NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/16

Each day, this column will present reside 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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Out

  • LeBron James (ankle) — In

  • Yes Morant (hip) — In

  • Trae Young (shoulder) — Available

  • Anthony Edwards (hip) — Available

  • Bradley Beal (hamstring) — Out

  • Lauri Markkanen (hip) — Out

  • Jrue Holiday (ankle) — In

  • Fred VanVleet (again) — In

  • Rudy Gobert (groin) — Available

  • Clay Thompson (damage administration)— Out

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Myles Turner (again) — Available

  • Clint Capela (calf) — Available

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Out

  • Landry Shamet (hip) — In

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Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Robert Williams

  • Derrick White (neck) — Available

  • Jaylen Brown (adductor) — Injured

  • To Danilo Gallina (ACL) — Injured

Malcolm Brogdon scored a season-high 30 factors on 11-for-17 taking pictures after White was injured within the first quarter of Boston’s 122-106 street win over the Hornets on Saturday. Brogdon has averaged 25.5 factors on 73.1% taking pictures, and Tatum has recorded 35.7% utilization in two video games towards Charlotte this season.

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Jalen McDaniels, PJ Washington, Mason Plumlee

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Out

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Out

  • James Bucknight (G League) — Available

  • Kelly Oubre (hand) — Injured

Ball took on an much more central offensive position as he recorded 39.8% utilization and led the Hornets with 9 assists of their 122-106 residence loss to the Celtics on Saturday. Rozier shot eight-for-17 and was the one different Hornet to log a utilization fee above 16.2%. Washington posted a decreased 13.9% utilization fee over the last three video games.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Andrew Nembhard, Bennedict Mathurin, Buddy Hield, Aaron Nesmith, Myles Turner

  • Myles Turner (again) — Available

  • Goga Bitadze (sickness) — Available

  • Tyrese Haliburton (elbow, knee) — Injured

  • Daniel Theis (knee) — Injured

TJ McConnell (+16.8%) and Nembhard (+12.9%) have posted the best help fee differentials on the Pacers as they’ve taken on most of Haliburton’s facilitating tasks over the last two video games. Nembhard has additionally registered a +5.0% utilization differential as his position has expanded essentially the most.

Milwaukee Bucks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jrue Holiday, Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton, Bobby Portis, Brook Lopez

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Out

  • Jrue Holiday (ankle) — In

  • Chris Middleton (knee) — Out

  • Bobby Portis (quad) — In

  • Joe Ingles (damage administration)— Out

  • Serge Ibaka (private) — Out

Indiana has packed the paint to compensate for the absence of Myles Turner (again) and allowed the fifth-most made threes per sport (14.3) throughout their final three matches.

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

Marshall has scored 16 factors or extra whereas logging 22.1% utilization and a 52.4 eFG% as New Orleans has wanted extra scoring with Williamson and Ingram sidelined over the last six video games.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen

The Cavs have a 5-6 file however have scored the fourth-most factors per 100 possessions (115.6) towards groups with top-ten defensive scores. New Orleans ranks eighth in defensive score (111.9).

Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam

  • Fred VanVleet (again) — In

  • Dalano Banton (G League) — Out

  • Otto Porter (toe) — Injured

Coach Nurse possible opts to start out Juancho Hernangomez or a middle if VanVleet is sidelined, though Malachi Flynn would additionally play extra minutes in that occasion. Anunoby leads Raptors’ starters with a +3.2% utilization differential and a +5.6% help fee differential in video games VanVleet has missed this season.

New York Knicks News

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

Randle has averaged 31.0 factors and 12.0 rebounds on 29.4% utilization throughout two matchups towards the Raptors within the final 4 weeks. Brunson scored seven factors on three-for-14 taking pictures as Barrett scored 30 factors on 11-for-19 taking pictures throughout their first sport with Toronto, however Brunson scored 26 factors on nine-for-19 taking pictures with Barrett unavailable in the course of the second matchup

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney

  • Clay Thompson (damage administration)— Out

  • Andre Iguodala (hip) — Out

  • Jonathan Kuminga (foot) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (ankle) — Injured

  • JaMychal Green (leg) — Injured

Curry has registered a decreased 26.7% utilization fee since coming back from damage for the final three video games. He has recorded a +4.4% utilization differential with Thompson off the ground this season.

Washington Wizards News

Confirmed Lineup: Monte Morris, Corey Kispert, Kyle Kuzma, Kristaps Porzingis, Daniel Gafford

Although Beal needs to be restricted if cleared to play, there shall be decreased alternatives accessible throughout the lineup in that occasion. The Warriors have allowed the second-highest three-point share (40.9%) on the street this season.

Miami Heat News

Confirmed Lineup: Gabe Vincent, Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin, Bam Adebayo

  • Tyler Hero (Achilles) — Not on damage report

  • Kyle Lowry (knee) — Out

  • Caleb Martin (quad) — In

  • Udonis Haslem (Achilles) — Probable

  • Jamal Cain (G League) — Out

  • Duncan Robinson (finger) — Injured

  • Nikola Jovic (again) — Injured

  • Omer Yurtsev (ankle) — Injured

Vincent, Butler, and Victor Oladipo’s offensive roles ought to diminish because of Herro becoming a member of the lineup. However, minutes ought to stay excessive throughout the lineup as coach Spoelstra possible continues to make the most of a tighter rotation in Lowry’s absence.

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, De’Andre Hunter, John Collins, Onyeka Okongwu

  • Trae Young (shoulder) — Available

  • Clint Capela (calf) — Available

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (quad) — Game-time resolution

Capela ought to face a restriction if he’s cleared to play, however his return may very well be impactful. The Hawks have allowed the fifth-most factors within the paint per sport (54.0) and recorded the second-lowest rebound fee (46.6%) with Capela sidelined for 12 of the earlier 13 matches.

Utah Jazz News

Confirmed Lineup: Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Walker Kessler

  • Lauri Markkanen (hip) — Out

  • Collin Sexton (damage upkeep) — Not on damage report

  • Rudy Gay (again) — Available

  • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) — Injured

Clarkson led the Jazz with 38 factors and a 34.1% utilization fee with Markkanen, Sexton, and Gay sidelined Saturday. Talen Horton-Tucker scored 20 factors on 25.4% utilization in 28.4 minutes off the bench, though Gay or Markkanen returning would scale back his position.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Kyle Anderson, Rudy Gobert

  • Anthony Edwards (hip) — Available

  • Rudy Gobert (groin) — Available

  • Taurean Prince (ankle) — Available

  • Jordan McLaughlin (calf) — Injured

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) — Injured

Naz Reid has recorded 26.8% utilization and a 15.1% rebound fee within the 4 begins he is made with Gobert and Towns sidelined this season. Russell logged a -3.3% utilization differential throughout these matches as Reid assumed a extra distinguished offensive position than Gobert.

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Landry Shamet, Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig, Dario Saric, Deandre Ayton

  • Chris Paul (hip) — Out

  • Landry Shamet (hip) — In

  • Cam Payne (foot) — Injured

  • Devin Booker (groin) — Injured

  • Cam Johnson (knee) — Injured

Shamet (69.0) and Ayton (64.0) led the Suns in touches as they directed extra of the offense with Shamet beginning at level guard in Paul’s stead on January eighth. Ayton additionally led Phoenix with 67.0 touches and 18 area aim makes an attempt as he was central to their offense in his return Friday.

Memphis Grizzlies News

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

  • Yes Morant (hip) — In

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Not on damage report

  • John Konchar (sickness) — Out

  • Danny Green (ACL) — Injured

Bane (27.6%), Jackson Jr. (23.2%), Brooks (21.7%), and Tyus Jones (21.7%) led the Grizzlies in utilization when Morant was sidelined for 2 video games throughout the final eight days. Bane (31.0%) and Jones (26.1%) posted the best help charges amongst Grizzlies starters.

Houston Rockets News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, KJ Martin, Jabari Smith Jr., Alperen Sengun

Although offensive roles had been thrown off with Green and Jae’Sean Tate suspended Sunday, Sengun once more led the Rockets in assists with Porter Jr. sidelined. Green (32.1%) and Smith Jr. (25.6%) led Houston’s starters in utilization, and each scored 27 factors with Porter Jr. unavailable Friday.

Los Angeles Lakers News

Confirmed Lineup: Dennis Schroder, Patrick Beverley, Troy Brown Jr., LeBron James, Thomas Bryant

  • LeBron James (ankle) — In

  • Troy Brown Jr. (quad) — In

  • Patrick Beverley (sickness) — Not on damage report

  • Austin Reaves (hamstring) — Injured

  • Lonnie Walker (knee) — Injured

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

The Lakers boast an 11-4 file towards groups with bottom-ten level differentials however are simply 4-3 towards these groups at residence. The Rockets have posted the second-lowest level differential (-8.5) and have a 4-19 file on the street.

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