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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for January 18th, 2020


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 18th, 2020. 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 18th, 2020

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
Maurice Harkless LAC Out (Back) NO Away Harkless left the last game with a back soreness, and he will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.
Paul George LAC Out (Hamstring) NO Away George has sat out the previous four games with a left hamstring strain, and he will not return to action Saturday versus the Pelicans.
Jrue Holiday NO Questionable (Elbow) LAC Home Holiday will miss an extended period with a left elbow triceps strain.
J.J. Redick NO Probable (Hamstring) LAC Home Redick has sat out the past three games with a left hamstring strain, but it is likely that he will draw back into the lineup against the Clippers on Saturday.
Darius Miller NO Out (Achilles) LAC Home Miller is recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon and is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season.
Jahlil Okafor NO Questionable (Back) LAC Home Okafor was held out of the last game with a sore lower back, and he will not suit up Saturday against the Clippers.
Kenrich Williams NO Questionable (Back) LAC Home Williams has missed the last five games due to right lower-back soreness, and he will not return Saturday versus the Clippers.
Zion Williamson NO Out (Knee) LAC Home Williamson had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He is progressing in his recovery, and it is expected that he will make his season debut Wednesday versus the Spurs.
Robin Lopez MIL Questionable (Illness) BKN Away Lopez is ailing from an illness, and it is unknown if he will be available for Saturday's clash with the Nets.
Garrett Temple BKN Out (Knee) MIL Home Temple missed his second straight game with a right knee contusion, and he will not play against the Bucks on Saturday.
Joe Harris BKN Out (Back) MIL Home Harris is dealing with a sore lower back, and will not be available to face the Bucks on Saturday.
DeAndre Jordan BKN Out (Finger) MIL Home Jordan is suffering from a dislocated right middle finger, and he is not expected to return until the end of January.
Kevin Durant BKN Out (Achilles) MIL Home Durant is expected to sit out the entire 2019-20 season while rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon.
Taurean Prince BKN Probable (Wrist) MIL Home Prince is tending to a wrist injury, but he will likely be available for Saturday's matchup versus the Bucks.
Kelly Oubre Jr. PHO Out (Concussion) BOS Away Oubre Jr. was held out of the last game due to a concussion, and he will not be cleared in time for Saturday's clash against the Celtics.
Frank Kaminsky PHO Out (Knee) BOS Away Kaminsky is sidelined with a right patella stress fracture. He is expected to miss at least four weeks of action.
Cameron Johnson PHO Questionable (Quadricep) BOS Away Johnson is managing a bruised quadriceps, and he will not be available to play Saturday against the Celtics.
Marcus Smart BOS Probable (Ankle) PHO Home Smart is dealing with an ankle injury, but it is not expected to hinder his availability versus the Suns on Saturday.
Kemba Walker BOS Out (Knee) PHO Home Walker is suffering from left knee soreness, and he will not be available for Saturday's contest against the Suns.
Jaylen Brown BOS Out (Thumb) PHO Home Brown was held out of the previous game due to a right thumb sprain, and he will not suit up for Saturday's tilt versus the Suns.
Daniel Theis BOS Probable (Knee) PHO Home Theis is managing a sore right knee, but will likely be available to face the Suns on Saturday.
Robert Williams BOS Out (Hip) PHO Home Williams III has been diagnosed with a bone edema in his left hip. He is expected to be out of action though the All-Star break.
Blake Griffin DET Out (Knee) ATL Away Griffin had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will miss an undetermined length of time.
Reggie Jackson DET Questionable (Spine) ATL Away Jackson has a stress reaction in his left lumbar spine but is likely to return before the end of January.
Luke Kennard DET Out (Knee) ATL Away Kennard is dealing with bilateral knee soreness, and he is not expected to return until at least the end of February.
Khyri Thomas DET Out (Foot) ATL Away Thomas is recovering from surgery on the fifth metatarsal of his right foot and is expected to be out until at least the end of January.
Bruce Brown Jr. DET Probable (Thumb) ATL Away Brown is expected to take the court against the Hawks on Saturday despite a right thumb sprain.
Jabari Parker ATL Out (Throat) DET Home Parker had a procedure conducted to correct a right shoulder impingement and is expected to miss at least two weeks of action.
Chandler Parsons ATL Out (Concussion) DET Home Parsons has entered the league-mandated concussion protocol and is also dealing with whiplash. There is no timetable for return.
Evan Turner ATL Out (Hamstring) DET Home Turner is sidelined with a right hamstring strain, and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.
Alex Len ATL Doubtful (Back) DET Home Len has missed the last two games with lower-back pain, and it is unlikely that he will participate in Saturday's battle versus the Pistons.
Cam Reddish ATL Probable (Ankle) DET Home Reddish is expected to face the Pistons on Saturday despite a right ankle sprain.
Joel Embiid PHI Out (Hand) NY Away Embiid sustained a torn radial collateral ligament in his left hand and had surgery. He is expected to miss one to two weeks of action for recovery.
Wayne Ellington NY Questionable (Illness) PHI Home Ellington is ailing from an illness, and it is unknown if he will face the 76ers on Saturday.
Reggie Bullock NY Probable (Neck) PHI Home Bullock was absent from the lineup during the last game with neck soreness, but he is likely to take the court Saturday versus the 76ers.
Dennis Smith Jr. NY Out (Oblique) PHI Home Smith will miss an extended period due to a left oblique strain.
RJ Barrett NY Out (Ankle) PHI Home Barrett suffered a right ankle sprain, and he is expected to be out until the latter part of January.
John Henson CLE Out (Back) CHI Away Henson is dealing with a lower back injury, and will not be available versus the Bulls on Saturday.
Brandon Knight CLE Out (Knee) CHI Away Knight missed the last game due to a sore left knee, and he will not be in the lineup versus the Bulls on Saturday.
Dante Exum CLE Questionable (Ankle) CHI Away Exum has a sprained right ankle, and it is unclear if he will be in the lineup against the Bulls on Saturday.
Ante Zizic CLE Out (Illness) CHI Away Zizic has sat out the previous three games suffering from vertigo, and he will not play against the Bulls on Saturday.
Kevin Porter Jr. CLE Out (Knee) CHI Away Porter Jr. sprained his left knee and is expected to need four to six weeks to recover.
Dylan Windler CLE Out (Shin) CHI Away Windler is expected to miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season after surgery to repair a left tibial stress reaction.
Otto Porter CHI Out (Foot) CLE Home Porter is sidelined with a left foot fracture. He is expected to be held out of action until sometime in February.
Ryan Arcidiacono CHI Probable (Elbow) CLE Home Arcidiacono is expected to face the Cavaliers on Saturday despite right elbow discomfort.
Tomas Satoransky CHI Probable (Ankle) CLE Home Satoransky is likely to be available against the Cavaliers on Saturday despite left ankle soreness.
Lauri Markkanen CHI Probable (Ankle) CLE Home Markkanen is suffering from a left ankle sprain, but he is projected to take the court against the Cavaliers on Saturday.
Wendell Carter Jr. CHI Out (Ankle) CLE Home Carter Jr. is sidelined with a high right ankle sprain, and he is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Chandler Hutchison CHI Probable (Shoulder) CLE Home Hutchinson is dealing with right shoulder soreness but is likely to suit up for Saturday's contest against the Cavaliers.
Daniel Gafford CHI Out (Thumb) CLE Home Gafford is expected to miss two to four weeks due to a dislocated right thumb.
Max Strus CHI Out (Knee) CLE Home Strus will miss the remainder of the season while recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.
Kyle Lowry TOR Probable (Knee) MIN Away Lowry sustained a knee injury in the previous game but is expected to face the Timberwolves on Saturday.
Fred Vanvleet TOR Probable (Hamstring) MIN Away VanVleet is out of action due to a right hamstring strain, but he is likely to return Saturday against the Timberwolves.
Dewan Hernandez TOR Out (Ankle) MIN Away Hernandez is out of commission with a right ankle sprain, and it remains to be seen when he will return to the court.
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN Questionable (Rest) TOR Home Towns is returning from an injury, and so may be rested for Saturday's game against the Raptors.
Jake Layman MIN Out (Toe) TOR Home Layman is sidelined due to a left toe sprain, and team officials have yet to provide a return date.
Michael Carter-Williams ORL Out (Shoulder) GS Away Carter-Williams has been sidelined due to an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder, and it is unclear when he will return to action.
Al-Farouq Aminu ORL Out (Knee) GS Away Aminu is recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He is expected to miss at least 12 weeks of action.
D.J. Augustin ORL Out (Knee) GS Away Augustin is anticipated to be out of action for at least three to four weeks with left knee bone irritation.
Jonathan Isaac ORL Out (Knee) GS Away Isaac is expected to be out of commission for at least eight to 10 weeks with a posterior lateral corner injury and a medial bone contusion to his left knee.
Draymond Green GS Out (Finger) ORL Home Green has a sprained finger on his left hand, and he will not play in Saturday's clash with the Magic. He is expected to return Saturday against the Trail Blazers.
Stephen Curry GS Out (Hand) ORL Home Curry had surgery on the second metacarpal on his left hand. He is making progress in his rehabilitation, but it is unclear if he will be ready to play at the beginning of February.
Klay Thompson GS Out (Knee) ORL Home Thompson is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee and is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season.
Glenn Robinson III GS Out (Abdominal) ORL Home Robinson has a sprained right ankle, and he will not be available to face the Magic on Saturday.
Kevon Looney GS Out (Abdominal) ORL Home Looney is idle with left abdominal soreness, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
Jacob Evans GS Out (Concussion) ORL Home Evans sat out the previous game with a concussion and a broken nose. He will not play Saturday against the Magic.
Anthony Davis LAL Questionable (Tailbone) HOU Away Davis has missed the previous four games due to a gluteus maximus contusion, and it is unclear if he will return to action Saturday versus the Rockets.
Rajon Rondo LAL Out (Finger) HOU Away Rondo has a nondisplaced volar plate avulsion fracture to his right ring finger. He will not be available for Saturday's contest versus the Rockets.
DeMarcus Cousins LAL Out (Knee) HOU Away Cousins suffered a torn ACL in his right knee. It is unknown if he will make his season debut if the team makes the playoffs.
Alex Caruso LAL Probable (Concussion) HOU Away Caruso left the last game to be evaluated for a concussion, but it is likely that he will be cleared in time for Saturday's matchup versus the Rockets.
Nene Hilario HOU Out (Groin) LAL Home Nene is sidelined with a left adductor strain, and there is currently no timetable for return.
Austin Rivers HOU Out (Thumb) LAL Home Rivers has a thumb injury, and will not play against the Lakers on Saturday.
Gerald Green HOU Out (Foot) LAL Home Green is expected to miss six months after having surgery to repair a left cuneiform fracture.
Damian Lillard POR Probable (Illness) OKC Away Lillard is ailing from an illness but is expected to take the court against the Thunder on Saturday.
C.J. McCollum POR Out (Ankle) OKC Away McCollum exited the last game with a sprained left ankle, and he will not be available for Saturday's matchup versus the Thunder.
Jusuf Nurkic POR Out (Leg) OKC Away Nurkic is recovering from surgeries to repair compact fractures in both his left tibia and fibula. He is expected to be out of action until the All-Star break.
Rodney Hood POR Out (Achilles) OKC Away Hood tore his left Achilles tendon and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
Skal Labissiere POR Out (Knee) OKC Away Labissiere is sidelined with a left knee articular cartilage lesion, and he is expected to be out until at least the beginning of February.
Zach Collins POR Out (Shoulder) OKC Away Collins will be out for at least four months after having surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder.
Gary Trent Jr. POR Questionable (Illness) OKC Away Trent Jr. exited the previous game with an illness, and it is unknown if he will be available for Saturday's contest against the Thunder.
Danilo Gallinari OKC Out (Rest) POR Home Gallinari will not be available for Saturday's matchup versus the Trail Blazers as he is to be rested.
Steven Adams OKC Questionable (Knee) POR Home Adams sat out the last game due to a right knee contusion. His status for Saturday's matchup against the Trail Blazers is clouded.
Andre Roberson OKC Out (Knee) POR Home Roberson is sidelined while recovering from a left knee surgery that plagued him for the entire 2018-19 season. It is uncertain when he will make his season debut.
Abdel Nader OKC Out (Ankle) POR Home Nader has been held out of the previous game with a left ankle sprain, and he will not be available Saturday versus the Trail Blazers.
Terrance Ferguson OKC Out (Illness) POR Home Ferguson exited the previous game due to illness, and he will not be healthy enough to play versus the Trail Blazers on Saturday.
Richaun Holmes SAC Out (Shoulder) UTA Away Holmes is expected to miss at least two to three weeks due to right shoulder soreness.
Nemanja Bjelica SAC Probable (Ankle) UTA Away Bjelica is managing an ankle injury, but will likely be available versus the Jazz on Saturday.
Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC Probable (Ankle) UTA Away Bogdanovic is sidelined due to right ankle soreness. It is expected that he will return to the lineup Saturday against the Jazz.
Mike Conley UTA Probable (Hamstring) SAC Home Conley has been sidelined with a left hamstring strain, but is expected to make his return against the Kings on Saturday.
Jeff Teague ATL Probable (Acquired) DET Home Teague was recently acquired via trade, but it is projected that he will make his team debut against the Pistons on Saturday.
Treveon Graham ATL Probable (Acquired) DET Home Graham was recently acquired via trade, but he is expected to make his team debut versus the Pistons on Saturday.
Allen Crabbe MIN Probable (Illness) TOR Home Crabbe was recently acquired via trade and is ailing from an illness, but he is likely to make his team debut against the Raptors on Saturday.

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