NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (Feb. 22): DeMarcus Cousins Questionable, Victor Oladipo Doubtful Monday

Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Houston Rockets.

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 updates to these lineups, check out our Action Labs NBA lineups page.

NBA Injury News

The Houston Rockets will likely be without Victor Oladipo again on Monday when they face the Chicago Bulls. Oladipo is listed as doubtful after missing the Rockets’ past three games and sitting out practice on Sunday with a foot injury..

Demarcus Cousins is also on the injury report after it was reported that he and the Rockets were planning to part ways. Per our NBA Insiders tool:

Cousins is officially questionable on the injury report in advance of Monday’s game. Coach Silas previously said he wasn’t listed on the injury report despite dealing with a sore right heel. … There is additional uncertainty regarding Cousins from recent reports about him and the Rockets parting ways in the near future. Silas called the reports rumors, and it appears Cousins will continue to play for the Rockets for the time being.

The Charlotte Hornets have listed Devonte’ Graham as doubtful heading into Monday’s road game against the Utah Jazz. Graham missed their previous game with a knee issue and sat out three games earlier this month.

Tyler Herro is listed questionable ahead of Monday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a right hip contusion he suffered on Saturday. Dillon Brooks will miss his third game in a row for the Memphis Grizzlies as he nurses a right thigh injury.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers (PPD)

This game has been postponed due to the league’s health and safety protocols


Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – Garrett Temple
PF – Patrick Williams
C – Wendell Carter Jr.

Injury news: Nothing new

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – John Wall
SG – Eric Gordon
SF – Jae’Sean Tate
PF – PJ Tucker
C – DeMarcus Cousins

Injury news: PJ Tucker (Thigh) is probable, DeMarcus Cousins (Heel) is questionable, Victor Oladipo (foot) is doubtful


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET)

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Kyle Anderson
PF – Brandon Clarke
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Dillon Brooks (thigh) is out

Mavericks Projected Lineup

PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Josh Richardson
SF – Dorian Finney-Smith
PF – Maxi Kleber
C – Kristaps Porzingis

Injury news: Nothing new


Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (9 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kendrick Nunn
SG – Jimmy Butler
SF – Duncan Robinson
PF – Kelly Olynyk
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Tyler Herro (hip) is questionable

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG – Theo Maledon
SF – Lu Dort
PF – Darius Bazley
C – Isaiah Roby

Injury news: Al Horford (rest) is doubtful


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns (9 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – Derrick Jones Jr.
PF – Robert Covington
C – Enes Kanter

Injury news: Nothing new

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Frank Kaminsky
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Nothing new


Charlotte Hornets vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)

Hornets Projected Lineup

PG – LaMelo Ball
SG – Terry Rozier
SF – Gordon Hayward
PF – PJ Washington
C – Cody Zeller

Injury news: Devonte’ Graham (knee) is doubtful

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new


Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Garrison Mathews
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Moe Wagner

Injury news: Nothing new

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – LeBron James
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – Wesley Matthews
PF – Kyle Kuzma
C – Marc Gasol

Injury news: LeBron James (Ankle) is probable, Kyle Kuzma (Back) is probable


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