NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 16): Kyrie Irving Out vs. Suns Tuesday

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Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Tuesday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out our Action Labs NBA lineups page.

Tuesday NBA Injury News

3 p.m. ET Update: Kyrie Irving has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game due to a tight lower back. The Boston Celtics will be without Daniel Theis on Tuesday due to a sprained right index finger.


The Los Angeles Lakers will have to play Tuesday night without their star big man Anthony Davis who will likely miss time until after the All-Star break. Per our NBA Insiders tool:

Davis will be re-evaluated in 2-to-3 weeks after suffering a strained calf, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Davis underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a strain near his Achilles, and the team will be conservative on a return to play.

The Denver Nuggets will have their depth tested again Tuesday when they face the Boston Celtics on the road. Gary Harris is still out with an adductor injury, Will Barton is out for personal reasons and Paul Millsap will sit with a knee injury. Back up guard Monte Morris is also questionable with a shoulder injury,

Daniel Theis is questionable with a sprained right index finger. The Celtics are playing a back-to-back set Tuesday and Wednesday, and Kemba Walker is a rest candidate after being held out in one leg of back-to-backs this season.

Be sure to check the Action Labs NBA page for real time updates.

Tuesday’s Projected Starting Lineups

San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons (PPD)

This game has been postponed due to the league’s health and safety protocols


Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics (7 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Jamal Murray
SG – Monte Morris
SF – Michael Porter Jr.
PF – JaMychal Green
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Monte Morris (Shoulder) is questionable, Paul Millsap (knee) and Will Barton (personal) are out

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Semi Ojeleye
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Daniel Theis (Finger) is out


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Zion Williamson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Nothing new

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Kyle Anderson
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Desmond Bane (personal) and De’Anthony Melton (shoulder) are out


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – LeBron James
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Marc Gasol

Injury news: LeBron James (Ankle) is probable, Anthony Davis (calf) is out for at least 2-3 weeks

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Ricky Rubio
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: D’Angelo Russell (leg) is out


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – Derrick Jones Jr.
PF – Robert Covington
C – Enes Kanter

Injury news: Harry Giles (calf) and Rodney Hood (foot) are out

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Kenrich Williams
SG – Lu Dort
SF – Justin Jackson
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (knee) and Theo Maledon (health protocols) are out


Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Pascal Siakam
C – Aron Baynes

Injury news: OG Anunoby (calf) and Yuta Watanabe (ankle)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Bryn Forbes
SG – Donte DiVincenzo
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news: Nothing new


Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns (10:30 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – James Harden
SG – Bruce Brown
SF – Joe Harris
PF – Joe Harris
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Kyrie Irving (back) is out

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Frank Kaminsky
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Nothing new


Phan’s Bet to Watch

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