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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 17): Bradley Beal and Bam Adebayo Questionable, Kemba Walker Out Monday

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Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat.

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

12:30 p.m. ET Update: Robert Williams has bee ruled out for the Boston Celtics due to personal reasons.

Kemba Walker will sit for the New York Knicks with a sore knee. LaMelo Ball is questionable for the Charlotte Hornets due to a non-COVID illness.


Kemba Walker is listed as questionable for the New York Knicks ahead of their early game against the Charlotte Hornets Monday. Walker has missed eight straight games with a sore knee.

Bradley Beal is listed as questionable for the Washington Wizards after sitting out the past three games due to health and safety protocols.

Kevin Durant will be out for the next four-six weeks after suffering an MCL injury. Nic Claxton is questionable to return to the floor after missing three games with a hamstring injury.

Malcolm Brogdon is questionable for the Indiana Pacers due to a sore Achilles. Brogdon hasn’t played more than 17 minutes since Dec. 15 and missed 11 of 13 games over that stretch. Jeremy Lamb is also questionable with sore left knee after sitting out their most recent game.

Bam Adebayo is expected to return to the lineup for the Miami Heat after missing time with a thumb injury. It was reported that Adebayo would return on Monday, but his official status is questionable.

Projected Starting Lineups

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics (12:30 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Celtics Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Robert Williams (Personal) and Marcus Smart (COVID protocols) are out

Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks (1 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – Miles Bridges
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: LaMelo Ball (Illness) is questionable; Kelly Oubre (COVID protocols) is out

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Kemba Walker (Knee), Cam Reddish (Ankle) and Nerlens Noel (Knee) are out

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards (2 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Furkan Korkmaz
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Danny Green (Hip), Shake Milton (Contusion) and Matisse Thybulle are out

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Bradley Beal (COVID protocols) is out

Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (3 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – James Harden
SF – Kessler Edwards
PF – LaMarcus Aldridge
C – Nic Claxton

Injury news: LaMarcus Aldridge (Foot) is probable; Nic Claxton (Hamstring) is questionable; James Johnson (Illness) is out; Kevin Durant (MCL sprain) is out 4-6 weeks

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Lamar Stevens
SF – Lauri Markkanen
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Lamar Stevens (Knee) is questionable; Rajon Rondo (Hamstring) is out

Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies (3:30 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Ayo Dosunmu
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Alfonzo McKinnie
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Lonzo Ball (Knee), Alex Caruso (Conditioning), Tyler Cook (Ankle), Javonte Green (Adductor), Derrick Jones Jr. (Knee) and Zach LaVine (Knee) are out

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Yves Pons (COVID protocols) and Killian Tillie (COVID protocols) are out

Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Clippers (3:30 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Caris LeVert
SF – Chris Duarte
PF – Justin Holiday
C – Domantas Sabonis

Injury news: Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) and Jeremy Lamb (Knee) are questionable; Myles Turner (Ankle) is out

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Amir Coffey
SF – Marcus Morris
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Justise Winslow (Conditioning) is questionable; Luke Kennard (Conditioning) is doubtful

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks (6 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Giannis Antetokounmpo
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Wesley Matthews
PF – Khris Middleton
C – Bobby Portis

Injury news: Jrue Holiday (Ankle) and Langston Galloway (COVID protocols) are out

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – De’Andre Hunter
PF – John Collins
C – Onyeka Okongwu

Injury news: Clint Capela (Ankle) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (Knee) are out

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Orlando Magic (7 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Anfernee Simons
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Norman Powell (Conditioning) is questionable; CJ Elleby (Ankle), Larry Nance Jr. (Knee) and Cody Zeller (Knee) are out

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Gary Harris
SF – Franz Wagner
PF – Chuma Okeke
C – Mo Bamba

Injury news: Wendell Carter Jr. (Hamstring) is out

Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Gary Trent Jr. (Ankle) is questionable; Khem Birch (Nose) is out

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Gabe Vincent
SG – Max Strus
SF – Jimmy Butler
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Bam Adebayo (Thumb) is questionable; Kyle Lowry (Personal) is out

Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 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

Spurs Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Tre Jones (COVID protocols)

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – Lu Dort
SF – Josh Giddey
PF – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
C – Derrick Favors

Injury news: Kenrich Williams (COVID protocols) is out

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Jalen Brunson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Kristaps Porzingis

Injury news: Nothing new

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Malik Monk
SF – Avery Bradley
PF – LeBron James
C – Dwight Howard

Injury news: Carmelo Anthony (Back) is questionable; Dwight Howard (Knee) and LeBron James (Abdominal) are probable


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