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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (January 19): LeBron James Probable, Jrue Holiday Active Wednesday

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John Fisher/Getty Images. Pictured: Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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

9:30 p.m. ET Update: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony (Back) and Dwight Howard (Knee) will play for the Lakers. Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) and Jeremy Lamb (Knee) are active for the Pacers. Richaun Holmes (Conditioning) will have a minutes restriction for the Kings. Marcus Morris (Personal) is out while Luke Kennard (Conditioning) will play for the Clippers. Killian Hayes (Hip) is out Wednesday for the Pistons.

7:30 p.m. ET Update: Jrue Holiday (Ankle) is active for the Bucks. Gary Trent Jr. (Ankle) is out Wednesday for the Trail Blazers.

7 p.m. ET Update: Maxi Kleber (Knee) and Reggie Bullock (Knee) will both play Wednesday for the Mavericks.

6:30 p.m. ET Update: Alex Caruso (COVID Protocols) will be limited to 22-24 minutes against the Cavaliers. CJ Elleby (Ankle) is available to play for the Trail Blazers.

6 p.m. ET Update: Robert Williams (Personal) is out for the Celtics. Kelly Oubre Jr. (Conditioning) will play Wednesday.

5:30 p.m. ET Update: Wendell Carter Jr. is out for the Magic against the 76ers.

LeBron James (Abdominal) is probable to play for the Lakers against the Pacers in the last game of the night at 10:30 p.m. ET at crypto.com Arena. James has been listed as probable with the same injury all month and has not yet missed a game due to the injury.

Jrue Holiday (Ankle) is questionable to return to the Bucks lineup after missing six straight games since January 5th. Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) is questionable to return for the Pacers after missing their last two games. Kelly Oubre Jr. (Conditioning) is questionable to return for the Hornets after clearing COVID protocol.

Projected Starting Lineups

Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – James Harden
SF – Kessler Edwards
PF – LaMarcus Aldridge
C – Day’Ron Sharpe

Injury news: Paul Millsap (Personal) is out, Kevin Durant (Knee) is out, Joe Harris (Ankle) is injured, DeAndre Bembry (Back) is out, and Nic Claxton (Hamstring) is out.

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Gary Harris
SF – Franz Wagner
PF – Chuma Okeke
C – Mo Bamba

Injury news: E’Twaun Moore (Knee) is out, Michael Carter-Williams (Ankle) is injured, Markelle Fultz (COVID Protocols) is out, Jonathan Isaac (Knee) is injured, and Wendell Carter Jr. (Hamstring) is out.

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Tobias Harris
PF – Furkan Korkmaz
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Danny Green (Hip) is out, Ben Simmons (Personal) is out, Shake Milton (Back) is out, and Matisse Thybulle (Shoulder) is out.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jordan McLaughlin (COVID Protocols) is out, and Jaylen Nowell (Ankle) is probable.

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
SF – Kevin Huerter
PF – John Collins
C – Onyeka Okongwu

Injury news: Clint Capela (Ankle) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (Knee) are out.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Terry Rozier
SG – LaMelo Ball
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – Miles Bridges
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Kelly Oubre Jr. (Conditioning) is questionable.

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Payton Pritchard
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Al Horford
C – Grant Williams

Injury news: Marcus Smart (Conditioning) is out, Robert Williams (Personal) is out, Bol Bol (Foot) is out, and Aaron Nesmith (Ankle) is out.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Anfernee Simons
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Robert Covington
PF – Nassir Little
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Norman Powell (Personal) is out, Larry Nance Jr. (Knee) is out, Damian Lillard (Abdominal) is injured, Cody Zeller (Knee) is out, Dennis Smith Jr. (Ankle) is probable, and CJ Elleby (Ankle) is probable.

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Tyler Herro
SG – Jimmy Butler
SF – PJ Tucker
PF – Max Strus
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Kyle Lowry (Personal) is out, Markieff Morris (COVID Protocols) is out, Victor Oladipo (Quad) is out, Tyler Herro (COVID Protocols) is out, KZ Okpala (Wrist) is out, and Marcus Garrett (Wrist) is out.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Evan Mobley
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Lauri Markkanen
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Rajon Rondo (Hamstring) is out, Ricky Rubio (Knee) is out for season, and Lamar Stevens (Knee) is out.

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – DeMar DeRozan
SF – Alfonzo McKinnie
PF – Ayo Dosunmu
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Zach LaVine (Knee) is out, Derrick Jones Jr. (Knee) is out, Lonzo Ball (Knee) is out, Patrick Williams (Wrist) is injured, and Javonte Green (Adductor) is out.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – John Konchar
SF – Ziaire Williams
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Tyus Jones (COVID Protocols) is out, Kyle Anderson (COVID Protocols) is out, Dillon Brooks (Ankle) is injured, Killian Tillie (COVID Protocols) is out, Desmond Bane (COVID Protocols) is out, Tyrell Terry (Illness) is out, and Shaq Buchanan (COVID Protocols) is out.

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Grayson Allen
SG – Wesley Matthews
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Bobby Portis

Injury news: Brook Lopez (Back) is injured, and Jrue Holiday (Ankle) is questionable.

Toronto Raptors vs. Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Fred VanVleet
SG – Scottie Barnes
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Pascal Siakam
C – Chris Boucher

Injury news: Goran Dragic (Personal) is out, Khem Birch (Nose) is out, and Gary Trent Jr. (Ankle) is out.

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Jalen Brunson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Kristaps Porzingis
C – Maxi Kleber

Injury news: Reggie Bullock (Knee) will play, Sterling Brown (Foot) is out, and Maxi Kleber (Knee) will play.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Kenrich Williams (COVID Protocols) is out, and Aleksej Pokusevski (Undisclosed) is out.

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – Doug McDermott
PF – Keita Bates-Diop
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Zach Collins (Foot) is injured.

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: John Wall (Personal) is out.

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Rudy Gay (Heel) is out, Hassan Whiteside (COVID Protocols) is out, and Donovan Mitchell (Concussion) is out.

Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Hamidou Diallo
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Cade Cunningham
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Kelly Olynyk (Conditioning) is expected to play, Jerami Grant (Thumb) is out, Frank Jackson (Conditioning) is out, Isaiah Livers (Foot) is out, Chris Smith (Knee) is injured, and Killian Hayes (Hip) is doubtful.

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Terence Davis
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Richaun Holmes
C – Chimezie Metu

Injury news: Tyrese Haliburton (COVID Protocols) is out.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets (10 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Nicolas Batum
SF – Terance Mann
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Nicolas Batum (COVID Protocols) is out, Paul George (Elbow) is injured, Kawhi Leonard (Knee) is injured, Luke Kennard (Conditioning) is questionable, and Jason Preston (Foot) is injured.

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: DeMarcus Cousins (None) is doubtful, JaMychal Green (COVID Protocols) is out, Jamal Murray (Knee) is injured, Michael Porter Jr. (Back) is out for season, and Vlatko Cancar (Foot) is injured.

Indiana Pacers vs. L.A. Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Duane Washington
SG – Caris LeVert
SF – Torrey Craig
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Goga Bitadze

Injury news: Myles Turner (Foot) is out, Jeremy Lamb (Knee) is questionable, TJ Warren (COVID Protocols) is out, TJ McConnell (Wrist) is out, and Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) is questionable.

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Malik Monk
SF – LeBron James
PF – Talen Horton-Tucker
C – Dwight Howard

Injury news: Anthony Davis (Knee) is out, LeBron James (Abdominal) is probable, Carmelo Anthony (Back) is questionable, Dwight Howard (Knee) is probable, Kendrick Nunn (COVID Protocols) is out.


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