Friday’s Projected NBA Starting Lineups and Injury News

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  • See projected NBA starting lineups for Friday's 10-game slate, including how the Boston Celtics will look without Al Horford and Aron Baynes.
  • For news and lineup updates in real time, visit the FantasyLabs link below.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each NBA team for Friday’s 10-game slate, along with notable news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out the FantasyLabs matchups page.

Last updated 3:40 p.m. ET.

Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Friday, Dec. 21


  • Atlanta Hawks: Omari Spellman (hip) expected to be out. Miles Plumlee (knee), Taurean Prince (ankle) and Tyler Dorsey (personal) are TBD.
  • Boston Celtics: Al Horford (knee), Aron Baynes (hand) and Marcus Morris (knee) are out.
  • Brooklyn Nets: Allen Crabbe (knee) is out.
  • Charlotte Hornets: Nothing new.
  • Chicago Bulls: Jabari Parker (illness) is questionable. Bobby Portis (ankle) is out. Cam Payne (calf) is day-to-day.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Matthew Dellavedova (knee) is TBD.
  • Detroit Pistons: Andre Drummond (illness) is probable.
  • Indiana Pacers: Tyreke Evans (knee) is questionable.
  • Los Angeles Lakers: JaVale McGee (illness) is out. LeBron James (illness), Tyson Chandler (illness) and Ivica Zubac (illness) are game-time decisions. Rajon Rondo (hand) and Brandon Ingram (ankle) are available to play.
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Omri Casspi (illness), JaMychal Green (hamstring) and Joakim Noah (heel) are questionable. Mike Conley (hamstring) and Kyle Anderson (ankle) are probable.
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Ersan Ilyasova (nose) is out.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Jeff Teague (ankle) is out.
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Nikola Mirotic (ankle) is doubtful. Anthony Davis (illness) and Ian Clark (ankle) are questionable. Julius Randle (ankle) is expected to play.
  • New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson (ankle) is out.
  • Orlando Magic: Nikola Vucevic (personal) will play. Jonathon Simmons (ankle) is out.
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Nothing new.
  • Sacramento Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic (foot) and Iman Shumpert (hip) are available to play.
  • San Antonio Spurs: Nothing new.
  • Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry (thigh) expected to be out. Serge Ibaka (knee) is questionable.
  • Utah Jazz: Nothing new.
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