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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for January 1st, 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 1st, 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 1st, 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
Jae Crowder UTA Probable (Thumb) TOR Away Crowder is dealing with a thumb injury and missed the last game. He is expected to be available Tuesday against the Raptors.
Ricky Rubio UTA Probable (Back) TOR Away Rubio sat out the previous game with a sore back and knee. He is likely to be in Tuesday's lineup against the Raptors.
Grayson Allen UTA Out (Ankle) TOR Away Allen has missed the last three games with a sprained right ankle and will not play Tuesday against the Raptors.
Jonas Valanciunas TOR Out (Thumb) UTA Home Valanciunas is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb and is expected to miss four weeks of action.
Kyle Lowry TOR Out (Back) UTA Home Lowry is receiving anti-inflammatory injections for lower-back pain. It is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
Zaza Pachulia DET Out (Leg) MIL Away Pachulia is nursing a right lower-leg contusion and will not suit up against the Bucks on Tuesday.
Glenn Robinson III DET Probable (Ankle) MIL Away Robinson III is sidelined with a left ankle sprain but is likely to return Tuesday against the Bucks.
Ish Smith DET Out (Groin) MIL Away Smith is sidelined with a right adductor muscle tear and is expected to miss three-to-six weeks.
Henry Ellenson DET Out (Ankle) MIL Away Ellenson is sidelined with a left ankle sprain and is expected to be held out of action until at least the middle of January.
Ersan Ilyasova MIL Out (Nose) DET Home Ilyasova has been out due to a broken nose and it is unknown when he will return to action.
Jason Smith MIL Probable (Knee) DET Home Smith is expected to suit up against the Pistons on Tuesday despite a left knee contusion.
Enes Kanter NY Probable (Back) DEN Away Kanter is tending to a back injury but is expected to suit up against the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Kristaps Porzingis NY Out (Knee) DEN 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.
Emmanuel Mudiay NY Probable (Ankle) DEN Away Mudiay is dealing with a right ankle sprain but it is likely he will play Tuesday against the Nuggets.
Mitchell Robinson NY Out (Ankle) DEN Away Robinson has been out with a sprained left ankle and there is no time frame for a return.
Isaiah Thomas DEN Out (Hip) NY Home Thomas is recovering from a right hip surgery and is expected to remain out of action until at least the middle of January.
Gary Harris DEN Questionable (Hip) NY Home Harris suffered a right hip strain and it is uncertain if he will return to the lineup against the Knicks on Tuesday.
Will Barton DEN Out (Hip) NY Home Barton is likely out until at least the middle of January after having surgery to repair a right hip injury and core strain.
Michael Porter Jr. DEN Out (Back) NY 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) NY Home Vanderbilt is recuperating from right foot surgery and there is no timetable for return.
Maurice Harkless POR Probable (Knee) SAC Away Harkless missed the last game due to a left knee injury but is projected to play Tuesday against the Kings.
De'Aaron Fox SAC Questionable (Shoulder) POR Home Fox has a shoulder injury and it is unclear if he will play Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.
Marvin Bagley SAC Out (Knee) POR Home Bagley III is suffering from a left knee bone bruise and is expected to sit out until the middle of January.
Joel Embiid PHI Questionable (Knee) LAC Away Embiid was held out of the previous game with soreness in his left knee and it is unknown if it will impede his status for Tuesday's clash against the Clippers.
Markelle Fultz PHI Out (Shoulder) LAC Away Fultz has been diagnosed with Thoracic outlet syndrome in his shooting shoulder and is facing a three-to-six week absence.
Justin Patton PHI Out (Foot) LAC Away Patton is recovering from multiple right foot surgeries and will miss an extended period of game action.
Zhaire Smith PHI Out (Foot) LAC 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.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute LAC Out (Knee) PHI Home Mbah a Moute has been sidelined with a sore left knee but is expected to return to action before the middle of January.
Jerome Robinson LAC Out (Foot) PHI Home Robinson has been out with a right foot strain and is expected to be held out of action until at least the middle of January.

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