NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 2/7

Feb 7th 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

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — In

  • Tyrese Maxey (illness) — Available

  • Dejounte Murray (back) — Out

  • Cade Cunningham (injury management) — Out

  • Jrue Holiday (elbow) — Out

  • Draymond Green (knee) — Available

  • Andrew Wiggins (ankle) — Available

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (calf) — Out

  • Gary Trent Jr. (back) — In

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Available

  • Caleb Martin (quad) — Available

  • Danuel House (foot) — Out

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Toronto Raptors News

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

  • RJ Barrett (injury management) — Not on injury report

  • Gary Trent Jr. (back) — In

  • Jontay Porter (back) — Out

Charlotte Hornets News

Confirmed Lineup: Cody Martin, Brandon Miller, Leaky Black, Miles Bridges, Nick Richards

  • Gordon Hayward (calf) — Out

  • Cody Martin (knee) — Available

  • Frank Ntilikina (hip) — Out

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle) — Out

  • Kyle Lowry (acquired) — Out

  • Mark Williams (back) — Injured

Hayward hasn't played since the end of December but could return in what would likely be a limited role. Even if Hayward can play, the Hornets are still dealing with other lingering injuries, including the one that's sidelined Ball for the last six contests. Charlotte has won just three of 27 outings sans Ball this season. In his continued absence, Bridges could look to build off of his 41-point outing last game. Since Ball has been out, Bridges' 20.7 field goal attempts per game trail only Miller's 21.2 per game.

Cleveland Cavaliers News

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

  • Ty Jerome (ankle) — Injured

  • Tristan Thompson — Suspended

Washington Wizards News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyus Jones, Jordan Poole, Deni Avdija, Kyle Kuzma, Daniel Gafford

  • Kyle Kuzma (shoulder) — Not on injury report

  • Marvin Bagley (back) — Out

  • Isaiah Livers (hip) — Out

Golden State Warriors News

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

  • Andrew Wiggins (ankle) — Available

  • Draymond Green (knee) — Available

  • Gary Payton II (hamstring) — Out

  • Chris Paul (hand) — Injured

Thompson watched the last seven minutes of the previous contest from the bench as coach Kerr opted to close the game with Gui Santos. Afterward, Kerr spoke about the closing unit, saying, "If the group’s playing well, you just stay with that group." He also noted that once the team gets healthier, Thompson could sit out more games in back-to-back sets. Thompson will look to get back on track against the 76ers, who have lost two of their last three outings since Joel Embiid (knee) has been out.

Philadelphia 76ers News

Confirmed Lineup: Tyrese Maxey, Jaden Springer, Kelly Oubre, Tobias Harris, Paul Reed

  • Kenneth Lofton Jr. (personal) — Not on injury report

  • Tyrese Maxey (illness) — Available

  • Danuel House (foot) — Out

  • Marcus Morris (foot) — Out

  • Nicolas Batum (hamstring) — Out

  • Joel Embiid (knee) — Injured

  • De'Anthony Melton (back) — Injured

  • Robert Covington (knee) — Injured

With Embiid likely to miss six to eight weeks, Reed could see a consistent role as the 76ers' starting center for the foreseeable future. In 13 starts this season, he's averaged 10.5 points and 6.7 rebounds in 24.7 minutes per game. Embiid's absence will also result in an even higher usage role for Maxey, who has taken 23 or more shots in two of the three games he's played since Embiid went down. Philadelphia will match up against Golden State, who will be playing in the first leg of a back-to-back set. The Warriors have won three of their last four games, including one against the 76ers.

Atlanta Hawks News

Confirmed Lineup: Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Saddiq Bey, Jalen Johnson, Onyeka Okongwu

  • De'Andre Hunter (injury management) — Available

  • Dejounte Murray (back) — Out

  • Clint Capela (adductor) — Injured

  • Vit Krejci (shoulder) — Injured

  • Mouhamed Gueye (back) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Kristaps Porzingis

  • Jaylen Brown (back) — Not on injury report

  • Jrue Holiday (elbow) — Out

  • Lamar Stevens (traded) — Out

San Antonio Spurs News

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

  • Charles Bassey (knee) — Out for season

Miami Heat News

Confirmed Lineup: Terry Rozier, Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin, Bam Adebayo

  • Caleb Martin (quad) — Available

  • Haywood Highsmith (personal) — Out

  • Dru Smith (knee) — Out for season

New Orleans Pelicans News

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

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — In

  • Naji Marshall (back) — Out

Last game, Ingram went eight-of-12 from beyond the arc, scoring a season-high 41 points. He attempted 21 shots in that outing, and he could have another high-volume night if Williamson sits. In eight contests sans Williamson this season, Ingram has seen a +4.8% usage rate increase. However, the Pelicans will face the Clippers, who held Ingram to 12 points on nine shot attempts in the last game against New Orleans, while Williamson took just nine himself.

Los Angeles Clippers News

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

  • Ivica Zubac (calf) — Not on injury report

  • Moussa Diabate (hand) — Injured

Detroit Pistons News

Confirmed Lineup: Killian Hayes, Jaden Ivey, Ausar Thompson, Mike Muscala, Jalen Duren

  • Cade Cunningham (injury management) — Out

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) — Out

  • Kevin Knox (traded) — Out

  • Monte Morris (traded) — Out

  • Isaiah Stewart (ankle) — Injured

Sacramento Kings News

Confirmed Lineup: De'Aaron Fox, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray, Domantas Sabonis

  • Sasha Vezenkov (ankle) — Available