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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 12): Kemba Walker Out for Rest, Anthony Davis Questionable for Friday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 12): Kemba Walker Out for Rest, Anthony Davis Questionable for Friday article feature image

Madison Quisenberry/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics.

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

Friday’s NBA Injury News

Kemba Walker has been ruled out for the Boston Celtics in their matchup with the Detroit Pistons on Friday. Walker will rest in the second leg of a back-to-back after he logged 30 minutes in Thursday’s win.

Anthony Davis Davis has been listed as questionable prior to Friday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Davis missed the past two Lakers games, but participated in some non-contact work at practice on Thursday. Head coach Frank Vogel indicated he will make a decision closer to game time.

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders confirmed that D’Angelo Russell will not travel with the team for its two-game road trip, ruling him out for Friday and Sunday. Russell missed Wednesday’s game due to a sore left leg that he injured in the prior contest.

The Wizards announced that Beal will rest for Friday’s game. He has missed just one previous game this season, and the team is not playing in a back-to-back Friday. However, the team has played six games in the last nine days, with Beal averaging 34.0 minutes per game in that stretch.

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

Friday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Ricky Rubio
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Josh Okogie
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: D’Angelo Russell (calf) is out

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – PJ Washington
C – Cody Zeller

Injury news: Devonte’ Graham (groin) is questionable

New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards (7 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

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Jerome Robinson
SF – Davis Bertans
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Bradley Beal (rest) is out

San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Nothing new

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Cam Reddish
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Nothing new

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

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

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: Nothing new

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Reggie Jackson
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Serge Ibaka

Injury news: Nothing new

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Denzel Valentine
PF – Patrick Williams
C – Daniel Gafford

Injury news: Wendell Carter Jr. (quad) is doubtful

Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics (8 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Delon Wright
SG – Wayne Ellington
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Blake Griff (rest) is doubtful, Mason Plumlee (elbow) is questionable

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Jeff Teague
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Semi Ojeleye
C – Daniel Theis

Injury news: Kemba Walker (rest) and Robert Williams (hip) are out

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Hamidou Diallo
SG – Lu Dort
SF – Kenrich Williams
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Isaiah Roby (foot) is questionable, Theo Maledon (health protocols) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (knee) are out

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Bryn Forbes
SG – Donte DiVincenzo
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news: Nothing new

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

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Taurean Prince
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Nothing new

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Kyle Anderson
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Brandon Clarke (calf), Desmond Bane (personal), and De’Anthony Melton (shoulder) are out

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Alex Caruso (hand), LeBron James (ankle), and Jared Dudley (calf) are probable, Anthony Davis (Achilles) is questionable

Orlando Magic vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Evan Fournier
SF – James Ennis
PF – Gary Clark
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Evan Fournier (back) and Cole Anthony (shoulder) are questionable

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 10 a.m. ET, Justin Phan isn’t seeing betting value on any Thursday games. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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