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Damian Lillard, Bam Adebayo, LeBron James headline NBA injury report for Thursday, January 12

We take a look at the NBA injury report for Thursday, January 12 and break down all the latest news for fantasy basketball.

Portland Trail Blazers v Toronto Raptors
Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers fixes his arm sleeve during the first half of their NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on January 8, 2023 in Toronto, Canada.
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We’ve got six games on Thursday’s slate in the NBA, anchored by a doubleheader on TNT. Here’s a look at the day’s injury report, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.

NBA Injury Report: January 12

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid (foot) - available

At the moment, Embiid is not on the injury report. He looks to be good to go against the Thunder Thursday.

Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets

Marcus Smart (knee) - available
Robert Williams (injury management) - available
Jaylen Brown (groin) - OUT, could miss a week or two
Al Horford (rest) - OUT

Update - Brown has been ruled out. This is not exactly a day-to-day issue for Brown, as interim coach Joe Mazzulla says he could miss a week or two.

Update - Smart and Williams aren’t on the injury report, so they’re both in for Boston.

Update - Horford will sit, while Brown is now questionable. Griffin might actually have a ton of value as a DFS play if Williams can’t suit up. Jayson Tatum and Brogdon would benefit from Brown’s absence.

Neither guy played Wednesday, although Williams seems likely to suit up here given the category of his injury. If he plays, Blake Griffin loses some juice in DFS lineups. If Smart sits, Malcolm Brogdon and Derrick White are once again good to target as value plays.

Nic Claxton (shoulder) - available

Update - Claxton is in for Brooklyn.

Claxton should be in for Brooklyn.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat

Khris Middleton (knee) - OUT
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) - OUT
Jrue Holiday (injury management) - available
Joe Ingles (injury management) - OUT
Grayson Allen (ankle) - OUT

Update - Holiday is in and will start for the Bucks.

Update - Antetokounmpo is out, while Ingles and Allen have also been ruled out. It appears Holiday will play but he could be a late scratch.

We’ll see how the Bucks handle Antetokounmpo and Holiday on the second night of a back-to-back.

Bam Adebayo (wrist) - available
Tyler Herro (Achilles) - OUT
Kyle Lowry (knee) - OUT

Update - Adebayo is in for the Heat.

Gabe Vincent and Max Strus gain value with Lowry and Herro out. Adebayo is set to return after missing the team’s last game.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors

Gordon Hayward (hamstring) - OUT

Update - Hayward, as expected, is out for Charlotte.

Hayward remains unlikely to play, so Jalen McDaniels keeps gaining value in DFS formats.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Dwight Powell (hip) - available

Update - Powell is in for Dallas.

If Powell can’t go, JaVale McGee and Christian Wood are in line for more minutes in the frontcourt.

LeBron James (ankle) - available

Update - As expected, James is in for LA.

As long as James is in, the Lakers have a chance to win any game.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Jarrett Allen (illness) - available

Update - Allen is in for Cleveland.

Allen abruptly left Tuesday with an illness. If he sits this one out, Evan Mobley and Kevin Love will play more minutes at center.

Damian Lillard (ankle) - available

Update - Lillard is in for Portland.

If Lillard sits, Anfernee Simons and Shaedon Sharpe will headline Portland’s backcourt.