NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/12

Feb 12th 2023

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

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Out

  • Gary Trent Jr. (calf) — Out

  • James Wiseman (trade pending) — Out

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Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr., Xavier Tillman

  • Luke Kennard (acquired) — Available

  • Ziaire Williams (G League) — Out

  • Steven Adams (knee) — Injured

The Grizzlies have scored the highest percentage of their points in the paint (51.1%) this season, and the Celtics allowed the third-fewest points in the paint per game (46.5) in their last 15 contests. Brooks has scored single-digit points in each of the previous five games, logging reduced 15.4% usage and a 36.7 eFG% during that time.

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Derrick White, Sam Hauser, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Robert Williams

  • Al Horford (knee) — Not on injury report

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Out

  • Jaylen Brown (face) — Injured

  • Marcus Smart (ankle) — Injured

  • Danilo Gallinari (ACL) — Injured

Brogdon was limited to 17.7 minutes as he dealt with an Achilles issue against the Hornets on Friday, resulting in Tatum and White playing increasingly central roles on the offense. Tatum finished with 41 points, four rebounds, and four assists on 13-for-21 shooting from the field and 10-for-12 from the line. White contributed 33 points, three boards, and 10 assists on 12-for-19 shooting, including eight-for-14 from three.

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Killian Hayes, Jaden Ivey, Bojan Bogdanovic, Isaiah Stewart, Jalen Duren

  • James Wiseman (trade pending) — Out

  • Nerlens Noel (not with team) — Out

  • Marvin Bagley (hand) — Injured

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Injured

Wiseman was acquired in the trade that remains in flux due to Gary Payton II failing a physical, and the Warriors can wait until 6.5 hours after this game tips to decide if they will accept the trade. Bogdanovic (6.4) and Stewart (5.6) have attempted a higher volume of threes per game since Stewart was re-inserted into the lineup five games ago. The Raptors have allowed opposing forwards to make the most threes per game (9.6) this season.

Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Fred VanVleet, Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, Precious Achiuwa, Jakob Poeltl

  • Gary Trent Jr. (calf) — Out

  • Christian Koloko (G League) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (wrist) — Injured

  • Otto Porter (toe) — Injured

Poeltl played 16.7 minutes as the backup center in his team season debut Friday, which suggests he might be worked in slowly. Trent Jr.'s usage (20.6%) during the last three games remained stable, but he could be slumping after shooting four-for-18 (22.2%) from three during those matches.