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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (February 1): Nikola Jokic Questionable, James Harden Probable, Stephen Curry Out Tuesday

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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 Tuesday’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

Nikola Jokic is questionable to play for the Denver Nuggets with a toe injury on the front end of a back-to-back. Jokic has been very durable for the Nuggets this season with just four games missed in November.

The Golden State Warriors will rest the bulk of their starting lineup ahead of their game against the San Antonio Spurs, including Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins.

James Harden is expected to return to the floor for the Brooklyn Nets after missing time with a hand injury. Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder are both questionable for the Phoenix Suns after both players sat out multiple games over the past two weeks.

Projected Starting Lineups

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Garret Temple
SF – Herbert Jones
PF – Jaxson Hayes
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Brandon Ingram (Ankle) is questionable; Josh Hart (Knee) is out

Pistons Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Josh Jackson (Spine) is doubtful

Washington Wizards vs. Milwaukee Bucks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SG – Corey Kispert
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Thomas Bryant

Injury news: Bradley Beal (Wrist) is out

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: George Hill (Neck) is out

Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Gabe Vincent
SG – Duncan Robinson
SF – Jimmy Butler
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: PJ Tucker (Knee) is questionable; Kyle Lowry (Personal), Omer Yurtseven (COVID protocols) and Markieff Morris (Conditioning) are out

Raptors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Khem Birch (Nose) is out

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nikola Jokic (Toe) and DeMarcus Cousins (Foot) are questionable

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Anthony Edwards
SF – Jaden McDaniels
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Patrick Beverley (Ankle) is probable; D’Angelo Russell (Shin) is doubtful; Josh Okogie (Quad) and Leandro Bolmaro (Ankle) are questionable

Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls (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: Nothing New

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Ayo Dosunmu
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Javonte Green
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Javonte Green (Ankle) is probable; Derrick Jones Jr. (Finger) is out

Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Jordan Poole
SG – Moses Moody
SF – Damion Lee
PF – Jonathan Kuminga
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Stephen Curry (Toe) Otto Porter Jr. (Rest), Klay Thompson (Rest), Nemanja Bjelica (Back) and Andrew Wiggins (Knee) are out

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – Doug McDermott
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Zach Collins (Conditioning) is out

Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – Patty Mills
SF – James Harden
PF – Kessler Edwards
C – Nic Claxton

Injury news: James Harden (Hand) probable; LaMarcus Aldridge (Ankle) is out

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Deandre Ayton (Ankle) and Jae Crowder (Wrist) are questionable; Cameron Payne (Wrist) is out


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