NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 27): Joel Embiid, Evan Mobley Could Return Saturday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 27): Joel Embiid, Evan Mobley Could Return Saturday article feature image

Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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

5:30 p.m. ET Update:  The 76ers have tabbed both Joel Embiid (COVID) and Tobias Harris (Hip) as game-time decisions. In the same contest, Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (Finger) has also been ruled a game-time decision.

4 p.m. ET Update:  The Knicks have ruled out PG Kemba Walker (Rest). Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns (Finger) is questionable.

The long-awaited return of Joel Embiid to the Philadelphia 76ers starting lineup could happen on Saturday as the big man has been upgraded to questionable against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Embiid has missed three weeks due to COVID-19, but multiple reports suggest he'll return either Saturday or Monday against the Orlando Magic.

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Evan Mobley is also expected to return from his extended absence with an elbow injury.

Projected Starting Lineups

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers (6 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Karl-Anthony Towns (Finger) is questionable.

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Tobias Harris (Hip) is questionable. Joel Embiid (COVID Protocols) is questionable.

Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new.

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Patty Mills
SG – James Harden
SF – Kevin Durant
PF – Blake Griffin
C – DeAndre Bembry

Injury news: Kyrie Irving (Personal) is out. Joe Harris (Ankle) is out. Nic Claxton (Illness) is out. Bruce Brown (Hamstring) is out

New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – RJ Barrett
SG – Alec Burks
SF – Evan Fournier
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Derrick Rose (Ankle) is out. Taj Gibson (Groin) is out. Kemba Walker (Rest) is out. Nerlens Noel (Knee) is questionable.

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Kevin Huerter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Nothing new.

Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

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

Injury news:
Markieff Morris (Neck) is out.Dewayne Dedmon (Illness) is probable. Victor Oladipo (Quad) is out. Marcus Garrett (Wrist) is questionable

Bulls Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Alex Caruso (Wrist) is questionable. Patrick Williams (Wrist) is injured. Javonte Green (Ankle) is probable.

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (8 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Mo Bamba (Back) is probable. Terrence Ross (Back) is probable. E'Twaun Moore (Knee) is out. Michael Carter-Williams (Ankle) is injured. Gary Harris (Hand) is questionable. Markelle Fultz (Knee) is injured. Jonathan Isaac (Knee) is injured. Cole Anthony (Ankle) is out.

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news:
Cedi Osman (Back) is probable. Jarrett Allen (Illness) is questionable. Lamar Stevens (Ankle) is out. Darius Garland (Neck) is questionable. Evan Mobley (Elbow) is probable.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Mason Plumlee (Calf) is out.

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SG – Eric Gordon
SF – Jae'Sean Tate
PF – Christian Wood
C – Alperen Sengun

Injury news: John Wall (Personal) is out.

Washington Wizards vs. Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Davis Bertans (Ankle) is probable. Spencer Dinwiddie (Rest) is out.

Mavericks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Frank Ntilikina (Calf) is out. Maxi Kleber (Oblique) is probable. Jalen Brunson (Foot) is questionable.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte' Graham
SG – Josh Hart
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Nickeil Alexander-Walker
C – Jonas Valanciunas

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: Royce O'Neale (Foot) is questionable

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