The NBA schedule for Thursday, January 7th brings us five games. None of them really pop off the screen when you think of what’s been going on in terms of injury news and health protocols. A matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets has lost some star power with no Kevin Durant. A matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs may not be as appealing if LeBron James and Anthony Davis decide to sit out. The good thing about that is we may have some openings in lineups for value — both on the betting and fantasy basketball side.
NBA Starting Lineups, January 7th
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m. ET TNT
Sixers confirmed lineup — Ben Simmons, Shake Milton, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid
Injury note: Seth Curry is out.
Nets confirmed lineup — Caris LeVert, Bruce Brown, Taurean Prince, Jeff Green, Jarrett Allen
Lineup update: Kyrie Irving (personal) has been ruled out.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00 p.m. ET
Cavaliers confirmed lineup — Damyean Dotson, Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Larry Nance Jr., Andre Drummond
Injury note: Collin Sexton (ankle) was a late scratch.
Grizzlies confirmed lineup — Tyus Jones, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke, Jonas Valanciunas
Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets, 10:00 p.m. ET TNT
Mavericks confirmed lineup — Luka Doncic, Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, Willie Cauley-Stein
Nuggets confirmed lineup — Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic
Lineup note: Michael Porter Jr. remains out.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10:00 p.m. ET
Spurs confirmed lineup — Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker, DeMar DeRozan, Keldon Johnson, LaMarcus Aldridge
Lakers confirmed lineup — LeBron James, Dennis Schroder, Kyle Kuzma, Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol
Injury note: James and Davis will play. KCP is out.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 10:00 p.m. ET
Timberwolves projected lineup — D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Jarrett Culver, Juancho Hernangomez, Ed Davis
Trail Blazers confirmed lineup — Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Derrick Jones Jr., Robert Covington, Jusuf Nurkic