NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 2): Kristaps Porzingis Out, Brandon Ingram Doubtful Tuesday

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Troy Fields/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Dallas Mavericks.

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

1:30 p.m. ET Update: Kristaps Porzingis has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the Heat with back tightness. Trey Burke is also out due to COVID protocols.


Bam Adebayo is listed as questionable for Tuesday with a bruised left knee ahead of the Miami Heat’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. The injury kept Adebayo out of Miami’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday but he has since returned to practice. On the other side of that matchup, Kristaps Porzingis is questionable with a tight lower back. Porzingis has missed the past three games with the injury.

Brandon Ingram, who sat out the New Orleans Pelicans’ most recent game with a hip injury, is questionable ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Devonte’ Graham is also questionable with an adductor injury. This is the first game of back-to-back set for the Pels and the start of a four-game road trip, so it will be interesting to see how the approach this situation. Suns center Deandre Ayton is also questionable for this game with a right lower leg contusion.

The Milwaukee Bucks will be without Khris Middleton for their game against the Detroit Pistons, his second straight game missed. Middleton sat out Sunday with a reported non-COVID illness, but has been ruled out for health and safety protocols. The Bucks are still without starters Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez are dealing with knee and back issues respectively. Giannis Antetokounmpo is probable to play as he manages a sore left knee.

LeBron James is listed as questionable as we continue to monitor his ankle ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers’ matchup with the Houston Rockets. Anthony Davis is listed as probable with knee soreness. Dwight Howard is questionable with neck stiffness after missing Sunday’s game.

Projected Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – George Hill
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Pat Connaughton
PF – Thanasis Antetokounmpo
C – Giannis Antetokounmpo

Injury news: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Knee), Rodney Hood (Hand) and Grayson Allen (Knee) are probable; Brook Lopez (Back), Jrue Holiday (Ankle), Semi Ojeleye (Rest) and Khris Middleton (COVID Protocols) are out

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Cade Cunningham
SF – Jerami Grant
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Saddiq Bey (Ankle) is probable

Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Bam Adebayo (Knee) is questionable; Max Strus (Knee) is out

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Dorian Finney-Smith
C – Dwight Powell

Injury news: Trey Burke (COVID protocols), Kristaps Porzingis (Back) and Maxi Kleber (Back) are out

Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Garrett Temple (Ankle), Devonte’ Graham (Adductor) are doubtful; Brandon Ingram (Hip) is doubtful; Zion Williamson (Foot) is out

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Cameron Payne (Hamstring) is out; Deandre Ayton (Leg) is questionable

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Daniel Theis (Toe) and Jae’Sean Tate (Ankle) are questionable; Danuel House (Foot) is out

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Avery Bradley
SF – Kent Bazemore
PF – LeBron James
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: Anthony Davis (Knee) is probable; Wayne Ellington (Hamstring), LeBron James (Ankle), Dwight Howard (Neck) are questionable; Kendrick Nunn (Knee) is out


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