What do the starting lineups for each NBA franchise look like as we enter training camp for the 2020-21 season?

The 2020-21 NBA season is fast approaching, with training camp set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1st. With everything going on in the world, it is shaping up to be a hectic season. So before the year gets going, let’s take a peek at the starting lineups these teams are poised to deploy on Opening Night.

This article kicks off the return of Crucial Baskets’ team depth charts. Later this week, the “Depth Charts” page will be re-added. You can check that out to get a view of all 30 NBA teams’ roster and rotations. The charts will be updated at least weekly, though major injuries and transactions will be updated as soon as possible. I will also have a weekly article that highlights any major changes that occur.

But for now, let’s just look at how I project the starting lineups look as training camp commences. I erred towards incumbents and veterans if I saw a potential battle at a position. However, I’m sure there are plenty of starting minutes up for grabs at a lot of these camps. If anything changes, of course, I will update my charts accordingly.

I don’t forsee any rookies having starting jobs right out of the gate. However, after gleaning through the rosters, I think that James Wiseman, Isaac Okoro, Killian Hayes, and Deni Avdija all have a chance to break into the starting five with solid enough preseason performances.

So without further ado, these are my projected starting lineups for each team here on Training Camp Eve. Offseason arrivals — both players and head coaches — are italicized. Do you agree with my selections? Let me know in the comments!

Team
(Head Coach)
Point GuardShooting GuardSmall ForwardPower ForwardCenter
ATLANTA
(Lloyd Pierce)
Trae YoungBogdan BogdanovicDe’Andre HunterJohn CollinsClint Capela
BOSTON
(Brad Stevens)
Kemba WalkerMarcus SmartJaylen BrownJayson TatumDaniel Theis
BROOKLYN
(Steve Nash)
Kyrie IrvingCaris LeVertJoe HarrisKevin DurantJarrett Allen
CHARLOTTE
(James Borrego)
Devonte’ GrahamTerry RozierGordon HaywardPJ WashingtonCody Zeller
CHICAGO
(Billy Donovan)
Tomas SatoranskyZach LaVineOtto PorterLauri MarkkanenWendell Carter
CLEVELAND
(JB Bickerstaff)
Darius GarlandCollin SextonCedi OsmanKevin LoveAndre Drummond
DALLAS
(Rick Carlisle)
Luka DoncicJosh RichardsonTim Hardaway Jr.Kristaps PorzingisDwight Powell
DENVER
(Mike Malone)
Jamal MurrayGary HarrisWill BartonPaul MillsapNikola Jokic
DETROIT
(Dwane Casey)
Derrick RoseDelon WrightJerami GrantBlake GriffinMason Plumlee
GOLDEN STATE
(Steve Kerr)
Stephen CurryAndrew WigginsKelly OubreDraymond GreenMarquese Chriss
HOUSTON
(Stephen Silas)
Russell WestbrookJames HardenEric GordonPJ TuckerChristian Wood
INDIANA
(Nate Bjorkgren)
Malcolm BrogdonVictor OladipoTJ WarrenDomantas SabonisMyles Turner
LOS ANGELES C.
(Tyronn Lue)
Patrick BeverleyKawhi LeonardPaul GeorgeMarcus MorrisIvica Zubac
LOS ANGELES L.
(Frank Vogel)
LeBron JamesWesley MatthewsKentavious Caldwell-PopeAnthony DavisMarc Gasol
MEMPHIS
(Taylor Jenkins)
Ja MorantDillon BrooksJustise WinslowJaren Jackson Jr.Jonas Valanciunas
MIAMI
(Erik Spoelstra)
Goran DragicDuncan RobinsonJimmy ButlerMeyers LeonardBam Adebayo
MILWAUKEE
(Mike Budenholzer)
Jrue HolidayDonte DiVincenzoKhris MiddletonGiannis AntetokounmpoBrook Lopez
MINNESOTA
(Ryan Saunders)
Ricky RubioD’Angelo RussellJosh OkogieJuancho HernangomezKarl-Anthony Towns
NEW ORLEANS
(Stan Van Gundy)
Lonzo BallEric BledsoeBrandon IngramZion WilliamsonSteven Adams
NEW YORK
(Tom Thibodeau)
Elfrid PaytonAlec BurksRJ BarrettJulius RandleMitchell Robinson
OKLAHOMA CITY
(Mark Daigneault)
George HillShai Gilgeous-AlexanderLuguentz DortTrevor ArizaAl Horford
ORLANDO
(Steve Clifford)
Markelle FultzEvan FournierJames EnnisAaron GordonNikola Vucevic
PHILADELPHIA
(Doc Rivers)
Ben SimmonsSeth CurryDanny GreenTobias HarrisJoel Embiid
PHOENIX
(Monty Williams)
Chris PaulDevin BookerMikal BridgesJae CrowderDeandre Ayton
PORTLAND
(Terry Stotts)
Damian LillardCJ McCollumRodney HoodRobert CovingtonJusuf Nurkic
SACRAMENTO (Luke Walton)DeAaron FoxBuddy HieldHarrison BarnesMarvin BagleyHassan Whiteside
SAN ANTONIO
(Gregg Popovich)
Dejounte MurrayDerrick WhiteDeMar DeRozanTrey LylesLaMarcus Aldridge
TORONTO
(Nick Nurse)
Kyle LowryFred VanVleetOG AnunobyPascal SiakamAron Baynes
UTAH
(Quin Snyder)
Mike ConleyDonovan MitchellRoyce O’NealeBojan BogdanovicRudy Gobert
WASHINGTON
(Scott Brooks)
John WallBradley BealIsaac BongaRui HachimuraThomas Bryant