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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 24): Kemba Walker, Jerami Grant Out Wednesday

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Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons.

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.

NBA Injury News

5:30 p.m. ET Update: The Detroit Pistons will rest Jerami Grant on the second night of a back-to-back on Wednesday. Sekou is expected to move into the starting lineup.

For the second straight game, Cam Reddish will sit out due to a sore right Achilles. John Collins is still being listed as questionable after passing his first concussion test. Kemba Walker has also been ruled out Wednesday on the second night of a back-to-back for the Boston Celtics due to rest.

1 p.m. ET Update: LaMarcus Aldridge will return to the lineup Wednesday after being sidelined with an injured hip.

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is optimistic about Kyle Lowry returning to the lineup after missed the past four games with thumb and ankle injuries. Lowry is officially listed as probable , but Nurse said he is, “somewhere between probable and questionable.”

On the other side of that matchup, Tyler Herro and Goran Dragic have both been listed as questionable Wednesday. Herro missed their previous game with a hip injury and Dragic has been out for two weeks with an ankle injury.

The San Antonio Spurs will play their first game in 10 days and will be without a chunk of their roster: Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, Rudy Gay, and Quinndary Weatherspoon are all out due to health and safety protocols. DeMar DeRozan is also out for personal reasons, but LaMarcus Aldridge could see the floor for the first time since Feb. 1 after dealing with a sore hip.

Gordon Hayward is questionable to suit up Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns after injuring his hand on Monday in Utah.

Hornets head coach James Borrego said Hayward is day-to-day and “sore right now. The report is better than we expected. We hope to get him back soon. It could have been a lot worse.”

Hayward has missed just two games this season despite dealing with back and hip issues this season, so it wouldn’t be surprising if he played through it.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers (7:30 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

Pacers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing

Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: PJ Tucker (Quad) is probable, Victor Oladipo (Foot) is questionable

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Dean Wade
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Nothing new

Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Payton Pritchard
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Daniel Theis
C – Tristan Thompson

Injury news: Kemba Walker (rest) is doubtful

Hawks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: John Collins (Concussion) is questionable, Cam Reddish (Achilles) is doubtful

Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat (8 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – Norman Powell
PF – OG Anunoby
C – Pascal Siakam

Injury news: Kyle Lowry (Thumb) is probable

Heat Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Tyler Herro (hip) and Goran Dragic (ankle) are questionable

San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Patty Mills
SF – Lonnie Walker
PF – LaMarcus Aldridge
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: LaMarcus Aldridge (hip) is active, Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, Rudy Gay, and Quinndary Weatherspoon are out due to health and safety protocols and DeMar DeRozan (personal) is out

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – Theo Maledon
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Nothing new

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Ricky Rubio
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Nothing new

Bulls Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jerami Grant (rest) is out

Pelicans Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Steven Adams (Ankle) is probable

Charlotte Hornets vs. Phoenix Suns (9 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 questionable

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz (10 p.m. ET)

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, Kyle Kuzma (Back) is probable

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 10:30 a.m. ET, Justin Phan sees betting value in one Wednesday game: Spurs 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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