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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 27): LeBron James Out, Anthony Davis Probable Thursday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 27): LeBron James Out, Anthony Davis Probable Thursday article feature image

Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Thursday’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 p.m. ET Update: LeBron James has been ruled out of tonight’s game with knee soreness. Anthony Davis has been cleared to play.

The Los Angeles Lakers have listed LeBron James as questionable ahead of their game in Philadelphia against the 76ers. The Lakers are playing in their fourth straight road game and play the second leg of a back-to-back set on Friday in Charlotte. According to Mike Trudell, James “left the floor after just a few minutes of light shooting,” during warmups.

On the flip side, the 76ers hope to have Danny Green and Tobias Harris (both questionable) in the lineup. Harris has been dealing with a non-COVID illness and Green has a sore hip, but the latter is expected to play.

In the late game, Patrick Beverley’s status has been downgraded to doubtful and he is expected to miss tonight’s game agains the Golden State Warriors. Jaylen Nowell is probable with a sore back.

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Projected Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Avery Bradley
SF – Carmelo Anthony
PF – Stanley Johnson
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: Anthony Davis (Knee) is available; LeBron James (Knee) and Kendrick Nunn (Knee) are out

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Furkan Korkmaz
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Danny Green (Hip) is available; Tobias Harris (Illness) is questionable; Shake Milton (Back) and Seth Curry (Ankle) are out

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jaylen Nowell (Back) is probable; Patrick Beverly (Ankle) is doubtful;

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Klay Thompson
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Jonathan Kuminga
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Andre Iguodala (Hip) and Draymond Green (Back) are out

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