NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 4): LeBron James Out, Donovan Mitchell Questionable Thursday

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Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Thursday’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

2:30 p.m. ET Update: LeBron James has been ruled out of Thursday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with an abdominal strain.


The Utah Jazz hope to have Donovan Mitchell in the lineup when they face the Atlanta Hawks Thursday night. Mitchell tweaked his right ankle — the same ankle that gave him issues in the postseason — in their last game and is listed as questionable ahead of tonight’s matchup.

Deandre Ayton is questionable to suit up ahead of the Phoenix Suns’ game against the Houston Rockets. Ayton already sat out one game this week with a right leg contusion and was limited in practice on Wednesday.

LeBron James is questionable for the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight. James has played at least 34 minutes in three games since sitting out due to ankle soreness.

Projected Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Furkan Korkmaz
PF – Matisse Thybulle
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Danny Green (Hamstring) and Tobias Harris (COVID Protocols) are out

Pistons Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Utah Jazz vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jared Butler (Illness) and Hassan Whiteside (Ankle) are probable; Royce O’Neale (Ankle) and Donovan Mitchell (Ankle) are questionable

Hawks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Marcus Smart
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Al Horford
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Nothing new

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Duncan Robinson
SF – Jimmy Butler
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: KZ Okpala (Ankle) is questionable; Max Strus (Knee) is out

Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns (10 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: Danuel House (Foot) is out; Daniel Theis (Toe) is questionable

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Cameron Payne (Hamstring) and Deandre Ayton (Knee) are questionable

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Lu Dort (Shoulder) and Gabriel Deck (Foot) are questionable

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Avery Bradley
SF – Kent Bazemore
PF – Carmelo Anthony
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: Wayne Ellington (Hamstring) and Anthony Davis (Knee) and Dwight Howard (Neck) are probable; LeBron James (Ankle) and Kendrick Nunn (Knee) are out


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