NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (December 25): Updates for Khris Middleton, Draymond Green, Devin Booker & More

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (December 25): Updates for Khris Middleton, Draymond Green, Devin Booker & More article feature image

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer. Pictured: Devin Booker.

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 injury updates, check out our FantasyLabs NBA news page

NBA Injury News

The NBA continues its tradition of playing on Christmas with five games today. This article will be updated throughout the day as injury news continues to unfold.

Among the most notable players as of 3:45 p.m. ET, Khris Middleton (knee) is out for the Bucks, Draymond Green (right foot soreness) is questionable for the Warriors, and Devin Booker (groin) is expected to play for the Suns. Read on for the complete injury updates and projected starting lineups for each team below.

Projected Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks (12 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – James Harden
SG – De'Anthony Melton
SF – Tobias Harris
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news:Tyrese Maxey (foot) is out for the 76ers. 

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Jalen Brunson
SG – Quentin Grimes
SF – RJ Barrett
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news:Obi Toppin (knee) is out while Trevor Keels (groin) is day-to-day for the Knicks.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks (2:30 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Patrick Beverly
SF – Lonnie Walker IV
PF – LeBron James
C – Thomas Bryant

Injury news:LeBron James (ankle) is available to play while Anthony Davis (foot) and Juan Toscano-Anderson (ankle) are out for the Lakers. 

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SF – Tim Hardaway Jr.
PF – Reggie Bullock
C – Christian Wood

Injury news:Josh Green (elbow), Dorian Finney-Smith (hip), Maxi Kleber (hamstring), Frank Ntilikina (knee) and Kemba Walker (knee) are out for the Mavericks. Jaden Hardy (back) is available to play.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics (5 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Jevon Carter
SF – Grayson Allen
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news:Khris Middleton (knee) is out against the Celtics. 

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Marcus Smart
SG – Derrick White
SF – Jaylen Brown
PF – Jayson Tatum
C – Al Horford

Injury news:Marcus Smart (illness) is day-to-day while Danilo Gallinari (knee) remains out. 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors (8 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Steven Adams

Injury news:Danny Green (knee) remains out. 

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Jordan Poole
SG – Klay Thompson
SF – Donte DiVincenzo
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news:Draymond Green (right foot soreness) is questionable. Stephen Curry (shoulder), Andrew Wiggins (groin), JaMychal Green (illness) and Andre Iguodala (hip) are out. 

Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets (10:30 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Torrey Craig
C – Deandre Aytonn

Injury news:Devin Booker (groin) is expected to play against the Nuggets. Cameron Payne (foot) and Cameron Johnson (knee) are out. Jae Crowder also remains away from the team.

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Jamal Murray
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – Michael Porter Jr.
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news:Jamal Murray, Jeff Green and Zeke Nnaji are all listed as day-to-day but are expected to play.

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