February 24, 2020, 9:58 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz kept his hot streak going on Monday, hitting three triples en route to 15 points (3-of-8 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs) with six rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Korkmaz has been solid lately, providing an offensive spark off the bench for the Sixers. Over the last week, he's managed to provide value inside of the top-150 thanks mainly to his 2.0 3s per game. He's a points-and-3s streamer in standard leagues now thanks to his recent play.
February 24, 2020, 9:50 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford returned to the starting lineup on Monday but didn't have much to show for it, mustering a quiet seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds, five dimes, one 3-pointer and one block in 31 minutes.
It's already been established that Horford is not a good fit when sharing the paint with Joel Embiid, who went berserk tonight. Still, Horford's diverse stat line should keep him in the standard-league conversation, especially with Ben Simmons (back) still out.
February 24, 2020, 9:45 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton started for an injured Ben Simmons (back) on Monday and was able to do a bit of everything in his 26 minutes on the floor, tallying seven points (3-of-7 shooting), five rebounds, six assists, one trey, one steal and one block.
Milton may not be a must-add in standard leagues just yet, but this across-the-board production is something that could prove useful to teams in leagues 14-team or deeper.
February 24, 2020, 9:39 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid took full command of the Sixers' offense in an impressive 129-112 win over the Hawks on Monday, exploding for 49 points (career-high) on 17-of-24 shooting from the field and 14-of-15 at the line.
Embiid had himself a night to remember as the Sixers adjusted to the absence of Ben Simmons (back). Embiid added 14 rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists, three steals and one block to the stat sheet. As the unquestionable Alpha tonight, Embiid feasted and shared the kill for a much-needed win. Expect top-5 caliber games from him while Simmons remains sidelined.
February 24, 2020, 6:53 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford will start for the Sixers on Monday.
Ben Simmons is sidelined and Horford will stay in the lineup for now. Even if he's the team's Sixth Man in the long term, Horford provides value in a number of categories. Shake Milton will also start against the Hawks.
Source: Serena Winters on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 6:09 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Ben Simmons' back injury is more than a day-to-day issue.
Tobias Harris will be counted on a lot with Simmons sidelined, while Alec Burks will see a larger than usual role. For now, it's unknown exactly how much time Simmons will miss.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 5:27 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris (right knee contusion) will be available for Monday's game.
Harris was considered doubtful not long ago, so this is great news for his owners. He has posted two double-doubles in his last three appearances. With Ben Simmons injured, Harris could have a very nice evening against the Hawks.
Source: Tom Moore on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 12:09 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris (knee) will be a game-time decision on Monday night.
Harris was initially listed as doubtful but has been upgraded to questionable. This is going to hurt the short-term stocks of Glenn Robinson III and Mike Scott for deep-league GMs, as it sounds like Harris might not miss too much time. With Ben Simmons already out, there should be lots of usage available, so hopefully Harris can gut it out against the Hawks.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 5:36 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris (knee) is being listed as doubtful for the Sixers' clash with the Hawks on Monday.
The Sixers really need him out there with Simmons out, so this comes as a disappointment for Philly fans. Joel Embiid will shoulder all the offensive load on Monday while every other player on the Sixers gets an upgrade for that contest.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 23, 2020, 2:18 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (back) will not play vs. the Hawks on Monday and will continue to undergo testing in Philadelphia.
Simmons had an MRI on Saturday night and it seems as though things weren't as good as the 76ers would've hoped. Stay tuned for updates regarding the situation but Alex Burks, Furkan Korkmaz, Raul Neto and or course, Joel Embiid, have the most to gain from this.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 11:45 amBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons is scheduled for an MRI on his back after leaving Saturday's game.
Simmons lasted just five minutes in Saturday's game after missing Thursday's contest, and was reportedly emotional after leaving the X-ray room in Milwaukee. The Sixers have some level of concern over this problem, but fantasy GMs will just have to sit tight and hope for the best. Alec Burks, Furkan Korkmaz and Raul Neto are the most likely beneficiaries if Simmons has to miss time but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.
February 23, 2020, 3:04 amShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton saw some extra run on Saturday with Ben Simmons going down, erupting for 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including five triples and two assists.
It was a one-dimensional game from Milton but it was good enough for boost in points, threes and FG tonight. Keep an eye on him as a potential add if Simmons misses multiple games.
February 23, 2020, 2:59 amFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz had himself a productive Saturday night in a loss to the Bucks with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting with five rebounds, three treys and one assist.
Ben Simmons’ back right ended up on him tonight and Korkmaz was one of the direct beneficiaries. Korkmaz has been too erratic to trust this season but could be worth a speculative add if Simmons misses more time.
February 23, 2020, 2:54 amJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid made just 5-of-18 shots from the field and 6-of-7 from the line for 17 points and 11 rebounds with one steal and one block in a loss to the Bucks on Saturday.
Embiid has not had a good history playing a against the Bucks, so chalk up this off night to that factor if you want. Embiid is coming off a solid game, so a bounce-back outing should be just around the corner.
February 22, 2020, 9:12 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (back) has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game.
Raul Neto will be the biggest beneficiary of Simmons' absence, but is only good for low-end value. Josh Richardson should be able to improve on his playmaking skills in this one as well.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter