NBA Injury News & Projected Starting Lineups: Latest on Celtics, Nuggets, More (Wednesday, Aug. 5)

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Below are the projected starting lineups for each NBA team for Wednesday’s six-game slate, along with notable news for each squad. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out the NBA Labs Insiders tool.

Last updated Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. ET.

Projected NBA Starting Lineups for Wednesday, August 5

  • Boston Celtics: Marcus Smart – Jaylen Brown – Jayson Tatum – Gordon Hayward – Daniel Theis
  • Brooklyn Nets: Tyler Johnson – Caris LeVert – Joe Harris – Lance Thomas – Jarrett Allen
  • Denver Nuggets: Monte Morris – Torrey Craig – Michael Porter Jr. – Paul Millsap – Nikola Jokic
  • Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Danny Green – Anthony Davis – JaVale McGee
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant – Dillon Brooks – Kyle Anderson – Brandon Clarke – Jonas Valanciunas
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Chris Paul – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – Luguentz Dort – Danilo Gallinari – Steven Adams
  • Orlando Magic: DJ Augustin – Evan Fournier – James Ennis – Aaron Gordon – Nikola Vucevic
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Shake Milton – Josh Richardson – Tobias Harris – Ben Simmons – Joel Embiid
  • San Antonio Spurs: Dejounte Murray – Derrick White – Lonnie Walker – DeMar DeRozan – Jakob Poeltl
  • Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry – Fred VanVleet – OG Anunoby – Pascal Siakam – Marc Gasol
  • Utah Jazz: Mike Conley – Donovan Mitchell – Joe Ingles – Royce O’Neale – Rudy Gobert
  • Washington Wizards: Ish Smith – Troy Brown – Isaac Bonga – Rui Hachimura – Thomas Bryant

Injury News

  • Boston Celtics: Kemba Walker (rest) is out.
  • Brooklyn Nets: Caris LeVert (thigh) and Joe Harris (hamstring, back) are probable. Jamal Crawford (hamstring) is out.
  • Denver Nuggets: Will Barton (knee) and Gary Harris (hip) are out. Jamal Murray (hamstring) is questionable.
  • Los Angeles Lakers: Dwight Howard (knee) is questionable. LeBron James (groin) and Anthony Davis (eye) are probable.
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr. (torn meniscus) is out for the season. Tyus Jones (knee) remains out.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Terrance Ferguson (leg), Dennis Schroder (personal) and Mike Muscala (concussion) are out.
  • Orlando Magic: Michael Carter-Williams (foot) is doubtful.
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Mike Scott (knee) is out. Glenn Robinson III (hip) is doubtful.
  • San Antonio Spurs: Bryn Forbes (quad) is out. Marco Belinelli (foot) is probable.
  • Toronto Raptors: Pat McCaw (knee) is out.
  • Utah Jazz: Nothing new.
  • Washington Wizards: Nothing new.