NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/14

Nov 14th 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

  • Joel Embiid (hip) — In

  • Stephen Curry (knee) — Out

  • LeBron James (calf) — In

  • Trae Young (personal) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (adductor, hip) — In

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Out

  • Brandon Miller (ankle) — Out

  • Keldon Johnson (knee) — Out

  • Jeremy Sochan (adductor) — In

  • John Collins (ankle) — Available

  • Herb Jones (leg) — In

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Miami Heat News

Confirmed Lineup: Kyle Lowry, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Haywood Highsmith, Bam Adebayo

  • Josh Richardson (back) — Available

  • Caleb Martin (knee) — Out

  • Tyler Herro (ankle) — Injured

The Heat have won five straight games since Highsmith joined the starting lineup. He's registered a low usage rate (13.3%) but the team has logged a 115.2 offensive rating with him on the court. He's totaled four steals and five blocks and committed just three total turnovers during the stretch.

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: LaMelo Ball, Theo Maledon, PJ Washington, JT Thor, Mark Williams

  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) — Out

  • Brandon Miller (ankle) — Out

  • Terry Rozier (groin) — Out

  • Miles Bridges (suspension) — Out

  • Frank Ntilikina (leg) — Injured

  • James Bouknight (knee) — Injured

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Injured

Tuesday's contest will be the final game of Miles Bridges' 10-game suspension as he's expected to return to the lineup on Friday and immediately play a "significant role," according to coach Clifford.

"I think he'll be ready to play. He's able to practice every day. We're well organized when he's there. He's in really good shape. He's worked hard. But he'll have a significant role right away."

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Dejounte Murray, Bogdan Bogdanovic, De'Andre Hunter, Jalen Johnson, Clint Capela

  • Trae Young (personal) — Out

  • Mouhamed Gueye (back) — Injured

  • Kobe Bufkin (thumb) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Ausar Thompson, Isaiah Stewart, Marvin Bagley

  • Jalen Duren (ankle) — Out

  • Joe Harris (shoulder) — Injured

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Injured

  • Monte Morris (quad) — Injured

  • Isaiah Livers (ankle) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Bruce Brown, Bennedict Mathurin, Obi Toppin, Myles Turner

  • Daniel Theis (personal) — Out

Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Maxey, De'Anthony Melton, Tobias Harris, Robert Covington, Joel Embiid

  • Joel Embiid (hip) — In

  • Nicolas Batum (personal) — Out

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (rib) — Injured

The Sixers could potentially deploy a backup frontcourt Tuesday, with Covington a favorite to start at power forward despite being a relatively new face. It's been a clean split at center this season with Paul Reed firmly in place as the backup behind Embiid. If Embiid is unavailable, Reed is in line to start after starting just two games last season. Mo Bamba would likely see his first rotation minutes of the season behind Reed.

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Anthony Black, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Goga Bitadze

  • Markelle Fultz (knee) — Out

  • Gary Harris (groin) — Out

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (hand) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

Confirmed Lineup: Spencer Dinwiddie, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Nic Claxton

  • Lonnie Walker IV (knee) — In

  • Ben Simmons (hip) — Out

  • Cam Thomas (ankle) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Jeremy Sochan, Devin Vassell, Julian Champagnie, Victor Wembanyama, Zach Collins

  • Keldon Johnson (knee) — Out

  • Jeremy Sochan (adductor) — In

  • Tre Jones (hamstring) — Out

  • Sandro Mamukelashvili (back) — Out

Oklahoma City Thunder News

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

  • Kenrich Williams (back) — Not on injury report

While the headline on Tuesday is Holmgren versus Victor Wembanyama, Gilgeous-Alexander is set up to steal the show. His 35.3 points per game over the last five games is the most league-wide, and he gets a plus matchup against the Spurs who have the second-worst defensive rating (119.8) and have allowed the most points per game (124.2) to opponents this season.

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Maxi Kleber (toe) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

Confirmed Lineup: Dyson Daniels, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Jonas Valanciunas

  • Herb Jones (leg) — In

  • Larry Nance Jr. (rib) — Injured

  • CJ McCollum (lung) — Injured

  • Jose Alvarado (ankle) — Injured

  • Trey Murphy (knee) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Skylar Mays, Shaedon Sharpe, Toumani Camara, Jerami Grant, Deandre Ayton

  • Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) — Out

  • Scoot Henderson (ankle) — Injured

  • Anfernee Simons (thumb) — Injured

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Out for season

Utah Jazz News

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

  • John Collins (ankle) — Available

  • Walker Kessler (elbow) — Injured

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

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Jamal Murray (hamstring) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (knee) — Injured

Porter Jr. has averaged a team-high 7.4 three-point attempts per game, on pace with his 7.3 attempts per game last season. He's converting 36.5% of his shots which is down from his career 41.4% average. He gets a potentially plus matchup against the new-look Clippers on Tuesday. In the last four games, Clippers opponents have averaged 14.8 made threes on 38.8 attempts, both bottom-five league-wide in that span. Prior to Harden joining the team, they were top ten in both categories.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • Jordan McLaughlin (knee) — Injured

  • Jaylen Clark (Achilles) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Dario Saric

  • Stephen Curry (knee) — Out

Through 11 games this season, Wiggins has averaged career-lows in points (10.5), assists (1.0), and minutes (26.0) per game. He's logged a team-worst 15.4% three-point field goal percentage. His 23.0 passes received per game is ranked seventh on the team. Could playing more minutes with Chris Paul help? Paul's 36.0% assist rate is the second-highest on the team, ahead of Curry's 21.3% assist rate. He's also recorded team-highs in assist points created (20.0) and potential assists (15.8) per game. Paul is in line to start if Curry is unavailable.

Memphis Grizzlies News

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

  • Xavier Tillman (injury recovery) — Available

  • Ja Morant (suspension) — Out

  • Derrick Rose (knee) — Injured

  • Brandon Clarke (Achilles) — Injured

  • Steven Adams (knee) — Out for season

Los Angeles Lakers News

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

  • LeBron James (calf) — In

  • Anthony Davis (adductor, hip) — In

  • Gabe Vincent (knee) — Injured

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (heel) — Injured

  • Jalen Hood-Schifino (knee) — Injured