April 24th NBA Injury News and Projected Starting Lineups – Mitchell Out For Jazz

Donovan Mitchell tapping his chest

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is out for Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to an ankle injury. (Photo by Ringo Chiu/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)

  • Injuries have been more devastating than ever during this congested NBA season
  • Saturday’s slate of games features a potential Eastern Conference final preview between the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers
  • Read below for projected lineups and the latest injury news for the NBA schedule on April 24th

There are eight games on the NBA schedule for April 24th. Among them is an Eastern Conference clash that sees the Philadelphia 76ers traveling to Milwaukee to face the Bucks.

Several teams are without key players for Saturday’s games, including LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and John Wall of the Houston Rockets.

The Rockets will play the Denver Nuggets without a single healthy point guard available for action.

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NBA Injury News – April 24th

  • [8am EST]: James (ankle) is believed to be weeks away from a return to the court, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports
  • {8am EST]:  Mitchell (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday’s game against Minnesota.

April 24th NBA Projected Starting Lineups

Raptors vs Knicks Projected Lineups

Fred VanVleet PG Elfrid Payton
Kyle Lowry SG RJ Barrett
OG Anunoby SF Reggie Bullock
Pascal Siakam PF Julius Randle
Khem Birch C Nerlens Noel

Shooting guards Paul Watson (left knee tendinitis) and Jalen Harris (hip) and power forward Chris Boucher (sprained MCL) are out for the Raptors. SG Rodney Hood (knee) is listed as questionable.

Knicks SG Alec Burks (COVID-19 protocols) and C Mitchell Robinson (foot) are out. Guard Myles Powell, who signed a two-way contract with the team on Friday, is day-to-day.

Pistons vs Pacers Projected Lineups

Killian Hayes PG Malcolm Brogdon
Saddiq Bey SG Edmund Sumner
Josh Jackson SF Caris LeVert
Jerami Grant PF Justin Holiday
Mason Plumlee C Goga Bitadze

Pistons SF Jerami Grant (quadriceps) and PG Cory Joseph (left ankle inflammation) are both listed as probable. SG Rodney McGruder (elbow) and PG Dennis Smith Jr (knee) are out.

Bucks C Myles Turner (foot), PF Domantas Sabonis (back) and SF TJ Warren (foot) are out. C Goga Bitadze (ankle), SG Jeremy Lamb (ankle) and SF Doug McDermott (ankle) are questionable.

Spurs vs Pelicans Projected Lineups

Dejounte Murray PG Eric Bledsoe
Derrick White SG Lonzo Ball
Keldon Johnson SF Brandon Ingram
DeMar DeRozan PF Zion Williamson
Jakob Poltl C Steven Adams

Spurs SF Rudy Gay (lower back soreness) and SF DeMar DeRozan (quadriceps) are questionable. PF Trey Lyles (ankle) is out.

Pelicans C Steven Adams (ankle) is probable. PF James Johnson (groin) is questionable. SG Nickell Alexander-Walker (ankle) and SG Josh Hart (thumb) are out.

Bulls vs Heat Projected Lineups

Coby White PG Kendrick Nunn
Garrett Temple SG Jimmy Butler
Patrick Williams SF Trevor Ariza
Daniel Theis PF Duncan Robinson
Nikola Vucevic C Bam Adebayo

Bulls SG LaVine is expected to miss multiple games after entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Forward Troy Bown (ankle) is out. PF Patrick Williams (left heel soreness) is probable.

Heat SG Victor Oladipo (knee) is out indefinitely.

76ers vs Bucks Projected Lineups

George Hill PG Dante DeVincenzo
Seth Curry SG Jrue Holiday
Tobias Harris SF Khris Middleton
Danny Green PF Giannis Antetokounmpo
Joel Embiid C Brook Lopez

Sixers PG Ben Simmons (illness) is out. C Joel Embiid (right shoulder soreness) and SG Furkan Korkmaz (ankle) are listed as day-to-day.

The Bucks report no injuries.

Lakers vs Mavericks Projected Lineups

Dennis Schroder PG Luke Doncic
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG Josh Richardson
Anthony Davis SF Dorian Finney-Smith
Kyle Kuzma PF Kristaps Porzingis
Andre Drummond C Dwight Powell

Lakers PF Anthony Davis (calf) and PF Markieff Morris (ankle) are probable. PG Dennis Schroder (pelvis), C Andre Drummond (toe), C Marc Gasol (finger) are day-to-day. SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (back) is questionable. SF LeBron James (anke) and SF Jared Dudle (knee) are out.

Mavericks PF Maxi Kleber (back) and C Kristaps Porzingis (anke) are questionable. PG Tyrell Terry (personal) is out.

Timberwolves vs Jazz Projected Lineups

Ricky Rubio PG Mike Conley
Anthony Edwards SG Joe Ingles
Josh Okogie SF Royce O’Neale
Jaden McDaniels PF Bojan Bogdanovic
Karl-Anthony Towns C Rudy Gobert

Timberwolves SG Jaylen Nowell (lower leg) is doubtful. SG Malik Beasley (hamstring) is out 4-6 weeks.

Jazz SG Donovan Mitchell (ankle) is out. C Udoka Azubuike (ankle) is also out.

Rockets vs Nuggets Projected Lineups

Jae’Sean Tate PG Facundo Campazzo
Avery Bradley SG Michael Porter Jr
DJ Wilson SF Aaron Gordon
Kelly Olynyk PF Will Barton
Armoni Brooks C Nikola Jokic

Rockets point guards John Wall (rest), DJ Augustin (ankle) and Dante Exum (calf), as well as SF Sterling Brown (facial injuries), SG Eric Gordon (groin) SG Kevin Porter Jr (health and safety protocols) and SF David Nwaba (wrist) are all listed as out. PG Avery Bradley (rest) is a game-time decision. Center Christian Wood (ankle) is day-to-day.

Nuggets point guards Jamal Murray (knee) and Monte Morris (hamstring) are out. SF Will Barton (hamstring) is listed as day-to-day.

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Robert Duff

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