NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/17

Nov 17th 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

  • Paul George (hand) — In

  • Kawhi Leonard (knee) — In

  • Jusuf Nurkic (quad) — In

  • Keldon Johnson (ankle) — Out

  • Keegan Murray (back) — Out

  • Luke Kennard (calf) — Out

  • Justise Winslow (ankle) — In

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Brooklyn Nets News

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

  • Kyrie Irving (suspension) — Out

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

Durant has recorded a 30.6% assist rate and O'Neale 19.0% as they have played larger facilitating roles with Irving out. Cam Thomas (23.3%) and Edmond Sumner (22.3%) have helped replace Irving's usage.

Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Josh Hart, Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Jusuf Nurkic (quad) — In

  • Justise Winslow (ankle) — In

  • Keon Johnson (hip) — Out

  • Gary Payton II (conditioning) — Out

Grant has averaged 29.0 points in his last four games and received 27.0% usage with Lillard back for the last two. Drew Eubanks could get another chance for extended run at center if Nurkic is ruled out.

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Tre Jones, Devin Vassell, Keita Bates-Diop, Jeremy Sochan, Jakob Poeltl

  • Keldon Johnson (ankle) — Out

  • Doug McDermott (calf) — Out

  • Malaki Branham (ankle) — Out

  • Romeo Langford (health protocols) — Out

  • Zach Collins (leg) — Injured

  • Blake Wesley (knee) — Injured

Poeltl is averaging career bests in usage, rebounding rate, and assist rate. He scored a career-high 31 points on Tuesday night and the Kings allow the third most points in the paint per game league-wide.

Sacramento Kings News

Confirmed Lineup: De'Aaron Fox, Terence Davis, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Domantas Sabonis

  • Keegan Murray (back) — Out

Terence Davis started the second half for Murray on Tuesday and scored 31 points on a 96.9 effective shooting rate and 24.2% usage. He could get increased minutes again along with Malik Monk and Trey Lyles if Murray is ruled out.

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Killian Hayes, Jaden Ivey, Saddiq Bey, Bojan Bogdanovic, Marvin Bagley

  • Cory Joseph (hip) — Available

  • Isaiah Stewart (toe) — Injured

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Injured

Stewart has recorded 16.7% usage this season. Bagley received 20.9% usage after arriving in Detroit last year and could produce more offense while claiming Stewart's minutes.

Los Angeles Clippers News

Confirmed Lineup: Reggie Jackson, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac

  • Paul George (hand) — In

  • Kawhi Leonard (knee) — In

  • Luke Kennard (calf) — Out

John Wall recorded 30.6% usage and a 36.4% assist rate in the only game that George has missed this season. Jackson also posted 29.0% usage and a 40.0% assist rate as the Clippers were only able to score 94 points against the Thunder.