NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/24

Nov 24th 2023

Jay PerssonCooper Boni

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

  • Kevin Durant (foot) — Out

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) — In

  • Tyrese Haliburton (wrist) — In

  • Jaylen Brown (adductor) — Available

  • Zach LaVine (foot) — Available

  • Bam Adebayo (hip) — Available

  • Desmond Bane (foot) — Available

  • Jrue Holiday (ankle) — Out

  • Coby White (ankle) — Available

  • Duncan Robinson (thumb) — Out

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Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Kristaps Porzingis

  • Jaylen Brown (adductor) — Available

  • Jrue Holiday (ankle) — Out

The Celtics remain undefeated at home but have three losses on the road. They'll have an away game against Orlando, who has beaten Boston in the last three meetings. The Magic should have an increased chance of making it four straight if Brown is sidelined. If Brown does sit, usage would likely funnel to Tatum and Holiday, who have seen respective usage rate increases of +6.1% and +7.1% with Brown off the floor.

Orlando Magic News

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

  • Markelle Fultz (knee) — Out

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (hand) — Injured

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Devin Booker, Eric Gordon, Grayson Allen, Keita Bates-Diop, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Kevin Durant (foot) — Out

  • Yuta Watanabe (quad) — Out

  • Drew Eubanks (ankle) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (back) — Injured

  • Damion Lee (knee) — Injured

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Jacob Gilyard, Desmond Bane, Santi Aldama, Jaren Jackson Jr., Bismack Biyombo

  • Desmond Bane (foot) — Available

  • Ja Morant (suspension) — Out

  • Luke Kennard (knee) — Injured

  • Marcus Smart (foot) — Injured

  • Brandon Clarke (Achilles) — Injured

  • Xavier Tillman (injury recovery) — Injured

  • Jake LaRavia (eye) — Injured

  • Steven Adams (knee) — Out for season

The Grizzlies have arguably been the most injury-riddled team league-wide, and now they'll face the possibility of playing without their highest-usage player. Bane's 25.6 points per contest lead the team and are 4.1 more than he averaged in the 2022-2023 campaign, as he continues to play without Morant. In Bane's two most recent outings against the Suns (last season), he averaged 26.0 points on 61.3% from the field, and those performances came with Morant also playing.

Miami Heat News

Confirmed Lineup: Kyle Lowry, Josh Richardson, Jimmy Butler, Haywood Highsmith, Bam Adebayo

  • Bam Adebayo (hip) — Available

  • Duncan Robinson (thumb) — Out

  • Dru Smith (knee) — Injured

  • Tyler Herro (ankle) — Injured

  • RJ Hampton (knee) — Injured

Miami's 41.2 rebounds per game are the fourth fewest league-wide, and their leading rebounder in Adebayo is uncertain to play. Adebayo is grabbing the fourth most rebounds per contest (10.2) of any player in the league. His final status will be critical against a Knicks team with the best rebound percentage (54.5%) league-wide.

New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson

  • Evan Fournier (ankle) — Available

Chicago Bulls News

Confirmed Lineup: Coby White, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Nikola Vucevic

  • Zach LaVine (foot) — Available

  • Coby White (ankle) — Available

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Out for season

As trade rumors regarding the Bulls continue, LaVine's absence could also continue after he missed the previous game. The Bulls scored 102 points in the loss, 4.4 fewer than their per-game average. Chicago's been one of the worst shooting teams league-wide this season, made apparent by their bottom four 43.8% field goal percentage. Up next is a matchup against the Raptors, whose 112.2 defensive rating ranks near the league's top ten.

Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Dennis Schroder, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl

  • Thaddeus Young (illness) — Available

  • Precious Achiuwa (knee) — Available

  • Christian Koloko (respiratory issues) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Ausar Thompson, Isaiah Stewart, Marvin Bagley

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Out

  • Joe Harris (shoulder) — Injured

  • Monte Morris (quad) — Injured

Duren avoided the injury report after missing the last five contests. Both he and Bogdanovic were able to log full practices on Wednesday, but the latter's season debut will have to wait at least another game. Duren will have an inviting matchup, as he'll face a Pacers team that allows a league-high 126.4 points per game. However, no matchup has been truly appetizing for the Pistons, who are on a 12-game losing streak and have tallied just two wins through 15 outings.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Bruce Brown, Buddy Hield, Obi Toppin, Myles Turner

  • Tyrese Haliburton (wrist) — In

  • Andrew Nembhard (back) — Available

  • Aaron Nesmith (wrist) — Out

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Jamal Murray (hamstring) — Out

  • Vlatko Cancar (knee) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Confirmed Lineup: Fred VanVleet, Jalen Green, Dillon Brooks, Jabari Smith Jr., Alperen Sengun

  • Amen Thompson (ankle) — Injured

  • Victor Oladipo (knee) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

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

  • Ryan Rollins (knee) — Out

  • Bilal Coulibaly (knee) — Out

  • Delon Wright (knee) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) — In

  • Jae Crowder (adductor, abdomen) — Injured

The Bucks' seventh-ranked 38.1% three-point percentage has helped them put together a solid start to the season. They'll have a chance to maintain that success from beyond the arc, as the Wizards' opponents in the last three outings converted 41.3% of their three-pointers, the fifth-best percentage league-wide over that recent span. Lillard has yet to come alive from deep, as he's converting 32.5% of his threes, down from 37.1% last season in Portland.

Sacramento Kings News

Confirmed Lineup: De'Aaron Fox, Chris Duarte, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Domantas Sabonis

  • Colby Jones (hip) — Available

  • Keegan Murray (back) — Out

  • Keon Ellis (ankle) — Out

  • Alex Len (ankle) — Injured

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: Mike Conley, Anthony Edwards, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

  • Jaden McDaniels (ankle) — Injured

  • Jordan McLaughlin (knee) — Injured

  • Jaylen Clark (Achilles) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Jeremy Sochan, Malaki Branham, Keldon Johnson, Victor Wembanyama, Zach Collins

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Moses Moody, Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney

  • Gary Payton II (foot) — Active

  • Draymond Green (suspension) — Out

New Orleans Pelicans News

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

  • CJ McCollum (lung) — Injured

  • Matt Ryan (calf) — Injured

  • Trey Murphy (knee) — Injured

Los Angeles Clippers News

Confirmed Lineup: James Harden, Terance Mann, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Ivica Zubac

  • Norman Powell (groin) — Available

  • Mason Plumlee (knee) — Injured

  • Brandon Boston Jr. (quad) — Injured