Monday’s Projected NBA Starting Lineups & Injury News
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- Below you'll find injury news and projected starting lineups for Monday's NBA slate, including the latest on Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid, Blake Griffin and more.
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Below are the projected starting lineups for each NBA team for Monday’s 11-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 12:15 p.m. ET.
Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Monday, December 23
- Atlanta Hawks: Trae Young – Kevin Huerter – Cam Reddish – De’Andre Hunter – John Collins
- Chicago Bulls: Tomas Satoransky – Kris Dunn – Zach LaVine – Lauri Markkanen – Wendell Carter Jr.
- Cleveland Cavaliers: Darius Garland – Collin Sexton – Cedi Osman – Kevin Love – Tristan Thompson
- Denver Nuggets: Jamal Murray – Gary Harris – Will Barton – Paul Millsap – Nikola Jokic
- Detroit Pistons: Bruce Brown – Luke Kennard – Tony Snell – Blake Griffin – Andre Drummond
- Golden State Warriors: D’Angelo Russell – Damion Lee – Glenn Robinson III – Draymond Green – Willie Cauley-Stein
- Houston Rockets: Russell Westbrook – James Harden – Danuel House – PJ Tucker – Clint Capela
- Indiana Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon – Jeremy Lamb – TJ Warren – Domantas Sabonis – Myles Turner
- Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant – Dillon Brooks – Jae Crowder – Jaren Jackson Jr. – Jonas Valanciunas
- Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler – Kendrick Nunn – Duncan Robinson – Bam Adebayo – Meyers Leonard
- Minnesota Timberwolves: Shabazz Napier – Andrew Wiggins – Josh Okogie – Robert Covington – Karl-Anthony Towns
- New Orleans Pelicans: Jrue Holiday – JJ Redick – Brandon Ingram – Kenrich Williams – Derrick Favors
- New York Knicks: Elfrid Payton – RJ Barrett – Marcus Morris – Julius Randle – Taj Gibson
- Orlando Magic: Markelle Fultz – Evan Fournier – Aaron Gordon – Jonathan Isaac – 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
- Sacramento Kings: De’Aaron Fox – Buddy Hield – Harrison Barnes – Nemanja Bjelica – Richaun Holmes
- San Antonio Spurs: Dejounte Murray – Bryn Forbes – DeMar DeRozan – Trey Lyles – LaMarcus Aldridge
- Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry – Fred VanVleet – Pat McCaw – OG Anunoby – Serge Ibaka
- Utah Jazz: Donovan Mitchell – Joe Ingles – Bojan Bogdanovic – Royce O’Neale – Rudy Gobert
- Washington Wizards: Ish Smith – Bradley Beal – Isaac Bonga – Admiral Schofield – Ian Mahinmi
- Atlanta Hawks: Evan Turner (hamstring) is questionable. John Collins (suspended) will return.
- Chicago Bulls: Chandler Hutchison (shoulder) is TBD. Wendell Carter Jr. (abdomen) and Zach LaVine (shoulder) are probable.
- Cleveland Cavaliers: Larry Nance Jr. (knee) is questionable.
- Denver Nuggets: Nothing new.
- Detroit Pistons: Luke Kennard (knee), Blake Griffin (illness) and Derrick Rose (knee) are questionable.
- Golden State Warriors: Glenn Robinson III (ankle) and Eric Paschall (knee) are questionable.
- Houston Rockets: Clint Capela (heel) is probable.
- Indiana Pacers: Domantas Sabonis (hip) expects to play.
- Memphis Grizzlies: Jonas Valanciunas (foot) is questionable.
- Miami Heat: Justise Winslow (back) is out.
- Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) is questionable.
- New Orleans Pelicans: Nothing new.
- New York Knicks: Nothing new.
- Orlando Magic: Michael Carter-Williams (AC joint) is out.
- Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid (illness) is questionable. Raul Neto (illness) is probable.
- Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton (ankle) is out. Ricky Rubio (illness) is questionable. Frank Kaminsky (knee) and Dario Saric (leg) are probable.
- Portland Trail Blazers: Carmelo Anthony (knee) is questionable.
- Sacramento Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) is questionable.
- San Antonio Spurs: Nothing new.
- Toronto Raptors: Stanley Johnson (groin) is TBD. Norman Powell (shoulder), Pascal Siakam (groin) and Marc Gasol (hamstring) remain out.
- Utah Jazz: Mike Conley (hamstring) remains out.
- Washington Wizards: Isaiah Thomas (suspension), Davis Bertans (quad) and Moe Wagner (ankle) are out.