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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 2): Derrick Rose Out, Keldon Johnson Active Tuesday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 2): Derrick Rose Out, Keldon Johnson Active Tuesday article feature image

Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Derrick Rose #4 of the New York Knicks.

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

7:25 p.m. ET Update: Derrick Rose has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs due to health and safety protocols. Immanuel Quickley will presumably enter the starting lineup in Rose’s place with Austin Rivers serving as his backup.

5:30 p.m. ET Update: Jaylen Brown has been cleared to play Tuesday after missing the Celtics’ previous game with a sore left knee. Marc Gasol is out Tuesday due to health and safety protocols.

Jimmy Butler will miss his second game in a row for the Heat. Kyle Anderson has been ruled out of tonight’s game with a respiratory illness.

3 p.m. ET Update: LaMarcus Aldridge has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the visiting New York Knicks due to an illness. Kevin Huerter has been upgraded to available after showing up on the injury report with a tight back.

The Boston Celtics announced that Brown is questionable heading into Tuesday’s game agains the Los Angeles Clippers. Brown missed the Celtics’ previous game with a sore left knee and is being considered day-to-day. Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker should continue to benefit from increased offensive roles if Brown doesn’t suit up.

The Miami Heat are monitoring the status of Jimmy Butler who has been listed questionable ahead of their Tuesday night matchup with the Atlanta Hawks. Butler missed the Heat’s last game due to right knee inflammation and Goran Dragic, who also just returned from injury, drew the start in his place.

Bojan Bogdanovic is expected to make his long-awaited return to the Hawks lineup after going down on Jan 9. with a knee injury. According to Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk, Bogdanovic will play on a minute restriction barring any late setbacks.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors (PPD)

This game has been postponed due to health and safety protocols

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Brandon Clarke
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Kyle Anderson (Illness), Grayson Allen (concussion) are out

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Garrison Mathews
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Moe Wagner

Injury news: Nothing new

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Serge Ibaka

Injury news: Nothing new

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Daniel Theis
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Jaylen Brown (Knee) is active

Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Tony Snell
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news:Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) is probable, Kevin Huerter (back) is active, Cam Reddish (Achilles) is out

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Goran Dragic
SG – Kendrick Nunn
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Jimmy Butler (Knee) is out

New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Immanuel Quickley
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Noel

Injury news: Elfrid Payton (hamstring) is out, Taj Gibson (ankle) is out

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Lonnie Walker
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Trey Lyles
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Keldon Johnson (COVID Protocols) is active, Derrick White, Rudy Gay, and Devin Vassell are out due to health protocols and LaMarcus Aldridge (stomach illness) is out

Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (9 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Paul Millsap (knee), Gary Harris (adductor), or JaMychal Green (shoulder) are out likely until the after the All-Star break

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Dario Saric (ankle) is questionable

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: LeBron James (Ankle) and Kyle Kuzma (heel) are probable, Marc Gasol (health protocols) is out

Phan’s Bet to Watch

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