NBA Probable Starting Lineups for Wednesday, November 21
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Toronto @ Charlotte
Raptors: (J. Calderon/K. Lowry), D. DeRozan, D. McGuire, A. Bargnani, J. Valanciunas
Bobcats: K. Walker,(J. Taylor/R.Sessions), M. Kidd-Gilchrist, B. Mullens, B. Haywood
Kyle Lowry was back in action last night off the bench and could move back into the starting lineup soon. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Raptors running a three guard lineup with Calderon, Lowry and DeRozan all on the floor with Jack running the second team.
Jeffery Taylor continues to start, but he isn’t getting huge minutes. Ramon Sessions and Ben Gordon are better plays at the shooting guard spot for the Bobcats.
Detroit @ Orlando
Pistons: B. Knight, (K. Singler/R. Stuckey), T. Prince, G. Monroe, J. Maxiell
Magic: J. Nelson, A. Afflalo, JJ Redick, G. Davis, N. Vucevic
Kyle Singler has started the last couple of games, but Rodney Stuckey could take the job back at any time. Check this position battle closer to gametime.
Philadelphia @ Cleveland
Sixers: J. Holiday, J. Richardson, E. Turner, T. Young, (K. Brown/L. Allen)
Cavs: D. Gibson, D. Waiters, A. Gee, T. Thompson, A. Varejao
Kyrie Irving is out for the next four weeks and it’s anyone’s guess who will get the start at PG. I’m guessing Daniel Gibson gets first shot, but it could also be Donald Sloan or Jeremy Pargo. I’ll update this one closer to gametime.
Kwame Brown got the start at center for the Sixers Monday, but only played 6 minutes. Lavoy Allen is probably the better play even though Brown might get the start.
New Orleans @ Indiana
Hornets: G. Vasquez, A. Rivers. A. Aminu, R. Anderson, R. Lopez
Pacers: G. Hill, P. George, G. Green/S. Young, D. West, R. Hibbert
Sorry I missed the Anthony Davis update last night, I was out having dinner with my wife. The surprise move cost me some bucks on Fanduel, as I had Davis in a few of my cash games when I left the house at 5:30. Not sure if Davis is going tonight, but I’ll check it closer to gametime.
Gerald Green and Sam Young are in a timeshare at small forward for the Pacers and either could get the start tonight.
San Antonio @ Boston
Spurs: T. Parker, G. Neal, D. Green, T. Duncan, (D. Blair/T. Splitter/B. Diaw)
Celtics: R. Rondo, (J. Terry/C. Lee), P. Pierce, B. Bass/J. Sullinger, K. Garnett
Stephen Jackson broke a finger Sunday and will miss the next 4-6 weeks and Kawhi Leonard is also still out, so I have no definite idea who will start at small forward for the Spurs tonight. I’m guessing they will probably start Danny Green at SG and maybe give Ginobili at SF. Popovich has also been surprising at center with Blair, Splitter and Diaw. I hate trying to predict his starting lineups this early in the day.
Update: Gary Neal getting the start at SG for the Spurs, Danny Green to SF, Manu off the bench.
Washington @ Atlanta
Wizards: AJ Price, J. Crawford, T. Ariza, T. Booker/K. Seraphin, E. Okafor
Hawks: J. Teague, D. Harris, K. Korver, J. Smith, A. Horford
The Wizards lineup is a mess right now and this is one that will likely change as gametime approaches. Crawford is starting over Beal right now, but that could change at any time.
Kevin Seraphin started the second half of Sunday’s game, so that could possibly carry over to tonight.
The Hawks have also been rolling out different starting lineups every night. Devin Harris got a start last game and will probably get another one tonight. Lou Williams is probably the better play at SG in daily fantasy games.
The question mark tonight could be Kyle Korver. There’s a good chance that the Hawks try to outsize the the Wizards and beat them inside with J. Smith, A. Horford and Z. Pachulia getting starts.
Milwaukee @ Miami
Bucks: B. Jennings, M. Ellis, T. Harris, E. Ilyasova, S. Dalembert
Heat: M. Chalmers, M. Miller, L. James, S. Battier, C. Bosh
No word yet on whether Dwyane Wade will play tonight, I’ll update it this afternoon.
LA Clippers @ Oklahoma City
Clippers: C. Paul, (W. Green/J. Crawford), M. Barnes, B. Griffin, D. Jordan
Thunder: R. Westbrook, (T. Sefolosha/K. Martin), K. Durant, S. Ibaka, K. Perkins
Caron Butler suffered a shoulder injury and there hasn’t been an update this morning on his status. Check it this afternoon. Matt Barnes should draw the start if Butler can’t go.
Willie Green and Thabo Sefolosha are the starters at shooting guard for each team, but Jamal Crawford and Kevin Martin are the better daily fantasy plays. Many times I’ll post the starter and bench player in parentheses if the bench player is a better fantasy option.
Chicago @ Houston
Bulls: K. Hinrich, R. Hamilton, L. Deng, C. Boozer, J. Noah
Rockets: J. Lin, J. Harden, C. Parsons, P. Patterson, O. Asik
Denver @ Minnesota
Nuggets: T. Lawson, A. Iguodala, D. Gallinari, K. Faried, (K. Koufos/J. McGee)
Wolves: L. Ridnour, A. Shved, D. Williams, A. Kirilenko, N. Pekovic
Nikola Pekovic missed his last game, but is probable for tonight.
New York @ Dallas
Knicks: R. Felton, J. Kidd, R. Brewer, C. Anthony, T. Chandler
Mavs: D. Collison, OJ Mayo, S. Marion, E. Brand, C. Kaman
Portland @ Phoenix
Blazers: D. Lillard, W. Matthews, N. Batum, L. Aldridge, JJ Hickson
Suns: G. Dragic, (J. Dudley/S. Brown), M. Beasley, L. Scola, M. Gortat
LA Lakers @ Sacramento
Lakers: D. Morris, K. Bryant, M. Peace, P. Gasol, D. Howard
Kings: (I. Thomas/A. Brooks), T. Evans, (J. Salmons/J. Johnson), J. Thompson, D. Cousins
The Kings lineup is a mess right now and predicting starters on a nightly basis is almost impossible. I’ll update this one later in the day.
Brooklyn @ Golden State
Nets: D. Williams, J. Johnson, G. Wallace, K. Humphries, B. Lopez
Warriors: S. Curry, K. Thompson, H. Barnes, D. Lee, (F. Ezeli/C. Landry)
The Warriors have been alternating starting Festus Ezeli and Carl Landry depending on matchups. Check it closer to tipoff.