NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (June 6): De’Andre Hunter Out for Game 1, Joel Embiid Cleared to Play Sunday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (June 6): De’Andre Hunter Out for Game 1, Joel Embiid Cleared to Play Sunday article feature image
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Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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

12:30 p.m. ET Update: Joel Embiid will play Sunday despite previously being considered a game-time decision due to a small tear in his meniscus, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

De’Andre Hunter has been ruled out for the Atlanta Hawks.


Joel Embiid is currently listed questionable for Game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks Sunday after suffering a small tear in his right meniscus during Round 1.

Embiid was able to participate in portions of practice on Friday and Saturday, but he was not able to do much in the live events, according to Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers.

De’Andre Hunter is currently questionable for the Atlanta Hawks ahead of Game 1. He was probable heading into the final game of the first round with the same ailment. After three days off before the second round, it is unclear if Hunter suffered a setback. 

In Sunday’s Game 7, Serge Ibaka is listed doubtful as he continues to deal with back spasms. He missed the previous four games with the injury, and he was sidelined in all but four games since the middle of March due to back issues.

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Projected Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (1 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: De’Andre Hunter (Knee) is questionable

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Seth Curry
SG – Danny Green
SF – Matisse Thybulle
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Ben Simmons

Injury news: Joel Embiid (Knee) is questionable


Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers (3:30 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Marcus Morris

Injury news: Serge Ibaka (Back) is doubtful


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