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NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/21

Nov 21st 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 (calf) — In

  • Paul George (knee) — Out

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — In

  • Bam Adebayo (knee) — Available

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Andrew Wiggins (foot) — Out

  • Tyler Herro (ankle) — Out

  • Klay Thompson (injury management) — Out

  • De'Andre Hunter (illness) — Out

  • Caris LeVert (ankle) — Out

  • Kevon Looney (hand) — In

  • Cam Reddish (groin) — Out

  • Kevin Love (thumb) — In

  • Gabe Vincent (knee) — Out

  • Andrew Nembhard (knee) — Out

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Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, AJ Griffin, John Collins, Clint Capela

  • De'Andre Hunter (illness) — Out

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Injured

The Hawks are scoring the third-most points in the paint per game (55.0) league-wide. The Cavs are allowing the sixth least (45.4).

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Lamar Stevens, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen

  • Kevin Love (thumb) — In

  • Dean Wade (knee) — Out

  • Caris LeVert (ankle) — Out

  • Dylan Windler (ankle) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) — Injured

Cedi Osman and Raul Neto should distribute more on the second unit if LeVert misses additional time. Coach Bickerstaff could stagger minutes for Mitchell and Garland as well.

Orlando Magic News

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

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

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Paolo Banchero (ankle) — Injured

  • Cole Anthony (oblique) — Injured

  • Moe Wagner (ankle) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (toe) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Bol recorded 26.3% usage in the two games Carter Jr. sat last week. Mo Bamba started both games and played 31.3 minutes while recording 21.3% usage.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Aaron Nesmith, Buddy Hield, Jalen Smith, Myles Turner

  • Andrew Nembhard (knee) — Out

  • Daniel Theis (knee) — Injured

  • Chris Duarte (ankle) — Injured

Opponents are shooting the third-most threes per game (38.0) against the Magic this season and the Pacers shot 46 of them in their first matchup Saturday. The additional catch-and-shoot looks helped Haliburton record 14 assists.

Boston Celtics News

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

  • Marcus Smart (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Danilo Gallinari (ACL) — Injured

Chicago Bulls News

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

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Anfernee Simons, Shaedon Sharpe, Josh Hart, Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Keon Johnson (hip) — Out

  • Damian Lillard (calf) — Injured

  • Gary Payton II (core) — Injured

Simons led Portland in usage (28.4%) and assist rate (31.3%) in the two games he has played without Lillard. Justise Winslow recorded a 29.7% assist rate in 23.8 minutes in those two games.

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf) — In

  • Pat Connaughton (calf) — Not on injury report

  • Wesley Matthews (hamstring) — Out

  • Khris Middleton (wrist) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (ACL) — Injured

Miami Heat News

Confirmed Lineup: Kyle Lowry, Max Strus, Caleb Martin, Nikola Jovic, Bam Adebayo

  • Bam Adebayo (knee) — Available

  • Dewayne Dedmon (foot) — Available

  • Gabe Vincent (knee) — Out

  • Duncan Robinson (ankle) — Out

  • Udonis Haslem (personal) — Out

  • Tyler Herro (ankle) — Out

  • Jimmy Butler (knee) — Out

  • Victor Oladipo (knee) — Injured

  • Omar Yurtseven (ankle) — Injured

Adebayo claimed 32.8% usage and had a 33.3% assist rate on his return Sunday. He could remain the offensive hub if Herro is ruled out.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • Kyle Anderson (back) — Out

Towns is logging a five-season-low in usage and a career-low rebounding rate. Miami limited him to averages of 13.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in two games last season and could have success against him again if Bam Adebayo primarily defends Towns.

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Jordan Poole, Donte DiVincenzo, Anthony Lamb, Jonathan Kuminga, Kevon Looney

  • Andrew Wiggins (foot) — Out

  • Kevon Looney (hand) — In

  • Stephen Curry (elbow) — Out

  • Draymond Green (injury management) — Out

  • Klay Thompson (injury management) — Out

  • Andre Iguodala (injury management) — Out

Poole has led the team with a 31.8% usage rate in the three games Thompson has sat this season.

New Orleans Pelicans News

Confirmed Lineup: CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Jonas Valanciunas

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — In

  • Trey Murphy (foot) — Out

McCollum and Valanciunas should return to their normal roles with Williamson expected back. Williamson has averaged 27.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in two career games against Draymond Green.

New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson

  • Cam Reddish (groin) — Out

  • Derrick Rose (toe) — Out

Quentin Grimes started and posted 16.4% usage, a 13.9% defensive rebounding rate, and a 34.8% assist rate in 32.2 minutes with Reddish out Sunday.

Oklahoma City Thunder News

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

  • Tre Mann (back) — Available

  • Darius Bazley (ankle) — Available

  • Isaiah Joe (knee) — Available

  • Eugene Omoruyi (G-League) — Available

  • Jaylin Williams (G-League) — Out

  • Aleksej Pokusevski (ankle) — Out

  • Ousmane Dieng (G-League) — Out

  • Chet Holmgren (foot) — Injured

Robinson-Earl registered his season high for points (17) and minutes (31) in the first matchup against the Knicks. Giddey has recorded a triple-double in both of his career games against New York.

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Ochai Agbaji (G-League) — Out

  • Mike Conley (knee) — Injured

  • Rudy Gay (hand) — Injured

Sexton started and recorded 20.5% usage and a 14.3% assist rate in 31.9 minutes in the one game that Conley has missed this season. Vanderbilt led in assist rate (41.2%) as all five starters had between four and seven assists.

Los Angeles Clippers News

Confirmed Lineup: Reggie Jackson, Terance Mann, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac

  • Paul George (knee) — Out

  • Luke Kennard (calf) — Out