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NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/5

Nov 5th 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) — Out

  • Trae Young (eye) — Available

  • De'Aaron Fox (knee) — Available

  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) — Out

  • Terry Rozier (ankle) — Available

  • Al Horford (back) — Out

  • Anfernee Simons (foot) — Out

  • Mitchell Robinson (knee) — Out

  • Cam Johnson (knee) — Out

  • Terrence Ross (knee) — Available

  • Seth Curry (injury management) — Available

  • Josh Hart (ankle) — In

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Sacramento Kings News

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

  • De'Aaron Fox (knee) — Available

  • Chima Moneke (G-League) — Out

Davion Mitchell should return to a bench role and lose minutes along with Matthew Dellavedova and Malik Monk in Fox's return. Domantas Sabonis recorded a 30.8% assist rate with Fox out Wednesday, and his offensive role should be reduced as well.

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr., Bol Bol

  • Terrence Ross (knee) — Available

  • Cole Anthony (oblique) — Injured

  • Moe Wagner (ankle) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (toe) — Injured

  • Gary Harris (knee) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Ross could displace either Suggs or Bol Bol from the starting lineup if he can return. His 14.1% usage rate in a starting role this season is a career low by 2.5%.

Brooklyn Nets News

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

  • Seth Curry (injury management) — Available

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

  • Ben Simmons (knee) — Out

  • Kyrie Irving (suspension) — Out

  • Kessler Edwards (G-League) — Out

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

Curry can claim minutes from Edmond Sumner, Cam Thomas, and Patty Mills in his expected return. Royce O'Neale's eight assists on Friday night were a career-high.

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: Terry Rozier, Kelly Oubre, Jalen McDaniels, PJ Washington, Mason Plumlee

  • Terry Rozier (ankle) — Available

  • Cody Martin (quad) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) — Out

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle) — Out

  • Mark Williams (G-League) — Out

PJ Washington (28.2%) and Kelly Oubre (27.9%) led the Hornets in usage sans Gordon Hayward on Friday. Mason Plumlee also took on an expanded distributing role and recorded a 33.3% assist rate. The Hornets trailed by 26 points at halftime.

New Orleans Pelicans News

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

  • Kira Lewis (ACL) — Injured

Atlanta Hawks News

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

  • Trae Young (eye) — Available

  • Tyrese Martin (G-League) — Out

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Injured

Dejounte Murray would take on an expanded on-ball role with more usage also available for Collins and Hunter in particular if Young is ruled out. Aaron or Justin Holiday would join the starting lineup in that event as well.

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Blake Griffin

  • Al Horford (back) — Out

  • Luke Kornet (personal) — Out

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Danilo Gallinari (ACL) — Injured

New York Knicks News

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

  • Quentin Grimes (foot) — Out

  • Mitchell Robinson (knee) — Injured

Isaiah Hartenstein started the second half for Robinson after he got hurt Friday. Coach Thibodeau also experimented with Julius Randle at the five alongside Obi Toppin at the four after being reluctant to do so in the past.

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Confirmed Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Josh Giddey, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Mike Muscala

  • Aleksej Pokusevski (shoulder) — Out

  • Jaylin Williams (G-League) — Available

  • Chet Holmgren (foot) — Injured

Pokusevski's absence should ensure Robinson-Earl, Darius Bazley, and Mike Muscala the center minutes. Kenrich Williams, Jalen Williams, and Aaron Wiggins can similarly take on the power forward time too.

Milwaukee Bucks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jrue Holiday, Jevon Carter, MarJon Beauchamp, Bobby Portis, Brook Lopez

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Out

  • Khris Middleton (wrist) — Injured

  • Pat Connaughton (calf) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (ACL) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Confirmed Lineup: Kevin Porter Jr., Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, KJ Martin, Alperen Sengun

  • Jabari Smith Jr. — Out

  • Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) — Out

  • Bruno Fernando (knee) — Injured

  • TyTy Washington (knee) — Injured

Alperen Sengun and Usman Garuba could fully claim the center minutes with Smith Jr. out. KJ Martin and Tari Eason should receive the power forward minutes.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: D'Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Kyle Anderson, Karl-Anthony Towns

  • Rudy Gobert (health protocols) — Out

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

  • Josh Minott (G-League assignment) — Out

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Tre Jones, Malaki Branham, Keldon Johnson, Jeremy Sochan, Jakob Poeltl

  • Isaiah Roby (illness) — Available

  • Zach Collins (leg) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (toe) — Out

  • Blake Wesley (knee) — Injured

Denver Nuggets News

Confirmed Lineup: Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, Nikola Jokic

  • Bones Hyland (hip) — Available

  • Ish Smith (calf) — Out

  • Zeke Nnaji (ankle) — Out

  • Peyton Watson (G-League) — Out

Bruce Brown submitted a 36.0% assist rate in 32 minutes off of the bench with both point guard options unavailable Thursday.

Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Justise Winslow, Shaedon Sharpe, Josh Hart, Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Josh Hart (ankle) — In

  • Anfernee Simons (foot) — Out

  • Trendon Watford (hip) — Available

  • Gary Payton II (core) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (calf)— Injured

Justise Winslow started in Simons' place Friday and recorded 21.1% usage, a 22.6% defensive rebounding rate, and a 37.5% assist rate. Jerami Grant and Jusuf Nurkic also received expanded roles with Keon Johnson's 29.3% usage leading the team.

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig, Deandre Ayton

  • Cam Payne (foot) — Out

  • Cam Johnson (knee) — Out

  • Duane Washington Jr. (personal) — Available

If Johnson is out, then Mikal Bridges likely plays more time at the four with Torrey Craig and Damion Lee both clearing 20 minutes again. Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, and Chris Paul would again play greater offensive roles with the bench options not replicating Johnson's 19.5% usage as well.