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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 9): Jaylen Brown Active vs. Jazz Tuesday

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

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.

Tuesday’s NBA Injury News

8 p.m. ET Update: The Boston Celtics have cleared Jaylen Brown to play Tuesday against the Utah Jazz after he missed the past two games with a sore left knee.

7:45 p.m. ET Update: Draymond Green’s status has been upgraded to active Tuesday after popping up on the injury report with a sore right knee.

The key injury news for Tuesday’s seven-game slate is centered around Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown. He has been upgraded to questionable in advance of Tuesday’s game agains the Utah Jazz and has missed the prior two contests due to a sore left knee. Mike Conley is also out Tuesday, his second straight missed game due to a tight right hamstring.

Kyrie Irving is expected to be available to play Tuesday and is officially listed probable after sitting out Saturday with a finger injury. Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash Coach  said Irving is improving and that the pain related to his sprained finger is “manageable.”

The Detroit Pistons could potentially be thin in the backcourt with point guard Delon Wright listed as questionable for Tuesday’s matchup agains the Nets. The Pistons traded Derrick Rose to the Knicks and got back Dennis Smith Jr., but the former lottery pick is questionable due to health protocols. Blake Griffin, who rested on Sunday in the second leg of a back-to-back, is expected to play Tuesday.

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

Tuesday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – James Harden
SF – Joe Harris
PF – Jeff Green
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Kyrie Irving (Finger) is probable

Pistons Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Delon Wright (Ankle), Wayne Ellington (Calf), Frank Jackson (illness) and Dennis Smith Jr. (health protocols) are questionable, Jahlil Okafor (knee) is out

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat (7:30 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

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kendrick Nunn
SG – Jimmy Butler
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news:  Gabe Vincent (knee) is probable, Moe Harkless (thigh) and Chris Silva (hip) and Goran Dragic (ankle) are out

Houstons Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7:30 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – Eric Gordon
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – PJ Tucker
C – DeMarcus Cousins

Injury news: Nothing new

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Zion Williamson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Josh Hart (back) is questionable

Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Juan Toscano-Anderson
C – Draymond Green

Injury news: Draymond Green (knee) is active

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Lonnie Walker
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Lonnie Walker (Illness) is probable

Orlando Magic vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Dwayne Bacon
SF – James Ennis
PF – Gary Clark
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Evan Fournier (back) is out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nassir Little (knee) is out

Philadelphia 76ers at Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Buddy Hield
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Marvin Bagley
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: Nothing new

Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz (10 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Grant Williams
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Jaylen Brown (Knee) is questionable

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Donovan Mitchell
SG – Joe Ingles
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O’Neale
C – Rudy Gobert

Injury news: Mike Conley (hamstring) is out

Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 7:30 p.m. ET, Justin Phan sees betting value in one Tuesday game: Warriors vs. Spurs. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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