NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/10

May 10th 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

  • Jalen Brunson (foot) — In

  • Jamal Murray (calf) — Available

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (abdomen) — Available

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New York Knicks News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Hart, Precious Achiuwa, Isaiah Hartenstein

  • Jalen Brunson (foot) — In

  • OG Anunoby (hamstring) — Out

  • Mitchell Robinson (ankle) — Injured

  • Julius Randle (shoulder) — Out for season

  • Bojan Bogdanovic (foot, wrist) — Out for season

Anunoby was forced to exit Game 2 in the third quarter after straining his hamstring while attempting to grab a loose ball. He's already been ruled out Friday, and he's unlikely to return for Game 4, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Before Anunoby was injured, Brunson was ailed by a sore right foot, though it's unclear exactly when the pain began. He missed the final 15 minutes of the first half but started the third quarter and finished the game. Despite their injuries, Anunoby and Brunson scored a combined 57 points. Their final statuses will be critical against a Pacers team desperate for a win.

Indiana Pacers News

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

  • Bennedict Mathurin (shoulder) — Out for season

Denver Nuggets News

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

  • Jamal Murray (calf) — Available

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (abdomen) — Available

  • Reggie Jackson (calf) — Available

  • Vlatko Cancar (knee) — Injured

In Game 2, Murray shot three-of-18 from the field and scored just eight points en route to a blowout loss. While he continues to feel the effects of his injury, it seems unlikely that it will force him to miss a game, particularly now that the Nuggets are down 2-0 in the series. Denver's defense left much to be desired in the previous contest as the Wolves shot 50.0% from the field and 39.4% from beyond the arc. The Nuggets also had trouble on the other end, scoring just 80 points on 34.9% shooting. Things won't get any easier as Rudy Gobert is set to return to Minnesota's lineup after missing Game 2.

Minnesota Timberwolves News

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

  • Rudy Gobert (personal) — Not on injury report

  • Monte Morris (finger) — Not on injury report