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Jaylen Brown, Nikola Jokic, Devin Booker headline NBA injury report for Sunday, March 6

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Sunday, March 6 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Boston Celtics v Indiana Pacers
Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics dribbles the ball in the second quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on February 27, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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We’ve got eight games on Sunday’s NBA slate, with ABC having the early afternoon doubleheader before ESPN takes the primetime slate. Here’s Sunday’s injury report in the association, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: March 6

Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown (ankle) available
Aaron Nesmith (ankle) OUT

Update - Brown is in, which is great news for the Celtics. The ankle is only going to cost him two games including the one he got hurt in. The small forward is on par with Tatum when it comes to fantasy/DFS value.

With Brown questionable and Nesmith out, Jayson Tatum looks like a solid fantasy/DFS play once again.

Seth Curry (ankle) available

Curry is likely to suit up and is a nice value add in fantasy/DFS lineups for this contest.

Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Devin Booker (protocols) OUT
Cameron Johnson (quad) OUT

Booker and Johnson are out, so Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder will have expanded roles. It’s a tough matchup, but both should have enough volume to be decent DFS options.

Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards

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

Update - Duarte and Stephenson are both out, so Brissett becomes a value add in fantasy/DFS lineups.

The Pacers remain a guard-heavy team, with Malcolm Brogdon, Buddy Hield and Tyrese Haliburton taking the bulk of fantasy/DFS consideration. Oshae Brissett has struggled after some big games but he’s a decent play if both Duarte and Stephenson are out.

Kristaps Porzingis (knee) available

Update - Porzingis will make his Wizards debut Sunday.

Porzingis is set to make his Wizards debut but fans should wait to see what his role will look like in a new offense before rostering him in fantasy/DFS lineups.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets

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

Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Mike Conley (injury management) OUT

Conley is out, which means Donovan Mitchell and Jordan Clarkson will see more time in the backcourt. Nickeil Alexander-Walker is also an option off the bench, although he’s barely logged minutes with the Jazz. Trent Forrest is more likely to see time ahead of NAW.

Josh Giddey (hip) out two more weeks
Aaron Wiggins (ankle) available

Update - Wiggins is actually available Sunday, and becomes a sneaky DFS option as he’s set to get a lot of minutes with Giddey out.

Giddey and Wiggins are out, with the former being out for two more weeks. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander remains a fantasy/DFS stud here, with Tre Mann being a high-upside play.

Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Fred VanVleet (knee) OUT
OG Anunoby (finger) OUT

Update - The Raptors being shady with the injury report ultimately doesn’t matter, as both VanVleet and Anunoby are out. Trent Jr. and Barnes are good to insert into lineups with these two designations.

VanVleet is officially listed as questionable, but the Raptors have previously said he’s sidelined indefinitely. We don’t have a ruling on Anunoby yet, but chances are fantasy/DFS players will have to roll with Gary Trent Jr. and Scottie Barnes as value options here.

Caris LeVert (foot) OUT
Rajon Rondo (toe) OUT

Update - As expected, Rondo and LeVert are both out. Okoro, Goodwin and Garland are good to roll with in fantasy/DFS lineups.

LeVert and Rondo are both unlikely to play, meaning Cleveland’s usual rotation remains in play. Isaac Okoro and Brandon Goodwin offer value, while Darius Garland is a high-end option.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic (illness) available
Austin Rivers (illness) available

Update - Both Jokic and Rivers are in, which is good news for the Nuggets in what looks to be a tough matchup against the Pelicans.

Jokic and Rivers both missed Friday’s game with this illness, with the big man being a late scratch. Both appear to be over the problem now and are listed as probable.

New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Obi Toppin (hamstring) OUT
Nerlens Noel (foot) OUT
Taj Gibson (illness) OUT

Update - Gibson has been ruled out.

Update - With Noel out and Gibson listed as doubtful, look for Mitchell Robinson and Julius Randle to take on more minutes in the frontcourt. Jericho Sims will also be involved for longer stretches of the game.

Toppin remains out, opening the door for Cam Reddish to get more minutes on the perimeter for the Knicks.