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NBA starting lineups, injury news for Thursday, January 14th

We update you with all the latest lineup and injury news for the five-game slate.

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers drives to the basket against Precious Achiuwa of the Miami Heat in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center on January 12, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Heat 137-134. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The NBA feels a whole lot different on Thursday after the James Harden trade finally happened a day ago. After the dust settles, we’ll see plenty of players in new places. Right now, we have two teams involved in the trade who could have players making debuts. The Houston Rockets could roll out Victor Oladipo for the first time. The Indiana Pacers acquired Caris LeVert from Houston via Brooklyn in the deal. We’ll be keeping an eye on both names throughout the day to see if they’ll make their respective debuts.

NBA Starting Lineups, January 14th

Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:00 p.m. ET

Heat confirmed lineup — Tyler Herro, Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson, Precious Achiuwa, Kelly Olynyk

Lineup note: Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Avery Bradley, Goran Dragic, Maurice Harkless and Kendrick Nunn are in health protocols. Meyers Leonard is out.

Sixers projected lineup — Ben Simmons, Shake Milton, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid

Lineup note: Shake Milton, Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle (health protocols) are available to play.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m. ET

Hornets projected lineup — Devonte’ Graham, Terry Rozier, Caleb Martin, PJ Washington, Bismack Biyombo

Injury note: Hayward (hip) has been downgraded to out. Caleb Martin will be taking the veteran forward’s spot in the starting lineup.

Raptors projected lineup — Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Aron Baynes

Injury note: Alex Len is out. Baynes is back starting at center after not playing in the Raptors’ last three games.

Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs, 7:30 p.m. ET TNT

Rockets confirmed lineup — Sterling Brown, Ben McLemore, Jae’Sean Tate, PJ Tucker, Christian Wood

Lineup note: Victor Oladipo (trade) will not make his team debut. Eric Gordon (leg) is out.

Spurs projected lineup — Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, DeMar DeRozan, Keldon Johnson, LaMarcus Aldridge

Lineup note: DeRozan (personal) is available.

Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets, 10:00 p.m. ET TNT

Warriors projected lineup — Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre, Draymond Green, James Wiseman

Lineup note: Eric Paschall (health protocols) is available.

Nuggets projected lineup — Jamal Murray, Gary Harris (Q), Will Barton, Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic

Lineup note: Harris (personal) is questionable.

Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 10:00 p.m. ET

Pacers projected lineup — Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert, Justin Holiday, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner

Lineup note: LeVert (trade) may make team debut.

Blazers projected lineup — Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Derrick Jones Jr., Robert Covington, Jusuf Nurkic