NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 1): Brandon Ingram Out, Aaron Gordon Questionable Saturday

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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

5:30 p.m. ET Update: Brandon Ingram has been ruled out due to a sore Achilles.


The Milwaukee Bucks will be without Khris Middleton Saturday when the face the New Orleans Pelicans for personal reasons.

On the other side of that matchup, Brandon Ingram is questionable to play with a sore Achilles. The injury kept him out of their last game and he played just eight minutes in the matchup prior before being sidelined.

The Chicago Bulls have listed Javonte Green as doubtful ahead of their game against the Washington Wizards. Green is dealing with an adductor injury and the game is the second leg of a road back-to-back after they just played in Indiana on Friday night.

Aaron Gordon is questionable to return to the court Saturday as he nurses a sore hamstring. Gordon sat out three games with the injury, not including their postponed game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.

Dejounte Murray has cleared health and safety protocols but is out for conditioning.

Projected Starting Lineups

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks (6:30 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Josh Hart
SF – Nickeil Alexander-Walker
PF – Herbert Jones
C – Willy Hernangomez

Injury news: Josh Hart (Ankle) is probable; Brandon Ingram (Achilles) is out; Jonas Valanciunas (COVID Protocols) is out

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Pat Connaughton
SF – Grayson Allen
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Bobby Portis

Injury news: Khris Middleton (Personal) is out; Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Semi Ojeleye have been ruled out due to health and safety protocols

San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Tre Jones
SG – Derrick White
SF – Keita Bates-Diop
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Drew Eubanks (Back) and Keita Bates-Diop (Hamstring) are questionable; Dejounte Murray (Conditioning) is out; Doug McDermott, and Lonnie Walker are out due to health and safety protocols

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Derrick Walton Jr.
SG – Cassius Stanley
SF – Hamidou Diallo
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Luka Garza

Injury news: Jerami Grant (Thumb), Isaiah Livers (Foot) and Frank Jackson (Ankle) are out; Trey Lyles, Cory Joseph, Rodney McGruder, Josh Jackson, Saben Lee, Isaiah Stewart, Cade Cunningham and Killian Hayes are out due to health and safety protocols

Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Troy Brown Jr.
PF – DeMar DeRozan
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Javonte Green (Adductor) is doubtful; Alex Caruso (Foot) and Alfonzo McKinnie (Conditioning) are out; Lonzo Ball, Tony Bradley and Marko Simonovic are out due to 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: Davis Bertans (Illness) is out; Montrezl Harrell, Spencer Dinwiddie, Raul Neto, Thomas Bryant, Rui Hachimura, Aaron Holiday and Brad Wanamaker are out due to health and safety protocols

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Terance Mann
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Serge Ibaka

Injury news: Nicolas Batum (Ankle) is out; Luke Kennard, Ivica Zubac, Moses Wright, BJ Boston and Jay Scrubb are out due to health and safety protocols

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Patty Mills
SG – James Harden
SF – DeAndre Bembry
PF – Kevin Durant
C – LaMarcus Aldridge

Injury news: Nothing new

Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Facundo Campazzo
SG – Austin Rivers
SF – Will Barton
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Vlatko Cancar (Illness), Austin Rivers (Thumb) and Aaron Gordon (Hamstring) are questionable; Markus Howard (Knee) is out; Monte Morris, Nah’Shon Hyland, Zeke Nnaji and Jeff Green are out due to health and safety protocols

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Alperen Sengun (Ankle) is doubtful; DJ Augustin, Garrison Mathews and Dejon Jarreau are out due to health and safety protocols

Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Jordan Poole
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Otto Porter
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Draymond Green and Damion Lee are out due to health and safety protocols

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Joe Ingles (Back), Eric Paschall (Personal) and Udoka Azubuike (Ankle) are out


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