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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for January 4th, 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 4th, 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 4th, 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
Marcus Smart BOS Probable (Shoulder) DAL Home Smart sustained a shoulder injury last game but is expected to play against the Mavericks on Friday.
Kyrie Irving BOS Out (Eye) DAL Home Irving sat out the last game nursing a scratch on his right cornea and will not be available for Friday's game versus the Mavericks.
Aron Baynes BOS Out (Hand) DAL Home Baynes suffered a left fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.
Marcus Morris BOS Out (Neck) DAL Home Morris exited the previous game with a neck injury and will not suit up against the Mavericks on Friday.
Jabari Bird BOS Out (Personal) DAL Home Bird is dealing with a personal matter and it is unclear when he will make his season debut.
Robert Williams BOS Out (Groin) DAL Home Williams III has sat out the last four games with a left groin strain and will not return Friday against the Mavericks.
Ricky Rubio UTA Probable (Foot) CLE Away Rubio is bothered by left foot soreness but is expected to suit up for Friday's contest against the Cavaliers.
Grayson Allen UTA Out (Ankle) CLE Away Allen has missed the past four games with a sprained right ankle and will not return Friday against the Cavaliers.
John Henson CLE Out (Wrist) UTA 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) UTA Home Love underwent surgery on his left big toe and is not expected to return until at least the end of January.
J.R. Smith CLE Out (Personal) UTA Home Smith is dealing with a personal matter and there is no definitive timetable set for his return.
Matthew Dellavedova CLE Out (Foot) UTA Home Dellavedova sprained his left foot and will not take the court against the Jazz on Friday.
Ante Zizic CLE Out (Knee) UTA Home Zizic is experiencing soreness in his right knee and has sat out the last three games. He will not return Friday versus the Jazz.
David Nwaba CLE Out (Ankle) UTA Home Nwaba has missed the past four games with a left ankle sprain and will not be available Friday against the Jazz.
Doug McDermott IND Probable (Ankle) CHI Away McDermott exited the last game with an ankle injury but it is likely he will partake in Friday's contest against the Bulls.
Myles Turner IND Probable (Nose) CHI Away Turner left the previous game due to a broken nose but is likely to take the court against the Bulls on Friday.
Aaron Holiday IND Questionable (Illness) CHI Away Holiday has an illness and his status for Friday's game against the Bulls is unclear.
Jabari Parker CHI Out (Illness) IND Home Parker has been battling an illness and there is no set date for his return to the court.
Bobby Portis CHI Out (Ankle) IND Home Portis has been out of the lineup due to a sprained right ankle and will not return Friday against the Pacers.
Denzel Valentine CHI Out (Ankle) IND Home Valentine is expected to miss the remainder of the season after having reconstruction surgery on his left ankle.
John Wall WAS Out (Heel) MIA Away Wall is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing heel surgery.
Dwight Howard WAS Out (Back) MIA Away 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) MIA Away 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.
Wayne Ellington MIA Questionable (Illness) WAS Home Ellington missed the last two game with an illness and it is unclear if it will impede his status for Friday's tilt against the Wizards.
Dwyane Wade MIA Probable (Illness) WAS Home Wade missed the last game battling an illness but it is expected he will play against the Wizards on Friday.
Udonis Haslem MIA Questionable (Illness) WAS Home Haslem has missed the past three games due to an illness it is uncertain if he will return Friday against the Wizards.
Goran Dragic MIA Out (Knee) WAS Home Dragic is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks recovering from arthroscopic right knee surgery.
Timofey Mozgov ORL Out (Knee) MIN Away Mozgov is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. There is no timetable for return.
Jonathon Simmons ORL Probable (Ankle) MIN Away Simmons missed the last two games due to a left ankle sprain but is likely to be available for Friday's matchup against the Timberwolves.
Khem Birch ORL Probable (Personal) MIN Away Birch was away from the team due to the birth of his child but he is likely to partake in Friday's tilt against the Timberwolves.
Derrick Rose MIN Out (Ankle) ORL Home Rose has sat out the previous three games due to a right ankle sprain and will not suit up against the Magic on Friday.
Jeff Teague MIN Probable (Ankle) ORL Home Teague missed the previous game dealing with inflammation in his left ankle but it is likely he will return Friday against the Magic.
Robert Covington MIN Out (Ankle) ORL Home Covington is suffering from a bone bruise in his right ankle. There is no definitive timetable set for his return.
Keita Bates-Diop MIN Out (Illness) ORL Home Bates-Diop has been held out of the past three games with an illness and will not take the court against the Magic on Friday.
Allen Crabbe BKN Out (Knee) MEM Away Crabbe is sidelined with a sore right knee and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN Out (Hip) MEM Away Hollis-Jefferson is expected to miss at least two weeks due to a strained right adductor.
Treveon Graham BKN Probable (Hamstring) MEM Away Graham is expected to suit up against the Grizzlies on Friday despite dealing with a hamstring injury.
Caris Levert BKN Out (Foot) MEM Away 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) MEM Away Musa suffered a left shoulder subluxation and will miss an unknown period of time.
Chandler Parsons MEM Out (Knee) BKN Home Parsons is battling right knee soreness and is expected to be out until at least the middle of January.
Mike Conley MEM Probable (Shoulder) BKN Home Conley sustained a shoulder injury last game but it is likely he will suit up against the Nets on Friday.
Justin Holiday MEM Doubtful (Acquired) BKN Home Holiday was recently acquired in a trade and it is unlikely he will be available against the Nets on Friday.
Miles Plumlee ATL Out (Knee) MIL Away Plumlee will not be available for Friday's matchup versus the Bucks as he is dealing with left knee pain.
Kent Bazemore ATL Out (Ankle) MIL Away Bazemore sustained a sprained right ankle and is expected to miss at least two weeks.
Taurean Prince ATL Out (Ankle) MIL 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.
Ersan Ilyasova MIL Probable (Nose) ATL Home Ilyasova has been out due to a broken nose but is likely to be available for Friday's game against the Hawks.
Sterling Brown MIL Probable (Ankle) ATL Home Brown is expected to suit up against the Hawks despite a sprained right ankle.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute LAC Out (Knee) PHO Away Mbah a Moute has been sidelined with a sore left knee but is expected to return to action before the middle of January.
Kristaps Porzingis NY Out (Knee) LAL 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.
Mitchell Robinson NY Questionable (Ankle) LAL Away Robinson has been out with a sprained left ankle and it is unknown if he will be able to return against the Lakers on Friday.
Rajon Rondo LAL Out (Finger) NY Home Rondo is recovering from right ring finger surgery and is expected to miss four weeks of action.
LeBron James LAL Out (Groin) NY Home James is sidelined with a strained left groin and is not expected to return until the middle of January.
Michael Beasley LAL Probable (Personal) NY Home Beasley was away from the team dealing with a personal matter but is expected to return against the Knicks on Friday.
Kyle Kuzma LAL Questionable (Back) NY Home Kuzma exited the last game with a back injury and it is unclear if he will play on Friday versus the Knicks.
Andre Roberson OKC Out (Knee) POR 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) POR Away Abrines is away from the team due to a personal matter and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.

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