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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for January 17th, 2019

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily NBA injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy basketball (DFS) lineups, every day of the NBA season.

Below is our updated list of injured NBA players for January 17th, 2019. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below on this list.

Understanding the injury landscape is key in all forms of fantasy basketball, especially when setting DFS lineups on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings. Consider this your one-stop overview of fantasy-relevant injuries around the NBA.

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NBA Injury Roundup for January 17th, 2019

Note: this post is automatically updated throughout the day, every 5 minutes, in case new injury updates are reported.

Name Team Status Opponent Home/Away Notes
Enes Kanter NY Questionable (Personal) WAS Away Kanter has sat out the past three games due to an illness and a personal-related matter. It is unclear if he will return Monday against the Thunder.
Kristaps Porzingis NY Out (Knee) WAS Away Porzingis is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and is not expected to return until sometime in February.
John Wall WAS Out (Heel) NY Home Wall is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing heel surgery.
Dwight Howard WAS Out (Back) NY Home Howard had surgery performed on his lower back to relieve pain shooting down to his gluteal muscles and is expected to miss two-to-three months.
Markieff Morris WAS Out (Back) NY Home Morris is sidelined with transient cervical neuropraxia causing stiffness in his upper-back and neck. He is expected to miss at least six weeks of action.
Joel Embiid PHI Probable (Back) IND Away Embiid is experiencing tightness in his back but is projected to be available for Thursday's game versus the Pacers.
Wilson Chandler PHI Probable (Illness) IND Away Chandler is battling an upper respiratory infection but is expected to be available against the Pacers on Thursday.
Markelle Fultz PHI Out (Shoulder) IND Away Fultz has been diagnosed with Thoracic outlet syndrome in his shooting shoulder and is likely to remain on the shelf until the latter part of January.
Justin Patton PHI Out (Foot) IND Away Patton is recovering from multiple right foot surgeries and will miss an extended period of game action.
Zhaire Smith PHI Out (Foot) IND Away Smith suffered a Jones fracture to his left foot and had surgery to repair the ailment. He also underwent a thoracoscopy to fix an allergic reaction from a food product and there is no timetable for return.
Cody Zeller CHA Out (Hand) SAC Home Zeller sustained a fractured right hand and will miss six-to-eight weeks.
Jamal Crawford PHO Out (Knee) TOR Away Crawford has missed the past two games due to a sore left knee and will not be available Thursday against the Raptors.
Jonas Valanciunas TOR Out (Thumb) PHO Home Valanciunas is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb and is four weeks away from returning.
Kawhi Leonard TOR Out (Rest) PHO Home Leonard will not be available for Thursday's game against the Suns as he will be given a day of rest.
C.J. Miles TOR Probable (Hip) PHO Home Miles has missed the previous two games due to right hip soreness but is likely to face the Suns on Thursday.
OG Anunoby TOR Out (Personal) PHO Home Anunoby is away from the team due to a personal matter and will not rejoin the lineup Thursday against the Suns.
Denzel Valentine CHI Out (Ankle) DEN Away Valentine is expected to miss the remainder of the season after having reconstruction surgery on his left ankle.
Wendell Carter Jr. CHI Out (Thumb) DEN Away Carter Jr. has a sprained left thumb and also a left knee injury. He will not play Thursday against the Nuggets.
Isaiah Thomas DEN Out (Hip) CHI Home Thomas is recovering from a right hip surgery and is expected to remain out of action until at least the end of January.
Gary Harris DEN Questionable (Hamstring) CHI Home Harris sat out his fifth-straight game with left hamstring tightness and it has yet to be determined if he will return to action Thursday against the Bulls.
Will Barton DEN Questionable (Personal) CHI Home Barton is dealing with a personal matter and it is unknown if he will be available for Thursday's game against the Bulls.
Michael Porter Jr. DEN Out (Back) CHI Home Porter Jr. is recovering from offseason back surgery to repair a herniated disc and will miss an undetermined length of time.
Jarred Vanderbilt DEN Out (Foot) CHI Home Vanderbilt is recuperating from right foot surgery and there is no timetable for return.
Rajon Rondo LAL Out (Finger) OKC Away Rondo is recovering from right ring finger surgery and is expected to miss four weeks of action.
LeBron James LAL Out (Groin) OKC Away James is sidelined with a strained left groin and it is undetermined if he will return to action Monday against the Warriors.
Nerlens Noel OKC Probable (Concussion) LAL Home Noel suffered a concussion but has passed the league-mandated protocol and is expected to be available against the Lakers on Thursday.
Andre Roberson OKC Out (Knee) LAL Home Roberson is recovering from offseason knee surgery and is also suffering from a small avulsion in his left knee. He is expected to remain sidelined until the end of January.
Alex Abrines OKC Out (Personal) LAL Home Abrines is away from the team due to a personal matter and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.

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