NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 20): Bam Adebayo Questionable Saturday, Matisse Thybulle to Return for 76ers

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 20): Bam Adebayo Questionable Saturday, Matisse Thybulle to Return for 76ers article feature image
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Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat.

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 injury updates, check out our FantasyLabs NBA news page

NBA Injury News

The Knicks expect to have Nerlens Noel back in the lineup after he missed the past four games with knee soreness. Taj Gibson is expected to sit as he nurses a groin injury. On the other side of that early matchup, Kevin Porter Jr. is questionable due to thigh contusion after sitting out Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder with the same injury.

Bam Adebayo is listed as questionable with a knee bruise ahead of a game against the Washington Wizards. Adebayo play 30 minutes in the Miami’s game against the Wizards on Thursday but sat the two previous games with the same knee issue. Tyler Herro is also listed as questionable but he did go through shootaround Saturday with bruised right wrist.

Matisse Thybulle will return to the lineup for the Philadelphia 76ers after being out for seven games due to health and safety protocols. Thybulle will have a minutes limit for Saturday’s game as he ramps up his conditioning.

The Boston Celtics have listed Robert Williams as doubtful Saturday with left knee tendinopathy. Jaylen Brown has been ruled out with strained right hamstring.

The New Orleans Pelicans have ruled out Devonte’ Graham for the second consecutive game with foot injury. Cole Anthony has been ruled out for the Orlando Magic with ankle injury.

Projected Starting Lineups

Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks (5 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – DJ Augustin
SG – Jalen Green
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – Christian Wood
C – Daniel Theis

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

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Evan Fournier
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Nerlens Noel (Knee) is probable; Taj Gibson (Groin) is doubtful

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Tomas Satoransky
SG – Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SF – Josh Hart
PF – Brandon Ingram
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Devonte’ Graham (Foot) is out

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Chris Duarte
SF – Caris LeVert
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Chris Duarte (Shoulder) is questionable

Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Bam Adebayo (Knee), Tyler Herro (Wrist) and Marcus Garrett (Wrist) are questionable

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Daniel Gafford (Thumb) is questionable; Rui Hachimura (Conditioning) and Davis Bertans (Ankle) are out

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – Josh Giddey
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Injury news: Nothing new

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Marcus Smart
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Grant Williams
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Dennis Schroder (Ankle) is probable; Robert Williams (Knee) is doubtful; Jaylen Brown (Hamstring) is out

Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 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 out

Hawks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Cole Anthony (Ankle) is out

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Semi Ojeleye (Calf) is questionable; Rodney Hood (Hamstring) is doubtful; Brook Lopez (Back) is out

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Dillon Brooks (Hamstring) is doubtful; De’Anthony Melton (Groin) is out

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Naz Reid (Foot) and Josh Okogie (Back) are questionable

Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings (10 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

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Tobias Harris
PF – Georges Niang
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Matisse Thybulle (health and safety protocols) is questionable; Danny Green (Hamstring) and Joel Embiid (COVID Protocols) are out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Damian Lillard (Abdominal) is probable; Norman Powell (Ankle) is questionable


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