There are six games on Saturday’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 25
Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks
Tyrese Haliburton (injury management) - available
Myles Turner (back) - OUT
Bennedict Mathurin (injury management) - available
Update - Turner is out, so Jackson is a good filler option. Haliburton and Mathurin are still questionable but are expected to be available.
Update - Haliburton is officially questionable. Turner and Mathurin are also questionable, so Isaiah Jackson and Buddy Hield should be on the radar as filler plays in DFS lineups.
Haliburton played Friday, so we’ll see if the Pacers sit him here against Atlanta.
Trae Young (calf) - available
De’Andre Hunter (knee) - OUT
Dejounte Murray (illness) - available
Update - Young is officially in, while Hunter has been ruled out. Murray will have a secondary role in the offense with Young in but Bogdanovic should get the start with Hunter sidelined. Saddiq Bey is also an option for Atlanta.
If Young sits, Murray will take on a bigger role in this offense. If Hunter is out, look for Bogdan Bogdanovic to be a more impactful player in this game from the perimeter.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat
Seth Curry (personal) - OUT
Royce O’Neale, Joe Harris and Cam Thomas gain some value with Curry out.
Kyle Lowry (knee) - available
Update - Lowry is in for Miami, as expected.
This is starting to get annoying, as Lowry has been able to suit up for quite some time now. However, Gabe Vincent continues to see significant run in Miami’s rotation.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets
Khris Middleton (injury management) - available
Jae Crowder (calf) - OUT
Middleton sat Friday, likely so he could play in this game. With him back, Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughton will likely see less looks. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday did not get a ton of minutes in Friday’s blowout win, so they should both be good on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Phoenix Suns
Joel Embiid (calf) - questionable
James Harden (Achilles) - OUT
Update - As expected, Harden has been ruled out.
Update - Both players are listed as questionable, although Harden is closer to doubtful if we take Rivers’ comments from yesterday seriously. Ultimately, we’ll see who suits up here.
Embiid is more likely to suit up here. There’s a chance Harden returns but Doc Rivers said Monday is a more likely spot for the guard to come back. It’ll likely be Tyrese Maxey, De’Anthony Melton and Georges Niang in the backcourt for Philly again.
Deandre Ayton (hip) - OUT
Devin Booker (injury management) - available
Chris Paul (injury management) - available
Landry Shamet (injury management) - available
Update - Everyone is in for Phoenix, at least at the moment.
We’ll see how the Suns play this on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings
Jordan Clarkson (finger) - OUT
Lauri Markkanen (hand) - OUT
Update - Both guys are out for Utah, so Ochai Agbaji and Walker Kessler remain the best players to target in this Jazz lineup.
Utah is tanking, so don’t expect Clarkson or Markkanen to have big roles even if they are available to play.
De’Aaron Fox (hamstring) - OUT
Domantas Sabonis (injury management) - available
Update - Fox has officially been ruled out, which likely puts Davion Mitchell in the starting lineup. Sabonis is available for Sacramento.
Update - Fox is officially listed as questionable, which is a great sign regarding his injury. He may still be ruled out but for now it looks like he avoided a major problem in Friday’s game.
Fox hurt his hamstring in Friday’s game, so his status is truly up in the air. Sabonis is likely to play but there’s a chance he gets a breather in this one.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Trey Murphy (toe) - questionable
If Murphy is out, Herbert Jones and Naji Marshall will be bigger role players in New Orleans’ offense.