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