NBA Injury News & Projected Starting Lineups: Latest on Clippers, Heat, More (Thursday, Aug. 6)

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Aug 06, 2020, 12:37 PM EDT

Below are the projected starting lineups for each NBA team for Thursday’s six-game slate, along with notable news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out the NBA Labs Insiders tool.

Last updated Thursday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Thursday, August 6

  • Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic – Tim Hardaway Jr. – Dorian Finney-Smith – Kristaps Porzingis – Maxi Kleber
  • Denver Nuggets: Jamal Murray – Torrey Craig – Michael Porter Jr. – Paul Millsap – Nikola Jokic
  • Houston Rockets: Russell Westbrook – James Harden – Danuel House – Robert Covington – PJ Tucker
  • Indiana Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon – Aaron Holiday – Victor Oladipo – TJ Warren – Myles Turner
  • Los Angeles Clippers: Reggie Jackson – Kawhi Leonard – Paul George – Marcus Morris – Ivica Zubac
  • Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Danny Green – Anthony Davis – JaVale McGee
  • Miami Heat: Kendrick Nunn – Duncan Robinson – Jae Crowder – Bam Adebayo – Kelly Olynyk
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Eric Bledsoe – Wes Matthews – Khris Middleton – Giannis Antetokounmpo – Brook Lopez
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Lonzo Ball – Jrue Holiday – Brandon Ingram – Zion Williamson – Derrick Favors
  • Phoenix Suns: Ricky Rubio – Devin Booker – Mikal Bridges – Cam Johnson – Deandre Ayton
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard – CJ McCollum – Carmelo Anthony – Zach Collins – Jusuf Nurkic
  • Sacramento Kings: De’Aaron Fox – Bogdan Bogdanovic – Harrison Barnes – Nemanja Bjelica – Richaun Holmes

Injury News

  • Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry (leg) is doubtful.
  • Denver Nuggets: Jamal Murray (hamstring), Will Barton (knee) and Gary Harris (hip) are TBD.
  • Houston Rockets: Eric Gordon (ankle) remains out. Russell Westbrook (quad) is questionable.
  • Indiana Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon (cervical) and Goga Bitadze (knee) are questionable.
  • Los Angeles Clippers: Patrick Beverley (calf) and Montrezl Harrell (personal) are out.
  • Los Angeles Lakers: Dwight Howard (knee) is TBD.
  • Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler (foot) is out. Goran Dragic (ankle) is questionable.
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Wes Matthews (calf) is TBD.
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Nothing new.
  • Phoenix Suns: Aron Baynes (knee) is out. Kelly Oubre (knee) is doubtful.
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Nothing new.
  • Sacramento Kings: Nothing new.
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