NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (October 28): Spencer Dinwiddie Out, Zach LaVine Questionable Thursday

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Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Thursday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. 

NBA Injury News

5:30 p.m. ET Update: Spencer Dinwiddie has been rule out of tonight’s game against the Hawks for rest.


2 p.m. ET Update: The Dallas Mavericks have officially ruled out Kristaps Porzingis who is nursing a back injury. Trey Burke has been ruled out due to health and safety protocols and Sterling Brown is out with an ankle sprain.

Daniel Gafford will sit for the Washington Wizards after going down in Wednesday night’s game with a quad injury. He was scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday and Montrezl Harrell will likely get the start.


The Chicago Bulls have listed Zach LaVine as questionable ahead of their matchup against the New York Knicks on Thursday. According to Shams Charania, LaVine is dealing with a small ligament tear in the thumb of his non-shooting hand. LaVine was limited in practice on Wednesday and told reporters, “I try to play through everything. If I’m able to, I will. If not we’ll see how it goes.”

Joel Embiid is again listed as questionable for the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of their home matchup with the Detroit Pistons. Embiid has been dealing with knee soreness since the start of the season and will likely have the questionable tag on him for every game for the foreseeable future.

On the other side of that matchup, Jerami Grant is also questionable as he continues to deal with an elbow infection. Grant sat out the Pistons’ most recent game and is considered day-to-day.

The Dallas Mavericks hope to have Kristaps Porzingis available tonight for their game against the San Antonio Spurs. Porzingis played just 20 minutes on Tuesday before being sidelined with tightness in his lower back.

Projected Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – De’Andre Hunter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Trae Young (shin) and Kevin Huerter (ankle) are probable; Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) and Lou Williams (Ankle) are questionable

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Raul Neto (Shoulder) has been cleared to play, Devontae Shuler (Personal) is questionable; Daniel Gafford (quad) will undergo and MRI and is out; Spencer Dinwiddie (rest), Cassius Winston (Hamstring) and Rui Hachimura (COVID Protocols) are out

Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Josh Jackson
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Jerami Grant (Elbow) is questionable; Cade Cunningham (Ankle) is out

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Joel Embiid (Knee) is questionable and Shake Milton (Ankle) are questionable

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Mike Conley
SG – Donovan Mitchell
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O’Neale
C – Rudy Gobert

Injury news: Bojan Bogdanovic (Illness) and Eric Paschall (Face) are questionable

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Danuel House (Foot) is out

New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Evan Fournier
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Nerlens Noel (Knee) is out

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – DeMar DeRozan
SF – Zach LaVine
PF – Patrick Williams
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Zach LaVine (Thumb) is questionable

San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – Devin Vassell
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Doug McDermott (Knee) is out

Mavericks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Boban Marjanovic (back) is questionable; Trey Burke (Health and Safety Protocols), Kristaps Porzingis (Back) and Sterling Brown (Ankle) are out

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – De’Anthony Melton
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Dillon Brooks (Hand) is out

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Jordan Poole
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Nothing new


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