NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 4/8

Apr 8th 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) — Injured

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf) — Available

  • Khris Middleton — In

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Out

  • Russell Westbrook (shoulder) — Out

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — In

  • Fred VanVleet (rest) — Out

  • Evan Mobley (ankle) — In

  • Kristaps Porzingis (injury maintenance) — Out

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Available

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (rest) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (foot) — Out

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Available

  • Alex Caruso (back) — Out

Recent NBA News

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Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf) — Available

  • Khris Middleton — In

  • Grayson Allen (hip) — Out

Detroit Pistons News

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

  • Cory Joseph (back) — Out

  • Marvin Bagley (hip) — Out

  • Kelly Olynynk (rest) — Available

  • Rodney McGruder (hip) — Available

  • Jerami Grant (calf) — Injured

  • Hamidou Diallo (finger) — Injured

New York Knicks News

Knicks will start Alec Burks, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Obi Toppin, and Jericho Sims on Friday.

  • Quentin Grimes (knee) — Out

  • Mitchell Robinson (illness) — Out

  • Nerlens Noel (foot) — Out

  • Julius Randle (quad) — Injured

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

  • Cam Reddish (shoulder) — Injured

  • Kemba Walker — Out

Washington Wizards News

Wizards will start Tomas Satoransky, Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija, Rui Hachimura, and Daniel Gafford on Friday.

  • Kristaps Porzingis (injury maintenance) — Out

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (rest) — Out

  • Kyle Kuzma (knee) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) — Injured

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Cavs will start Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, Caris LeVert, Lauri Markkanen, and Evan Mobley on Friday.

  • Evan Mobley (ankle) — In

  • Collin Sexton (knee) — Injured

  • Dean Wade (knee) — Injured

  • Jarrett Allen (finger) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

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

  • Seth Curry (ankle) — Available

  • Goran Dragic (health protocols) — Out

  • Joe Harris (ankle) — Injured

  • Ben Simmons (back) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

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

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

  • Christian Wood (hamstring) — Injured

  • Eric Gordon (groin) — Injured

  • Dennis Schroder (shoulder) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

Raptors list starters as Armoni Brooks, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, and Khem Birch on Friday.

  • Precious Achiuwa (knee) — Available

  • Isaac Bonga (toe) — Out

  • Fred VanVleet (rest) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (quad) — Out

  • Yuta Watanabe (quad) — Out

Atlanta Hawks News

Hawks will start Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, De'Andre Hunter, Danilo Gallinari, and Clint Capela on Friday.

  • Lou Williams (back) — Out

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Available

  • John Collins (finger, foot) — Injured

Miami Heat News

Heat will start Kyle Lowry, Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin, and Bam Adebayo on Friday.

  • Markieff Morris (hip) — Available

  • Caleb Martin (calf) — In

  • Gabe Vincent (toe) — Available

  • Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) — Available

  • Omer Yurtseven (illness) — Out

  • Haywood Highsmith (hip) — Available

  • PJ Tucker (calf) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Gordon Hayward (foot) — Out

Chicago Bulls News

Bulls will start Coby White, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Patrick Williams, and Nikola Vucevic on Friday.

  • Zach LaVine (knee) — In

  • Alex Caruso (back) — Out

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

Portland Trailblazers News

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

  • Justise Winslow (calf) — Out

  • Kris Dunn (ankle) — 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

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Maxi Kleber (ankle) — Out

  • Sterling Brown (personal) — Available

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

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

  • Devin Booker (back) — Available

  • Chris Paul (injury management) — Available

  • Deandre Ayton (ankle) — Available

  • Jae Crowder (ankle) — Available

  • Cam Payne (knee) — Out

  • Dario Saric (ACL) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Royce O'Neale (thumb) — Available

  • Donovan Mitchell (rest) — Available

  • Trent Forrest (foot) — Injured

  • Udoka Azubuike (foot) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Zavier Simpson, Vit Krejci, Georgios Kalaitzakis, Jaylen Hoard, and Isaiah Roby on Friday.

  • Tre Mann (hamstring) — Out

  • Lu Dort (shoulder) — Injured

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) — Injured

  • Josh Giddey (hip) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (sports hernia) — Injured

  • Darius Bazley (leg) — Injured

  • Kenrich Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Derrick Favors (back) — Injured

  • Mike Muscala (ankle) — Injured

Los Angeles Lakers News

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

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Injured

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Out

  • Russell Westbrook (shoulder) — Out

  • Carmelo Anthony (illness) — Out

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Alex Len (back) listed out for 4/9. De'Aaron Fox (hand) remains listed out for 4/9. Jarrett Culver ruled out for 4/9. Tyrell Terry ruled out for 4/9. Killian Tillie ruled out for 4/9. Romeo Langford (hamstring) questionable for 4/9. Jock Landale (foot) not on injury report for 4/9. Lonnie Walker (back) not listed on injury report for 4/9. Devin Vassell (heel) ruled out for 4/9. Keldon Johnson (knee) ruled out for 4/9. Jakob Poeltl (back) ruled out for 4/9. Klay Thompson (injury management) listed out for 4/9. Dejounte Murray (conditioning) ruled out for 4/9. Ja Morant (knee) questionable for 4/9. Georges Niang (knee) listed out for 4/9. Matisse Thybulle not listed on injury report for 4/9. Malcolm Brogdon (back) listed questionable for 4/9. Goga Bitadze (foot) listed questionable for 4/9. Jalen Smith (groin) listed questionable for 4/9. Luke Kennard (hamstring) available to play 4/9. Brandon Ingram (hamstring) questionable for 4/9.