NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/10

Nov 10th 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

  • Anthony Davis (adductor, hip) — Available

  • Zion Williamson (personal) — In

  • Alperen Sengun (ankle) — Available

  • Bradley Beal (back) — In

  • Ben Simmons (hip) — Out

  • Dereck Lively II (illness) — Available

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Available

  • Herb Jones (leg) — Out

  • Cam Johnson (calf) — Available

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Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Maxey, De'Anthony Melton, Kelly Oubre Jr., Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid

  • Nicolas Batum (finger) — Available

Batum has played meaningful minutes since joining the team, and he could eat into Oubre Jr.'s upside moving forward. In the win against Boston on Wednesday, the team recorded a +14.7 Net Rating with him on the floor. He and Covington played the fourth quarter over Oubre Jr., and Batum was in the lineup in the final two minutes to close it out on his way to 26 total minutes.

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Ausar Thompson, Isaiah Stewart, Jalen Duren

  • Jaden Ivey (illness) — Out

  • Alec Burks (forearm) — Out

  • Joe Harris (shoulder) — Injured

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Injured

  • Monte Morris (quad) — Injured

  • Isaiah Livers (ankle) — Injured

Thompson's 31.8 minutes, 9.7 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game are the highest among rookies this season. His 12.1% offensive rebound rate is the sixth-highest among all players league-wide. Opponents' 41.0 rebounds per game against Detroit is the second-lowest league-wide. The 76ers' 41.4 opponent rebounds per game is third-lowest.

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: LaMelo Ball, Brandon Miller, Gordon Hayward, PJ Washington, Mark Williams

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Available

  • Terry Rozier (groin) — Out

  • Miles Bridges (suspension) — Out

  • Frank Ntilikina (leg) — Injured

  • James Bouknight (knee) — Injured

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Injured

In Wednesday's game against Washington, Ball's usage rate spiked to a season-high 36.0%. He recorded a season-high 34 points and six of the team's 20 turnovers. They turned the ball over 20 or more times in just five games last season. The Wizards generated 35 points off of the turnovers in that game, led by Delon Wright's game-high four steals.

Washington Wizards News

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

Kuzma scored or assisted on 43 points against the Hornets on Wednesday. He logged a team-high 70 touches including 47 in the front-court and five paint touches. Over the last five games, he's averaged a team-high 9.2 drives per game and a 32.6% usage rate.

Brooklyn Nets News

Confirmed Lineup: Spencer Dinwiddie, Mikal Bridges, Royce O'Neale, Cam Johnson, Dorian Finney-Smith

  • Cam Johnson (calf) — Available

  • Ben Simmons (hip) — Out

  • Nic Claxton (ankle) — Out

  • Cam Thomas (ankle) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

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

  • Al Horford (injury management) — Out

  • Neemias Queta (foot) — Out

Tatum's logged an 81.3% field goal percentage on shots less than five feet from the basket on a team-high 6.9 attempts per game. Nets opponents this season averaged the second-highest field goal percentage (68.5%) in that range. Tatum's 28.4 points per game currently ranks ninth overall league-wide.

New Orleans Pelicans News

Confirmed Lineup: Dyson Daniels, Jordan Hawkins, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Jonas Valanciunas

  • Zion Williamson (personal) — In

  • Herb Jones (leg) — Out

  • Naji Marshall (knee) — Out

  • CJ McCollum (lung) — Injured

  • Jose Alvarado (ankle) — Injured

  • Trey Murphy (knee) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

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

  • Alperen Sengun (ankle) — Available

  • Amen Thompson (ankle) — Injured

  • Victor Oladipo (knee) — Injured

Sengun's 43.6 front-court touches per game is the sixth-most league-wide. His 59.8% field goal percentage is the highest among the Rockets starters, and he's averaged a team-high 7.9 made field goals per game. If Sengun is sidelined or inhibited with the ankle ailment, Jabari Smith Jr. could get some small-ball minutes at center, while Jalen Green's rates could spike. Green logged a +12.95% usage rate differential in limited minutes with Sengun off the floor this season.

Utah Jazz News

Confirmed Lineup: Keyonte George, Jordan Clarkson, Ochai Agbaji, Lauri Markkanen, John Collins

  • Walker Kessler (elbow) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Jacob Gilyard, Marcus Smart, Desmond Bane, Jaren Jackson Jr., Bismack Biyombo

  • Ziaire Williams (hip) — Out

  • John Konchar (hip) — Available

  • Jake LaRavia (toe) — Out

  • Xavier Tillman (knee) — Out

  • Ja Morant (suspension) — Out

  • Derrick Rose (knee) — Injured

  • Brandon Clarke (Achilles) — Injured

  • Steven Adams (knee) — Out for season

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: Mike Conley, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

  • Jordan McLaughlin (knee) — Injured

  • Jaylen Clark (Achilles) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Jeremy Sochan, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, Victor Wembanyama, Zach Collins

Los Angeles Clippers News

Confirmed Lineup: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Ivica Zubac

  • Mason Plumlee (knee) — Injured

  • Brandon Boston Jr. (quad) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones Jr., Grant Williams, Dereck Lively II

  • Dereck Lively II (illness) — Available

  • Maxi Kleber (toe) — Out

Without Lively II, the team allowed 72 points in the paint in Wednesday's game. That's up from 55.1 points allowed in the paint per game in seven games prior to that contest. Mavs opponents averaged a league-high 72.7% field goal percentage against them in the restricted area this season.

Los Angeles Lakers News

Confirmed Lineup: D'Angelo Russell, Cam Reddish, Taurean Prince, LeBron James, Anthony Davis

  • Anthony Davis (adductor, hip) — Available

  • Jaxson Hayes (ankle) — Available

  • Gabe Vincent (knee) — Injured

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (heel) — Injured

  • Jalen Hood-Schifino (knee) — Injured

Despite playing in just four games, Rui Hachimura's logged a team-high +6.38% usage rate differential without Davis on the floor this season. With Davis sidelined in the last game, Hachimura logged a season-high eight rebounds and a team-high 25.0% defensive rebounding rate. He also scored a team-high 24 points off the bench.

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Bradley Beal, Grayson Allen, Keita Bates-Diop, Kevin Durant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Bradley Beal (back) — In

  • Jordan Goodwin (jaw) — Available

  • Devin Booker (calf) — Out

  • Damion Lee (knee) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

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

  • Kenrich Williams (back) — Out

Sacramento Kings News

Confirmed Lineup: Keon Ellis, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray, Domantas Sabonis

  • De'Aaron Fox (ankle) — Out

  • Trey Lyles (calf) — Out