NBA Injury Report & Starting Lineups (Dec. 22): Draymond Green Out, James Wiseman to Start

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Below are the projected starting lineups for each NBA team for Tuesday’s opening night slate, along with notable news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out the NBA Insiders lineups page.

Injury News

There is key injury news for both matchups on opening night. Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green was ruled out of Tuesday’s matchup with the Brooklyn Nets with a sore right foot.

Per our NBA Insiders tool:

“An MRI came back clean for Green and coach Kerr said it’s ‘not a long-term thing’, but added that he may miss the first couple games of the season.”

Rookie center James Wiseman will start in his first NBA game. Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris has also been ruled out of tonight’s matchup with the Lakers as he deals with a sore right knee. Either newly acquired forward Nicolas Batum or backup big man Patrick Patterson will fill in at the 4 spot.

Be sure to check the NBA Insiders Tool for real time updates.

Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets (7 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Eric Paschall
C – James Wiseman

Injury news: Draymond Green (foot) is out.

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SF – Joe Harris
PF – Kevin Durant
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: None


LA Clippers at LA Lakers (10 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Patrick Patterson
C – Serge Ibaka

Injury news: Marcus Morris (knee) is out. Nicolas Batum and Patrick Patterson are options to replace him.

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: None.

Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 9 a.m. ET, Justin Phan is seeing value on Tuesday’s Clippers vs. Lakers matchup. To see his analysis on those picks, sign up for our NBA Insiders Tool.

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