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Stephen Curry, Deandre Ayton, Tyrese Haliburton headline NBA injury report for Sunday, March 5

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Sunday, March 5 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the game on March 3, 2023 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
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We’ve got 10 games on Sunday’s NBA slate, with doubleheaders on ABC in the afternoon and ESPN in the evening. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: March 5

Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks

Deandre Ayton (knee) - available
Terrence Ross (toe) - available

Update - Ayton is in for the Suns, who could see some line movement in their favor. The big man might be a bit limited with his knee but it seems like he’s ready to go and should have a strong game against Dallas’ relatively poor interior defenders.

If Ayton sits, Jock Landale and Torrey Craig will get more minutes in the interior for Phoenix. Ross coming back in will take some minutes away from Josh Okogie.

Davis Bertans (calf) - available
Maxi Kleber (hamstring) - OUT

Update - Kleber has been downgraded to out, which will mean Bertans and Wood should see more playing time in the stretch forward spot.

Both stretch bigs should be in for Dallas, which will take some playing time away from Dwight Powell and Christian Wood.

Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls

Tyrese Haliburton (calf) - available

Update - Haliburton is in for the Pacers, although this team might be tanking and could limit his usage overall.

If Haliburton doesn’t suit up, Bennedict Mathurin and Andrew Nembhard will be getting more minutes for the Pacers.

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Stephen Curry (leg) - available

Update - Curry is officially in, as expected. He will have a minutes limit in this game but the Warriors will definitely get a boost offensively with his return.

The point guard is set to return, which likely pushes Jordan Poole to the bench for the Warriors.

D’Angelo Russell (ankle) - OUT
Anthony Davis (foot) - available

Update - Davis is in, as expected.

Russell remains out, meaning Dennis Schroder and Austin Reaves are the primary backcourt options for the Lakers.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets

P.J. Washington (foot) - available

Update - As expected, Washington is back in for Charlotte.

Washington is back in, which will take some playing time away from JT Thor in this Charlotte rotation.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Orlando Magic

Franz Wagner (ankle) - available
Gary Harris (groin) - OUT
Wendell Carter Jr. (hip) - OUT

Update - Carter Jr. is a late scratch for Orlando with a hip injury. Moritz Wagner is going to get the start in Carter Jr.’s place Sunday.

Update - Harris is out, which should mean more minutes for Anthony and Okeke.

Update - Wagner is in and represents a solid filler option in fantasy/DFS lineups.

If Wagner is out, Paolo Banchero is the focal point of this Orlando offense. Harris being out would mean more minutes for rotation pieces like Cole Anthony and Chuma Okeke.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets

Keldon Johnson (foot) - available
Devin Vassell (injury management) - available
Malaki Branham (back) - available
Jeremy Sochan (undisclosed) - OUT

San Antonio’s best players should be available but whether they play much remains to be seen.

Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Lauri Markkanen (illness) - OUT

With Markkanen out, Walker Kessler will be the primary big man for Utah. Kelly Olynyk will see more minutes as the stretch forward.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (abdominal, protocols) - available

SGA is back, but the Thunder might not expose him unnecessarily. Despite being in the play-in picture, Oklahoma City would rather tank and SGA would hurt that agenda. If he doesn’t play much, Josh Giddey will have higher usage.

New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics

Jalen Brunson (foot) - OUT

Update - Brunson has been ruled out Sunday, which is going to shift the lines towards Boston. Quickley is a solid play as he’s likely to start, while Quentin Grimes is also set to get more touches.

Brunson has been listed as questionable for this game. He left Friday’s game against the Heat briefly before coming back. If he’s out, Immanuel Quickley will be the lead guard for the Knicks.

Malcolm Brogdon (ankle) - OUT
Robert Williams (hamstring) - OUT

Update - Brogdon has been ruled out, which means White and Pritchard are strong value adds for tonight’s DFS slate.

Al Horford is set to start with Williams out. If Brogdon doesn’t play, Derrick White and Payton Pritchard will see more playing time.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards

Khris Middleton (injury management) - OUT

Update - Middleton has officially been ruled out.

Middleton has typically sat on the second night of back-to-back sets, so he’s set to miss this game.

Kyle Kuzma (knee) - OUT
Deni Avdija (illness) - available
Daniel Gafford (ankle) - available

Gafford should get decent minutes with Kuzma out. If Avdija sits, Corey Kispert will be a bigger factor in the rotation.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Ja Morant (suspension) - OUT
Dillon Brooks (suspension) - OUT
Brandon Clarke (Achilles) - OUT, done for season

Things have gone from bad to worse for Memphis. Morant is under league investigation and is suspended two games. Brooks picked up his 16th technical and is out this game. Clarke is out for the season for an Achilles tear. Tyus Jones, David Roddy and Santi Aldama will be the replacements in this game for those respective players but only Aldama will have some staying power in fantasy/DFS formats.

Kawhi Leonard (injury management) - available
Ivica Zubac (calf) - available

Update - Zubac will suit up tonight for LA and will have a minutes limit.

Leonard comes back in and will take some opportunities away from Paul George. If Zubac is out, that’ll mean more playing time for Mason Plumlee.