NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (December 30): Bradley Beal Questionable, Warriors vs. Nuggets Postponed Thursday
Scott Taetsch/Getty Images. Pictured: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards.
Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Thursday’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
4:30 p.m. ET Update: Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA has postponed Thursday’s game between the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors due to the lack of the required number of players for the Nuggets.
Spencer Dinwiddie has entered health and safety protocols and has been ruled out Thursday.
Bradley Beal is questionable to return to floor as the Washington Wizards wait for him to clear health and safety protocols. He was questionable ahead of their most recent game before eventually being ruled out. Beal has missed three games in a row since entering protocols. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who has also bee out three games for health and safety is also questionable to play Thursday.
On the other side of that matchup, Jarrett Allen is doubtful to play has he ramps up his conditioning since being in health and safety protocols. Allen has missed three straight for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Denver Nuggets hope to see Aaron Gordon return to the floor after he missed three games in a row with left hamstring soreness. Gordon is officially questionable as is Monte Morris who is dealing with left knee soreness and sat out their last game.
Three Nuggets players — Jeff Green, Bones Hyland and Zeke Nnaji — are out due to health and safety protocols. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nuggets could be in jeopardy of not having enough players to play.
Projected Starting Lineups
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic (7 p.m. ET)
Bucks Projected Lineup
PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Bobby Portis
Injury news: Nothing new
Magic Projected Lineup
PG – RJ Hampton
SG – Gary Harris
SF – Franz Wagner
PF – Freddie Gillespie
C – Wendell Carter Jr.
Injury news: Cole Anthony (Ankle) is out; Robin Lopez, Terrence Ross, Hassani Gravett, Chuma Okeke, Mo Bamba and Mychal Mulder are out due to health and safety protocols
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets (7 p.m. ET)
76ers Projected Lineup
PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Matisse Thybulle
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid
Injury news: Shake Milton (Health and Safety) is questionable; Danny Green, Tyler Johnson and Myles Powell are out due to health and safety protocols
Nets Projected Lineup
PG – James Harden
SG – Patty Mills
SF – DeAndre Bembry
PF – Kevin Durant
C – LaMarcus Aldridge
Injury news: David Duke Jr. has cleared health and safety protocols; Kyrie Irving (Conditioning) is out; Kessler Edwards and Day’Ron Sharpe are out due to health and safety protocols
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)
Cavaliers Projected Lineup
PG – Malik Newman
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Lauri Markkanen
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Kevin Love
Injury news: Lamar Stevens (Conditioning) and Dylan Windler (Conditioning) and Ed Davis (COVID Protocols) are available; Jarrett Allen (Conditioning) is out; Ricky Rubio (Knee) is out for season; Cedi Osman (COVID Protocols) and Darius Garland (COVID Protocols) are out health and safety protocols
Wizards Projected Lineup
PG – Bradley Beal
SG – Corey Kispert
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Daniel Gafford
Injury news: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (COVID Protocols) is probable, Bradley Beal (COVID Protocols), and Anthony Gill (COVID Protocols) are questionable; Raul Neto, Thomas Bryant, Rui Hachimura, Aaron Holiday and Montrezl Harrell are out health and safety protocols
Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets (PPD)
Game note: Warriors-Nuggets postponed Thursday.
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