NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/14

Jan 14th 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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Out

  • Damian Lillard (ankle) — Available

  • Donovan Mitchell (illness) — In

  • Anthony Edwards (hip) — Available

  • Tyler Herro (Achilles) — Out

  • Lauri Markkanen (hip) — Out

  • Christian Wood (ankle) — Out

  • Myles Turner (back) — Out

  • Tobias Harris (knee) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Out

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (quad) — Out

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Milwaukee Bucks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jrue Holiday, Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton, Bobby Portis, Brook Lopez

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Out

  • Khris Middleton (knee) — Out

  • Grayson Allen (ankle) — Not on injury report

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

  • Serge Ibaka (personal) — Out

None of the Bucks exceeded 22.9% usage as Milwaukee launched 17.9 more threes than their season-long average in their 108-102 road loss to the Heat on Thursday.

Miami Heat News

Confirmed Lineup: Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, Haywood Highsmith, Bam Adebayo

  • Tyler Herro (Achilles) — Out

  • Kyle Lowry (knee) — Out

  • Caleb Martin (quad) — Out

  • Udonis Haslem (Achilles) — Available

  • Duncan Robinson (finger) — Injured

  • Nikola Jovic (back) — Injured

  • Omer Yurtseven (ankle) — Injured

With Herro and Lowry sidelined during the previous two games, Oladipo has led the team with a 34.2% assist rate. In addition, Oladipo (+5.2%), Butler (+3.6%), and Vincent (+3.5%) have posted the highest usage differentials on the team.

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Robert Williams

  • Al Horford (rest) — Not on injury report

  • Malcolm Brogdon (personal) — Available

  • Jaylen Brown (adductor) — Injured

  • Danilo Gallinari (ACL) — Injured

Brown was sidelined during Boston's first game against Charlotte this season, a 140-105 home win in late November. Tatum led the Celtics with 35 points on 40.0% usage in 29.8 minutes in that match. Smart led Boston with 15 assists as he and Brogdon both exceeded 20 points on effective field goal percentages of 100.0% or greater.

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Out

  • Kelly Oubre (hand) — Injured

Rozier has typically struggled in nine games against his former team, averaging 16.7 points despite logging 24.6% usage and averaging 35.4 minutes. He's shot just 36.6% from the field against the Celtics.

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Ziaire Williams, Jaren Jackson Jr., Steven Adams

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Out

  • Brandon Clarke (hip) — Available

  • John Konchar (illness) — Out

  • Danny Green (ACL) — Injured

Ziaire Williams would be the most likely starter, and Tyus Jones could assume a more significant bench role if Brooks is ruled out. Morant's +3.6% usage differential with Brooks off the court this season leads the Grizzlies.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Andrew Nembhard, Bennedict Mathurin, Buddy Hield, Aaron Nesmith, Isaiah Jackson

  • Myles Turner (back) — Out

  • Aaron Nesmith (illness) — In

  • Goga Bitadze (illness) — Out

  • Oshae Brissett (hamstring) — In

  • Tyrese Haliburton (elbow, knee) — Injured

  • Daniel Theis (knee) — Injured

Each member of the Pacers' eight-man rotation attempted at least eight field goals with Haliburton, Turner, and Nesmith sidelined Friday. TJ McConnell led the team with seven assists in 24.3 minutes, while Nembhard and Hield led Indiana's starters with five dimes.

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, De'Andre Hunter, John Collins, Onyeka Okongwu

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (quad) — Out

  • Clint Capela (calf) — Injured

The Hawks are 1-4 and have scored the fewest points per 100 possessions (105.0) on the second game of a back-to-back set this season. However, the Raptors have a 4-7 record and have posted the eighth-lowest offensive rating (112.0) against teams playing on zero days of rest.

Toronto Raptors News

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

  • Otto Porter (toe) — Injured

Since being re-inserted into the starting lineup seven games ago, Trent Jr. leads the Raptors with 25.4 points and 3.4 made threes per game while ranking second amongst Toronto's starters in usage (23.2%) and eFG% (53.1%).

Cleveland Cavaliers News

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

  • Donovan Mitchell (illness) — In

  • Dean Wade (shoulder) — Injured

  • Dylan Windler (ankle) — Injured

In the five games that Mitchell has missed this season, Jarrett Allen (+5.3%), LeVert (+4.2%), and Garland (+4.2%) have the highest usage differentials on the Cavs.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: D'Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Kyle Anderson, Rudy Gobert

  • Anthony Edwards (hip) — Available

  • Kyle Anderson (illness) — Available

  • Taurean Prince (ankle) — Available

  • Jordan McLaughlin (calf) — Injured

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, De'Anthony Melton, PJ Tucker, Joel Embiid

  • Tobias Harris (knee) — Out

  • Georges Niang (illness) — Available

Embiid recorded career-highs of 59 points and seven blocks on 50.6% usage with Harden sidelined against the Jazz earlier in the season. Harris' minutes should be dispersed across the lineup if he is ruled out, and De'Anthony Melton would be most likely to join the starting group in that event.

Utah Jazz News

Confirmed Lineup: Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Walker Kessler

  • Lauri Markkanen (hip) — Out

  • Mike Conley (rest) — Not on injury report

  • Collin Sexton (injury maintenance) — Out

  • Rudy Gay (back) — Out

  • Udoka Azubuike (health protocols) — Not on injury report

  • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic, Spencer Dinwiddie, Tim Hardaway Jr., Reggie Bullock, Dwight Powell

  • Christian Wood (ankle) — Out

  • Dorian Finney-Smith (adductor) — Injured

  • Josh Green (elbow) — Injured

  • Maxi Kleber (hamstring) — Injured

Dwight Powell's minutes will likely increase most as JaVale McGee and Davis Bertans also play additional time if Wood is ruled out. Dinwiddie's +2.4% usage differential with Wood off the court leads Mavs starters.

Portland Trail Blazers News

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

  • Damian Lillard (ankle) — Available

  • Gary Payton II (ankle) — Available

  • Justise Winslow (ankle) — Injured

  • Nassir Little (hip) — Injured

Lillard showed no ill effects related to his ankle injury as he scored 50 points on 38.5% usage and a 66.1 eFG% Thursday, but he could sit out the front end of a back-to-back set. Simons and Grant have both recorded 28.9% usage in games Lillard has missed this season, and Simons' 24.7% assist rate with Lillard sidelined leads the Trail Blazers.