NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 1/28

Jan 28th 2022

Justin Phan

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. Recent News will display the last 10 news items of the day. Scrolling to the bottom allows you to view Looking Ahead, where you’ll see news for the following day.

Key NBA News to Watch

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  • LeBron James (knee) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) — Out

  • Russell Westbrook (knee) — In

  • Jimmy Butler (toe) — In

  • Donovan Mitchell (concussion) — Out

  • Domantas Sabonis (ankle) — In

  • Jonas Valanciunas (illness) — Out

  • Christian Wood (migraine) — Available

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (health protocols) — Out

  • D’Angelo Russell (shin) — Out

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — Out

  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) — Out

  • Josh Hart (ankle) — Available

  • De’Andre Hunter (back) — Available

  • Danilo Gallinari (eye) — Available

  • Will Barton (illness) — Out

  • Kelly Oubre (ankle) — Out

  • Nerlens Noel (knee) — In

  • Robert Covington (knee) — In

  • Avery Bradley (illness) — In

Recent NBA News

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Detroit Pistons News

Pistons will start Cade Cunningham, Cory Joseph, Hamidou Diallo, Saddiq Bey, and Isaiah Stewart on Friday.

  • Josh Jackson (back) — In

  • Kelly Olynyk (health protocols) — Out

  • Isaiah Livers (foot) — Out

  • Jerami Grant (conditioning) — Out

Orlando Magic News

Magic will start Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Wendell Carter Jr., and Mo Bamba on Friday.

  • E’Twaun Moore (knee) — Out

  • RJ Hampton (knee) — Injured

  • Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) — Injured

  • Markelle Fultz (ACL) — Injured

  • Jonathan Isaac (ACL) — Injured

Boston Celtics News

Celtics will start Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Robert Williams on Friday.

  • Bol Bol (foot) — Injured

  • PJ Dozier (ACL) — Injured

Atlanta Hawks News

Hawks will start Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter, John Collins, and Clint Capela on Friday.

  • De’Andre Hunter (back) — Available

  • Danilo Gallinari (eye) — Available

Los Angeles Lakers News

Lakers will start Russell Westbrook, Avery Bradley, Wayne Ellington, Stanley Johnson, and DeAndre Jordan on Friday.

  • LeBron James (knee) — Out

  • Anthony Davis (wrist) — Out

  • Russell Westbrook (knee) — In

  • Avery Bradley (illness) — In

  • Malik Monk (groin) — Out

  • Kendrick Nunn (knee) — Injured

Charlotte Hornets News

Hornets will start LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Cody Martin, Miles Bridges, and Mason Plumlee on Friday.

  • Kelly Oubre (ankle) — Out

  • Gordon Hayward (health protocols) — Out

  • Jalen McDaniels (ankle) — Out

Denver Nuggets News

Nuggets will start Monte Morris, Austin Rivers, Aaron Gordon, Jeff Green, and Nikola Jokic on Friday.

  • Will Barton (illness) — Out

  • Michael Porter Jr. (back) — Injured

  • Vlatko Cancar (foot) — Injured

  • Jamal Murray (ACL) — Injured

New Orleans Pelicans News

Pelicans will start Devonte’ Graham, Josh Hart, Garrett Temple, Herbert Jones, and Willy Hernangomez on Friday.

  • Jonas Valanciunas (illness) — Out

  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) — Out

  • Josh Hart (ankle) — Available

  • Devonte’ Graham (ankle) — Available

  • Kira Lewis (ACL, MCL) — Injured

  • Zion Williamson (foot) — Injured

Los Angeles Clippers News

Clippers will start Reggie Jackson, Amir Coffey, Terance Mann, Nicolas Batum, and Ivica Zubac on Friday.

  • Marcus Morris (personal) — Out

  • Paul George (elbow) — Injured

  • Kawhi Leonard (ACL) — Injured

Miami Heat News

Heat will start Jimmy Butler, Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson, PJ Tucker, and Bam Adebayo on Friday.

  • Jimmy Butler (toe) — In

  • Kyle Lowry (personal) — Out

  • KZ Okpala (wrist) — Out

  • Markieff Morris (conditioning) — Out

  • Victor Oladipo (quad) — Injured

Portland Trail Blazers News

Blazers will start Anfernee Simons, CJ McCollum, Norman Powell, Robert Covington, and Jusuf Nurkic on Friday.

  • Robert Covington (knee) — In

  • CJ Elleby (hamstring) — Out

  • Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle, knee) — Available

  • Nassir Little (shoulder) — Injured

  • Cody Zeller (knee) — Injured

  • Larry Nance Jr. (knee) — Injured

  • Damian Lillard (abdominal) — Injured

Houston Rockets News

Rockets will start Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Garrison Mathews, Jae’Sean Tate, and Christian Wood on Friday.

  • Christian Wood (migraine) — Available

  • Kevin Porter Jr. (health protocols) — Out

  • Josh Christopher (thigh) — Available

  • Usman Garuba (wrist) — Injured

  • John Wall (NWT) — Out

Utah Jazz News

Jazz will start Mike Conley, Joe Ingles, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale, and Hassan Whiteside on Friday.

  • Donovan Mitchell (concussion) — Out

  • Trent Forrest (ankle) — Available

  • Rudy Gobert (calf) — Out

Memphis Grizzlies News

Grizzlies will start Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Ziaire Williams, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Steven Adams on Friday.

  • Kyle Anderson (health protocols) — Out

  • Tyus Jones (health protocols) — Out

  • Dillon Brooks (ankle) — Injured

Indiana Pacers News

Pacers will start Caris Levert, Chris Duarte, Justin Holiday, Torrey Craig, and Domantas Sabonis on Friday.

  • Domantas Sabonis (ankle) — In

  • Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) — Injured

  • Myles Turner (foot) — Injured

  • TJ McConnell (hand) — Injured

  • TJ Warren (foot) — Injured

Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder will start Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Terance Mann, Josh Giddey, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl on Friday.

  • Derrick Favors (back) — Out

Chicago Bulls News

Bulls will start Ayo Dosunmu, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Javonte Green, and Nikola Vucevic on Friday.

  • Derrick Jones Jr. (finger) — Injured

  • Alex Caruso (wrist) — Injured

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — Injured

  • Patrick Williams (wrist) — Injured

San Antonio Spurs News

Spurs will start Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, Doug McDermott, and Jakob Poeltl on Friday.

  • Keita Bates-Diop (health protocols) — Out

  • Zach Collins (conditioning) — Out

Minnesota Timberwolves News

Wolves will start Jaylen Nowell, Anthony Edwards, Jalen McDaniels, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Karl-Anthony Towns on Friday.

  • D’Angelo Russell (shin) — Out

  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) — Out

  • Jarred Vanderbilt (foot) — In

  • Jaylen Nowell (back) — In

Phoenix Suns News

Suns will start Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, and Bismack Biyombo on Friday.

  • Deandre Ayton (ankle) — Out

  • Jae Crowder (wrist) — Out

  • JaVale McGee (knee) — Out

  • Cam Payne (wrist) — Injured

  • Abdel Nader (knee) — Injured

  • Frank Kaminsky (knee) — Injured

  • Dario Saric (ACL) — Injured

New York Knicks News

Knicks will start Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson on Friday.

  • Nerlens Noel (knee) — In

  • Ryan Arcidiacono (ankle) — Out

  • Derrick Rose (ankle) — Injured

Milwaukee Bucks News

Bucks will start Jrue Holiday, Grayson Allen, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Bobby Portis on Friday.

  • Wes Matthews (knee) — Available

  • Rodney Hood (Achilles) — Out

  • Grayson Allen (suspension) — Available

  • Brook Lopez (back) — Injured

Looking Ahead

Nemanja Bjelica (back) listed questionable for 1/29. Paul Millsap (personal) ruled out for 1/29. Day’Ron Sharpe (illness) not on injury report for 1/29. Nic Claxton (injury management) not on injury report for 1/29. Chimezie Metu (knee) questionable for 1/29. Seth Curry (ankle) questionable for 1/29. De’Aaron Fox (ankle) questionable for 1/29. Fred VanVleet (knee) questionable for 1/29. Sterling Brown (foot) ruled out for 1/29. James Harden (hamstring) will play 1/29.