NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/27

Nov 27th 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

  • Jalen Brunson (quad) — Available

  • Jarrett Allen (back) — Out

  • Tyler Herro (ankle) — Available

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Kyle Kuzma (back) — Out

  • Jaden Ivey (knee) — Out

  • Clint Capela (dental) — Out

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — Out

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (knee, ankle) — Out

  • Max Strus (shoulder) — Available

  • Isaiah Stewart (toe) — Out

  • Saddiq Bey (ankle) — Available

  • Markelle Fultz (toe) — Out

  • Caris LeVert (ankle) — Out

  • Jaden McDaniels (illness) — Out

  • Monte Morris (ankle) — Out

  • Justise Winslow (ankle) — Available

  • Nikola Jovic (foot) — Available

  • Cam Reddish (groin) — Available

  • Andrew Nembhard (knee) — Out

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Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Anfernee Simons, Josh Hart, Justise Winslow, Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Justise Winslow (ankle) — Available

  • Drew Eubanks (back) — Available

  • Keon Johnson (hip) — Out

  • Damian Lillard (calf) — Injured

  • Gary Payton II (core) — Injured

Brooklyn Nets News

Confirmed Lineup: Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, Royce O'Neale, Kevin Durant, Nic Claxton

  • Yuta Watanabe (hamstring) — Out

  • David Duke Jr. (illness) — Out

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

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

  • Andre Iguodala (injury management) — Out

It's crucial to connect on threes against a defense that features Rudy Gobert, which is a large part of why opponents are attempting the third-most threes per game (37.9) and making the second-most threes (13.8) against the Timberwolves this season. Golden State scores the largest percentage of their points from downtown (41.6) in the league.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: D'Angelo Russell, Austin Rivers, Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

  • Jaden McDaniels (illness) — Out

  • Jordan McLaughlin (calf) — Out

  • Taurean Prince (shoulder) — Injured

The Warriors are allowing an additional 14.5 points per 100 possessions on the road compared to at home this season. They are scoring 8.0 fewer points per 100 possessions during road games as well.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Aaron Nesmith, Buddy Hield, Jalen Smith, Myles Turner

  • Andrew Nembhard (knee) — Out

  • Daniel Theis (knee) — Injured

  • Chris Duarte (ankle) — Injured

The Pacers have won six of their last seven games and boast the third-best defensive rating (106.8 points/100 possessions) over each team's last seven games. They allowed 115.2 points per 100 possessions during their first 11 games, which ranked 26th in the league.

Los Angeles Clippers News

Confirmed Lineup: Reggie Jackson, Terance Mann, Amir Coffey, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac

  • Paul George (knee) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) — Injured

  • Luke Kennard (calf) — Injured

Miami Heat News

Confirmed Lineup: Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro, Max Strus, Caleb Martin, Bam Adebayo

  • Jimmy Butler (knee) — Out

  • Tyler Herro (ankle) — Available

  • Max Strus (shoulder) — Available

  • Gabe Vincent (knee) — Available

  • Duncan Robinson (ankle) — Out

  • Caleb Martin (illness) — Available

  • Dewayne Dedmon (foot) — Available

  • Jamal Cain (illness) — Available

  • Nikola Jovic (foot) — Available

  • Victor Oladipo (knee) — Injured

  • Omar Yurtseven (ankle) — Injured

Strus and Robinson's potential returns could reduce minutes for Haywood Highsmith and allow coach Spoelstra to play a normal rotation for the first time in six games. Lowry, Adebayo, Herro, and Martin would revert to more normal roles in that event, as they have been leaned on heavily to generate offense.

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, De'Andre Hunter, John Collins, Onyeka Okongwu

  • Clint Capela (dental) — Out

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

Confirmed Lineup: Monte Morris, Bradley Beal, Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija, Kristaps Porzingis

  • Kyle Kuzma (back) — Out

  • Rui Hachimura (ankle) — Out

  • Monte Morris (ankle) — Available

  • Johnny Davis (groin) — Out

  • Delon Wright (hamstring) — Injured

Kuzma and Avdija's roles as secondary facilitators would be reduced if Morris can return. There could be lesser usage available in Hachimura's return, as his 21.4% usage rate ranks fourth on the team.

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Grant Williams, Al Horford

  • Jayson Tatum (ankle) — Out

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Danilo Gallinari (ACL) — Injured

Brown had a +4.6% usage differential and a +7.1% assist rate differential with Tatum and Dennis Schroder off of the floor last season. Smart's +6.0% usage was the highest differential on the Celtics, and he also boasted a +4.2% assist rate differential.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Dean Wade, Evan Mobley, Robin Lopez

  • Jarrett Allen (back) — Out

  • Lamar Stevens (illness) — Out

  • Caris LeVert (ankle) — Out

  • Kevin Love (thumb) — Out

  • Dylan Windler (ankle) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) — Injured

Mobley would likely again move up to center and open up minutes for the forwards if Allen is ruled out. The Cavs allowed 125.4 points per 100 possessions in the two games that Allen missed earlier in the season, which would be the worst defensive rating in the league.

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Killian Hayes, Saddiq Bey, Rodney McGruder, Isaiah Livers, Marvin Bagley

  • Jaden Ivey (knee) — Out

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (knee, ankle) — Out

  • Isaiah Stewart (toe) — Out

  • Saddiq Bey (ankle) — Available

  • Cory Joseph (illness) — Available

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Injured

Hayes logged 22.7% usage and a 33.3% assist rate in his 37.8 minutes Friday. His distributing should again factor more if Ivey remains out, and Bey returning while Ivey remains out might reduce Hayes' usage just slightly.

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Ja Morant, John Konchar, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr., Steven Adams

  • Santi Aldama (illness) — Not on injury report

  • Xavier Tillman (illness) — Available

  • Desmond Bane (toe) — Injured

  • Ziaire Williams (knee) — Injured

  • Danny Green (ACL) — Injured

While Jackson Jr.'s minutes remain restricted and the totality of his sample has been four games without Bane, his progression has been apparent. Jackson Jr. is recording career bests in usage (27.0%), rebounding rate (11.2%), points in the paint per game (8.5), and blocks (4.0) while curbing his fouls.

New York Knicks News

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

  • Jalen Brunson (quad) — Available

  • Cam Reddish (groin) — Available

  • Derrick Rose (toe) — Available

Immanuel Quickley, Rose, and Miles McBride could all stand to receive greater opportunities at point guard if Brunson is ruled out. Randle could also handle more of the facilitating role sans Brunson, as his 13.9% assist rate is 11.2% lower than last season.

Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: Shake Milton, De'Anthony Melton, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, Montrezl Harrell

  • Joel Embiid (foot) — Out

  • PJ Tucker (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Matisse Thybulle (ankle) — Out

  • Tyrese Maxey (foot) — Injured

  • James Harden (foot) — Injured

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Franz Wagner, Gary Harris, Paolo Banchero, Bol Bol, Mo Bamba

  • Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) — Out

  • Jalen Suggs (ankle) — Out

  • Markelle Fultz (toe) — Out

  • Chuma Okeke (knee) — Out

  • Terrence Ross (illness) — Available

  • Kevon Harris (illness) — Available

  • Cole Anthony (oblique) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic, Spencer Dinwiddie, Tim Hardaway Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell

  • Reggie Bullock (rest) — Out

Doncic rested for the second game the last time he played over 40 minutes on the front end of a back-to-back. Dallas lost 101-92 at home to the Rockets in that game, as Tim Hardaway Jr. (32.6%) and Christian Wood (32.3%) led the Mavs in usage while playing over 30 minutes off of the bench. Dinwiddie registered a 55.6% assist rate as well.

Milwaukee Bucks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jrue Holiday, Jevon Carter, Grayson Allen, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

  • Pat Connaughton (illness) — Available

  • Serge Ibaka (illness) — Out

  • Khris Middleton (wrist) — Injured

  • Joe Ingles (ACL) — Injured