NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (December 6): Giannis Antetokounmpo Questionable, Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler Available Monday

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Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Monday’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: Karl-Anthony and Jaden McDaniels have been cleared to play for the Timberwolves Monday. D’Angelo Russell, Patrick Beverley and Jaylen Nowell have been ruled out.

Jimmy Butler has been cleared to return to the lineup for the Miami Heat. Tobias Harris has been cleared to return to the court as he deals with a non-Covid illness.

The Bulls will be without Alex Caruso for at least a week with a right hamstring injury. George Hill has bee ruled out for the Bucks with a hyperextended knee.


DeMar DeRozan has been ruled out for the Chicago Bulls due to the league’s Covid protocols.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as questionable entering Monday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Antetokounmpo has missed back-to-back games with a calf strain. Jimmy Butler is questionable to play Monday as he continues to deal with a tailbone injury that sidelined him for the past four games.

Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell are questionable to play Monday night. Towns is dealing with a back injury that forced him to miss the Minnesota Timberwolves’ last game and Russell is nursing a sore ankle.

The Washington Wizards have ruled out Spencer Dinwiddie for Monday’s game due to rest.

Tyrese Maxey has been ruled out for the Philadelphia 76ers due to the league’s Covid protocols. Tobias Harris is questionable due to a non-Covid illness after missing the Sixers’ most recent game. Harris did practice but he is a game-time decision entering Monday’s matchup.

Projected Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Shake Milton
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Tobias Harris (Illness) is available; Tyrese Maxey (COVID Protocols) is out

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – James Bouknight
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – Miles Bridges
C – PJ Washington

Injury news: Mason Plumlee (Calf), Cody Martin (Illness) are probable; Ish Smith (COVID Protocols) is out

Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Aaron Holiday
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Montrezl Harrell

Injury news: Spencer Dinwiddie (Rest) is out

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Chris Duarte
SF – Caris LeVert
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Justin Holiday (COVID Protocols) and TJ McConnell (Wrist) are out

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Concussion) is available

Pistons Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Killian Hayes (Thumb) is probable; Frank Jackson (Tibia) is questionable; Cory Joseph (Knee) and Hamidou Diallo (Face) are out

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Tyus Jones
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Ziaire Williams (Knee) is questionable; Brandon Clarke (Knee), Sam Merrill (Ankle) and Kyle Anderson (Back) are out

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Duncan Robinson
SF – Jimmy Butler
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Dewayne Dedmon

Injury news: Jimmy Butler (Glute) is available

Atlanta Hawks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Cam Reddish (Left) Questionable; Bogdan Bogdanovic (Ankle) and De’Andre Hunter (Wrist) are out

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – D’Angelo Russell
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Karl-Anthony Towns (Groin, Back) and Jaden McDaniels (Illness) are available; D’Angelo Russell (Ankle),  Patrick Beverley (Adductor) and Jaylen Nowell (Back) are out

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Dean Wade (Calf) is out

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Bobby Portis

Injury news: Grayson Allen (Illness) is probable; Giannis Antetokounmpo (Calf) is questionable; George Hill (Knee) is out

Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Will Barton (Back) is probable; Zeke Nnaji (Ankle) is questionable; Bol Bol (COVID Protocols), Bones Hyland (COVID Protocols) and Austin Rivers (COVID Protocols) are out

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Troy Brown Jr.
PF – Derrick Jones Jr.
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Alex Caruso (Hamstring), DeMar DeRozan (COVID Protocols), Coby White (COVID Protocols) and Javonte Green (COVID Protocols) are out

San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns (9 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Keita Bates-Diop (Ankle) and Devin Vassell (Quad) are questionable

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Landry Shamet
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Jae Crowder
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Nothing new

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Paul George
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Nothing new

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Smith Jr.
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Norman Powell (Nose) and CJ McCollum (Ribs) are probable; Nassir Little (Ankle) is questionable; Damian Lillard (Abdominal) and Anfernee Simons (Ankle) are out

Orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jalen Suggs (Thumb) is out

Warriors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


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