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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 27): Domantas Sabonis, Pascal Siakam Questionable for Wednesday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 27): Domantas Sabonis, Pascal Siakam Questionable for Wednesday article feature image

Abbie Parr/Getty Images. Pictured: Domantas Sabonis #11 of the Indiana Pacers.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Wednesday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out our Action Labs NBA lineups page.

Wednesday’s NBA Injury News

The key news to watch for Wednesday’s 12-game slate is the status of Indiana Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis.

Per our NBA Insiders injury dashboard:

Sabonis is officially listed questionable in advance of Wednesday’s game. An MRI revealed no structural damage to his knee after suffering a contusion on Monday, and he’s expected to be day-to-day according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Sabonis was limited to just 11 minutes on Monday due to the injury.

The Dallas Mavericks are expected to get a chunk of their rotation back on Wednesday ahead of their matchup with the Utah Jazz. Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell have been to questionable after missing multiple games due to health and safety protocols.

Pascal Siakam is officially questionable heading into Wednesday’s game with the Milwaukee Bucks. He has missed each of the last two games due to left knee swelling.

The Minnesota Timberwolves hope to get D’Angelo Russell back in the lineup Wednesday for their game against the Golden State Warriors. Russell is questionable with a quad injury and has missed the Wolves’ past two games.

Be sure to check the Action Labs NBA page for real time updates.

Wednesday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies (PPD)

This game has been postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 contact tracing.

Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Pacer Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Justin Holiday
SF – Doug McDermott
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Domantas Sabonis (Knee) is questionable.

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – PJ Washington
C – Bismack Biyombo

Injury news: Nothing new

Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Delon Wright
SG – Wayne Ellington
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Blake Griffin (rest) is out.

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Larry Nance Jr.
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Larry Nance Jr. (wrist) is questionable

Sacramento Kings vs. Orlando Magic (7 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Buddy Hield
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Marvin Bagley
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Hassan Whiteside (hip) is probable.

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Evan Fournier
SF – James Ennis
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Michael Carter-Williams (foot) is questionable

Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Donte DiVincenzo
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news: Nothing new

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Pascal Siakam
C – Aron Baynes

Injury news: Pascal Siakam (Knee) is questionable

Denver Nuggets vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Jamal Murray
SG – Gary Harris
SF – Will Barton
PF – Paul Millsap
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: PJ Dozier (hamstring) is out

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Tyler Herro
SG – Duncan Robinson
SF – KZ Okpala
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Tyler Herro (Neck), Goran Dragic (groin), Gabe Vincent (ankle), and Avery Bradley (health protocols) are questionable, Moe Harkless, Jimmy Butler (health protocols), Meyers Leonard (shoulder), and Chris Silva (hip) are out.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks (8:30 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – James Harden
SF – Joe Harris
PF – Kevin Durant
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Nothing new

Hawks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – LeBron James
PF – Anthony Davis
C – Marc Gasol

Injury news: Anthony Davis (Ankle) is probable, LeBron James (Ankle) is questionable.

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Ben Simmons
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Seth Curry (Ankle) is probable

Boston Celtics at San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Marcus Smart
SF – Jaylen Brown
PF – Jayson Tatum
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Nothing new

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Lonnie Walker
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – LaMarcus Aldridge

Injury news: Nothing new

Washington Wizards at New Orleans Pelicans (9 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Raul Neto
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Isaac Bonga
PF – Anthony Gill
C – Robin Lopez

Injury news: Russell Westbrook (rest) is doubtful.

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Zion Williamson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Nothing new

Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns (9 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – George Hill
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Al Horford (Personal) is questionable, George Hill (Personal) is questionable

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Mikal Bridges
SF – Jae Crowder
PF – Cam Johnson
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Devin Booker (calf), Dario Saric (health protocols), and Damian Jones (health protocols) are out.

Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Jalen Brunson
SF – Tim Hardaway Jr.
PF – Kristaps Porzingis
C – Willie Cauley-Stein

Injury news: Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell are questionable due to health and safety prototcol.

Utah Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – D’Angelo Russell
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Josh Okogie
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Naz Reid

Injury news: D’Angelo Russell (quad) is questionable, Jarrett Culver (ankle) is out.

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Nothing new

Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 9 a.m. ET, Justin Phan sees betting value in three Wednesday games, including Mavericks vs. Pistons. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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