Joel Embiid

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  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris scored 15 point sin Saturday's win over the Knicks, finishing with eight rebounds and three assists.

    In a ho-hum game, Harris was still able to contribute some points and boards. He did not register any defensive stats, but did connect four from downrange. With Joel Embiid out with injury, Harris should be the Sixers primary scorer. Look for him to rebound in the next one.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (torn ligament, left hand) has been cleared for non-contact and conditioning drills.

    Embiid suffered a dislocation of his left ring finger that also resulted in a torn ligament, and he underwent surgery on January 10. He was expected to be reevaluated in 1-2 weeks, which lines up with what we're seeing here. Embiid might be able to return some time next week, as his clearance so soon after the procedure is a great sign. Mike Scott should continue to start while Norvel Pelle is a solid deep-league option for blocks with Embiid out.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson led the way for the Sixers in a win over the Celtics, finishing with 29 points and seven assists on Thursday night.

    Richardson was perfect from the line and made nine of his 16 shots. He's going to need to continue this run in the absence of Joel Embiid for the next couple weeks, so expect some more big lines on the way.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid will have surgery on Friday to address a torn ligament in his left hand and will be re-evaluated in 1-2 weeks.

    This is unfortunate news for the All-Star and it also illustrates his toughness for being able to play through the injury on Tuesday. Al Horford, Kyle O'Quinn and Mike Scott could all see their values increase for as long as Embiid remains out.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left hand.

    It is unclear how much time Embiid will miss as a result of this news as he did come back into game in which he injured himself. Continue to monitor as more news will come as far as his timetable. Embiid was already ruled out of Thursday's game and the Sixers won't play again until Saturday vs. the Mavs.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (fractured left ring finger) will miss Thursday's game.

    Al Horford and Kyle O'Quinn should see a boost in value for the short term. Meanwhile, Embiid will be seeing a specialist to determine his next steps. Embiid is one of the very best players in fantasy and the Sixers are rightly being cautious with this injury.

    Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid did not practice with the team on Tuesday due to a fractured left ring finger, and his status is uncertain for Thursday's game against the Celtics.

    The good news is that Embiid played through the injury on Monday and finished the game with 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. The bad news is that the Sixers have treated Embiid with kid gloves since they drafted him, and there is a real chance of him missing a few games. Keep tabs on his status over the next few days.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid scored 18 points on 7-of-17 shooting while adding nine rebounds and eight assists on Monday.

    The video of Embiid's finger should be circulating around all media outlets now, but we've also provided a link with this blurb. It didn't look good at all, but luckily JoJo played through it. He didn't produce a big fantasy line tonight, but the Sixers got the W, which should appease him as he was disgruntled with their losing stretch.

    Source: Dave Loughran on Twiitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid has returned to the game for a second time on Monday after going to the locker room twice regarding a dislocated finger.

    Embiid's hand has been taped. Hopefully it's enough to keep him in. But it wouldn't be surprising if he wasn't 100 percent for the rest of the night.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid went to the locker room on Monday with an apparent finger issue.

    Embiid returned the game after hitting the locker room once, but he went a second time. His left ring finger looked to be pointing the wrong way. The team should provide an update soon.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid played well vs. the Rockets on Friday, tallying 20 points (7-of-17 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 33 minutes.

    Embiid did not come into the game with four minutes and change left in the fourth quarter and the Rockets' lead down to seven. Philly went small but got out-played by Houston down the stretch. Embiid is a top-15 play when he's on his game and as long as he's playing in B2Bs, will be a fantasy force all season long.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid is not on the latest injury report and is on track to play in Friday's game against the Rockets after missing Tuesday's game with left knee soreness.

    Embiid will periodically miss games and has missed seven games out of a possible 36 so far this season. If we extrapolate that out, Embiid will play in about 37 of the team's final 46 games. Load him up for Friday's game as he should have no limitations.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

    It sounds like Embiid will be good to go when the Sixers take on the Rockets on Friday. Be sure to check back in for an official status update before tipoff. Kyle O'Quinn would lose his short-lived value if Embiid can return.

    Source: Kyle Nuebeck on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) is being ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

    The Sixers have a few routes to go in this game as they could slide Al Horford and Tobias Harris down and insert a wing, or they can start Mike Scott or Kyle O'Quinn and stay big. We would lean towards the latter two, considering the size of the Pacers' frontcourt.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid made 11-of-16 shots from the field and 11-of-12 shots from the line for 35 points, 11 rebounds, two 3, two assists and one block in Saturday's OT loss to the Heat.

    Embiid did his best to carry this game, but the Heat kept on finding answers and making tough shots. The Process, thanks to his playing B2Bs is now trending as a top-10 player in recent games. He's got the chops to keep this up, so keep your fingers crossed that he stays healthy enough to keep on playing at this level.