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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 24): Zach LaVine Available, DeMar DeRozan Out Monday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 24): Zach LaVine Available, DeMar DeRozan Out Monday article feature image
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Joe Murphy/NBAE via 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 p.m. ET Update: DeMar DeRozan has been ruled out for the Bulls due to rest. Zach LaVine and Javonte Green have been cleared to play — both will be on a minutes limit.


6:30 p.m. ET: Kemba Walker and Nerlens Noel have been cleared to play. Mitchell Robinson has been ruled out.


Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen is listed as questionable with a non-COVID illness ahead of Monday’s game against the visiting New York Knicks.

On the other side of this matchup, Mitchell Robinson and Kemba Walker are questionable to play for the Knicks. Robinson exited their game on Sunday with an ankle injury and Walker sat out the front end of the back-to-back set.

Zach LaVine, who has been out for five games with knee soreness, is questionable to suit up for the shorthanded Chicago Bulls. LaVine suffered a knee injury 10 days ago, but an MRI show no structural damage. Nikola Vucevic is also questionable with a left patella contusion after playing the front end of a back-to-back Sunday.

Deandre Ayton is listed as doubtful for the Phoenix Suns Monday ahead of their game against the Utah Jazz. Ayton has missed three games since suffering an ankle sprain. The Jazz have a number of key players on the injury report: Royce O’Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Ingles are all questionable to play. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are both out.

Projected Starting Lineups

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Evan Fournier
SF – RJ Barrett
PF – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Noel

Injury news: Nerlens Noel (Knee) and Kemba Walker (Knee) are available; Mitchell Robinson (Ankle) is out

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Dean Wade
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Ed Davis

Injury news: Rajon Rondo (Hamstring) is available; Jarrett Allen (Illness) and Lauri Markkanen (Ankle) are out

Indiana Pacers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Caris LeVert
SG – Chris Duarte
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Torrey Craig
C – Goga Bitadze

Injury news: Caris LeVert (Calf) is questionable; Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles), Domantas Sabonis (Ankle) and Myles Turner (Foot) are out

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Garrett Temple
SF – Josh Hart
PF – Herbert Jones
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Devonte’ Graham (Ankle) is questionable; Brandon Ingram (Ankle) is out

Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Ayo Dosunmu
SF – Zach LaVine
PF – Javonte Green
C – Tony Bradley

Injury news: Zach LaVine (Knee) and Javonte Green (Adductor) are available; Nikola Vucevic (Patella) is questionable; DeMar DeRozan (Rest), Derrick Jones Jr. (Knee), Lonzo Ball (Knee) and Alex Caruso (Wrist) are out

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Derrick Favors (Back) and Vit Krejci (Ankle) are out

Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns (9 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Jared Butler
SG – Joe Ingles
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O’Neale
C – Hassan Whiteside

Injury news: Bojan Bogdanovic (Finger), Joe Ingles (Ankle) and Royce O’Neale (Knee) are questionable; Mike Conley (Rest), Rudy Gobert (Calf) and Donovan Mitchell (Concussion) are out

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Cam Johnson
C – JaVale McGee

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


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