bates-Diop (back) — Available

  • Dejounte Murray (illness) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (hamstring) — Out

  • Doug McDermott (ankle) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • Malik Beasley (ankle) — Available

  • Jaden McDaniels (ankle) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • JaMychal Green (wrist) — Available

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Out

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Jamal Murray (ACL) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

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

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (ACL, MCL) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Avery Bradley, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Dwight Howard on Friday.

  • LeBron James (ankle) — In

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — In

  • Carmelo Anthony (illness) — Out

  • Wenyen Gabriel (ankle) — Questionable

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Trent Forrest (concussion) ruled out for 4/2. Hassan Whiteside (foot) questionable for 4/2. Zach LaVine (knee) listed probable for 4/2. Jalen Johnson (concussion) remains out for 4/2. Lou Williams (ankle, back) probable for 4/2. Trae Young (groin) probable for 4/2. Max Strus (shoulder) listed questionable for 4/2. Gabe Vincent (toe) listed questionable for 4/2. Caleb Martin (calf) listed questionable for 4/2. Rajon Rondo (ankle) listed out for 4/2. Seth Curry (ankle) questionable for 4/2. Bruce Brown (illness) questionable for 4/2. Nerlens Noel (foot) remains listed out for 4/2. Miles McBride (knee) listed probable for 4/2. Julius Randle (quad) ruled out for 4/2. Quentin Grimes (knee) ruled out for 4/2.