There are nine games on Monday’s NBA slate as the season enters the last two weeks. Here’s a look at Monday’s injury report in the association, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: March 28
JaMychal Green (wrist) OUT
Update - Green is out, so Gordon and Jeff Green are both in play as filler options Monday.
If Green can’t go, look for Aaron Gordon and Jeff Green to absorb those minutes against the Hornets.
Jalen Suggs (ankle) OUT
Wendell Carter Jr. (wrist, ankle) available
Markelle Fultz and Cole Anthony are once again in line for extended minutes with Suggs out, while Carter Jr. returning hurts Mo Bamba’s value in fantasy/DFS contests.
Rajon Rondo (ankle) OUT
With Rondo out, the Cavaliers will keep rolling with Darius Garland and Brandon Goodwin at the point guard spot.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) available
Danilo Gallinari (elbow) OUT
De’Andre Hunter (knee) OUT
Update - In a surprising twist, Hunter has been ruled out with a knee injury. That means Huerter and Bogdanovic now become the top perimeter options for the Hawks. Both are strong additions to fantasy/DFS lineups in what should be a comfortable game for Atlanta.
Update - Bogdanovic will play for the Hawks, giving them most of their combo wing players for this game against Indiana.
Update - Gallinari is out, which elevates Hunter for sure. If Bogdanovic gets ruled out, Huerter would also be a nice value play.
If both Bogdanovic and Gallinari are out, look for Kevin Huerter and De’Andre Hunter to be major factors on the perimeter against a depleted Pacers unit.
Malcolm Brogdon (rest) OUT
Isaiah Jackson (headache) OUT
Goga Bitadze (foot) available
Chris Duarte (toe) OUT
Update - Bitadze is available and likely gets the start with Jackson out. He’s not really a proven player at this point in his career, but could be a decent addition given the minutes he’s set to receive.
Brogdon, Jackson and Duarte are out, so Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield are in play as value options in fantasy/DFS lineups. If Bitadze plays, he’s a nice addition to lineups as he’s likely to headline the frontcourt.
De’Aaron Fox (hand) OUT
Fox remains out, which means the Kings will likely feature Davion Mitchell at the point guard spot.
Tyler Herro (knee) available
PJ Tucker (knee) available
Gabe Vincent (toe) available
Caleb Martin (calf) OUT
Update - All three Heat players who were questionable will be suiting up for Monday’s game, with Herro being the major addition for fantasy/DFS purposes.
Herro headlines the list of Heat players who are questionable for this game. Jimmy Butler remains a nice anchor for DFS lineups, but Herro would be a nice addition if he does suit up. Kyle Lowry is also a nice play, especially if Vincent doesn’t suit up.
Julius Randle (calf) available
Update - Randle is playing on the second night of the back-to-back set, so he’s healthy. The Knicks are still in contention for a play-in spot, so every game takes on additional importance for New York.
Randle played Sunday, so we’ll see if he’s good to go for this back-to-back set. Obi Toppin would likely take over if Randle is sidelined Monday.
Jayson Tatum (knee) OUT
Al Horford (personal) OUT
Jaylen Brown (knee) OUT
Robert Williams (knee) OUT
Update — The Celtics will be very shorthanded against the Raptors tonight.
Tatum and Brown played Sunday, so this could be a much-needed rest day. Horford is doubtful and Time Lord is out, so Grant Williams continues to be an excellent value addition on the fantasy/DFS front.
Gary Trent Jr. (toe) available
Update - Trent Jr. is in, so he’s a strong value play against a depleted Celtics unit. Look for the guard to get a lot of run, especially if this turns into a blowout.
Trent Jr. is questionable, opening up more opportunities for Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby.
Devin Vassell (Achilles) available
Lonnie Walker (back) OUT
Vassell will be a nice guard option, while Josh Primo and Keldon Johnson will benefit if Walker sits.
Eric Gordon (groin) OUT
Christian Wood (hamstring) OUT
Update - Both Gordon and Wood are out, opening the door for Houston’s younger rotation players to get more minutes. Jalen Green, Josh Christopher and Jae’Sean Tate should all get decent minutes Monday against the Spurs.
Update - Gordon has been downgraded to questionable, while Wood is also questionable. We’ll see how the Rockets manage these injuries, as the team has already been eliminated from playoff contention and has more incentive to play younger guys.
Gordon is available, but the Rockets have minimal incentive to play him heavy minutes over the team’s younger players.
Klay Thompson (load management) OUT
Draymond Green (load management) OUT
Otto Porter Jr. (load management) OUT
Update - All three Warriors players have been ruled out as the team preps for the postseason instead of worrying about improving seeding with less than 10 games left.
The Warriors have essentially conceded on any designs for the top seed, so now it’s about staying healthy for the playoffs. Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody are all nice filler options Monday.
Jaren Jackson Jr. (thigh) OUT
Brandon Clarke (hip) available
Update - Clarke is in for this game and should have a favorable matchup with Golden State down some stars.
Update - Jackson Jr. has been ruled out, so Adams is a viable play in fantasy/DFS contests. Clarke is still questionable, but could see some good minutes if he does get in the game.
If Jackson Jr. and Clarke sit, look for Steven Adams to be the primary center for Memphis in a favorable matchup on the interior.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) OUT
Tre Mann (hamstring) OUT
Update - So much for Mann being a value play. He’s been ruled out late with a hamstring injury.
With SGA set to miss this game, Tre Mann looks to be a great value add. He’s been getting big minutes over the last eight games and figures to have a strong outing against a bad Trail Blazers team.
Josh Hart (knee) OUT
Hart is out, and the Trail Blazers are clearly trying to just get the season over with. There aren’t really any good options to roster on this team, but Kris Dunn and CJ Elleby could be some filler pieces if you’re really desperate.