NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 28): Trae Young Questionable, Jrue Holiday Expected to Return Sunday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 28): Trae Young Questionable, Jrue Holiday Expected to Return Sunday article feature image
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Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Sunday’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

Jrue Holiday is expected to return to the lineup for the Milwaukee Bucks after missing the past 10 games due to health and safety protocols, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer confirmed Holiday that Holiday participated in Saturday’s practice, but seemed less optimistic that the point guard would play saying he expected Holiday to be listed as doubtful.

Trae Young has been listed as questionable by the Atlanta Haws ahead of their game against the Miami Heat due to a sore adductor. Cam Reddish is doubtful as he continues to deal with an Achilles injury while Danilo Gallinari is probable with forearm spams. Rajon Rondo and Brandon Goodwin would handle the point guard duties if Young has sit out Sunday.

Jaylen Brown is questionable in advance of Sunday’s game due to a sore knee. Grant Williams is likely to see more time — he got the start in both games that Brown missed this season.

Bam Adebayo is listed as probable after playing 34 minutes Friday night despite a knee issue. Tyler Herro is listed questionable in advance of Sunday’s game as he continues to deal with a hip contusion that caused him to miss the past three games.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks (3:30 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

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jrue Holiday (COVID Protocols) is probable, DJ Augustin (personal) has been removed from the injury report and is active.


Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors (7 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Garrett Temple
PF – Patrick Williams
C – Wendell Carter Jr.

Injury news:  Nothing new

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – Norman Powell
PF – OG Anunoby
C – Chris Boucher

Injury news: Pascal Siakam (health protocols) is out through the All-Star break.


Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics (7 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Davis Bertans (knee) is active

Celtics Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jaylen Brown (Knee) is questionable


New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons (8 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Derrick Rose
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Noel

Injury news: Elfrid Payton (hamstring) is doubtful

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Smith Jr.
SG – Wayne Ellington
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Sekou Doumbouya
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Nothing new


Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat (8 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Trae Young (Adductor) is questionable, Danilo Gallinari (forearm) is probable, Cam Reddish (Achilles) is doubtful

Heat Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Bam Adebayo (Knee) is probable, Tyler Herro (hip) is questionable


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Dillon Brooks
SF – Kyle Anderson
PF – Brandon Clarke
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Grayson Allen (concussion) is out

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Victor Oladipo (rest) is out


Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers (8 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: LeBron James (Ankle) is probable


Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (9 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

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Ricky Rubio
SG – Anthony Edwards
SF – Josh Okogie
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Nothing new


Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Gordon Hayward (Hand) is probable, Cody Zeller (Hip) is questionable, Devonte’ Graham (knee) is out

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Hassan Whiteside (health protocols), Tyrese Haliburton (calf), and Jabari Parker (health protocols) are out


Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 8:30 a.m. ET, Justin Phan is seeing betting value in two Sunday games: Knicks vs. Pistons and Warriors vs. Lakers. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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