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NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/1

Nov 1st 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

  • Zach LaVine (injury management) — In

  • Ben Simmons (knee) — Out

  • Josh Giddey (ankle) — In

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — In

  • Ayo Dosunmu (neck, back) — In

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Chicago Bulls News

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

  • Zach LaVine (injury management) — In

  • Ayo Dosunmu (neck, back) — In

  • Coby White (quad) — Out

  • Andre Drummond (shoulder) — Out

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

Confirmed Lineup: Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris, Royce O'Neale, Kevin Durant, Nic Claxton

  • Ben Simmons (knee) — Out

  • Seth Curry (injury management) — Out

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

Acting head coach Jacque Vaughn could potentially opt for different rotations than the ones Steve Nash previously deployed.

Golden State Warriors News

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

  • Klay Thompson (injury management) — In

  • Andre Iguodala (injury management) — Out

  • Donte DiVincenzo (hamstring) — Injured

Klay Thompson (29.6%) and Stephen Curry (26.9%) led the Warriors in usage during their 123-110 win against the Heat last Thursday. Andrew Wiggins recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Jordan Poole played just 21 minutes on 17.5% usage as well.

Miami Heat News

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

  • Dewayne Dedmon (illness) — Not on injury report

  • Victor Oladipo (knee) — Out

  • Omar Yurtseven (ankle) — Out

Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo received respective usage rates of 19.8% and 24.4% as the duo combined for 48.2% of Miami's points in last Thursday's loss against the Warriors. Butler and Kyle Lowry also posted 34.8% assist rates as Tyler Herro shot 25.0% from the field on 18.4% usage.

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Franz Wagner, Terrence Ross, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr., Bol Bol

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — In

  • Cole Anthony (oblique) — Injured

  • Moe Wagner (ankle) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (toe) — Injured

  • Gary Harris (knee) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

With Orlando going with zero point guard lineups in the last two games, Paolo Banchero has led the team in both usage (32.8%) and assist rates (29.7%). The potential return of Suggs could diminish on-ball roles across the lineup while reducing minutes for all non-starters.

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Confirmed Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Josh Giddey, Jalen Williams, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

  • Josh Giddey (ankle) — In

  • Jaylin Williams (G-League) — Available

  • Chet Holmgren (foot) — Injured

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander claimed 31.5% usage and a 30.7% assist rate during the three games Giddey had been out. Tre Mann, Jalen Williams, and Isaiah Joe should lose minutes with Giddey's return.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: D'Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

  • Kyle Anderson (back) — In

  • Jordan McLaughlin (heel) — In

  • Wendell Moore Jr. (G-League assignment) — Out

  • Josh Minott (G-League assignment) — Out

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Bismack Biyombo

  • Torrey Craig (heel) — Available

  • Deandre Ayton (ankle) — Injured

If Craig is ruled out, then Dario Saric could be in line for rotation minutes for the first time in 490 days.