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NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 10/29

Oct 29th 2022

Connor Learn

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

  • Joel Embiid (injury recovery) — Not on injury report

  • Ja Morant (illness) — Out

  • Zach LaVine (injury management) — Available

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle) — Out

  • Terry Rozier (ankle) — Out

  • Myles Turner (injury management) — Out

  • Kevin Huerter (shoulder) — Available

  • Mike Conley (rest) — Out

  • Ayo Dosunmu (back) — Out

  • Seth Curry (injury recovery) — In

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Miami Heat News

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

  • Victor Oladipo (knee) — Out

  • Omar Yurtseven (ankle) — Out

  • Dewayne Dedmon (illness) — Out

Sacramento Kings News

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

  • Kevin Huerter (shoulder) — Available

The Kings have gone at least 11-deep in their rotation in each of the last two games as new coach Mike Brown is still experimenting early in the season.

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney

  • Donte DiVincenzo (hamstring) — Injured

  • Andre Iguodala (injury management) — Out

The Warriors have allowed 21.0 points off of turnovers per game, which ranks 26th in the league. The Hornets rank fourth in the league with 21.3 points off of turnover per game.

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: Dennis Smith Jr., Kelly Oubre, Gordon Hayward, PJ Washington, Mason Plumlee

  • Terry Rozier (ankle) — Out

  • Cody Martin (quad) — Out

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle) — Out

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Chris Duarte, Buddy Hield, Jalen Smith, Isaiah Jackson

  • Myles Turner (injury management) — Out

  • Aaron Nesmith (foot) — Out

  • TJ McConnell (knee) — Out

  • Daniel Theis (knee) — Out

The Pacers have had Myles Turner for just two games, but their 34.9% offensive rebounding rate ranks fourth in the league. The Nets' 65.6% defensive rebounding clip ranks 29th in the league.

Brooklyn Nets News

Confirmed Lineup: Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, Royce O'Neale, Kevin Durant, Nic Claxton

  • Seth Curry (injury recovery) — In

  • Joe Harris (injury management) — Not on injury report

  • Markieff Morris (personal) — Not on injury report

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

Curry will cut into the minutes of Patty Mills and Edmond Sumner as reserve guards if he is able to make his season debut.

Philadelphia 76ers News

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

  • Joel Embiid (injury recovery) — Not on injury report

De'Anthony Melton joined the starting lineup with Embiid out on Friday and played 31 minutes with 22.9% usage. Tyrese Maxey scored a career-high 44 points on 29.4% usage while Tobias Harris' usage also increased to 25.0%.

Chicago Bulls News

Confirmed Lineup: Alex Caruso, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Patrick Williams, Nikola Vucevic

  • Zach LaVine (injury management) — Available

  • Ayo Dosunmu (back) — Out

  • Andre Drummond (shoulder) — Out

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

DeMar DeRozan received a 28.0% usage rate with LaVine out on Friday after posting 33.1% usage with a 44.1% assist rate when he missed the first two games of the season.

Atlanta Hawks News

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

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Injured

Atlanta's 55.6 points in the paint per game ranks third in the league. Milwaukee has allowed just 42.7 points in the paint, which ranks fifth league-wide.

Milwaukee Bucks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jrue Holiday, Jevon Carter, Grayson Allen, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

  • Khris Middleton (wrist) — Injured

  • Pat Connaughton (calf) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (ACL) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Confirmed Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Tre Mann, Lu Dort, Aaron Wiggins, Aleksej Pokusevski

  • Josh Giddey (ankle) — Out

  • Jalen Williams (eye) — Available

  • Chet Holmgren (foot) — Injured

  • Ousmane Dieng (G-League) — Out

  • Jaylin Williams (G-League) — Out

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has claimed a 29.9% usage and 28.0% assist rate in the two games Giddey has been out. Tre Mann has also posted 26.2% usage as Kenrich Williams, Aaron Wiggins, and Aleksej Pokusevski have received greater roles on the wing.

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic, Spencer Dinwiddie, Reggie Bullock, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell

  • Javale McGee (rest) — Out

  • Frank Ntilikina (ankle) — Out

  • Davis Bertans (knee) — Injured

Luka Doncic's 39.9% usage from the first four games of this season is the highest rate since Russell Westbrook received 40.2% usage during his 2016-2017 MVP season.

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyus Jones, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Santi Aldama, Steven Adams

  • Ja Morant (illness) — Out

  • John Konchar (shoulder) — Available

  • Jake LaRavia (illness) — Out

  • Ziaire Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot) — Injured

  • Danny Green (ACL) — Injured

Tyus Jones averaged 12.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 23 starts last season. Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks had respective +1.5% and +0.7% usage differentials with Morant off of the floor last season.

Utah Jazz News

Confirmed Lineup: Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson, Lauri Markkanen, Jarred Vanderbilt, Kelly Olynyk

  • Mike Conley (rest) — Out

  • Walker Kessler (illness) — Out

  • Rudy Gay (health protocols) — Out

  • Simone Fontecchio (health protocols) — Out

The Jazz rank last in the league with a 64.5% defensive rebounding rate. The Grizzlies rank third in offensive rebounding with their 35.2% clip.