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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 15): Alex Caruso Out, Bradley Beal Expected to Return Monday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 15): Alex Caruso Out, Bradley Beal Expected to Return Monday article feature image

Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards.

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.

NBA Injury News

There aren’t many high-profile names on Monday’s injury report, but the Los Angeles Lakers have a number of role players who are dealing with injuries, which could impact their depth in tonight’s matchup with the Golden State Warriors.

Kyle Kuzma is probable and expected to play despite an ongoing heel issue. The Lakers announced Sunday that Jared Dudley has been diagnosed with a torn right MCL, which shortens the back end of their bench. Alex Caruso has been diagnosed with a mild concussion and has been placed in the concussion protocol, which will impact an already short rotation.

The Knicks will likely be without point guard Elfrid Payton due to a lingering hamstring issue and Derrick Rose who is still out due to health and safety protocols. Frank Ntilikina has started the previous two games without Rose and Payton, but Immanuel Quickley should continue to get big minutes as well.

The one star player with good news to report is Bradley Beal, who has been removed from the injury report ahead of Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks after missing the prior game due to a sore left knee.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Garrison Mathews
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Raul Neto and Davis Bertans (calf) are questionable

Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 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

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – PJ Washington
C – Cody Zeller

Injury news: Nothing new

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets (8 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Frank Ntilikina
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Noel

Injury news: Austin Rivers (personal) is available, Immanuel Quickley (groin) is probable, Elfrid Payton (hamstring) is doubtful, Derrick Rose (health protocols) is out

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – James Harden
SG – Kyrie Irving
SF – Bruce Brown
PF – Joe Harris
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) is probable, Kevin Durant (hamstring) and Blake Griffin (injury management) are out

San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons (8 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Lonnie Walker
SF – Keldon Johnson
PF – Trey Lyles
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: DeMar DeRozan (personal) is doubtful

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Delon Wright
SG – Josh Jackson
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Wayne Ellington (groin) is doubtful

Indiana Pacers vs. Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Caris LeVert
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Jeremy Lamb (knee) is questionable

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Jamal Murray
SG – Will Barton
SF – Michael Porter Jr.
PF – Paul Millsap
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Monte Morris (quad) is out

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks (9 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Serge Ibaka

Injury news: Nothing new

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Josh Richardson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Kristaps Porzingis

Injury news: James Johnson (personal) is questionable

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Kyle Anderson
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Nothing new

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Frank Kaminsky
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Cameron Johnson (health protocols) is out

LA Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – LeBron James
PF – Markieff Morris
C – Damian Jones

Injury news: LeBron James (Ankle) and Kyle Kuzma (heel) are probable, Alex Caruso (concussion) is out

Warriors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

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