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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 18): Kemba Walker Questionable, Stephen Curry Expected to Return Tuesday

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Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics.

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

Kemba Walker, who has become a staple on the injury report for the New York Knicks, is listed as questionable once again. Walker has now missed nine games in a row since playing 19 minutes in late December. Recently acquired Knick, Cam Reddish, is out with an ankle injury and Nerlens Noel remains out with a knee injury.

The Golden State Warriors have not listed Stephen Curry on the injury report after sitting out against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. Moses Moody and Gary Payton II are questionable with knee and back soreness, respectively. Draymond Green will be out at least two weeks with a lower back injury that was initially thought to be calf tightness.

Projected Starting Lineups

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – D’Angelo Russell
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Jaylen Nowell (Ankle) is probable; Jordan McLaughlin (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) is questionable; Cam Reddish (Ankle), Nerlens Noel (Knee) are out

Detroit Pistons vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

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 (Conditioning), Kelly Olynyk (Conditioning) and Isaiah Livers (Foot) are out

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Klay Thompson
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Otto Porter Jr.
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Moses Moody (Knee) and Gary Payton II (Back) are questionable; Draymond Green (Back) is out


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