NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 15): Jimmy Butler Out, Damian Lillard Questionable Monday

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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

6:30 p.m. ET Update: Jimmy Butler has been ruled out for the Miami Heat as he continues to deal with ankle soreness. Bam Adebayo has also been ruled out. Chris Duarte has been ruled out for the Indiana Pacers with a shoulder injury.

Deandre Ayton has bee cleared to return to the lineup for the Phoenix Suns.


5 p.m. ET Update: Coby White available to make his season debut for the Chicago Bulls Monday after missing the start of the season recovering from a shoulder injury.

Jarrett Allen has been downgraded to doubtful for the Cleveland Cavaliers with an illness. Will Barton is doubtful for the Denver Nuggets with a back injury.

Chris Boucher has been ruled out for the Toronto Raptors with a back injury. Derrick Favors will sit out for the Oklahoma City Thunder due to rest.


Jimmy Butler is questionable ahead of Monday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Butler has missed two games in a row since tweaking his ankle against the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday of last week. If he plays, it would move Tyler Herro back to his bench role.

Damian Lillard is considered day-to-day with an abdominal injury that forced him out of Sunday’s game against the Denver Nuggets. His status ahead of Monday’s game against the Toronto Raptors us up in the air. On the other side of that matchup, Fred VanVleet is questionable with a groin injury. VanVleet was sidelined Saturday after playing 40-plus minutes in three of the Raptors’ past six games.

Bradley Beal has been ruled out of Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans for personal reasons. Beal also missed Sunday’s game against the Orlando Magic.

Projected Starting Lineups

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Marcus Smart
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Al Horford
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Josh Richardson (Knee) and Al Horford (Back) are active; Jaylen Brown (Hamstring) is out

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Cedi Osman
PF – Dean Wade
C – Evan Mobley

Injury news: Jarrett Allen (Illness) is doubtful; Kevin Love (COVID Protocols), Lauri Markkanen (COVID Protocols) and Lamar Stevens (Ankle) are out

Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons (7:30 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Pistons Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Kelly Olynyk (Knee) is out

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Brandon Ingram (Hip) will play on a minutes limit; Zion Williamson (Foot) is out

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SG – Aaron Holiday
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Daniel Gafford

Injury news: Rui Hachimura (Conditioning) and Bradley Beal (Personal) are out; Davis Bertans (Ankle) remains sideline for another week

Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – R.J. Hampton
SF – Franz Wagner
PF – Wendell Carter Jr.
C – Mo Bamba

Injury news: Jalen Suggs (Ankle) is out

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Kevin Huerter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: De’Andre Hunter (Wrist) is out

Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Justin Holiday
SF – Caris LeVert
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner
Injury news: Chris Duarte (Ankle) is out

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Evan Fournier
SF – RJ Barrett
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Nerlens Noel (Knee) is out

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

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Monte Morris
SG – Austin Rivers
SF – Aaron Gordon
PF – Jeff Green
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Will Barton (Back) is doubtful; Zeke Nnaji (Ankle) is probable

Mavericks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Maxi Kleber (Oblique) is out

Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 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: Kevin Porter Jr. (Thigh) is probable; Eric Gordon (Groin) is questionable

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Deandre Ayton (Leg) is Active, Abdel Nader (Knee) is probable

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – D’Angelo Russell
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Nothing new

Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Tyler Herro
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Dewayne Dedmon

Injury news: Bam Adebayo (Knee), Jimmy Butler (Ankle) and Markieff Morris (Neck) is out

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – Josh Giddey
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Injury news: Darius Bazley (Foot) is questionable; Derrick Favors (Rest) is out

Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Goran Dragic
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Scottie Barnes
C – Pascal Siakam

Injury news: Fred VanVleet (Groin), Chris Boucher (Back), and Precious Achiuwa (Shoulder) are questionable; Yuta Watanabe (Calf) is out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Anfernee Simons
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Damian Lillard (Abdomen) is day-to-day

Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Javonte Green
C – Tony Bradley

Injury news: Nothing new

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Avery Bradley
SF – Talen Horton-Tucker
PF – Carmelo Anthony
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: Anthony Davis (Thumb) is probable


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