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Stephen Curry, Jayson Tatum, Damian Lillard headline NBA injury report for Friday, March 17

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Friday, March 17 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after scoring a three-point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of the game at Arena on March 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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There are eight games on Friday’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 17

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets

Jalen McDaniels (hip) - OUT

Update - McDaniels has quickly been ruled out for tonight’s contest.

Surely, McDaniels would love to be able to suit up against his former team. If he can’t go, De’Anthony Melton and Georges Niang will have bigger roles as peripheral players.

Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta Hawks

Stephen Curry (thumb) - available
Kevon Looney (back) - available
Draymond Green (technicals) - OUT

Update - Both Curry and Looney are in for Golden State.

Green picked up his 16th technical foul and is suspended. Curry is expected to play but if he doesn’t suit up, Jordan Poole and Donte DiVincenzo will have bigger roles as creators offensively.

Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Kyle Kuzma (knee) - available

Kuzma is back in and will take some usage away from Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis.

Jarrett Allen (eye) - OUT

Lamar Stevens will get the start for Cleveland but Evan Mobley is most likely to benefit from a fantasy standpoint.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Chicago Bulls

Rudy Gobert (ankle) - available
Naz Reid (calf) - available

Update - Both guys are in for Minnesota.

Both guys suited up last time. If they both suit up, Gobert holds more value. If Gobert is out and Reid is in, the latter would be a top DFS value play.

Alex Caruso (illness) - available

Update - Caruso is in for Chicago.

If Caruso can’t go, Coby White should see more opportunities on the perimeter.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets

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

Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs

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

Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Jayson Tatum (hip) - available
Marcus Smart (illness) - available
Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) - OUT

Update - Tatum is in for Boston.

Update - Smart is in, but Brogdon is out. Smart and White will be the primary guards for Boston.

Update - Tatum said he plans on playing, even if his status hasn’t officially changed. Smart has been added late with an illness and this tends to lead to the player sitting out. If he’s out, Brogdon and Derrick White will have big roles in the backcourt.

If Tatum sits, Jaylen Brown would be the focal point for the Celtics. Malcolm Brogdon could also see more touches as a playmaker in this offense.

Damian Lillard (calf) - available
Jerami Grant (quad) - OUT
Nassir Little (illness) - OUT

Update - Lillard is in, while Grant and Little are both out. Maybe Kevin Knox and Cam Reddish see more run as the Blazers tweak their rotation with two key combo forwards out.

Nassir Little would be in line for big minutes if Grant sits. If Lillard is out, Anfernee Simons becomes the lead guard and Shaedon Sharpe would see more playing time.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Luka Doncic (thigh) - OUT
Kyrie Irving (foot) - available
Tim Hardaway Jr. (calf) - questionable, expected to play

Update - Irving is back in the lineup, which is going to become a running joke for NBA Twitter since he decided to suit up for the Lakers game and not the other ones. He’ll be the focal point offensively for Dallas with Doncic out.

Doncic logged a full practice but remains out. If Irving and Hardaway Jr. are out, Reggie Bullock, Josh Green and Jaden Hardy should see more opportunities and will be solid value adds in DFS lineups.

Anthony Davis (foot) - available

Update - Davis is in for LA.

Davis will be in for the Lakers.