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John Collins, Dillon Brooks, LeBron James headline NBA injury report for Sunday, March 13

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Sunday, March 13 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Atlanta Hawks v Washington Wizards
John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks reacts before the game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on March 4, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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There are eight games on Sunday’s NBA slate, which is a bit heavy given it is Selection Sunday for March Madness. There’s a doubleheader in the afternoon on ABC and one primetime game on ESPN. Here’s a look at Sunday’s injury report in the association, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: March 13

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets

Nerlens Noel (foot) OUT
Obi Toppin (hamstring) available

With Noel out and Toppin questionable, look for the Knicks to give Mitchell Robinson and R.J. Barrett more run. Evan Fournier might also get additional minutes on the wing.

LaMarcus Aldridge (hip) OUT
Kyrie Irving (mandate) OUT
Seth Curry (ankle) OUT

Update — Curry has been added to the injury report as questionable to play this afternoon. He would eventually be ruled out.

Aldridge is out with a hip injury, while the mandate keeps Irving off the court. Nic Claxton, Patty Mills and Seth Curry are elevated in fantasy/DFS formats for the Nets in this game.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Detroit Pistons

Robert Covington (personal) OUT

Covington sits again, so Terance Mann, Nicolas Batum and Luke Kennard are all due to get more wing minutes. Those are the value plays in fantasy/DFS formats Sunday.

Killian Hayes (groin) OUT

Update - Hayes is out for Sunday’s game, opening up more minutes for Joseph and Cunningham.

If Hayes doesn’t go, it means more ball-handling duties for Cade Cunningham. Cory Joseph could be in the mix for some extra minutes as well.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics

Jalen Brunson (thigh) available
Dorian Finney-Smith (arm) available
Reggie Bullock (personal) OUT

Update - Both Brunson and Finney-Smith are in for the Mavericks. Both are solid value plays in fantasy/DFS formats, with Brunson having more upside.

If Brunson and Finney-Smith both sit, the Mavericks will likely deploy Reggie Bullock and Spencer Dinwiddie in more rotations. Those two are worth snagging in fantasy/DFS lineups for Sunday’s contest.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic

Mo Bamba (calf) available

Update - Bamba is playing and will start against the 76ers.

Bamba is questionable with a calf issue. If he sits, it’ll be Wendell Carter Jr. and Moritz Wagner operating in Orlando’s frontcourt. This is a tough matchup for either player but the minutes will be there if Bamba is out.

Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks

Chris Duarte (toe) OUT
Lance Stephenson (ankle) OUT
Goga Bitadze (foot) OUT
Malcolm Brogdon (concussion) OUT

The Pacers have a host of rotation players out, so look for Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield to be the top fantasy/DFS options for this team.

John Collins (finger, foot) OUT

Update - Collins is out, so Capela and Gallinari are likely to be the primary frontcourt options for Atlanta. Onyeka Okungwu will also get extended minutes as a backup center.

Collins is dealing with two issues, which means either could flare up and cause him to sit. Clint Capela and Danilo Gallinari are worth looking into as value options if Collins is out.

Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Christian Wood (illness) available
Eric Gordon (knee) OUT

Update - Gordon is out, which means more opportunities for Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr.

Wood is back after a stint with an illness. He’s going to be the primary offensive option in Houston, and is worth adding in fantasy/DFS lineups.

CJ McCollum (protocols) OUT

McCollum remains in protocols, and the Pelicans are still without Brandon Ingram. This means more looks for Jonas Valanciunas and Devonte’ Graham.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Dillon Brooks (ankle) available

Update - Brooks makes his return to the court, which is a huge boost for the Grizzlies. We’ll see what kind of minutes he gets but this is a nice development for Memphis.

Brooks is questionable and will be a big add for the Grizzlies once he’s back at 100 percent. If he is in, he’ll likely have a minutes cap. That means Desmond Bane remains a high-end play for at least a few more games.

Tre Mann (ankle) available

Update - Mann is in Sunday and has some upside despite facing a tough Grizzlies team.

Mann is a high-upside value option due to his ability to get hot from deep, but he’s questionable. Aaron Wiggins is a potential filler play if Mann is out.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns

LeBron James (knee) available
Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) available
Malik Monk (shoulder) available

Update - Monk is available and starting for the Lakers, making him a potential value add in fantasy/DFS formats.

Update - James is officially good to go and is coming off some massive performances recently. Look for him to keep it going against the Suns, who bounced him out of the playoffs last year.

All three of these players should be ready to go. James has been on fire offensively and is a lock for fantasy/DFS contests if he’s officially in.

Cameron Johnson (quad) OUT

Johnson is out once again, which elevates Jae Crowder and Mikal Bridges in fantasy/DFS lineups.