Saturday’s Projected NBA Starting Lineups and Injury News

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  • See projected NBA starting lineups for Saturday's seven-game slate, including how the Toronto Raptors will look without Kawhi Leonard and 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 Saturday’s seven-game slate, along with notable news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out the FantasyLabs matchups page.

Last updated 5:30 p.m. ET.

Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Saturday, Dec. 22


  • Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. (wrist) is doubtful. Wesley Matthews (foot) is questionable. Maxi Kleber (toe) and Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) are probable.
  • Denver Nuggets: Nothing new.
  • Golden State Warriors: Nothing new.
  • Houston Rockets: Chris Paul (hamstring) is expected to miss extended time.
  • Los Angeles Clippers: Nothing new.
  • Miami Heat: Goran Dragic (knee) remains out. Justise Winslow (ankle) is questionable.
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Ersan Ilyasova (nose) is without timetable to return. Malcolm Brogdon (rest) is out.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Nothing new.
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Wilson Chandler (quad) is out.
  • Phoenix Suns: Nothing new.
  • San Antonio Spurs: Nothing new.
  • Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard (rest) is out. Kyle Lowry (thigh) and Danny Green (knee) are questionable. Serge Ibaka (knee) is out.
  • Utah Jazz: Nothing new.
  • Washington Wizards: Otto Porter (quad) remains out. John Wall (illness) is a game-time decision.
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