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Zach LaVine, Darius Garland, Kristaps Porzingis headline NBA injury report for Saturday, February 26

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Saturday, February 26 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls dribbles the ball during the game against the Atlanta Hawks on February 24, 2022 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
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It’s a relatively light seven-game slate in the NBA Saturday, with ABC’s showcase game featuring the Nets and Bucks in a rematch of last year’s East semifinals. The injury report has gotten shorter due to the All-Star break allowing players time to heal, but there are still some notable names dealing with ailments during this last leg of the regular season. Here’s Saturday’s injury report in the association.

NBA Injury Report: February 26

Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks

Fred VanVleet (knee) available
OG Anunoby (finger) OUT
Pascal Siakam (illness) available

Update - We have some gamesmanship from Nick Nurse, who is starting VanVleet Saturday. This knocks Trent Jr. down a bit in fantasy/DFS contests.

Update - VanVleet is likely out, while Siakam is in. This moves Trent Jr. up in fantasy/DFS formats as far as expected production goes. Barnes is still a decent play as a secondary offensive option.

Update - VanVleet is officially questionable, while Siakam is also questionable with a non-COVID illness. It’s still Trent Jr. and Barnes who are good players to target in fantasy/DFS contests.

VanVleet played in Friday’s game, so there’s a chance he sits on the back-to-back. Anunoby is going to likely need some sort of procedure, so he’s out for this game. Gary Trent Jr. and Scottie Barnes are the fantasy/DFS value plays here.

John Collins (foot) OUT
De’Andre Hunter (illness) available
Lou Williams (hip) OUT

Update - Hunter is officially good to go and becomes a solid value option in fantasy/DFS formats.

Collins is out, so Danilo Gallinari and Clint Capela will once again be in the mix as filler fantasy/DFS options. Hunter is probable and remains a good value addition to any lineup.

Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Kristaps Porzingis (knee) OUT

Porzingis might as well be shut down for the season, because there hasn’t been a great update on this injury. The Wizards are coming off a brutal double-overtime loss to the Spurs, so it might be best to avoid any player on this team Saturday.

Darius Garland (back) OUT
Caris LeVert (foot) OUT
Rajon Rondo (toe) out, expected to miss 1-2 weeks

The Cavaliers are getting hit with the injury bug. Brandon Goodwin and Cedi Osman are likely to take over point guard duties for now, with Isaac Okoro being the lead two-guard while LeVert rests up.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

Josh Primo (wrist) available
Romeo Langford (groin) OUT
Dejounte Murray (knee) OUT
Jakob Poeltl (back) OUT
Keldon Johnson (back) OUT

Update - Langford has been ruled out.

Update - Zach Collins is good to go now after initially being ruled out for rest. Gregg Popovich says Primo and Langford should be good to go, along with Josh Richardson. All three are worth looking into give San Antonio’s other absences, but who knows what’ll happen until they actually step onto the floor.

Update — The Spurs are resting multiple starters as a result of the double-OT game last night against the Wizards.

These two didn’t play in San Antonio’s double-overtime win Friday, and there could be a lot more names joining them on this report for rest purposes. We’ll see how this rotation looks but it might be smart to avoid players from the Spurs in fantasy/DFS contests.

Tyler Herro (knee) available

Herro played 31 minutes off the bench in Friday’s win over the Knicks. We’ll see if he gets the second night of a back-to-back off.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Chicago Bulls

Zach LaVine (knee) available

LaVine has said he’ll manage the knee pain throughout the rest of the season but this injury has flared up randomly. We’ll see if he’s officially good to go during the day.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Kevin Durant (knee) OUT
Goran Dragic (conditioning) available

Update - Dragic is set to make his debut and will get minutes in the backcourt off the bench. It remains to be seen whether he’ll have value in fantasy/DFS formats but he is available to play Saturday.

Durant is out, but the fact that there’s a status update means he’s somewhat close to coming back. Dragic, a buyout addition, is likely to make his debut and should come off the bench. The Nets will still rely on Kyrie Irving, Patty Mills and Seth Curry to be the team’s primary scorers until Durant returns.

George Hill (neck) Out, will miss at least one week
Grayson Allen (hip) available

Update - Hill has been ruled out, and is expected to miss at least another week.

Hill is listed as questionable, while Allen is available. The latter could be a decent value play in fantasy/DFS lineups, but Jordan Nwora has more upside and would be a better add.

Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.