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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Jan. 19): Lonzo Ball Upgraded to Probable for Pelicans

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Chris Graythen/Getty Images. Pictured: Lonzo Ball.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Sunday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out our Action Labs NBA lineups page.

Following a full slate on MLK Day, the NBA features a small two-game slate Tuesday night.

The injury news is lighter, but attention is turned to New Orleans as bettors and fantasy players await word on Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball.

Ball is listed was listed as questionable for Tuesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz. The point guard has been dealing with a knee injury and has missed the team’s last three games. He was later upgraded to probable.

From our NBA Insiders injury dashboard:

Ball was upgraded from questionable to probable Tuesday after missing the past three games due to bilateral knee tendinopathy. It’s unclear if he’ll have a minute restriction after a week off, but his return likely signals the end of Kira Lewis in the rotation. Ball will rejoin a backcourt rotation that will likely feature a larger dose of Nickeil Alexander-Walker after his play of late.

See below for projected starting lineups and potential injuries. Get real-time updates at Action Labs.

Tuesday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

SG – George Hill

SF – Lu Dort

PF – Darius Bazley

C – Isaiah Roby

Injury news: Al Horford (personal) is out. 

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Jamal Murray

SG – Gary Harris

SF – Will Barton

PF – Paul Millsap

C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: No new injuries. 

New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball

SG – Eric Bledsoe

SF – Brandon Ingram

PF – Zion Williamson

C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Lonzo Ball is probable with a knee injury. 

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Mike Conley

SG – Donovan Mitchell

SF – Bojan Bogdanovic

PF – Royce O’Neale

C – Rudy Gobert

Injury news: Joe Ingles (Achilles) is questionable. Derrick Favors (knee) is probable.

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