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Jayson Tatum, Anthony Edwards, DeMar DeRozan headline NBA injury report for Sunday, March 26

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

Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics dribbles the ball against Andrew Nembhard #2 of the Indiana Pacers during the third quarter at the TD Garden on March 24, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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We’ve got nine games on Sunday’s NBA slate, anchored by a doubleheader on NBATV. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: March 26

Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Hornets

Tim Hardaway Jr. (illness) - available

Update - As expected, Hardaway Jr. is in for the Mavericks.

The guard should be back in the lineup. He’ll take some shots away from Reggie Bullock and Josh Green on the perimeter.

Kelly Oubre (shoulder) - OUT
Terry Rozier (foot) - OUT

Update - Both Oubre and Rozier are out for Sunday’s game.

Rozier is likely out, and the Hornets probably don’t want Oubre playing much either even if he is cleared. This team is tanking, so I’d expect Dennis Smith Jr. and Bryce McGowens to get decent minutes for the rest of the season.

Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers

DeMar DeRozan (quad) - available
Alex Caruso (foot) - available

Update - DeRozan is officially available for this contest. Caruso is also in and will start.

DeRozan sat the last game but said he plans on playing in this one. He’ll be the focal point offensively for this group and will take some usage away from Zach LaVine and Coby White. White would still be involved in the rotation if Caruso sits.

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

Update - James is in and will play off the bench Sunday, so the foot is still not at 100%. However, this is still a positive step for the King as he makes his return. Davis is in as well. Russell is out, so Austin Reaves and Dennis Schroder will be the primary backcourt players for the Lakers.

Update - James has been upgraded to questionable, and there’s a chance he makes his return in this game if everything checks out in the warmups. With the Lakers fighting for a play-in spot, the King potentially coming back today is a big boost for LA.

James is upgraded to doubtful and won’t play, but this means he’s close to returning. Davis should be in. If Russell is out, Dennis Schroder will likely get the start for the Lakers.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young (injury management) - available
De’Andre Hunter (injury management) - available
Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) - available

Update - Both Hunter and Bogdanovic are in.

Update - Hunter and Bogdanovic are questionable, but Young appears to be good to go on the second night of a back-to-back.

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

San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics

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

Update - Branham is in and will get the start for San Antonio. Johnson has been ruled out.

Tre Jones would be the lead guard if Branham is out. Vassell seems like an excellent filler play, especially if Johnson is out.

Jayson Tatum (hip) - OUT
Malcolm Brogdon (back) - available

Update - Tatum has been ruled out, so Brown is a strong fantasy/DFS play in this game. The Celtics should be able to beat the Spurs even with Tatum sidelined.

Jaylen Brown would be the main offensive option if Tatum is sidelined. Brogdon coming back in will cut into Marcus Smart’s and Derrick White’s playing time.

Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

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

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic

Ben Simmons (back) - OUT, likely to be done for rest of the season

Head coach Jacque Vaughn said Simmons will likely be shut down due to nerve issues in his back.

Franz Wagner (ankle) - available
Jalen Suggs (concussion) - available

Update - Both guys are in for Orlando.

Cole Anthony benefits the most if Suggs doesn’t play. Paolo Banchero becomes the focal point of the offense if Wagner is out.

Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors

Bradley Beal (knee) - OUT
Kyle Kuzma (ankle) - OUT
Monte Morris (groin) - OUT

Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija and Daniel Gafford are all likely to start here for Washington. Kristaps Porzingis will be the top offensive option.

Scottie Barnes (wrist) - available
Gary Trent Jr. (elbow) - OUT

Update - Trent Jr. is out, so Anunoby and Barton get a boost in DFS formats. Barnes is going to suit up.

OG Anunoby should continue getting big usage if both Barnes and Trent Jr. are out. Will Barton would likely get the start again if both are ruled out.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard (calf) - OUT
Jerami Grant (quad) - OUT
Anfernee Simons (foot) - OUT
Jusuf Nurkic (knee) - OUT

The Blazers are considering shutting down Lillard for the rest of the season. This team is going to start tanking. Shaedon Sharpe and Drew Eubanks are likely to get big minutes in this one with Lillard and Nurkic are out.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors

Anthony Edwards (ankle) - available
Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) - available

Update - Both Towns and Edwards will start for the Timberwolves Sunday.

Jaden McDaniels will get big minutes in any event, but Kyle Anderson and Taurean Prince will see additional playing time if Edwards is out. Towns should be in but if he sits, Rudy Gobert and Naz Reid will be the primary frontcourt players for Minnesota.