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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (December 11): Alex Caruso Active, Jaren Jackson Jr. Doubtful

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (December 11): Alex Caruso Active, Jaren Jackson Jr. Doubtful article feature image
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Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Alex Caruso #6 of the Chicago Bulls.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Saturday’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: Duncan Robinson will play vs. the Bulls, while Caleb Martin’s been ruled out.


4:30 p.m. ET Update: Grizzlies star big Jaren Jackson Jr. is doubtful vs. the Rockets. As for Houston, it’ll be without Kevin Porter Jr., Danuel House Jr. and Eric Gordon.

Bulls guard Alex Caruso is active, but Ayo Dosunmu and Stanley Johnson (Health Protocols) are both out.


1 p.m. ET Update: Kyle Kuzma has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz due to health and safety protocols.

Dillon Brooks, who had been out due to health and safety protocols, is expected to be available for the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday.


76ers big man Joel Embiid’s status is unclear for Saturday’s game against the Warriors after suffering a rib injury in the previous contest. He told reporters after the game that he “started not breathing right. So I needed to check it out.”

He ultimately told reporters he should be fine, but Embiid did miss nine straight games in November due to COVID, before playin in six consecutive entering the weekend.

Embiid, who’s averaging 24.1 points per game this season, has poured in at least 28 in three of the last four. Andre Iguodala is questionable to play Saturday in Philadelphia. He hasn’t played since Nov. 18.

Elsewhere, Bulls first-year guard Alex Caruso is questionable for a big-time, regular-season showdown against Miami. Rookie Ayo Dosunmu has seen roughly 76 minutes across the last two contests with the former Laker sidelined. In the same contest, Heat sharpshooter Duncan Robinson (Quad) is questionable to suit up.

Paul George will miss his second game in a row with an elbow injury.

Projected Starting Lineups

Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers (3:30 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Clippers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nic Batum (Ankle) and Paul George (Elbow) are out

Utah Jazz at Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Rudy Gay (Personal) is questionable; Udoka Azubuike (Ankle) is out

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Davis Bertans
C – Daniel Gafford

Injury news: Kyle Kuzma (Health and Safety) is out

Sacramento Kings at Cleveland Cavaliers (8 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Terence Davis
PF – Harrison Barnes
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Richaun Holmes (Eye) is out

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Lauri Markkanen
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Nothing new

Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat (8 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo  Ball
SG – Alex Caruso
SF – Zach Lavine
PF – Troy Brown Jr.
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Coby White (Illness), Ayo Dosunmu (Health Protocolos) and DeMar DeRozan (Illness) are out;

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Tyler Herro
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – P.J. Tucker
C – Dewayne Dedmon

Injury news: Markieff Morris (Neck), Victor Oladipo (Quad), Bam Adebayo (Thumb), Jimmy Butler (Tailbone) and Caleb Martin (Knee) are out

Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Armoni Brooks
SG – Garrison Matthews
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – Daniel Theis
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: Kevin Porter Jr. (Thigh), Eric Gordon (Groin) and Danuel House Jr. (Ankle) are out.

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Tyus Jones
SG – De’Anthony Melton
SF – Desmond  Bane
PF – Kyle Anderson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Ziaire Williams (Knee), Brandon Clarke (Knee), Dillon Brooks (Illness), Ja Morant (Knee) are out. Jaren Jackson Jr. (Ankle) is doubtful.

Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers (8:30 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Andre Iguodala (Knee) is probable

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Joel Embiid (Ribs) and Tyrese Maxey (Head) are questionable.

Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Austin Rivers (COVID) is out

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – Doug McDermott
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Keldon Johnson (Ankle) is probable


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