NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 24): Jimmy Butler, Giannis Antetokounmpo Expected to Play Monday
Bryan Cereijo/Getty Images. Pictured: Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat.
Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Monday’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
6 p.m. ET Update: Jimmy Butler is expected to play Monday in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo is also expected to play, according to Miami Herald Heat beat writer Anthony Chiang. He added from Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer that Antetokounmpo will have “for the most part, no restrictions” in tonight’s game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to return to the lineup Monday for the Milwaukee Bucks in a crucial road Game 4 against the Miami Heat, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Antetokounmpo is still officially listed as questionable on the NBA Injury report at the time of writing, but was seen at morning shootaround Monday in Miami. Barring any issues leading up to game time, he should be able to play through his lower back injury.
On the other side of the matchup, Jimmy Butler is questionable (also due to a back injury) while reserve guard Victor Oladipo is out after suffering a devastating knee injury in Game 3. That significantly limits the Heat’s guard depth with Tyler Herro already out due to a hand injury.
In the late game between the Grizzlies and Lakers, Ja Morant is not listed on the injury report. He should be good to go in Game 4 at Crypto.com Arena despite his lingering hand injury. For the Lakers, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder are all probable despite lingering foot issues.
Projected Starting Lineups
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)
Bucks Projected Lineup
PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Brook Lopez
Injury news: Giannis Antetokounmpo (back) is Questionable, Wesley Matthews (calf) is Out
Heat Projected Lineup
PG – Gabe Vincent
SG – Max Strus
SF – Jimmy Butler
PF – Kevin Love
C – Bam Adebayo
Injury news: Bam Adebayo (hamstring) is Probable; Jimmy Butler (back) and Nikola Jovic (back) are Questionable; Tyler Herro (hand) and Victor Oladipo (knee) are Out
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET)
Grizzlies Projected Lineup
PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Jaren Jackson Jr.
C – Xavier Tillman Sr.
Injury news: Steven Adams (knee) Brandon Clarke (Achilles) and Jake LaRavia (calf) are Out
Lakers Projected Lineup
PG – D’Angelo Russell
SG – Austin Reaves
SF – LeBron James
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Anthony Edwards
Injury news: LeBron James (foot), Anthony Davis (foot) and Dennis Schroder (Achilles) are Probable
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