March 24, 2020, 4:12 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid pledged to donate $500K to COVID-19 medical relief.
Embiid will also donate additional funds to help Sixers employees who are out of work in light of the franchise's salary reductions. Embiid has designated that the amount going to 76ers employees "is to be determined based upon who is affected." This is a fantastic gesture by Embiid.
Source: Romona Shelbourne on Twitter
March 21, 2020, 5:55 pmGlenn Robinson IIISG, Philadelphia Sixers
In a chat with Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Glenn Robinson III hinted that he'd be open to returning to the Warriors in free agency.
Robinson seemed to enjoy his time in Golden State, though that may also be because he was handed a career-high workload and subsequently posted career-best numbers. If he does return it will be as a bench player, and GR3 is likely to go hunting for the best contract and opportunity he can find on the market.
Source: The Athletic
March 19, 2020, 6:18 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
The Sixers announced on Thursday that three members within the organization have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The team didn't elaborate on who tested positive. With this news, the NBA now has 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus amongst players and those within the organization.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 10:31 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris scored 15 points on 5-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes on Wednesday.
Harris also shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the line to round out his stat line. It was a solid night for Harris despite the low field goal percentage and he was able to stay assertive even with Joel Embiid (shoulder) and Josh Richardson (concussion) both returning on Wednesday.
March 11, 2020, 10:27 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) returned on Wednesday and scored 30 points on 9-of-17 shooting with 14 rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in 27 minutes.
Embiid was dominant in his return and had an exciting head-to-head matchup with Christian Wood. Embiid also shot 10-of-12 from the free throw line to cap off his great return to action.
March 11, 2020, 10:23 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (concussion) returned on Wednesday and scored eight points on 2-of-6 shooting with two blocks in 30 minutes.
Richardson cleared the concussion protocol and returned to practice on Tuesday. He was rusty but still added two blocks.
March 11, 2020, 10:19 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford double-doubled with 20 points (8-of-11 from the field), 10 rebounds, six assists, four 3-pointers and two blocks in 29 minutes on Wednesday.
Joel Embiid (sprained left shoulder) returned tonight but Horford was still able to do his thing. He put together another well-rounded stat line and is a multi-category dynamo when he is at his best.
March 11, 2020, 5:24 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid will return to action on Wednesday vs. the Pistons after missing the last five games with a sprained left shoulder.
Embiid was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday and feels good enough to return to action on Wednesday. Embiid's return impacts the entire roster as the team will run the offense through their All-Star. Al Horford will likely suffer the biggest impact to his fantasy value but can still be rostered in standard leagues. Although Embiid might struggle in his first game back, he can be started across all formats as he has proven to be second-round value this year.
Source: Tom Moore on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 1:41 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (lower-back nerve impingement) will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
This bad news effectively rules Simmons out for the rest of the fantasy regular season in most leagues. Simmons has posted averages of 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 8.2 assists this campaign. It's full speed ahead for Shake Milton owners at this point.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 6:11 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson is no longer listed on the injury report and will be available to play against the Pistons on Wednesday.
Richardson should see added playmaking duties with Ben Simmons (out) dealing with a back injury. Shake Milton has balled out recently while Richardson, Simmons and Joel Embiid have been out, but is sure to see a hit to his value with Richardson and possibly Embiid returning for this one. Richardson ranks in the top-150 on the year but has the upside to be a top-75 value down the stretch.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 10, 2020, 5:50 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) is being listed as questionable to return for Wednesday's contest against the Pistons.
Embiid went through a full practice on Tuesday and is looking to make a return after missing the past couple of weeks. Al Horford is going to see a dent in his value as Embiid gets his feet back under him and resumes his normal high usage role.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 10, 2020, 2:08 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson has cleared the concussion protocol and returned to practice on Tuesday.
Richardson may return for Wednesday’s contest against the Pistons. With Ben Simmons (back) still out, Richardson will be looking at added opportunities to take on more of a facilitator role moving forward.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 2:04 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) returned to practice on Tuesday and may return to game action for Wednesday’s game against the Pistons.
Embiid has missed nearly two weeks since injuring his shoulder, but he’s getting close to a return. Keep an eye on his status as tip-off nears closers and be aware that Embiid’s return will have ripple effects throughout the rotation. Al Horford is likely to take the biggest hit when Embiid is back.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 11:23 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris scored 24 points on 10-of-23 shooting with four rebounds and four assists in a 118-114 loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Harris has carried the load offensively with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons sidelined. He's been a top-30 player over the past two weeks and is a top-50 player on the season. He will continue his hot streak until the Sixers get healthy and will settle into top-50 value when the regular starters return to the lineup.
March 7, 2020, 11:18 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford double-doubled with 22 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, one block and two triples in 36 minutes on Saturday.
Horford is thriving without Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in the lineup. He's a top-50 player over the past two weeks and should produce top-75 value until Embiid and Simmons return.