NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 12/6

Dec 6th 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

  • LeBron James (ankle) — Said he'll play

  • Anthony Davis (back) — In

  • Jarrett Allen (back) — In

  • Kyle Lowry (ankle) — In

  • Tyler Herro (ankle) — In

  • Max Strus (shoulder) — In

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (wrist) — In

  • Victor Oladipo (knee) — In

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Los Angeles Lakers News

Confirmed Lineup: Dennis Schroder, Patrick Beverley, Lonnie Walker, LeBron James, Anthony Davis

  • LeBron James (ankle) — In

  • Anthony Davis (back) — In

  • Wenyen Gabriel (shoulder) — Injured

  • Max Christie (G-League) — Out

Listed "Probable" or "Questionable" before playing:

LeBron: 16-for-21 AD: 20-for-22

James has averaged 38.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 8.3 assists in his three road games against the Cavs since leaving them for the second time.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Lamar Stevens, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen

  • Jarrett Allen (back) — In

  • Dean Wade (shoulder) — Injured

  • Dylan Windler (ankle) — Injured

  • Ricky Rubio (ACL) — Injured

The Cavs have allowed 6.6 fewer points per 100 possessions than any other team with Allen sidelined for the last five games. However, Allen's return is critical for a matchup against the Lakers, who lead the league with 57.4 points in the paint per game.

Detroit Pistons News

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

  • Isaiah Livers (shoulder) — Injured

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) — Injured

Stewart (56.3%), Ivey (50.0%), and Bogdanovic (42.9%) have shot over 40% of their field goal attempts from downtown in the last three games. Opponents have shot the second-most threes per game (38.0) against Miami this season.

Miami Heat News

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

  • Jimmy Butler (conditioning) — Out

  • Kyle Lowry (ankle) — In

  • Tyler Herro (ankle) — In

  • Max Strus (shoulder) — In

  • Victor Oladipo (knee) — In

  • Gabe Vincent (knee) — Out

  • Haywood Highsmith (ankle) — Available

  • Duncan Robinson (ankle) — Available

  • Dewayne Dedmon (foot) — Out

  • Omar Yurtseven (ankle) — Injured

The Heat played four games with Herro, Adebayo, and Lowry available when Butler was previously sidelined for seven games with a sore knee. Adebayo (29.0%) and Herro (24.7%) led Miami in usage during those four games. Herro (29.4%) and Lowry (22.9%) led in assist rate.

Dallas Mavericks News

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

Denver Nuggets News

Confirmed Lineup: Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Bruce Brown, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Jokic

  • Michael Porter Jr. (heel) — Out

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (wrist) — In

  • Jeff Green (knee) — Available

  • Peyton Watson (hamstring) — Available

Green, Vlatko Cancar, or Davon Reed could play increased minutes if Caldwell-Pope is ruled out, and one of the three would likely start in that event.