NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (June 20): Joel Embiid, Bogdan Bogdanovic Questionable for Sunday’s Game 7
Carlos Goldman/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Bogdan Bogdanovic #13 of the Atlanta Hawks.
Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Sunday’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
Chris Paul is out for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday as he remains in the league’s health and safety protocols and there have been no other updates to his status for the remainder of the series beyond that.
Kawhi Leonard won’t travel with the Clippers to Phoenix as he remains at home to continue to rehab his sprained knee. That means he’ll likely miss at least the first two games of the series.
Bogdan Bogdanovic is considered questionable in advance of Game 7 on Sunday after suffering a sore knee during Friday’s loss. Bogdanovic was unable to return Friday and his absence would be a huge loss for the Hawks who are already thin on wing depth.
Trae Young remains probable with a shoulder injury. His appearance on the injury list appears to be purely procedural as he didn’t look limited at all on Friday and there’s little to no chance he’ll sit a Game 7.
Joel Embiid continues to be procedurally listed as questionable by the Sixers as he plays through a small meniscus tear in his knee. Given that he’s played in previous games when listed questionable and that this is a Game 7, it’s highly unlikely that he sits this one out.
Be sure to check the Action Labs NBA page for real-time updates.
Projected Starting Lineups
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns (3:30 p.m. ET)
Clippers Projected Lineup
PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Terance Mann
SF – Paul George
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Marcus Morris
Injury news: Kawhi Leonard (Knee) is out for Game 1 and 2
Suns Projected Lineup
PG – Cameron Payne
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Jae Crowder
C – Deandre Ayton
Injury news: Chris Paul (COVID Protocols) is out
Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (8 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 (Shoulder) is probable, Bogdan Bogdanovic (Knee) is questionable and Bruno Fernando (Suspension) is suspended
76ers Projected Lineup
PG – Ben Simmons
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Furkan Korkmaz
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid
Injury news: Joel Embiid (Knee) is questionable; Danny Green (Calf) is injured