NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 18): Dennis Schroder Out vs. Nets Thursday
Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Dennis Schroder #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Thursday’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.
Thursday NBA Injury News
9 p.m. ET Update: Dennis Schroder is a late scratch from Thursday’s game against the Nets due to the health and safety protocols.
6 p.m. ET Update: Kyle Lowry is out of tonight’s game against the Bucks and is expected to miss the Raptors’ Friday game as well. Kyrie Irving and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot have been cleared to play Thursday vs. the Lakers.
With just three games on the schedule tonight, the key injury news to watch is centered around two All-Star guards.
Kyrie Irving is listed as probable for tonight’s anticipated matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. Irving missed the Brooklyn Nets’ last game in Phoenix with a tight back, but that game also fell on the second night of a back-to-back for the Nets. Kevin Durant will miss his third game in a row with a hamstring injury and there’s no word on when he’ll be back in the lineup.
Kyle Lowry is also questionable to play Thursday after leaving the Toronto Raptors’ game on Tuesday with a sore ankle. Lowry played just 22 minutes and left for good in the third quarter. He has missed just three games for the Raptors this season.
In the other late game on the slate, the Sacramento Kings will be without Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes when they take on the Miami Heat at home. Barnes suffered a strained foot on Sunday and Holmes missed the Kings’ game on Tuesday with a knee ailment.
Be sure to check the Action Labs NBA page for real time updates.
Thursday’s Projected Starting Lineups
Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks (7:30 p.m. ET)
Raptors Projected Lineup
PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – Norman Powell
PF – OG Anunoby
C – Pascal Siakam
Injury news: Yuta Watanabe (ankle) and Kyle Lowry (ankle) are questionable
Bucks Projected Lineup
PG – Bryn Forbes
SG – Donte DiVincenzo
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez
Injury news: Nothing new
Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET)
Nets Projected Lineup
PG – James Harden
SG – Kyrie Irving
SF – Bruce Brown
PF – Joe Harris
C – DeAndre Jordan
Injury news: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) is questionable, Kyrie Irving (back) is probable, Kevin Durant (hamstring) is out
Lakers Projected Lineup
PG – LeBron James
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – Wesley Matthews
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Marc Gasol
Injury news: LeBron James (ankle) is probable, Dennis Schroder (health protocols) is out
Miami Heat vs. Sacramento Kings (10 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
Kings Projected Lineup
PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Cory Joseph
SF – Buddy Hield
PF – Glenn Robinson III
C – Marvin Bagley
Injury news: Harrison Barnes (foot) and Richaun Holmes (knee) are out