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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 3): John Wall Out, Andre Drummond Questionbale Wednesday

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Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: John Wall #1 of the Houston Rockets.

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

Wednesday’s NBA Injury News

There are some notable names who will be missing on Wednesday’s 10-game NBA slate. The Houston Rockets will be without John Wall when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder on the front end of a back-to-back. Wall frequently sits in this games as he continues to recover from his Achilles injury.

On the other side of that matchup, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is also sidelined with a sprained knee while George Hill is expected to miss extended time after undergoing thumb surgery Tuesday.

The Cavaliers hope to get Andre Drummond back in the lineup for their game against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers. Drummond is listed questionable for Wednesday after missing the previous game due to a sore low back and can use the size with Larry Nance Jr. sidelined for a wrist injury.

The San Antonio Spurs announced that LaMarcus Aldridge has been ruled out of Wednesday’s game due to a right hip flexor. Aldridge hasn’t missed a game since early January, but his minutes were already down this season.

Russell Westbrook is expected to rest when the Washington Wizards head to Miami for the second leg of their back-to-back. The Boston Celtics are expected to rest Kemba Walker as well as they head to Sacramento for the second leg of a back-to-back on the West coast.

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

Tuesday Projected Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 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

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – Miles Bridges
C – Cody Zeller

Injury news: Terry Rozier (ankle) is questionable, PJ Washington (foot) is out

Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Jeremy Lamb
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Nothing new

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Hawks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Onyeka Okongwu (Achilles) is questionable, De’Andre Hunter (knee) is out

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (8 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

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Andre Drummond (back) is questionable, Larry Nance Jr. (wrist) is out

Washington Wizards at Miami Heat (10 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Ish Smith
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Deni Avdija
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Robin Lopez

Injury news: Russell Westbrook (rest) is doubtful

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Jimmy Butler
SG – Tyler Herro
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Goran Dragic (knee), Tyler Herro (knee), Avery Bradley (knee), and Gabe Vincent (knee), Myers Leonard (shoulder) is out for the season)

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Victor Oladipo
SG – Eric Gordon
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – PJ Tucker
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: John Wall (rest) is out

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Theo Maledon
SG – Lu Dort
SF – Justin Jackson
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (knee) and George Hill are out

New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Elfrid Payton
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Nerlens Noel (groin) and Austin Rivers (ankle) are probable

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Lauri Markkanen
C – Daniel Gafford

Injury news: Nothing new

Minnesota Timberwolves at San Antonio Spurs (10 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – D’Angelo Russell
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Josh Okogie
C – Naz Reid

Injury news: D’Angelo Russell (quad) and Juancho Hernangomez (conditioning) are questionable, Naz Reid (wrist) is probable

Spurs Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: LaMarcus Aldridge (hip) is out

Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Cam Johnson
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Devin Booker (hamstring) is probable, Abdel Nader (ankle) is questionable, Cameron Payne (foot) and Dario Saric (health protocols) are out

Pelicans Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Steven Adams (calf) is questionable

Boston Celtics at Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Jeff Teague
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Daniel Theis
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Kemba Walker (rest) is doubtful

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 9:30 a.m. ET, Justin Phan sees betting value in one Wednesday game: Rockets vs. Thunder. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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