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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 26): Tyler Herro Out, Bam Adebayo Active Friday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 26): Tyler Herro Out, Bam Adebayo Active Friday article feature image

Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Friday’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.

NBA Injury News

7:30 p.m. ET Update: Tyler Herro has been ruled out for the second straight game due to a right hip contusion. Bam Adebayo will play Friday against the Utah Jazz despite a left knee issue.

Dario Saric has been ruled out Friday due to a sprained right ankle. Tyrese Haliburton will miss Friday’s Kings game with a sore left calf.

Jonas Valanciunas will play through his thigh injury Friday against the LA Clippers.

5:30 p.m. ET Update: Pascal Siakam is listed out Friday because of the health and safety protocols along with six members of the Toronto Raptors’ coaching staff, including head coach Nick Nurse.

4:30 p.m. ET Update: Hassan Whiteside and Jabari Parker remain out Friday as they continue to go through the league’s health and safety protocols. Tyrese Haliburton is listed as doubtful with a sore left calf.

Cam Reddish will likely miss his third straight game with a sore right Achilles and is listed as doubtful for Friday’s game.

Justise Winslow has been ruled out Friday due to hip injury management in the second leg of a back-to-back against the Los Angeles Clippers. Jonas Valanciunas is also questionable Friday due to a sore thigh.

The Miami Heat are monitoring Bam Adebayo who is being listed as questionable ahead of their game agains the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Adebayo was added to the injury report with knee tendinosis. Tyler Herro is questionable for Friday’s game as he continues to deal with a hip contusion.

Dennis Schroder is listed as probable for the Los Angeles Lakers Friday after missing four games due to the league’s health and safety protocols. The Lakers haven’t won a game since Schroder was sidelined last week.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – Victor Oladipo
SF – Danuel House
PF – Jae’Sean Tate
C – PJ Tucker

Injury news: Nothing new

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – Norman Powell
PF – OG Anunoby
C – Pascal Siakam

Injury news: Nothing

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Justin Holiday
SF – Doug McDermott
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news:  Nothing new

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Daniel Theis
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Nothing new

Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons (8 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Buddy Hield
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Marvin Bagley
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Tyrese Haliburton (calf) is doubtful, Jabari Parker (health protocols) and Hassan Whiteside (health protocols) are out

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Smith Jr.
SG – Wayne Ellington
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Sekou Doumbouya
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Saddiq Bey (Ankle) is questionable

Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat (8 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Mike Conley
SG – Donovan Mitchell
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O’Neale
C – Rudy Gobert

Injury news: Nothing new

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kendrick Nunn
SG – Jimmy Butler
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Bam Adebayo (knee) and Tyler Herro (hip) are questionable

Atlanta Hawks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Tony Snell
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Cam Reddish (Achilles) is out

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – Theo Maledon
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Isaiah Roby

Injury news: Al Horford (rest) is out, Hamidou Diallo (groin) is out at least two games

Phoenix Suns vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Dario Saric (ankle) is questionable

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Garrett Temple
PF – Patrick Williams
C – Wendell Carter Jr.

Injury news: Nothing new

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Serge Ibaka

Injury news: Patrick Beverley (Rest) is questionable, Patrick Patterson (personal) is out

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jonas Valanciunas (thigh) is questionable, Justise Winslow (injury management) is out

Charlotte Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – PJ Washington
C – Cody Zeller

Injury news: Cody Zeller (Hip) is questionable, Devonte’ Graham (knee) is out

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Nothing new

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 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: Nothing new

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Dennis Schroder (COVID Protocols) is probable, LeBron James (Ankle) is probable, Kyle Kuzma (Back) is probable

Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 7:30 p.m. ET, Justin Phan sees betting value in two Friday games: Kings vs. Pistons and Rockets vs. Raptors. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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