We’ve got eight games on Tuesday’s NBA slate, anchored by a doubleheader on NBATV. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: March 14
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets
Donovan Mitchell (injury management) - OUT
Mitchell has been ruled out on the first night of a back-to-back set for Cleveland. Given the implications of the matchup with the 76ers tomorrow, the Cavs are fine to have Mitchell sit a game against the Hornets they can likely win without him. Look for Caris LeVert to get the start again with Mitchell out.
Mark Williams (thumb) - OUT
Kelly Oubre Jr. (back) - available
With Williams out, Kai Jones and Nick Richards are the primary bigs for Charlotte. We’ll see how much run Oubre Jr. actually gets for this tanking team.
Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards
Kyle Kuzma (knee) - OUT
Kuzma is out, which means Daniel Gafford should see more playing time in this game. Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis are likely to see more shots overall with Kuzma out.
Marvin Bagley (ankle) - OUT
Jaden Ivey (protocols) - OUT
Bagley and Ivey are out, so James Wiseman and Killian Hayes should see more minutes for the Pistons in this contest.
Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors
Jamal Murray (injury management) - available
Reggie Jackson (oblique) - available
Update - Murray is in for the Nuggets, which will likely make them favorites against Toronto. Jackson will be the backup to Murray in this game, but the Nuggets could also limit their star guard if things get out of hand.
Jackson would get more minutes if Murray is ruled out. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope should also see some additional usage in that scenario.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (foot) - available
Update - As expected, Davis is in for LA.
Davis should be in for LA in a massive game for the play-in picture.
Brandon Ingram (ankle) - available
Update - Ingram is in to face his former team and will hope to have a big night after missing the last two games.
If Ingram doesn’t play, Trey Murphy and CJ McCollum will see an uptick in shot opportunities.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs
Franz Wagner (ankle) - available
Update - Wagner is in and will start for the Magic.
If Wagner is out, Paolo Banchero will be the focal point in this offense.
Keldon Johnson (ankle) - OUT
Tre Jones (illness) - OUT
Jeremy Sochan (knee) - available
Update - Sochan is in and will get the start. Johnson is out, so that makes the rookie a fine value add in DFS lineups.
Devin Vassell and Devonte’ Graham are good DFS filler plays. Depending on what happens with Johnson and Sochan, there could be more value from this game from a fantasy standpoint.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns
Giannis Antetokounmpo (injury management) - available
Khris Middleton (injury management) - OUT
Grayson Allen (foot) - OUT
Update - Middleton is out on the second night of a back-to-back and Allen has also been ruled out, so Pat Connaughton is a strong DFS play here. It looks like Antetokounmpo is set to play both games on the back-to-back set.
We’ll see how the Bucks handle their star on the second night of a back-to-back set.
New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Jalen Brunson (foot) - OUT
Update - As expected, Brunson is out.
Immanuel Quickley will be the starting point guard for New York with Brunson set to sit out again.
Damian Lillard (calf) - available
Jerami Grant (quad) - OUT
Update - Lillard is back in for the Blazers.
Update - Grant has been ruled out, which opens up minutes for Little.
If Lillard is out, Anfernee Simons will be the lead guard and Shaedon Sharpe will have an uptick in usage. Grant sitting would result in Jusuf Nurkic having more sway in the frontcourt and Nassir Little could get the start.