NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (May 6): Zach LaVine Probable, Malcolm Brogdon Questionable Thursday

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Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls.

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

Nikola Vucevic and Zach LaVine are listed probable ahead of Thursday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.

LaVine has been sidelined three weeks due to the health and safety protocols while Vucevic was unable to play the previous two games due to a tight right adductor, but both practiced on Wednesday and should be good to return.

It is unknown how coach Donovan will handle their minutes if both are cleared to play — the Bulls are 3.5 games out of the play-in tournament with the Toronto Raptors ahead of them.

The Hornets’ injury report for Thursday lists Devonte’ Graham as doubtful and Cody Martin as out while PJ Washington is no longer on the injury report. Graham has missed two of the Hornets’ past three games with a knee issue and Martin sat out Wednesday with an ankle injury. Their absences on Wednesday meant heavy run for Caleb Martin (33.9 minutes) and Brad Wanamaker (30.7) in the backcourt.

Malcolm Brogdon is again listed as questionable on the second night of a back-to-back as he continues to deal with a sore hamstring. He’s missed the past three games with the injury and the Indiana Pacers face a the Atlanta Hawks in an important game for both teams in the East standings. Edmond Sumner and Jeremy Lamb are also questionable.

Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kleber have been ruled out once again out heading into Thursday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. Porzingis has missed the previous three games due to a sore right knee and Maxi Kleber is dealing with Achilles soreness.

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to list a good portion of their team on the injury report. Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Marc Gasol are all probable, while Talen Horton-Tucker is questionable with a calf injury. LeBron James will miss the next two games for the Lakers and Dennis Schroder will remained sidelined for two weeks.

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Projected Starting Lineups

Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Thaddeus Young
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Nikola Vucevic (Adductor) and Zach LaVine (COVID Protocols) are probable

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Caleb Martin
PF – Jalen McDaniels
C – PJ Washington

Injury news: Devonte’ Graham (Knee) is doubtful; Cody Martin (Ankle) and Miles Bridges (COVID Protocols) are out


Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Raul Neto
SF – Bradley Beal
PF – Anthony Gill
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Rui Hachimura (Illness) is doubtful; Chandler Hutchison (Knee) is questionable

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Fred VanVleet
SF – Stanley Johnson
PF – Pascal Siakam
C – Khem Birch

Injury news: OG Anunoby (Rest) is doubtful; Gary Trent Jr. (Leg) and Yuta Watanabe (Ankle) are probable


Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – Joe Harris
SF – Kevin Durant
PF – Jeff Green
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Nothing new

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Josh Richardson
SF – Tim Hardaway Jr.
PF – Dorian Finney-Smith
C – Willie Cauley-Stein

Injury news: Kristaps Porzingis (Knee) and Maxi Kleber (Achilles) are out


Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers (8 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Tony Snell
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Nothing new

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Caris LeVert
SG – Aaron Holiday
SF – Doug McDermott
PF – Oshae Brissett
C – Domantas Sabonis

Injury news: Malcolm Brogdon (Hamstring, Jeremy Lamb (Knee) and Edmond Sumner (Knee) are questionable


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Detroit Pistons (8 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Grayson Allen (Abdominal) is questionable

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Wayne Ellington
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Sekou Doumbouya
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Wayne Ellington (Calf) is questionable; Cory Joseph (Ankle), Mason Plumlee (Rest), Jerami Grant (Knee), Rodney McGruder (Elbow), Josh Jackson (Mouth) and Hamidou Diallo (Personal) are out


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Theo Maledon
SG – Lu Dort
SF – Darius Bazley
PF – Isaiah Roby
C – Moses Brown

Injury news: Lu Dort (Hip) is questionable; Aleksej Pokusevski (Knee) is out

Warriors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Damion Lee (COVID Protocols) and Eric Paschall (Hip) are out


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers (10 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Alex Caruso
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – Kyle Kuzma
PF – Anthony Davis
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Marc Gasol (Finger), Anthony Davis (Calf), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Ankle) and Kyle Kuzma (Thumb) are probable; Talen Horton-Tucker (Calf) is questionable; LeBron James (Ankle) is doubtful; Dennis Schroder (COVID Protocols) is out

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Paul George
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Yogi Ferrell (Quad) is questionable; Amir Coffey (COVID Protocols) is out


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