NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 5): Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Out Tuesday, LaMarcus Aldridge Still Questionable

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 5): Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Out Tuesday, LaMarcus Aldridge Still Questionable article feature image
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Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers

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 updates to these lineups, check out the NBA Insiders lineups page.

Tuesday’s NBA Injury News

6:30 p.m. ET Update: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will remain out Tuesday as he continues to experience soreness in his ankle. Kyle Kuzma will draw another start in his place.


Kevin Durant will need to quarantine for seven days due to the NBA’s COVID-19 contact tracing protocols, according to reporting from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. The Nets were already thin after losing Spencer Dinwiddie and will likely boost minutes for Caris LeVert and Taurean Prince while Durant is out.

Alex Caruso will also be unavailable for the Los Angeles Lakers due to heath and safety protocols. LeBron James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are listed as questionable on the injury report with ankle injuries — Caldwell-Pope missed their last game against the Grizzlies while James played through his ankle sprain.

The San Antonio Spurs are hoping to get LaMarcus Aldridge back in the lineup for their Tuesday night matchup with the LA Clippers. Aldridge has missed three games so far with a sore knee and is questionable to suit up tonight.

Be sure to check the Action Labs NBA page for real time updates.

Tuesday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Utah Jazz at Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Derrick Favors is probable

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – Joe Harris
SF – Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
PF – Taurean Prince
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Kevin Durant (health protocols) is out.


Los Angeles Lakers at Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – LeBron James
PF – Anthony Davis
C – Marc Gasol

Injury news: LeBron James (ankle) are questionable, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) and Alex Caruso (health protocols) are out.

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Tyus Jones
SG – Dillon Brooks
SF – Kyle Anderson
PF – Brandon Clarke
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Justise Winslow (hip) and John Konchar (ankle) are out.


Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – D’Angelo Russell
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Josh Okogie
PF – Juan Hernangomez
C – Ed Davis

Injury news: Josh Okogie (hamstring) is questionable

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Jamal Murray
SG – Gary Harris
SF – Will Barton
PF – Paul Millsap
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Michael Porter Jr. (health protocols) is out


San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers (10 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Lonnie Walker IV
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – LaMarcus Aldridge

Injury news: LaMarcus Aldridge (knee) is questionable, Derrick White (toe) remains out

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Serge Ibaka

Injury news: Marcus Morris (knee) is out


Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Otto Porter
PF – Patrick Williams
C – Wendell Carter Jr.

Injury news: Nothing new

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Derrick Jones Jr.
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Rodney Hood (quad) is questionable


Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 6 p.m. ET, Justin Phan isn’t seeing value any Tuesday games. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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