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NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/15

Nov 15th 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

  • Zion Williamson (ankle, foot) — Out

  • Desmond Bane (toe) — Injured

  • Jusuf Nurkic (adductor) — In

  • Ben Simmons (knee) — Available

  • Nic Claxton (eye) — Available

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot) — In

  • Tre Jones (illness) — Available

  • John Wall (injury management) — Available

  • Seth Curry (injury management) — Available

  • Reggie Bullock (neck) — Available

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Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Ja Morant, John Konchar, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr., Steven Adams

  • Ja Morant (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot) — In

  • Desmond Bane (toe) — Injured

  • Ziaire Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Danny Green (ACL) — Injured

Santi Aldama, David Roddy, and Jake LaRavia should lose minutes if Jackson Jr. can return, though a restriction should be likely for at least his first game back. Konchar's usage is 16.4% lower than Bane's.

New Orleans Pelicans News

Confirmed Lineup: CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Trey Murphy, Jonas Valanciunas

  • Zion Williamson (ankle, foot) — Out

  • Kira Lewis (ACL) — Injured

Trey Murphy is the most likely projected starter if Williamson is ruled out. Ingram (29.3%), McCollum (28.5%), and Valanciunas (24.0%) led the Pelicans in usage after McCollum was acquired last season and could reclaim those roles sans Williamson.

Los Angeles Clippers News

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

  • John Wall (injury management) — Available

  • Kawhi Leonard (knee) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Reggie Bullock (neck) — Available

  • JaVale McGee (neck) — Out

  • Davis Bertans (knee) — Injured

Doncic averaged 40.7 points per game on 43.3% usage in three games against the Clippers last season as a result of scoring 45 points or more twice.

New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Cam Reddish, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Isaiah Hartenstein

  • Mitchell Robinson (knee) — Injured

The Knicks are averaging 101.4 possessions per game, the eighth-fastest pace in the league. They finished 29th and 30th in pace during coach Thibodeau's first two seasons.

Utah Jazz News

Confirmed Lineup: Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Lauri Markkanen, Jarred Vanderbilt, Kelly Olynyk

  • Rudy Gay (hand) — Out

The Knicks have allowed 119.2 points per 100 possessions in their last five games, the second-worst rate in the league.

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Tre Jones, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, Jeremy Sochan, Jakob Poeltl

  • Tre Jones (illness) — Available

  • Malaki Branham (ankle) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (health protocols) — Out

  • Zach Collins (leg) — Injured

  • Blake Wesley (knee) — Injured

Jones recorded a 37.7% assist rate and 9.7 assists per game in his last three games prior to being out Monday. Keita Bates-Diop started and Sochan initiated offense in his absence as the Spurs' offense suffered and no player recorded more than three assists.

Portland Trail Blazers News

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

  • Justise Winslow (ankle) — Out

  • Jusuf Nurkic (adductor) — In

  • Keon Johnson (hip) — Out

  • Gary Payton II (conditioning) — Out

Drew Eubanks has played 27.7 minutes per game while starting for Nurkic and Trendon Watford has claimed the remainder of the center minutes. The usage for both players has been 12.9% or less.

Brooklyn Nets News

Confirmed Lineup: Edmond Sumner, Joe Harris, Royce O'Neale, Kevin Durant, Nic Claxton

  • Seth Curry (injury management) — Available

  • Nic Claxton (eye) — Available

  • Ben Simmons (knee) — Available

  • Yuta Watanabe (back) — Available

  • Kyrie Irving (suspension) — Out

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

Simmons played 18.1 minutes per game in three games as the backup center in his return from a sore knee last week. Curry averaged 25.6 minutes per game and 22.5 points per game on a 75.0% effective shooting rate in his last two games.

Sacramento Kings News

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

The Kings have a 4-1 record in the past five games and have boasted the third-best offensive rating in the league (117.4 points/100 possessions) during that span. The Nets have the second-best defense during their past five games, allowing just 102.1 points per 100 possessions.