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NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/19

Nov 19th 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

  • Tyrese Haliburton (ankle) — Available

  • Keldon Johnson (ankle) — Available

  • Tyrese Maxey (foot) — Injured

  • Jakob Poeltl (knee) — Available

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Tobias Harris (hip) — Out

  • Devin Vassell (ankle) — Out

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Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Juancho Hernangomez, Thaddeus Young

  • Chris Boucher (illness) — Out

  • Dalano Banton (ankle) — Out

  • Gary Trent Jr. (hip) — Out

  • Otto Porter (foot) — Out

  • Ron Harper Jr. (G-League) — Available

  • Justin Champagnie (back) — Out

  • Precious Achiuwa (ankle) — Injured

  • Pascal Siakam (adductor) — Injured

Christian Koloko, Malachi Flynn, Jeff Dowtin, and Khem Birch project to be the top reserves. VanVleet, Anunoby, and Barnes should be expected to do the heavy lifting as Hernangomez and the frontcourt options play low-usage roles.

Atlanta Hawks News

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

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Injured

Incredibly, the Raptors are limiting opposing guards to the fewest made field goals (10.1), made threes (3.1), made free throws (4.9), rebounds (10.9), assists (6.8), turnovers (4.3), steals (1.4), blocks (1.3), and fouls (5.2) per game.

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Chuma Okeke, Bol Bol, Mo Bamba

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Gary Harris (injury management) — Out

  • Paolo Banchero (ankle) — Injured

  • Cole Anthony (oblique) — Injured

  • Moe Wagner (ankle) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (toe) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Bol has recorded 21.6% usage and a 27.3% defensive rebounding rate in 30.4 minutes per game since Banchero got injured. He previously had 17.2% usage and a 22.0% defensive rebounding rate in 22.7 minutes per game.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Andrew Nembhard, Buddy Hield, Jalen Smith, Myles Turner

  • Tyrese Haliburton (ankle) — Available

  • Daniel Theis (knee) — Injured

  • Chris Duarte (ankle) — Injured

Starters should need to claim larger offensive roles if Haliburton misses time. McConnell's usage is 6.9% lower than Haliburton's and his assist rate is 15.8% lower.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: Shake Milton, De'Anthony Melton, Danuel House, PJ Tucker, Joel Embiid

  • Tobias Harris (hip) — Out

  • Furkan Korkmaz (knee) — Out

  • Tyrese Maxey (foot) — Injured

  • James Harden (foot) — Injured

Milton posted 23.6% usage and a 26.1% assist rate in 31.2 minutes Friday. He could continue to roughly emulate Maxey's role if Maxey is forced to miss additional time.

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Rudy Gay (hand) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

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

  • Nassir Little (calf) — In

  • Keon Johnson (hip) — Out

  • Gary Payton II (core) — Injured

Utah's defense is beginning to slip: they have allowed 116.9 points per 100 possessions in the last five games after allowing 109.3 in their first 12.

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Tre Jones, Keldon Johnson, Keita Bates-Diop, Jeremy Sochan, Jakob Poeltl

  • Keldon Johnson (ankle) — Available

  • Doug McDermott (calf) — Available

  • Malaki Branham (ankle) — Available

  • Jakob Poeltl (knee) — Available

  • Devin Vassell (ankle) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (health protocols) — Out

  • Zach Collins (leg) — Injured

  • Blake Wesley (knee) — Injured

Charles Bassey has recorded an impressive 19.6% rebounding rate and could be positioned for his first career start if Poeltl is ruled out. Keita Bates-Diop or Branham could start with greater usage available across the lineup if Vassell is ruled out.

Los Angeles Clippers News

Confirmed Lineup: Reggie Jackson, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac

  • Luke Kennard (calf) — Out

Leonard posted 19.2% usage and a 25.0% assist rate as he played a season-high 24.5 minutes in his return Thursday. George's usage (27.7%) and assist rate (16.7%) declined with Leonard back.