NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 7): Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis Cleared to Play Wednesday

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Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards.

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

6:30 p.m. ET Update: Kristaps Porzingis will be active Wednesday after missing the past two games. Maxi Kleber has been ruled out due to a sore lower right leg.

Bradley Beal returns to the starting lineup Wednesday after missing the past five Wizards games with a bruised hip. It is unclear if he will have his playing time managed. Robin Lopez has also been cleared to play.

John Wall will return to the lineup on Wednesday after missing the previous four games due to left knee effusion. The Hawks will be without Clint Capela and Danilo Gallinari Wednesday on the second night of a back-to-back.


6 p.m. ET Update: Brandon Ingram and Kira Lewis will sit out Wednesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Domantas Sabonis, Malcolm Brogdon and Myles Turner have been ruled out agains the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jeremy Lamb has been cleared to play.


Kevin Durant has been cleared to return to the lineup for the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday after missing the past 23 games with a strained hamstring. He is expected to have his playing time monitored following a lengthy hiatus, and with James Harden unavailable to play tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans. Brandon Ingram has been listed as questionable to play after missing the past four Pelicans games with a foot injury.

The Memphis Grizzlies are monitoring Ja Morant after experiencing back tightness in Tuesday’s game against the Miami Heat. Morant left the game and has been listed as questionable Wednesday.

Kristaps Porzingis has been listed as questionable ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets after sitting out the past two Dallas Mavericks games with a wrist injury. Head coach Rick Carlisle said Porzingis will travel with the team and is expected to be available.

Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon are questionable again on Wednesday on the second night of a back-to-back. Sabonis missed the past two games due to a sprained ankle, and Brogdon missed the past three games with a sore hip. Myles Turner has also been listed as doubtful with an ankle injury.

Jamal Murray, who was a late scratch on Tuesday night, is questionable due to knee soreness ahead of the Denver Nuggets’ game against the San Antonio Spurs. Dejounte Murray is also questionable after sitting out the Spurs’ game on Monday with a foot injury.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – D’Angelo Russell
SG – Anthony Edwards
SF – Josh Okogie
PF – Jaden McDaniels
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: D’Angelo Russell (knee) is active; Malik Beasley (hamstring) and Jaylen Nowell (tibia) are out

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Edmond Sumner
SG – Caris LeVert
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Doug McDermott
C – Goga Bitadze

Injury news: Malcolm Brogdon (Hip), Domantas Sabonis (Ankle) and Myles Turner (Ankle) are out


Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic (7 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Deni Avdija
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Robin Lopez (Quad), Bradley Beal (Hip) and Rui Hachimura (Shoulder) are active

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Michael Carter-Williams
SG – Dwayne Bacon
SF – James Ennis
PF – Chuma Okeke
C – Wendell Carter Jr.

Injury news: Michael Carter-Williams (Illness), Khem Birch (Illness) and Cole Anthony (Ribs) are active


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – James Johnson
PF – Zion Williamson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Brandon Ingram (Toe) and Kira Lewis (Calf) are out; Jaxson Hayes (Ankle) has been removed from the injury report

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – Bruce Brown
SF – Joe Harris
PF – Kevin Durant
C – LaMarcus Aldridge

Injury news: Kevin Durant (hamstring) has been cleared to return


New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Elfrid Payton
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Noel

Injury news: Nothing new

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Marcus Smart
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Grant Williams
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Nothing new


Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Josh Richardson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Kristaps Porzingis

Injury news: Kristaps Porzingis (wrist) is active; Maxi Kleber (leg) and Trey Burke (calf) are out

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: John Wall (knee) is active; Avery Bradley (knee) is probable


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Atlanta Hawks (8 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Ja Morant (back) is active

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Kevin Huerter
PF – Solomon Hill
C – Onyeka Okongwu

Injury news: Clint Capela (ankle) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) are out


Charlotte Hornets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Mile Bridges
PF – PJ Washinton
C – Bismack Biyombo

Injury news: Nothing new

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Theo Maledon
SG – Svi Mykhailiuk
SF – Aleksej Pokusevski
PF – Kenrich Williams
C – Moses Brown

Injury news: Kenrich Williams (ankle) has been removed from the injury report


San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Dejounte Murray (foot) is active

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Jamal Murray
SG – Will Barton
SF – Aaron Gordon
PF – Michael Porter Jr.
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Jamal Murray (knee) is questionable


Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns (10 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

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Jae Crowder
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Nothing new


Phan’s Bet to Watch

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