NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (May 3): LeBron James Questionable vs. Nuggets Monday

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. Pictured: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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 Los Angeles Lakers are keeping a close eye on LeBron James ahead of their game against the Denver Nuggets on Monday. James left Sunday’s game after experiencing soreness in his right ankle and never returned. It remains unclear if James will suit up on the second night of a back-to-back and he is considered questionable.

Malcolm Brogdon who missed the Indiana Pacers’ previous game due to a sore right hamstring, is listed as questionable along with Goga Bitadze and Jeremy Lamb ahead of Monday’s game against the Washington Wizards. Lamb has been sidelined the previous seven games due to a sore left knee and Bitadze has been sidelined the previous six games due to a sprained right ankle. 

Nikola Vucevic is currently listed questionable due to a tight right adductor. He was cleared to play the previous two games but was a late scratch prior to the loss on Saturday. Vucevic has been leading the Bulls with a 29.6% usage rate with Zach LaVine away from the team. LaVine has missed the previous 10 games because of the health and safety protocols, but he is doubtful to play Monday. 

Andrew Wiggins has been added to the injury report for the Golden State Warriors with a sore right knee and is listed questionable to play on Monday. The Warriors are already thing on the wing with Kelly Oubre, Damion Lee, and Eric Paschall ruled out. If Wiggins is unable to suit up, Jordan Poole could see an increased role.

Nerlens Noel is questionable Monday ahead of Monday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies after suffering an ankle sprain on Sunday night. Noel played just 11 minutes before leaving the game and his absence would likely push Taj Gibson into the starting lineup at center.

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Projected Starting Lineups

Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards (7 p.m. ET)

Pacers Projected Lineup

PG – Malcolm Brogdon
SG – Edmond Sumner
SF – Caris LeVert
PF – Oshae Brissett
C – Domantas Sabonis

Injury news: Jeremy Lamb (Knee), Malcolm Brogdon (Hamstring) and Goga Bitadze (Ankle) are questionable; Edmond Sumner (Knee) is probable

Wizards Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Raul Neto
SF – Bradley Beal
PF – Rui Hachimura
C – Alex Len

Injury news: Chandler Hutchison (Ankle) is questionable


Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Magic Projected Lineup

PG – Cole Anthony
SG – Gary Harris
SF – Dwayne Bacon
PF – Moe Wagner
C – Wendell Carter Jr.

Injury news: Terrence Ross (Back), Otto Porter (Foot) and James Ennis (Calf) are out

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Killian Hayes
SG – Josh Jackson
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Sekou Doumbouya
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Hamidou Diallo (Knee) is questionable


Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7:30 p.m. ET)

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Kent Bazemore
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Draymond Green
C – Kevon Looney

Injury news: Andrew Wiggins (Knee) is questionable

Pelicans Projected Lineup

PG – Lonzo Ball
SG – Eric Bledsoe
SF – Brandon Ingram
PF – Zion Williamson
C – Steven Adams

Injury news: Steven Adams (Toe) is questionable


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Atlanta Hawks (8 p.m. ET)

Trail Blazers Projected Lineup

PG – Damian Lillard
SG – CJ McCollum
SF – Norman Powell
PF – Robert Covington
C – Jusuf Nurkic

Injury news: Nothing new

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Bogdan Bogdanovic
SF – Tony Snell
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Tony Snell (Ankle) is questionable; Bogdan Bogdanovic (Hamstring) is probable


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls (9 p.m. ET)

76ers Projected Lineup

PG – Ben Simmons
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Danny Green
PF – Tobias Harris
C – Joel Embiid

Injury news: Nothing new

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Coby White
SG – Garrett Temple
SF – Patrick Williams
PF – Thaddeus Young
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Nikola Vucevic (Adductor) is questionable; Zach LaVine (COVID Protocols) is doubtful


New York Knicks vs. Memphis Grizzlies (9 p.m. ET)

Knicks Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Alec Burks (Conditioning) is doubtful; Nerlens Noel (Ankle) is questionable

Grizzlies Projected Lineup

PG – Ja Morant
SG – Grayson Allen
SF – Dillon Brooks
PF – Kyle Anderson
C – Jonas Valanciunas

Injury news: Grayson Allen (Hand) is questionable


San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz (10 p.m. ET)

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Dejounte Murray
SG – Devin Vassell
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Jakob Poeltl

Injury news: Dejounte Murray (Knee) is questionable

Jazz Projected Lineup

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

Injury news: Mike Conley (Hamstring) is out


Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET)

Nuggets Projected Lineup

PG – Facundo Campazzo
SG – PJ Dozier
SF – Aaron Gordon
PF – Michael Porter Jr.
C – Nikola Jokic

Injury news: Zeke Nnaji (Ankle) is questionable

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Alex Caruso
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF – LeBron James
PF – Anthony Davis
C – Andre Drummond

Injury news: Dennis Schroder (COVID Protocols) is doubtful; LeBron James (Ankle) is questionable


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