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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (October 26): Joel Embiid Active, LeBron James Out Tuesday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (October 26): Joel Embiid Active, LeBron James Out Tuesday 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 Tuesday's NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. 

NBA Injury News

7 p.m. ET Update: Joel Embiid and Andre Drummond have been cleared to play on Tuesday for the Sixers. Nerlens Noel will not play for the Knicks and LeBron James will sit out for the Lakers.

11:30 a.m. ET Update: LeBron James has been downgraded to questionable with ankle soreness.

The Philadelphia 76ers have listed Joel Embiid as questionable for Tuesday's game against the New York Knicks. He has been dealing with right knee soreness — the same knee in which he suffered a torn meniscus in the playoffs — since bumping it in the season opener.

Embiid has been listed as questionable for every game since the opener, but still managed to suit up. Backup center Andre Drummond is also listed as questionable with an ankle injury that caused him to sit out on Sunday.

The Knicks hope to have backup center Nerlens Noel available for the first time this season. Knick head coach said Noel was "50-50" to play after the team's practice on Monday.

LeBron James is listed as probable for the Los Angeles Lakers' first road game of the season in San Antonio. James appeared to hurt his ankle Sunday after Desmond Bane fell into his leg driving for a layup, but was able to continue playing despite some soreness.

The Lakers are still dealing with injuries to some of their key rotation players with Kendrick Nunn and Wayne Ellington sidelined.

Projected Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Joel Embiid (Knee) and Andre Drummond (Ankle) are active; Ben Simmons (Personal) and Shake Milton (Ankle) are out

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nerlens Noel (Knee) is out

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

Warriors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Andre Iguodala (Hip) is probable; Klay Thompson (Achilles), James Wiseman (Knee) and Jonathan Kuminga (Knee) are out

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Derrick Favors (Rest) is out

Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Malik Monk
SF – Kent Bazemore
PF – Anthony Davis
C – Deandre Jordan

Injury news: LeBron James (Ankle) is out; Wayne Ellington (Hamstring) is active, Trevor Ariza (Ankle), Kendrick Nunn (Knee) and Talen Horton-Tucker (Thumb) are out

Spurs Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SG – Jalen Green
SF – Jae'Sean Tate
PF – Christian Wood
C – Daniel Theis

Injury news: Nothing new

Mavericks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz (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: Nothing new

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

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