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NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/14

Nov 14th 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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — In

  • Paolo Banchero (ankle) — Out

  • Chris Paul (heel) — Out

  • Tyler Herro (ankle) — Out

  • Tre Jones (illness) — Out

  • Jalen Green (shoulder) — In

  • Klay Thompson (injury management) — Out

  • Gary Trent Jr. (hip) — Out

  • Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) — Out

  • Grayson Allen (illness) — In

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Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Dalano Banton, Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby, Otto Porter, Thaddeus Young

  • Khem Birch (knee) — In

  • Fred VanVleet (illness) — Out

  • Gary Trent Jr. (hip) — Out

  • Precious Achiuwa (ankle) — Injured

  • Pascal Siakam (adductor) — Injured

Barnes posted a team-leading 22.7% assist rate in 39.0 minutes with VanVleet out Saturday. Trent Jr. (30.8%), Chris Boucher (28.8%), and Anunoby (26.1%) also took on increased usage.

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Killian Hayes, Jaden Ivey, Bojan Bogdanovic, Isaiah Stewart, Marvin Bagley

  • Alec Burks (conditioning) — Not on injury report

  • Cory Joseph (hip) — Out

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Injured

Hayes has recorded 20.9% usage and a 29.2% assist rate in 34.7 minutes per game with Cunningham out. Ivey (27.5%) and Bogdanovic (26.8%) have led in usage during Cunningham's absence, and both have cleared 20.0% assist rates as well.

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Kelly Oubre, PJ Washington, Mason Plumlee

  • Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) — Out

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Injured

Ball was able to play 28.2 minutes while posting 31.7% usage and a 30.0% assist rate in his return. Rozier (26.0%), Oubre (24.3%), and Washington (12.5%) all saw decreased usage and should share the floor more with Ball moving forward.

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Chuma Okeke, Wendell Carter Jr., Bol Bol

  • Paolo Banchero (ankle) — Out

  • Cole Anthony (oblique) — Injured

  • Moe Wagner (ankle) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (toe) — Injured

  • Gary Harris (knee) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Usage would decline across the board as Chuma Okeke and Admiral Schofield lose minutes if Banchero can return.

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Confirmed Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Josh Giddey, Jalen Williams, Aleksej Pokusevski

  • Tre Mann (back) — Out

  • Darius Bazley (ankle) — Out

  • Ousmane Dieng (G-League) — Out

  • Eugene Omoruyi (G-League) — Out

  • Chet Holmgren (foot) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Grant Williams, Al Horford

  • Al Horford (back) — Not on injury report

  • Jaylen Brown (knee) — Not on injury report

  • Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) — Out

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Danilo Gallinari (ACL) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Cam Payne, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig, Deandre Ayton

  • Chris Paul (heel) — Out

  • Landry Shamet (concussion) — Out

  • Cam Johnson (knee) — Injured

Cam Payne has received 35.0 minutes per game with 22.0% usage and 26.1% assist rates sans Paul during the last two games. He can continue in that role with Booker also remaining in a heightened facilitating role (34.8% assist rate) if Paul remains out.

Miami Heat News

Confirmed Lineup: Kyle Lowry, Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin, Bam Adebayo

  • Tyler Herro (ankle) — Out

  • Dewayne Dedmon (foot) — In

  • Victor Oladipo (knee) — Injured

  • Omar Yurtseven (ankle) — Injured

Adebayo has led Miami in usage (26.7%) and Butler in assist rate (31.5%) during Herro's three-game absence, with two matchups coming against the Hornets. The Heat could use Herro back for a matchup against a Suns team that ranks second in defensive rating (107.5 points/100 possessions).

Los Angeles Clippers News

Confirmed Lineup: Reggie Jackson, Luke Kennard, Paul George, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac

  • John Wall (injury management) — Out

  • Kawhi Leonard (knee) — Injured

George has claimed 35.4% usage with Wall out this season and draws a friendly matchup against a Rockets squad that ranks 29th in defensive rating. He previously totaled 35 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and six steals with Wall out against Houston on Halloween.

Houston Rockets News

Confirmed Lineup: Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Jabari Smith Jr., Alperen Sengun

  • Jalen Green (shoulder) — Available

  • Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) — Injured

  • Bruno Fernando (knee) — Injured

Gordon's +6.3% usage and +4.2% assist rate with Green and Christian Wood off of the floor last season were the best differentials on the team for both stats. KJ Martin would project to start if Green is ruled out.

Atlanta Hawks News

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

  • Onyeka Okongwu (personal) — Not on injury report

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jevon Carter, Grayson Allen, MarJon Beauchamp, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — In

  • MarJon Beauchamp (calf) — In

  • Grayson Allen (illness) — In

  • Jrue Holiday (ankle) — Out

  • Khris Middleton (wrist) — Injured

  • Pat Connaughton (calf) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (ACL) — Injured

Antetokounmpo should claim a massive role in his expected return as he projects to be the primary facilitator without Holiday and Middleton. Carter's role should be reduced the most with Antetokounmpo back.

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Jeremy Sochan, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, Keita Bates-Diop, Jakob Poeltl

  • Malaki Branham (ankle) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (health protocols) — Out

  • Tre Jones (illness) — Out

  • Zach Collins (leg) — Injured

  • Blake Wesley (knee) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney

  • Klay Thompson (injury management) — Out

  • Andre Iguodala (injury management) — Out

Coach Kerr said, "Klay may not play in a back-to-back all year" on November 4th. Poole projects to start if Thompson continues to remain out for one side of a back-to-back set, with Donte DiVincenzo and Moses Moody also likely for more minutes.