NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/13

Jan 13th 2024

Cooper Boni

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

  • Stephen Curry (rest) — Out

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Out

  • Trae Young (calf) — Available

  • Jalen Brunson (calf) — Out

  • Zion Williamson (rest) — Out

  • Dejounte Murray (hamstring) — Available

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) — Out

  • Brandon Ingram (Achilles) — Out

  • CJ McCollum (ankle) — Out

  • Desmond Bane (ankle) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (ankle) — In

  • Dillon Brooks (oblique) — In

  • Jalen Suggs (illness) — In

  • Cam Reddish (knee) — Available

  • Dereck Lively II (ankle) — Out

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Houston Rockets News

Confirmed Lineup: Fred VanVleet, Jalen Green, Dillon Brooks, Jabari Smith Jr., Alperen Sengun

  • Dillon Brooks (oblique) — In

  • Jeff Green (knee) — Available

  • Tari Eason (leg) — Injured

  • Victor Oladipo (knee) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Kristaps Porzingis

Washington Wizards News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyus Jones, Jordan Poole, Deni Avdija, Kyle Kuzma, Daniel Gafford

  • Landry Shamet (personal) — Available

  • Johnny Davis (illness) — Out

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, Saddiq Bey, Jalen Johnson, Clint Capela

  • Trae Young (calf) — Available

  • Dejounte Murray (hamstring) — Available

  • Wesley Matthews (calf) — Out

  • De'Andre Hunter (knee) — Injured

  • Mouhamed Gueye (back) — Injured

  • Vit Krejci (shoulder) — Injured

Young played 30 minutes in the first leg of the Hawks' back-to-back set, and there's a chance he could appear on the initial injury report for Saturday's matchup. He limped off the court in the fourth quarter of last night's game, and coach Snyder mentioned that Young has "been dealing with some bumps" and got to the team facility around three or four hours early to receive treatment. Atlanta's other starters will garner more usage if Young sits, and Murray will likely lead the charge on the offensive end. Murray has a 24.5% usage rate when playing alongside Young this season, which increases to 27.2% when Young is sidelined.

New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Miles McBride, Donte DiVincenzo, OG Anunoby, Julius Randle, Isaiah Hartenstein

  • Jalen Brunson (calf) — Out

  • Mitchell Robinson (ankle) — Injured

If Brunson doesn't play, it would be the first game he's missed this season, and more offensive opportunities would likely be available for Anunoby. Since trading for the former Raptor, the Knicks have won five of six games. Over that span, they have a top-10 Offensive Rating (120.8) and the league's best Defensive Rating (104.9). Anunoby has averaged 13.5 points and 5.2 rebounds since being traded. He and the Knicks have a matchup against Memphis, who has been decimated by injuries and the sixth-worst Net Rating (-5.2) league-wide.

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Jacob Gilyard, Luke Kennard, Vince Williams, David Roddy, Xavier Tillman

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) — Out

  • Santi Aldama (knee) — Out

  • Desmond Bane (ankle) — Out

  • Marcus Smart (finger) — Injured

  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) — Injured

  • Brandon Clarke (Achilles) — Injured

  • Ja Morant (shoulder) — Out for season

  • Steven Adams (knee) — Out for season

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Brandin Podziemski, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Dario Saric, Kevon Looney

  • Stephen Curry (rest) — Out

  • Draymond Green (reconditioning) — Out

  • Moses Moody (calf) — Injured

  • Chris Paul (hand) — Injured

  • Gary Payton II (hamstring) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

Confirmed Lineup: Damian Lillard, Malik Beasley, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

  • Jae Crowder (adductor) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Suggs, Caleb Houstan, Chuma Okeke, Paolo Banchero, Goga Bitadze

  • Jalen Suggs (illness) — In

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (knee) — Out

  • Franz Wagner (ankle) — Out

  • Markelle Fultz (injury maintenance) — Out

  • Joe Ingles (injury maintenance) — Out

  • Gary Harris (calf) — Out

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Confirmed Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Lu Dort, Jalen Williams, Chet Holmgren

  • Lindy Waters III (illness) — Out

New Orleans Pelicans News

Confirmed Lineup: Dyson Daniels, Jordan Hawkins, Herb Jones, Naji Marshall, Jonas Valanciunas

  • Brandon Ingram (Achilles) — Out

  • CJ McCollum (ankle) — Out

  • Trey Murphy III (knee) — Out

  • Zion Williamson (rest) — Out

  • Matt Ryan (elbow) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Kyrie Irving, Tim Hardaway Jr., Josh Green, Derrick Jones Jr., Dwight Powell

  • Dereck Lively II (ankle) — Out

  • Josh Green (illness) — Available

  • Grant Williams (ankle) — Available

  • Maxi Kleber (toe) — Available

  • Luka Doncic (ankle) — Out

  • Dante Exum (heel) — Out

With Doncic remaining out, Irving will likely initiate most of the offense again. Last game, Irving scored a season-high 44 points. He's attempted 25 or more field goal attempts in each of the previous three outings, averaging 37.3 points per game over that span. The Mavs will face one of the top defensive units in the Pelicans. New Orleans has a 111.8 Defensive Rating, the seventh-best of any team. Three of the Pels' starters, including Zion Williamson, were listed on the injury report for the first leg of their current back-to-back set but were ultimately upgraded and played.

Chicago Bulls News

Confirmed Lineup: Coby White, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Nikola Vucevic

  • Patrick Williams (ankle) — Out

  • Dalen Terry (knee) — Available

  • Torrey Craig (foot) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Out for season

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Tre Jones, Devin Vassell, Julian Champagnie, Jeremy Sochan, Dominick Barlow

  • Sidy Cissoko (ankle) — Out

  • Doug McDermott (ankle) — Out

  • Victor Wembanyama (rest) — Out

  • Zach Collins (ankle) — Injured

  • Charles Bassey (knee) — Out for season

Los Angeles Lakers News

Confirmed Lineup: D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, Cam Reddish, Taurean Prince, Anthony Davis

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (ankle) — In

  • Christian Wood (migraine) — Available

  • Cam Reddish (knee) — Available

  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) — Available

  • Gabe Vincent (knee) — Injured

James and Davis continue to be listed on the injury report despite only missing a combined five games this season. Regardless, the Lakers have struggled recently, losing 11 of their last 16 outings. Sources say that Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and President of Basketball Operations Rob Pelinka have informed coach Ham that he isn't in danger of losing his job, according to Chris Haynes of TNT and Bleacher Report. Ham will attempt to get things right against the Jazz, who have won four straight games and eight of their last 10. In the most recent meeting with Utah, the Lakers won by 32 points.

Utah Jazz News

Confirmed Lineup: Kris Dunn, Collin Sexton, Simone Fontecchio, Lauri Markkanen, John Collins