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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 22): Kyle Lowry Sidelined, Pascal Siakam Active Friday Night

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 22): Kyle Lowry Sidelined, Pascal Siakam Active Friday Night article feature image

Mark Blinch/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Pascal Siakam #43 of the Toronto Raptors.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Friday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out our Action Labs NBA lineups page.

Friday’s NBA Injury News

6 p.m. ET Update: Kyle Lowry will sit out Friday’s game against the Miami Heat with a sore foot. Pascal Siakam will play despite a sore groin. Tyler Herro has been ruled out of that matchup with neck spasms, his fourth straight game missed.

5:30 p.m. ET Update: Wendell Carter Jr. will sit Friday against the Charlotte Hornets with bruised quad. Michael Carter-Williams will miss his ninth game in a row with a foot injury. The Knicks will be without Austin Rivers (Achilles) and Frank Ntilikina (knee) on Friday.

5 p.m. ET Update: Michael Porter Jr. will return to the lineup for the Denver Nuggets after being sidelined due to COVID-19. Christian Wood is out Friday night with a sprained ankle.

1:00 p.m. ET Update: Kevin Durant will officially miss the Nets’ game against the Cavaliers on Friday.

The Brooklyn Nets have the league’s spotlight on them for a number of reasons this season — James Harden’s trade and Kyrie Irving’s absences to name a few — and now Kevin Durant will be the player to watch on Friday.

Per our NBA Insiders tool:

Durant was added to the Nets’ injury report as questionable Friday for the purposes of Achilles injury recovery. He played 50 minutes in Wednesday’s loss, and the Nets are likely being precautious with Durant’s health on the front end of a back-to-back. If Durant can’t play, James Harden and Kyrie Irving will see a bump in usage while Joe Harris could return to the starting lineup.

There still has been no word on whether Jayson Tatum will play agains the Philadelphia 76ers Friday, but it seems unlikely as he continues to get his wind back after contracting COVID-19.

Pascal Siakam also finds himself on the injury report ahead of the Toronto Raptors’ matchup with the Miami Heat. Siakam hurt himself during a fall in the Raptors’ game on Wednesday and is questionable with a sore groin.

Speaking of the Heat, they have a lengthy injury report entering Friday’s action. Tyler Herro is questionable after missing three games with neck spasms and the Heat are still without Jimmy Butler and Avery Bradley due to health and safety protocols.

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

Friday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Washington Wizards vs. Milwaukee Bucks (PPD)

This game was postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 contact tracing.

Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers (PPD)

This game was postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 contact tracing.

Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Lauri Markkanen
C – Daniel Gafford

Injury news: Patrick Williams (Hip) is probable, Wendell Carter Jr. (quad) is doubtful.

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – PJ Washington
C – Cody Zeller

Injury news: Cody Zeller (Hamstring) is probable.

Houston Rockets at Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Victor Oladipo
SG – Eric Gordon
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – PJ Tucker
C – DeMarcus Cousins

Injury news: Christian Wood (ankle) is out.

Detroit Projected Lineup

PG – Delon Wright
SG – Wayne Ellington
SF – Jerami Grant
PF – Blake Griffin
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Josh Jackson (quad) is probable.

Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Evan Fournier
SF – James Ennis
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Michael Carter-Williams (foot) is questionable

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Edmond Sumner
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Myles Turner (Hand) is questionable.

Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Marcus Smart
SF – Jaylen Brown
PF – Grant Williams
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Aaron Nesmith is questionable, Jayson Tatum (health protocols) is doubtful.

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Ben Simmons
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Seth Curry (Rest) is probable.

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

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Tyler Herro
SG – Gabe Vincent
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Jimmy Butler, Avery Bradley, and Meyers Leonard (shoulder) remain out, Tyler Herro (neck) and Chris Silva (hip) are questionable, and Goran Dragic (foot) and Gabe Vincent (knee) are probable.

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – OG Anunoby
C – Aron Baynes
PF – Pascal Siakam

Injury news: Pascal Siakam (Groin) is questionable.

Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – James Harden
SF – Joe Harris
PF – Jeff Green
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Kevin Durant (rest) is out.

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Cedi Osman
PF – Larry Nance Jr.
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Darius Garland (Shoulder) and Dylan Windler (hand) are questionable,

Atlanta Hawks at Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Cam Reddish
SF – De’Andre Hunter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: De’Andre Hunter (Knee) and Cam Reddish (Knee) are questionable, Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is doubtful.

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – D’Angelo Russell
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Josh Okogie
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Naz Reid

Injury news: Josh Okogie (Hamstring) is probable, Ricky Rubio, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Juancho Hernangomez are out due to health and safety protocols.

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Jalen Brunson
SF – Tim Hardaway Jr.
PF – Josh Green
C – Kristaps Porzingis

Injury news: Dwight Powell, Josh Richardson, Maxi Kleber, and Dorian Finney-Smith are out due to health and safety protocols.

Spurs Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

New York Knicks at Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Elfrid Payton
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Nothing new.

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Buddy Hield
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Marvin Bagley
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Marvin Bagley (Wrist) is probable, Hassan Whiteside is questionable.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers (10 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – George Hill
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Isaiah Roby

Injury news: Nothing new.

Clippers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new.

Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Michael Porter Jr. is questionable due to conditioning concerns.

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Cam Johnson
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Dario Saric and Damian Jones are out due to health and safety protocols.

Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 10:30 a.m. ET, Justin Phan sees betting value in one Friday game: Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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