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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for March 8th, 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 March 8th, 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 March 8th, 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
J.J. Barea DAL Out (Achilles) ORL Away Barea had surgery to repair a torn right Achilles and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
Kristaps Porzingis DAL Out (Knee) ORL Away Porzingis is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and will not play this season.
Maximilian Kleber DAL Out (Knee) ORL Away Kleber sat out the last game with a left knee effusion and he will not participate in Friday's contest against the Magic.
Terrence Ross ORL Probable (Achilles) DAL Home Ross missed the previous game with a sore left Achilles but it is likely he will draw back into the lineup against the Mavericks on Friday.
Timofey Mozgov ORL Out (Knee) DAL Home Mozgov is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. There is no timetable for return.
Markelle Fultz ORL Out (Shoulder) DAL Home Fultz has been diagnosed with Thoracic outlet syndrome in his shooting shoulder and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Isaiah Briscoe ORL Questionable (Knee) DAL Home Briscoe is bothered by a sore right knee and it is unknown if he will play against the Mavericks on Friday.
Mohamed Bamba ORL Out (Leg) DAL Home Bamba is recovering from a procedure to correct a stress fracture in his left tibia and is in jeopardy of missing the remainder of the season.
John Wall WAS Out (Achilles) CHA Away Wall ruptured his Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
Dwight Howard WAS Out (Back) CHA Away Howard had surgery performed on his lower back to relieve pain shooting down to his gluteal muscles and is dealing with a hamstring injury. He is expected to be held out of the lineup until the middle of March.
Bismack Biyombo CHA Out (Knee) WAS Home Biyombo is dealing with a left knee sprain and will not play against the Wizards on Friday.
Fred Vanvleet TOR Out (Thumb) NO Away VanVleet is expected to miss up to five weeks from surgery to correct a partial ligament tear in his left thumb.
Jrue Holiday NO Out (Abdominal) TOR Home Holiday sustained a lower-abdominal strain and is expected to miss at least seven to 10 days.
E'Twaun Moore NO Out (Quadricep) TOR Home Moore is sidelined due to a left quadriceps contusion and will be re-evaluated in seven-to-10 days.
Jason Smith NO Out (Knee) TOR Home Smith is sidelined with a sore left knee and it is uncertain how much time he will be forced to miss.
Jahlil Okafor NO Questionable (Ankle) TOR Home Okafor is hampered by a right ankle sprain and his availability against the Raptors on Friday is unclear.
Trevon Bluiett NO Out (Thumb) TOR Home Bluiett will miss an extended period of time after having right thumb surgery.
Zaza Pachulia DET Questionable (Achilles) CHI Away Pachulia was held out of the previous game with right Achilles inflammation and it is undetermined if he will suit up against the Bulls on Friday.
Jon Leuer DET Probable (Knee) CHI Away Leuer was absent from the lineup during the last game due to a right knee effusion but it is not expected to impede his status for Friday's matchup against the Bulls.
Luke Kennard DET Probable (Foot) CHI Away Kennard is expected to play Friday against the Bulls despite soreness in his right foot.
Denzel Valentine CHI Out (Ankle) DET Home Valentine is expected to miss the remainder of the season after having reconstruction surgery on his left ankle.
Wendell Carter Jr. CHI Out (Thumb) DET Home Carter Jr. had surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and is likely to miss 8-12 weeks.
Chandler Hutchison CHI Out (Toe) DET Home Hutchison is sidelined with an acute injury to a sesamoid bone his right foot and is expected to be absent from the lineup until at least the middle of March.
Joel Embiid PHI Out (Knee) HOU Away Embiid has been held out of the lineup due to left knee soreness and will not return to action against the Rockets on Friday.
Boban Marjanovic PHI Out (Knee) HOU Away Marjanovic has been diagnosed with a bone bruise and a mild sprain in his right knee and is likely to be sidelined until the middle of March.
Ben Simmons PHI Probable (Stomach) HOU Away Simmons is dealing with gastrointeritis but is expected to play against the Rockets on Friday.
Furkan Korkmaz PHI Out (Knee) HOU Away Korkmaz had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to miss at least four weeks.
Zhaire Smith PHI Out (Foot) HOU Away Smith suffered a Jones fracture to his left foot and had surgery to repair the ailment. It is not anticipated that he will return during the remainder of the season.
Shake Milton PHI Out (Finger) HOU Away Milton is likely to be held out of action until at least the middle of March after having surgery to repair a broken finger.
Iman Shumpert HOU Probable (Calf) PHI Home Shumpert has sat out the past three games with a sore right calf but he is expected to suit up for Friday's clash with the 76ers.
Kenneth Faried HOU Out (Groin) PHI Home Faried has been held out of the previous three games due to a left adductor strain and will not take the court Friday against the 76ers or Sunday versus the Mavericks.
John Henson CLE Out (Wrist) MIA Away Henson is recovering from wrist surgery to repair a torn ligament and is expected to sit out until at least the middle of March.
J.R. Smith CLE Out (Personal) MIA Away Smith is expected to sit out the remainder of the season as team management have no plans to insert him in the lineup for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign.
Tristan Thompson CLE Out (Foot) MIA Away Thompson is sidelined due to left foot soreness and there is no timetable for return.
Matthew Dellavedova CLE Out (Concussion) MIA Away Dellavedova has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Heat due to a concussion.
Ante Zizic CLE Probable (Concussion) MIA Away Zizic has been absent from the lineup during the last two games but is likely to play in Friday's clash against the Heat.
James Johnson MIA Out (Shoulder) CLE Home Johnson is sidelined due to a slight left AC sprain in his shoulder and there is no timetable for return.
Goran Dragic MIA Probable (Calf) CLE Home Dragic has missed the past three games with a left calf strain but is expected to take the court Friday against the Cavaliers.
Ekpe Udoh UTA Probable (Back) MEM Away Udoh sat out the previous game with back spasms but is expected to be available against the Grizzlies on Friday.
Ricky Rubio UTA Out (Hip) MEM Away Rubio will not play Friday against the Grizzlies due to tightness in his left hip.
Dante Exum UTA Out (Ankle) MEM Away Exum suffered a left ankle sprain and is likely to stay on the shelf until the middle of March.
Raul Neto UTA Out (Hamstring) MEM Away Neto has been absent from the lineup during the last four games with left hamstring tightness and will not participate in Friday's contest against the Grizzlies.
Tony Bradley UTA Out (Knee) MEM Away Bradley had minor surgery to repair his right knee and will miss an extended length of game action.
Justin Holiday MEM Probable (Neck) UTA Home Holiday is likely to play Friday against the Jazz despite neck soreness.
Avery Bradley MEM Probable (Ankle) UTA Home Bradley is projected to suit up against the Jazz on Friday despite soreness in his left ankle.
Kyle Anderson MEM Out (Shoulder) UTA Home Anderson is sidelined with right shoulder soreness and has been shut down for at least an additional two weeks.
Dillon Brooks MEM Out (Toe) UTA Home Brooks is expected to miss the rest of the season due to surgery for an injured right big toe.
Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM Out (Thigh) UTA Home Jackson Jr. is sidelined with a deep right thigh contusion and there is no definitive timetable for return.
Trey Lyles DEN Out (Hamstring) GS Away Lyles is sidelined with a left hamstring strain and it is undetermined how long he will be out of action.
Michael Porter Jr. DEN Out (Back) GS Away Porter Jr. is recovering from offseason back surgery to repair a herniated disc and will miss an undetermined length of time.
Klay Thompson GS Probable (Knee) DEN Home Thompson has sat out the past two games with a sore right knee but is projected to return to action against the Nuggets on Friday.
Shaun Livingston GS Probable (Neck) DEN Home Livingston was held out of the last game with neck spasms but it is expected he will suit up Friday against the Nuggets.
Kevon Looney GS Probable (Pelvis) DEN Home Looney has missed the previous two games due to a right pelvic strain but is likely to be in Friday's lineup against the Nuggets.
Damian Jones GS Out (Pectoral) DEN Home Jones is recovering from surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle and is expected to be sidelined until sometime in May.
Andre Roberson OKC Out (Knee) LAC Away Roberson is recovering from offseason knee surgery and is also suffering from a small avulsion in his left knee. He is without a timetable for return.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute LAC Out (Knee) OKC Home Mbah a Moute has been sidelined with a sore left knee and will not return to action against the Thunder on Friday.
Wilson Chandler LAC Probable (Quadricep) OKC Home Chandler is sidelined due to a right quadriceps strain but is expected he will return against the Thunder on Friday.
Dairis Bertans NO Out (Personal) TOR Home Bertans sat out his second-straight game due to a personal matter and will not make his team debut Friday against the Raptors.
Andrew Bogut GS Out (Personal) DEN Home Bogut is tending to a personal matter and will not be available against the Nuggets on Friday.

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