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Ja Morant, Malcolm Brogdon, CJ McCollum headline NBA injury report for Tuesday, March 15

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Tuesday, March 15 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

New York Knicks v Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies during the game against the New York Knicks at FedExForum on March 11, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee.
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We’ve only got four games on Tuesday’s NBA slate, with Suns-Pelicans being the only national TV game. Here’s Tuesday’s injury report in the association, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: March 15

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers

Ja Morant (back) OUT

Update - Morant is out for Tuesday’s game, and he was doubtful to begin with. Jones, Bane and De’Anthony Melton are all nice filler options for those who had Morant in lineups.

Morant has been dealing with back issues from time to time this season, and is unlikely to play Tuesday. Look for Tyus Jones and Desmond Bane to take on bigger roles in the offense with Morant unlikely to suit up.

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

Update - Brogdon, Duarte and Stephenson are all in, while Bitadze is a game-time call.

The bulk of Indiana’s rotation is questionable, which means Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield are solid fantasy/DFS options for Tuesday’s lineups.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic

Seth Curry (ankle) OUT
Cam Thomas (back) OUT

Update - Both Curry and Thomas are out, which means Irving, Mills and Goran Dragic will be the top guards for Brooklyn against Orlando.

Curry and Thomas are questionable and if they both sit out, look for Patty Mills and Kyrie Irving to be bigger factors offensively against a poor Magic team.

Jalen Suggs (ankle) OUT
Gary Harris (knee) OUT

Update - Suggs has been ruled out, elevating Markelle Fultz and Anthony in fantasy/DFS formats.

With Suggs and Harris questionable, Cole Anthony and R.J. Hampton could take on bigger roles offensively. They’d be value plays in fantasy/DFS lineups.

Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat

Killian Hayes (groin) available
Cade Cunningham (illness) OUT

Update - Cunningham has been ruled out with the illness. We’ll see if he can play Thursday against the Magic.

Update - Hayes is in but now Cunningham is questionable with an illness. Cory Joseph could still be a value add depending on how this guard rotation shakes out tonight.

Hayes is probable, so he’ll likely eat into Cory Joseph’s minutes in Tuesday’s game.

Caleb Martin (knee) OUT
Jimmy Butler (toe) available

Butler is back, while Martin is out. Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson remain great plays, though the former is more bankable with his all-around game.

Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Cameron Johnson (quad) OUT

Johnson continues to sit out with a quad injury, elevating Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder in fantasy/DFS contests.

CJ McCollum (protocols) available

Update - McCollum has cleared protocols and is good to go for Tuesday’s contest. He’s been great since joining the Pelicans and represents a high-end play in fantasy/DFS formats.

McCollum is questionable, meaning he’s either close to being cleared or will be cleared and his status comes down to conditioning. If he sits, Devonte’ Graham is the replacement option.