March 4, 2020, 1:06 amMike ScottPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Mike Scott started on Tuesday and hit four 3-pointers as part of a 12-point, 8-rebound, two-assist, one-steal performance in 36 minutes vs. the Lakers.
With the Sixers missing three starters due to injury, Scott got the start on Tuesday. While the Sixers are short-handed, Scott could make a good 3-point streamer.
March 2, 2020, 5:56 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (concussion) will not play during Tuesday's game.
Richardson suffered the injury on Sunday and was placed into concussion protocol. Shake Milton has been white hot recently, and this news should boost his playing time for now.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
March 1, 2020, 8:28 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton was a monster against the Clippers on Sunday, putting up 39 points (14-of-20 FG, 4-of-5 FT), seven 3-pointers, five assists, three rebounds and one steal.
Milton remains an excellent pickup in the wake of Ben Simmons' injury in Philadelphia, and this was his best performance yet. It's even more impressive doing this against the Clippers elite flock of defenders. He received a huge 39 minutes on Sunday and is looking like a gamechanger that may force his way into a larger role whenever Simmons is able to return. Congrats on picking him up if you were able to snag him.
March 1, 2020, 8:08 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris had a successful day against his former squad on Sunday, going for 25 points (11-of-21 FG), three 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists and one steal against the Clippers.
Harris received a whopping 41 minutes and held up pretty well against one of the top perimeter defenses. He will have the green light with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid out of the lineup, which means he could have some early-round lines for the next couple of weeks. He should have a scoring boost at minimum.
March 1, 2020, 8:02 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford did everything for the Sixers vs. the Clippers on Sunday, accounting for 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.
That's a lot of production in 29 minutes of floortime. Horford is going to be much better while Joel Embiid is out for the next week at a minimum. He is a lock for mid-round value under these circumstances and could be even better than that. Mike Scott was also strong off the bench with 11 points, six boards, three assists, three 3-pointers, two steals and one block. Scott won't be this amazing most nights, but he is going to be a useful 3-point specialist while he receives minutes in the mid-20s off the bench.
March 1, 2020, 7:52 pmAlec BurksSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Alec Burks put together 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers against the Clippers on Sunday.
Burks saw an increase in opportunities after Josh Richardson departed with a head injury. The Sixers are so thin that Burks may carry some late-round value as the team is desperate for offense. He received over 25 minutes on Sunday. Glenn Robinson III only received 13 minutes on Sunday and is looking like an option for only the deepest of leagues with such a limited role.
March 1, 2020, 6:24 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol.
Richardson left Sunday's game with a nose contusion, which seemed flimsy considering he left after banging heads with Alec Burks. Shake Milton, Furkan Korkmaz and Matisse Thybulle will get extra run on the wings while Richardson is sidelined.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
March 1, 2020, 4:44 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (nose contusion) will not return to Sunday's game.
Richardson's day will end with nine points, an assist and a 3-pointer in just 10 minutes of action. Shake Milton has been on a nice roll and both Furkan Korkmaz and Matisse Thybulle should get some more run off the bench, but this is a big blow for a Sixers team already missing their two stars. Hopefully Richardson isn't out long, as he had a great opportunity to get his fantasy season back on track with Philly shorthanded.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
March 1, 2020, 4:15 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson immediately went to the locker room during the second quarter on Sunday after he knocked heads with Alec Burks.
The Sixers are already light on ball-handling and shooting, so hopefully Richardson isn't dealing with a concussion. We'll keep you posted.
February 27, 2020, 9:50 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson came on late in the game to finish with an acceptable line in 34 minutes, scoring 11 points, grabbing seven boards and putting up three defensive stats on Thursday.
We still don't like the inefficiency (5-of-13) and lack of scoring and shooting for a team that's going to need more against better competition. Furkan Korkmaz matched Richardson's 11 points in just 26 minutes, but didn't add much else. We'll see which one of the ancillary pieces in the Sixers' rotation really gets it going while they're shorthanded.
February 27, 2020, 9:46 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton went off again on Thursday with 19 points (6-of-7 from the floor), five triples, four assists and two blocked shots in 32 minutes.
Milton showed again why he should be a hot pickup with Ben Simmons out. Simmons will be out for at least two weeks, and Milton looks like he's grabbing hold of this job. He should be a good source of triples, if nothing else.
February 27, 2020, 9:36 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford had a nice game against the Knicks on Thursday, finishing with 15 points, seven rebounds, nine assists and four triples in 34 minutes.
Horford's fantasy outlook has really gotten a shot in the shoulder due to Joel Embiid's unfortunate shoulder injury. Horford is going to have to be reliable and aggressive offensively to give the Sixers even a sliver of what Embiid did for this team as a scorer. That in itself should pull Horford back towards top-50 value.
February 27, 2020, 9:31 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris picked up the slack and led the way for the Sixers with 34 points, seven boards, seven assists and two defensive counters on Thursday night.
Harris shot a fantastic 14-of-21 from the floor and led from the front for the Sixers without their two best players. The Sixers are going to need this output on a regular basis if they are going to keep pace in the middle of the Eastern playoff race.
February 27, 2020, 9:26 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) didn't show significant structural damage in his shoulder and will be re-evaluated in one week.
This means Embiid will miss at least the next week of action and the probable best-case scenario is that he returns next Saturday against the Warriors. We're getting right up to the fantasy playoffs and for those in head-to-head leagues, it might be a close call. Until then, Al Horford should continue to start.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 12:43 pmNorvel PelleC, Philadelphia Sixers
Norvel Pelle (illness) will return to the lineup on Thursday night.
Pelle could be looking at some decent minutes with Joel Embiid sidelined, and he's a worthwhile target if you're hunting for blocks. He could become a viable add in standard leagues depending on how much time Embiid misses with his sprained shoulder, though Pelle only figures to produce value in one category. He's averaging 1.5 blocks in just 10.0 mpg on the year.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter