NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/21

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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Out

  • Joel Embiid (harm restoration) — Out

  • James Harden (harm administration) — Out

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle, wrist) — Out

  • Donovan Mitchell (groin) — Out

  • Anthony Edwards (hip) — Available

  • Fred VanVleet (rib) — Out

  • Chris Paul (hip) — Out

  • Deandre Ayton (sickness) — Out

  • Rudy Gobert (groin) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — In

  • Andrew Nembhard (sickness) — Available

Recent NBA News

Follow us on Twitter at @Underdog__NBA for notifications.

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Al Horford, Robert Williams

Brown’s time should not be restricted after he returned to play 41.4 minutes in Thursday’s additional time win. Grant Williams (+6.5%), Smart (+5.7%), and Brown (+2.7%) recorded the best utilization differentials on the Celtics within the two matches Tatum has missed this season, and Smart additionally logged a +6.3% help price differential throughout these contests.

Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Precious Achiuwa

  • Fred VanVleet (rib) — Out

  • Dalano Banton (hip) — Out

  • Christian Koloko (G League) — Out

  • Otto Porter (toe) — Injured

The Raptors have a 6-13 report towards groups with top-ten level differentials, together with a 3-8 report at residence. Additionally, Toronto’s offensive score of 112.4 towards these groups ranks nineteenth. The Celtics boast the best level differential within the league (+7.5) and have allowed the third-fewest factors per 100 possessions (112.4) on the highway this season.

Orlando Magic News

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

  • RJ Hampton (sickness) — Out

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL, conditioning) — Injured

  • Chuma Okeke (knee) — Injured

Banchero has logged a diminished 25.6% utilization as he has not exceeded 19 factors in 5 consecutive video games. Conversely, Wagner has averaged 24.0 factors on a 64.3 eFG% and 25.1% utilization over the past 5 matches.

Washington Wizards News

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

Beal’s time was restricted barely as he logged 28.7 minutes in his return Wednesday, however his exercise was diminished en path to recording 20.9% utilization. Kuzma and Porzingis may once more lead Washington’s offense if Beal would not ramp up his aggression towards the Magic.

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, Jalen McDaniels, PJ Washington, Mason Plumlee

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle, wrist) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — In

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Out

  • Theo Maledon (G League) — Out

  • James Bucknight (G League) — Out

  • Kelly Oubre (hand) — Injured

If Maledon or Bouknight aren’t recalled, Smith Jr. could possibly be pressured to play a sixth-man function as Rozier handles lead distributing alternatives with the starters. Rozier (32.5%) and Hayward (25.4%) have led the Hornets in utilization, whereas Hayward (28.9%) and Smith Jr. (28.0%) have logged the best help charges on the crew with Ball and Oubre off the courtroom this season.

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, De’Andre Hunter, John Collins, Clint Capela

Capela’s time has remained restricted as he has returned for the final three matches. Collins and Onyeka Okongwu may play further minutes if Capela sits for the second recreation of a back-to-back set. The Hornets have allowed the second-most made threes per recreation (14.6) throughout their final 15 matches.

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Out

  • Chris Middleton (knee) — Out

  • Serge Ibaka (not with crew) — Out

Antetokounmpo was restricted to 16 factors on six-for-18 taking pictures in his first recreation towards the Cavs this season earlier than averaging 41.5 factors per recreation on 41.2% utilization and a 66.0 eFG% within the final two matchups. Holiday averaged 9.0 factors on a diminished 22.2% utilization and a lowly 32.0 eFG% in his two video games towards Cleveland this season.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

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

  • Donovan Mitchell (groin) — Out

  • Ricky Rubio (harm administration) — Not on harm report

  • Dean Wade (shoulder) — In

  • Dylan Windler (ankle) — Injured

Garland has performed a extra central offensive function as he led the Cavs with 29.7% utilization and a 41.1% help price with Mitchell sidelined for the earlier two video games. LeVert (26.9%) and Mobley (20.8%) additionally posted elevated utilization charges, whereas Allen’s function has not expanded.

Houston Rockets News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, KJ Martin, Tari Eason, Alperen Sengun

Minutes ought to open up throughout the wing, however seemingly for Martin, Tate, and Tari Eason, particularly, with Smith Jr. becoming a member of Porter Jr. on the inactive checklist. Green (28.4%) and Sengun (21.6%) have led the Rockets in utilization as they’ve averaged over 38.0 minutes over the past two video games.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • Anthony Edwards (hip) — Available

  • Rudy Gobert (groin) — Out

  • Austin Rivers (knee) — Available

  • Wendell Moore Jr. (G League) — Out

  • Jordan McLaughlin (calf) — Injured

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) — Injured

Gobert has performed simply 5.0 minutes over the past three video games, and Minnesota’s defensive score of 124.7 from these matches could be the worst within the league all through your entire season. In addition, Edwards has recorded a diminished 43.1 eFG% as he has continued to cope with a hip harm over the past three contests, and Russell’s utilization has declined to twenty.9% as he is shared the ground with higher-usage massive males.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: TJ McConnell, Andrew Nembhard, Buddy Hield, Aaron Nesmith, Myles Turner

  • Andrew Nembhard (sickness) — Available

  • Trevelin Queen (G League) — Questionable

  • Tyrese Haliburton (elbow, knee) — Injured

  • Daniel Theis (knee) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Damion Lee, Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig, Dario Saric, Bismack Biyombo

  • Chris Paul (hip) — Out

  • Deandre Ayton (sickness) — Out

  • Cam Johnson (harm administration) — Out

  • Landry Shamet (foot) — Out

  • Saben Lee (contract) — Available

  • Josh Okogie (nostril) — Available

  • Cam Payne (foot) — Injured

  • Devin Booker (groin) — Injured

Saben Lee is predicted to signal a second ten-day contract on the heels of posting 18.0% utilization and a 28.1% help price whereas averaging 29.0 minutes within the final two video games. He may proceed to play a extra distinguished function together with Ayton, Bridges, and Damion Lee if Paul stays out.

Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Maxey, De’Anthony Melton, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, Montrezl Harrell

Harden was questionable earlier than he sat out for harm administration functions on December thirty first. Embiid (42.1%) and Maxey (27.9%) logged heightened utilization charges, and each exceeded 30.0% help charges once they have been out there for a five-game stretch with Harden sidelined in November.

Sacramento Kings News

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

Leave a Comment