We’ve got just six games on tap for Saturday in the NBA, with ABC’s primetime game headlining the slate. Here’s a look at the injury report for the day, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: March 4
Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Jalen Duren (ankle) - OUT
Isaiah Stewart (hip) - OUT
Bojan Bogdanovic (Achilles) - OUT
Alec Burks (foot) - OUT
The Pistons are in tank mode, with Bogdanovic and Burks both sitting out. Marvin Bagley and James Wiseman are excellent value plays, while Jaden Ivey and Hamidou Diallo will likely get the most shots up overall.
Donovan Mitchell (groin) - available
Mitchell popped up on the injury report but is good to go for this division contest.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat
Trae Young (groin) - available
Dejounte Murray (injury management) - available
John Collins (injury management) - available
Update - It looks like everyone is going to be in for the Hawks on the second night of the back-to-back set.
We’ll see how the Hawks handle their key guys on the second night of a back-to-back. Young is the most likely to sit after playing with a groin injury Friday.
Jimmy Butler (knee) - available
Tyler Herro (injury management) - available
Bam Adebayo (injury management) - available
Update - Butler is officially questionable for Saturday’s game. It looks like Herro and Adebayo will be available for now.
Butler is most likely to sit on the second night of a back-to-back with his knee issue. Herro and Adebayo might also rest.
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs
Keldon Johnson (foot) - OUT
Devin Vassell (injury management) - OUT
Malaki Branham (back) - OUT
Doug McDermott (thumb) - OUT
Update - Johnson is out Saturday but he’s expected to play Sunday.
Jeremy Sochan is an excellent fantasy/DFS play for the tanking Spurs. Branham is a good value option as well if he does suit up.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton (knee) - available
After missing the team’s last game, Middleton is available for this massive Eastern Conference showdown.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Sacramento Kings
Anthony Edwards (injury management) - available
Rudy Gobert (injury management) - available
We’ll see how the Timberwolves handle key guys on the second night of a back-to-back.
De’Aaron Fox (wrist) - available
Domantas Sabonis (injury management) - available
Fox returned after missing just one game, but he could sit on the second night of a back-to-back. Sabonis might also get a rest for the Kings, who have held their own near the top of the West despite plenty of skepticism.