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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Saturday, Jan. 2): Alec Burks Questionable Saturday for Shorthanded Knicks

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Saturday, Jan. 2): Alec Burks Questionable Saturday for Shorthanded Knicks article feature image

Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Alec Burks #18 of the New York Knicks.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Saturday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out the NBA Insiders lineups page.

Saturday’s NBA Injury News

The New York Knicks are hoping to see Alec Burks return to the lineup for their road matchup against the Indiana Pacers. Burks, their second-leading scorer and best 3-point shooter, would provide a shooting boost to a team that shot 3-of-36 from behind the arc Thursday.

Sacramento Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton will miss at least the next two games with a left wrist bone bruise. Eric Gordon is listed as probable to play with a sore knee after making his season debut on Thursday.

Be sure to check the NBA Insiders tool for real time updates.

Saturday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Sacramento Kings at Houston Rockets (7 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Buddy Hield
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Marvin Bagley
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Tyrese Haliburton (wrist) is out

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – James Harden
SF – Danuel House
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: Eric Gordon (knee) is probable, Ben McLemore (health protocols) is out

Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic (7 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – George Hill
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Nothing new

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Markelle Fultz
SG – Evan Fournier
SF – Dwayne Bacon
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Evan Fournier(back) is questionable, Terrence Ross (hamstring) is probable, Chuma Okeke (knee) is out

New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Elfrid Payton
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Alec Burks (knee), Immanuel Quickley (hip) are questionable, Kevin Knox (knee, hand) is probable, Frank Ntilikina (knee) and Dennis Smith Jr (quad) have been ruled out.

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Aaron Holiday
SF – Victor Oladipo
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Nothing new

Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – PJ Washington
C – Bismack Biyombo

Injury news: Nothing new

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Ben Simmons
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Mike Scott (knee) is probable

Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans (7:30 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Pascal Siakam
C – Aron Baynes

Injury news: Nothing new

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Zion Williamson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Nothing new

Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Cedi Osman
PF – Larry Nance Jr.
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Isaac Okoro (foot), Kevin Love (calf) and  Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) are out

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Cam Reddish
SF – Deandre Hunter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news:  Trae Young will play Saturday after dealing with a calf issue, Rajon Rondo (knee) is out

Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 9:30 a.m. ET, Justin Phan isn’t seeing value on any of Saturday’s matchups. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for our NBA Insiders Tool.

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