NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 2): Stephen Curry, Zion Williamson and Trae Young Out Friday

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Oscar Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors.

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 updates to these lineups, check out our Action Labs NBA lineups page.

NBA Injury News

2 p.m. ET Update: The Pelicans will be shorthanded Friday night. Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart have been ruled out Friday.

In the same game, Danilo Gallinari and Trae Young have been ruled out after they each played heavy minutes in double overtime on the first leg of a back-to-back.


1:30 p.m. ET Update: Stephen Curry has been ruled out for the Warriors on the second night of a back-to-back. Donovan Mitchell is not listed on the injury report and is expected to play Friday.


The New Orleans Pelicans have their three best players listed as questionable ahead of their game against the Atlanta Hawks. Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball all sat out on Thursday night and are on the fence to play Friday. Williamson suffered his thumb injury Monday, Ingram missed Thursday with a toe injury and Ball has now missed the Pelicans’ past six games with a lingering hip injury.

Stephen Curry is questionable to play Friday against the Toronto Raptors as he is still dealing with persistent tailbone pain. Curry said he would wait to see how he felt before committing to playing the second leg of the Warriors’ back-to-back set.

Donovan Mitchell, who missed Utah’s last game for personal reasons, is not on the injury report Friday and is questionable to suit up. Joe Ingles started with Mitchell out on Wednesday and is probable to play.

Domantas Sabonis is currently listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Charlotte Hornets. Indian Pacers head coach Nate Bjorkgren said Sabonis has been playing through pain but is expected to play Friday as he deals with a quad contusion.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors (7 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Jordan Poole
SG – Kelly Oubre
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – James Wiseman

Injury news: Stephen Curry (Glute) is out, Kevin Looney (ankle) is probable

Raptors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: DeAndre Bembry (health protocols) has been removed from the injury report; Rodney Hood (hip), Kyle Lowry (foot), Paul Watson (health protocols), Patrick McCaw (knee), and Jalen Harris (hip) are out


Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET)

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SF – Danuel House
PF – Jae’Sean Tate
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: John Wall (Knee) is questionable

Celtics Projected Lineup

PG – Kemba Walker
SG – Marcus Smart
SF – Jaylen Brown
PF – Jayson Tatum
C – Robert Williams

Injury news: Nothing new


Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Josh Richardson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Kristaps Porzingis

Injury news: Nothing new

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: RJ Barrett (Ankle), Derrick Rose (ankle) and Reggie Bullock (illness) are questionable


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Ricky Rubio
SG – Malik Beasley
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jaden McDaniels
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Josh Okogie (health protocols) is questionable

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Grayson Allen (Hip) is questionable; Justise Winslow (thigh) is out


Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers (8 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – Devonte’ Graham
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – PJ Washington
C – Bismack Biyombo

Injury news: Nothing new

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Caris LeVert
SF – Justin Holiday
PF – Domantas Sabonis
C – Myles Turner

Injury news: Domantas Sabonis (Quad) and Jeremy Lamb (toe) are questionable


Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans (9 p.m. ET)

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Lou Williams
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – Tony Snell
PF – Solomon Hill
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Trae Young (knee), Danilo Gallinari (Achilles), John Collins (ankle) and De’Andre Hunter (knee) are out

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Wes Iwundu
PF – James Johnson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Brandon Ingram (Toe), Lonzo Ball (Hip) and Zion Williamson (Thumb) and Josh Hart (Thumb) are out


Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Tomas Satoransky
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Thaddeus Young
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Zach LaVine (Ankle) and Coby White (neck) are questionable; Garrett Temple (hamstring) is out

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Donovan Mitchell (Personal) has been removed from the injury report; Joe Ingles (leg) is probable


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Wesley Matthews (neck) is questionable; Andre Drummond (toe) is out

Kings Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Hassan Whiteside (knee) is questionable


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET)

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Theo Maledon
SG – Svi Mykhailiuk
SF – Aleksej Pokusevski
PF – Isaiah Roby
C – Moses Brown

Injury news: Ty Jerome (ankle), Lu Dort (concussion), Shai GIlgeous-Alexander (foot), and Mike Muscala (ankle) are out; Aleksej Pokusevski (health protocols) has been removed from the injury

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Jae Crowder
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Torrey Craig (knee) is questionable; Abdel Nader (knee) and Frank Kaminsky (health protocols) are out


Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Donte DiVincenzo
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez

Injury news: Jeff Teague and Bobby Portis are questionable due to health and safety protocols; PJ Tucker (calf) is out

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Nassir Little (thumb) is out


Phan’s Bet to Watch

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