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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (February 2): Nikola Jokic and De’Aaron Fox Questionable, LeBron James Doubtful Wednesday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (February 2): Nikola Jokic and De’Aaron Fox Questionable, LeBron James Doubtful Wednesday article feature image
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Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images. Pictured: De’Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings.

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 injury updates, check out our FantasyLabs NBA news page

NBA Injury News

Steven Adams is listed as questionable for the Memphis Grizzlies with a left ankle injury.

Nikola Jokic and Aaron Gordon are both questionable with a hamstring injury and toe injury respectively ahead of their game against the Utah Jazz. Both men would be playing on the second night of a back-to-back after suiting up with the same injuries on Tuesday night.

On the other side of that matchup, Jordan Clarkson is questionable while Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and Hassan Whiteside have been ruled out. The shorthanded Jazz are also without Joe Ingles for the rest of the season due to an ACL tear.

De’Aaron Fox is questionable to return to the court for the Sacramento Kings. Fox has missed the past five Kings games with a sore left ankle.

The Los Angeles Lakers have listed LeBron James as doubtful for Wednesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Anthony Davis and Malik Monk are probable to play.

Projected Starting Lineups

Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Jalen Suggs
SF – Franz Wagner
PF – Wendell Carter Jr.
C – Mo Bamba

Injury news: Nothing new

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Caris LeVert
SG – Chris Duarte
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Torrey Craig
C – Isaiah Jackson

Injury news: Goga Bitadze (Foot) and Oshae Brissett (Ankle) are questionable; Domantas Sabonis (COVID protocols) and Malcolm Brogdon are out

Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SG – Aaron Holiday
SF – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Montrezl Harrell

Injury news: Bradley Beal (Wrist) and Thomas Bryant (Ankle) are out

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Matisse Thybulle
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Furkan Korkmaz (Knee) and Shake Milton (Back) are out

Memphis Grizzlies vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Ziaire Williams
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Steven Adams (Ankle) is questionable

Knicks Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG -Evan Fournier
SF – RJ Barrett
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Nothing new

Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Cody Martin
PF – Miles Bridges
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Kelly Oubre (Ankle) is probable; Gordon Hayward (Conditioning) and Jalen McDaniels (Ankle) are out

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Marcus Smart
SG – Jaylen Brown
SF – Jayson Tatum
PF – Al Horford
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Dennis Schroder (Achilles) is probable

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Rajon Rondo
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Dean Wade
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Darius Garland (Back) and Lauri Markkanen (Ankle) are out

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SG – Jalen Green
SF – Eric Gordon
PF – Jae’Sean Tate
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: Usman Garuba (Wrist) is out

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

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Josh Giddey
SG – Tre Mann
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Aaron Wiggins
C – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Injury news: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Ankle) and Isaiah Roby (Ankle) are out

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Jalen Brunson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Maxi Kleber

Injury news: Kristaps Porzingis (Knee) and Sterling Brown (Foot) are out

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz (10 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Monte Morris
SG – Will Barton
SF – Jeff Green
PF – Aaron Gordon
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Demarcus Cousins (Foot), Aaron Gordon (Hamstring) and Nikola Jokic (Toe) are questionable

Jazz Projected Lineup

PG – Mike Conley
SG – Trent Forrest
SF – Bojan Bogdanovic
PF – Royce O’Neale
C – Udoka Azubuike

Injury news: Jordan Clarkson (Knee) and Trent Forrest (Ankle) are questionable; Rudy Gobert (Calf), Joe Ingles (Knee) Donovan Mitchell (Concussion), Hassan Whiteside (Back) and Daniel House (COVID Protocols) are out

Brooklyn Nets vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – James Harden
SF – Patty Mills
PF – Kessler Edwards
C – Nic Claxton

Injury news: LaMarcus Aldridge (Ankle) and Paul Millsap are out

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Haliburton
SG – Buddy Hield
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Maurice Harkless
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: De’Aaron Fox (Ankle) is questionable; Marvin Bagley (Ankle) and Terence Davis (Wrist) are out

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Anfernee Simons
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Jusuf Nurkic (Ankle), Anfernee Simons (Hip) and CJ Elleby (Hamstring) are probable; Trendon Watford (Ankle) is questionable

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Malik Monk
SF – Avery Bradley
PF – Stanley Johnson
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: Anthony Davis (Wrist) and Malik Monk (Groin) are probable; LeBron James (Knee) is doubtful, Kendrick Nunn (Knee) is out


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