NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/15

Each day, this column will present dwell 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

  • Luka Doncic (ankle) — Out

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Available

  • James Harden (heel) — In

  • Demar DeRozan (quad) — Out

  • Zach LaVine (hand) — In

  • Christian Wood (ankle) — Available

  • Jamal Murray (ankle) — Available

  • Ben Simmons (again) — Out

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (sickness) — Out

  • Tobias Harris (knee) — In

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Jalen Green (suspension) — Out

  • Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) — In

  • Kevin Huerter (conditioning) — Available

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (ankle) — Out

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New York Knicks News

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

The Knicks have a 12-2 file in opposition to groups with bottom-ten level differentials, together with a 3-0 file in opposition to Detroit. The Pistons have a 2-17 file in opposition to groups with prime ten level differentials, and the Knicks have registered the eighth-best level differential (+2.5) this season.

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Killian Hayes, Jaden Ivey, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Livers, Isaiah Stewart

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (sickness) — Out

  • Jalen Duren (ankle) — Out

  • Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) — In

  • Cory Joseph (private) — Not on damage report

  • Marvin Bagley (hand) — Injured

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Injured

The Pistons allowed the sixth-most factors within the paint per recreation (53.4) when Stewart was their lone beginning large man throughout their first 14 video games of the season, together with two highway losses to the Knicks by a median of 16.5 factors. The 59.0 factors within the paint that New York averaged throughout these two matches could be tied with Memphis for essentially the most within the league over your entire season.

Houston Rockets News

Confirmed Lineup: Daishen Nix, Eric Gordon, KJ Martin, Jabari Smith Jr., Alperen Sengun

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Jalen Green (suspension) — Out

  • Jae’Sean Tate (suspension) — Out

  • TyTy Washington (G League) — Available

With Porter Jr. sidelined for a lot of the final two video games, Green (+5.5%) and Smith Jr. (+2.7%) have logged constructive utilization differentials, whereas Sengun (+24.7%) has recorded a major help charge differential.

Los Angeles Clippers News

Confirmed Lineup: Terance Mann, Amir Coffey, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Ivica Zubac

  • Paul George (hamstring) — Out

  • Marcus Morris (knee) — Out

  • Luke Kennard (calf) — Out

  • Moses Brown (G League) — Available

  • Brandon Boston (G League) — Available

  • Moussa Diabate (sickness) — Out

  • John Wall (stomach) — Injured

Coffey and Robert Covington seemingly take in most of Morris’ minutes, and their utilization charges are not less than 3.5% decrease than Morris’ 19.1% clip. Additionally, Reggie Jackson seemingly assumes a less-involved position than Wall has performed off the bench. As a outcome, Leonard and Norman Powell ought to generate an much more important quantity of the Clippers’ offense.

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney

  • Andre Iguodala (hip) — Out

  • Patrick Baldwin Jr. (G League) — Available

  • Jonathan Kuminga (foot) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (ankle) — Injured

  • JaMychal Green (leg) — Injured

Opponents have scored essentially the most factors off turnovers per recreation (21.4) in opposition to the Warriors throughout their final 15 video games. Conversely, the Bulls have scored the fourth-fewest factors off turnovers per recreation (14.1) throughout their earlier 15 matches.

Chicago Bulls News

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

  • Demar DeRozan (quad) — Out

  • Zach LaVine (hand) — In

  • Tony Bradley (conditioning) — Available

  • Javonte Green (knee) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

Alex Caruso, Coby White, and Derrick Jones Jr. ought to proceed to play further minutes if DeRozan stays out. LaVine (+6.8%), Caruso (+4.4%), and White (+4.0%) have logged constructive utilization differentials throughout DeRozan’s absence.

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Confirmed Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Josh Giddey, Jalen Williams, Jaylin Williams

  • Eugene Omoruyi (again) — Out

  • Isaiah Joe (sickness) — Not on damage report

  • Alexey Pokusevsky (leg) — Injured

  • Ousmane Dieng (wrist) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (ankle) — Injured

  • Chet Holmgren (foot) — Injured

The Thunder have logged the fifth-best defensive ranking (109.7) within the league throughout their final 5 video games, largely attributable to their opponents capturing the third-lowest three-point proportion (31.4%). The Nets have shot the second-highest three-point proportion (39.2%) this season and could possibly be more and more reliant on three-point capturing within the absence of Kevin Durant (knee).

Brooklyn Nets News

Confirmed Lineup: Edmond Sumner, Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris, Royce O’Neale, Nic Claxton

TJ Warren’s position expanded most in the course of the first recreation of Durant’s absence: he scored 20 factors on nine-for-18 capturing in 28.1 minutes. Simmons logged 13 assists and Irving six assists as each of their facilitating roles have been elevated sans Durant.

Sacramento Kings News

Confirmed Lineup: De’Aaron Fox, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray, Domantas Sabonis

San Antonio Spurs News

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

The Spurs have scored the second-most factors within the paint per recreation (58.7) within the league throughout their earlier 15 video games. The Kings have allowed essentially the most factors within the paint per recreation (58.7) throughout their final 15 video games.

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Markelle Fultz, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr.

  • Gary Harris (finger) — In

  • Jonathan Isaac (G League) — Out

  • RJ Hampton (not with group) — Out

  • Kevon Harris (G League) — Out

  • Chuma Okeke (knee) — Injured

Jalen Suggs may begin if Harris is sidelined, though Suggs has seemingly remained on a minute restriction recently. As a outcome, coach Mosley seemingly makes use of bigger lineups if Harris is dominated out.

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Nikola Jokic (damage administration) — Not on damage report

  • Jamal Murray (ankle) — Available

  • Vlatko Cancar (leg) — Out

  • Peyton Watson (adductor) — Injured

  • Jeff Green (hand, finger) — Injured

Gordon’s offensive position has diminished as he has logged 18.6% utilization and a ten.5% help charge within the final 5 video games. However, he has fared effectively in opposition to his former group, averaging 17.0 factors on simply 17.1% utilization in three profession video games in opposition to Orlando.

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Spencer Dinwiddie, Frank Ntilikina, Reggie Bullock, Christian Wood, Dwight Powell

  • Luka Doncic (ankle) — Out

  • Christian Wood (ankle) — Available

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (ankle) — Out

  • Dorian Finney-Smith (adductor) — Injured

  • Josh Green (elbow) — Injured

  • Maxi Kleber (hamstring) — Injured

Doncic, Dinwiddie, and Jaden Hardy could be tasked with producing a lot of the offense if Wood and Hardaway Jr. even sidelined. Six of the ten gamers who would seemingly comprise the rotation in that occasion have recorded utilization charges of 16.1% or much less.

Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Josh Hart, Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Gary Payton II (hip, adductor) — Available

  • Justice Winslow (ankle) — Injured

  • Nassir Little (hip) — Available

Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 36 factors on 36.8% utilization in simply 29.3 minutes in Portland’s comfy 136-119 residence win over the Mavs on Saturday. He has posted an elevated 35.4% utilization charge and 59.4 eFG% as he has scored 30 factors or extra in every of his final 4 video games.

Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: James Harden, De’Anthony Melton, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, Joel Embiid

De’Anthony Melton and Shake Milton absorbed most of Harris’ minutes in a nine-man rotation Saturday. Milton shot seven-for-12 from the sphere in 28.8 minutes when a further peripheral offensive choice was wanted.

Los Angeles Lakers News

Confirmed Lineup: Dennis Schroder, Troy Brown Jr., Juan Toscano-Anderson, LeBron James, Thomas Bryant

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Available

  • Patrick Beverley (sickness) — Out

  • Austin Reaves (hamstring) — Injured

  • Lonnie Walker (knee) — Injured

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

James has shouldered extra of the offense as he has logged 35.1% utilization and the Lakers have gone 5-2 in his final seven video games. However, he was restricted to 23 factors on nine-for-22 capturing in 44 minutes in his first recreation in opposition to the 76ers this season.

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