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76ers' Joel Embiid: Questionable against Spurs
Embiid is questionable for Friday's game versus San Antonio due to left foot soreness.
Embiid has received questionable tags before being upgraded to available in his last four games due to a nagging foot injury. If he's unable to suit up Friday, Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed will likely receive extended minutes.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Tyrese Maxey: Quiet in win over Orlando
Maxey finished with 10 points (2-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), one rebound, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 105-94 victory over the Magic.
While the Sixers avenged their loss to the Magic on Monday, Maxey had another quiet outing, despite seeing 31 minutes of action. The 2020 first-rounder hit just 2-of-11 shots and did not provide fantasy managers with much in terms of non-scoring stats. Over his last three games, Maxey has totaled only 31 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one steal. Prior to that three-game sample, Maxey had averaged 21.5 points and 3.3 assists in his previous 10 games (Jan. 6 to Jan. 25).... See More ... See Less
76ers' De'Anthony Melton: Struggles vs. Magic
Melton finished with three points (1-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and three rebounds in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 105-94 victory over Orlando.
Melton is hit-or-miss offensively, especially with the 76ers healthy in the backcourt, but Wednesday's effort was especially poor. His lack of assists or defensive stats compounded the issue, making the performance one of his worst of the season. There's no reason for fantasy managers to panic, as this is the first time since Jan. 12 that Melton has failed to record a steal or block. The guard will have a chance to bounce back against a soft opponent in the Spurs on Friday.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Double-double against Magic
Embiid finished with 28 points (9-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 10-10 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and one block in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 105-94 victory over Orlando.
Despite a lingering foot issue, Embiid has reeled off four straight double-doubles, scoring more than 25 points in each contest. Over his last 10 games, the All-Star center is averaging 33.5 points, 10.7 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.4 threes and 0.9 steals.... See More ... See Less
76ers' James Harden: Just misses triple-double Wednesday
Harden racked up 26 points (7-13 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 10 assists, nine rebounds and one steal in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 105-94 win over the Magic.
The 26 points were Harden's highest total since he poured in 31 against the Jazz on Jan. 14, while he fell one board shy of his fifth triple-double of the season. While his scoring has taken a dip lately, Harden's dished double-digit assists in nine of his last 12 games, averaging 19.8 points, 11.3 assists, 7.2 rebounds and 3.3 threes over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Will play Wednesday
Embiid (foot) will play Wednesday versus the Magic, Justin Grasso of SI.com reports.
Embiid will continue to push through the pain with his foot issue, but he should see his usual minutes Wednesday, and he'll draw a favorable matchup against the Magic. This month, the center is averaging 34.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals across 33.2 minutes.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Iffy for Wednesday's contest
Embiid is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Magic due to left foot soreness.
Embiid continues to deal with left foot soreness and is listed as questionable for a fifth straight game. However, he's suited up in each of Philadelphia's previous three contests after sitting out a Jan. 21 win over the Kings due to the issue. Over nine appearances since returning from a three-game absence, the MVP candidate is averaging 34.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals in 32.9 minutes per contest. If he's held out again Wednesday, Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed would be candidates for increased roles.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Matisse Thybulle: Shines in limited minutes
Thybulle finished with 10 points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, two steals and one rebound in 11 minutes off the bench in Monday's 119-109 loss to the Magic.
Despite playing less than 13 minutes in each of the past three contests, Thybulle has produced at least two steals in all of those games and 10-point outings on two occasions. Even for a defensive standout like Thybulle, maintaining that sort of steals production in that sort of limited playing time isn't sustainable, and his track record suggests that the modest scoring outputs may be even more difficult to uphold. Unless the 76ers decide to clear the way for Thybulle to play north of 20 minutes per game, he won't be someone who warrants much attention outside of deeper leagues.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Jaden Springer: Assigned to G League
Philadelphia assigned Springer to the G League's Delaware Blue Coats on Tuesday, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Springer didn't make any appearances during his recent stint with the NBA squad, but he'll presumably get extended playing time while in the G League. Across 12 appearances with Delaware, the 20-year-old is averaging 17.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.5 steals in 27.8 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
76ers' P.J. Tucker: No offensive contribution in loss
Tucker logged zero points (0-1 FG), four rebounds, two assists and one block over 28 minutes during Monday's 119-109 loss to the Magic.
The 37-year-old remains a throwback, as there aren't many players in the modern NBA who can hang onto a starting role without supplying any offense. Tucker has incredibly scored zero points in three of his last five games and hasn't reached double digits since Halloween, a stretch of 39 straight games. His lack of an impact in the box score hasn't exactly hurt the Sixers, however -- they have the fourth-best record in the league and sit three games back of the Celtics for the top spot in the Eastern Conference -- so the team may not feel much urgency at the trade deadline to find an upgrade.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Tobias Harris: Solid showing in loss
Harris logged 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one assist over 33 minutes during Monday's 119-109 loss to the Magic.
The veteran forward remains a rock-solid complementary player on the Sixers' roster. Harris has scored in double digits in 12 straight games but has reached 20 points only twice in that span, averaging 16.0 points, 6.1 boards, 2.4 assists and 1.3 threes while shooting 52.3 percent from the floor.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Another big double-double
Embiid (foot) finished with 30 points (11-20 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-11 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals over 33 minutes during Monday's 119-109 loss to the Magic.
It's the ninth time through 10 games in January that Embiid has scored at least 30 points, and his low-water mark on the month is a mere 26. The MVP candidate also has three straight double-doubles to give him 23 on the season, and in those 10 games to begin 2023, Embiid is averaging 34.9 points, 10.7 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.6 threes, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals while shooting 54.9 percent from the floor, 42.1 percent from three-point range and 86.1 percent from the free-throw line.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Suiting up Monday
Embiid (foot) is starting Monday's contest against the Magic.
After being viewed as a game-time decision, Embiid will officially suit up Monday against the Magic. The 28-year-old center is averaging 36.2 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 blocks across 35.0 minutes over his past five showings.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Will be game-time decision
Embiid (foot) participated in the 76ers' morning shootaround but remains questionable for Monday's contest against the Magic, and his official availability won't be known until he goes through pregame warmups, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports.
Embiid has missed four contests in January due to left foot soreness and is listed as questionable for a third straight game. Despite the injury designations, the MVP candidate ultimately suited up in Philadelphia's past two contests and posted double-doubles in each of those appearances, including a ridiculous 47-point, 18-rebound performance in a win over the Nuggets on Saturday. The lingering issue isn't believed to be a major concern, but the 76ers will presumably continue playing it cautiously with Embiid, who could get occasional days off to manage his workload. Official word on Embiid's status for Monday's game should arrive closer to the 7 p.m. ET opening tip.... See More ... See Less