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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 29): Fred VanVleet Questionable, Jimmy Butler Probable Saturday

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Scott Audette/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Fred VanVleet #23 of the Toronto Raptors.

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

The Toronto Raptors have listed Fred VanVleet as questionable for Saturday night’s game against the Miami Heat. FVV has missed two games in a row for the Raptors with a sore knee.

On the flip side of that matchup, Jimmy Butler is probable to suit up with a toe injury. Butler was questionable with the same injury in Friday’s game but played 37 minutes and appears to be leaning toward playing tonight.

Seth Curry is questionable Saturday ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers’ games against the Sacramento Kings and could miss his fifth game in a row with sore left ankle. De’Aaron Fox is also questionable after missing three straight games with an ankle injury.

Domantas Sabonis is questionable entering Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks after returning from a four-game absence Friday. Sabonis had been dealing with a left ankle sprain over the past week.

The New Orleans Pelicans will be without Brandon Ingram when they face the Boston Celtics at home tonight. Ingram has missed three games in a row with an ankle injury.

Projected Starting Lineups

Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks (7 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Caris LeVert
SG – Chris Duarte
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Torrey Craig
C – Domantas Sabonis

Injury news: Chris Duarte (Ankle) and Domantas Sabonis (Ankle) are questionable; Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles), Myles Turner (Foot) and Goga Bitadze (Foot) are out

Mavericks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Tim Hardaway Jr. (Foot) and Sterling Brown (Foot) are out

Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7 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

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Josh Hart
SF – Garrett Temple
PF – Herbert Jones
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Devonte’ Graham (Ankle) is probable; Jonas Valanciunas (Illness) is questionable; Brandon Ingram (Ankle) is out

Sacramento Kings vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: De’Aaron Fox (Ankle) and Chimezie Metu (Knee) are questionable; Terence Davis (Wrist) out

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Matisse Thybulle
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Seth Curry (Ankle) is questionable; Shake Milton (Back) is out

Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat (8 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Fred VanVleet
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Scottie Barnes
C – Pascal Siakam

Injury news: Fred VanVleet (Knee) is questionable; Khem Birch (Nose) is out

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Gabe Vincent
SG – Duncan Robinson
SF – Jimmy Butler
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Jimmy Butler (Toe) is questionable; Kyle Lowry (Personal) is out

Washington Wizards vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – John Konchar
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Kyle Anderson (COVID protocols) is questionable; Ziaire Williams (Knee) is doubtful; Tyus Jones (COVID protocols) is out

Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors (8:30 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – Patty Mills
SF – James Harden
PF – Kessler Edwards
C – Nic Claxton

Injury news: Paul Millsap (Personal) is out

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Klay Thompson
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Otto Porter Jr.
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Nemanja Bjelica (Back) is questionable; Andre Iguodala (Hip) and Draymond Green (Back) are out


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