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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 6): Stephen Curry & Draymond Green Out, Desmond Bane & Kyle Anderson Doubtful Thursday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 6): Stephen Curry & Draymond Green Out, Desmond Bane & Kyle Anderson Doubtful Thursday article feature image
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Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images. Pictured: Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry.

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

Stephen Curry has been ruled out on Thursday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Golden State Warriors are playing the second night of a back-to-back after being in Dallas on Wednesday night, when Curry suffered the quad injury. Draymond Green is also out due to a hip injury.

Desmond Bane and Kyle Anderson are both doubtful to play Thursday. Bane is dealing with a sore left quad and Anderson has a sore back. The Memphis Grizzlies could have two other rotation players back, though. Dillon Brooks and De’Anthony Melton, who are both still in health and safety protocols, are listed as questionable.

Nerlens Noel cleared health and safety protocols earlier this week and is listed as questionable for the New York Knicks.

Nicolas Batum, who had missed five game for the Los Angeles Clippers with an ankle sprain, has been cleared to return Thursday against the Phoenix Suns.

Projected Starting Lineups

Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Payton Pritchard (COVID Protocols) and Brodric Thomas (Back) are out

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Alec Burks
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Evan Fournier
PF – Julius Randle
C – Taj Gibson

Injury news: Nerlens Noel (Conditioning) is questionable; Kemba Walker (Knee) is out

Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Jordan Poole
SG – Gary Payton II
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Otto Porter Jr.
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Stephen Curry (Quad), Draymond Green (hip), Andre Iguodala (Knee) are out

Pelicans Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Tomas Satoransky (COVID Protocols) is out

Detroit Pistons vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Cade Cunningham
SF – Hamidou Diallo
PF – Saddiq Bey
C – Trey Lyles

Injury news: Isaiah Stewart (Conditioning) is questionable; Jerami Grant (Thumb), Frank Jackson (Ankle) and Isaiah Livers (Foot) are out

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: De’Anthony Melton (COVID Protocols) and Dillon Brooks (COVID Protocols) are questionable; Kyle Anderson (Back) and Desmond Bane (Quad) are doubtful; Yves Pons (Ankle), Tyrell Terry (Illness), John Konchar (COVID Protocols), Xavier Tillman (COVID Protocols) and Shaq Buchanan (COVID Protocols) are out

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Terance Mann
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Serge Ibaka

Injury news: Nicolas Batum (Ankle) and BJ Boston (Conditioning) are questionable; Ivica Zubac (COVID Protocols) and Luke Kennard (COVID Protocols) are out

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Cam Johnson
C – Jalen Smith

Injury news: JaVale McGee (Conditioning), Jae Crowder (Conditioning), Abdel Nader (COVID Protocols), Deandre Ayton (Conditioning) and Landry Shamet (COVID Protocols) are out


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