NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 9): Luka Doncic Questionable, Ja Morant’s Status Unclear Sunday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 9): Luka Doncic Questionable, Ja Morant’s Status Unclear Sunday article feature image
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Cole Burston/Getty Images. Pictured: Luka Doncic #77 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

Luka Doncic is listed as questionable ahead of the Dallas Mavericks’ Sunday night matchup against the Chicago Bulls. Doncic sat out on Friday with ankle soreness and has been in and out of the lineup with that injury all season.

De’Aaron Fox is questionable to suit up for the Sacramento Kings ahead of their game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a sore shoulder.

Clint Capela is doubtful for to play Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers after aggravating an ankle injury in Friday’s game against the Lakers.

Ja Morant was listed as doubtful before eventually being ruled out Saturday when the Memphis Grizzlies faced the Clippers and his official status for Sunday’s game against the Lakers is uncertain. The Grizzlies could also be without Dillon Brooks who suffered an ankle injury that sideline him for the rest of the game.

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Projected Starting Lineups

San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets (12 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Bryn Forbes
SF – Joshua Primo
PF – Kieta Bates-Diop
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Thaddeus Young (COVID Protocols), Doug McDermott (COVID Protocols), Derrick White (COVID Protocols), Keldon Johnson (COVID Protocols), Devin Vassell (COVID Protocols) are out

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – James Harden
SG – Patty Mills
SF – David Duke Jr.
PF – Kevin Durant
C – Nic Claxton

Injury news: LaMarcus Aldridge (Foot) is out

Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Clippers (3:30 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
PF – John Collins
C – Onyeka Okongwu

Injury news: Jalen Johnson (Calf) is probable; Clint Capela (Ankle) is doubtful; Gorgui Dieng (COVID Protocols), is out

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Terance Mann
SF – Marcus Morris
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Luke Kennard (COVID Protocols) and Xavier Moon (COVID Protocols) are out

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors (6 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Brandon Ingram
SF – Garrett Temple
PF – Herbert Jones
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Tomas Satoransky (COVID Protocols) and Josh Hart (Personal) are out

Raptors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Yuta Watanabe (COVID Protocols) is out

Washington Wizards vs. Orland Magic (6 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Daniel Gafford

Injury news: Montrezl Harrell (Conditioning), Davis Bertans (Foot), Rui Hachimura (Conditioning) and Tremont Waters (Conditioning) are questionable; Anthony Gill (COVID Protocols) is out

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Gary Harris
SF – Franz Wagner
PF – Wendell Carter Jr.
C – Mo Bamba

Injury news: Moe Wagner (Illness) is probable; Robin Lopez (COVID Protocols) and Wendell Carter Jr. (Hamstring) are out

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets (7 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – D’Angelo Russell
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Patrick Beverley (Groin) is questionable

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Garrison Mathews (Ankle) is questionable; Usman Garuba (COVID Protocols) and Alperen Sengun (Ankle) are out

Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (7 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Petr Cornelie (COVID Protocols) and Markus Howard (Knee) is out

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Derrick Favors (Back) is questionable; Isaiah Roby (COVID Protocols) is out

Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – DeMar DeRozan
SF – Zach LaVine
PF – Derrick Jones Jr.
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Alfonzo McKinnie (Conditioning) is probable; Tyler Cook (Ankle), Alex Caruso (COVID Protocols) and Javonte Green (Adductor) are out

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Jalen Brunson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Dwight Powell

Injury news:  Luka Doncic (Ankle) is questionable; Willie Cauley-Stein (Personal) and Kristaps Porzingis (COVID Protocols) are out

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors (8:30 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Lamar Stevens
SF – Lauri Markkanen
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Nothing new

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Klay Thompson
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Klay Thomson (Conditioning) will make his season debut; Juan Toscano-Anderson (Ankle) is questionable

Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers (9 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Marvin Bagley
C – Damian Jones

Injury news: Maurice Harkless (Ankle) and De’Aaron Fox (Shoulder) are questionable; Richaun Holmes (COVID Protocols) and Chimezie Metu (COVID Protocols) are out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Anfernee Simons
SG – Norman Powell
SF – Nassir Little
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Larry Nance Jr. (Knee) and Damian Lillard (Abdominal) are out

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers (9:30 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Tyus Jones
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Ziaire Williams
PF – Killian Tillie
C – Jaren Jackson Jr.

Injury news: Ja Morant (Thigh) and Kyle Anderson (Back) are doubtful; Dillon Brooks (Ankle) is questionable; Steven Adams (COVID Protocols), John Konchar (COVID Protocols), Xavier Tillman (COVID Protocols) and Shaq Buchanan (COVID Protocols) are out

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Malik Monk
SF – Avery Bradley
PF – Stanley Johnson
C – LeBron James

Injury news: LeBron James (Abdominal) is probable; Kendrick Nunn (COVID Protocols) and Anthony Davis (Knee) are out


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