NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 6): Zion Williamson Probable, Domantas Sabonis Out Tuesday

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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.

NBA Injury News

6 p.m. ET Update: Andre Drummond has been ruled out for the Lakers again due to a toe injury.

Brandon Ingram has been downgraded to doubtful Tuesday. Zion Williamson has been upgraded to probable. Josh Hart is out for the Pelicans Tuesday and will be sidelined for at least three weeks due to a thumb injury.

Kemba Walker has been cleared to play Tuesday on the first night of a back-to-back. Killian Hayes has been ruled out on Tuesday for rest.


5:30 p.m. ET Update: Coby White has been upgraded from probable to available Tuesday after missing the previous game due to health and safety protocols.

The Pacers will be without Malcolm Brogdon for the third straight game on Tuesday due to a sore right hip. Domantas Sabonis has also been ruled out for the second game in a row due to an ankle.

Jamal Murray has been added to the injury report and is now questionable Tuesday with a sore knee. The Toronto Raptors will be without Fred VanVleet and Rodney Hood on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers.


The Indiana Pacers have some important injures to monitor ahead of their game against the Chicago Bulls Tuesday. Domantas Sabonis, Malcolm Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb are all listed as questionable. Sabonis missed the previous game due to a sprained ankle, and he was unable to practice on Monday. Brogdon missed the past two games with a sore hip, but he and Lamb both practiced on Monday.

The New Orleans Pelicans are monitoring a number of injures ahead of the game agains the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday. Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram are questionable and both have missed the past three games with their injuries — Williamson sprained his thumb and Ingram has a sore foot. Back up guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been ruled out for tonight’s game after suffering a sprained right ankle on Sunday and Kira Lewis is doubtful with a strained calf.

Andre Drummond and Wesley Matthews are both questionable ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Marc Gasol has replaced Drummond in the starting lineup for each of the last two contests, while Talen Horton-Tucker and Alex Caruso have seen extended playing time off the bench with Matthews sidelined.

Giannis Antetokounmpo practiced with the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday after missing their past game with a sore knee, and he is presently listed probable ahead of Tuesday’s game agains the Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry, who is managing a bruised tailbone, was able to practice on Monday after playing 37 minutes on Sunday. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr noted that Cury was trending toward playing.

Patrick Beverley, who has missed the past 12 games due to a sore right knee, has finally been upgraded to questionable prior to the Clippers’ game against the Trail Blazers Tuesday.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Tomas Satoransky
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Thaddeus Young
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Coby White (health protocols) is active; Daniel Theis is not with the team; Garrett Temple (hamstring) is out

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Edmond Sumner
SG – Caris LeVert
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Doug McDermott
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Malcolm Brogdon (Hip) and Domantas Sabonis (Ankle) are out; Jeremy Lamb (toe) is probable


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Ben Simmons
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Tyrese Maxey (health protocols) is active

Celtics Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Semi Ojeleye has been removed from injury report; Evan Fournier (health protocols) is out


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Andre Drummond (Toe) is out; Wesley Matthews (neck) has been cleared to play

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – DeAndre Bembry
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Pascal Siakam
C – Chris Boucher

Injury news: Fred VanVleet (Hip) and Rodney Hood (hip) are out


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks (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: Isaiah Thomas (health protocols) has been cleared to play; Zion Williamson (Thumb) is probable; Brandon Ingram (Toe) and Kira Lewis (calf) are doubtful; Nickeil Alexander-Walker (ankle) is out

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Kevin Huerter
PF – Solomon Hill
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Clint Capela (Hand) is probable; De’Andre Hunter (knee) is out


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat (8 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Brandon Clarke (calf) is questionable; Justise Winslow (thigh) and De’Anthony Melton (leg) are out

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Victor Oladipo
SG – Jimmy Butler
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Trevor Ariza
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Andre Iguodala (hip) has been cleared to play


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

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Saben Lee
SG – Josh Jackson
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Nothing new

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


Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Knee) is probable

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – James Wiseman

Injury news: Stephen Curry (tailbone) is expected to play


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers (8 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Robert Covington
C – Enes Kanter

Injury news: Derrick Jones Jr. (quad) is probable; Jusuf Nurkic (knee) is out

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Patrick Beverley (Knee) is questionable


Phan’s Bet to Watch

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