NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (October 31): Kristaps Porzingis Ruled Out Sunday, Terry Rozier Probable to Return

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (October 31): Kristaps Porzingis Ruled Out Sunday, Terry Rozier Probable to Return article feature image
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Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Dallas Mavericks.

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

1:30 p.m. ET Update: The Dallas Mavericks have officially ruled out Kristaps Porzingis for Sunday’s early tip against the Sacramento Kings.


Kristaps Porzingis is listed as questionable for the Mavericks in their early Sunday matchup with the visiting Sacramento Kings. Porzingis continues to deal with back stiffness that kept him out of the past two Mavericks games.

The Charlotte Hornets expect to have Terry Rozier back in the lineup after he missed four of the Hornets’ five games this season with an ankle injury. Rozier played 22 minutes in Charlotte’s second contest before missing four straight.

LeBron James is again questionable with ankle soreness, something we could expect to see for the foreseeable future. James returned after a two-game absence and played 37 minutes against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, so it feels likely that he plays after a day of rest and treatment.

On the other side of that matchup, the Houston Rockets have listed Kevin Porter Jr. as questionable with an ankle sprain. Porter Jr. tweaked his ankle after playing just 18 minutes and didn’t return. The Rockets have had two days off since, which could bode well for his chances of playing.

Projected Starting Lineups

Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks (3:30 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Maurice Harkless
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Nothing new

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Dwight Powell

Injury news: Kristaps Porzingis (Back) is out; Sterling Brown (Ankle) is active

Utah Jazz vs. Milwaukee Bucks (7 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

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – George Hill
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Thanasis Antetokounmpo
C – Giannis Antetokounmpo

Injury news: Brook Lopez (Back) and Jrue Holiday (Ankle) are out

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Tony Snell (Foot) is probable

Hornets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Terry Rozier (Ankle) is probable

Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Cade Cunningham
SF – Jerami Grant
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Nothing new

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – James Harden
SG – Bruce Brown
SF – Joe Harris
PF – Kevin Durant
C – Blake Griffin

Injury news: Paul Millsap (Personal) and Nic Claxton (Illness) are out

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Kevin Porter Jr. (Ankle) is questionable; Danuel House (Foot) is out

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Kent Bazemore
SF – LeBron James
PF – Anthony Davis
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Wayne Ellington (Hamstring), LeBron James (Ankle) are questionable; Anthony Davis (Knee) is probable; Kendrick Nunn (Knee) is out


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