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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 16): Luka Doncic Doubtful, Stephen Curry Probable for Game 1

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 16): Luka Doncic Doubtful, Stephen Curry Probable for Game 1 article feature image
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Jed Jacobsohn/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors.

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

The Golden State Warriors expect to have Stephen Curry back in the lineup for Game 1 of their Round 1 series against the Denver Nuggets. Curry was able to practice in full and is listed as probable on the official injury reports.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talked to reporters Friday and told them that Curry is, “optimistic that he’ll play Saturday, but we’ll have to re-evaluate tomorrow to see how his foot responds overnight. Right now, things are looking good.”

Kerr previously said that Curry would likely be on a minutes limit that’s capped at 30, but he would start if available.

For the Nuggets, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. remain out, but there is optimism that Murray could see the floor at some point in the series, according to team president Tim Connelly.

The news is not looking good for Luka Doncic who is listed as doubtful on the official injury report with calf strain. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, there are concerns that Doncic could miss the first two games of this series in Dallas.

The Mavericks will also be without backup guard Frank Ntilikina after he had his tonsils removed. Jalen Brunson and Spencer Dinwiddie will likely get extra minutes with the Mavs thin in the ball-handler department.

Projected Starting Lineups

Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks (1 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Trent Forrest (Foot)) is out

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Jalen Brunson
SG – Spencer Dinwiddie
SF – Reggie Bullock
PF – Dorian Finney-Smith
C – Dwight Powell

Injury news: Luka Doncic (Calf) is doubtful; Tim Hardaway Jr. (Foot) and Frank Ntilikina (Illness) are out

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies (3:30 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverly
SG – D’Angelo Russell
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Taurean Prince (Knee) is questionable

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Killian Tillie (Back) is out

Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers (6 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Fred VanVleet
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Scottie Barnes
C – Pascal Siakam

Injury news: Nothing new

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Tyrese Maxey
SG – James Harden
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Jaden Springer (Knee) is questionable

Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors (8:30 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jamal Murray (Knee) and Michael Porter Jr. (Back) are out

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Klay Thompson
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Stephen Curry (Foot) is probable; James Wiseman (Knee) is out


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