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
February 22, 2020, 8:55 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons appeared to tweak his back in Saturday's game and headed to the locker room.
Simmons, who missed a game with back tightness could have come back too soon and the contact he took after drawing a foul may have caused it to tighten up.
Source: Tim Bontempt on Twitter
February 22, 2020, 12:26 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (back tightness) will be available for Saturday's game against the Bucks.
Simmons missed Thursday's game and Sixers gave starts to both Glenn Robinson III and Raul Neto. With Simmons back and Al Horford now officially with the second unit, it is unclear whether it will be Robinson or Neto who will stick with the starters of the Sixers go back to Furkan Korkmaz. In any case, coach Brett Brown said he does not want to commit to a single starting unit. If even if Korkmaz, Robinson or Neto can win the final starting position outright, it is unlikely any of them can carve out standard league value with the scoring and depth the Sixers possess.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 1:40 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (back) is probable to face the Bucks on Saturday.
Simmons was a late scratch on Thursday but it doesn't appear as though this back problem is serious. His return to the court will bump Raul Neto back to obscurity.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 11:55 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris put up a solid double-double in Thursday's win over the Nets, posting 22 points, 12 boards and six assists in a game-high 46 minutes.
Harris has managed to keep his high-volume role despite all the shuffling we've seen from the Sixers since the trading deadline. We know what Harris is at this point and it should be just fine as a mid-round asset going forward.
February 20, 2020, 11:52 pmAlec BurksSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Alec Burks finally got some extended run for the Sixers in an overtime win over the Nets on Thursday, playing 30 minutes and scoring 19 points.
This was the reason to hold on to Burks in deep leagues despite a clear downgrade in his deployment on a deep, confusing rotation. This doesn't mean Burks will get this run every night, but he's too tough to trust in most leagues.
February 20, 2020, 11:50 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson struggled in 39 minutes of action on Thursday, finishing with just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting, but he did add seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and a blocked shot.
Richardson didn't come out of the break strong and we'll see if this is just a blip in the radar as the Sixers try to make a lot of pieces fit together. Al Horford came off the bench again as expected but only played 19 minutes despite the free basketball, scoring six points to go with three rebounds and three defensive counters. Richardson and Horford have both had disappointing numbers as the Sixers shuffle these pieces around and may not bounce back to their expected value down the stretch.