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NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 10/18

Oct 18th 2022

Jay Persson

Each day, this column will provide live updates for all NBA news. Enjoy up-to-the-minute alerts for injuries and lineup confirmations. The Key News to Watch section will highlight notable injuries to monitor for the current NBA slate.

Key NBA News to Watch

  • LeBron James (foot) — In

  • Anthony Davis (back) — In

  • Russell Westbrook (hamstring) — In

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Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed lineup: James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, Joel Embiid.

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed lineup: Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford.

  • Danilo Gallinari (ACL) — Injured

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Injured

Gallinari will miss most of this coming season, which creates a need for additional minutes from Grant Williams and Sam Hauser. Additionally, expect Al Horford to man the center position with Blake Griffin backing him up while Robert Williams recovers from knee surgery for at least the next couple of months.

Los Angeles Lakers News

Confirmed lineup: Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley, Lonnie Walker, LeBron James, Anthony Davis.

  • LeBron James (foot) — In

  • Anthony Davis (back) — In

  • Russell Westbrook (hamstring) — In

  • Thomas Bryant (thumb) — Out

  • Dennis Schroder (thumb) — Injured

  • Troy Brown Jr. (back) — Injured

Look for the roles of Westbrook, Walker, Patrick Beverley, Nunn, and Austin Reaves to be more secure while Schroder and Brown Jr. remain out. Additionally, Damian Jones and Juan Toscano-Anderson should be more firmly in the frontcourt rotation in Bryant's absence.

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed lineup: Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney.

  • Patrick Baldwin (thumb) — Questionable

  • Andre Iguodala (conditioning) — Out

Baldwin Jr. is questionable for his debut, but he is on the fringes of the rotation even when healthy. Iguodala still needs time to condition himself for this season, which should provide additional opportunity for Moses Moody and Donte DiVincenzo on the wing in the interim.