NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 4/7

Apr 7th 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

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Out

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — In

  • Brandon Ingram (hamstring) — Out

  • Russell Westbrook (shoulder) — Out

  • Jayson Tatum (knee) — Out

  • D'Angelo Russell (hamstring) — Out

  • Marcus Smart (ankle) — Available

  • Al Horford (back) — Out

  • Fred VanVleet (rest) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (quad) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (hip) — In

  • Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) — In

  • Gordon Hayward (foot) — Out

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — In

  • Brandon Williams (quad) — Available

Recent NBA News

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Orlando Magic News

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

  • Admiral Schofield (knee) — Available

  • Gary Harris (personal) — Available

  • Cole Anthony (toe) — Out

  • Franz Wagner (ankle) — Out

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (wrist) — Out

  • Jonathan Isaac (knee, hamstring) — Injured

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Gordon Hayward (foot) — Out

Philadelphia 76ers News

Sixers will start James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, and Joel Embiid on Thursday.

  • Matisse Thybulle (ineligible) — Out

Toronto Raptors News

Raptors will start Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., Pascal Siakam, Khem Birch, and Precious Achiuwa on Thursday.

  • Fred VanVleet (rest) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (quad) — Out

  • Yuta Watanabe (quad) — Out

Boston Celtics News

Celtics will start Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Grant Williams, and Daniel Theis on Thursday.

  • Marcus Smart (ankle) — Available

  • Jayson Tatum (knee) — Out

  • Al Horford (back) — Out

  • Nik Stauskas (ankle) — Out

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — In

  • Grayson Allen (hip) — Out

  • DeAndre' Bembry (knee) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Lonnie Walker (back) — Out

  • Devin Vassell (Achilles) — Available

  • Romeo Langford (heel) — Available

  • Dejounte Murray (illness) — Out

  • Jock Landale (foot) — Out

  • Doug McDermott (ankle) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Wolves will start Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley, Anthony Edwards, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Karl-Anthony Towns on Thursday.

  • D'Angelo Russell (hamstring) — Out

  • Malik Beasley (ankle) — In

  • Jaden McDaniels (ankle) — Available

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — In

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Kris Dunn, Keon Johnson, CJ Elleby, Greg Brown, and Drew Eubanks on Thursday.

  • Brandon Williams (quad) — Available

  • 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

New Orleans Pelicans News

Pelicans will start CJ McCollum, Devonte' Graham, Herb Jones, Jaxson Hayes, and Jonas Valanciunas on Thursday.

  • Brandon Ingram (hamstring) — Out

  • Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) — In

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

  • Kira Lewis (knee) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

Grizzlies will start Tyus Jones, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Steven Adams on Thursday.

  • Dillon Brooks (hip) — In

  • Jarrett Culver (knee) — Out

  • Killian Tillie (knee) — Out

  • Tyrell Terry (foot) — Out

  • Ja Morant (knee) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Jeff Green (personal) — In

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Out

  • Jamal Murray (knee) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Talen Horton-Tucker, Malik Monk, Austin Reaves, Stanley Johnson, and Dwight Howard on Thursday.

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Out

  • Russell Westbrook (shoulder) — Out

  • Carmelo Anthony (illness) — Out

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

Warriors will start Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, and Kevon Looney on Thursday.

  • Stephen Curry (foot) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Tre Mann (hamstring) remains out for 4/8. Royce O'Neale (thumb) not on injury report for 4/8. Devin Booker (back) not on injury report for 4/8. Chris Paul (injury managament) not on injury report for 4/8. Deandre Ayton (ankle) not on injury report for 4/8. Jae Crowder (ankle) not on injury report for 4/8. Trent Forrest (foot) out at least a week. Marvin Bagley (hip) listed out for 4/8. Cory Joseph (back) listed questionable for 4/8. Rodney McGruder (hip) not listed on injury report for 4/8. Lou Williams (back) questionable for 4/8. Nerlens Noel (foot) remains out for 4/8. Quentin Grimes (knee) questionable for 4/8. Mitchell Robinson (illness) ruled out for 4/8. Goran Dragic (health protocols) remains out for 4/8. Seth Curry (ankle) probable for 4/8. Haywood Highsmith (hip) listed questionable for 4/8. Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) listed questionable for 4/8. Omer Yurtseven (illness) listed questionable for 4/8. Caleb Martin (calf) listed questionable for 4/8. Gabe Vincent (toe) listed questionable for 4/8. Markieff Morris (hip) listed questionable for 4/8. Alex Caruso (back) listed questionable for 4/8. Zach LaVine (knee) listed probable for 4/8. Evan Mobley (ankle) plans to play for 4/8. Sterling Brown (personal) not listed on injury report for 4/8. Maxi Kleber (ankle) questionable for 4/8. P.J. Tucker (calf) to miss at least a week.