NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/13

Nov 13th 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

  • Joel Embiid — In

  • Ja Morant (ankle) — Out

  • LeBron James (foot) — Out

  • Donovan Mitchell (ankle) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (back) — Available

  • Bradley Beal (conditioning) — Out

  • Ben Simmons (knee) — Out

  • Desmond Bane (toe) — Out

  • Jarrett Allen (ankle) — Out

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot) — Out

  • De'Anthony Melton (back) — Available

  • Seth Curry (injury management) — Out

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Oklahoma City Thunder News

Confirmed Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Josh Giddey, Aleksej Pokusevski, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

  • Darius Bazley (ankle) — Out

  • Ousmane Dieng (G-League) — Out

  • Eugene Omoruyi (G-League) — Out

  • Chet Holmgren (foot) — Injured

The Thunder have assumed the league lead for points in the paint per game (56.7), largely because they have at least 9.5 more drives per game than any other team. The Knicks have only allowed 43.0 points in the paint per game since Mitchell Robinson's injury, fifth-best in the league.

New York Knicks News

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

  • Mitchell Robinson (knee) — Injured

Randle recorded a triple-double the last two times he played the Thunder. He is averaging 26.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game since Robinson's injury, and the Thunder rank 22nd in points allowed in the paint.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • Naz Reid (illness) — Out

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Caris LeVert, Lamar Stevens, Evan Mobley, Kevin Love

  • Donovan Mitchell (ankle) — Out

  • Jarrett Allen (ankle) — Out

  • Dean Wade (knee) — Out

  • Dylan Windler (ankle) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) — Injured

Garland could be pressed into his role from last season (27.2% usage, 37.8% assist rate) if Mitchell is out. LeVert should also claim a larger offensive role with more minutes available for wings in that event. Kevin Love isn't sure to start if Allen is out, but increased minutes would at least be likely.

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyus Jones, John Konchar, Dillon Brooks, Santi Aldama, Steven Adams

  • Ja Morant (ankle) — Out

  • Desmond Bane (toe) — Out

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Ziaire Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Danny Green (ACL) — Injured

Brooks recorded 32.9% usage against the Jazz with Morant out earlier this season. Adams (+5.0%) outpaced Jones (+3.5%), Konchar (+3.4%), Aldama (+3.1%), and Brooks (+1.6%) in usage differential with Morant, Bane, and Jackson Jr. off of the floor last season.

Washington Wizards News

Confirmed Lineup: Monte Morris, Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija, Kyle Kuzma, Kristaps Porzingis

  • Taj Gibson (neck) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (conditioning) — Out

  • Delon Wright (hamstring) — Injured

Porzingis (29.3%) and Kuzma (29.2%) should have one more game of elevated usage rates with Beal out of the lineup.

Utah Jazz News

Confirmed Lineup: Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Lauri Markkanen, Jarred Vanderbilt, Kelly Olynyk

  • Ochai Agbaji (G-League) — Out

Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, Joel Embiid

  • Joel Embiid — In

  • De'Anthony Melton (back) — Not on injury report

  • Furkan Korkmaz (knee) — Out

  • James Harden (foot) — Injured

Embiid could eat against the Jazz: Utah now ranks last at points in the paint allowed per game and offensive rebounds per game allowed to centers. He weighs at least 35 pounds more than all Jazz rotational players.

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

Bruce Brown should serve as the backup point guard again, and he has averaged 13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 6.3 assists in 32.1 minutes per game when filling that role.

Chicago Bulls News

Confirmed Lineup: Ayo Dosunmu, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Patrick Williams, Nikola Vucevic

  • Coby White (quad) — Out

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

The Bulls are making 49.6 more passes per game than last season, causing them to rise from being the 25th-ranked team in passes to the second.

Golden State Warriors News

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

  • Patrick Baldwin Jr. (back) — Out

  • Andre Iguodala (injury management) — Out

The Warriors' starting lineup leads the league in effective field goal rate (64.9%) despite their 5-7 start. Curry dropped 47 points with an 85.4% effective shooting rate against the Kings on Monday.

Sacramento Kings News

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

Malik Monk and Fox were crucial during the Kings' 116-113 road loss against the Warriors on Monday. Monk had 24 points, six rebounds, and four assists on a 53.1% effective shooting rate and Fox had 28 points, two rebounds, and six assists with a 52.9% effective shooting rate.

Brooklyn Nets News

Confirmed Lineup: Edmond Sumner, Joe Harris, Royce O'Neale, Kevin Durant, Nic Claxton

  • Ben Simmons (knee) — Out

  • Seth Curry (injury management) — Out

  • Yuta Watanabe (ankle) — Available

  • Kyrie Irving (suspension) — Out

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

The Nets' current starting lineup leads the league in effective field goal rate allowed (41.4%) and points allowed in halfcourt sets per 100 possessions (85.6).

Los Angeles Lakers News

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

  • Anthony Davis (back) — Available

  • LeBron James (foot) — Out

  • Dennis Schroder (thumb) — Injured

  • Thomas Bryant (thumb) — Injured

Listed "Probable" or "Questionable" before playing:

LeBron: 10-for-11 AD: 11-for-12

Russell Westbrook led in both usage (29.1%) and assist rate (47.8%) with James out Friday. Davis (28.6%), Walker (21.5%), and Austin Reaves (20.7%) took on additional usage as well.