The NBA had a solid nine-game slate and because of the condensed schedule, we’re back to seven games on Tuesday. We’re a little under two weeks until the NBA Trade Deadline, so things have. been picking up in the rumor mill. The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to get out of Andre Drummond’s contract. The Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers are all teams in action looking to get ahead on the market.
The Trail Blazers may not need to do much with players coming back from injury. CJ McCollum is off the injury report and expected to return from his long hiatus due to a foot injury. McCollum may be on a minutes limit, so we’ll be looking out for that and more injury/lineup news.
Let’s take a look at lineups for Tuesday night.
NBA starting lineups for Tuesday, March 16th
Jazz vs. Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Jazz confirmed lineup — Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale, Rudy Gobert
Celtics confirmed lineup — Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Semi Ojeleye, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis
Lineup notes: Tristan Thompson (health protocols) has been ruled out.
Cavaliers vs. Heat, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Cavs confirmed lineup — Darius Garland Collin Sexton, Isaac Okoro, Larry Nance Jr., Jarrett Allen
Lineup notes: Kevin Love (calf) is out.
Heat confirmed lineup — Kendrick Nunn, Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, Kelly Olynyk, Bam Adebayo
Lineup notes: Bam Adebayo (knee) and Tyler Herro (shoulder) are available to play. Avery Bradley (calf) is out. Adebayo won’t have a minutes restriction.
Knicks confirmed lineup — Immanuel Quickley, RJ Barrett, Reggie Bullock, Julius Randle, Nerlens Noel
Lineup notes: Elfrid Payton (hamstring) is out.
Sixers confirmed lineup — Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Tony Bradley
Lineup notes: Joel Embiid (knee) is out.
Thunder vs. Bulls, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Thunder confirmed lineup — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Theo Maledon, Moses Brown, Aleksej Pokusevski, Isaiah Roby
Lineup notes: Darius Bazley (shoulder) and Lu Dort (toe) are out. Svi Mykhailiuk is unlikely to play.
Bulls confirmed lineup — Tomas Satoransky, Zach LaVine, Patrick Williams, Thaddeus Young, Lauri Markkanen
Hawks vs. Rockets, 8:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Hawks confirmed lineup — Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Tony Snell, Danilo Gallinari, John Collins
Lineup notes: Clint Capela (heel) and Onyeka Okongwu (groin) are out.
Rockets confirmed lineup — Kevin Porter Jr., Victor Oladipo, Sterling Brown, Jae’Sean Tate, Justin Patton
Lineup notes: John Wall (knee), David Nwaba (wrist), Christian Wood (ankle), Danuel House (knee) and Ben McLemore (ankle) are out.
Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers, 10:00 p.m. ET, TNT
Pelicans confirmed lineup — Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams
Trail Blazers confirmed lineup — Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Derrick Jones Jr., Robert Covington, Enes Kanter
Lineup notes: CJ McCollum (foot) is expected to be back in the lineup but will have a minutes limit.
Timberwolves vs. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass
Timberwolves confirmed lineup — Ricky Rubio, Anthony Edwards, Jake Layman, Jarred Vanderbilt, Karl-Anthony Towns
Lakers confirmed lineup — Dennis Schroder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LeBron James, Markieff Morris, Damian Jones
Lineup notes: Alex Caruso (concussion) is out. LeBron James (ankle), Kyle Kuzma (heel) and Markieff Morris (knee) are probable.