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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 7): Trae Young Questionable, Giannis Antetokounmpo Probable Friday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 7): Trae Young Questionable, Giannis Antetokounmpo Probable Friday article feature image

Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks.

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

Giannis Antetokounmpo is probable to play Friday against the Brooklyn Nets after sitting out on Wednesday with a non-COVID related illness.

Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert are among the many players on the Utah Jazz roster who are either out or questionable to play. Mitchell is out with back soreness and Gobert has entered into health and safety protocols. Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Ingles have also been ruled out. Jordan Clarkson, Rudy Gay, Royce O’Neale and Hassan Whiteside are questionable with various injuries.

Luka Doncic is doubtful for the Dallas Mavericks ahead of their game against the Houston Rockets. Doncic played the past three games after returning from health and safety protocols but has been dealing with a sore ankle throughout the season.

Trae Young, John Collins and Bogan Bogdanovic are questionable to play Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Collins and Bogdanovic have cleared health and safety protocols and are awaiting clearance based on their conditioning. Young sat out their most recent game with back soreness.

Projected Starting Lineups

San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Bryn Forbes
SF – Lonnie Walker
PF – Keita Bates-Diop
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Devontae Cacok (Conditioning) and Lonnie Walker (Conditioning) are questionable; Thaddeus Young (COVID Protocols), Doug McDermott (COVID Protocols), Derrick White (COVID Protocols), Keldon Johnson (COVID Protocols) and Devin Vassell (COVID Protocols) are out

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Seth Curry
SG – Furkan Korkmaz
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Matisse Thybulle (Conditioning) is available; Danny Green (Calf) and Isaiah Joe (Back) are questionable; Shake Milton (Back), Paul Reed (COVID Protocols), Tyrese Maxey (COVID Protocols) and Jaden Springer (COVID Protocols) are out

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Javonte Smart
SG – Wesley Matthews
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Bobby Portis

Injury news: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Illness) is probable; Donte DiVincenzo (Ankle), Pat Connaughton (COVID Protocols), George Hill (COVID Protocols) and Grayson Allen (COVID Protocols) and Jrue Holiday (COVID Protocols) are out

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – James Harden
SG – Patty Mills
SF – David Duke
PF – Kevin Durant
C – LaMarcus Aldridge

Injury news: Kyrie Irving (Ineligible) is out

Utah Jazz vs. Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Jordan Clarkson
SG – Trent Forrest
SF – Rudy Gay
PF – Royce O’Neale
C – Hassan Whiteside

Injury news: Rudy Gay (Personal), Hassan Whiteside (Concussion), Jordan Clarkson (Back) and Royce O’Neale (Patellar) are questionable; Rudy Gobert (Shoulder), Joe Ingles (COVID Protocols) and Donovan Mitchell (Back) are out

Raptors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Yuta Watanabe (COVID Protocols) is out

Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Jalen Brunson
SG – Reggie Bullock
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Dwight Powell

Injury news: Luka Doncic (Ankle) is doubtful; Willie Cauley-Stein (Personal), Kristaps Porzingis (COVID Protocols) and Boban Marjanovic (COVID Protocols) are out

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Usman Garuba (COVID Protocols) and Alperen Sengun (Ankle) are out

Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Daniel Gafford
Injury news: Montrezl Harrell (COVID Protocols) is questionable; Davis Bertans (Foot), Tremont Waters (COVID Protocols), Rui Hachimura (Conditioning), Brad Wanamaker (COVID Protocols) and Anthony Gill (COVID Protocols) is out

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Derrick Jones Jr.
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Tyler Cook (Ankle), Javonte Green (Adductor) and Alex Caruso (COVID Protocols) are out

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Patrick Beverley (Groin) is questionable; Leandro Balmaro (Conditioning) is out

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Derrick Favors (Back) and Isaiah Roby (COVID Protocols) are out

Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Marvin Bagley
C – Damian Jones

Injury news: Terence Davis (Ankle) is questionable; Chimezie Metu (COVID Protocols) and Richaun Holmes (COVID Protocols) are out

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jeff Green (COVID Protocols) is available, Bones Hyland (Illness) and Aaron Gordon (Illness) are probable; Zeke Nnaji (COVID Protocols) and ; Petr Cornelle (COVID) Protocols and Markus Howard (Knee) are out

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Lamar Stevens
SF – Lauri Markkanen
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Rajon Rondo (Conditioning) and Cedi Osman (Conditioning) are questionable; Isaac Okoro (Elbow) is out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Anfernee Simons
SG – Norman Powell
SF – Nassir Little
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Cody Zeller (COVID Protocols) is questionable; Larry Nance Jr. (Knee), Damian Lillard (Abdominal) and CJ McCollum (Lungs) are out

Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 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 (Back), John Collins (Conditioning), Jalen Johnson (Conditioning) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (Conditioning) are questionable; Gorgui Dieng (COVID Protocols), Chris Clemons (COVID Protocols) and Cameron Oliver (COVID Protocols) are out

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Malik Monk
SF – Avery Bradley
PF – Stanley Johnson
C – LeBron James

Injury news: LeBron James (Abdominal) is probable

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