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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for January 2nd, 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 2nd, 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 2nd, 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
James Johnson MIA Probable (Illness) CLE Away Johnson sat out the last game due to illness but it is likely he will play against the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Wayne Ellington MIA Questionable (Illness) CLE Away Ellington missed the last game with an illness and it is unclear if it will impede his status for Wednesday's tilt against the Cavaliers.
Dwyane Wade MIA Out (Illness) CLE Away Wade is battling an illness and will not play against the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Udonis Haslem MIA Questionable (Illness) CLE Away Haslem has missed the past two games due to an illness it is uncertain if he will return Wednesday against the Cavaliers.
Goran Dragic MIA Out (Knee) CLE Away Dragic is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks recovering from arthroscopic right knee surgery.
Dion Waiters MIA Probable (Ankle) CLE Away Waiters is dealing with soreness in his ankle but is likely to participate in Wednesday's contest with the Cavaliers.
John Henson CLE Out (Wrist) MIA 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) MIA Home Love underwent surgery on his left big toe and is not expected to return until sometime in January.
J.R. Smith CLE Out (Personal) MIA Home Smith is dealing with a personal matter and there is no definitive timetable set for his return.
Tristan Thompson CLE Probable (Foot) MIA Home Thompson is sidelined with a left foot sprain but is likely to return Wednesday against the Heat.
Rodney Hood CLE Probable (Achilles) MIA Home Hood has sat out the last four games with left Achilles tendon soreness but it is unlikely to affect his status Wednesday against the Heat.
Ante Zizic CLE Out (Knee) MIA Home Zizic is experiencing soreness in his right knee and has sat out the last two games. His status Wednesday against the Heat is uncertain.
David Nwaba CLE Out (Ankle) MIA Home Nwaba has missed the past three games with a left ankle sprain and will not be available Wednesday against the Heat.
Kent Bazemore ATL Out (Ankle) WAS Away Bazemore sustained a sprained right ankle and is expected to miss at least two weeks.
Dewayne Dedmon ATL Probable (Knee) WAS Away Dedmon missed his second-straight game with left knee soreness but it is expected he will suit up Wednesday against the Wizards.
Taurean Prince ATL Out (Ankle) WAS Away Prince suffered a ligament sprain, soft tissue inflammation and a bone bruise in his left ankle. He is expected to sit out until at least the middle of January.
John Collins ATL Probable (Illness) WAS Away Collins is likely to play Wednesday against the Wizards despite ailing from flu-like symptoms.
John Wall WAS Out (Heel) ATL Home Wall is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing heel surgery.
Otto Porter WAS Probable (Knee) ATL Home Porter Jr. is sidelined due to a Grade 2 strain of the Vastus medialis in his right knee and missed the last three games. He is expected to return Wednesday against the Hawks.
Dwight Howard WAS Out (Back) ATL 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) ATL Home Morris missed the last two games with upper-back and neck stiffness. He will not be available Wednesday against the Hawks.
Wesley Matthews DAL Probable (Foot) CHA Away Matthews is expected to suit up against the Hornets on Wednesday despite right foot soreness.
Cody Zeller CHA Out (Hand) DAL Home Zeller sustained a fractured right hand and will miss an extended period of time.
Jeremy Lamb CHA Out (Hamstring) DAL Home Lamb left the previous game due to a strained right hamstring and will not face the Mavericks on Wednesday.
Anthony Davis NO Probable (Illness) BKN Away Davis was held out of the previous game with an illness but it is not expected to affect his status for Wednesday's clash against the Nets.
Nikola Mirotic NO Out (Ankle) BKN Away Mirotic is sidelined with right ankle soreness and there is no timetable for return.
Elfrid Payton NO Probable (Finger) BKN Away Payton is expected to take the court against the Nets on Wednesday despite dealing with a finger injury.
Allen Crabbe BKN Out (Knee) NO Home Crabbe is sidelined with a sore right knee and will not return for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN Out (Hip) NO Home Hollis-Jefferson is expected to miss at least two weeks due to a strained right adductor.
Caris Levert BKN Out (Foot) NO 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) NO Home Musa suffered a left shoulder subluxation and will miss an unknown period of time.
Derrick Rose MIN Out (Ankle) BOS Away Rose has sat out the previous two games due to a right ankle sprain and will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.
Jeff Teague MIN Out (Ankle) BOS Away Teague is sidelined with inflammation in his left ankle and will not return Wednesday against the Celtics.
Robert Covington MIN Out (Ankle) BOS Away Covington has soreness in his right ankle and will not participate in Wednesday's tilt against the Celtics.
Keita Bates-Diop MIN Questionable (Illness) BOS Away Bates-Diop has been held out of the past two games with an illness and it is uncertain if he will face the Celtics on Wednesday.
Kyrie Irving BOS Out (Eye) MIN Home Irving sustained a scratch on his right cornea during the last game and will not be available for Wednesday's game versus the Timberwolves.
Aron Baynes BOS Out (Hand) MIN Home Baynes suffered a left fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.
Jabari Bird BOS Out (Personal) MIN Home Bird is dealing with a personal matter and it is unclear when he will make his season debut.
Robert Williams BOS Out (Groin) MIN Home Williams III has sat out the last three games with a left groin strain and will not return Wednesday against the Timberwolves.
Timofey Mozgov ORL Out (Knee) CHI Away Mozgov is sidelined due to a sore right knee and there is no timetable for return.
Nikola Vucevic ORL Probable (Calf) CHI Away Vucevic has a left calf injury but it is expected he will play Wednesday against the Bulls.
D.J. Augustin ORL Probable (Ankle) CHI Away Augustin was held out of the previous game due to a right ankle injury but it is likely he will suit up against the Bulls on Wednesday.
Jonathon Simmons ORL Out (Ankle) CHI Away Simmons missed the last game due to a left ankle sprain and will not be available for Wednesday's matchup against the Bulls.
Jabari Parker CHI Out (Illness) ORL Home Parker has been battling an illness and there is no set date for his return to the court.
Robin Lopez CHI Probable (Hip) ORL Home Lopez is expected to play Wednesday against the Magic despite a left hip strain.
Bobby Portis CHI Out (Ankle) ORL Home Portis is expected to miss two-to-four weeks due to a sprained right ankle.
Denzel Valentine CHI Out (Ankle) ORL Home Valentine is expected to miss the remainder of the season after having reconstruction surgery on his left ankle.
Zaza Pachulia DET Out (Leg) MEM Away Pachulia sat out the last game due to a right lower-leg contusion and will not suit up against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Ish Smith DET Out (Groin) MEM Away Smith is sidelined with a right adductor muscle tear and is expected to miss three-to-six weeks.
Stanley Johnson DET Probable (Quadricep) MEM Away Johnson was held out of the previous game due to a left quadriceps contusion but it is not expected to impede his status for Wednesday's contest against the Grizzlies.
Henry Ellenson DET Out (Ankle) MEM 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.
Chandler Parsons MEM Out (Knee) DET Home Parsons is battling right knee soreness and is expected to be out until at least the middle of January.
Jimmy Butler PHI Out (Illness) PHO Away Butler is ailing from an illness and will not suit up against the Suns on Wednesday.
Wilson Chandler PHI Out (Illness) PHO Away Chandler is ailing from an upper-respiratory infection and will not play Wednesday against the Suns.
Markelle Fultz PHI Out (Shoulder) PHO 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) PHO Away Patton is recovering from multiple right foot surgeries and will miss an extended period of game action.
Zhaire Smith PHI Out (Foot) PHO 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.
Richaun Holmes PHO Questionable (Illness) PHI Home Holmes sat out the previous game due to an illness and it is unknown if he will partake in Wednesday's contest against the 76ers.
Andre Roberson OKC Out (Knee) LAL Away Roberson is recovering from offseason knee surgery and is also suffering from a small avulsion in his left knee. He is expected to miss six weeks.
Alex Abrines OKC Out (Personal) LAL Away Abrines is away from the team due to a personal matter and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
Rajon Rondo LAL Out (Finger) OKC Home Rondo is recovering from right ring finger surgery and is expected to miss four weeks of action.
LeBron James LAL Out (Groin) OKC Home James missed his third-consecutive game with a strained left groin and will not return to action against the Thunder on Wednesday.
Michael Beasley LAL Out (Personal) OKC Home Beasley is away from the team dealing with a personal matter and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
Patrick McCaw CLE Probable (Acquired) MIA Home McCaw was recently signed by the organization and is expected to make his season debut against the Heat on Wednesday.

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