NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/23

Jan 23rd 2024

Jay Persson

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

  • Tyrese Haliburton (injury management) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (Achilles) — In

  • Aaron Gordon (shoulder) — Available

  • Michael Porter Jr. (illness) — Available

  • Isaiah Hartenstein (Achilles) — Out

  • Kris Dunn (illness) — In

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Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Aaron Gordon (shoulder) — Available

  • Michael Porter Jr. (illness) — Available

  • Julian Strawther (knee) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (knee) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Andrew Nembhard, Buddy Hield, Aaron Nesmith, Pascal Siakam, Myles Turner

  • Tyrese Haliburton (injury management) — Out

  • Andrew Nembhard (back) — Available

  • Isaiah Jackson (concussion) — Available

Haliburton remains on the injury report due to strained left hamstring injury management. He has missed six of the last seven games.

The Pacers started TJ McConnell in Haliburton's place on Sunday, but he played just 12 minutes. Pascal Siakam led the team with seven assists in his second game with the team. Coach Carlisle utilized a different rotation than usual, with 11 players logging at least 12 minutes. Haliburton missed the prior game against the Nuggets, and the team has a 4-5 record with him sidelined this season.

New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, OG Anunoby, Julius Randle, Jericho Sims

  • Isaiah Hartenstein (Achilles) — Out

  • Mitchell Robinson (ankle) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

Confirmed Lineup: Spencer Dinwiddie, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Nic Claxton

  • Dariq Whitehead (foot) — Injured

  • Ben Simmons (back) — Injured

  • Day'Ron Sharpe (knee) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

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

  • Kris Dunn (illness) — In

New Orleans Pelicans News

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

  • Matt Ryan (elbow) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Malcolm Brogdon, Anfernee Simons, Jerami Grant, Jabari Walker, Deandre Ayton

  • Shaedon Sharpe (abdomen) — Injured

  • Moses Brown (wrist) — Injured

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Out for season

Oklahoma City Thunder News

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

  • Olivier Sarr (hip) — Out

Los Angeles Lakers News

Confirmed Lineup: D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, Taurean Prince, Rui Hachimura, Anthony Davis

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (Achilles) — In

  • Taurean Prince (knee) — Not on injury report

  • Cam Reddish (knee) — Not on injury report

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (heel) — Available

  • Gabe Vincent (knee) — Injured

James will miss his second game over the last 10 days as he continues to deal with a left ankle injury. Taurean Prince, Cam Reddish, Rui Hachimura, and Jarred Vanderbilt are all options to fill out the starting lineup and play increased minutes.

Since returning to the starting lineup five games ago, D'Angelo Russell has averaged 27.2 points per game. He'll look to continue his scoring streak with extra offensive opportunities with James sidelined. Anthony Davis and Austin Reaves will also benefit from a higher usage rate.

Los Angeles Clippers News

Confirmed Lineup: James Harden, Terance Mann, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Mason Plumlee

  • Ivica Zubac (calf) — Injured

  • Moussa Diabate (hand) — Injured