NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 26): Trae Young Probable; Nikola Jokic Questionable Friday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 26): Trae Young Probable; Nikola Jokic Questionable Friday article feature image

Abbie Parr/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

The Atlanta Hawks expect to have Trae Young available Friday against the Memphis Grizzlies. Young popped up on the injury report Friday with a left ankle sprain, but he's listed as probable.

Bogdan Bogdanovic is also on the injury report and is questionable with left hamstring soreness. Bogdanovic has dealt with various injuries but has only missed one game on the season so far.

Nikola Jokic is again questionable to play for the Denver Nuggets entering their game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday. Jokic has missed three games with a sore wrist and was a late scratch against the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday.

The Nuggets are dealing with a number of injuries up and down the lineup: Michael Porter Jr. will be out for a while with a back injury, P.J. Dozier suffered a torn ACL Tuesday and is out indefinitely and rookie Bones Hyland is doubtful with an ankle sprain.

Jaylen Brown played limited minutes — 22 minutes vs. the Houston Rockets and 23 minutes vs. the Brooklyn Nets — in his two games back from a hamstring injury and is questionable to play Friday against the San Antonio Spurs.

The New York Knicks have listed Derrick Rose as questionable Friday against the Phoenix Suns after he missed their game on Tuesday with an ankle injury. Mitchell Robinson is also questionable as he recovers from a concussion. He is considered day-to-day, but the Knicks are thin up front with Taj Gibson also questionable and Nerlens Noel playing through injuries.

The Sacramento Kings have listed Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes as questionable for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Holmes missed the Kings' last game with an eye contusion and Barnes is dealing with a foot injury that sidelined him in the middle of Wednesday's game.

On the other side of that matchup, LeBron James is questionable again with an abdominal injury — it is likely a formality as it has been since he returned to the court, but James played a season-high 43 minutes on Wednesday. Anthony Davis is not listed on the injury report after sitting out Wednesday with flu-like symptoms, which could mean he'll be available to return.

Projected Starting Lineups

Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers (3:30 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Cory Joseph
SG – Cade Cunningham
SF – Jerami Grant
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Frank Jackson (Ankle) is probable; Killian Hayes (Thumb) is doubtful

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Paul George
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Nicolas Batum (Health Protocols) is out

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – D'Angelo Russell
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Josh Okogie (Back) is questionable; Patrick Beverley (Adductor) is out

Hornets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Mason Plumlee (Calf) is questionable

Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks (7 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Abdel Nader (Knee) is questionable

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Derrick Rose (Ankle), Taj Gibson (Groin) and Mitchell Robinson (Concussion) are questionable

Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic (7 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

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Terrence Ross (Back) and Cole Anthony (Ankle) are questionable

Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Davis Bertans (Ankle) is probable

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Josh Giddey
SG – Tre Mann
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Injury news: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Ankle) is out

Atlanta Hawks vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Kevin Huerter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Trae Young (Ankle) Probable; Bogdan Bogdanovic (Hamstring) is questionable

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: D'Anthony Melton (Groin) is questionable; Sam Merrill (Ankle) is out

Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers (8 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: OG Anunoby (Hip) is questionable; Khem Birch (Knee) is out

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Justin Holiday
SF – Caris LeVert
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Nothing new

Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jaylen Brown (Hamstring) is questionable; Josh Richardson (Illness) is doubtful.; Robert Williams (Illness) is out

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – Doug McDermott
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Drew Eubanks

Injury news: Doug McDermott (Knee) and Devin Vassell (Quad) are questionable

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Rodney Hood (Hamstring) is probable

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nikola Jokic (Wrist) is questionable; Bones Hyland (Ankle) is doubtful; PJ Dozier (ACL) and Michael Porter Jr. (Back) are out

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte' Graham
SG – Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SF – Josh Hart
PF – Brandon Ingram
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Nothing new

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Mike Conley
SG – Donovan Mitchell
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O'Neale
C – Rudy Gobert

Injury news: Royce O'Neale (Foot) is questionable

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Cody Zeller (Knee) is probable; Anfernee Simons (Illness) is questionable

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Jordan Poole
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Andre Iguodala (Knee) is out

Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Richaun Holmes (Eye) and Harrison Barnes (Foot) are questionable

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Avery Bradley
SF – LeBron James
PF – Anthony Davis
C – Malik Monk

Injury news: LeBron James (Abdominal) is questionable; Kendrick Nunn (Knee) and Austin Reaves (Hamstring) are out

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