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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (February 5): LeBron James Cleared to Play, De’Aaron Fox Questionable Saturday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (February 5): LeBron James Cleared to Play, De’Aaron Fox Questionable Saturday article feature image

Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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

7:45 p.m. ET Update: LeBron James has been cleared to return to the lineup for the Lakers Saturday.

4:30 p.m ET Update: Ja Morant has been cleared to play Saturday despite a sore foot.

LeBron James has been upgraded to a game-time decision for tonight’s primetime game against the Knicks.

Lu Dort and Isaiah Roby have been ruled out for the Thunder.

Ja Morant is listed as questionable with a foot injury ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies’ matchup against the Orlando Magic.

The Los Angeles Lakers have listed LeBron James as doubtful for their game against the New York Knicks. Carmelo Anthony has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

The Miami Heat have listed Max Strus and PJ Tucker as questionable. Caleb Martin and Jimmy Butler are expected to play.

De’Aaron Fox is again listed as questionable for the Sacramento Kings ahead of their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Fox has missed seven games in a row with an ankle injury. Marvin Bagley is also questionable entering the matchup with an ankle injury.

Projected Starting Lineups

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Orlando Magic (5 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Ja Morant (Foot) is available

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Duncan Robinson
SF – Jimmy Butler
PF – P.J. Tucker
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Jimmy Butler (Toe) is probable; Caleb Martin (Achilles) is probable; Max Strus (Quad) and PJ Tucker (Knee) are questionable

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – Miles Bridges
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Jaden McDaniels (Ankle) is out

Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Cameron Payne (Wrist) is out

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SG – Aaron Holiday
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Thomas Bryant

Injury news: Bradley Beal (Wrist) is out

New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Lakers (8:30 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Evan Fournier
PF – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Noel

Injury news: Nothing new

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Malik Monk
SF – Avery Bradley
PF – Stanley Johnson
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: Anthony Davis (Wrist) is probable; LeBron James (Knee) is available; Carmelo Anthony (Hamstring) and Kendrick Nunn (Knee) are out

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Josh Giddey
SG – Tre Mann
SF – Kenrich Williams
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Mamadi Diakite

Injury news: Isaiah Roby (Ankle) and Lu Dort (Face) are out

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – Davion Mitchell
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Marvin Bagley
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Marvin Bagley (Ankle) and De’Aaron Fox (Ankle) are questionable

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: George Hill (Neck) is out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Anfernee Simons
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – CJ Elleby
PF – Tony Snell
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Larry Nance Jr (Knee) is out

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