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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 17): Jaylen Brown, DeMar DeRozan Out Saturday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 17): Jaylen Brown, DeMar DeRozan Out Saturday article feature image

Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Saturday’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 p.m. ET Update: Jaylen Brown has been ruled out Saturday due to illness.

6 p.m. ET Update: DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and Patty Mills have been ruled out for rest. Davis Bertans will miss his second consecutive game due to personal reasons. Killian Hayes, Dennis Smith Jr., and Rodney McGruder are out.

1 p.m. ET Update: The Celtics announced that Brown is now questionable on Saturday due to a non-COVID illness. If Brown is unable to suit up, Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye could be in line for additional minutes.

Donovan Mitchell is the big name to focus on for Saturday as he has been ruled out against the Los Angeles Lakers. Per our NBA Insiders tool:

Mitchell was been officially diagnosed with a sprained right ankle following an MRI, and he is expected to miss several games before being cleared to play, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. He suffered the injury during the second half of the win on Friday, and his absence will likely lead to a larger role for Joe ingles.

Mike Conley, Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors have all been ruled out Saturday as well for injury recovery on the second leg of a back-to-back, according to Wojnarowski.

The Lakers have a bunch of probables on their injury report, but Markieff Morris and Marc Gasol are listed as questionable. After undergoing X-rays, Gasol was diagnosed with a fractured left pinkie finger that he suffered during Thursday’s game against the Boston Celtics. Morris has missed two games with an ankle injury.

The Celtics will be without their center Robert Williams who has been ruled out for the second straight game due to a sore knee. The Golden State Warriors could see Kelly Oubre return for their primetime game against the Celtics. Oubre Was been upgraded to questionable after missing the previous four games due to a sore left wrist.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

 Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers (4:30 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Joe Ingles
SG – Jordan Clarkson
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O’Neale
C – Ersan Ilyasova

Injury news: Mike Conley (Rest), Derrick Favors (Knee), Rudy Gobert (rest) and Donovan Mitchell (Ankle) are out

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Marc Gasol (Finger) and Markieff Morris (Ankle) are questionable; Wesley Matthews (Achilles), Andre Drummond (Toe), Dennis Schroder (Foot), Kyle Kuzma (Calf) are probable

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Kevin Love
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Damyean Dotson (Knee) and Dylan Windler (Knee) are out

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Tomas Satoransky
SG – Garrett Temple
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Daniel Theis
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Zach LaVine (COVID Protocols) is out; Tomas Satoransky (Back) is questionable

Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards (8 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Cory Joseph
SG – Josh Jackson
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Cory Joseph (Ankle), Dennis Smith Jr. (Knee), Hamidou Diallo (Knee), Killian Hayes (Hip) are questionable; Rodney McGruder (Elbow) is doubtful

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics (8:30 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Kelly Oubre (Wrist) is questionable

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Marcus Smart
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Grant Williams
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Jaylen Brown (illness), Evan Fournier (COVID Protocols) and Robert Williams (Knee) are out

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks (9 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 (Hip) is questionable; De’Anthony Melton (Leg) and Justise Winslow (Thigh) are doubtful

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Bryn Forbes
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news: Donte DiVincenzo (Toe) is out

San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – Lonnie Walker
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Drew Eubanks

Injury news: Trey Lyles (Ankle) is doubtful; DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and Patty Mills are out for rest

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Abdel Nader (Knee) is out

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