NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/10

Jan 10th 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

  • Luka Doncic (ankle) — In

  • Joel Embiid (foot) — In

  • Stephen Curry (shoulder) — In

  • Bam Adebayo (wrist) — Out

  • Tyler Herro (Achilles) — Out

  • Deandre Ayton (ankle) — Out

  • Klay Thompson (knee) — In

  • Jusuf Nurkic (illness) — Available

  • Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Out

  • Landry Shamet (hip) — Out

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Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Killian Hayes, Jaden Ivey, Saddiq Bey, Kevin Knox, Nerlens Noel

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Out

  • Jalen Duren (ankle) — Out

  • Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) — Out

  • Isaiah Livers (shoulder) — Out

  • Rodney McGruder (illness) — Not on injury report

  • Marvin Bagley (hand) — Injured

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Injured

Ivey (32.8%), Burks (25.7%), and Bey (24.4%) lead the Pistons in usage with Bogdanovic and Cunningham off the floor this season. Diallo has logged the highest usage rate (19.1%) of the four forwards who could absorb most of Bogdanovic's minutes.

Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, Joel Embiid

  • Joel Embiid (foot) — In

  • PJ Tucker (illness) — In

Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed combined for 36 points and 18 rebounds on 14-for-18 shooting in Philadelphia's comfortable 123-111 road win over Detroit on Sunday, and Tucker could potentially return to a power forward role. Harden (-4.3%), Harris (-2.8%), and Maxey (-1.9%) have recorded negative usage differentials when sharing the court with Embiid this season.

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Confirmed Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Josh Giddey, Jalen Williams, Eugene Omoruyi

  • Aleksej Pokusevski (leg) — Injured

  • Ousmane Dieng (wrist) — Injured

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (ankle) — Injured

  • Chet Holmgren (foot) — Injured

Dort attempted 8.0 threes per game during his previous three matchups with the Heat and made 4.0 of those attempts during each of his last two matches against Miami.

Miami Heat News

Confirmed Lineup: Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, Haywood Highsmith, Orlando Robinson

  • Bam Adebayo (wrist) — Out

  • Tyler Herro (Achilles) — Out

  • Kyle Lowry (knee) — Out

  • Caleb Martin (quad) — Out

  • Gabe Vincent (knee) — Available

  • Dewayne Dedmon (foot) — Available

  • Udonis Haslem (Achilles) — Available

  • Duncan Robinson (finger) — Injured

  • Nikola Jovic (back) — Injured

  • Omer Yurtseven (ankle) — Injured

Dedmon could face an informal restriction if Adebayo is sidelined against the Thunder, causing Orlando Robinson to assume a majority of center minutes. Butler leads Heat starters with a +4.3% assist rate differential with Lowry off the floor this season, and Butler's role could be further elevated if Herro or Adebayo are ruled out.

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Jalen McDaniels, PJ Washington, Mason Plumlee

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Out

  • Kelly Oubre (hand) — Injured

Washington has logged a heightened 21.2% usage rate with Hayward out for the last three games and draws a matchup with a Raptors team that has allowed forwards to attempt the most field goals per 100 possessions (31.9) this season.

Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam

  • Otto Porter (toe) — Injured

The Hornets limited opponents to the fewest fast break points per game (10.4) as LaMelo Ball played just three games until December 14th, and Charlotte has allowed the eighth-most points in transition per game (15.6) since Ball rejoined the lineup. The Raptors have scored the third-most fast break points per game (18.1) this season.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen

  • Dean Wade (shoulder) — Injured

  • Dylan Windler (ankle) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) — Injured

Mitchell scored 23 points on an 83.3 eFG% in his first career game against the Jazz last month, and he will be playing his first road game in Utah. The Cavs blew the Jazz out by a score of 123-99 in their first matchup, shooting 57.7% from three and winning the rebounding battle by 10 boards.

Utah Jazz News

Confirmed Lineup: Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Malik Beasley, Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kessler

  • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) — Out

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) — Out

  • Simone Fontecchio (illness) — Not on injury report

  • Udoka Azubuike (health protocols) — Out

  • Leando Bolmaro (illness) — Out

  • Micah Potter (G League) — Available

  • Collin Sexton (hamstring) — Injured

Kessler recorded 13.3% usage and a 17.9% rebound rate in 26.6 minutes per game when Olynyk was sidelined for four matches last month. Clarkson (+3.8%) and Beasley (+3.3%) logged positive usage differentials in those games as they absorbed much of Olynyk's offensive role.

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Duane Washington Jr., Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig, Dario Saric, Jock Landale

  • Chris Paul (hip) — Out

  • Deandre Ayton (ankle) — Out

  • Landry Shamet (hip) — Out

  • Torrey Craig (ankle) — Available

  • Cam Payne (foot) — Injured

  • Devin Booker (groin) — Injured

  • Cam Johnson (knee) — Injured

Duane Washington Jr. led the Suns with 37.7% usage in 25.0 minutes Sunday, and his role could further expand if Shamet or Ayton are sidelined. Ayton led the Suns with six assists Sunday, and Bismack Biyombo projects to start if Ayton is ruled out against the Warriors.

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney

  • Stephen Curry (shoulder) — In

  • Klay Thompson (knee) — In

  • Andre Iguodala (injury management) — Available

  • Jonathan Kuminga (foot) — Injured

  • James Wiseman (ankle) — Injured

  • JaMychal Green (leg) — Injured

Wiggins led the Warriors with 34.0% usage but was limited to 19.1 minutes in his return Saturday. He, Jordan Poole, and Donte DiVincenzo stand to shoulder less of the offense if Curry and Thompson rejoin the lineup.

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Markelle Fultz, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr.

  • Bol Bol (conditioning) — Not on injury report

  • Chuma Okeke (knee) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

The frontcourt should remain crowded if coach Mosley continues to start Franz Wagner, Banchero, and Carter Jr. with two guards. Moe Wagner has averaged 17.4 minutes as Mo Bamba has been on the fringes of the rotation during the last two games, and Bol's potential return could further complicate the big man rotation.

Portland Trail Blazers News

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

  • Jusuf Nurkic (illness) — Available

  • Gary Payton II (ankle) — Available

  • Justise Winslow (ankle) — Injured

  • Nassir Little (hip) — Injured

The Magic have allowed the second-most made threes per game (14.8) but the third-fewest points in the paint per game (43.6) in their last ten contests. Lillard (10.2), Simons (9.7), and Grant (5.9) have attempted the most threes per game on the Trail Blazers during their last ten matches.

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic, Spencer Dinwiddie, Tim Hardaway Jr., Christian Wood, Dwight Powell

  • Luka Doncic (ankle) — In

  • Dorian Finney-Smith (adductor) — Injured

  • Josh Green (elbow) — Injured

  • Maxi Kleber (hamstring) — Injured

Jaden Hardy played 27.2 minutes, and Dinwiddie led Dallas with eight assists with Doncic sidelined in the Mavs' 120-109 loss to the Thunder on Sunday. Dinwiddie (29.3%), Hardaway Jr. (26.3%), and Wood (25.0%) led the team in usage.

Los Angeles Clippers News

Confirmed Lineup: Terance Mann, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac

  • Paul George (hamstring) — Out

  • Luke Kennard (calf) — Out

  • Brandon Boston (G League) — Available

Reggie Jackson played just 7.7 minutes Sunday night, and coach Lue denied that Jackson would be the odd man out post-game but admitted that he liked what he saw from the new starting group. Mann and Norman Powell could again clear 31.0 minutes if Jackson remains on the periphery of the rotation.