- Injuries have been more devastating than ever during this congested NBA season
- Wednessday’s slate of games features two of the league’s top contenders – the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers – both playing on the road
- Read below for projected lineups and the latest injury news for the NBA schedule on April 14th
There are 12 games on the NBA schedule for April 14th. Among them is a potential Eastern Conference final preview as the Brooklyn Nets visit the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Dallas Mavericks travel to Memphis to face the Grizzlies in a battle between the #7 and #8 clubs in the Western Conference.
Several teams are without key players for Wednesday’s games, including Jamal Murray and James Wiseman, who are both out for the season.
NBA Injury News – April 14th
- [3:00pm EST] Milwaukee’s PJ Tucker will play for the Bucks against Minnesota this afternoon. Karl-Anthony Towns remains out for Minnesota
- [1:00pm EST] Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin are also out for Brooklyn for Wednesday’s game against Philadelphia
- [8am EST:] Brooklyn’s James Harden (right hamstring strain) is out for Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia, Billy Reinhardt of NetsDaily.com reports
- [8am EST]: Kyrie Irving (personal) is questionable for Brooklyn, Malika Andrews of ESPN reports
April 14th NBA Projected Starting Lineups
Bucks vs Timberwolves Projected Lineups
|Dante DVincenzo||SG||Anthony Edwards|
|Jrue Holiday||PG||Ricky Rubio|
|Khris Middleton||SF||Josh Okogie|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo||PF||Jaden McDaniels|
|Brook Lopez||C||Karl-Anthony Towns|
Antetokounmpo is listed as questionable due to a knee injury. Bucks backup power forward PJ Tucker (calf) is also a questionable starter.
Towns (personal) didn’t play for the Timberwolves in Tuesday’s game against Brooklyn. He’s listed as day-to-day. Shooting guard Malik Beasley, diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring injury earlier this week, will be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks.
Cavaliers vs Hornets Projected Lineups
|Isaac Okoro||SG||Devonte Graham|
|Matthew Dellavedova||PG||Terry Rozier|
|Dean Wade||SF||Miles Bridges|
|Kevin Love||PF||PJ Washington|
|Jarrett Allen||C||Jalen McDaniels|
Cleveland shooting guards Dylan Windler (knee) and Damyean Dotson (knee) are both out for this game. Point guards Darius Garland (ankle) and Collin Sexton (groin) are questionable.
Charlotte’s Rozier (knee) and Washington (ankle) both missed Tuesday’s game against the Lakers and are listed as questionable for Wednesday. SF Gordon Hayward (foot), SG Malik Monk (ankle) and PG LaMelo Ball (wrist) are out.
Nets vs 76ers Projected Lineups
|Joe Harris||SG||Seth Curry|
|Bruce Brown||PG||Ben Simmons|
|Kevin Durant||SF||Tobias Harris|
|Jeff Green||PF||Danny Green|
|Nicolas Claxton||C||Joel Embiid|
Minus Harden and Irving, it takes much of the showcase away from this contest. Nets C LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) and PG Chris Chiozza (hand) are listed as day-to-day.
Sixers F Anthony Tolliver (undisclosed) is day-to-day. G George Hill (thumb) is out.
Spurs vs Raptors Projected Lineups
|Derrick White||SG||Gary Trent Jr|
|Dejounte Murray||PG||Kyle Lowry|
|Keldon Johnson||SF||OG Anunoby|
|DeMar DeRozan||PF||Pascal Siakam|
|Jakob Poltl||C||Chris Boucher|
For the Spurs, PF Trey Lyles (ankle) and C Gorgui Dieng (shoulder) are out.
Toronto’s Lowry (rest) didn’t play Tuesday against the Hawks and is listed as day-to-day. SG DeAndre’ Bembry (hamstring) is also day-to-day. Shooting guards Fred VanVleet (hip), Paul Watson (COVID-19 protocols) and Jalen Harris (hip) are all out.
Knicks vs Pelicans Projected Lineups
|RJ Barrett||SG||Brandon Ingram|
|Elfrid Payton||PG||Eric Bledsoe|
|Reggie Bullock||SF||Wesley Iwundu|
|Julius Randle||PF||Zion Williamson|
|Nerlens Noel||C||Steven Adams|
Forward John Henson (calf) and center Michael Robinson (foot) are out for the Knicks.
Forward James Nunnally (undisclosed) is day-to-day and PF James Johnson (wrist) is questionable for the Pelicans. PG Lonzo Ball (hip), SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker (ankle) and SG Josh Hart (thumb) are out.
Magic vs Bulls Projected Lineups
|James Ennis||SG||Tomas Satoransky|
|Michael Carter-Williams||PG||Patrick Williams|
|Dwayne Bacon||SF||Zack LaVine|
|Chuma Okeke||PF||Thaddeus Young|
|Wendell Carter Jr||C||Nikola Vucevic|
Magic PF Okeke (hip) is listed as questionable for this game. C Mo Bamba (hip) is also questionable. Forward Donta Hall (not injury related), SF Otto Porter Jr (foot), PF Jonathan Isaac (ACL) and PG Markelle Fultz (ACL) are out.
Bulls SF Garrett Temple (hamstring) is listed as probable for this game.
Clippers vs Pistons Projected Lineups
|Paul George||SG||Saddiq Bey|
|Reggie Jackson||PG||Cory Joseph|
|Kawhi Leonard||SF||Josh Jackson|
|Marcus Morris||PF||Jerami Grant|
|Ivica Zubac||C||Mason Plumlee|
Leonard sat out Tuesday’s game at Indiana with right foot soreness, but is listed as day-to-day for Wednesday. PG Patrick Beverley (hand) is also day-to-day. Center Serge Ibaka (back) is out.
Pistons PG Dennis Smith Jr (knee) is day-to-day. SG Rodney McGruder (elbow) is out.
Pacers vs Rockets Projected Lineups
|Caris Levert||SG||John Wall|
|Malcolm Brogdon||PG||Jea’Sean Tate|
|Justin Holiday||SF||Kevin Porter Jr|
|Domantas Sabonis||PF||Christian Wood|
|Myles Turner||C||Kelly Olynyk|
Pacers SF Doug McDermott left with an ankle injury Tuesday against the Clippers and is day-to-day. Turner (ankle) missed Tuesday’s game but is expected to play Wednesday. SF TJ Warren (foot) is out for the season.
Rockets PG DJ Augustin (ankle) and SF Sterling Brown (knee) are expected to be out Wednesday. PG Dante Exum (calf), SF David Nwaba (wrist) and SG Eric Gordon (groin) are definitely out.
Warriors vs Thunder Projected Lineups
|Kent Bazemore||SG||Luguentz Dort|
|Stephen Curry||PG||Theo Maledon|
|Andrew Wiggins||SF||Darius Bazley|
|Draymond Green||PF||Aleksej Pokusevski|
|Kevon Looney||C||Moses Brown|
Warriors SG Kelly Oubre (wrist) is doubtful for Wednesday’s game. Center James Wiseman (knee), PF Eric Paschall (hip) and SG Klay Thompson (Achilles) are out.
Oklahoma City’s Pokusevski (arm) couldn’t go Tuesday against the Jazz, but is listed as day-to-day for this game. Forward Gabriel Deck (not injury related) is also tagged as day-to-day. Centers Mike Muscala (ankle) and Al Horford (not injury related) and SG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) are out.
Mavericks vs Grizzlies Projected Lineups
|Josh Richardson||SG||Dilon Brooks|
|Luka Doncic||PG||Ja Morant|
|Dorian Finney-Smith||SF||Grayson Allen|
|Kristaps Porzingis||PF||Kyle Anderson|
|Maxi Kleber||C||Jonas Valanciunas|
The Mavericks remain without PG Tyrell Terry (personal) and there’s no indication when he might return to action.
For the Grizzlies, power forwards Justise Winslow (quadriceps) , Jontay Porter (knee) and Jaren Jackson Jr (knee) and SG De’Anthony Melton (leg) are out.
Wizards vs Kings Projected Lineups
|Bradley Beal||SG||Buddy Hield|
|Russell Westbrook||PG||De’Aaron Fox|
|Deni Avidija||SF||Harrison Barnes|
|Rui Hachimura||PF||Maurice Harkless|
|Alex Len||C||Hassan Whiteside|
Wizards center Daniel Gafford is day-to-day with a shoulder ailment but is epected to play. Center Thomas Bryant (ACL) is out.
Kings SG Hield (illness) is questionable for Wednesday. Center Richaun Holmes (hamstring) is doubtful and PF Marvin Bagley III (hand) is out.
Heat vs Nuggets Projected Lineups
|Jimmy Butler||SG||Michael Porter Jr|
|Kendrick Nunn||PG||Facundo Campazzo|
|Trevor Ariza||SF||Aaron Gordon|
|Duncan Robinson||PF||Will Barton|
|Bam Adebayo||C||Nikola Jokic|
Both teams are minus key backcourt performers. The Heat remain without SG Victor Oladipo (knee.)
Denver has lost PG Jamal Murray for the season due to a torn ACL. Nuggets guard Shaquille Harrison (COVID-19 protocols) has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game.