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