NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 19): Nikola Jokic Out vs. Bulls Friday

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AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images. Pictured: Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets.

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 injury updates, check out our FantasyLabs NBA news page

NBA Injury News

7:30 p.m. ET Update: Nikola Jokic has been ruled out Friday for the Denver Nuggets’ home matchup with the Chicago Bulls due to a wrist injury.


7 p.m. ET Update:  LeBron James has been cleared to return to the court after missing the past eight games with an abdominal injury. Anthony Davis will also start after being listed as probable.


6:30 p.m. ET Update: Dennis Schroder is available to play for the Celtics after being considered a game-time decision with an ankle injury. Robert Williams has been ruled out Friday with a knee injury.

The New Orleans Pelicans will be without Devonte’ Graham who was originally questionable with a foot injury.


A number of stars have been ruled out for Friday’s nine-game slate. Luka Doncic will sit out for the second time this week against the Phoenix Suns due to a knee and ankle injury.

Draymond Green and Steph Curry have both been ruled out Friday ahead of a game against the Detroit Pistons due to a thigh injury and hip injury respectively. Andre Iguodala is also out Friday due to a knee injury.

Kevin Durant won’t play against the Orlando Magic as he rests a sore shoulder that has been bothering him early in the season.

Jaylen Brown, who was initially questionable, will sit out out Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers (his seventh straight missed game) due to a strained right hamstring. Dennis Schroder is also questionable to play as he deals with a left ankle sprain.

On the other side of that matchup, LeBron James, who entered the day questionable, is now a game-time decision with an abdominal injury. James has missed eight games for the Lakers with the abdominal injury and missed two games earlier this season with an ankle injury, so the Lakers will be uber cautious.

Nikola Jokic is also questionable Friday with a wrist injury ahead of a big game against the visiting Chicago Bulls. On the upside, Will Barton and rookie Bones Hyland have been upgraded to probable for the Nuggets who are already quite thin in terms of depth.

Projected Starting Lineups

Golden State Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Gary Payton II
SG – Jordan Poole
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Juan Toscano-Anderson
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Stephen Curry (Hip), Draymond Green (Thigh), Otto Porter (Rest) and Andre Iguodala (Knee) is out

Pistons Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Chris Duatre
SF – Caris LeVert
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Chris Duarte (Shoulder) is active

Hornets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: PJ Washington (Elbow) is out

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Avery Bradley
SF – Talen Horton-Tucker
PF – LeBron James
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: Anthony Davis (Thigh) and LeBron James (Abdominal) are active; Kendrick Nunn (Knee) and Austin Reaves (Hamstring) are out

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Marcus Smart
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Grant Williams
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Dennis Schroder (Ankle) is active; Robert Williams (Knee) and Jaylen Brown (Hamstring) is out

Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Jalen Suggs
SF – Franz Wagner
PF – Wendell Carter Jr.
C – Mo Bamba
Injury news: Jalen Suggs (Quad) is active

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Patty Mills
SG – James Harden
SF – Bruce Brown
PF – LaMarcus Aldridge
C – Blake Griffin

Injury news: Paul Millsap (Personal), Kevin Durant (Shoulder), Joe Harris (Ankle) and Nic Claxton (Illness) are out

Los Angeles Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Eric Bledsoe
SG – Terance Mann
SF – Paul George
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Nicolas Batum (Achilles) is active

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Tomas Satoransky
SG – Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SF – Josh Hart
PF – Brandon Ingram
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Devonte’ Graham (Foot) is out

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – Lu Dort
SF -Josh Giddey
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Injury news: Nothing new

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Bobby Portis

Injury news: Brook Lopez (Back) is out

Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Alex Caruso
SF – Zach LaVine
PF – DeMar DeRozan
C – Tony Bradley

Injury news: Alex Caruso (Wrist) and Javonte Green (Ankle) are active; Nikola Vucevic (Illness) is out

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Monte Morris
SG – Will Barton
SF – Aaron Gordon
PF – Jeff Green
C – JaMychal Green

Injury news: Will Barton (Back) and Bones Hyland (Hip) are probable; Nikola Jokic (Wrist), Michael Porter Jr. (Back), Zeke Nnaji (Ankle) and Vlatko Cancar (Hip) are out

Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Fred VanVleet
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – Scottie Barnes
PF – Pascal Siakam
C – Khem Birch

Injury news: Precious Achiuwa (Shoulder) is questionable; OG Anunoby (Hip) is out

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Jalen Brunson
SG – Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Kristaps Porzingis
C – Dwight Powell

Injury news: Maxi Kleber (Oblique) and Luka Doncic (Knee) is out

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Jae Crowder
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Frank Kaminsky (Knee) is out


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