NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/10

Feb 10th 2024

Ryan Schwepfinger

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

  • Luka Doncic (nose) — Available

  • Kyrie Irving (thumb) — Available

  • Tyrese Maxey (illness) — Available

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Out

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle) — Out

  • Alperen Sengun (back) — Out

  • Tyrese Haliburton (injury management) — In

  • Dejounte Murray (back) — Available

  • Jalen Brunson (ankle) — In

  • Bradley Beal (ankle) — In

  • Cade Cunningham (knee) — In

  • RJ Barrett (injury management) — Available

  • Jabari Smith Jr. (illness) — Available

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf, traded) — Expects to play

  • Maxi Kleber (toe) — In

  • Ausar Thompson (ankle) — In

  • Coby White (ankle) — Available

  • Alex Caruso (adductor) — Available

  • Deandre Ayton (illness) — In

  • Malcolm Brogdon (illness) — Out

  • Marvin Bagley (back) — Not on injury report

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Available

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Oklahoma City Thunder News

Confirmed Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Lu Dort, Jalen Williams, Chet Holmgren

  • Isaiah Joe (sternum) — Not on injury report

  • Gordon Hayward (calf) — Injured

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Josh Green, Derrick Jones Jr., Maxi Kleber

  • Luka Doncic (nose) — Available

  • Kyrie Irving (thumb) — Available

  • Maxi Kleber (toe, nose) — Available

  • Dante Exum (knee) — Out

  • Dereck Lively II (nose) — Out

  • PJ Washington (traded) — Available

  • Daniel Gafford (traded) — Available

Both Washington and Gafford are available to make their Dallas debuts Saturday, but coach Kidd said neither would start against Oklahoma City.

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Ausar Thompson, Mike Muscala, Jalen Duren

  • Cade Cunningham (knee) — In

  • Ausar Thompson (ankle) — In

  • Simone Fontecchio (traded) — Available

  • Quentin Grimes (traded) — TBD

  • Shake Milton (traded) — Available

  • Troy Brown Jr. (traded) — Available

  • Evan Fournier (traded) — TBD

  • Malachi Flynn (traded) — TBD

  • Isaiah Stewart (ankle) — Injured

Los Angeles Clippers News

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

San Antonio Spurs News

Confirmed Lineup: Tre Jones, Devin Vassell, Julian Champagnie, Jeremy Sochan, Victor Wembanyama

  • Charles Bassey (knee) — Out for season

Brooklyn Nets News

Confirmed Lineup: Ben Simmons, Cam Thomas, Mikal Bridges, Dorian Finney-Smith, Nic Claxton

  • Dorian Finney-Smith (ankle) — Not on injury report

  • Lonnie Walker (hamstring) — Available

  • Dennis Schroder (traded) — Available

  • Keita Bates-Diop (traded) — Available

  • Cam Johnson (adductor) — Out

  • Day'Ron Sharpe (knee) — Injured

  • Dariq Whitehead (shin) — Out for season

Finney-Smith is set to return after six missed games and has a chance to jump right back into the starting lineup due to Johnson's injury and the trade of Royce O'Neale to Phoenix. New acquisition Dennis Schroder is available, however, and the Nets could start him at point guard with Simmons at the four. 

Chicago Bulls News

Confirmed Lineup: Coby White, Ayo Dosunmu, Alex Caruso, DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic

  • Coby White (ankle) — Available

  • Alex Caruso (adductor) — Available

  • Torrey Craig (ankle) — Available

  • Patrick Williams (foot) — Injured

  • Zach LaVine (foot) — Out for season

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Out for season

Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Markelle Fultz, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr.

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Jacob Gilyard, John Konchar, Vince Williams, Santi Aldama, Jaren Jackson Jr.

  • Luke Kennard (illness) — Not on injury report

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Available

  • Lamar Stevens (traded) — Available

  • Yuta Watanabe (traded) — Available

  • Ziaire Williams (hand) — Out

  • Desmond Bane (ankle) — Injured

  • Marcus Smart (finger) — Injured

  • Brandon Clarke (Achilles) — Injured

  • Jake LaRavia (ankle) — Injured

  • Ja Morant (shoulder) — Out for season

With Kennard not on the injury report and Rose questionable to play, the Grizzlies could choose to deactivate Scotty Pippen Jr., as they did on February 6 against the Knicks. Gilyard also started ahead of Kennard in that game and on February 2, a clue into Taylor Jenkins' thought process regarding his rotation.

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: Cody Martin, Tre Mann, Brandon Miller, Miles Bridges, Nick Richards

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle) — Out

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Available

  • Grant Williams (traded) — Available

  • Seth Curry (traded) — Available

  • Tre Mann (traded) — Available

  • Vasilije Micic (traded) — Available

  • Davis Bertans (knee, traded) — Available

  • Kyle Lowry (traded) — Out

  • Mark Williams (back) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Maxey, Buddy Hield, Kelly Oubre, Tobias Harris, Paul Reed

  • Tyrese Maxey (illness) — Available

  • Mo Bamba (knee) — Out

  • Nicolas Batum (hamstring) — Out

  • Joel Embiid (knee) — Injured

  • Robert Covington (knee) — Injured

  • De'Anthony Melton (back) — Injured

With Maxey and Batum out on Friday, Cam Payne started in his Philadelphia debut, while Buddy Hield did the same after Philadelphia traded away both Danuel House and Jaden Springer, who had started in that spot over the team's previous four games. Hield looks set to continue in the starting lineup, while Payne could go to the bench if Maxey can return against the Wizards.

Washington Wizards News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyus Jones, Jordan Poole, Deni Avdija, Kyle Kuzma, Marvin Bagley

  • Marvin Bagley (back) — Not on injury report

  • Richaun Holmes (traded) — TBD

  • Patrick Baldwin Jr. (ankle) — Available

  • Isaiah Livers (hip) — Out

Bagley has missed four straight games with a low back contusion, but due to Washington's lack of depth at the center position, he is likely to start if available against Philadelphia. Richaun Holmes could be the backup if available following his trade from Dallas. Without both players on Friday, the Wizards started Kuzma at center.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

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

  • Tristan Thompson — Suspended

  • Ty Jerome (ankle) — Injured

The minutes limits should continue to increase for both Garland and Mobley. On the second end of a back-to-back Thursday, neither player rested. Garland hit 29 minutes after consecutive games at 28, while Mobley played 26. Crucially, both players did not play for the final seven minutes of the game with the score out of reach, indicating they could have played more if the game were close. The Cavaliers have won eight straight games and are 21-4 over their last 25 outings. They have the league's best winning percentage over that span.

Toronto Raptors News

Confirmed Lineup: Immanuel Quickley, Gary Trent Jr., RJ Barrett, Scottie Barnes, Jakob Poeltl

  • RJ Barrett (injury management) — Available

Newly acquired Kelly Olynyk and Ochai Agbaji were available on Friday but rested by Darko Rajakovic after heavy travel and with the Raptors playing the front end of a back-to-back. They both are likely to make their Toronto debuts Saturday.

Houston Rockets News

Confirmed Lineup: Amen Thompson, Jalen Green, Dillon Brooks, Jabari Smith Jr., Jeff Green

  • Alperen Sengun (back) — Out

  • Jabari Smith Jr. (illness) — Available

  • Cam Whitmore (ankle) — Out

  • Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) — Available

  • Fred VanVleet (adductor) — Injured

  • Tari Eason (leg) — Injured

  • Steven Adams (knee) — Out for season

Amen Thompson has started each of the last two games in VanVleet's place, playing 34 and 32 minutes, respectively. Green and Sengun both saw their minutes heavily cut on the front end of the back-to-back Friday. Whitmore also suffered an ankle injury in that game, limiting him to 18 minutes.

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, Saddiq Bey, Jalen Johnson, Onyeka Okongwu

  • Dejounte Murray (back) — Available

  • De'Andre Hunter (injury management) — Out

  • Bruno Fernando (illness) — Out

  • Wesley Matthews (illness) — Out

  • Patty Mills (illness) — Out

  • Clint Capela (adductor) — Injured

  • Mouhamed Gueye (back) — Injured

With the Hawks on the second end of a back-to-back Saturday, expect Hunter to receive a questionable tag for injury management on his right knee. He sat the first leg of a back-to-back on February 2.

Indiana Pacers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Haliburton, Andrew Nembhard, Aaron Nesmith, Pascal Siakam, Myles Turner

  • Tyrese Haliburton (injury management) — In

  • Jalen Smith (back) — Out

  • Doug McDermott (traded) — TBD

Haliburton has been procedurally listed as questionable for injury management in every game since returning from a hamstring ailment on January 30. He's played each time and has seen his workload increase slightly to 29 and 26 minutes over his previous two outings, losing several minutes due to blowout in his last game. He did not exceed 22 minutes in his first four appearances since returning. He'll likely remain on some sort of limit if available against the Knicks, but that limit does appear to be slowly increasing.

New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Hart, Precious Achiuwa, Taj Gibson

  • Jalen Brunson (ankle) — In

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf, traded) — Expects to play

  • Alec Burks (traded) — Expects to play

  • Jericho Sims (illness) — Out

  • Isaiah Hartenstein (Achilles) — Out

  • Julius Randle (shoulder) — Injured

  • OG Anunoby (elbow) — Injured

  • Mitchell Robinson (ankle) — Injured

Hartenstein left Thursday's game with an Achilles injury after just 15 minutes. He previously missed back-to-back games on January 23 and 25 with an injury to the same Achilles, which is a concern. Sims could step into a starting role if available on Saturday. Taj Gibson, who played 22 minutes on Thursday, is also an option, or the Knicks could start small with Achiuwa at the five.

Phoenix Suns News

Confirmed Lineup: Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Grayson Allen, Kevin Durant, Jusuf Nurkic

  • Devin Booker (hip) — Not on injury report

  • Bradley Beal (ankle) — In

  • Royce O'Neale (traded) — Available

  • David Roddy (traded) — Available

  • Damion Lee (knee) — Injured

Golden State Warriors News

Confirmed Lineup: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, Draymond Green

  • Klay Thompson (illness) — Not on injury report

  • Gary Payton II (hamstring) — Not on injury report

  • Chris Paul (hand) — Injured

Payton II's return injects a new complexity into the Warriors rotation, which has seen Lester Quinones ascend to an important role of late. Expect Payton II to compete with Quinones, Moses Moody, and Gui Santos for playing time off the bench.

New Orleans Pelicans News

Confirmed Lineup: CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Trey Murphy III, Jonas Valanciunas

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Out

  • Trey Murphy III (knee) — Available

  • Naji Marshall (back) — Available

  • Cody Zeller (knee) — Out

  • Dyson Daniels (knee) — Out

Williamson has played both ends of a back-to-back as recently as January 2 and 3, but in the Pelicans' last two instances, he sat one of the two legs. His status is worth monitoring after New Orleans' game against the Lakers on Friday night.

Portland Trail Blazers News

Confirmed Lineup: Ashton Hagans, Matisse Thybulle, Jerami Grant, Jabari Walker, Deandre Ayton

  • Deandre Ayton (illness) — In

  • Malcolm Brogdon (illness) — Out

  • Scoot Henderson (foot) — Out

  • Duop Reath (knee) — Out

  • Dalano Banton (traded) — TBD

  • Anfernee Simons (ankle) — Out

  • Shaedon Sharpe (core) — Injured

  • Moses Brown (wrist) — Injured

  • Robert Williams (knee) — Out for season

The Blazers' four questionable tags, plus the uncertainty of newly acquired Banton, make them among the most volatile teams Friday. Brogdon, Henderson, Ayton, and Reath were all out on Thursday, leading to big minutes for Grant, Walker, Thybulle, and Toumani Camara. After Simons was injured in the third quarter, 10-day signee Ashton Hagans played the final 17 minutes of the game.