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Tuesday’s NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 1): Klay Thompson, Draymond Green Out, LeBron James to Play

Tuesday’s NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 1): Klay Thompson, Draymond Green Out, LeBron James to Play article feature image
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Scott Audette/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Fred VanVleet #23 of the Toronto Raptors.

There are six NBA games on the docket for Tuesday night, including two games on NBA on TNT: the Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers.

Across the slate, the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors meet for the second consecutive night. Toronto’s Fred VanVleet, who missed Monday’s game, is out as is teammate OG Anunoby. Meanwhile, Kyrie Irving will not be allowed to play in Canada due to his vaccination status and new center Andre Drummond is out, too.

LeBron James will play despite a left knee injury. James has played in 43 of the Lakers’ 60 games this season as LA fights for a playoff berth.

Let’s run through the injuries present for each team on tonight’s slate, along with each team’s projected starting lineups.

Pistons vs. Wizards

7 p.m. ET

Pistons Projected Starting Lineup:

PG – Cory Joseph
SG – Cade Cunningham
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news:

  • Marvin Bagley III (Doubtful, ankle)
  • Frank Jackson (Questionable, back)
  • Hamidou Diallo (Doubtful, ankle)

Wizards Projected Starting Lineup:

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

Note: Daniel Gafford will start for Kristaps Porzingis, who has yet to make his Wizards debut due to a knee injury.

Injury news:

  • Kristaps Porzingis (Out, knee)
  • Bradley Beal (Out, wrist)
  • Tomas Satoransky (Day-to-day)

Nets vs. Raptors

7:30 p.m. ET

Nets Projected Starting Lineup:

PG – Goran Dragic
SG – Patty Mills
SF – Seth Curry
PF – James Johnson
C – LaMarcus Aldridge

Note that the Nets’ four best players are out.

Injury news;

  • Kyrie Irving (Out, unvaccinated players cannot play in Canada)
  • Kevin Durant (Out, knee)
  • Ben Simmons (Out, conditioning)
  • Joe Harris (Out, ankle)
  • Andre Drummond (Questionable, knee)

Raptors Projected Starting Lineup:

PG – Dalano Barton
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – Scottie Barnes
PF – Chris Boucher
C – Pascal Siakam

Injury news:

  • Fred VanVleet (Out)
  • OG Anunoby (Out, finger)

Hawks vs. Celtics

7:30 p.m. ET (TNT)

Hawks Projected Starting Lineup:

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

Injury news:

  • Lou Williams (Out)
  • John Collins (Out, foot)

Celtics Projected Starting Lineup:

No injuries of note.

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

Warriors vs. Timberwolves

8 p.m. ET

Warriors Projected Starting Lineup:

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Gary Payton II
SF – Otto Porter Jr.
PF – Andrew Wiggins
C – Kevon Looney

Note: With Klay Thompson out due to an illness, Otto Porter Jr. will figure to get the bulk of his minutes on the wing.

Injury news: 

  • Nemanja Bjelica (Day-to-day)
  • Andre Iguodala (Out, back)
  • Klay Thompson (Out, illness)
  • Draymond Green (Out, back)
  • James Wiseman (Out, knee)

Timberwolves Projected Starting Lineup:

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – D’Angelo Russell
SF – Anthony Edwards
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news:

  • McKinley Wright IV (Out, elbow)

Clippers vs. Rockets

8 p.m. ET

Clippers Projected Starting Lineup:

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

Note: Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are still out for the Clippers.

Injury news:

  • Kawhi Leonard (Out, knee)
  • Paul George (Out, elbow)
  • Norman Powell (Out)
  • Jay Scrubb (Out, toe)

Rockets Projected Starting Lineup:

PG – Dennis Schroder
SG – Jalen Green
SF – Eric Gordon
PF – Jae’Sean Tate
C – Dwight Howard

  • John Wall (Out)
  • Garrison Mathews (Questionable, ankle)
  • Kevin Porter Jr. (Questionable, ankle)
  • Usman Garuba (Out, wrist)

Mavericks vs. Lakers

10 p.m. ET (TNT)

Mavericks Projected Starting Lineup:

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

Injury news: 

  • Marquese Chriss (Out, knee)
  • Frank Ntilikina (Out, ankle)
  • Trey Burke (Out, shoulder)
  • Theo Pinson (Out, finger)
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (Out, foot)

Lakers Projected Starting Lineup:

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Austin Reeves
SF – LeBron James
PF – Trevor Ariza
C – Dwight Howard

Injury news: 

  • Avery Bradley (Out, knee)
  • Anthony Davis (Out, foot)
  • Kendrick Nunn (Out, knee)
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