Sunday’s Projected NBA Starting Lineups and Injury News

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  • See projected NBA starting lineups and injury news for Sunday's 11-game slate.
  • For news and lineup updates in real time, visit the FantasyLabs link below.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each NBA team for Sunday’s 11-game slate, along with notable news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out the FantasyLabs matchups page.

Last updated 4:15 p.m. ET.

Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Sunday, Dec. 23


  • Atlanta Hawks: Taurean Prince (ankle) and Miles Plumlee (knee) remain out. John Collins (ankle) and Omari Spellman (hip) are also out. Alex Poythress (ankle) is available to play.
  • Boston Celtics: Al Horford (knee) and Marcus Morris (knee) will play. Aron Baynes (hand) remains out.
  • Brooklyn Nets: Allen Crabbe (knee) is out.
  • Charlotte Hornets: Nothing new.
  • Chicago Bulls: Kris Dunn (ankle) is probable. Cam Payne (calf) is doubtful. Bobby Portis (ankle) and Zach LaVine (ankle) remain out.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Rodney Hood (Achilles) is out. David Nwaba (ankle) is doubtful.
  • Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. (wrist) is doubtful. Luka Doncic (hip) is questionable. Dirk Nowitzki (rest) is out.
  • Detroit Pistons: Nothing new.
  • Golden State Warriors: Nothing new.
  • Indiana Pacers: Tyreke Evans (knee) is out.
  • Los Angeles Clippers: Nothing new.
  • Los Angeles Lakers: JaVale McGee (illness) is out. Rajon Rondo (ankle) and Brandon Ingram (ankle) are probable. Michael Beasley (personal) remains out.
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Mike Conley (hamstring) is probable. Dillon Brooks (knee), Joakim Noah (heel), Omri Casspi (illness) and JaMychal Green (hamstring) are questionable.
  • Miami Heat: Goran Dragic (knee) remains out.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Jeff Teague (ankle) remains out. Derrick Rose (ankle) is a game-time decision.
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Nikola Mirotic (ankle) is doubtful.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Nothing new.
  • Orlando Magic: Jonathon Simmons (ankle) is available to play.
  • Phoenix Suns: Nothing new.
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Nothing new.
  • Sacramento Kings: Nothing new.
  • Washington Wizards: John Wall (illness) will play.
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