NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 30): Deandre Ayton Questionable, Dejounte Murray Out

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 30): Deandre Ayton Questionable, Dejounte Murray Out article feature image

Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Sunday'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

LeBron James will sit out his third straight game with knee soreness when the Los Angeles Lakers face the Atlanta Hawks. Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook will suit up.

Aaron Gordon is questionable to play for the Denver Nuggets due to an illness ahead of their matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. Will Barton, also dealing with an illness, is probable to start.

The Phoenix Suns hope to have Deandre Ayton, Jae Crowder and JaVale McGee back in the lineup Sunday. All three are questionable. On the other side of that matchup, the San Antonio Spurs will be without Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl and Derrick White.

Projected Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Atlanta Hawks (1 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Malik Monk
SF – Avery Bradley
PF – Stanley Johnson
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: Russell Westbrook (Knee), Anthony Davis (Wrist) and Malik Monk (Groin) are available; LeBron James (Knee) is out

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – De'Andre Hunter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Trae Young (Hip) and De'Andre Hunter (Ankle) are available

L.A. Clippers vs. Charlotte Hornets (1 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Amir Coffey
SF – Terance Mann
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Nic Batum (Back) is out

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Cody Martin
PF – Miles Bridges
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Gordon Hayward (COVID protocols), Kelly Oubre (Ankle) and Jalen McDaniels are out

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Chicago Bulls (3:30 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Dennis Smith Jr. (Leg) and Norman Powell (Knee) are probable; CJ Elleby (Hamstring) Nassir Little (Shoulder) and Larry Nance Jr. (Knee) are out

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Ayo Dosunmu
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Javonte Green
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Derrick Jones Jr. (Finger) Lonzo Ball (Knee) and Alex Caruso (Wrist) are out

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons (6 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Dean Wade
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Lauri Markkanen (Ankle) is out

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Cory Joseph
SG – Cade Cunningham
SF – Hamidou Diallo
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Josh Jackson (Spine) is questionable; Jerami Grant (Conditioning), and Kelly Olynyk (Conditioning) are out

Dallas Mavericks vs. Orlando Magic (7 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Jalen Brunson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Kristaps Porzingis

Injury news: Kristaps Porzingis (Knee), Tim Hardaway Jr. (Foot) and Sterling Brown (Foot) are out

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Jalen Suggs
SF – Franz Wagner
PF – Wendell Carter Jr.
C – Mo Bamba

Injury news: Nothing new

Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (7 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Monte Morris
SG – Will Barton
SF – Jeff Green
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Will Barton (Illness) is probable; Aaron Gordon (Illness) and DeMarcus Cousins (Foot) are questionable

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Rodney Hood (Achilles) is doubtful; George Hill (Neck) is doubtful

Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Mike Conley
SG – Joe Ingles
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O'Neale
C – Hassan Whiteside

Injury news: Trent Forrest (Ankle) is questionable; Donovan Mitchell (Concussion) and Rudy Gobert (Calf) are out

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: D'Angel Russell (Shin), Josh Okogie (Quad), Leandro Bolmaro (Ankle) and Patrick Beverly (Ankle) are questionable

San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns (8 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Tre Jones
SG – Devin Vassell
SF – Doug McDermott
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Drew Eubanks

Injury news: Dejounte Murray (Knee), Derrick White (Rest), Jakob Poeltl (Back) and Keita Bates-Diop (COVID) protocols are out

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Deandre Ayton (Ankle), Jae Crowder (Wrist) and JaVale McGee (Knee) are questionable; Cameron Payne (Wrist) is out

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