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Fred VanVleet, Aaron Gordon, Collin Sexton headline NBA injury report for Saturday, February 25

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Saturday, February 25 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Orlando Magic v Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet of the Toronto Raptors dribbles against the Orlando Magic during the second half of their basketball game at the Scotiabank Arena on February 14, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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We’ve got seven games on Saturday’s NBA slate, with ABC’s primetime contest headlining the day’s action. Here’s a look at Saturday’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: February 25

Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons

Fred VanVleet (personal) - OUT

With VanVleet out, look for Gary Trent Jr. and Malachi Flynn to see more playing time. Scottie Barnes likely gets more run as the lead ball handler in this offense.

Jalen Duren (ankle) - OUT
Marvin Bagley (finger) - available

Update - As expected, Bagley is in for Saturday’s game.

Duren is out but Bagley is back in for Detroit. James Wiseman should continue to get solid run in this contest.

Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets

Jimmy Butler (injury management) - available
Tyler Herro (injury management) - available
Bam Adebayo (injury management) - available
Victor Oladipo (injury management) - available

Update - Based on the first injury report, everyone without a long-term designation appears to be available for Miami. We’ll see if anything changes leading up to the game but for now the Heat are rolling with everyone.

We’ll see how the Heat handle their guys on the second night of a back-to-back set.

Terry Rozier (injury management) - available
Kelly Oubre Jr. (injury management) - available
P.J. Washington (foot) - doubtful

Update - Washington is officially doubtful, while Rozier and Oubre Jr. should be in for Charlotte.

Update - Washington reportedly suffered a foot sprain Friday, which makes his status for Saturday’s game uncertain. If he cannot play, Gordon Hayward and JT Thor could see more playing time.

It’s the second night of a back-to-back set for the Hornets as well, which means Rozier and Oubre Jr. could be rested. If they sit, that means more minutes for Dennis Smith Jr. and LaMelo Ball.

Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. New York Knicks

Jalen Brunson (injury management) - available
Julius Randle (injury management) - available
Mitchell Robinson (injury management) - available
Evan Fournier (illness) - available

Update - Everyone is in for the Knicks.

We’ll see how New York handles its players on the second night of a back-to-back set.

Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Aaron Gordon (ribs) - OUT

Gordon remains out, which opens up minutes for Christian Braun and Bruce Brown in the rotation.

Luke Kennard (illness) - available

Kennard is back in, and should take minutes away from John Konchar.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers

No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz

Tre Jones (foot) - OUT
Jeremy Sochan (quad) - available
Keldon Johnson (illness) - available

Update - Both Sochan and Johnson are in for the Spurs.

Update - Jones is out, so Branham is good to start. Johnson has been added late with an illness and this tends to go south for players. If he’s ultimately ruled out, Sochan will be primed for a lot of shots against the Jazz Saturday.

Malaki Branham should continue seeing solid minutes even if Jones is cleared to play. Sochan comes back in and should take away some shots from Keldon Johnson.

Collin Sexton (hamstring) - OUT

Sexton remains out, meaning Jordan Clarkson and Ochai Agbaji are the key guards in this game for Utah.