We’ve got six 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 21
Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic
Kyle Kuzma (knee) - OUT
Kristaps Porzingis (illness) - available
Kuzma is out, so Bradley Beal and Porzingis will be the primary options offensively. Daniel Gafford should get the start with Kuzma out.
Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks
Dejounte Murray (illness) - OUT
Update - Murray has quickly been ruled out for this game, so Young is the lead guard and elevates into a higher tier for fantasy/DFS lineups. Bogdan Bogdanovic might get the start with Murray out.
If Murray cannot go, Trae Young will be the lead option offensively. John Collins will also see some more looks.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen (eye) - available
Update - Allen will suit up for the Cavaliers tonight, and that’ll shift some things for bettors who might be thinking of taking Brooklyn. Evan Mobley’s player props, especially the rebounding ones, will take a bit of a hit but both bigs should be solid filler options in DFS formats.
Allen has missed the last four games with this issue. If he can’t play tonight, Evan Mobley should be the main big man for Cleveland with Lamar Stevens set to get another start.
Dorian Finney-Smith (wrist) - available
Update - Finney-Smith is in for the Nets.
Royce O’Neale and Cam Johnson will see more minutes if Finney-Smith is ruled out.
San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Devin Vassell (injury management) - OUT
Jeremy Sochan (knee) - OUT
Tre Jones (hamstring) - available
Zach Collins (rest) - OUT
Keldon Johnson (neck) - OUT
Update - Johnson is out but Jones has been upgraded to available. Branham will still have some good minutes and usage here as the Spurs play their inexperienced guys.
Update - Johnson is reportedly unlikely to play with a neck injury, so the Spurs are truly leaning into the tank now. Keita Bates-Diop and Romeo Langford could see more minutes as Johnson is expected to sit.
Malaki Branham will be the lead point guard and Keldon Johnson will be the top option offensively. The Spurs are in tank mode, but they’re still playing some key guys in the last leg of the season.
Boston Celtics vs. Sacramento Kings
Robert Williams (hamstring) - available
Marcus Smart (hip) - available
Al Horford (back) - available
Everyone is in for the Celtics.
Domantas Sabonis (injury management) - available
De’Aaron Fox (injury management) - available
Kevin Huerter (knee) - OUT
Update - Huerter has been ruled out for Sacramento.
Update - Huerter is questionable but it appears everyone is in for the Kings.
We’ll see if the Kings rest their guys on the second night of a back-to-back set. Huerter could continue to be out with his knee injury.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.