We have six games on Monday’s NBA slate, with just one nationally televised contest on NBATV. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: March 20
Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets
Bennedict Mathurin (ankle) - available
Update - Mathurin is back for the Pacers after missing a handful of games. This is the best time for him to get more usage as Indiana tries to stealth tank the end of the season.
Mathurin is actually an important player for the Pacers to evaluate late in this season. If he plays, he’ll take some minutes away from Buddy Hield.
Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Alex Caruso (foot) - OUT
Update - Caruso is out for Monday’s contest.
Caruso left Saturday’s game in a boot, so the Bulls are likely to be missing their best perimeter defender in this one.
P.J. Tucker (ankle) - OUT
Update - Tucker has been ruled out, which opens up minutes for Maxey and Melton.
If Tucker doesn’t play, Tyrese Maxey or De’Anthony Melton would likely to get the start. Both will see more minutes.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New York Knicks
Anthony Edwards (ankle) - OUT
Rudy Gobert (ankle) - available
Naz Reid (calf) - available
Update - Gobert and Reid are in, but Edwards is out. McDaniels and Prince are likely to see additional minutes at the forward spots.
The big men should be good to go. Edwards got out of the walking boot he was in over the weekend, so things are trending up for him after missing Saturday’s game. Jaden McDaniels and Taurean Prince will see more minutes and shots if Edwards sits this game.
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets
Kevon Looney (back) - available
Update - Looney is in for Golden State.
If Looney is out, the Warriors will lean on Draymond Green and Anthony Lamb in the frontcourt.
Jae’Sean Tate (injury management) - OUT
Jalen Green (thigh) - available
Alperen Sengun (illness) - OUT
Update - Sengun is out, which means Eason will have a bigger role. Green is on track to play, but Porter Jr. is still a nice filler DFS option here.
Update - Tate is out, while Sengun and Green are questionable. Porter Jr.’s stock is rising here, while Tari Eason will get more minutes if Sengun is out.
Tate is not expected to suit up tonight, which means more usage for Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green and the younger Rockets players.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Luka Doncic (thigh) - OUT
Kyrie Irving (foot) - available
Tim Hardaway Jr. (illness) - available
Update - Irving and Hardaway Jr. are in for Dallas.
Update - Doncic has been ruled out, while Irving and Hardaway Jr. remain questionable.
Doncic could be back, while Irving is likely in after playing in Saturday’s game. Hardaway Jr. has been added to this report with an illness and he’s likely not going to play given how these usually go. Reggie Bullock sees more shots with Hardaway Jr. out.
Ja Morant (conditioning) - OUT
Jaren Jackson Jr. (calf) - available
Update - Jackson Jr. is in for Grizzlies.
Tyus Jones remains a great value play with Morant still out. If Jackson Jr. sits, Santi Aldama will take on a bigger role in this rotation.
Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz
Kevin Huerter (knee) - OUT
Update - Huerter is out for Sacramento.
If Huerter sits, Malik Monk and Harrison Barnes will see more looks on the perimeter.
Lauri Markkanen (back) - OUT
Jordan Clarkson (finger) - OUT
Update - The Jazz aren’t wasting any time, ruling Markkanen out. Walker Kessler and Kelly Olynyk should get heavy minutes in the frontcourt tonight.
Ochai Agbaji and Talen Horton-Tucker will see more usage with Clarkson out. Markkanen could also be rested as the Jazz tank in earnest.