We’ve got nine games on Monday’s NBA slate, with ESPN hosting a doubleheader featuring 76ers-Nuggets and Bucks-Jazz. Here’s a look at Monday’s injury report in the association, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: March 14
Caris LeVert (foot) available
Lauri Markkanen (ankle) available
Rajon Rondo (ankle) OUT
Update - Both LeVert and Markkanen are in for Monday’s game against the Clippers. The former becomes a solid fantasy/DFS addition even as he’s coming off the bench, while the latter could be a value option if you need a low-cost player to round out a lineup.
LeVert and Markkanen are questionable, while Rondo is doubtful. Brandon Goodwin is a great value add in fantasy/DFS lineups, while Isaac Okoro and Kevin Love could see additional minutes depending on whether LeVert and Markkanen play or not.
John Collins (finger, foot) OUT
Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) OUT
Update - Collins has been ruled out, and Gallinari is also out. This elevates Capela, Okungwu and De’Andre Hunter in fantasy/DFS formats.
Collins missed Sunday’s game and is considered a game-time decision. If he sits again, Clint Capela, Onyeka Okungwu and Danilo Gallinari are the fallback options in the frontcourt for the Hawks.
Aaron Gordon (foot) available
Update - Gordon is in for Monday’s contest and should be the second offensive option for Denver. The 76ers are coming off an overtime game Sunday, so Gordon is a nice play in fantasy/DFS lineups.
Gordon is questionable and if he doesn’t play, look for Jeff Green to get additional minutes at the forward spot.
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Anthony Edwards (knee) available
Patrick Beverley (ear) available
Update - Both Edwards and Beverley are set to start Monday against the Spurs. Both are solid fantasy/DFS options in what should be a high-scoring contest.
Edwards is likely to play, so he’s good to put in fantasy/DFS lineups. If Beverley doesn’t play, D’Angelo Russell and Jaylen Nowall are the players to look for as replacement options.
Kristaps Porzingis (knee) available
Update - Porzingis is in and starting for the Wizards. This is potentially a nice matchup for him, although Golden State does get Draymond Green back for this contest.
Porzingis didn’t play Saturday, so we’ll see if he’s available Monday. If he can’t go, the Wizards will utilize Kyle Kuzma, Daniel Gafford and Rui Hachimura in the frontcourt.
Andrew Wiggins (illness) OUT
Wiggins is a late scratch in this game. Look for Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga to be bigger factors with the starting small forward out.
Zach LaVine (knee) available
Update - After missing the team’s last game with the knee issue, LaVine is good to go Monday against the Kings.
LaVine missed Saturday’s game with this knee issue, which has bothered him all year. If he sits again, look for Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu to have more value in fantasy/DFS formats.
Rudy Gobert (foot) available
Udoka Azubuike (ankle) OUT
Update - Gobert is officially in, but that does not diminish Whiteside as a nice backup center option for fantasy/DFS contests.
Update - Gobert plans on playing, which means he’s likely to get heavy minutes as the team’s primary center. The matchup is tough but Gobert is usually good for a double-double and some blocks.
Gobert is questionable after missing Saturday’s game, while Azubuike is out. Hassan Whiteside looks to be a great addition to any lineup regardless of whether Gobert plays or not.
Fred VanVleet (knee) available
Update - VanVleet is officially in for the Raptors and becomes a strong play against a bad Lakers defense.
If VanVleet doesn’t play, Gary Trent Jr. is the player most likely to benefit against a soft Lakers defense.
LeBron James (knee) available
Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) available
Malik Monk (shoulder) available
Update - After some gamesmanship, James is ultimately going to suit up for the Lakers in another pivotal contest. Let’s see if he can help the team make up for last night’s debacle against the Suns.
All three guys played in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Suns, so we’ll see how the Lakers manage these injuries for Monday.