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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 12): Jamal Murray Cleared to Return Monday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 12): Jamal Murray Cleared to Return Monday article feature image

Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Monday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For Tuesday’s injury report, click here.

NBA Injury News

9 p.m. ET Update: Jamal Murray is available to play Monday after missing the past four games due to a sore right knee.

7 p.m. ET Update: Kyle Kuzma and Dennis Schroder will start on Monday; Wesley Matthews and Marc Gasol are available to play off the bench.

6:30 p.m. ET Update: Kristaps Porzingis has been ruled out for rest on the second night of a back-to-back. Maxi Kleber and JJ Redick have been cleared to play. Redick is returning after sitting out 18 games with a heel injury and head coach Rick Carlisle guessed Redick could play 10-15 minutes in his Mavericks debut.

2 p.m. ET Update: Karl-Anthony Towns will miss Monday’s game for personal reasons. De’Anthony Melton has been ruled out for his fifth straight game on Monday as he continues to deal with a sore leg. Gary Harris is out Monday due to adductor injury maintenance.

1:30 p.m. ET Update: Lonzo Ball has been ruled out for the New Orleans Pelicans Monday with a sore hip flexor.

Kristaps Porzingis is listed questionable agains the Philadelphia 76ers with right knee injury recovery Monday in the second leg of a back-to-back. JJ Redick has been upgraded to questionable as he continues to recover from a sore heel following a procedure.

Jamal Murray, who has missed four games in a row, including Sunday’s game against the Boston Celtics, is again listed as questionable on Monday with knee soreness.

Lonzo Ball is doubtful for the third game in a row after previously returning for the Pelicans for three games. Ball has been dealing with a hip injury since late March and has missed nine of the past 12 Pelicans games.

The Los Angeles Lakers continue their road trip with a game against the New York Knicks Monday and have a hobbled bunch. Kyle Kuzma, Wesley Matthews and Marc Gasol are listed all listed as questionable for tonight’s game. Kuzma has missed the past two games with a strained calf, Gasol missed Saturday’s game with hamstring injury and Matthews sat with a sore Achilles.

The Lakers do have some encouraging news surrounding the return of their two stars, LeBron James and Anthony Davis. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Davis will be re-evaluated on Thursday and could return in 10-to-14 days while James is reportedly on track to return to the lineup in about three weeks.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Brooklyn Nets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (PPD)

Monday night’s Nets vs. Timberwolves game has been postponed in wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Wesley Matthews (Achilles), Kyle Kuzma (calf), and Marc Gasol (hamstring) are active

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks (7:30 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Danny Green (hip) and Tobias Harris (knee) have been removed from the injury report

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Josh Richardson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Boban Marjanovic

Injury news: Maxi Kleber (leg) and JJ Redick (heel) are active, Kristaps Porzingis (injury recovery) is out

San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic (8 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Gorgui Dieng (shoulder) is out

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Michael Carter-Williams
SG – Dwayne Bacon
SF – James Ennis
PF – Chuma Okeke
C – Wendell Carter Jr.

Injury news: Nothing new

Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans (9 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Eric Bledsoe
SG – Naji Marshall
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Zion Williamson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Lonzo Ball (hip) is out

Washington Wizards vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Deni Avdija
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Bradley Beal (back) is probable

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jordan Clarkson (ankle) is doubtful, Mike Conley (rest) is out

Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies (9 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Tomas Satoransky
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Thaddeus Young
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Nothing new

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: Sterling Brown (knee) is out

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Jae Crowder
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Nothing new

Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Jamal Murray
SG – Will Barton
SF – Aaron Gordon
PF – Michael Porter Jr.
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Jamal Murray (knee) is active

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kent Bazemore
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Kelly Oubre (wrist) and James Wiseman (meniscus) are out

Phan’s Bet to Watch

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