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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 26): De’Aaron Fox Expects to Play, Quentin Grimes Questionable Wednesday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 26): De’Aaron Fox Expects to Play, Quentin Grimes Questionable Wednesday article feature image

Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images. Pictured: De’Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings.

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 injury updates, check out our FantasyLabs NBA news page

NBA Injury News

The Sacramento Kings are hopeful that De’Aaron Fox will be able to suit up for a pivotal Game 5 at the Golden 1 Center against he Golden State Warriors. The All-Star point is confident that he will telling Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee, “There’s no if, ands or buts … I’m playing.” Fox injury the index finger on his left hand — his shooting hand — in Game 4 and was initially listed as doubtful before being upgraded to questionable. He will wear a splint on the finger if he’s cleared to play.

The New York Knicks hope to have Quentin Grimes back for a potential closeout Game 5 on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers after he missed Sunday’s game with a shoulder contusion. The second-year guard is questionable as he was before the matinee game in Madison Square Garden before he was eventually ruled out. Grimes’ defense on either Darius Garland or Donovan Mitchell would be crucial, but if he cannot play, Josh Hart is expected to get the start in place of Grimes again.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is probable to play in Wednesday’s elimination Game 5 after returning in Game 4 despite his sore back. There were signs that he was still favoring his back at points in the loss to the Miami Heat, but Antetokounmpo still played nearly 40 minutes and posted a triple double.

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Projected Starting Lineups

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Jalen Brunson
SG – Josh Hart
SF – RJ Barrett
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Quentin Grimes (shoulder) is Questionable; Jericho Sims (shoulder) is Out

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Donovan Mitchell
SF – Caris LeVert
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Dylan Windler (foot) is Out

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies (7:30 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – D’Angelo Russell
SG – Austin Reaves
SF – LeBron James
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: Anthony Davis (foot), LeBron James (foot) and Dennis Schroder (Achilles) are Probable

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Jaren Jackson
C – Xavier Tillman

Injury news: Steven Adams (knee), Brandon Clarke (Achilles) and Jake LaRavia (calf) are Out

Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks (9:30 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Gabe Vincent
SG – Max Strus
SF – Jimmy Butler
PF – Kevin Love
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Bam Adebayo (hamstring) is probable; Tyler Herro (hand) and Victor Oladipo (knee) are Out

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news: Giannis Antetokounmpo (back) is Probable

Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Jordan Poole
SF – Klay Thompson
PF – Andrew Wiggins
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Andre Iguodala (wrist) and Ryan Rollins (foot) are Out

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Keegan Murray
C – Domantas Sabonis

Injury news: De’Aaron Fox (finger) is Questionable; Matthew Dellavedova (finger) is Out

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