We’ve got just five games on Tuesday’s NBA slate, but there are few big names on the injury report potentially making a return to the court. There are also some new injuries to add to the list, which are coming at a crucial point in the season. Here’s Tuesday’s injury report in the association, along with the relevant fantasy and betting information.
NBA Injury Report: March 29
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) available
Jrue Holiday (ankle) available
Update - Antetokounmpo, who was listed as probable, will play Tuesday for the Bucks.
Update - Antetokounmpo has been listed officially as probable, so he’s still likely to play in this game.
Both Antetokounmpo and Holiday are not listed on the injury report, so they should be available in this massive clash for the East standings.
Joel Embiid (ankle) available
Update - Embiid is in and will start against the Bucks, so this ankle tweak appears to be a non-issue.
Embiid tweaked his ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Suns and played through the issue, so he’s likely to be alright for this pivotal encounter. We’ll get a better update on his status before the game.
Zach LaVine (knee) available
Alex Caruso (back) available
Update - Caruso is in and will get the start for the Bulls, making him a potential value add in fantasy/DFS lineups.
Update - LaVine, who was listed as questionable, will play Tuesday against the Wizards. The Bulls badly need this game after a loss to the Knicks Monday and LaVine will be a key contributor offensively for this team.
LaVine is technically not on the injury report but the Bulls tend to be cautious with his knee on the second night of a back-to-back set. If he does sit, look for Coby White to be a bigger factor for Chicago.
Kyle Kuzma (knee) OUT
Kuzma remains out, which means Kristaps Porzingis and Daniel Gafford are in the mix in Washington’s frontcourt.
Seth Curry (ankle) available
Goran Dragic (knee) available
Curry and Dragic have suited up in the team’s last two games, so both should be good to go in this contest. If neither plays, Patty Mills and Cam Thomas would be the value additions.
Anthony Davis (foot) OUT
LeBron James (ankle) OUT
Dwight Howard (hip) available
Update - Howard is active and will start for the Lakers, who will be without Davis and James for this game. Howard is a nice value play as he’s likely to be a double-double contender here.
Update - As expected, both Davis and James are out for this contest. The Lakers have been a dumpster fire all year, so they’re unlikely to do much without either star on the court.
Davis is back on the injury report but he’s listed as doubtful. James is also doubtful with the ankle injury he sustained Sunday. It looks like Russell Westbrook, Malik Monk and Carmelo Anthony will be LA’s primary offensive players in this game.
Trey Burke (protocols) OUT
With Burke out, look for Spencer Dinwiddie and Jalen Brunson to take on some additional offensive opportunities against the Lakers.
Rudy Gobert (leg) available
Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) OUT
Hassan Whiteside (foot) OUT
Donovan Mitchell (ankle) available
Update - Gobert is in, while Bogdanovic is out.
If Gobert sits out, the Jazz will go with Eric Paschall at the starting center spot. Paschall is in line for minutes either way with Whiteside out. If Bogdanovic doesn’t play, Jordan Clarkson and Royce O’Neale gain additional value in fantasy/DFS formats.
Paul George (elbow) available
Update - It’s official. George will make his return to the court Tuesday against the Jazz.
Update - George is set to suit up Tuesday, ending his extended absence due to the elbow injury.
George has been upgraded to questionable, which is awesome news for the Clippers. This team has admirably fought to stay in the playoff picture without its stars, so George coming back would be a nice boost. He’ll likely be a bit rusty if he does suit up, so temper expectations for his return.