NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 3): Luka Doncic Out Wednesday

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Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks.

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

7 p.m. ET Update: Luka Doncic has been ruled out of Wednesday’s game against the Thunder with back tightness.


1:30 p.m. ET Update: Luka Doncic has been downgraded to doubtful on the latest injury report as he is dealing with a tight lower back.

Domantas Sabonis has been added to the injury report with a sore left ankle and is questionable to play Wednesday. Kelly Oubre is listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a sprained left wrist.

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Jeff Green are out for the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Luke Kornet has been ruled out for the Chicago Bulls for personal reasons.


LeBron James will miss his first game of the season on Wednesday as he’ll rest in the second leg of a back-to-back, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The Los Angeles Lakers have listed James on the injury report for most of the season with an ankle injury, but played every game until today.

The Lakers will likely be without Marc Gasol who missed Tuesday’s due the NBA’s health and safety protocols, and the statuses of Kyle Kuzma and Alex Caruso are unclear.

The Dallas Mavericks are closely monitoring Luka Doncic ahead of their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday. Doncic is a new addition to the injury report and has been listed as questionable with a tight back. Doncic has missed one game all season, resulting in a 10-point loss for the Mavs.

Tobias Harris has been listed questionable ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers’ matchup with the Utah Jazz tonight. Harris continues to deal with a knee contusion and he has missed the past two games with the injury.

Buddy Hield is officially questionable heading into Wednesday’s game against the Lakers with an ankle injury. Hield suffered a sprained ankle in the closing moments of the Sacramento Kings’ loss on Sunday and did not participate in practice Tuesday.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Doug McDermott (Mouth) is active Jeremy Lamb (knee) is out

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Taurean Prince (ankle, personal) is active


Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Tobias Harris (Knee) is active


Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors (7 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jerami Grant (Quad) is out

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Terence Davis
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Yuta Watanabe
C – Aron Baynes

Injury news: OG Anunoby, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Patrick McCaw, and Malachi Flynn are out due to health and safety protocols


Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets (7:30 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – James Harden
SG – Kyrie Irving
SF – Bruce Brown
PF – Joe Harris
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Jeff Green (shoulder) and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) are doubtful

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – Victor Oladipo
SF – Sterling Brown
PF – Jae’Sean tate
C – PJ Tucker

Injury news: Danuel House (Knee), Eric Gordon (knee) and David Nwaba (wrist) are out


Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic (8 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Michael Carter-Williams
SG – Terrence Ross
SF – Dwayne Bacon
PF – Al-Farouq Aminu
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Evan Fournier (Groin) is questionable, James Ennis (calf) is out


Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – PJ Washington
C – Bismack Biyombo

Injury news: Gordon Hayward (Hand) is questionable, Cody Zeller (Hip) is questionable

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Ricky Rubio
SG – Anthony Edwards
SF – Josh Okogie
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Nothing new


Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8:30 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Lauri Markkanen (shoulder) is doubtful

Pelicans Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Mavericks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Luka Doncic (Back) is out


Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 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

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – Derrick Jones Jr.
PF – Robert Covington
C – Enes Kanter

Injury news: Nothing new


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – Kyle Kuzma
PF – Markieff Morris
C – Montrezl Harrell

Injury news: LeBron James (Rest) is out, Kyle Kuzma (Heel) is questionable

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Buddy Hield (Ankle) is questionable, Tyrese Haliburton (calf) and Hassan Whiteside (health protocols) are out


Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 11:30 a.m. ET, Justin Phan isn’t seeing betting value in any Wednesday 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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