NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 4): Julius Randle Questionable, Darius Garland Cleared to Return Tuesday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 4): Julius Randle Questionable, Darius Garland Cleared to Return Tuesday article feature image
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Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Tuesday’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

The New York Knicks could have a few players back in their starting lineup ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers. Centers Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims cleared health and safety protocols Monday and are listed as questionable for conditioning.

Julius Randle cleared protocols on Tuesday morning is also questionable depending on his conditioning. Kemba Walker has been ruled out for the third game in a row with a sore knee after returning to the lineup for six games in the end of December.

The Pacers will be without three of their starters — Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert and Chris Duarte — all of whom are out due to health and safety protocols.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have removed Darius Garland from the injury list and he is expected to play Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies after missing their past four games due to health and safety protocols.

Dejounte Murray is being ruled out for the San Antonio Spurs due to conditioning. Murray cleared protocols on Saturday after missing the past four games, but is still ramping up his workload.

Projected Starting Lineups

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Killian Tillie
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Sam Merrill (Ankle) and Ziaire Williams (Ankle) are out; Kyle Anderson, Dillon Brooks, John Konchar, Xavier Tillman, De’Anthony Melton and Shaq Buchanan are out due to health and safety protocols

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Kevin Pangos
SF – Lauri Markkanen
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Dylan Windler (Knee) is probable; Isaac Okoro (Elbow) is out; Rajon Rondo and Cedi Osman are out due to health and safety protocols

San Antonio Spurs vs. Toronto Raptors (7 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Tre Jones
SG – Derrick White
SF – Keita Bates-Diop
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Keita Bates-Diop (Hamstring) is questionable; Dejounte Murray (Conditioning) is out; Doug McDermott and Lonnie Walker are out due to health and safety protocols

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Fred VanVleet
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – OG Anunoby
C – Pascal Siakam

Injury news: Isaac Bonga (Conditioning) is questionable; David Johnson (Calf) is out; DJ Wilson are out due to health and safety protocols

Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Duane Washington
SG – Keifer Sykes
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Jeremy Lamb, Caris LeVert, Malcolm Brogdon, Isaiah Jackson, Kelan Martin, Goga Bitadze and Chris Duarte are out due to health and safety protocols

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Miles McBride
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Evan Fournier
PF – Obi Toppin
C – Taj Gibson

Injury news: Julius Randle (Conditioning), Jericho Sims (Conditioning), Mitchell Robinson (Conditioning) and Evan Fournier (Ankle) are questionable; Kemba Walker (Knee) and Danuel House (Finger) are out; Nerlens Noel is out due to health and safety protocols

Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Cam Johnson
C – Jalen Smith

Injury news: JaVale McGee, Jae Crowder, Abdel Nader, Deandre Ayton, Landry Shamet are out due to health and safety protocols

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Brandon Ingram
SF – Josh Hart
PF – Herbert Jones
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Josh Hart (Ankle) is questionable; Tomas Satoransky is out due to health and safety protocols

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

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Marvin Bagley
C – Damian Jones

Injury news: Terence Davis (Ankle) is questionable; Richaun Holmes is out due to health and safety protocols

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Malik Monk
SF – Avery Bradley
PF – Stanley Johnson
C – LeBron James

Injury news: LeBron James (Abdominal) is probable; Avery Bradley (Neck) is probable


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