NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (December 28): Bradley Beal Out, Brandon Ingram Doubtful Tuesday

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Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Tuesday’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 p.m. ET Update: Bradley Beal has been ruled out due to health and safety protocols.


Bradley Beal is questionable to play Tuesday if he can officially clear health and safety protocols. Beal has been sidelined since last Thursday and Washington Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. told reporters he’s hopeful Beal can see the floor.

Evan Mobley has cleared health and safety protocols as of Tuesday and is questionable to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mobley hasn’t played since Dec. 15 and missed four games over that span.

The Denver Nuggets hope to see Aaron Gordon return to the floor after he missed two games in a row with left hamstring soreness. Gordon is officially questionable as is Monte Morris who is dealing with left knee soreness.

Brandon Ingram is doubtful to play Tuesday for the New Orleans Pelicans. He aggravated an Achilles injury in their last game and played just eight minutes before sitting out the rest of the contest.

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 – DeMarcus Cousins

Injury news: Nothing new

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Hassani Gravett
SG – Gary Harris
SF – Franz Wagner
PF – Admiral Schofield
C – Wendell Carter Jr.

Injury news: Cole Anthony (Ankle) is out; Terrence Ross, Chuma Okeke, Mo Bamba and Mychal Mulder are in health and safety protocols

Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Corey Kispert
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Daniel Gafford

Injury news: Bradley Beal (Health and Safety) is questionable; Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Raul Neto, Thomas Bryant, Rui Hachimura, Aaron Holiday and Anthony Gill are out due to health and safety protocols

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Gabe Vincent
SG – Jimmy Butler
SF – PJ Tucker
PF – Duncan Robinson
C – Omer Yurtseven

Injury news: PJ Tucker (Leg) is questionable; Markieff Morris (Neck) and Dewayne Dedmon (Knee) are out; Udonis Haslem and Kyle Lowry are out due to health and safety protocols

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Matisse Thybulle
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Danny Green, Andre Drummond and Shake Milton are out due to health and safety protocols

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Dalano Banton
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – Yuta Watanabe
PF – Pascal Siakam
C – Chris Boucher

Injury news: Pascal Siakam (Conditioning) and Gary Trent Jr. (Conditioning) are probable; Malachi Flynn (Conditioning), Khem Birch (Conditioning) and Precious Achiuwa (Health and Safety) are questionable; David Johnson (Calf) is out; Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Justin Champagnie and Scottie Barnes are out due to health and safety protocols

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Ricky Rubio
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Lauri Markkanen
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Kevin Love

Injury news: BKevin Love (Foot), Isaac Okoro (Conditioning) and Evan Mobley (Conditioning) are questionable; Ed Davis, Cedi Osman, Jarrett Allen, Lamar Stevens, Dylan Windler, Darius Garland are out due to health and safety protocols

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Josh Hart
SF – Garrett Temple
PF – Herbert Jones
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Jonas Valanciunas (Illness) is probable; Josh Hart (Ankle) is questionable; Brandon Ingram (Achilles) is doubtful; Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Naji Marshall are out due to health and safety protocols

New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Immanuel Quickley (Conditioning) is probable; Danuel House (Finger) is out; Nerlens Noel is out due to health and safety protocols

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Josh Okogie
PF – Jaden McDaniels
C – Nathan Knight

Injury news: Patrick Beverley (Conditioning), Naz Reid (Conditioning), Taurean Prince (Conditioning) and Anthony Edwards (Conditioning) are questionable

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: LeBron James (Abdominal) is probable; Wayne Ellington (Illness) is out; Kent Bazemore, Trevor Ariza, Kendrick Nunn, Austin Reaves and Rajon Rondo are out due to health and safety protocols

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SG – Jalen Green
SF – Eric Gordon
PF – Daniel Theis
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: DJ Augustin, Kenyon Martin Jr., Jae’Sean Tate and Garrison Mathews are out due to health and safety protocols

Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Monte Morris
SG – Will Barton
SF – Jeff Green
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Aaron Gordon (Hamstring) and Monte Morris (Knee) are questionable; Markus Howard (Knee) and Bol Bol (Conditioning) are out

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Gary Payton II
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Otto Porter
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Andre Iguodala (Knee) is probable; Jordan Poole (Conditioning) is out; Damion Lee, Moses Moody and Draymond Green are out due to health and safety protocols

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – Aaron Wiggins
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Mike Muscala
C – Isaiah Roby

Injury news: Derrick Favors, Darius Bazley, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Tre Mann, Aleksej Pokusevski, Josh Giddey are out due to health and safety protocols

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Alex Len (COVID Protocols) is questionable; Davion Mitchell and Neemias Queta are out due to health and safety protocols


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