Oct 22, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) controls the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
There are six games on the NBA schedule for Sunday, October 24th
The status of Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is uncertain as they face the Oklahoma City Thunder
Get the full projected lineups and injury report for all games below
It isn’t a busy Sunday on the NBA calendar with just six games on tap but there are more than enough injuries to take under consideration. The Philadelphia 76ers could be short of big men as they begin a two-game road trip with a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Center Andre Drummond is listed as doubtful with an ankle injury. Center Joel Embiid, bothered by a sore knee, is being listed as day-to-day.
Already off to an 0-2 start, the Orlando Magic are missing several players who are key parts of the team’s rotation as they complete a home-and-home set with the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Among the absent are power forward Chuma Okeke and point guards Markelle Fultz and Michael Carter-Williams. As well, shooting guard Gary Harris is questionable with a hamstring injury.
Stay right up to date with of all the key injury data from around the league. Check out the latest news below before placing any bets.
NBA Injury News – October 24th
[9am EST]: Despite a sore knee that is limiting his mobility, 76ers C Joel Embiid insists he will be playing Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
[9am EST]: Lakers PG Kendrick Nunn got a MRI on his knee after developing some soreness, which revealed a bone bruise, reports ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. He will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.
[9am EST]: Celtics SG Jaylen Brown is questionable against the Rockets on Sunday because of a knee injury.
October 24th NBA Projected Starting Lineups
Hornets vs Nets Projected Lineups
Hornets shooting guard Terry Rozier (ankle) is questionable for Sunday.
Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (personal) is out.
Celtics vs Rockets Projected Lineups
Kevin Porter Jr
Robert Williams III
Just back from wrist surgery and COVID-19, Celtic SG Jaylen Brown is a questionable starter due to patella tendinopathy in his left knee.
Rockets guard Garrison Mathews (ankle) is listed as day-to-day. The team is opting to sit out SG John Wall (hamstring) until they can find him a new team.
Magic vs Knicks Projected Lineups
Wendell Carter Jr
Magic power forward Chuma Okeke (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Knicks. Guard E’Twaun Moore (knee) also won’t play Sunday. SG Gary Harris (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday. PG Michael Carter-Williams (ankle surgery), PG Markelle Fultz (ACL surgery) and PF Jonathan Isaac (torn ACL) are out.
Knicks center Nerlens Noel (knee) is doubtful for Sunday. C Taj Gibson (personal) is questionable for Sunday.
76ers vs Thunder Projected Lineups
Sixers PF/C Joel Embiid sat out much of the fourth quarter of Friday’s 114-109 loss to the Nets. How much he plays will based on his tolerance for pain and on-court mobility. C Andre Drummond (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday. C Grant Riller (knee) and SG Shake Milton (back) are out. PG Ben Simmons says he’s not mentally ready to play and is out.
The Thunder report no injuries.
Warriors vs Kings Projected Lineups
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (hip) is questionable for Sunday’s game. PF Jonathan Kuminga (knee) is out for the next three games. SG Klay Thompson (knee) is expected to be cleared to return to full-contract practices within a month. C James Wiseman (knee) will miss another two weeks.
Kings SF Maurice Harkless (hip) is questionable for Sunday.
Grizzles vs Lakers Projected Lineups
Jaren Jackson Jr
Grizzlies SF Dillon Brooks (thigh, hand) will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.
Lakers G Kendrick Nunn (ankle) underwent an MRI on his knee after developing soreness, which revealed a bone bruise. He’ll be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks. SG Wayne Ellington (hamstring) is out Sunday. SG Sekou Doumbouya is questionable because of an illness. SG Talen Horton-Tucker (thumb) and SF Trevor Ariza (ankle) are out.