NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (May 19): Grayson Allen Questionable, LeBron James Probable for Wednesday’s Play-In
Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up at STAPLES Center.
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
Grayson Allen has been upgraded to questionable in advance of Wednesday’s Spurs-Grizzlies play-in game. He’s missed the past seven games with a sore abdominal.
Allen will more than likely come off the bench if he’s cleared to play Wednesday given the return of Jaren Jackson Jr., and will compete with minutes on the wing and backcourt with Tyus Jones, De’Anthony Melton, and Desmond Bane.
Trey Lyles is listed as questionable with a right ankle sprain head of tonight’s game. He hasn’t play since March, but with the season on the line, there may not be another opportunity for him to play again this season.
All eyes will be on LeBron James’ ankle for tonight’s game against the Golden State Warriors after he appeared to tweak it in the regular season finale Sunday. According to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, James is “good to go” for Wednesday’s game. James practiced in full on Tuesday and was listed as probable on the most recent injury report.
Anthony Davis was listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, but is also expected to suit up in a virtual must-win for the Lakers.
Be sure to check the Action Labs NBA page for real-time updates.
Projected Starting Lineups
San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies (7:30 p.m. ET)
Spurs Projected Lineup
PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Lonnie Walker
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl
Injury news: Trey Lyles (Ankle) is questionable
Grizzlies Projected Lineup
PG – Ja Morant
SG – Dillon Brooks
SF – Kyle Anderson
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Jonas Valanciunas
Injury news: Grayson Allen (Abdominal) is questionable
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET)
Warriors Projected Lineup
PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kent Bazemore
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney
Injury news: Damion Lee (Conditioning) is out
Lakers Projected Lineup
PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – LeBron James
PF – Anthony Davis
C – Andre Drummond
Injury news: Nothing new