NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/23

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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Available

  • Yes Morant (ankle) — Out

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle, wrist) — Out

  • Rudy Gobert (groin) — Available

  • Chris Middleton (knee) — Available

  • Killian Hayes (shoulder) — Out

  • Jabari Smith Jr. (ankle) — Out

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Out

  • Steven Adams (knee) — Out

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Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Available

  • Chris Middleton (knee) — Available

  • Serge Ibaka (not with group) — Out

Antetokounmpo (33.8%) and Middleton (21.0%) recorded decreased utilization charges within the 5 matches they performed with Holiday in early December. Antetokounmpo may equally be tasked with a lighter workload, and Middleton’s exercise needs to be ramped up over a number of video games.

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Jaden Ivey, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Livers, Bojan Bogdanovic, Jalen Duren

  • Killian Hayes (shoulder) — Out

  • Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) — Out

  • Cory Joseph (knee) — Not on damage report

  • Marvin Bagley (hand) — Injured

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Injured

Coach Casey opted for a bigger beginning lineup when Hayes was suspended for 3 video games roughly three weeks in the past, leading to Bogdanovic (30.2%) and Ivey (24.0%) logging the best help charges on the Pistons throughout these matches. Duren was restricted to 18.2 minutes off the bench as he returned from a five-game absence Thursday, however coach Casey might not have the luxurious of proscribing Duren’s minutes once more.

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Blake Griffin

  • Jayson Tatum (wrist) — Not on damage report

  • Marcus Smart (ankle) — Out

  • Robert Williams (damage administration) — Out

  • Malcolm Brogdon (private) — Out

  • To Danilo Gallina (ACL) — Injured

Payton Pritchard recorded 17.8% utilization and a 22.2% help fee in 24.2 minutes off the bench within the one match Brogdon and Smart beforehand missed this season. White and Tatum led the Celtics with 10 and eight assists, respectively, whereas Brown (+8.2%), Grant Williams (+6.2%), and White (+3.0%) recorded constructive utilization differentials.

Orlando Magic News

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

  • Jonathan Isaac (conditioning) — Available

  • RJ Hampton (sickness) — Not on damage report

  • Chuma Okeke (knee) — Injured

Isaac was not too long ago restricted to 17.7 minutes throughout three G League video games as he ready to make his season debut following a 29-month absence. His time could possibly be much more restricted Monday and can be rigorously managed shifting ahead. Minutes for Bol Bol, Moe Wagner, and Mo Bamba on the second unit are more likely to be decreased because the frontcourt rotation can be additional crowded.

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, Bogdan Bogdanovic, John Collins, Clint Capela

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (damage administration) — Not on damage report

  • De’Andre Hunter (sickness) — Out

  • Onyeka Okongwu (hamstring) — Out

Chicago Bulls News

Confirmed Lineup: Ayo Dosunmu, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Patrick Williams, Nikola Vucevic

  • Goran Dragic (sickness) — Out

  • Javonte Green (knee) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

The Bulls allowed the second-highest three-point proportion (37.5%) by means of December thirtieth. However, they’ve restricted opponents to the fifth-lowest three-point proportion (33.5%) throughout their final ten video games. This enchancment can be examined towards a Hawks group that has recorded the third-highest offensive ranking (124.2) as they’ve gone 5-1 and shot the best three-point proportion (44.8%) league-wide throughout their final six video games.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • Rudy Gobert (groin) — Available

  • Taurean Prince (ankle) — Out

  • Bryn Forbes (sickness) — Available

  • Wendell Moore Jr. (G League) — Available

  • Jordan McLaughlin (calf) — Injured

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) — Injured

Naz Reid has averaged simply 21.1 minutes per recreation as coach Finch has utilized a three-center rotation throughout Gobert’s absence. Minnesota has registered the fourth-lowest rebound fee (45.1%) with Gobert sidelined for the final three video games, together with a paltry 38.1% clip towards Houston on Saturday.

Houston Rockets News

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

Tari Eason contributed 14 factors and 9 rebounds on five-for-11 taking pictures in 26.8 minutes whereas beginning in Smith Jr.’s stead towards Minnesota on Saturday. Six Rockets tried between 9 and 13 discipline objectives, and Green was restricted to 10 factors on three-for-13 taking pictures.

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle, wrist) — Out

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Out

  • Theo Maledon (G League) — Available

  • James Bucknight (G League) — Available

  • Kelly Oubre (hand) — Injured

If Ball is dominated out, Dennis Smith Jr., Jalen McDaniels, and Bryce McGowens ought to proceed to play further minutes. Additionally, facilitating alternatives would once more be dispersed throughout the lineup. Plumlee (+7.0%), Rozier (+5.6%), and Smith Jr. (+5.4%) posted the best utilization differentials on the Hornets with Ball sidelined Saturday.

Utah Jazz News

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

San Antonio Spurs News

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

While Poeltl has not been dealing with a proper restriction, his time has been restricted as he averaged 25.8 minutes through the earlier six matches. Zach Collins averaged 24.0 minutes over the last two contests, splitting the middle place evenly with Poeltl.

Portland Trail Blazers News

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

The Trail Blazers have the second-highest level differential (+9.0) and have scored the fourth-most factors per 100 possessions (121.4) within the league on zero days of relaxation this season. Conversely, the Spurs have the third-lowest level differential (-8.6) and have allowed the third-most factors per 100 possessions (119.8) towards groups taking part in the second recreation of a back-to-back set this season.

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyus Jones, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr., Xavier Tillman

  • Yes Morant (ankle) — Out

  • Steven Adams (knee) — Out

  • Danny Green (ACL) — Injured

Adams has averaged 8.3 offensive rebounds in three video games towards the Kings this season, together with 13 offensive boards throughout their most up-to-date matchup earlier this month. Defensive rebounding has usually been a power for Sacramento, whose 73.5% fee ranks 4th within the league.

Sacramento Kings News

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

Malik Monk has averaged simply 15.2 minutes as he registered a 34.7 eFG% over the last 5 video games. As a consequence, the starters have performed further time and have been requested to generate extra offense whereas Monk has struggled.

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