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Giannis Antetokounmpo, D’Angelo Russell, Draymond Green headline NBA injury report for Sunday, February 26

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Sunday, February 26 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks works out before the game against the Miami Heat at Fiserv Forum on February 24, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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We’ve got a loaded nine-game slate in the NBA Sunday, with doubleheaders on ABC and ESPN. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: February 26

Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo (quad) - OUT
Pat Connaughton (calf) - available

Update - As expected, Antetokounmpo is out for Sunday’s game.

Connaughton is back in, but Antetokounmpo knocked knees with a Heat player Friday and is likely to sit out this game. The Bucks manipulated the injury report for Antetokounmpo’s wrist injury, so there’s a chance he actually does end up playing in this one but we’ll know fairly quickly with a 1 p.m. ET tip.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks

Ben Simmons (knee) - OUT

Simmons is expected to re-evaluated after a week, and he’s claiming he was never healthy this entire season. Look for Cam Thomas, Mikal Bridges and Spencer Dinwiddie to see more usage with Simmons out.

John Collins (back) - available

Update - Collins is available for the Hawks Sunday, and should get the start alongside Clint Capela on the interior. Bey likely goes to the bench with this move.

Collins is out of concussion protocol but now has a back issue. If he can’t suit up, Saddiq Bey is likely to start with Onyeka Okongwu getting big minutes as a backup center in the rotation.

Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls

Kristaps Porzingis (knee) - OUT
Monte Morris (back) - OUT

Update - Morris has also been ruled out, which isn’t surprising considering he was a late add to this injury report. Bradley Beal likely takes over as the primary ball handler in this offense, and Corey Kispert should see more run in the rotation.

With Porzingis out, Daniel Gafford and Kyle Kuzma get elevated in fantasy/DFS formats.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks

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

Update - As expected, Russell is out. Dennis Schroder will get the start. James and Davis are in for LA.

Both stars should be in for LA, while Russell likely sits out. Malik Beasley gets more shots with the point guard sidelined, while Austin Reaves likely gets more looks as a ball handler with the second unit.

Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Fred VanVleet (personal) - OUT

Update - VanVleet has officially been listed out for Sunday’s game.

VanVleet was out Saturday and is likely to miss this game as well. If he doesn’t play, Scottie Barnes probably gets the nod as the starting “point guard”, with Gary Trent Jr. also getting more looks in the backcourt.

Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) - OUT

Josh Giddey should be the lead point guard with SGA sidelined for Sunday’s game.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors

Rudy Gobert (illness) - OUT

Update - Gobert is out, so Reid is a fine play in DFS lineups.

Gobert is a late add with an illness and this tends to be a bad sign for the player. If Gobert does sit this one out, Naz Reid would be set to start and is a nice value play in fantasy/DFS lineups.

Draymond Green (knee) - OUT

Update - Green has been ruled out, which elevates Kuminga and JaMychal Green in the rotation. Kuminga is getting the start for Golden State.

If Green doesn’t play, look for Jonathan Kuminga to get more minutes in the frontcourt. Kevon Looney and JaMychal Green also get elevated in fantasy/DFS formats.

Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) - OUT
Jalen Green (groin) - OUT

Both starting guards are out for Houston, which means TyTy Washington and Jae’Sean Tate are set to see big minutes again in this rotation.

Damian Lillard (rest) - available
Jerami Grant (rest) - available

Both starters are in after skipping Thursday’s contest.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets

Ivica Zubac (calf) - OUT

With Zubac out, Mason Plumlee is in for big minutes against Denver.

Aaron Gordon (ribs) - available
Jamal Murray (foot) - available
Michael Porter Jr. (injury management) - available

Update - Everyone, including Gordon, is in for the Nuggets.

Update - Gordon has been ruled out, while Murray and Porter Jr. are probable.

Gordon didn’t play Saturday, so he seems set to sit out Sunday as well. Christian Braun and Bruce Brown are going to see more minutes in the rotation as a result.