NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 22): Giannis Antetokounmpo Ruled Out Monday

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Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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

2 p.m. ET Update: Giannis Antetokounmpo is out Monday against the Indiana Pacers with a sprained knee.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been removed from the injury report after missing the game on Sunday due to a shoulder issue, however, the Thunder will be without Lu Dort and Al Horford.

The Boston Celtics will be without Tristan Thompson, and Kemba Walker Monday when they face the Memphis Grizzlies.

John Wall isn’t on the injury report for Monday’s matchup and appears good to go on the second leg of a back-to-back. Victor Oladipo, however, will sit out tonight’s game.


It was a brutal weekend in the NBA on the injury front. First LeBron James went down with a high ankle sprain that could sideline for several weeks. Then rookie of the year favorite LaMelo Ball went down with a wrist injury, dealing a huge blow to the upstart Charlotte Hornets.

Per our NBA Insiders tool:

Ball has been diagnosed with a broken bone in his right wrist, according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN has repoted that Ball is expected to miss the remainder of the season, but he’s seeking a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis. Devonte’ Graham will likely return to the starting lineup while Terry Rozier also takes on a larger offensive role.

Rozier, who also left that game with an injury to his hip is expected to play Monday night against the San Antonio Spurs.

Rudy Gobert is questionable due to a hip injury heading into Monday’s game against the Chicago Bulls. He was a game-time decision on Friday where he ended up playing 35 minutes and it’s possible the same scenario happens on Monday.

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

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Projected Starting Lineups

Sacramento Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Larry Nance Jr.
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Kevin Love (calf), Taurean Prince (shoulder), and Matthew Dellavedova (abdominal) are out


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – Lu Dort
SF – Aleksej Pokusevski
PF – Isaiah Roby
C – Al Horford

Injury news: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Shoulder) has been removed from the injury, Al Horford (rest) and Lu Dort (toe) are out

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Ricky Rubio
SG – Anthony Edwards
SF – Josh Okogie
PF – Jaden McDaniels
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Jarrett Culver (toe) is questionable


Charlotte Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – PJ Washington
C – Bismack Biyombo

Injury news: Terry Rozier (Hip) is probable, LaMelo Ball (wrist) is out

Spurs Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets (9 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – Sterling Brown
SF – Danuel House
PF – Jae’Sean Tate
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: John Wall (Rest) has been removed the injury report, Victor Oladipo (Rest) is questionable, DJ Augustin (illness) is out


Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks (9 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Caris LeVert
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 – Bobby Portis
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news: Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) is out


Utah Jazz vs. Chicago Bulls (9 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Rudy Gobert (Hip) is questionable

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Tomas Satoransky
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Thaddeus Young
C – Lauri Markkanen

Injury news: Nothing new


Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies (9 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Marcus Smart
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Semi Ojeleye
PF – Jayson Tatum
C – Daniel Theis

Injury news: Tristan Thompson (health protocols), Kemba Walker (rest), and Romeo Langford (health protocols) are out

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Tony Snell
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Trae Young (Quad) is probable, De’Andre Hunter (knee) is questionable, Cam Reddish (Achilles) is out

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Serge Ibaka (back) and Patrick Beverley (knee) are out


Phan’s Bet to Watch

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