Here are the probable starters and backups for all 30 teams. It’s a work in progress, to be updated every week throughout the season — most recently March 17 — reflecting injuries and role changes.
We list the ten players on each team expected to receive the most minutes. Not all rosters are equal in the NBA, or in fantasy hoops. Some coaches use short rotations; even their ninth man rarely contributes. Other teams are extremely deep — the Spurs have a few talented reserves we don’t have room to include.
Not included are a few injured players expected to miss a great deal of time. [Square brackets] indicate an injured player who could return soon enough to maintain his fantasy value. *Asterisks denote rookies.
Each player’s name links to his page in our Scores & Stats section. The three-letter team abbreviations link to their rosters and clicking on any small icon will open up the corresponding Team Page.
Version 6.1 (Updated Mar. 17): Mostly injury updates and a few minor role changes.
Version 6.1 (Updated Mar. 3): Many injury status updates; loss of Jason Smith for the season leaves Hornets with no backup C, so we improvised.
Version 6.0 (Updated Feb. 23): Many changes due to trades at the deadline; injury updates.
Version 5.3 (Updated Feb. 10): Removed Jason Richardson (knee surgery) and added Jeremy Pargo for 76ers, otherwise mostly injury brackets on or off.
Version 5.2 (Updated Feb. 3): Three teams (Toronto, Memphis and Detroit) have revamped lineups after the latest trade; dropped Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger (season-ending surgery) and updated injury status for many others.
Version 5.1 (Updated Jan. 27): Mostly injury brackets on (Chris Paul) or off (Raymond Felton) plus a few position shifts and the Cavs-Grizzlies trade.
Version 5.0 (Updated Jan. 20): After three weeks of neglect — we have been short-staffed in the fantasy department — there were massive changes.
Version 4.6 (Updated Dec. 29): Brackets on, brackets off. Some injured players returned (Steve Nash, Pau Gasol) and others got hurt (Jonas Valanciunas, Wesley Matthews), plus a few newcomers.
Version 4.5 (Updated Dec. 15): New players include Cartier Martin, Devin Ebanks and Andrew Nicholson. Position swaps (Marco Belinelli, Bismack Biyombo) and too many injury changes to list.
Version 4.4 (Updated Dec. 1): Several new players (including Josh Howard, Mickael Pietrus, Charlie Villanueva, Derek Fisher) plus position swaps and injury status changes.
Version 4.3 (Updated Nov. 24): New players (John Salmons, Dominic McGuire…) plus a few position swaps (Aaron Brooks, Gordon Hayward) and latest injury updates.
Version 4.2 (Updated Nov. 17): Latest injury changes, a SG swap for Detroit, new players (Rasheed Wallace, Linas Kleiza…) and a few position adjustments.
Version 4.1 (Updated Nov. 10): Injury status updates and a few minor position shuffles.
Version 4.0 (Updated Nov. 3): Results of the James Harden trade for OKC and HOU, plus a few role changes and injury status adjustments based on Week 1 games.
Version 3.0 (Updated Oct. 27): Rotations now correspond to our expectations for the regular season. Injury brackets on and off on multiple players.
Version 2.0 (Updated Oct. 13): Status changed for several injured players and other adjustments made to reflect rotations in early exhibition games.