NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/18

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 observe for the present NBA slate.

Key NBA News to Watch

  • Domantas Sabonis (sickness) — Out

  • Luka Doncic (ankle) — Available

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Available

  • Donovan Mitchell (groin) — Out

  • Anthony Edwards (hip) — Available

  • Bradley Beal (hamstring) — Available

  • Kawhi Leonard (harm administration) — Out

  • Lauri Markkanen (hip) — In

  • Rudy Gobert (groin) — Out

  • Jamal Murray (foot, ankle) — Available

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Kyle Lowry (knee) — Available

  • Ivica Zubac (knee) — Available

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Out

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Washington Wizards News

Confirmed Lineup: Monte Morris, Bradley Beal, Kyle Kuzma, Kristaps Porzingis, Daniel Gafford

Kuzma scored 40 factors on 35.5% utilization and led the Wizards with seven assists of their 112-108 house loss to the Knicks final Friday. Although his offensive position seemingly diminishes if Beal rejoins the lineup, Kuzma might as soon as once more excel in opposition to New York.

New York Knicks News

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

Brunson shined in New York’s 112-108 street win over the Wizards final Friday, scoring 34 factors with eight rebounds and eight assists on 30.1% utilization. Randle led the Knicks with 30.9% utilization and 16 rebounds, whereas Barrett was much less aggressive and shot seven-for-13 from the sphere in 32.1 minutes.

Atlanta Hawks News

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

The Mavericks have recorded the second-lowest defensive score (121.5) as they’ve allowed the seventh-most factors within the paint per recreation (52.2) and the second-most second-chance factors per recreation (17.4) throughout their final ten matches.

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, Christian Wood, Dwight Powell

  • Luka Doncic (ankle) — Available

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (ankle) — Out

  • Dorian Finney-Smith (adductor) — Available

  • Josh Green (elbow) — Available

  • McKinley Wright (foot) — Out

  • Maxi Kleber (hamstring) — Injured

Finney-Smith and Green ought to face minute restrictions for a minimum of Wednesday’s recreation if confirmed out there. Dinwiddie (+4.2%), Wood (+2.8%), and Doncic (+2.6%) have recorded optimistic utilization differentials with Hardaway Jr. off the court docket 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) — Out

  • Kelly Oubre (hand) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

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

There will probably be lowered offensive alternatives out there throughout the lineup if Porter Jr. returns, however Sengun’s position would diminish essentially the most. The Rockets have a 2-13 report and have scored the fewest factors per 100 possessions (108.4) in opposition to groups with bottom-ten defensive rankings. Charlotte has posted the fourth-lowest defensive score (117.1) this season.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Caris LeVert, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen

  • Donovan Mitchell (groin) — Out

  • Dean Wade (shoulder) — Injured

  • Dylan Windler (ankle) — Injured

In video games Mitchell has missed this season, Allen (+5.2%), Garland (+4.3%), and LeVert (+4.1%) have recorded the very best utilization differentials on the Cavs, whereas LeVert (+7.3%) and Garland (+ 2.4%) have logged optimistic help charge differentials.

Memphis Grizzlies News

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

The Grizzlies have registered the third-highest offensive score (119.9) within the league as they’ve gone 10-0 of their final ten matches, however the Cavs might current a problem. Memphis has scored essentially the most factors within the paint per recreation (65.0) by a large margin throughout their profitable streak, and Cleveland has allowed the third-fewest factors within the paint per recreation (45.8) this season.

Miami Heat News

Confirmed Lineup: Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin, Bam Adebayo

  • Kyle Lowry (knee) — Available

  • Caleb Martin (quad) — Available

  • Udonis Haslem (Achilles) — Available

  • Duncan Robinson (finger) — Injured

  • Nikola Jovic (again) — Injured

  • Omer Yurtsev (ankle) — Injured

Although coach Spoelstra seemingly nonetheless makes use of a nine-man rotation if Lowry is obtainable, alternatives will probably be lowered in a deeper rotation. Gabe Vincent, Victor Oladipo, and Max Strus will primarily lose minutes, and the facilitating roles of Herro, Butler, and Adebayo ought to diminish if Lowry returns.

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

Jose Alvarado has logged 18.7% utilization and a 20.3% help charge as he averaged 28.6 minutes with Jones sidelined for the final three video games. His utilization might rise in opposition to a Heat protection that is still weak from three however seemingly limits Valanciunas’ manufacturing within the paint.

Indiana Pacers News

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

  • Tyrese Haliburton (elbow, knee) — Injured

  • Daniel Theis (knee) — Injured

Turner scored 30 factors on 11-for-17 taking pictures in opposition to the Bucks on Monday within the first recreation he performed since Haliburton was injured. He leads the Pacers with a +6.3% utilization differential within the two video games he has performed with out Haliburton. Additionally, he faces a good matchup in opposition to the Thunder, who’ve allowed the eighth-most factors within the paint per recreation (51.5) this season.

Oklahoma City Thunder News

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

  • Eugene Omoruyi (G League) — Out

  • Alexey Pokusevsky (leg) — Injured

  • Ousmane Dieng (wrist) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (ankle) — Injured

  • Chet Holmgren (foot) — Injured

The Thunder have restricted opponents to the fewest quick break factors per recreation (11.1) this season. However, their transition protection will get their largest check in opposition to the Pacers, who lead the league with 19.1 quick break factors per recreation.

Los Angeles Clippers News

Confirmed Lineup: Terance Mann, Norman Powell, Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac

  • Paul George (hamstring) — Out

  • Kawhi Leonard (harm administration) — Out

  • Ivica Zubac (knee) — Available

  • Luke Kennard (calf) — Out

  • Moses Brown (G League) — Out

  • Moussa Diabate (G League) — Available

  • Brandon Boston (G League) — Available

  • Jason Preston (G League) — Available

  • John Wall (belly) — Injured

Leonard has but to play each side of a back-to-back set this season. Norman Powell (32.3%), Reggie Jackson (26.0%), and Morris (23.2%) have recorded elevated utilization charges with Leonard, George, and Wall off the court docket this season.

Utah Jazz News

Confirmed Lineup: Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Malik Beasley, Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kessler

Clarkson, Beasley, and Collin Sexton may very well be charged with producing extra offense if Markkanen stays sidelined. Ochai Agbaji might once more lead Utah’s reserves in minutes in that occasion.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Kyle Anderson, Naz Reid

  • Anthony Edwards (hip) — Available

  • Rudy Gobert (groin) — Out

  • Taurean Prince (ankle) — Available

  • Austin Rivers (knee) — Out

  • Wendell Moore Jr. (G League) — Available

  • Jordan McLaughlin (calf) — Injured

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) — Injured

Naz Reid has recorded 26.8% utilization and a 15.1% rebound charge in 4 begins with Gobert and Towns sidelined this season. Russell logged a -3.2% utilization differential in these matches as Reid assumed a extra outstanding offensive position than Gobert.

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Jamal Murray (foot, ankle) — Available

  • Bones Hyland (ankle) — Available

  • Jeff Green (hand, finger) — Out

  • Peyton Watson (adductor) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Confirmed Lineup: De’Aaron Fox, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray, Richaun Holmes

  • Domantas Sabonis (sickness) — Out

  • Matthew Dellavedova (sickness) — Out

  • Alex Len (sickness) — Out

Barnes has been taking pictures extraordinarily effectively recently. He averaged 18.7 factors on 18.6% utilization and a 62.8 eFG% within the final seven video games, together with 28.0 factors on an 82.0 eFG% within the earlier two matches. In addition, Barnes has averaged 17.0 factors on a 58.1 eFG% in three video games in opposition to the Lakers this season.

Los Angeles Lakers News

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

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Available

  • Austin Reaves (hamstring) — Injured

  • Lonnie Walker (knee) — Injured

  • Anthony Davis (foot) — Injured

The Lakers (102.54) and Kings (101.97) have performed at two of the 5 quickest paces within the league this season. That has influenced all three of their matchups ending with a minimum of 234 factors, and a minimum of 254 factors had been scored with Davis sidelined for his or her two most up-to-date matchups.

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