NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/12

Feb 12th 2024

Cooper Boni

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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — In

  • Tyrese Haliburton (injury management) — Available

  • Kyrie Irving (thumb) — Available

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Available

  • Damian Lillard (ankle) — In

  • Alperen Sengun (back) — In

  • Jaden McDaniels (finger) — In

  • Michael Porter Jr. (knee) — Available

  • Tobias Harris (hip) — Out

  • Coby White (ankle) — In

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (hamstring) — Available

  • Isaiah Hartenstein (Achilles) — Out

  • Alex Caruso (toe) — Out

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Available

  • Maxi Kleber (nose) — Available

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Indiana Pacers News

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

  • Tyrese Haliburton (injury management) — Available

  • James Johnson (illness) — Out

  • Jalen Smith (back) — Out

If Haliburton plays, he will likely remain on somewhat of a minute limit, but that limit does seem to be increasing. In the previous game, he played 30 minutes for the first time in his last seven appearances. His presence would be valued against the Hornets, but Indiana could likely compete with Charlottle regardless of Haliburton's final status. The Hornets have lost nine of their last 10 games, and their -15.2 Net Rating over that span has been the league's worst.

Charlotte Hornets News

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

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Available

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle) — Out

  • Mark Williams (back) — Injured

Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Maxey, Buddy Hield, Kelly Oubre, KJ Martin, Paul Reed

  • Tobias Harris (hip) — Out

  • Mo Bamba (knee) — Available

  • Nicolas Batum (hamstring) — Out

  • Joel Embiid (knee) — Injured

  • Robert Covington (knee) — Injured

  • De'Anthony Melton (back) — Injured

Cleveland Cavaliers News

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

  • Dean Wade (illness) — Out

  • Tristan Thompson — Suspended

  • Ty Jerome (ankle) — Injured

Chicago Bulls News

Confirmed Lineup: Coby White, Ayo Dosunmu, DeMar DeRozan, Torrey Craig, Nikola Vucevic

  • Coby White (ankle) — In

  • Torrey Craig (toe) — In

  • Alex Caruso (toe) — Out

  • Patrick Williams (foot) — Injured

  • Zach LaVine (foot) — Out for season

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Out for season

Atlanta Hawks News

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

  • De'Andre Hunter (injury management) — Available

  • Bruno Fernando (illness) — Available

  • Patty Mills (illness) — Out

  • AJ Griffin (illness) — Out

  • Wesley Matthews (illness) — Out

  • Clint Capela (adductor) — Injured

  • Mouhamed Gueye (back) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Charles Bassey (knee) — Out for season

Toronto Raptors News

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

New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Hart, Precious Achiuwa, Jericho Sims

  • Jericho Sims (illness) — Available

  • Isaiah Hartenstein (Achilles) — Out

  • Julius Randle (shoulder) — Injured

  • OG Anunoby (elbow) — Injured

  • Mitchell Robinson (ankle) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

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

  • Alperen Sengun (back) — In

  • Cam Whitmore (ankle) — Out

  • Fred VanVleet (adductor) — Injured

  • Tari Eason (leg) — Injured

  • Steven Adams (knee) — Out for season

If Sengun can't suit up, it would mark his second missed game of the season, as he didn't play in the last contest. Jeff Green started at center and would be expected to do so again if Sengun remains sidelined. Jock Landale would likely remain in the rotation in that scenario after receiving 13 minutes in the previous outing. The Rockets will host the Knicks, who continue to be hampered by injuries.

New Orleans Pelicans News

Confirmed Lineup: CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Jonas Valanciunas

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Available

  • Cody Zeller (knee) — Out

  • Dyson Daniels (knee) — Injured

Williamson missed the previous outing, and the Pelicans still won despite scoring just 93 points. New Orleans has won five of their last six after a three-game losing streak. They'll face the Grizzlies, who are amid an eight-game skid. If Williamson can play, he'll need to defend better in the frontcourt than he has recently, as Jaren Jackson Jr. has averaged 27.3 points per contest through four games this month.

Memphis Grizzlies News

Confirmed Lineup: Scotty Pippen Jr., John Konchar, Vince Williams, Santi Aldama, Jaren Jackson Jr.

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Out

  • Ziaire Williams (hand) — Out

  • GG Jackson — Out

  • Jordan Goodwin (signed) — TBD

  • Desmond Bane (ankle) — Injured

  • Marcus Smart (finger) — Injured

  • Brandon Clarke (Achilles) — Injured

  • Jake LaRavia (ankle) — Injured

  • Ja Morant (shoulder) — Out for season

Denver Nuggets News

Confirmed Lineup: Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, Nikola Jokic

  • Michael Porter Jr. (knee) — Available

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (hamstring) — Available

  • Vlatko Cancar (knee) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

Confirmed Lineup: Damian Lillard, Malik Beasley, Jae Crowder, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) — In

  • Damian Lillard (ankle) — In

  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo (illness) — Available

  • Khris Middleton (ankle) — Injured

Washington Wizards News

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

  • Isaiah Livers (hip) — Out

Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Josh Green, PJ Washington, Daniel Gafford

  • Luka Doncic (nose) — Available

  • Kyrie Irving (thumb) — Available

  • Maxi Kleber (nose) — Available

  • Dante Exum (knee) — Out

  • Dereck Lively II (nose) — Out

After combining to score 57 points in the previous outing, it appears that Doncic and Irving will be ready to play against the Wizards. Dallas has won four consecutive outings, including the most recent contest when they beat the Thunder by 35. The Mavs' 123.4 Offensive Rating in February has been the league's second-best. Meanwhile, the Wizards' season-long 119.7 Defensive Rating ranks as the fourth-worst.

Golden State Warriors News

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

  • Gui Santos (knee) — Available

  • Chris Paul (hand) — Injured

Utah Jazz News

Confirmed Lineup: Keyonte George, Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, John Collins, Walker Kessler

  • Brice Sensabaugh (hip) — Available

  • Otto Porter (traded, foot) — Questionable

  • Kira Lewis (traded) — TBD

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: Mike Conley, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

  • Anthony Edwards (knee) — Available

  • Jordan McLaughlin (hip) — Not on injury report

  • Jaden McDaniels (finger) — In

  • Monte Morris (traded) — Available

  • Wendell Moore Jr. (knee) — Out

  • Jaylen Clark (Achilles) — Injured

Los Angeles Clippers News

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

  • Norman Powell (head) — Not on injury report