NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 11/5

Nov 5th 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

  • Devin Booker (calf) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (back) — Out

  • Klay Thompson (adductor) — In

  • Terry Rozier (groin) — Out

  • Kyrie Irving (foot) — In

Recent NBA News

Follow us on Twitter at @Underdog__NBA for notifications.

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Eric Gordon, Grayson Allen, Keita Bates-Diop, Kevin Durant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Devin Booker (calf) — Out

  • Bradley Beal (back) — Out

  • Damion Lee (knee) — Injured

On the second leg of a back-to-back set, the Suns rotation is still in flux with Booker in and out of the lineup and Beal yet to play this season. Coach Vogel said they were being cautious by holding Booker out of Saturday's game and that he had some soreness after playing 35 minutes on Thursday. As for Beal, he said there is "no change" in his status. Bates-Diop was inserted into the lineup over Josh Okogie, presumably to supplement the offense without Booker. If Booker can suit up, it's possible Okogie rejoins the starting lineup with him.

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Ausar Thompson, Isaiah Stewart, Jalen Duren

  • Jaden Ivey (illness) — Out

  • Alec Burks (forearm) — Out

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Injured

  • Monte Morris (quad) — Injured

  • Isaiah Livers (ankle) — Injured

Toronto Raptors News

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

  • Precious Achiuwa (groin) — Out

  • Christian Koloko (respiratory issues) — Out

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Devin Vassell (groin) — Out

Golden State Warriors News

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

  • Klay Thompson (adductor) — In

If Thompson can't play, Gary Payton II could be the favorite to start. He's been in the closing lineup for the last three games and the team's posted a +20.9 Net Rating with him on the floor. He's averaged a team-high 1.8 steals this season and is tied for fourth league-wide with 6.7 deflections per 36 minutes.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Max Strus, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen

  • Isaac Okoro (knee) — Out

  • Ty Jerome (ankle) — Out

  • Ricky Rubio (personal) — NWT

Despite Garland returning from a four-game absence, Mitchell continued to lead the team in usage (34.4%) and scored a game-high 38 points last game. His 34 frontcourt touches were also a team-high. In Allen's first game of the season, he logged a team-high 17.1% rebound rate, which is in line with his 17.8% rebound rate in games with Mobley last season.

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: LaMelo Ball, Brandon Miller, Gordon Hayward, PJ Washington, Mark Williams

  • Terry Rozier (groin) — Out

  • Miles Bridges (suspension) — Out

  • Frank Ntilikina (leg) — Injured

  • James Bouknight (knee) — Injured

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Injured

On the second leg of a back-to-back set, the team could potentially be without Rozier, who didn't return Saturday after suffering a strained left groin. Brandon Miller was in the closing lineup in that game and would be a favorite to start, but Theo Maledon could be in consideration as well. Bryce McGowens would likely crack the rotation for the first time this season as well. The team has logged a 119.9 offensive rating in 78 minutes with Hayward and Miller on the floor together.

Dallas Mavericks News

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

  • Kyrie Irving (foot) — In

  • Markieff Morris (illness) — Available

  • Maxi Kleber (toe) — Out

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Marcus Smart, Desmond Bane, Ziaire Williams, Jaren Jackson Jr., Bismack Biyombo

  • Santi Aldama (ankle) — Will play

  • John Konchar (hip) — Out

  • Xavier Tillman (knee) — Out

  • Ja Morant (suspension) — Out

  • Derrick Rose (knee) — Injured

  • Brandon Clarke (Achilles) — Injured

  • Steven Adams (knee) — Out for season

Portland's allowed the second-most points in the paint (56.3) per game this season, and it's a likely point of attack for the Grizzlies on Sunday. Roddy (70.2%) and Tillman (68.0%) score most of their points in the paint. Bane is scoring 68.1% of his points off of a team-high 11.5 drives per game.

Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Malcolm Brogdon, Shaedon Sharpe, Matisse Thybulle, Jerami Grant, Deandre Ayton

  • Toumani Camara (wrist) — Available

  • Scoot Henderson (ankle) — Out

  • Ish Wainright (thumb) — Injured

  • Anfernee Simons (thumb) — Injured