Friday’s Projected NBA Starting Lineups and Injury News

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  • See projected NBA starting lineups and injury news for Friday's 10-game slate, including how the Raptors will look without Kyle Lowry.
  • 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 4:30 p.m. ET.

Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Friday, Dec. 28


  • Atlanta Hawks: Alex Len (back), Taurean Prince (ankle) and Miles Plumlee (knee) remain out.
  • Brooklyn Nets: Allen Crabbe (knee) is without timetable to return.
  • Charlotte Hornets: Nothing new.
  • Chicago Bulls: Nothing new.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson (foot), Rodney Hood (Achilles) and David Nwaba (ankle) are out.
  • Dallas Mavericks: Wesley Matthews (foot) is out. Dennis Smith Jr. (wrist) is active. Luka Doncic (toe) is probable.
  • Denver Nuggets: Nothing new.
  • Detroit Pistons: Glenn Robinson III (ankle) is questionable.
  • Indiana Pacers: Tyreke Evans (knee) is questionable. Victor Oladipo (shoulder) is probable.
  • Los Angeles Clippers: Nothing new.
  • Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James (groin), Rajon Rondo (finger) and JaVale McGee (illness) are out. Tyson Chandler (back) is questionable.
  • Miami Heat: Hassan Whiteside (hip) is available to play.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Jeff Teague (ankle) remains out.
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Nikola Mirotic (ankle) is out.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Paul George (quad) and Alex Abrines (illness) are out.
  • Orlando Magic: Aaron Gordon (illness) will play.
  • Phoenix Suns: Jamal Crawford (knee) is questionable.
  • San Antonio Spurs: Nothing new.
  • Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry (back), Norman Powell (personal) and Jonas Valanciunas (thumb) are out. Chris Boucher (ankle) is probable.
  • Washington Wizards: John Wall (heel) is out. Markieff Morris (neck, back) is doubtful. Bradley Beal (illness) is probable.
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