NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (December 1): Jaylen Brown Cleared to Play, Jimmy Butler Out Wednesday

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NBA Injury News

6:30 p.m. ET Update: Tyler Herro is available Wednesday, despite general body soreness. Jimmy Butler is out Wednesday due to a tailbone contusion. Cam Reddish out Wednesday due to a sprained left wrist.

Jaylen Brown will play Wednesday as he continues to recover from a strained right hamstring. Anthony Edwards will play through a non-COVID illness. Myles Turner will return to the floor after missing a game with an illness.

The Portland Trail Blazers announced that Damian Lillard will be out at least 10 days due to a lingering abdominal injury.


The Miami Heat have announced that Bam Adebayo will undergo surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right thumb, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic. The Heat have more stars on the mend with Jimmy Butler listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game. Butler sat out on Monday with a sore tail bone.

Paul George has been ruled out of Wednesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings due to rest. Kristaps Porzingis has been upgraded and is now probable to start after being listed as questionable earlier in the day with an ankle sprain.

Myles Turner is questionable for the second time this week as he deals with a non-Covid related illness. Turner already missed the Indiana Pacers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.

The Timberwolves have listed Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels and Jaylen Nowell as questionable ahead of their game against the Washington Wizards with flu-like symptoms.

The Boston Celtics have listed Jaylen Brown as questionable as he continues to ramp up his conditioning after missing multiple games with a hamstring injury.

Projected Starting Lineups

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jarred Vanderbilt (Illness), Jaylen Nowell (Illness) and Anthony Edwards (Illness) are available; Jaden McDaniels (Illness) and Patrick Beverley (Adductor) are out

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Davis Bertans (Ankle) is probable; Aaron Holiday (Illness) is out

Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Cam Reddish
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Cam Reddish (Wrist) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (Ankle) are out

Pacers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Myles Turner (Illness) is available Justin Holiday (COVID Protocols) is out

Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando Magic (7 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

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

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

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Tobias Harris
PF – Shake Milton
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Nothing new

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Marcus Smart
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Al Horford
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Jaylen Brown (Injury management) is available

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Cedi Osman (Back) and Dean Wade (Calf) are out

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Tyler Herro
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Dewayne Dedmon

Injury news: Dewayne Dedmon (Knee) and Tyler Herro (Soreness) are available; Jimmy Butler (Back) and Bam Adebayo (Thumb) are out

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SG – Eric Gordon
SF – Garrison Matthews
PF – Jae’Sean Tate
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: DJ Augustin (COVID Protocols) and Jalen Green (Hamstring) are out

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Josh Giddey out Wednesday due to a non-COVID illness, Derrick Favors (Illness) Kenrich Williams (Ankle) and Mike Muscala (Ankle) are out

Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Dorian Finney-Smith
SF – Tim Hardaway Jr.
PF – Kristaps Porzingis
C – Dwight Powell

Injury news: Maxi Kleber (Oblique) and Kristaps Porzingis (Ankle) are probable; Willie Cauley-Stein (Personal) and Frank Ntilikina (Calf) are out

Pelicans Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Josh Hart (Knee) is questionable

Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Terry Rozier
SG – LaMelo Ball
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – Miles Bridges
C – PJ Washington

Injury news: Cody Martin (Illness) is questionable; Mason Plumlee (Calf) is out

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jordan Nwora (Knee) is probable; Brook Lopez (Back) is out

Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Robert Woodard
PF – Richaun Holmes
C – Chimezie Metu

Injury news: Maurice Harkless (Knee) is questionable; Harrison Barnes (Foot) and Marvin Bagley (Illness) are out

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Terance Mann
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Paul George (Rest) and Nicolas Batum (Illness) are out


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