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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (November 29): Zach LaVine Cleared to Play, Myles Turner Out Monday

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Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images. Pictured: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls.

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

7:40 p.m. ET Update: Zach LaVine available to play Monday with a non-COVID illness. Jarred Vanderbilt available to play Monday with a non-COVID illness. Jalen Brunson will play Monday with a left foot contusion.

Royce O’Neale out Monday due to a foot and ankle injury.


6:30 p.m. ET Update: Nikola Jokic will return to the court Monday for the Denver Nuggets after sitting out the past four games.

Myles Turner will sit out of Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to an illness.


5:30 p.m. ET Update: Jimmy Butler has been ruled out of Monday’s game against the Nuggets with a tail bone contusion.


3 p.m. ET Update: Tyler Herro has been ruled out of Monday’s Miami Heat game with soreness. Devin Vassell (Quad) and Doug McDermott (Knee) have been ruled out for the San Antonio Spurs.

Zach LaVine has been downgraded to questionable for the Chicago Bulls with an illness. Myles Turner is also questionable for the Indiana Pacers with an illness.


The Miami Heat have listed Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro as questionable entering their matchup with the Denver Nuggets. The last time these two teams met, Heat forward Markieff Morris was injured due to a blindsided hit from Nikola Jokic. Morris is expected to miss this game as well, but tensions will certainly be high.

Jokic, who has missed the past four games with a wrist injury, is also questionable for Monday’s game. Rookie Bones Hyland, who has sat out the past two Nuggets games, is also questionable for the Nuggets who are extremely thin at the moment. Per Shams Charania, Michael Porter Jr. will miss the rest of the season to undergo back surgery.

Sources: Denver forward Michael Porter Jr. is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to back surgery. Tough blow, but with Porter’s five-year extension kicking in next season, he and the Nuggets take big-picture approach to his health.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 29, 2021

Dallas Mavericks backup point guard Jalen Brunson is listed as questionable for a home matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Brunson missed the Mavs’ last game with a foot injury that he suffered last Tuesday.

The Philadelphia 76ers have listed Shake Milton as questionable entering their game against the Orlando Magic. The Sixers finally have Joel Embiid and most of their usual rotation players back after several positive Covid tests and a few nagging injuries and Milton is the lone Sixers player questionable.

Jalen Green will likely remain out through the week after suffering a left hamstring strain last week.

Norman Powell will sit out of tonight’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz due to a right quad contusion.

Projected Starting Lineups

Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Terrence Ross (Back) and Mo Bamba (Back) are available; Cole Anthony (Ankle) is out

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Shake Milton (Groin) is available

Denver Nuggets vs. Miami Heat (7:30 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 (Wrist) and Bones Hyland (Ankle) are available; Will Barton (Back) is probable; Zeke Nnaji (Ankle) are questionable, Jamychal Green (Elbow) is out

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Gabe Vincent
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Dewayne Dedmon (Illness) is no longer on the injury report; Jimmy Butler (Back), Tyler Herro (Soreness) and Markieff Morris (Neck) are out

Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – Miles Bridges
C – PJ Washington

Injury news: Cody Martin (Illness) is out Mason Plumlee (Calf) is out

Bulls Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Zach LaVine (illness) and Javonte Green (Wrist) are available

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Derrick Favors (Illness) and Kenrich Williams (Ankle) are out

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: DJ Augustin (Heath protocols) and Jalen Green (Hamstring) are out

Indiana Pacers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Caris LeVert
SF – Chris Duarte
PF – Justin Holiday
C – Domantas Sabonis

Injury news: Myles Turner (illness) is out

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jarred Vanderbilt (Illness) are available; Jaden McDaniels (Illness) and Patrick Beverley (Adductor) is out

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Lauri Markkanen
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen
Injury news: Cedi Osman (Back) and Dean Wade (Calf) are out

Mavericks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jalen Brunson (Foot) is available; Willie Cauley-Stein (Illness) and Frank Ntilikina (Calf) are out

Washington Wizards vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – Keita Bates-Diop
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

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

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Nassir Little
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Norman Powell (Quad) is out

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Mike Conley
SG – Donovan Mitchell
SF – Joe Ingles
PF – Bojan Bogdanovic
C – Rudy Gobert

Injury news: Royce O’Neale (Ankle) is out

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Josh Hart
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Herb Jones
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Nothing new

Clippers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Marcus Morris (Knee) is probable; Nicolas Batum (Illness) is out


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