NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 1): Ja Morant Questionable, Joel Embiid Out Monday

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

2:30 p.m. ET Update: The Philadelphia 76ers have ruled out Joel Embiid for Monday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers for rest. Embiid had been questionable for several games after knocking knees in the season opener but had played every game up to today.

Ja Morant is listed as questionable for Monday’s game against the Denver Nuggets with a sore right elbow.

The Washington Wizards have cleared center Daniel Gafford to play on Monday after he previously suffering a quad injury last week.

Kevin Love is expected to miss several games for the Cleveland Cavaliers due to health and safety protocols.


Malcolm Brogdon, who has been dealing with a hamstring strain, is listed as questionable Monday ahead of a matchup with the San Antonio Spurs after missing two games. Caris LeVert, who made his season debut Saturday and played 19 minutes, is also listed as questionable with back soreness.

Toronto Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes is doubtful ahead of a game against the New York Knicks after injuring his thumb. The Raptors said X-Rays were negative after he sustained the injury over the weekend. On the other side of that matchup, backup center Nerlens Noel is questionable as he continues to rehab from a knee injury.

Daniel Gafford is questionable for the Washington Wizards ahead of their game against the Atlanta Hawks. Gafford missed the Wizards’ past two games after going down with a quad injury last week.

Projected Starting Lineups

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers (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: Nothing new

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Joel Embiid (Rest) is out

San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – Lonnie Walker IV
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Doug McDermott (Knee) is out

Pacers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Caris LeVert (Back), Malcolm Brogdon (Hamstring) and Kelan Martin (Hamstring) are questionable; Jeremy Lamb (Ankle) is doubtful

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Lauri Markkanen
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Isaac Okoro (Hamstring) and Kevin Love (Heath protocols) are out

Hornets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Fred VanVleet
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Chris Boucher
C – Precious Achiuwa

Injury news: Scottie Barnes (Thumb) doubtful

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Evan Fournier
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Nerlens Noel (Knee) is questionable

Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Daniel Gafford (Quad) is active

Hawks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – DeMar DeRozan
SF – Zach LaVine
PF – Javonte Green
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Nothing new

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Marcus Smart
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Al Horford
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Nothing new

Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Monte Morris
SG – Will Barton
SF – Michael Porter Jr.
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Nothing new

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – De’Anthony Melton
SF – Desmond Bane
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Ja Morant (Elbow) is questionable; Dillon Brooks (Hand) is out

Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Gary Harris (Hamstring) is questionable; E’Twaun Moore (Knee) is out

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Patrick Beverly (Calf) is questionable

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Lou Dort (Shoulder) is out

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Paul George
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Nothing new


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