Tuesday’s Projected NBA Starting Lineups & Injury News

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Photo credit: Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: CJ McCollum

  • Below you'll find injury news and projected starting lineups for Tuesday's NBA slate, including the latest on CJ McCollum, 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 Tuesday’s six-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 9:30 a.m. ET.

Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Tuesday, January 7

  • Brooklyn Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie – Garrett Temple – Joe Harris – Taurean Prince – Jarrett Allen
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Darius Garland – Collin Sexton – Cedi Osman – Kevin Love – Tristan Thompson
  • Detroit Pistons: Tim Frazier – Svi Mykhailiuk – Tony Snell – Sekou Doumbouya – Andre Drummond
  • LA Lakers: LeBron James – Avery Bradley – Danny Green – Anthony Davis – JaVale McGee
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant – Dillon Brooks – Jae Crowder – Jaren Jackson Jr. – Jonas Valanciunas
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Shabazz Napier – Jarrett Culver – Andrew Wiggins – Robert Covington – Karl-Anthony Towns
  • New York Knicks: Elfrid Payton – RJ Barrett – Marcus Morris – Julius Randle – Taj Gibson
  • OKC Thunder: Chris Paul – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – Terrance Ferguson – Danilo Gallinari – Steven Adams
  • Phoenix Suns: Ricky Rubio – Devin Booker – Kelly Oubre – Deandre Ayton – 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
  • Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry – Pat McCaw – OG Anunoby – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – Serge Ibaka

Injury News

  • Brooklyn Nets: Caris LeVert (thumb) is available to play.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Kevin Porter Jr. (knee) is out. Tristan Thompson (illness) is questionable.
  • Detroit Pistons: Blake Griffin (knee) and Markieff Morris (foot) are out.
  • LA Lakers: Avery Bradley (ankle) is questionable. Anthony Davis (shoulder) is probable.
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Nothing new.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) is questionable.
  • New York Knicks: Elfrid Payton (personal) and Dennis Smith Jr. (oblique) are questionable. Marcus Morris (neck) is probable.
  • OKC Thunder: Nerlens Noel (ankle) is TBD.
  • Phoenix Suns: Frank Kaminsky (patella) is out indefinitely.
  • Portland Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum (illness) is questionable.
  • Sacramento Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle, illness) is unlikely to play.
  • Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet (hamstring) is out. Norman Powell (shoulder) is doubtful.

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