Saturday’s Projected NBA Starting Lineups and Injury News

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Photo credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Cody Zeller

  • See projected NBA starting lineups and injury news for Saturday's eight-game slate, including how the Hornets will look without Cody Zeller and Jeremy Lamb.
  • For news and lineup updates in real time, visit the FantasyLabs link below.

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

Last updated 5:36 p.m. ET.

Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Saturday, Jan. 5


  • Charlotte Hornets: Jeremy Lamb (hamstring) is out. Cody Zeller (hand) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Matthew Dellavedova (foot), David Nwaba (ankle) and Ante Zizic (knee) are out. Rodney Hood (Achilles) is questionable.
  • Dallas Mavericks: Devin Harris (back) and J.J. Barea (ankle) are questionable. Dirk Nowitzki (rest) is out.
  • Denver Nuggets: Nothing new.
  • Detroit Pistons: Zaza Pachulia (leg) is out. Stanley Johnson (quad) is probable.
  • Golden State Warriors: Nothing new.
  • Houston Rockets: Chris Paul (hamstring) and Eric Gordon (knee) remain out.
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Marc Gasol (hamstring) is questionable. Mike Conley (shoulder) is probable.
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Nothing new.
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Nikola Mirotic (ankle) is out.
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Jimmy Butler (illness) and Wilson Chandler (illness) are out.
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Moe Harkless (knee) is probable.
  • Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley (knee) is out.
  • San Antonio Spurs: Nothing new.
  • Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry (back) is doubtful.
  • Utah Jazz: Grayson Allen (ankle) is TBD.