Friday’s Projected NBA Starting Lineups & Injury News

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Photo credit: Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kemba Walker

  • Below you'll find injury news and projected starting lineups for Friday's NBA slate, including the latest on Kemba Walker, Trae Young, Aaron Gordon and more.
  • Visit the embedded FantasyLabs link for real-time news and updates.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each NBA team for Friday’s six-game slate, along with notable news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out the NBA Labs Insiders tool.

Last updated at 9 a.m. ET.

Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Friday, January 3

  • Atlanta Hawks: Trae Young – Kevin Huerter – De’Andre Hunter – John Collins – Bruno Fernando
  • Boston Celtics: Kemba Walker – Jaylen Brown – Jayson Tatum – Gordon Hayward – Daniel Theis
  • Houston Rockets: Russell Westbrook – James Harden – Danuel House – PJ Tucker – Clint Capela
  • LA Lakers: LeBron James – Avery Bradley – Danny Green – Anthony Davis – JaVale McGee
  • Miami Heat: Kendrick Nunn – Jimmy Butler – Duncan Robinson – Bam Adebayo – Meyers Leonard
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Lonzo Ball – Jrue Holiday – JJ Redick – Brandon Ingram – Derrick Favors
  • New York Knicks: Elfrid Payton – RJ Barrett – Marcus Morris – Julius Randle – Taj Gibson
  • Orlando Magic: Markelle Fultz – Evan Fournier – Wes Iwundu – Aaron Gordon – Nikola Vucevic
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons – Josh Richardson – Tobias Harris – Al Horford – Joel Embiid
  • Phoenix Suns: Ricky Rubio – Devin Booker – Kelly Oubre – Dario Saric – Aron Baynes
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard – CJ McCollum – Kent Bazemore – Carmelo Anthony – Hassan Whiteside
  • Washington Wizards: Isaiah Thomas – Gary Payton II – Bradley Beal – Johnathan Williams – Ian Mahinmi

Injury News

  • Atlanta Hawks: Trae Young (ankle) will play. Kevin Huerter (back) and Jabari Parker (shoulder) are probable.
  • Boston Celtics: Kemba Walker (flu-like symptoms) is a game-time decision. Jaylen Brown (illness) is likely to play.
  • Houston Rockets: Nothing new.
  • LA Lakers: Alex Caruso (calf) is questionable. Anthony Davis (shoulder) is probable.
  • Miami Heat: Justise Winslow (back) likely remains out.
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Nothing new.
  • New York Knicks: Dennis Smith Jr. (oblique) and Elfrid Payton (personal) are questionable.
  • Orlando Magic: Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) and Jonathan Isaac (knee) are out. Aaron Gordon (Achilles) is questionable.
  • Philadelphia 76ers: James Ennis (illness) is doubtful. Kyle O’Quinn (illness) and Joel Embiid (knee) are not on the injury report.
  • Phoenix Suns: Frank Kaminsky (knee) is doubtful. Ricky Rubio (hip) is expected to play.
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Mario Hezonja (back) is probable.
  • Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal (leg) is questionable.

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