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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for January 21st, 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 21st, 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 21st, 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
Patrick Patterson OKC Questionable (Nose) NY Away Patterson left the last game with an injury to his nose and it is uncertain if he will play Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.
Andre Roberson OKC Out (Knee) NY Away 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 at least the beginning of February.
Alex Abrines OKC Out (Personal) NY Away Abrines has been away from the team due to a personal matter and his status for Thursday's contest against the Pelicans is unclear.
Trey Burke NY Questionable (Illness) OKC Home Burke sat out the previous game with an illness and it is unclear if he will play Wednesday against the Rockets.
Kristaps Porzingis NY Out (Knee) OKC Home Porzingis is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and is not expected to return until sometime in February.
Luke Kornet NY Doubtful (Ankle) OKC Home Kornet exited the last game due to a sprained left ankle and is unlikely to line up against the Rockets on Wednesday.
Denzel Valentine CHI Out (Ankle) CLE 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) CLE Away Carter Jr. had surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and is likely to miss 8-12 weeks.
John Henson CLE Out (Wrist) CHI Home Henson is recovering from wrist surgery to repair a torn ligament. Although he will miss an extended period of time, it is expected that he will return sometime near the end of the season.
Kevin Love CLE Out (Foot) CHI Home Love underwent surgery on his left big toe and is not expected to return until around the All-Star break.
J.R. Smith CLE Out (Personal) CHI Home Smith is dealing with a personal matter and there is no definitive timetable set for his return.
Tristan Thompson CLE Questionable (Foot) CHI Home Thompson has missed the last three games due to left foot soreness and it is unclear if he will suit up Wednesday against the Celtics.
Larry Nance Jr. CLE Out (Knee) CHI Home Nance has a sprained MCL in his right knee and is expected to miss two-to-four weeks of action.
David Nwaba CLE Out (Ankle) CHI Home Nwaba is sidelined with a left ankle sprain and is likely to remain out of the lineup until the early part of February.
J.J. Barea DAL Out (Achilles) MIL Away Barea had surgery to repair a torn right Achilles and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
Dennis Smith Jr. DAL Probable (Illness) MIL Away Smith Jr. has been out with an illness as well as concern with his role on the team. He is expected to return to action against the Clippers on Tuesday.
Donte Divincenzo MIL Questionable (Heel) DAL Home DiVincenzo has been held out of the past two games with bursitis in his left heel and it is unknown if he will play Friday against the Hornets.
Andre Drummond DET Questionable (Concussion) WAS Away Drummond has missed the past two games after sustaining a concussion and it is unclear if he will return to action against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Ish Smith DET Questionable (Groin) WAS Away Smith has sat out the previous two games with right adductor tightness and his status for Wednesday's tilt against the Pelicans is in question.
Henry Ellenson DET Questionable (Ankle) WAS Away Ellenson is sidelined with a left ankle sprain and it is unclear if he will return Wednesday against the Pelicans.
John Wall WAS Out (Heel) DET Home Wall is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing heel surgery.
Dwight Howard WAS Out (Back) DET 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) DET 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.
Timofey Mozgov ORL Out (Knee) ATL Away Mozgov is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. There is no timetable for return.
Aaron Gordon ORL Questionable (Back) ATL Away Gordon has missed the past two games with soreness in his lower back and it is unclear if he will line up Wednesday against the Nets.
Miles Plumlee ATL Out (Knee) ORL Home Plumlee had a non-surgical procedure conducted on his left knee and is expected to remain out of the lineup until at least the start of February.
Kent Bazemore ATL Out (Ankle) ORL Home Bazemore sustained a sprained right ankle and is expected to remain out of action until the early part of February.
Kevin Huerter ATL Questionable (Neck) ORL Home Huerter sat out the previous game due to a sore neck and it is undetermined if he will participate in Wednesday's clash against the Bulls.
Jared Dudley BKN Out (Hamstring) SAC Home Dudley is sidelined with a left hamstring injury and expected to stay out of action until the start of February.
Allen Crabbe BKN Out (Knee) SAC Home Crabbe is sidelined with a sore right knee and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
Caris Levert BKN Out (Foot) SAC Home LeVert sustained a subtalar dislocation in his right foot along with ligament damage. He is expected to miss two-to-three months of game action.
Dzanan Musa BKN Out (Shoulder) SAC Home Musa suffered a left shoulder subluxation and is likely to remain out of the lineup until the start of February.
Anthony Davis NO Out (Finger) MEM Away Davis is sidelined by a left index finger sprain and is expected to miss one-to-two weeks of action.
Joakim Noah MEM Out (Personal) NO Home Noah missed the last game dealing with a personal matter and rejoin the lineup in time for Monday's contest against the Pelicans.
Chandler Parsons MEM Out (Knee) NO Home Parsons is battling right knee soreness and will remain away from the team until management can figure out his future with the organization.
Marc Gasol MEM Probable (Back) NO Home Gasol is hampered by back spasms but is expected to hit the court against the Pelicans on Monday.
Kyle Anderson MEM Out (Ankle) NO Home Anderson sustained a Grade 2 left ankle sprain and is expected to miss two-to-four weeks.
Omri Casspi MEM Out (Illness) NO Home Casspi is ailing from an illness and it is undetermined if it will keep him out of Monday's lineup against the Pelicans.
Dillon Brooks MEM Out (Toe) NO Home Brooks is expected to miss the rest of the season due to surgery for an injured right big toe.
Goran Dragic MIA Out (Knee) BOS Away Dragic is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks recovering from arthroscopic right knee surgery.
Gordon Hayward BOS Probable (Personal) MIA Home Hayward was out the last game dealing with a personal matter but is expected back Monday against the Heat.
Jabari Bird BOS Out (Personal) MIA Home Bird is dealing with a personal matter and it is unclear when he will make his season debut.
Clint Capela HOU Out (Thumb) PHI Away Capela had surgery to repair ligament damage in his right thumb and will likely need four-to-six weeks to recuperate.
Chris Paul HOU Questionable (Hamstring) PHI Away Paul suffered a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and it is uncertain if he will return to action against the Raptors on Friday.
Brandon Knight HOU Questionable (Knee) PHI Away Knight has been held out of the past four games with left knee soreness and it is uncertain whether he will be back Monday against the 76ers.
Carmelo Anthony HOU Out (Coach's Decision) PHI Away Anthony is away from the team while the head office determines his future with the organization.
Danuel House HOU Out (Coach's Decision) PHI Away Back to G-League
Jimmy Butler PHI Out (Wrist) HOU Home Butler has a sore right wrist and it will impede his status for Monday's clash with the Rockets.
Joel Embiid PHI Questionable (Back) HOU Home Embiid has been bothered by tightness in his back and it is unclear if he will be in the lineup Monday against the Rockets.
Markelle Fultz PHI Out (Shoulder) HOU Home Fultz has been diagnosed with Thoracic outlet syndrome in his shooting shoulder and is likely to remain on the shelf until the early part of February.
Justin Patton PHI Out (Foot) HOU Home Patton is recovering from multiple right foot surgeries and will miss an extended period of game action.
Zhaire Smith PHI Out (Foot) HOU Home 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.
Caleb Swanigan POR Probable (Knee) UTA Away Swanigan has a right knee injury that kept him out of the last game but he will likely return Monday against the Jazz.
Thabo Sefolosha UTA Out (Hamstring) POR Home Sefolosha suffered a right hamstring strain but is likely to return by the start of February.
Ricky Rubio UTA Questionable (Hamstring) POR Home Rubio has been sidelined due to a mild right hamstring strain and it is unclear if he will return to the lineup against the Trail Blazers on Monday.
Dante Exum UTA Out (Ankle) POR Home Exum suffered a left ankle sprain and is likely to stay on the shelf until the early part of February.
Raul Neto UTA Out (Groin) POR Home Neto has been held out of the lineup due to a left groin strain and is expected to sit out until at least the beginning of February.
Tony Bradley UTA Out (Knee) POR Home Bradley is expected to miss one month of action after having minor surgery to repair his right knee.
Damian Jones GS Out (Pectoral) LAL Away Jones is recovering from surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle and it is likely he will miss the remainder of the season.
Rajon Rondo LAL Out (Finger) GS Home Rondo is recovering from right ring finger surgery and is expected to remain out of action until the start of February.
LeBron James LAL Out (Groin) GS Home James is sidelined with a strained left groin and will not return to action Monday against the Warriors.
Lonzo Ball LAL Out (Ankle) GS Home Ball has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.

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