NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 25): Draymond Green Ruled Out Thursday

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Patrick McDermott/Getty Images. Pictured: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors.

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

8:30 p.m. ET Update: Draymond Green has been ruled out Thursday due to an illness.


6:30 p.m. ET Update: Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out with foot soreness. Morris has been added to the injury report with a right calf contusion and is questionable to play on Thursday.

Nerlens Noel has been ruled out Thursday due to a sore shoulder.


5:30 p.m. ET Update: The Miami Heat will be without Jimmy Butler on Thursday due to a stomach illness and Goran Dragic with a calf injury.

Lonnie Walker has been ruled out for the second straight game on Thursday due to a sore right wrist, but Rudy Gay has been cleared to return.

Jusuf Nurkic announced that he will return to the Portland Trail Blazers rotation on Friday after being sidelined since mid-January due to a fractured right wrist and strained right calf.


There are only five games on Thursday’s NBA schedule and the injuries to watch are centered mostly around two games.

The Philadelphia 76ers are hoping to get Seth Curry back in their lineup after he missed the past three games with an ankle injury. Curry and Danny Green are listed as questionable tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Goran Dragic is listed as questionable for the Miami Heat in their matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers. Dragic has missed their previous two games with a calf injury and has played through various injuries throughout the season. Avery Bradley, who has been expected to return for a few games, is also questionable to suit up Thursday. Bradley hasn’t played a game since early February.

On the other side of that matchup, the Trail Blazers have listed Nassir Little and Anfernee Simons as questionable for Thursday’s game due to health and safety protocols.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Garrison Mathews
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Nothing new

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nerlens Noel (shoulder) and Derrick Rose (conditioning) are out


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Heat Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jimmy Butler (illness) and Goran Dragic (calf) are out


Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Paul George
SF – Nicolas Batum
PF – Patrick Patterson
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Kawhi Leonard (foot) is out, Marcus Morris (calf) is out

Spurs Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Lonnie Walker (wrist) is out, Rudy Gay (foot) has been cleared to return


Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Jordan Poole
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Juan Toscano-Anderson
C – James Wiseman

Injury news: Draymond Green (illness) is out

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Ben Simmons
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Tony Bradley

Injury news: Danny Green (Hip) is questionable, Seth Curry (Ankle) is questionable

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Marc Gasol (conditioning) has been cleared to return


Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 8:30 p.m. ET, Justin Phan sees betting value in one Thursday game: Trail Blazers vs. Heat. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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