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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 6): Kristaps Porzingis Expected to Make Wizards Debut

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Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kristaps Porzingis

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Sunday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For real-time injury updates, check out our FantasyLabs NBA news page

Kristaps Porzingis has not played since January 29th due to a knee injury, but the former All-Star is set to make his debut with the Washington Wizards on Sunday.

Porzingis is listed as probable on Sunday when the Wizards take on the Indiana Pacers. The Wizards acquired Porzingis in a trade-deadline deal with the Dallas Mavericks for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans.

Porzingis is averaging 19 points and 7.7 rebounds in 34 games this season while playing 29 minutes per game.

Other injury news across the NBA on Sunday includes the status of Jaylen Brown, Fred VanVleet and Nikola Jokic.

Projected Starting Lineups

Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics (1 p.m. ET)

Brooklyn Nets

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Bruce Brown
PF – Kevin Durant
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Seth Curry (ankle) is available.

Boston Celtics

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

Injury news: Jaylen Brown (ankle) is available.

Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks (3:30 p.m. ET)

Phoenix Suns

PG – Cameron Payne
SG – Landry Shamet
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Jae Crowder
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Cameron Johnson (quad) and Devin Booker (health and safety protocols) are out.

Milwaukee Bucks

PG – Jrue Holiday
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Khris Middleton
PF – Giannis Antetokounmpo
C – Bobby Portis

Injury news: Wesley Matthews (hamstring) is out.

Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards (6 p.m.)

Indiana Pacers

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Buddy Hield
PF – Oshae Brissett
C – Isaiah Jackson

Injury news: Lance Stephenson (ankle), Chris Duarte (toe) and Goga Bitadze (foot) are all questionable.

Washington Wizards

PG – Raul Neto
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – Corey Kispert
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Kristaps Porzingis

Injury news: Kristaps Porzingis (knee) is probable.

Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets (7 p.m. ET)

Memphis Grizzlies

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Desmond Bane
SF – Ziaire Williams
PF – Jaren Jackson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: No new updates.

Houston Rockets

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

Injury news: Dennis Schroder (ankle) is questionable.

Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder (7 p.m. ET)

Utah Jazz

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

Injury news: Mike Conley (knee) is out.

Oklahoma City Thunder

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – Tre Mann
SF – Aleksej Pokusevski
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Isaiah Roby

Injury news: Aaron Wiggins (ankle) is questionable. Derrick Favors (back) is out. Josh Giddey (hip) remains out.

Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers (7:30 p.m.)

Toronto Raptors

PG – Gary Trent Jr.
SG – Svi Mykhailuk
SF – Scottie Barnes
PF – Pascal Siakim
C – Khem Birch

Injury news: Fred VanVleet (knee) and Malachi Flynn (hamstring) are out.

Cleveland Cavaliers

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Isaac Okoro
SF – Lauri Markkanen
PF – Evan Mobley
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Caris LeVert (foot) and Rajon Rondo (toe) are doubtful.

New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets (8 p.m. ET)

New Orleans Pelicans

PG – C.J. McCollum
SG – Brandon Ingram
SF – Herb Jones
PF – Jaxson Hayes
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: No new updates.

Denver Nuggets

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

Injury news: Nikola Jokic (illness) and Austin Rivers (illness) are probable.

New York Knicks at Los Angeles Clippers (10 p.m. ET)

New York Knicks

PG – Alec Burks
SG – Evan Fournier
SF – RJ Barrett
PF – Julius Randle
C – Mitchell Robinson

Injury news: Obi Toppin (hamstring) is out.

Los Angeles Clippers

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Terance Mann
SF – Marcus Morris
PF – Nicolas Batum
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: No new updates.

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