NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (July 3): Giannis Antetokounmpo Out, Trae Young Active for Saturday’s Game 6
Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks.
Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Saturday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out our Action Labs NBA lineups page.
NBA Injury News
Sat 7:25 PM ET Update: Trae Young has officially been cleared to play in Game 6 on Saturday after missing the previous two games due to a right foot bone bruise. There was no mention of a potential minute limitation from interim coach McMillan, and Young’s return should calibrate the rotation with Lou Williams returning to a reserve role.
The Bucks were able to reduce Young’s effectiveness as a playmaker in Games 2 and 3, and Bucks’ Jrue Holiday will likely remain Young’s primary defender.
12:30 p.m. ET Update: Giannis Antetokounmpo has officially been ruled out for Saturday’s Game 6.
Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to deal with a hyperextended left knee, and the team has listed him as doubtful ahead of Game 6 on Saturday.
Antetokounmpo missed the win on Thursday after suffering the injury on Tuesday, and there has been no update on how long he could be sidelined. Bobby Portis moved into the starting lineup in Game 5 sans Antetokounmpo, and coach Budenholzer stripped down his rotation to six players.
Trae Young is officially labeled as questionable for the Atlanta Hawks heading into Game 6 on Saturday. He missed the previous two games due to a right foot bone bruise, and Lou Williams started in Young’s absence both times. Head coach Nate McMillan intimated Young will likely be a game-time decision as he was prior to the previous two contests. Bogdan Bogdanovic is listed probable with a sore right knee for which he has yet to miss a game during the postseason.
Be sure to check the Action Labs NBA page for real-time updates.
Projected Starting Lineups
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks (8:30 p.m. ET)
Bucks Projected Lineup
PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Khris Middleton
SF – PJ Tucker
PF – Bobby Portis
C – Brook Lopez
Injury news: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Knee) is doubtful
Hawks Projected Lineup
PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Kevin Huerter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela
Injury news: Bogdan Bogdanovic (Knee) is probable; Trae Young (Foot) is questionable