NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/13

Nov 13th 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

  • Damian Lillard (injury management) — In

  • De'Aaron Fox (ankle) — In

  • RJ Barrett (illness) — Out

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Out

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New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Quentin Grimes, Josh Hart, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson

  • RJ Barrett (illness) — Out

  • Evan Fournier (personal) — Out

Boston Celtics News

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

  • Neemias Queta (foot) — Injured

Over the last five games, the Celtics' 45.4 three-point attempts per game are the most league-wide, but their 33.0% conversion rate is ranked 23rd during that span. Tatum and Brown have each averaged eight-plus attempts per game, but only Sam Hauser has a three-point shooting percentage better than 40.0% (50.0% on 6.4 attempts per game). The team logged a season-high 18 made threes against the Knicks in their first meeting this season. Porzingis scored 15 of his 30 points via a team-high five made threes.

Washington Wizards News

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

  • Danilo Gallinari (rest) — Out

  • Delon Wright (knee) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Dennis Schroder, Scottie Barnes, Otto Porter, Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl

  • OG Anunoby (finger) — Out

  • Gary Trent Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Christian Koloko (respiratory issues) — Out

Chicago Bulls News

Confirmed Lineup: Coby White, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Torrey Craig, Nikola Vucevic

  • Alex Caruso (toe) — Out

  • Patrick Williams (finger) — Available

  • Dalen Terry (knee) — Out

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Out for season

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Damian Lillard (injury management) — In

  • Jae Crowder (groin) — Out

  • Chris Livingston (ankle) — Out

The Bucks have averaged a league-high 28.8 free-throw attempts this season, and it's not just Antetokounmpo getting to the line. He and Lillard are two of only three players in the league averaging at least 10.0 free throws per game. The Bulls were one of the better teams against the Bucks last season in this category, though, as they committed the ninth-fewest (17.8) personal fouls per game against Milwaukee. Nikola Vucevic and Alex Caruso's 3.0 personal fouls per game against them each were the most among Bulls players in four games.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Max Strus, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen

  • Sam Merrill (illness) — Available

  • Isaac Okoro (knee) — Out

  • Ty Jerome (ankle) — Out

  • Ricky Rubio (personal) — NWT

The Cavs were 24th in pace (99.20) through the first five games of the season with a 26th-ranked 104.4 offensive rating. In four games since Garland and Allen rejoined the team, they're second in pace (103.13) and up to a 12th-ranked 113.8 offensive rating. It's a contrast in style from last season's team that ranked 30th in pace (96.27). They'll try to speed up a Kings team that is 29th in pace (96.59) over the last five games without De'Aaron Fox, and allow the third-fewest fast break points per 100 possessions (9.5).

Sacramento Kings News

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

  • De'Aaron Fox (ankle) — In

  • Trey Lyles (calf) — Out

The Kings' 42.3% field goal percentage since Fox has been sidelined is the second-worst in the league. They're also shooting a league-worst 30.0% from three in that five-game span. Murray may have started to break out of his slump, though. In the last contest, he tallied a season-high 24 points on 47.1% shooting. He's attempted 17 shots from the field in two consecutive games.