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Julius Randle, Jimmy Butler, Luka Doncic headline NBA injury report for Friday, March 25

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Friday, March 25 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Utah Jazz v New York Knicks
Julius Randle of the New York Knicks dribbles during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden on March 20, 2022 in New York City.
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We’ve got seven games on Friday’s NBA slate, with a NBATV doubleheader featuring Warriors-Hawks and 76ers-Clippers. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: March 25

Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte Hornets

Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) OUT
Hassan Whiteside (foot) OUT

Update - Whiteside has been ruled out, so Gobert should be the primary center for Utah in a favorable matchup.

With Bogdanovic out, Jordan Clarkson and Royce O’Neale remain strong filler plays. If Whiteside sits, expect Rudy Gobert to take on more minutes in the frontcourt.

Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons

Kyle Kuzma (knee) OUT
Daniel Gafford (neck) OUT

Update - Gafford has officially been ruled out, which means Porzingis and Hachimura are nice plays in fantasy/DFS formats.

Kuzma is out and Gafford is unlikely to play, meaning Kristaps Porzingis and Rui Hachimura should see major action against the Pistons Friday.

Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta Hawks

Klay Thompson (load management) available
Draymond Green (load management) available
Otto Porter Jr. (load management) available

The Warriors are getting their heavy hitters back after a rest day Wednesday and should be favored in this clash. Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga remain value options despite some starters coming back into the lineup.

Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) available
Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) OUT

Update - Bogdanovic is out, so Huerter and Hunter can be good plays on the perimeter for the Hawks in what is likely to be a high-scoring game.

Update - Bogdanovic played through the back-to-back set with this injury, so he should be good. If he can’t go, Hunter and Huerter will see more opportunities on the perimeter.

Gallinari is in, and he’ll take away some minutes from De’Andre Hunter and Kevin Huerter on the wing. He’s also going to be on the interior a bit, so Gallinari could be a decent value add.

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat

Julius Randle (calf) OUT
Mitchell Robinson (back) available

Update - Robinson is available, and is a potential value add given his heavy workload.

Update - Randle has been ruled out, which means Toppin is in line for yet another start.

Randle and Robinson are game-time calls, which means Obi Toppin and Taj Gibson could become great fantasy/DFS plays depending on when final decisions are made.

Jimmy Butler (ankle) available
Tyler Herro (knee) OUT
Duncan Robinson (Achilles) available
PJ Tucker (knee) available
Gabe Vincent (toe) OUT
Victor Oladipo (load management) OUT
Caleb Martin (knee) available

Update - Butler, Robinson and Tucker will start in Friday’s game against the Knicks.

Update - Herro is out, but the rest of Heat rotation seems to be intact.

The entire Heat rotation looks to be questionable, which can be a problem for bettors. Expect some of these guys to play, and those guys will be nice options depending on how much of this lineup sits out.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Luka Doncic (ankle) available
Davis Bertans (knee) OUT
Trey Burke (illness) OUT

Doncic is back after a one-game absence, while Bertans and Burke are out. Maxi Kleber, Jalen Brunson and Reggie Bullock are strong plays for this Dallas team.

Karl-Anthony Towns (arm) available

Update - Towns is available and will start in Friday’s game against the Mavericks.

Towns is playing through this injury, so there’s no reason to think he won’t suit up. If he does sit, Naz Reid is in line for a start against Dallas.

Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Josh Hart (knee) OUT

This is quite the game. It’s hard to back anyone from Portland, with Hart and Anfernee Simons out. This might be a contest to avoid when it comes to fantasy/DFS options.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Clippers

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