NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/11

Each day, this column will present stay updates for all NBA information. Enjoy up-to-the-minute alerts for accidents and lineup confirmations. The Key News to Watch part will spotlight notable accidents to watch for the present NBA slate.

Key NBA News to Watch

  • Trae Young (sickness) — Out

  • Demar DeRozan (quad) — Out

  • Anthony Edwards (hip) — Available

  • Kristaps Porzingis (rib) — Out

  • Chris Paul (hip) — Out

  • Deandre Ayton (ankle) — Out

  • Myles Turner (again) — Out

  • Keldon Johnson (hamstring) — Available

  • RJ Barrett (finger) — Available

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Available

  • Marcus Smart (knee) — Out

  • Jalen Duren (ankle) — Out

  • Kevin Huerter (sickness) — Out

  • Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) — Out

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Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: D’Angelo Russell, Austin Rivers, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Rudy Gobert

  • Anthony Edwards (hip) — Available

  • Kyle Anderson (sickness) — Out

  • Wendell Moore Jr. (G League) — Out

  • Jordan McLaughlin (calf) — Injured

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) — Injured

Edwards bruised his left hip on December thirtieth and registered a 48.7 eFG% through the subsequent 4 video games. His hip situation worsened, and he was compelled to go away Friday’s sport earlier than he shot six-for-19 Sunday. Russell, Jaylen Nowell, and Taurean Prince’s roles would doubtless broaden essentially the most if Edwards misses his first sport this season.

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Killian Hayes, Jaden Ivey, Bojan Bogdanovic, Saddiq Bey, Nerlens Noel

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Available

  • Jalen Duren (ankle) — Out

  • Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) — Out

  • Isaiah Livers (shoulder) — Available

  • Jared Rhoden (G League) — Out

  • Marvin Bagley (hand) — Injured

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Injured

Bogdanovic, Duren, and Stewart may return in higher well being in any case three sat out the entrance finish of the back-to-back set because of varied sore physique elements. Saddiq Bey ought to proceed to start out if any of the three miss extra time.

Chicago Bulls News

Confirmed Lineup: Ayo Dosunmu, Alex Caruso, Zach LaVine, Patrick Williams, Nikola Vucevic

  • Demar DeRozan (quad) — Out

  • Alex Caruso (ankle) — Available

  • Tony Bradley (well being protocols) — Out

  • Javonte Green (knee) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

If DeRozan is dominated out, Alex Caruso, Coby White, and Goran Dragic ought to soak up most of his minutes. With DeRozan off the court docket this season, LaVine (+4.1%), Dosunmu (+1.9%), and Vucevic (+1.6%) have logged optimistic utilization differentials whereas LaVine’s +7.2% help fee differential leads the Bulls.

Washington Wizards News

Confirmed Lineup: Monte Morris, Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija, Kyle Kuzma, Taj Gibson

  • Kristaps Porzingis (rib) — Out

  • Daniel Gafford (ankle) — Out

  • Corey Kispert (again) — Available

  • Vernon Carey (quad) — Out

  • Johnny Davis (hip) — Out

  • Isaiah Todd (G League) — Available

  • Bradley Beal (hamstring) — Injured

Deni Avdija may begin if any of the questionable gamers are sidelined. Rui Hachimura’s sixth-man position may very well be extra vital if every other Wizards be part of Beal on the inactive record. Morris (+5.2%) and Kuzma (+3.7%) have logged optimistic utilization differentials with Porzingis and Beal off the court docket this season.

Milwaukee Bucks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jrue Holiday, Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Dejounte Murray, Aaron Holiday, De’Andre Hunter, John Collins, Onyeka Okongwu

Milwaukee’s paint protection has deteriorated as they’ve allowed the fifth-most factors within the paint per sport (54.4) throughout their earlier ten matches. The Hawks have scored the fifth-most factors within the paint per sport (56.9), and all 5 starters have averaged 8.0 factors in the important thing or extra with Capela sidelined for the final seven contests.

New Orleans Pelicans News

Confirmed Lineup: CJ McCollum, Dyson Daniels, Naji Marshall, Trey Murphy, Jonas Valanciunas

  • Herb Jones (again) — Out

  • Zion Williamson (hamstring) — Injured

  • Brandon Ingram (toe) — Injured

McCollum (32.4%) and Valanciunas (26.7%) have led the Pelicans in utilization with Williamson sidelined over the last 4 contests, though their roles may diminish if Alvarado begins in Jones’ stead. Dyson Daniels’ measurement ought to be valued in Jones’ anticipated absence, and Daniels may play as a lot as Alvarado towards the Celtics.

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Grant Williams, Al Horford

  • Marcus Smart (knee) — Out

  • Robert Williams (damage rehabilitation) — Out

  • To Danilo Gallina (ACL) — Injured

Tatum led the Celtics with seven assists, and Grant Williams performed a major sixth-man position as an alternative of Malcolm Brogdon with Smart sidelined Sunday. The Pelicans have a 4-8 file towards groups with top-ten offensive scores, and the Celtics have scored the second-most factors per 100 possessions (118.6) within the league.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Andrew Nembhard, Buddy Hield, James Johnson, Jalen Smith

  • Aaron Nesmith (sickness) — Out

  • Myles Turner (again) — Out

  • TJ McConnell (shoulder) — Available

  • Oshae Brissett (hamstring) — Out

  • Daniel Theis (knee) — Injured

Oshae Brissett and Chris Duarte may gain advantage essentially the most if Nesmith is dominated out, though coach Carlisle may begin Jalen Smith on the 4 for matchup functions. However, Carlisle opted to start out a smaller lineup towards the Knicks final month, and Nesmith led the crew with 23 factors and 10 rebounds on nine-for-12 taking pictures.

New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson

Brunson (+6.6%) and Randle (+5.6%) have led the Knicks in utilization differential with Brunson out there whereas Barrett remained out for the final 4 video games. Their offensive roles may diminish by roughly that quantity if Barrett returns and not using a stringent restriction.

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Tre Jones, Romeo Langford, Keldon Johnson, Jeremy Sochan, Jakob Poeltl

  • Keldon Johnson (hamstring) — Available

  • Keita Bates-Diop (ankle) — Available

  • Devin Vassell (knee) — Injured

Jones (+6.5%), Malaki Branham (+5.2%), Josh Richardson (+3.4%), and Langford (+3.1%) have registered the very best utilization differentials on the Spurs as these 4 have absorbed most of Johnson’s utilization over the last two video games.

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr., Steven Adams

  • Yes Morant (thigh) — Not on damage report

  • Jake LaRavia (G League) — Out

  • Brandon Clarke (hip) — Injured

  • Danny Green (ACL) — Injured

The Grizzlies have a 12-2 file and have the very best level differential (+12.2) towards groups with bottom-ten level differentials. The Spurs have registered the bottom level differential (-8.7) league-wide.

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Duane Washington Jr., Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig, Dario Saric, Bismack Biyombo

  • Chris Paul (hip) — Out

  • Deandre Ayton (ankle) — Out

  • Landry Shamet (hip) — Out

  • Saben Lee (signed) — TBD

  • Cam Payne (foot) — Injured

  • Devin Booker (groin) — Injured

  • Cam Johnson (knee) — Injured

Coach Williams mentioned that Shamet begged him to play Tuesday, however Williams would not let him. As a end result, facilitating alternatives have been cut up between the guards and Dario Saric with Paul, Ayton, and Shamet sidelined on the entrance finish of a back-to-back set. Washington Jr. led the Suns with 30.3% utilization, and Bridges led with 26 factors on 10-for-18 taking pictures of their 125-113 highway win.

Denver Nuggets News

Confirmed Lineup: Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, Nikola Jokic

  • Bruce Brown (thumb) — Available

  • Bones Hyland (thigh) — Available

  • Zeke Nnaji (knee) — Available

  • Peyton Watson (adductor) — Injured

  • Jeff Green (hand, finger) — Injured

Phoenix allowed the ninth-most factors within the paint per sport (52.8) and posted the fourth-lowest defensive score (117.4) in December earlier than correcting course. The Suns have allowed the second-fewest factors within the paint per sport (38.8) and logged the third-best defensive score (107.9) league-wide by way of 5 video games in 2023.

Houston Rockets News

Confirmed Lineup: Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Jabari Smith Jr., Alperen Sengun

Sacramento Kings News

Confirmed Lineup: De’Aaron Fox, Terence Davis, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray, Domantas Sabonis

The Kings have an 11-4 file and have scored essentially the most factors per 100 possessions (122.7) towards groups with bottom-ten defensive scores. Conversely, the Rockets have a 2-9 file and have scored the fewest factors per 100 possessions (109.8) towards groups with bottom-ten defensive scores. Sacramento (117.2) and Houston (122.0) have two of the 4 lowest defensive scores this season.

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