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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for January 3rd, 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 3rd, 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 3rd, 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
Jonas Valanciunas TOR Out (Thumb) SA Away Valanciunas is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb and is three-to-four weeks away from returning.
Kyle Lowry TOR Out (Back) SA Away Lowry is receiving anti-inflammatory injections for lower-back pain and will not be ready to return to the lineup against the Spurs on Thursday.
Norman Powell TOR Questionable (Personal) SA Away Powell is dealing with a personal matter and it is unknown if he will play on Thursday against the Spurs.
Rudy Gay SA Probable (Wrist) TOR Home Gay sat out the previous game with left wrist soreness but it is likely he will play against the Raptors on Thursday.
Dejounte Murray SA Out (Knee) TOR Home Murray tore the ACL in his right knee and is expected to miss the 2018-19 season.
Lonnie Walker IV SA Out (Knee) TOR Home Walker IV tore the meniscus in his right knee. He is in the G-League on a conditioning stint and is expected to be held out of the lineup until the middle of January.
Isaiah Thomas DEN Out (Hip) SAC Away Thomas is recovering from a right hip surgery and is expected to remain out of action until at least the middle of January.
Will Barton DEN Out (Hip) SAC Away 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) SAC Away 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) SAC Away Vanderbilt is recuperating from right foot surgery and there is no timetable for return.
Marvin Bagley SAC Out (Knee) DEN Home Bagley III is suffering from a left knee bone bruise and is expected to sit out until the middle of January.
Eric Gordon HOU Out (Knee) GS Away Gordon was held out of the last game with a contused right knee and will not play against Warriors on Thursday.
Chris Paul HOU Out (Hamstring) GS Away Paul suffered a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and is expected to need two-to-four weeks to heal.
James Ennis HOU Probable (Hamstring) GS Away Ennis III is sidelined to a right hamstring strain but is expected to return Thursday against the Warriors.
Carmelo Anthony HOU Out (Illness) GS Away Anthony is dealing with an illness and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
DeMarcus Cousins GS Out (Achilles) HOU Home Cousins is recuperating from a torn left Achilles tendon that ended his 2017-18 season. He has been sent on a conditioning stint in the G-League but is aiming to return either late January or in the early part of February.
Damian Jones GS Out (Pectoral) HOU Home Jones is recovering from surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle and it is likely he will miss the remainder of the season.

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