NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (October 20): Jaylen Brown Questionable for Celtics on Opening Night

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Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Wednesday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. 

NBA Injury News

The NBA ‘s 75th season begins for 22 teams on Wednesday night, and we have all of the injury updates for each team below.

Most notably, Jaylen Brown is questionable to play for the Celtics, Cade Cunningham is out for the Pistons, and Zion Williamson remains out for the Pelicans.

Be sure to check the Action Labs NBA page for real-time updates.

Projected Starting Lineups

Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Justin Holiday
SF – Jeremy Lamb
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Jeremy Lamb (Wrist) is questionable, Justin Holiday (Ankle) is questionable, Caris LeVert (Back) is out, Malcolm Brogdon (Shoulder) is probable, Kelan Martin (Hamstring) is out

Hornets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Terry Rozier (Ankle) is probable, Miles Bridges (Knee) is probable

Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Patrick Williams
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Troy Brown Jr. (Illness) is questionable

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Josh Jackson
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Cade Cunningham (Ankle) is out

Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Cassius Winston (Hamstring) is out, Devontae Shuler (Personal) is questionable, Rui Hachimura (COVID Protocols) is out

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Goran Dragic
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Precious Achiuwa
C – Khem Birch

Injury news: Chris Boucher (Finger) is questionable, Yuta Watanabe (Calf) is out

Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Marcus Smart
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Jaylen Brown
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Al Horford (COVID Protocols) is out, Jaylen Brown (COVID Protocols) is questionable

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Evan Fournier
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Nerlens Noel (Knee) is doubtful

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Collin Sexton
SG – Darius Garland
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Dean Wade (Ankle) is doubtful, Dylan Windler (Hip) is out

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – De’Anthony Melton
SF – Desmond Bane
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Dillon Brooks (Hand) is out

Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Jalen Green
SG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SF – Eric Gordon
PF – Christian Wood
C – Daniel Theis

Injury news: Danuel House (Personal) is questionable

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – D’Angelo Russell
SG – Anthony Edwards
SF – Jaden McDaniels
PF – Josh Okogie
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Patrick Beverley (Suspension) is out, Jordan McLaughlin (Groin) is questionable, Jaylen Nowell (Back) is questionable

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Ben Simmons (Personal) is out, Shake Milton (Ankle) is out

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Naji Marshall
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Zion Williamson (foot) is out

Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: E’Twaun Moore (Knee) is out, Chuma Okeke (Hip) is out

Spurs Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jock Landale (Concussion) is questionable

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Josh Giddey
SG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Isaiah Roby

Injury news: Nothing New

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Eric Paschall (Finger) is probable, Trent Forrest (Concussion) is out

Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Monte Morris
SG – Will Barton
SF – Michael Porter Jr.
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Vlatko Cancar (Hip) is probable

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Dario Saric (torn ACL) is out

Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing New

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Tony Snell (Foot) is out


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