NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 5): James Harden, Bradley Beal Questionable Monday

Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards.

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

James Harden is questionable to suit up on Monday after missing the past two games with a tight hamstring. Kevin Durant is said to be nearing a return this week and has an outside chance of playing Monday as well.

Bradley Beal and Rui Hachimura are listed questionable ahead of Monday’s game. Beal has missed the past four games with a hip contusion while Hachimura was a late scratch just prior to Saturday’s loss.

Kristaps Porzingis has been listed questionable Monday with a sprained right wrist. He was also questionable on Saturday before he ended up sitting in the second leg of a back-to-back. Josh Richardson is also questionable due to a calf injury.

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

Projected Starting Lineups

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets (7 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Nets Projected Lineup

PG – Kyrie Irving
SG – James Harden
SF – Bruce Brown
PF – Joe Harris
C – LaMarcus Aldridge

Injury news: James Harden (Hamstring) is questionable


Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs (7 p.m. ET)

Cavaliers Projected Lineup

PG – Darius Garland
SG – Collin Sexton
SF – Isaac Okoro
PF – Kevin Love
C – Jarrett Allen

Injury news: Jarrett Allen (Concussion) and Larry Nance are 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 out; Gorgui Dieng (shoulder) is questionable and Drew Eubanks (migraine) was removed from the injury report


Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors (7 p.m. ET)

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Bradley Beal
SF – Deni Avdija
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Bradley Beal (Hip) and Rui Hachimura (Shoulder) are questionable

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Malachi Flynn
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Pascal Siakam
C – Chris Boucher

Injury news: Fred VanVleet (Hip) is questionable; Rodney Hood, Paul Watson (health protocols), Kyle Lowry (foot), and Patrick McCaw (knee) are out


Sacramento Kings vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (7 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

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Jordan McLaughlin
SG – Anthony Edwards
SF – Josh Okogie
PF – Jaden McDaniels
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: D’Angelo Russell (knee), Malik Beasley (hamstring) and Ricky Rubio (back) are doubtful


Detroit Pistons vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (7 p.m. ET)

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Saben Lee
SG – Josh Jackson
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Mason  Plumlee (rest), Wayne Ellington (rest), and Rodney McGruder (elbow) are out

Thunder Projected Lineup

PG – Theo Maledon
SG – Svi Mykhailiuk
SF – Kenrich Williams
PF – Aleksej Pokusevski
C – Moses Brown

Injury news: Josh Hall (concussion) and Isaiah Roby (concussion) are out


Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks (7 p.m. ET)

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Mavericks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Josh Richardson (Calf) and Kristaps Porzingis (Wrist) are questionable


Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Nothing new

Rockets Projected Lineup

PG – Kevin Porter Jr.
SG – Avery Bradley
SF – Sterling Brown
PF – Jae’Sean Tate
C – Christian Wood

Injury news: Danuel House (Ankle) is questionable


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