We’ve got 10 games on Saturday’s NBA slate, headlined by ABC’s primetime contest. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: March 11
New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Jalen Brunson (foot) - OUT
Brunson has been ruled out after he left Thursday’s game with foot soreness. Immanuel Quickley should get the start for New York in his place.
Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte Hornets
Jordan Clarkson (finger) - OUT
If Clarkson doesn’t play, that means more minutes of Ochai Agbaji and Talen Horton-Tucker.
Mark Williams (thumb) - questionable
Terry Rozier (calf) - probable
Williams has been getting more minutes as the Hornets tank. If he’s out, Nick Richards and Kai Jones could see more playing time.
Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons
Tyrese Haliburton (knee) - OUT
Myles Turner (back) - OUT
Bennedict Mathurin (ankle) - OUT
If Haliburton doesn’t play, Andrew Nembhard and T.J. McConnell will get more minutes. Isaiah Jackson would benefit the most if Turner is out. Mathurin remains out with an ankle injury he suffered Thursday.
Jaden Ivey (protocols) - OUT
Marvin Bagley (ankle) - available
With Ivey out, Killian Hayes will be the primary point guard for Detroit.
Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic
Kyle Lowry (knee) - available
Lowry is expected to return, which will push Gabe Vincent into a bench role. We’ll see how the Heat handle key players on the second night of a back-to-back.
Wendell Carter Jr. (hip) - available
Carter Jr. is available but might not play as much with the Magic attempting to tank.
Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young (injury management) - TBD
Dejounte Murray (injury management) - TBD
John Collins (injury management) - TBD
De’Andre Hunter (ankle) - available
We’ll see how Atlanta plays this with its stars on the second night of a back-to-back.
Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets
Kevin Porter Jr. (thigh) - probable
Porter Jr. is probable and should take some usage away from Jalen Green.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Luka Doncic (thigh) - OUT, sidelined indefinitely
Kyrie Irving (foot) - OUT
Reggie Bullock (quad) - probable
Update - Irving is participating in the team’s shootaround, so the personal issues are not really relevant anymore. It’ll now come down to whether he’s actually feeling any pain in his foot but it seems like Irving is on the right track to suit up tonight.
Irving was initially listed as uncertain due to a personal reason but is now being listed as questionable with a foot problem. If he sits, the Mavericks will lean on Tim Hardaway Jr. and Justin Holiday since Doncic is also sidelined. Bullock should be in.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (injury management) - available
The star point guard will play for the Thunder Saturday, which means he’ll sit Sunday’s game.
Brandon Ingram (ankle) - OUT
Ingram being questionable is great news, as that means his ankle injury from Wednesday’s game is not as serious as some might’ve thought. If Ingram can’t play, Trey Murphy and CJ McCollum will see additional shot opportunities.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors
Giannis Antetokounmpo (hand) - OUT
Antetokounmpo previously had a knee issue, then had an illness, and now has a hand injury. We’ll see how legitimate this designation is soon enough. If Antetokounmpo can’t play, Bobby Portis is likely to get the start with Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton getting most of the shots in this offense. The Bucks would also likely be underdogs to the Warriors if the Greek Freak is ruled out.
Jonathan Kuminga (ankle) - OUT
Klay Thompson (knee) - available
The young forward remains out with an ankle injury. Donte DiVincenzo should see more playing time, with Moses Moody also likely seeing an uptick in minutes. Thompson should be in for this primetime matchup.
Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.