NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 4/5

Apr 5th 2022

Justin Phan

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) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — In

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — In

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (hip) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (quad) — Out

  • Kyle Lowry (rest) — Out

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Out

  • Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) — Out

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Available

  • Malcolm Brogdon (back) — Out

  • Cole Anthony (toe) — Out

  • Franz Wagner (ankle) — In

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — In

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — Out

  • PJ Tucker (knee) — In

  • Brandon Williams (quad) — Out

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — Out

Recent NBA News

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Philadelphia 76ers News

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

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, Terry Taylor, Oshae Brissett, and Isaiah Jackson on Tuesday.

  • Malcolm Brogdon (back) — Out

  • Goga Bitadze (foot) — Out

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Available

  • Ricky Rubio (knee) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • Chris Duarte (toe) — Injured

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Cavs will start Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, Caris LeVert, Lauri Markkanen, and Moses Brown on Tuesday.

  • Evan Mobley (ankle) — Out

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

  • Dean Wade (knee) — Injured

  • Jarrett Allen (finger) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

Magic will start Markelle Fultz, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Chuma Okeke, and Mo Bamba on Tuesday.

  • Cole Anthony (toe) — Out

  • Franz Wagner (ankle) — In

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — In

  • Admiral Schofield (knee) — Out

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (wrist) — Out

  • Gary Harris (personal) — Out

  • Jonathan Isaac (knee, hamstring) — Injured

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Garrison Mathews, Jae'Sean Tate, and Alperen Sengun on Tuesday.

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

  • Christian Wood (hamstring) — Injured

  • Eric Gordon (groin) — Injured

  • Dennis Schroder (shoulder) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

Nets will start Kyrie Irving, Patty Mills, Bruce Brown, Kevin Durant, and Andre Drummond on Tuesday.

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Out

  • James Johnson (illness) — Out

  • Bruce Brown (illness) — Available

  • Goran Dragic (health protocols) — Out

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

  • Ben Simmons (back) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Gordon Hayward (foot) — Out

Miami Heat News

Heat will start Jimmy Butler, Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, PJ Tucker, and Bam Adebayo on Tuesday.

  • Kyle Lowry (rest) — Out

  • PJ Tucker (knee) — In

  • Jimmy Butler (toe) — Not on injury report

  • Markieff Morris (hip) — Available

  • Caleb Martin (calf) — Available

  • Gabe Vincent (toe) — In

  • Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) — Out

Atlanta Hawks News

Hawks will start Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, De'Andre Hunter, and Clint Capela on Tuesday.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Available

  • Danilo Gallinari (knee) — Out

  • Jalen Johnson (concussion) — Available

Toronto Raptors News

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

  • OG Anunoby (quad) — Out

  • Yuta Watanabe (quad) — Out

Milwaukee Bucks News

Bucks will start Jrue Holiday, Wesley Matthews, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Brook Lopez on Tuesday.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — In

  • DeAndre' Bembry (knee) — Injured

Chicago Bulls News

Bulls will start Ayo Dosunmu, Alex Caruso, DeMar DeRozan, Patrick Williams, and Nikola Vucevic on Tuesday.

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — Out

  • Matt Thomas (leg) — Available

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

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

  • Kyle Kuzma (knee) — Out

  • Vernon Carey Jr. (calf) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Wolves will start D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Anthony Edwards, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Karl-Anthony Towns on Tuesday.

  • Malik Beasley (ankle) — In

  • Jaden McDaniels (ankle) — In

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — Out

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers list starters as Kris Dunn, Keon Johnson, CJ Elleby, Greg Brown, and Drew Eubanks on Tuesday.

  • Brandon Williams (quad) — Out

  • Justise Winslow (calf) — Out

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (knee) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

  • Jusuf Nurkic (foot) — Injured

  • Anfernee Simons (knee) — Injured

  • Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) — Injured

  • Trendon Watford (knee, leg) — Injured

  • Josh Hart (knee) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder list starters as Zavier Simpson, Vit Krejci, Georgios Kalaitzaki, Jaylen Hoard, and Isaiah Roby on Tuesday.

  • Tre Mann (hamstring) — Out

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (sports hernia) — Injured

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Injured

  • Darius Bazley (leg) — Injured

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Injured

  • Derrick Favors (back) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Jakob Poeltl (back) — Not on injury report

  • Romeo Langford (heel) — Out

  • Dejounte Murray (illness) — Out

  • Jock Landale (foot) — Out

  • Doug McDermott (ankle) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

Nuggets will start Monte Morris, Will Barton, Austin Rivers, Aaron Gordon, and Nikola Jokic on Tuesday.

  • Jeff Green (personal) — Questionable

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Out

  • Jamal Murray (knee) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

Grizzlies will start Tyus Jones, Desmond Bane, Ziaire Williams, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Steven Adams on Tuesday.

  • Dillon Brooks (hip) — Out

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (injury management) — Not on injury report

  • Steven Adams (calf) — Not on injury report

  • Desmond Bane (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Tyus Jones (hand) — Not on injury report

  • Killian Tillie (knee) — Out

  • Tyrell Terry (foot) — Out

  • Ja Morant (knee) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Trent Forrest (concussion) — Out

  • Udoka Azubuike (foot) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

Pelicans will start CJ McCollum, Herbert Jones, Brandon Ingram, Jaxson Hayes, and Willy Hernangomez on Tuesday.

  • Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) — Out

  • Naji Marshall (shoulder) — Not on injury report

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (knee) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

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

  • Alex Len (back) — Out

  • De'Aaron Fox (hand) — Out

  • Richaun Holmes (personal) — Out

  • Terence Davis (wrist) — Injured

  • Domantas Sabonis (knee) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Malik Monk, Avery Bradley, Anthony Davis, and Dwight Howard on Tuesday.

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — In

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

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

  • Dario Saric (knee) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Norman Powell (foot) doubtful for 4/6. Jayson Tatum (knee) probable for 4/6. Jaylen Brown (knee) probable for 4/6. Al Horford (back) probable for 4/6. Cade Cunningham (hip) not listed on injury report for 4/6. Marvin Bagley (hip) listed out for 4/6. Kelly Olynyk (rest) listed out for 4/6. Cory Joseph (back) listed out for 4/6. Rodney McGruder (hip) listed out for 4/6. Trey Burke (health protocols) available to play 4/6. Sterling Brown (health protocols) available to play 4/6. Maxi Kleber (ankle) ruled out for 4/6. Nerlens Noel (foot) remains listed out for 4/6. Miles McBride (knee) listed questionable for 4/6. Quentin Grimes (knee) listed questionable for 4/6.