NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 10/24

Oct 24th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

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

  • Devin Booker (toe) — In

  • Bradley Beal (back) — Out

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Los Angeles Lakers News

Confirmed Lineup: D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, Taurean Prince, LeBron James, Anthony Davis

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (heel) — Out

  • Jalen Hood-Schifino (knee) — Injured

Prince beat out Vanderbilt and Rui Hachimura for the fifth starting spot, but coach Ham mentioned that the decision was "partly circumstantial" due to Vanderbilt's injury. Hachimura will have opportunities to impact the game off the bench alongside offseason acquisition Gabe Vincent.

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Michael Porter Jr. (ankle) — In

  • Christian Braun (calf) — In

  • Vlatko Cancar (knee) — Injured

Porter Jr. revealed it was a Grade 3 ankle sprain he suffered in training camp that kept him sidelined for all four preseason games. He is not on the team's injury report ahead of the season opener, however, and he and coach Malone both confirmed he will play. The team recorded a 122.3 offensive rating with Porter Jr. on the floor post-All-Star break last season.

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Devin Booker, Grayson Allen, Josh Okogie, Kevin Durant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Devin Booker (toe) — In

  • Bradley Beal (back) — Out

  • Damion Lee (knee) — Injured

Booker said he'll play and meanwhile, the team is being careful with Beal’s lower back situation. Preseason rotations point to Allen starting in Beal’s absence while Eric Gordon would be in line for an expanded offensive role off the bench.

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney

  • Draymond Green (ankle) — Out

Paul logged at least five assists in each of his four preseason games and with Green remaining sidelined he'll get the start in his Warriors regular season debut. Jonathan Kuminga could also see an elevated role off the bench after an impressive preseason. He led the team in points (21.8) per game in five preseason games.