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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (February 4): Gordon Hayward Available, Zach LaVine and Jordan Clarkson Out Friday

NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (February 4): Gordon Hayward Available, Zach LaVine and Jordan Clarkson Out Friday article feature image
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Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Friday’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

7 p.m. ET Update: Zach LaVine has been ruled out with a back injury. Coby White will also sit out for the Bulls.

Gordon Hayward has been cleared to return for the Hornets. Jordan Clarkson has been ruled out for the Jazz.


Zach LaVine is listed as questionable ahead of the Chicago Bulls’ game against the Indiana Pacers Friday. LaVine has been dealing with a back issue and the Bulls are playing the second leg of a back-to-back in Indiana.

John Collins is listed as questionable after hurting his shoulder in Thursday’s games. The Atlanta Hawks travel to Toronto to face the Raptors in a back-to-back spot.

Gordon Hayward is questionable to return to the lineup for the Charlotte Hornets after missing six games due to health and safety protocols. He has been ramping up his conditioning since the beginning of the week.

Dejounte Murray is probable to return to the floor for the San Antonio Spurs after sitting out with a sore wrist. Jakob Poeltl, Doug McDermott, and Keit Bates-Diop are also expected to play. Zach Collins is no longer listed on the injury report and should be available to make his season debut.

Cade Cunningham has been ruled out for the second game in a row with a hip injury. The Detroit Pistons will also be without Josh Jackson for the third game in a row.

James Harden has been ruled out for the Brooklyn Nets ahead of their game against the Utah Jazz due to a sore hamstring. On the other side of that matchup, Donovan Mitchell will return after being out with a concussion.

Projected Starting Lineups

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Brandon Goodwin
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Cedi Osman
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

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

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – Miles Bridges
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Gordon Hayward (Conditioning) is available; Jalen McDaniels (Ankle) is out

Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Celtics Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Cory Joseph
SG – Rodney McGruder
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Cade Cunningham (Hip) and Josh Jackson (Spine) are out

Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Ayo Dosunmu
SG – Matt Thomas
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Javonte Green
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Zach LaVine (Back) and Coby White (Adductor) are out

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Caris LeVert
SG – Chris Duarte
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Torrey Craig
C – Oshae Brissett

Injury news: Oshae Brissett (Ankle) is available; Goga Bitadze (Foot) and Domantas Sabonis (COVID protocols) are out

Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – De’Andre Hunter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: John Collins (Shoulder) and Lou Williams (Back) are probable; Danilo Gallinari (Hamstring) is out

Raptors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – Doug McDermott
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Dejounte Murray (Wrist) and Doug McDermott (Ankle) are probable; Lonnie Walker (Knee) and Jock Landale (Concussion) are out

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET)

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Brandon Ingram
SF – Josh Hart
PF – Herbert Jones
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Josh Hart (Knee) is questionable; Garrett Temple (COVID protocols) and Willy Hernangomez (COVID protocols) are out

Nuggets Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Demarcus Cousins (Foot) is questionable

Brooklyn Nets vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – Patty Mills
SF – DeAndre Bembry
PF – Kessler Edwards
C – Nic Claxton

Injury news: James Harden (Hamstring), LaMarcus Aldridge (Ankle) and Paul Millsap (Personal) are out

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Donovan Mitchell (Concussion) is available; Rudy Gay (Knee) and Hassan Whiteside (Back) are questionable; Jordan Clarkson (Knee), Danuel House (COVID protocols) and Rudy Gobert (Calf) are out

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Josh Giddey
SG – Tre Mann
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Mamadi Diakite

Injury news: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Ankle), Aaron Wiggins (Ankle) Isaiah Roby (Ankle) and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Foot) are out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Anfernee Simons
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Tony Snell
PF – Larry Nance
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: CJ Elleby (Hamstring) is probable; Larry Nance Jr. (Knee) and Trendon Watford (Ankle) are questionable

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks (10 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Seth Curry (Back) is questionable; Shake Milton (Back) and Furkan Korkmaz (Knee) are out

Mavericks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Kristaps Porzingis (Knee) is out


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