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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 24): Anthony Davis Out vs. Pacers Wednesday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 24): Anthony Davis Out vs. Pacers Wednesday article feature image

Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: LeBron James #6 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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

NBA Injury News

6:30 p.m. ET Update: Anthony Davis has been ruled out. LeBron James has been cleared to play Wednesday. Josh Richardson and Robert Williams have been ruled out due to non-Covid illnesses.

5 p.m. ET Update: LeBron James was listed as questionable due to his lingering abdominal injury, but that is likely a formality. Anthony Davis is still questionable with flu-like symptoms.

The Chicago Bulls have been upgraded Alex Caruso, Javonte Green and Nikola Vucevic to active for tonight’s game against the Houston Rockets. Vucevic will play his first game in two weeks.

With 26 teams playing on the evening before Thanksgiving, there’s a lot to keep in mind on the injury front.

The Los Angeles Lakers will play the second game of a back-to-back against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday and should have LeBron James back in the lineup after his one-game suspension. Anthony Davis is also worth monitoring ahead of this game. Davis was questionable to play Tuesday due to a non-Covid illness and this could be a potential spot for him to rest.

The Philadelphia 76ers have listed Seth Curry (Back), Danny Green (Hamstring) and Tobias Harris (Hip) as questionable ahead of their game against the Golden State Warriors. All three players missed the Sixers’ last game against the Sacramento Kings Monday and Green has been sidelined for straight with a tight hamstring.

Joel Embiid is progressing as he works his way back from Covid, but he’s still being ruled out for this matchup. On the other side, the Warriors will be without Andre Iguodala for the third game in a row as he deals with a sore knee.

The Chicago Bulls have listed Nicola Vucevic and Alex Caruso as questionable for their game against the Houston Rockets. Vucevic hasn’t played in two weeks since he tested positive for Covid and is still ramping up his conditioning. Caruso sat out Monday with a sprain wrist, but could see the floor tonight.

Jaylen Brown is questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. Brown returned to the court after missing the previous eight games with a hamstring injury.

OG Anunoby, who has missed the past three game with a hip injury, is listed as questionable against the Memphis Grizzlies. On the other side of that matchup, Dillon Brooks is questionable with a hamstring injury. Brooks missed the first 10 games of the season with a hand injury and has missed the past two with the hamstring.

Projected Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Avery Bradley
SF – Talen Horton-Tucker
PF – LeBron James
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Anthony Davis (illness) is questionable; Kendrick Nunn (Knee) and Austin Reaves (Hamstring) are out

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Justin Holiday
SF – Caris LeVert
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Caris LeVert (Back) is active

Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic (7 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG -Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – Miles Bridges
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: PJ Washington (Elbow) is questionable

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Jalen Suggs
SG – Gary Harris
SF – Franz Wagner
PF – Wendell Carter Jr.
C – Mo Bamba

Injury news: Gary Harris (Hand) is active; E’Twaun Moore (Knee) and Cole Anthony (Ankle) are out

Phoenix Suns vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Jae Crowder
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Abdel Nader (Knee) is questionable

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Dean Wade
PF – Lauri Markkanen
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Cedi Osman (Back), Jarrett Allen (Illness) and Darius Garland (Neck) are active; Evan Mobley (Elbow) and Lamar Stevens (Ankle) are out

Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Patty Mills
SG – James Harden
SF – DeAndre Bembry
PF – Kevin Durant
C – Blake Griffin

Injury news: Joe Harris (Ankle) and Bruce Brown (Hamstring) are out

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Marcus Smart
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Grant Williams
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Josh Richardson (Illness) and Robert Williams (Illness) are out; Jaylen Brown (Knee) are questionable

Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Jimmy Butler
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Dewayne Dedmon (Illness) is active; Marcus Garrett (Wrist) and Markieff Morris (Neck) are out

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – D’Angelo Russell
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Josh Okogie (Back) is questionable

Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Alex Caruso
SF – Zach LaVine
PF – DeMar DeRozan
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Javonte Green (Ankle) is probable; Nikola Vucevic (Conditioning) and Alex Caruso (Wrist) are active

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SG – Jalen Green
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – Christian Wood
C – Daniel Theis

Injury news: Kevin Porter Jr. (Thigh) is active

Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Mike Conley
SG – Donovan Mitchell
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O’Neale
C – Rudy Gobert

Injury news: Nothing new

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Josh Giddey
SG -Lu Dort
SF – Darius Bazley
PF – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
C – Derrick Favors

Injury news: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Ankle) is out

Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Montrezl Harrell

Injury news: Davis Bertans (Ankle) is probable

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Garrett Temple
SF – Josh Hart
PF – Brandon Ingram
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Devonte’ Graham (Foot) is questionable

Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Cory Joseph
SG – Cade Cunningham
SF – Jerami Grant
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Luka Garza

Injury news: Killian Hayes (Thumb) is doubtful; Isaiah Stewart (None) is suspended

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Bobby Portis

Injury news: Rodney Hood (Hamstring) is no longer on the injury report; Brook Lopez (Back) is out

Toronto Raptors vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Fred VanVleet
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Scottie Barnes
C – Pascal Siakam

Injury news: OG Anunoby (Hip), Yuta Watanabe (Calf) and Precious Achiuwa (Shoulder) are questionable

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Dillon Brooks (Hamstring) is questionable; Sam Merrill (Ankle) and De’Anthony Melton (Groin) is out

Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Kevin Huerter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Nothing new

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – Devin Vassell
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Drew Eubanks

Injury news: Doug McDermott (Knee) is questionable

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Danny Green (Hamstring), Tobias Harris (Hip), Seth Curry (Back) are questionable; Joel Embiid (COVID Protocols) is out

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Jordan Poole
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Andre Iguodala (Knee) is out

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Nothing new

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Nothing new

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