NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (October 30): Joel Embiid Questionable, Cade Cunningham Expected to Make Debut Saturday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (October 30): Joel Embiid Questionable, Cade Cunningham Expected to Make Debut Saturday article feature image
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Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons.

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

It will be a busy Saturday in the NBA but things on the injury front are relatively calm.

Joel Embiid, who has been listed as questionable for most of the young season, is again questionable for Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. Embiid has managed to suit up for every game this season, so there’s not reason to suspect he’d miss Saturday’s marquee matchup.

Two rookies could make their respective debuts on Saturday. No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham practiced Friday after missing the preseason and the Pistons’ first few games. Cunningham is no longer listed on the injury, which means it’s likely he will see the floor, but no official word has come down as of yet.

Golden State Warriors rookie Jonathan Kuminga is listed as probable for Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The No. 7 overall pick had been dealing with a strained patellar tendon in his right foot.

Projected Starting Lineups

Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards (5 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Al Horford
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Robert Williams (Illness), Romeo Langford (Calf) is questionable; Marcus Smart (Illness) is out

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Daniel Gafford (quad) is doubtful

Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: E’Twaun Moore (Knee) and Chuma Okeke (Hip) is probable

Pistons Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jerami Grant (Oblique) is probable; Cade Cunningham (Ankle) is not listed on the injury report

New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Pelicans Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – De’Andre Hunter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Bogdan Bogdanovic (Ankle) is probable

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Joel Embiid (Knee) is questionable

Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Fred VanVleet
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Chris Boucher
C – Precious Achiuwa

Injury news: Nothing new

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – TJ McConnell
SG – Justin Holiday
SF – Chris Duarte
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Malcolm Brogdon (Hamstring) is out

San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – Lonnie Walker IV
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Doug McDermott (Knee) is out

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – George Hill
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Thanasis Antetokounmpo
C – Giannis Antetokounmpo

Injury news: Bobby Portis (Conditioning), Brook Lopez (Back) and Jrue Holiday (Ankle) are out

Utah Jazz vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Oni Miye (Illness), Hassan Whiteside (Hand) and Eric Paschall (Face) are probable; Mike Conley (Knee) is out

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – DeMar DeRozan
SF – Zach LaVine
PF – Javonte Green
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Patrick Williams (Wrist) is out 4-6 months; Zach LaVine (Hand) is active

Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Duncan Robinson
SF – Jimmy Butler
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Nothing new

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Kyle Anderson (Calf) is questionable; Dillon Brooks (Hand) is out

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors (8:30 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Warriors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jonathan Kuminga (Knee) is probable; Damion Lee (Shoulder) and Juan Toscano-Anderson (Ankle) are questionable

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (9 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Lauri Markkanen
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Nothing new

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Cameron Payne (Hamstring) is out


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