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Karl-Anthony Towns, James Harden, Luka Doncic headline NBA injury report for Wednesday, March 22

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Wednesday, March 22 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

We’ve got a huge NBA slate Wednesday with 10 games on tap, anchored by a doubleheader on ESPN. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: March 22

Denver Nuggets vs. Washington Wizards

Kyle Kuzma (knee) - OUT
Bradley Beal (injury management) - OUT
Kristaps Porzingis (injury management) - available

Update - Beal has been downgraded to out for this contest. It looks like Porzingis will be available but the Nuggets are going to gain some points on the spread here.

Update - Kuzma is out for this game. Beal has been listed as questionable.

Kuzma was ruled out Tuesday, so we’ll see if he plays Wednesday. Beal and Porzingis could also be rested on the second night of a back-to-back set.

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat

Kyle Lowry (knee) - available

Update - As expected, Lowry is in for Miami.

The Heat guard is expected to be in, although Gabe Vincent still likely remains the starter here.

Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors

Tyrese Haliburton (ankle) - OUT

Update - Haliburton has been ruled out, which opens up playing time for Nembhard and Mathurin. The Pacers are inching closer to likely shutting Haliburton down for the season, so it might be best to fade him going forward in DFS lineups.

Haliburton could be back after missing some time but the Pacers might prefer to shut him down. Andrew Nembhard and Bennedict Mathurin seem set for good usage in either scenario.

Scottie Barnes (wrist) - OUT
Gary Trent Jr. (elbow) - OUT

Update - Both Barnes and Trent Jr. have been ruled out for Wednesday’s game, which elevates Anunoby, Barton and Siakam in fantasy/DFS lineups.

Update - Trent Jr. has been added to the report as questionable. If he doesn’t go, Will Barton should see more playing time while Anunoby is likely to get more shots up.

If Barnes can’t go, that means more playing time for OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam.

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks

Kevon Looney (back) - available
Draymond Green (wrist) - available

Both guys should be in for Golden State.

Luka Doncic (thigh) - available
Kyrie Irving (foot) - OUT
Tim Hardaway Jr. (illness) - OUT

Update - Doncic is in, while Irving has been ruled out.

Update - Doncic has been upgraded to probable, which is a great sign for the Mavericks.

Update - Hardaway Jr. is now questionable with an illness and this tends to lead to the player being ruled out. Reggie Bullock should see more perimeter looks if Hardaway Jr. is sidelined.

Doncic didn’t play Monday, while Irving aggravated his foot injury late in the loss to Memphis. We’ll see if either guard suits up here.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls

James Harden (Achilles) - OUT
P.J. Tucker (ankle) - available
Jalen McDaniels (hip) - OUT

Update - Tucker is in and will start with Maxey, Melton, Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid.

Update - Harden is out, so Maxey will likely get the start for the Sixers. McDaniels is also out, opening up more playing time for Niang and Melton. One of those players likely starts with Harden sidelined, especially if Tucker also sits.

If Harden is out, Tyrese Maxey will have a bigger role in this offense and could start at point guard. If Tucker sits, the fringe guys like Georges Niang and De’Anthony Melton will have more minutes to fill in the rotation.

Alex Caruso (foot) - OUT

Update - Caruso has actually been ruled out for Chicago, which means Coby White and Javonte Green will see more playing time.

Update - Caruso is in for Chicago.

If Caruso can’t go, Coby White will see more playing time for Chicago.

Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Alperen Sengun (illness) - available

The big man should be back in, which will diminish Tari Eason’s workload slightly.

Ja Morant (conditioning) - available

Update - Morant will play off the bench for the Grizzlies in this game.

Morant is back after spending time away from the team for personal reasons. He could come off the bench, which means Tyus Jones will still be a strong fantasy/DFS play in this game.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Devin Vassell (injury management) - available
Jeremy Sochan (knee) - available
Keldon Johnson (neck) - OUT
Tre Jones (undisclosed) - OUT
Devonte’ Graham (quad) - OUT

Update - Johnson has been ruled out for San Antonio. Sochan is in and will be a nice filler play in DFS lineups.

Update - Johnson and Sochan might play because the Spurs simply need bodies at this point. Vassell appears to be available. Malaki Branham should be the best DFS play given the current injury report.

The Spurs have no reason to play their key guys here but they’ve done some weird things with this lineup so we’ll see what ultimately happens later on in the day.

Jae Crowder (calf) - OUT

Pat Connaughton and Grayson Allen will see more minutes with Crowder out. Joe Ingles could also get more touches as the playmaker on the perimeter, especially with bench units.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Dejounte Murray (illness) - OUT
Trae Young (injury management) - available
John Collins (injury management) - available
Bogdan Bogdanovic (injury management) - available

Update - Bogdanovic is in.

Update - Murray has been ruled out and the man who would be his replacement in the lineup, Bogdanovic, is questionable. Young and Collins appear to be available.

Murray sat Tuesday, while Young and Collins could be rested again. We’ll see how the Hawks approach this.

Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) - available
Anthony Edwards (ankle) - OUT

Update - Edwards has been ruled out, elevating Jaden McDaniels and Kyle Anderson in fantasy/DFS formats.

Update - Towns is in, but will have a minutes limit as he works back from a calf injury. Naz Reid should still get decent playing time and will suffice as a filler play in DFS contests.

Update - According to Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski, Towns is prepared to make his return barring any pregame setbacks. With the big man back, Rudy Gobert loses some juice as a rebounder and scorer, which might help him get back to being a defensive force.

There’s optimism both players can return. Towns hasn’t played since late November, while Edwards has missed two games in a row.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz

Jerami Grant (quad) - OUT
Nassir Little (concussion) - OUT
Anfernee Simons (foot) - OUT

Update - Little is out, which means Reddish is likely to start in this game.

If Little sits, Cam Reddish should be starting at power forward. With Simons out, Shaedon Sharpe likely gets the call as Damian Lillard’s backcourt mate.

Jordan Clarkson (finger) - OUT
Lauri Markkanen (back) - available

Update - Markkanen is in but we’ll see exactly how much run he gets with the Jazz trying to tank.

Ochai Agbaji and Talen Horton-Tucker are great plays with Clarkson out. Walker Kessler should see a ton of playing time with Markkanen unlikely to get big minutes even if he’s available.

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Deandre Ayton (hip) - OUT

Jock Landale is likely to be the primary center with Ayton out.

Anthony Davis (foot) - available

Update - Davis is in and will start for the Lakers.

Davis should be in for LA.