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LeBron James, Jamal Murray, Giannis Antetokounmpo headline NBA injury report for Tuesday, February 28

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Tuesday, February 28 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball during the game on Febuary 26, 2023 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
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We have a massive 10-game slate in the NBA Tuesday to close out the month of February, with a doubleheader on TNT. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: February 28

Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks

Kristaps Porzingis (knee) - OUT
Monte Morris (back) - questionable

Update - As expected, Porzingis has been ruled out for this contest.

Kyle Kuzma and Daniel Gafford will remain key frontcourt players with Porzingis out. If Morris sits, Corey Kispert likely sees more run in the rotation.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets

Giannis Antetokounmpo (quad) - available

Update - Antetokounmpo, as expected, is in for for the Bucks.

The Greek Freak should be back in as the Bucks go for their 15th win in a row.

Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors

Fred VanVleet (personal) - available

Toronto’s star point guard is back in. We’ll see who gets pushed out of the starting lineup between Gary Trent Jr. and Scottie Barnes.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

LeBron James (foot) - OUT
Anthony Davis (foot) - available
D’Angelo Russell (ankle) - OUT

Update - Davis is in for LA.

Update - Russell has officially been ruled out, as expected. He’s also doubtful for Wednesday’s game against the Thunder.

James is expected to miss more than just this game from a foot injury he aggravated in Sunday’s contest. Davis will be the focal point of this offense, with Rui Hachimura and Troy Brown Jr. getting more run on the perimeter. Dennis Schroder likely gets the start with Russell set to sit out again.

Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets

Jamal Murray (back) - available
Aaron Gordon (ribs) - available
Michael Porter Jr. (injury management) - available

Update - Everyone is in for the Nuggets.

Update - Gordon is in for Denver, while Porter Jr. has been added late to the report as probable. Murray remains questionable.

Gordon was surprisingly upgraded quickly Sunday in his return from a ribs injury. Murray played Sunday but this is a new issue with a back injury for the Nuggets point guard. If he sits, Reggie Jackson will see more playing time.

Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) - OUT
Jalen Green (groin) - available

Update - Porter Jr. has been ruled out, which means TyTy Washington and Jae’Sean Tate are set to get more minutes in this contest.

The Rockets are tanking, so it’s hard to know what kind of lineup they’ll actually play here. Green seems set to get big minutes, and Porter Jr. wouldn’t be a bad DFS filler play if he does suit up.

Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

De’Aaron Fox (wrist) - OUT

Update - Fox has been officially ruled out, opening the door for Mitchell to get plenty of playing time in the starting lineup.

If Fox doesn’t play, Davion Mitchell will likely get the start for the Kings. Malik Monk and Kevin Huerter also gain some value if Fox is out.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) - OUT

SGA is out, so Josh Giddey is the focal point of this offense. Tre Mann, Isaiah Joe and Lu Dort will all see additional opportunities with SGA out.

Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks

Maxi Kleber (hamstring) - available

Update - Kleber is in for the Mavericks, making his return to the court after a long absence.

Kleber has missed more than two months with this injury and if he returns, he’ll take some minutes away from Christian Wood and Dwight Powell.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz

Jordan Clarkson (thumb) - OUT
Collin Sexton (hamstring) - OUT

With both guards out, Lauri Markkanen should be the focal point for Utah’s offense. Ochai Agbaji might get more run in the rotation as well.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors

Draymond Green (knee) - available

Update - As expected, Green is in for Golden State.

Andrew Wiggins remains out, so Jonathan Kuminga is still a nice value addition even with Green coming back in. All of Golden State’s perimeter players get elevated here, since Green acts like a point forward and can set guys up well offensively.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Rudy Gobert (illness) - available

Update - Gobert is in as expected.

Gobert should be back in, which will push Naz Reid into his usual bench role.

Ivica Zubac (calf) - available

Update - Zubac is in for the Clippers and will get the start.

If Zubac cannot play, Mason Plumlee will be the primary big man for LA.