NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 1): Devin Booker Cleared to Play Monday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 1): Devin Booker Cleared to Play Monday article feature image
Credit:

Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns.

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

Monday’s NBA Injury News

7 p.m. ET Updates: Devin Booker has been cleared to return to the lineup Monday after missing the past four games due to a strained hamstring.

Terry Rozier will sit Monday with a sprained ankle.  Adams has officially been downgraded to out on Monday due to a tight right calf.


6 p.m. ET Updates: Avery Bradley, Goran Dragic, Andre  Iguodala, Tyler Herro, and Gabe Vincent (ankle) are available to play for the Miami Heat Monday. LeBron James and Anthony Davis will play Monday vs. the Atlanta Hawks, but the Hawks will be without rookie Onyeka Okongwu. Andre Drummond will sit for the Cleveland Cavaliers with a sore back and Larry Nance is out with a wrist injury.


The Phoenix Suns are hoping to get back their star guard, Devin Booker, who has missed the past four games due to a strained hamstring. Booker was upgraded to questionable for Monday’s matchup with the Dallas Mavericks, but the Suns will still be without Cameron Payne and Dario Saric.

The Miami Heat caught another unlucky break in their season-long quest to maintain a full roster. Tyler Herro, who just returned to the lineup after dealing with a neck injury, is questionable due to health and safety protocols. Herro told reporters that someone in his home tested positive for COVID-19 after Saturday’s game. In addition, Goran Dragic and Avery Bradley are questionable Monday.

Terry Rozier is officially questionable heading into Monday’s game. He suffered a sprained right ankle in the first half on Saturday and was unable to return. LaMelo Ball drew the start in the second half and could be in line for his first career start if Rozier is unable to suit up.

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

Monday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – PJ Washington
C – Cody Zeller

Injury news: Terry Rozier (ankle) is questionable.

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Jimmy Butler
SG – Tyler Herro
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Tyler Herro (health protocols), Goran Dragic (groin), and Avery Bradley (knee), Andre Iguodala (neck) and Gabe Vincent (ankle) are active, and Moe Harkless (thigh), Meyers Leonard (shoulder), and Chris Silva (hip) are out.


Los Angeles Lakers at Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (quad) are active.

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Cam Reddish
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Trae Young (knee) is active, Onyeka Okongwu (Achilles) and De’Andre Hunter (knee) are out.


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (8 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – D’Angelo Russell
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Josh Okogie
C – Naz Reid

Injury news: Nothing new

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Cedi Osman
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Andre Drummond (back) and Larry Nance Jr. (wrist) are out.


Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans (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: Nothing new

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Zion Williamson
C – Jaxson Hayes

Injury news: Steven Adams (calf) is doubtful


Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (7 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: David Nwaba (ankle) is out.

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Elfrid Payton
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Nothing new

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Lauri Markkanen
C – Daniel Gafford

Injury news: Nothing new


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Derrick Jones Jr. (foot) is out.

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Donte DiVincenzo
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news: Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) is active.


Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Cam Johnson
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Devin Booker (hamstring) is active, Cameron Payne (foot) is out.

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Josh Richardson
SF – Tim Hardaway Jr.
PF – Dorian Finney-Smith
C – Kristaps Porzingis

Injury news: Maxi Kleber has cleared health protocols and is available.


Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Dillon Brooks
SF – Kyle Anderson
PF – Brandon Clarke
C – Xavier Tillman

Injury news: Jonas Valanciunas and Grayson Allen will remain sidelined for Monday’s game due to health and safety protocols.

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Lonnie Walker IV
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – LaMarcus Aldridge

Injury news: Nothing new


Detroit Pistons at Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Editor’s note: Monday’s game between the Pistons and Nuggets was postponed shortly before tip-off, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Delon Wright
SG – Wayne Ellington
SF – Jerami Grant
PF – Blake Griffin
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Nothing new

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Jamal Murray
SG – Monte Morris
SF – Will Barton
PF – Paul Millsap
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Nothing new


Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 6:30 p.m. ET, Justin Phan sees betting value in two Monday games: Lakers vs. Hawks and Kings vs. Pelicans. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.