NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/26

Jan 26th 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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (back) — Available

  • Trae Young (concussion protocol) — Available

  • Paul George (groin) — Available

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Out

  • Kyrie Irving (thumb) — Out

  • Jabari Smith Jr. (ankle) — Out

  • Clint Capela (calf) — Available

  • Malcolm Brogdon (knee) — Out

  • Tre Jones (ankle) — Available

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Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic, Josh Green, Derrick Jones Jr., Grant Williams, Dereck Lively II

  • Kyrie Irving (thumb) — Out

  • Maxi Kleber (toe) — Out

  • Dwight Powell (eye) — Out

With Irving unavailable last game, the Mavs heavily depended on Doncic and Hardaway Jr. on the offensive end. The two attempted 40 field goals and combined for 51 points in the loss to the Suns. Irving is uncertain to play again, but regardless of his final status, the Mavs should have an easier matchup against the Hawks. Atlanta has the league's third-worst Net Rating (-9.5) in January and has lost three consecutive contests.

Atlanta Hawks News

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

  • Trae Young (concussion protocol) — Available

  • Clint Capela (calf) — Available

  • Wesley Matthews (calf) — Available

  • Bruno Fernando (back) — Out

  • De'Andre Hunter (knee) — Injured

  • Vit Krejci (shoulder) — Injured

  • Mouhamed Gueye (back) — Injured

The Hawks were without Young in the previous outing, leading to a spot start for Bogdan Bogdanovic, who finished with 17 points in 33 minutes. If Young remains sidelined, Bogdanovic would likely start again and retain a heightened role. In games with Young unavailable this season, Bogdanovic has averaged 34.8 minutes per game, compared to the 27.4 minutes he's averaged with Young active. Regardless of whether Bogdanovic starts, he'll have an inviting matchup against the Mavs, who have allowed the fifth-most points per game (23.7) to shooting guards.

Houston Rockets News

Confirmed Lineup: Fred VanVleet, Jalen Green, Dillon Brooks, Jeff Green, Alperen Sengun

  • Jabari Smith Jr. (ankle) — Out

  • Jae’Sean Tate (wrist) — Available

  • Reggie Bullock (back) — Available

  • Tari Eason (leg) — Injured

  • Victor Oladipo (knee) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: LaMelo Ball, Brandon Miller, Cody Martin, Miles Bridges, Nick Richards

  • Kyle Lowry (acquired) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (calf) — Injured

  • Mark Williams (back) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Grayson Allen, Kevin Durant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Eric Gordon (wrist) — Available

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Out

  • Damion Lee (knee) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

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

  • Jalen Smith (back) — Available

  • Tyrese Haliburton (injury management) — Out

Los Angeles Clippers News

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

  • Paul George (groin) — Available

  • Ivica Zubac (calf) — Injured

  • Moussa Diabate (hand) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Scottie Barnes, Bruce Brown, Gary Trent Jr., RJ Barrett, Thaddeus Young

  • Immanuel Quickley (quad) — Out

  • Jakob Poeltl (ankle) — Out

Quickley will miss his first game since joining the Raptors after his injury held him out of Thursday's practice. In 12 games since being traded, he's averaging 16.7 points and 6.1 assists per game. Regardless, Toronto has lost eight of those 12 outings. Their 119.9 Defensive Rating over that span is the fifth-worst league-wide as they've gotten worse on that end of the floor without OG Anunoby.

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Markelle Fultz, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr.

  • Markelle Fultz (injury maintenance) — Available

  • Jonathan Isaac (injury maintenance) — Available

  • Gary Harris (calf) — Out

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Luke Kennard, John Konchar, Vince Williams Jr., Santi Aldama, Jaren Jackson Jr.

  • Luke Kennard (thigh) — Not on injury report

  • Santi Aldama (knee) — Available

  • Desmond Bane (ankle) — Injured

  • Jake LaRavia (ankle) — Injured

  • Marcus Smart (finger) — Injured

  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) — Injured

  • Brandon Clarke (Achilles) — Injured

  • Ja Morant (shoulder) — Out for season

  • Steven Adams (knee) — Out for season

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Donovan Mitchell, Max Strus, Isaac Okoro, Dean Wade, Jarrett Allen

  • Tristan Thompson — Suspended

  • Darius Garland (jaw) — Injured

  • Evan Mobley (knee) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (ankle) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (back) — Available

Oklahoma City Thunder News

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

  • Olivier Sarr (hip) — Out

New Orleans Pelicans News

Confirmed Lineup: CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Trey Murphy III, Jonas Valanciunas

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Out

  • Matt Ryan (elbow) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Anfernee Simons, Matisse Thybulle, Jeremi Grant, Jabari Walker, Deandre Ayton

  • Malcolm Brogdon (knee) — Out

  • Shaedon Sharpe (abdomen) — Injured

  • Moses Brown (wrist) — Injured

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Out for season

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Tre Jones, Devin Vassell, Julian Champagnie, Jeremy Sochan, Victor Wembanyama

  • Victor Wembanyama — Not on injury report

  • Tre Jones (ankle) — Available

  • Sidy Cissoko (ankle) — Out

  • Charles Bassey (knee) — Out for season

Wembanyama could play both legs of the Spurs' back-to-back set as he avoided the injury report while he continues to recover from a sprained ankle. He has not played on consecutive days since November. However, Wembanyama could be playing without his primary point guard as Jones is uncertain to play. Even if Jones sits, the Spurs should be able to compete against a Blazers squad that has posted the league's worst Offensive Rating (104.7) in January.