Thursday, September 28

Zach LaVine available, DeMar DeRozan out Monday

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Monday’s NBA roster, along with notable injury news for each team. For real-time injury updates, check out our FantasyLabs NBA news page.

NBA injury news

Update at 7 pm ET: DeMar DeRozan has been ruled out for the Bulls by rest. Zach LaVine and Javonte Green have been cleared to play; both will have a minute limit.

6:30 p.m. ET: Kemba Walker and Nerlens Noel have been cleared to play. Mitchell Robinson has been ruled out.

Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen is listed as questionable with a non-COVID illness ahead of Monday’s game against the visiting New York Knicks.

On the other side of this matchup, Mitchell Robinson and Kemba Walker are questionable to play for the Knicks. Robinson exited his game on Sunday with an ankle injury and Walker sat out the front of the straight set.

Zach LaVine, who has been out for five games with sore knees, is questionable about dressing for the Chicago Bulls. LaVine suffered a knee injury 10 days ago, but an MRI showed no structural damage. Nikola Vucevic is also questionable with a bruised left patella after playing up front on a straight Sunday.

Deandre Ayton is listed as a doubt for the Phoenix Suns on Monday before their game against the Utah Jazz. Ayton has missed three games since suffering a sprained ankle. The Jazz have several key players on the injury report: Royce O’Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Ingles are questionable to play. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are out.

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Projected starting lineups

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET)

Knicks projected lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG-Evan Fournier
SF-RJ Barrett
FAQ – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Claus

Injury news: Nerlens Noel (Knee) and Kemba Walker (Knee) are available; Mitchell Robinson (ankle) is out

Cavaliers projected lineup

PG – Dario Garland
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Dean Wade
FAQ – Evan Mobley
C Ed Davis

Injury News: Rajon Rondo (Hamstrings) is available; Jarrett Allen (Illness) and Lauri Markkanen (Ankle) are out

Indiana Pacers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

Pacers projected lineup

PG – Caris LeVert
SG – Chris Duarte
SF – Justin vacation
FAQ – Torrey Craig
C-Goga Bitadze

Injury news: Caris LeVert (Calf) is questionable; Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles), Domantas Sabonis (Ankle) and Myles Turner (Foot) are out

Pelicans projected lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Garrett’s Temple
San Francisco – Josh Hart
PF-Herbert Jones
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Devonte’ Graham (Ankle) is questionable; Brandon Ingram (Ankle) is out

Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Bulls projected lineup

PG – White Coby
SG – Come on Dosunmu
SF- Zach LaVine
PF – Javonte Green
C – Tony Bradley

Injury news: Zach LaVine (Knee) and Javonte Green (Adductor) are available; Nikola Vucevic (Patella) is questionable; DeMar DeRozan (Break), Derrick Jones Jr. (Knee), Lonzo Ball (Knee) and Alex Caruso (Wrist) are out

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG-Josh Giddey
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darío Bazley
C – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Injury news: Derrick Favors (back) and Vit Krejci (ankle) are out

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Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns (9 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Jared Butler
SG – Joe English
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
FAQ – Royce O’Neale
C Hassan Whiteside

Injury news: Bojan Bogdanovic (finger), Joe Ingles (ankle) and Royce O’Neale (knee) are questionable; Mike Conley (Rest), Rudy Gobert (Calf) and Donovan Mitchell (Concussion) are out

Suns projected lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
San Francisco – Mikal Bridges
FAQ – Cam Johnson
C–JaVale McGee

Injury News: Deandre Ayton (Ankle) is iffy; Jae Crowder (Doll) and Cameron Payne (Doll) are out

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