Saturday’s Projected NBA Starting Lineups & Injury News

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Photo credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Karl-Anthony Towns

  • Below you'll find injury news and projected starting lineups for Saturday's NBA slate, including the latest on Karl-Anthony Towns, Blake Griffin and more.
  • Visit the embedded FantasyLabs link for real-time news and updates.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each NBA team for Saturday’s nine-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 1 p.m. ET.

Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Saturday, December 21

  • Atlanta Hawks: Trae Young – Kevin Huerter – Cam Reddish – De’Andre Hunter – Bruno Fernando
  • Brooklyn Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie – Garrett Temple – Joe Harris – Taurean Prince – Jarrett Allen
  • Charlotte Hornets: Devonte’ Graham – Terry Rozier – Miles Bridges – Cody Zeller – Bismack Biyombo
  • Chicago Bulls: Tomas Satoransky – Kris Dunn – Zach LaVine – Lauri Markkanen – Wendell Carter Jr.
  • Detroit Pistons: Bruce Brown – Luke Kennard – Tony Snell – Blake Griffin – Andre Drummond
  • Houston Rockets: Russell Westbrook – James Harden – Danuel House – PJ Tucker – Clint Capela
  • LA Clippers: Patrick Beverley – Paul George – Kawhi Leonard – Maurice Harkless – Ivica Zubac
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant – Dillon Brooks – Jae Crowder – Jaren Jackson Jr. – Jonas Valanciunas
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo – Pat Connaughton – Khris Middleton – Giannis Antetokounmpo – Brook Lopez
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Andrew Wiggins – Jarrett Culver – Josh Okogie – Robert Covington – Karl-Anthony Towns
  • New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina – RJ Barrett – Marcus Morris – Julius Randle – Taj Gibson
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons – Josh Richardson – Tobias Harris – Al Horford – Joel Embiid
  • Phoenix Suns: Ricky Rubio – Devin Booker – Kelly Oubre – Dario Saric – Deandre Ayton
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard – CJ McCollum – Kent Bazemore – Carmelo Anthony – Hassan Whiteside
  • Sacramento Kings: Cory Joseph – Buddy Hield – Harrison Barnes – Nemanja Bjelica – Richaun Holmes
  • San Antonio Spurs: Dejounte Murray – Bryn Forbes – DeMar DeRozan – Trey Lyles – LaMarcus Aldridge
  • Utah Jazz: Donovan Mitchell – Joe Ingles – Bojan Bogdanovic – Royce O’Neale – Rudy Gobert
  • Washington Wizards: Isaiah Thomas – Bradley Beal – Isaac Bonga – Davis Bertans – Ian Mahinmi

Injury News

  • Atlanta Hawks: Evan Turner (hamstring) is questionable. Trae Young (illness) and Chandler Parsons (wrist) are probable.
  • Brooklyn Nets: David Nwaba (Achilles) is out for the season.
  • Charlotte Hornets: Malik Monk (hip) is not on the injury report.
  • Chicago Bulls: Chandler Hutchison (shoulder) is out. Zach LaVine (shin), Wendell Carter Jr. (abdomen, tailbone) and Ryan Arcidiacono (elbow) are probable.
  • Detroit Pistons: Christian Wood (knee) is out. Luke Kennard (knee) and Blake Griffin (knee) are TBD.
  • Houston Rockets: Nothing new.
  • LA Clippers: JaMychal Green (tailbone) is questionable.
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Nothing new.
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Eric Bledsoe (leg) remains out. Wes Matthews (thigh) is doubtful. Giannis Antetokounmpo (back) is probable.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) is TBD.
  • New York Knicks: Wayne Ellington (Achilles) is TBD.
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Nothing new.
  • Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton (ankle) is TBD.
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Carmelo Anthony (knee) intends to play. Nassir Little (back) is TBD.
  • Sacramento Kings: Trevor Ariza (personal) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) are TBD.
  • San Antonio Spurs: Rudy Gay (illness) is questionable.
  • Utah Jazz: Mike Conley (hamstring) is expected to be out.
  • Washington Wizards: Moe Wagner (ankle) is TBD.

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