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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 3): Kristaps Porzingis Out, Draymond Green Expected to Return Monday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 3): Kristaps Porzingis Out, Draymond Green Expected to Return Monday article feature image
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Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Dallas Mavericks.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Monday’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

Khris Middleton is questionable again ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks’ home matchup against the Detroit Pistons. Middleton sat out their last game on New Year’s Day for personal reason.

Brandon Ingram is questionable to play tonight against the Utah Jazz as he continues to deal with an Achilles injury. Ingram has missed back-to-back games due to soreness.

LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable to play against the Memphis Grizzlies due to a sore right foot. Aldridge played two games after missing the previous five games for the Nets.

Draymond Green is expected to play for the Golden State Warriors after clearing health and safety protocols over the weekend.

Kristaps Porzingis has entered health and safety protocols and has been ruled out for the Dallas Mavericks ahead of the matchup with the Denver Nuggets Monday.

Projected Starting Lineups

Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Jalen Green
SG – Eric Gordon
SF – Garrison Matthews
PF – Jae’Sean Tate
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: Eric Gordon (Hamstring) is questionable; Alperen Sengun (Ankle) is out; Armoni Brooks and Dejon Jarreau are out due to health and safety protocols

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Danny Green
SF – Tobias Harris
PF – Seth Curry
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Matisse Thybulle (COVID Protocols) is questionable; Myles Powell and Jaden Springer are out due to health and safety protocols

Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Terry Rozier
SG – LaMelo Ball
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – Miles Bridges
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: PJ Washington, Cameron McGriff, Vernon Carey and Scottie Lewis 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: Montrezl Harrell, Spencer Dinwiddie, Raul Neto, Thomas Bryant, Rui Hachimura, Aaron Holiday, Brad Wanamaker and Anthony Gill are out due to health and safety protocols

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Ziaire Williams (Ankle) is doubtful; Sam Merrill (Ankle) is out; Kyle Anderson, Dillon Brooks, John Konchar, Xavier Tillman, Jarrett Culver, De’Anthony Melton and Shaq Buchanan 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: LaMarcus Aldridge (Foot) is questionable; Kyrie Irving (Conditioning) is out

Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Cole Anthony (Ankle) and Jalen Suggs (Thumb) are out; Robin Lopez and Chuma Okeke are out due to health and safety protocols

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – DeMar DeRozan
SF – Derrick Jones Jr.
PF – Zach LaVine
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Alex Caruso (Foot), Javonte Green (Adductor) and Tyler Cook (Ankle) are out; Tony Bradley and Marko Simonovic are out due to health and safety protocols

Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Hamidou Diallo
SF – Cade Cunningham
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Luka Garza

Injury news: Jerami Grant (Thumb), Frank Jackson (Ankle), Derrick Walton Jr. (Undisclosed) and Isaiah Livers (Foot) are out; Isaiah Stewart and Cory Joseph are out due to health and safety protocols

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Khris Middleton (Personal) is questionable; Donte DiVincenzo (Ankle) is out; Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Semi Ojeleye are out due to health and safety protocols

Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Hassan Whiteside (Concussion) and Eric Paschall (Personal) are questionable

Pelicans Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Brandon Ingram (Achilles) and Josh Hart (Ankle) are questionable; Jonas Valanciunas (Conditioning) is questionable; Tomas Satoransky is out due to health and safety protocols

Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Facundo Campazzo
SG – Will Barton
SF – Vlatko Cancar
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Vlatko Cancar (Nose) and Austin Rivers (Thumb) are probable; Markus Howard (Knee) is out; Jeff Green, Monte Morri, Nah’Shon Hyland and Zeke Nnaji are out due to health and safety protocols

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Reggie Bullock
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Dwight Powell

Injury news: Willie Cauley-Stein (Personal) is out; Kristaps Porzingis (Rest) is out; Brandon Knight, Isaiah Thomas, Trey Burke, Boban Marjanovic and Jaquori McLaughlin are out due to health and safety protocols

Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Jimmy Butler
SF – Caleb Martin
PF – Tyler Herro
C – Omer Yurtseven

Injury news: Markieff Morris (Neck), Dewayne Dedmon (Knee) and KZ Okpala (Wrist) are out; Udonis Haslem, Marcus Garrett, Zylan Cheatham, Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Duncan Robinson and PJ Tucker are out due to health and safety protocols

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Jordan Poole
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: James Wiseman is out due to health and safety protocols

Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Delon Wright
SG – Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
SF – Cam Reddish
PF – Trae Young
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Cam Reddish (Ankle) is probable; Delon Wright (Conditioning), Danilo Gallinari (Conditioning), Kevin Huerter (Conditioning), Onyeka Okongwu (Conditioning), Sharife Cooper, (Conditioning) and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (Conditioning) are day-to-day; Gorgui Dieng, John Collins, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Jalen Johnson, Malcolm Hill and Malik Ellison are out due to health and safety protocols

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Nassir Little
SG – Anfernee Simons
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Larry Nance Jr.
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Damian Lillard (Rest) is out; CJ McCollum (Lungs) is out indefinitely; Ben McLemore (Conditioning), Robert Covington (Conditioning), Dennis Smith Jr. (Conditioning) and Nassir Little (Ankle) are probable; Jusuf Nurkic (Conditioning) and Cody Zeller (Conditioning) are doubtful; Brandon Williams and Trendon Watford are out due to health and safety protocols

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Naz Reid

Injury news: McKinley Wright (Conditioning) is out; D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns are out due to health and safety protocols

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Eric Blesoe
SF – Terance Mann
PF – Amir Coffey
C – Serge Ibaka

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


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