NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (March 31): Zach LaVine Questionable, Donovan Mitchell Out Wednesday

Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Wednesday’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

The Utah Jazz will face the Memphis Grizzlies without Donovan Mitchell who missed their delayed flight and is out for personal reasons Wednesday.

Jaylen Brown is listed as questionable again Wednesday after missing the Celtics’ most recent game on Monday with a hip injury. Tristan Thompson is still out while he goes through the league’s health protocols and Semi Ojeleye remains sidelined as well. With Brown absent on Monday, Robert Williams and Grant Williams both started in the frontcourt.

The Bulls are unsure if All-Star Zach LaVine will be available Wednesday night when they face the Phoenix Suns on the road. Per our NBA Insiders tool:

LaVine didn’t do anything physically in practice Tuesday and coach Donovan called him questionable in advance of Wednesday’s game. He’s still dealing with a sprained ankle which he aggravated in Monday’s loss, and Donovan said, “It’s not great.” Garrett Temple (hamstring) didn’t return Monday so it remains to be seen who would start at the off guard if LaVine had to miss time.

John Wall is questionable to play Wednesday due to knee effusion. Kevin Porter Jr. would likely step in to handle most of the point guard duties if Wall has to miss time. Christian Wood is expected to return to the lineup after missing the past two games with an illness.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

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

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Saben Lee
SG – Frank Jackson
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Mason Plumlee

Injury news: Sekou Doumbouya (migraine) is questionable, Wayne Ellington (calf) is doubtful and Dennis Smith Jr. (back) and Rodney McGruder (elbow) are out


Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers (7 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kendrick Nunn
SG – Jimmy Butler
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Trevor Ariza
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Kendrick Nunn (Ankle) is questionable, KZ Okpala (health protocols) and Victor Oladipo (illness) are out

Pacers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Doug McDermott (ankle) and Jeremy Lamb (toe) are questionable


Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets (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; Christian Wood (Illness) and Danuel House (Back) are probable

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – James Harden
SG – Kyrie Irving
SF – Bruce Brown
PF – Joe Harris
C – DeAndre Jordan

Injury news: Landry Shamet is questionable, LaMarcus Aldridge is likely a few games away from making his debut


Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics (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

Celtics Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Jaylen Brown (Hip) and Romeo Langford (health protocols) are questionable; Tristan Thompson (health protocols) and Semi Ojeleye (side) are out


Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET)

Raptors Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Paul Watson (health protocols), DeAndre Bembry (health protocols), Patrick McCaw (knee), and Jalen Harris (hip) are out

Thunder Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Derrick Rose (ankle) is questionable

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


Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Donovan Mitchell (personal) is out

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


Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET)

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

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Derrick White
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Lonnie Walker (wrist) is probable, Trey Lyles (ankle) is out


Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET)

Bucks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: PJ Tucker (calf), Bobby Portis (health protocols), and Rodions Kurucs (abdominal) are out

Lakers Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns (10 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 doubtful

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


Phan’s Bet to Watch

As of 10:30 a.m. ET, Justin Phan sees betting value in two Wednesday games: Knicks vs. Timberwolves and Bulls vs. Suns. To get instant alerts when he sees an edge and his analysis on those picks, sign up for Action Labs.

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