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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (December 16): Christian Wood and Malcolm Brogdon Out Thursday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (December 16): Christian Wood and Malcolm Brogdon Out Thursday article feature image

Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets.

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

6:30 p.m. ET Update: Christian Wood has been ruled out for the second straight game with a knee injury. Malcolm Brogdon will miss Thursday’s game with an Achilles injury. Torrey Craig has been cleared to play.

2:30 p.m. ET Update: Spencer Dinwiddie has been ruled out for injury management.

Tonight’s NBA injury report is brief with just four games and the common thread is COVID. The Nets seven players who are all currently in the league’s health and safety protocols. And the New York Knicks added Kevin Knox to the list of players who will be out due to health and safety protocols on Thursday.

Torrey Craig is listed as questionable for the Indiana Pacers Thursday with an illness after he sat out on the front end of their back-to-back set last night.

Christian Wood, who also missed a game for the Houston Rockets Wednesday on the front end of a back-to-back, is questionable to play with knee tendinitis. Wood was expected to miss both games but was upgraded this afternoon.

Projected Starting Lineups

Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Cade Cunningham
SF – Josh Jackson
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Hamidou Diallo (Face), Killian Hayes (Thumb) and Cory Joseph (Thumb) are available; Jerami Grant (Thumb) is out

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Brad Wannamaker
SG – Justin Holiday
SF – Caris LeVert
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Torrey Craig (Illness) is available; Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) is out

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jaden Springer (Concussion) Georges Niang (COVID Protocols) and Furkan Korkmaz (Illness) are out

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Patty Mills
SG – Cam Thomas
SF – Kessler Edwards
PF – Kevin Durant
C – Nic Claxton
Injury news: LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, James Harden, James Johnson, DeAndre Bembry, Jevon Carter, Bruce Brown are out due to the league’s health and safety protocols

Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors (PPD)

Raptors-Bulls likely postponed Thursday as well.

— FantasyLabs NBA (@FantasyLabsNBA) December 13, 2021

New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Derrick Rose
SG – Alec Burks
SF – Evan Fournier
PF – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Noel

Injury news: Kevin Knox, Obi Toppin and RJ Barrett are out due to the league’s health and safety protocols

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – DJ Augustin
SG – Armoni Brooks
SF – Garrison Mathews
PF – Jae’Sean Tate
C – Daniel Theis

Injury news: (Eric Gordon (Groin), Christian Wood (Knee), Danuel House (Ankle), Kevin Porter Jr. (Thigh) and Jalen Green (Hamstring) are out

Washington Wizards vs. Phoenix Suns (9 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Raul Neto
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Daniel Gafford

Injury news: Spencer Dinwiddie (Rest) is Out

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Landry Shamet
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Jae Crowder
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Jalen Smith (Illness) is available

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