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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for January 5th, 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 5th, 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 5th, 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
Cody Zeller CHA Out (Hand) DEN Away Zeller sustained a fractured right hand and will miss six-to-eight weeks.
Jeremy Lamb CHA Out (Hamstring) DEN Away Lamb sat out the previous game due to a strained right hamstring and will not suit up against the Nuggets on Saturday.
Malik Monk CHA Probable (Ankle) DEN Away Monk is dealing with an ankle injury but is expected to be available for Saturday's contest versus the Nuggets.
Isaiah Thomas DEN Out (Hip) CHA Home 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) CHA 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) CHA 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) CHA Home Vanderbilt is recuperating from right foot surgery and there is no timetable for return.
Grayson Allen UTA Out (Ankle) DET Away Allen is sidelined with a sprained right ankle and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.
Zaza Pachulia DET Out (Leg) UTA Home Pachulia sat out the last two games due to a right lower-leg contusion and will not suit up against the Jazz on Saturday.
Ish Smith DET Out (Groin) UTA Home Smith is sidelined with a right adductor muscle tear and is expected to miss three-to-six weeks.
Stanley Johnson DET Probable (Quadricep) UTA Home Johnson is dealing with a left quad contusion but is likely to take the court against the Jazz on Saturday.
Henry Ellenson DET Out (Ankle) UTA Home Ellenson is sidelined with a left ankle sprain and is expected to be held out of action until at least the middle of January.
Dirk Nowitzki DAL Questionable (Rest) PHI Away Nowitzki may receive a day of rest and his status for Saturday's game against the 76ers is in question.
J.J. Barea DAL Out (Ankle) PHI Away Barea is dealing with soreness in his left ankle and will not take the court against the 76ers on Saturday.
Devin Harris DAL Out (Back) PHI Away Harris is hampered by lower-back tightness and will not be available for Saturday's game versus the 76ers.
Jimmy Butler PHI Out (Illness) DAL Home Butler sat out the previous game due to an upper respiratory infection and will not suit up against the Mavericks on Saturday.
Wilson Chandler PHI Out (Illness) DAL Home Chandler missed the last game dealing an upper-respiratory infection and will not play Saturday against the Mavericks.
Markelle Fultz PHI Out (Shoulder) DAL Home 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) DAL Home Patton is recovering from multiple right foot surgeries and will miss an extended period of game action.
Zhaire Smith PHI Out (Foot) DAL 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.
Nikola Mirotic NO Out (Ankle) CLE Away Mirotic is sidelined with right ankle soreness and there is no timetable for return.
John Henson CLE Out (Wrist) NO 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) NO 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) NO Home Smith is dealing with a personal matter and there is no definitive timetable set for his return.
Matthew Dellavedova CLE Out (Foot) NO Home Dellavedova sat out the last game with a sprained left foot and will not take the court against the Pelicans on Saturday.
Rodney Hood CLE Questionable (Achilles) NO Home Hood is suffering from soreness in his left Achilles and his status for Saturday's game against the Pelicans is in question.
Ante Zizic CLE Out (Knee) NO Home Zizic is experiencing soreness in his right knee and has sat out the last four games. He will not return Saturday versus the Pelicans.
David Nwaba CLE Out (Ankle) NO Home Nwaba is sidelined with a left ankle sprain and it is unknown how much time he will miss.
Jonas Valanciunas TOR Out (Thumb) MIL Away Valanciunas is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb and is three-to-four weeks away from returning.
Kyle Lowry TOR Doubtful (Back) MIL Away Lowry is receiving anti-inflammatory injections for lower-back pain and his availability for Saturday's matchup with the Bucks is unlikely.
Sterling Brown MIL Questionable (Ankle) TOR Home Brown missed the last game with a sprained right ankle and it is unknown if he will play against the Raptors on Saturday.
Chandler Parsons MEM Out (Knee) SA Away Parsons is battling right knee soreness and is expected to be out until at least the middle of January.
Marc Gasol MEM Questionable (Hamstring) SA Away Gasol has a hamstring injury and it is unknown if he will take the court on Saturday against the Spurs.
Mike Conley MEM Probable (Shoulder) SA Away Conley is nursing a left shoulder injury but is expected to play against the Spurs on Saturday.
Dejounte Murray SA Out (Knee) MEM Home Murray tore the ACL in his right knee and is expected to miss the 2018-19 season.
Justin Holiday MEM Probable (Acquired) SA Away Holiday was recently acquired in a trade but it is likely he will be available against the Spurs on Saturday.
Eric Gordon HOU Out (Knee) POR Away Gordon was held out of the last two games with a contused right knee and will not suit up for Saturday's meeting with the Trail Blazers.
Chris Paul HOU Out (Hamstring) POR Away Paul suffered a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and is expected to need two-to-four weeks to heal.
Austin Rivers HOU Probable (Neck) POR Away Rivers sustained a neck injury last game but is expected to be available for Saturday's contest versus the Trail Blazers.
Carmelo Anthony HOU Out (Coach's Decision) POR Away Anthony is away from the team while the head office determines his future with the organization.
Maurice Harkless POR Questionable (Rest) HOU Home Harkless may not participate in Saturday's game against the Rockets as he is likely to be given a day of rest.
DeMarcus Cousins GS Out (Achilles) SAC Away 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) SAC 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.
Marvin Bagley SAC Doubtful (Knee) GS Home Bagley III is suffering from a left knee bone bruise and is unlikely to suit up against the Warriors on Saturday.

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