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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 13): John Wall Cleared to Play Saturday

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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 Saturday’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.

Saturday’s NBA Injury News

6:30 p.m. ET Update: John Wall will play Saturday despite dealing with a lingering sprained ankle. PJ Tucker is likely to play Saturday, according to coach Silas. He was previously considered questionable with a thigh contusion.

Mike  Conley will miss his fourth consecutive contest due to a tight right hamstring. Mitchell Robinson will undergo surgery on his fractured right hand and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Kevin Durant makes his return to the Brooklyn Nets just in time for their Saturday night primetime matchup with the Golden State Warriors. It’s his first game back in the Bay Area since leaving the Warriors in 2019. Durant returned to the team Friday after being forced to quarantine for a week and is not expected to have a minute restriction.

John Wall is listed as probable to play Saturday against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden as he nurses an ankle sprain. Victor Oladipo has been ruled out of the contest with a sore right foot/ankle and PJ Tucker is listed as questionable. Tucker didn’t practice Friday after missing the end of Thursday’s loss due to a left thigh contusion.

The Phoenix Suns could get two players back from long stints on the sidelines Saturday. Dario Saric and Cameron Payne are questionable heading into Saturday’s game after practicing on Friday. Suns head coach Monty Williams says he will wait to see how their bodies respond before activating them.

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

Saturday’s Projected Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Phoenix Suns (3 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Ben Simmons
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobia Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Mike Scott (knee) is probable, Shake Milton (ankle) is out

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Abdel Nader (ankle), Dario Saric (ankle), and Cameron Payne (foot) are questionable

Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Justin Holiday
SF – Doug McDermott
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

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

Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks (8 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news:  John Wall (ankle) is questionable, PJ Tucker (thigh) is questionable and Victor Oladipo (foot, ankle) is out

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Elfrid Payton
SG – RJ Barrett
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Julius Randle
C – Nerlens Noel

Injury news: Mitchell Robinson (hand) is out

Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors (8:30 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – James Harden
SF – Joe Harris
PF – Kevin Durant
C – Jeff Green

Injury news: DeAndre Jordan (personal) is out

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Juan Toscano-Anderson
C – Draymond Green

Injury news: Nothing new

Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Goran Dragic (ankle) is out

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Donovan Mitchell
SG – Joe Ingles
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O’Neale
C – Rudy Gobert

Injury news: Nothing new

Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 11 a.m. ET, Justin Phan isn’t seeing betting value on any Saturday 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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