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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 10): Kemba Walker and James Harden Ruled Out Monday

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Steven Ryan/Getty Images. Pictured: James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets.

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

6:30 p.m. ET Update: Kemba Walker has been ruled out of Monday’s game with knee soreness. Nerlens Noel has also been ruled out due to conditioning. Evan Fournier is available to play.

Kelly Oubre has entered health and safety protocols and is out Monday.

Malcolm Brogdon will miss his ninth game in a row with an Achilles injury.

Seth Curry has been ruled out for the Philadelphia 76ers with ankle soreness. Eric Gordon will sit out for the Houston Rockets with a groin injury.

James Harden has been ruled out for the Brooklyn Nets with a hyperextended knee.


Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier are listed as questionable for the New York Knicks ahead of their matchup with the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. Walker has missed five games over the past two weeks with knee soreness and Fournier sat out their game Saturday with a thigh contusion. Nerlens Noel is also questionable as he continues to get back into basketball shape after being out due to health and safety protocols.

Seth Curry is listed as questionable for the Philadelphia 76ers with ankle soreness. Curry tweaked his ankle in their last game but was able to play through it.

Malcolm Brogdon is questionable to return to the court as he recovers from being in the health and safety protocols and a sore Achilles. Brogdon has missed eight straight games and hasn’t played a full game in nearly a month.

Jrue Holiday will remain sidelined with sore left ankle after missing the past two games for the Milwaukee Bucks. Holiday was also in health in safety protocols but recently tested out.

Damian Lillard and Norman Powell have been ruled out for the Portland Trail Blazers in their home matchup with the Brooklyn Nets. Lillard is expected to be sidelined for at least eight games and could be out for longer depending on the report he gets from doctors.

Projected Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Giannis Antetokounmpo
SG – Wesley Matthews
SF – Jordan Nwora
PF – Khris Middleton
C – Bobby Portis

Injury news: Pat Connaughton (COVID Protocols) is available; Jrue Holiday (Ankle), Grayson Allen (COVID Protocols) and George Hill (COVID Protocols) are out

Hornets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Kelly Oubre (COVID Protocols) and Vernon Carey (COVID Protocols) are out

Utah Jazz vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Rudy Gay (COVID Protocols), Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles (COVID Protocols) are out

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Cade Cunningham
SF – Hamidou Diallo
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Jerami Grant (Thumb), Frank Jackson (COVID Protocols) and Isaiah Livers (Foot) are out

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Isaiah Jackson (Conditioning) is available; Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles), Torrey Craig (Conditioning), Justin Anderson (COVID Protocols), Caris LeVert (COVID Protocols) and Goga Bitadze (COVID Protocols) are out

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Marcus Smart
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Al Horford
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Payton Pritchard (COVID Protocols) and Brodric Thomas (Back) are out

San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Joshua Primo
SF – Lonnie Walker
PF – Keita Bates-Diop
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Josh Primo (Quad) is available; Thaddeus Young (COVID Protocols), Doug McDermott (COVID Protocols), Derrick White (COVID Protocols), Keldon Johnson (COVID Protocols) and Devin Vassell (COVID Protocols) are out

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Evan Fournier (Thigh) is available; Kemba Walker (Knee), Nerlens Noel (Conditioning) and Ryan Arcidiacono (Ankle) are out

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Furkan Korkmaz
SG – Danny Green
SF – Matisse Thybulle
PF – Tobia Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Seth Curry (Ankle), Tyrese Maxey (COVID Protocols), Shake Milton (Back), Paul Reed (COVID Protocols) and Jaden Springer (illness) are out

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SG – Jalen Green
SF – Garrison Matthews
PF – Jae’Sean Tate
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: Eric Gordon (Groin), Armoni Brooks (COVID Protocols), Dejon Jarreau (COVID Protocols), Usman Garuba (COVID Protocols) and Alperen Sengun (Ankle) are out

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Evan Mobley
SF – Cedi Osman
PF – Lauri Markkanen
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Isaac Okoro (Elbow) is out

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Chimezie Metu
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Maurice Harkless (Ankle) is questionable; Richaun Holmes (COVID Protocols) and Damian Jones (COVID Protocols) are out

Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – Patty Mills
SF – David Duke Jr.
PF – Kevin Durant
C – Nic Claxton

Injury news: LaMarcus Aldridge (Foot) and James Harden (Knee) are out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Anfernee Simons
SG – Ben McLemore
SF – Robert Covington
PF – Nassir Little
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Norman Powell (COVID Protocols) and Larry Nance Jr. (Knee) are out; Damian Lillard (Abdominal) will be sidelined for at least eight more games


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