April 25th NBA Injury News and Projected Lineups

James Harden and Kyrie Irving giving each other a high five on the court during a basketball game.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 21: Brooklyn Nets Guard James Harden (13) and Guard Kyrie Irving (11) give high fives in the final minute of a NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers on February 21, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. The game was played without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

  • Injuries have been more devastating than ever during this congested NBA season
  • Sunday’s slate of games features a possible NBA Finals preview between the Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns
  • Read below for projected lineups and the latest injury news for the NBA schedule on April 25th

There are seven games on the docket for the NBA on April 25th. Among them is an intriguing showdown between two of the NBA’s top teams, the Brooklyn Nets and the Phoenix Suns.

Several teams are without key players for Sunday’s games, including power forward Jae Crowder of the Suns, shooting guard James Harden of the Nets and power forward Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards.

NBA Injury News – April 25th

  • [9am EST]: Crowder (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Nets
  • {9am EST]: Harden (hamstring) suffered a setback during Monday’s rehab session and will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing an MRI, Billy Reinhardt of NetsDaily.com reports

April 25th NBA Projected Starting Lineups

Celtics vs Hornets Projected Lineups

Kemba Walker PG Terry Rozier
Marcus Smart SG Devonte’ Graham
Jaylen Brown SF Cody Martin
Jayson Tatum PF PJ Washington
Tristan Thompson C Miles Bridges

Celtics center Robert Williams III (knee) is out for Sunday’s game.

Hornets shooting guards Malik Monk (ankle) and Nate Darling (ankle), small forward Gordon Hayward (foot) and point guard LaMelo Bell (wrist) are all out.

Suns vs Nets Projected Lineups

Chris Paul PG Kyrie Irving
Devin Booker SG Kevin Durant
Cameron Johnson SF Joe Harris
Mikal Bridges PF Jeff Green
Deandre Ayton C DeAndre Jordan

Suns power forwards  Jae Crowder (ankle) and Dario Saric (left ankle) are out. Also out are SG Langston Galloway (personal reasons) and SF Abdel Nader (knee).

The injury-riddled Nets will be with SG Harden (hamstring), power forwards Alize Johnson (COVID-19 protocols) and Nicolas Claxton (COVID-19 protocols), PG Chris Chiozza (hand) and PG Spencer Dinwiddie (torn ACL). PF Kevin Durant (thigh) and SG Tyler Johnson (knee) are both listed as probable for Sunday’s game.

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Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers Projected Lineups

Ja Morant PG Damian Lillard
Dillon Brooks SG CJ McCollum
Grayson Allen SF Norman Powell
Kyle Anderson PF Robert Covington
Jonas Valanciunas C Jusuf Nurkic

Grizzlies PF Jaren Jackson Jr (left knee injury management) is out. Center Jonas Valanciunas (concussion) is questionable.

Trail Blazers SF Derrick Jones Jr is listed as day-to-day, but is available to play Sunday if needed. SF Keljin Blevins (health and safety protocols) and PF Zach Collins (ankle) are out.

Cavaliers vs Wizards Projected Lineups

Darius Garland PG Russell Westbrook
Cedi Osman SG Bradley Beal
Isaac Okoro SF Raul Nieto
Kevin Love PF Isaac Bonga
Jarrett Allen C Alex Len

The Cavaliers are without SG Dylan Windler (left knee), PG Collin Sexton (concussion) and PF Taurean Prince (ankle). SG Dameyan Dotson (knee) is questionable for Sunday.

Wizards PF Rui Hachimura (kneecap), SF Deni Avdija (right fibular hairline fracture) and center Thomas Bryant (torn ACL) are out.

Bucks vs Hawks Projected Lineups

Dante DeVincenzo PG Kevin Huerter
Jrue Holiday SG Bogdan Bogdanovic
Khris Middleton SF Solomon Hill
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF John Collins
Brook Lopez C Clint Capela

The Bucks report no injuries.

For the Hawks, PG Trae Young (ankle) is expected to miss at least two games. SF Cam Reddish (Achilles) is out two weeks. SF De’Andre Hunter (knee) and SF Tony Snell (ankle) are out. PG Kris Dunn (ankle) is doubtful and center Clint Capela (back) is questionable.

Pacers vs Magic Projected Lineups

Malcolm Brogdon PG Cole Anthony
Caris Levert SG Gary Harris
Edmond Sumner SF James Ennis
Justin Holiday PF Chuma Okeke
Domantas Sabonis C Wendell Carter Jr

Pacers center Goga Bitadze (ankle) is day-to-day. PF Domantas Sabonis (back) has missed the last three games and is questionable. SG Jeremy Lamb (knee), center Myles Turner (foot) and SF TJ Warren (foot) are out.

Magic C Wendell Carter Jr (ankle), SF James Ennis (calf) and SG Terrence Ross (back) are questionable. SF Otto Porter Jr (foot), PG Michael Carter-Williams (ankle), PF Jonathan Isaac (torn ACL) and PG Markelle Fultz (torn ACL) are out.

Kings vs Warriors Projected Lineups

Tyrese Haliburton PG Stephen Curry
Buddy Hield SG Mychal Mulder
Maurice Harkness SF Andrew Wiggins
Harrison Barnes PF Draymond Green
Richaun Holmes C Kevon Looney

The Kings report no injuries.

For the Warriors, SF Kent Bazemore (COVID-19 protocols), PF Eric Paschall (hip), SG Damion Lee (COVID-19 protocols), C James Wiseman (torn meniscus) and SG Klay Thompson (Achilles) are out.

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Robert Duff

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