NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/29

Nov 29th 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

  • Jaden Ivey (knee) — Out

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (knee, ankle) — Available

  • Marvin Bagley (migraine) — Available

  • Isaiah Stewart (toe) — Available

  • Immanuel Quickley (knee) — Available

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New York Knicks News

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

  • Immanuel Quickley (knee) — Available

The Knicks rank fifth in second-chance points per game (16.5) and second at points in the paint per game (56.5). The Pistons are allowing opponents the sixth-most second-chance points per game (15.7) and the second-most points in the paint per game (54.4).

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Killian Hayes, Isaiah Livers, Bojan Bogdanovic, Marvin Bagley, Isaiah Stewart

  • Jaden Ivey (knee) — Out

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (knee, ankle) — Available

  • Marvin Bagley (migraine) — Available

  • Isaiah Stewart (toe) — Available

  • Nerlens Noel (knee) — Out

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Injured

Coach Casey opted to start Stewart and Bagley concurrently prior to Stewart's injury, and they played just one full quarter together before Stewart sprained his big toe. A matchup against a Knicks team that wins inside could give the Stewart-Bagley pairing their first real test.

Golden State Warriors News

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

  • Andre Iguodala (injury management) — Out

Coach Kerr began staggering Green and Curry's minutes three games ago, allowing Green to act as a lead facilitator in the second unit. Green has recorded a 32.9% assist rate and 9.3 assists per game since that change was made.

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Kemba Walker (signed) — Out

The Mavs have been losing in the paint during their four-game losing streak, allowing opponents to register 5.0 more second-chance points and 7.5 more points in the paint per game. The Warriors rank 22nd in second-chance points per game (12.5) and 25th at points in the paint per game (44.6).

Los Angeles Clippers News

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

  • John Wall (injury management) — Out

  • Brandon Boston (G-League) — Out

  • Jason Preston (G-League) — Available

  • Moussa Diabate (G-League) — Available

  • Paul George (knee) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) — Injured

  • Luke Kennard (calf) — Injured

Coach Lue said that Diabate and Preston will see some time in the rotation. Jackson, Mann, Coffey, and Norman Powell should be expected to log significant minutes.

Portland Trail Blazers News

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

  • Shaedon Sharpe (illness) — Available

  • Keon Johnson (hip) — Out

  • Damian Lillard (calf) — Injured

  • Gary Payton II (core) — Injured

Grant has led Portland with a 29.7% usage rate with Lillard out for the last four games. Simons led with 28.8% usage and Grant's 23.1% rate was third amongst starters in the two games that they played together following Lillard's first calf injury.