NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/11

Nov 11th 2022

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

  • Anthony Davis (back) — Available

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Out

  • Paolo Banchero (ankle) — Out

  • Chris Paul (heel) — Out

  • Lonnie Walker (illness) — Available

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Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Bones Hyland (health protocols) — Out

  • Ish Smith (calf) — Out

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Grant Williams, Al Horford

  • Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) — Out

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Danilo Gallinari (ACL) — Injured

Payton Pritchard should claim most of Brogdon's minutes, and Derrick White also could receive more time.

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Cam Payne, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig, Deandre Ayton

  • Chris Paul (heel) — Out

  • Landry Shamet (concussion symptoms) — Out

  • Cam Johnson (knee) — Injured

Cam Payne took on 20.9% usage and posted a 30.8% assist rate in 35.0 minutes with Paul out Wednesday. Booker also claimed a larger distributing role and led with a 38.5% assist rate.

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Chuma Okeke, Wendell Carter Jr., Bol Bol

  • Paolo Banchero (ankle) — Out

  • Kevon Harris (rib) — Available

  • Cole Anthony (oblique) — Injured

  • Moe Wagner (ankle) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (toe) — Injured

  • Gary Harris (knee) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Wagner led Orlando in usage (29.7%) and assist rate (37.7%) with Banchero out Wednesday. Suggs also received 25.5% usage and Chuma Okeke played 31.6 minutes in a start.

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Cory Joseph, Jaden Ivey, Saddiq Bey, Bojan Bogdanovic, Isaiah Stewart

  • Alec Burks (foot) — Available

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Out

  • Marvin Bagley (knee) — Out

  • Hamidou Diallo (hip) — Available

Killian Hayes could start if Cunningham is ruled out. He is shooting 26.4% from the field and carries a 17.2% usage rate so Jaden Ivey, Saddiq Bey, and Bojan Bogdanovic should be expected to shoulder the load offensively in that event.

New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Cam Reddish, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Isaiah Hartenstein

  • Quentin Grimes (foot) — Available

  • Mitchell Robinson (knee) — Injured

The Knicks beat the Pistons 130-104 at home in the second game of the season. Five rotation players recorded usage rates between 22.0 and 27.0% in a balanced offensive performance.

Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr., OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Christian Koloko

  • Khem Birch (knee) — Out

  • Precious Achiuwa (ankle) — Injured

  • Pascal Siakam (adductor) — Injured

Koloko, Thaddeus Young, and Chris Boucher should receive more time in the frontcourt. Coach Nurse will likely vary minutes for the trio on a game-to-game basis.

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Confirmed Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Josh Giddey, Aaron Wiggins, Aleksej Pokusevski

  • Darius Bazley (ankle) — Out

  • Ousmane Dieng (G-League) — Out

  • Chet Holmgren (foot) — Injured

Hustle stats favor the Thunder: they rank first in the league in loose balls recovered and charges drawn while also placing in the top ten in deflections and contested shots.

Milwaukee Bucks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jevon Carter, Jordan Nwora, MarJon Beauchamp, Bobby Portis, Brook Lopez

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — Out

  • Jrue Holiday (ankle) — Out

  • Khris Middleton (wrist) — Injured

  • Pat Connaughton (calf) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (ACL) — Injured

Carter posted 30.2% usage and a 48.0% assist rate with Holiday and Antetokounmpo out Wednesday. Lopez (23.1%) and Beauchamp (20.5%) both also recorded higher usage rates than Portis (18.8%).

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Tre Jones, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, Jeremy Sochan, Jakob Poeltl

  • Malaki Branham (G-League) — Out

  • Zach Collins (leg) — Injured

  • Blake Wesley (knee) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: D'Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

  • Austin Rivers (illness) — Not on injury report

  • Naz Reid (illness) — Out

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Santi Aldama, Steven Adams

  • Ziaire Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot) — Injured

  • Danny Green (ACL) — Injured

The Grizzlies run pick-and-rolls for 27.2 possessions per game, the highest amount in the league. The Timberwolves defend pick-and-rolls at the fourth-best percentile league-wide.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Caris LeVert, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen

  • Dean Wade (knee) — Out

  • Dylan Windler (ankle) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) — Injured

Garland shot one-for-nine from the field while his usage declined to 18.1% Wednesday. Mitchell said Garland was under the weather and not close to 100% postgame, but coach Bickerstaff said he was doing good after Thursday's practice.

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney

  • Donte DiVincenzo (hamstring) — In

  • Andre Iguodala (injury management) — Out

Sacramento Kings News

Confirmed Lineup: De'Aaron Fox, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray, Domantas Sabonis

Malik Monk has played 28.8 minutes per game in the last three matches after receiving just 18.0 minutes per game in the first six contests.

Los Angeles Lakers News

Confirmed Lineup: Patrick Beverley, Troy Brown Jr., Lonnie Walker, Wenyen Gabriel, Anthony Davis

  • Anthony Davis (back) — Available

  • Lonnie Walker (illness) — Available

  • LeBron James (foot) — Out

  • Dennis Schroder (thumb) — Injured

  • Thomas Bryant (thumb) — Injured

On injury report before playing:

LeBron: 10-for-11 AD: 10-for-11

Davis (35.5%), Westbrook (33.3%), and Nunn (24.6%) led the Lakers in usage with James out with a sore foot Monday, though Walker was unavailable. Davis, Westbrook, Nunn, and potentially Walker can take advantage of a Sacramento defense that ranks 29th in points in the paint allowed and opponent three-point percentage.