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  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Head coach Brett Brown is aiming to give Joel Embiid 38 minutes a game during the NBA playoffs.

    While it is normal for players to increase there minutes in playoff competition, Joel Embiid is not your typical NBA player. Injuries have been constant throughout his career, and it would be interesting to see how his body holds up with that sort of workload. He's averaged 30 minutes per game throughout this season while missing 21 games out of the first 65 on the schedule.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Sixers GM Elton Brand made headlines Tuesday by indicating that the Sixers are preparing for a potential matchup with the Celtics, the team the Sixers are currently lined up to face if the league decides to jump straight into the playoffs when it resumes, if at all.

    Brand added that head coach Brett Brown and the Sixers' coaching staff have done "a deep dive," which evidently includes some preparation for other potential playoff teams should the regular season continue and seeds are altered. As has been the case from the beginning, everything is essentially speculation as far as resuming sports are concerned, regardless of who's mouth it comes out of. For what it's worth, Warriors coach Steve Kerr flat-out stated last week that he doesn't believe the NBA will return to action at all this season. Brand, Brown and the Sixers are apparently operating with more optimism than the Warriors.

    Source: Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Joel Embiid
    C, 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

  • Joel Embiid
    C, 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

  • Joel Embiid
    C, 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.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, 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

  • Joel Embiid
    C, 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

  • Joel Embiid
    C, 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

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Shams Charania is reporting that Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) is hoping to make his return against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Embiid will miss Saturday's game but Wednesday is Philly's next game after that, though it comes in a two-game week. The big man is going through some basketball activity and will be re-evaluated on Monday. He's been sidelined for just over a week and a speedy recovery would be a huge boost to a Sixers team that still needs to get sorted out before the playoffs. Embiid's return will likely send Al Horford back to the bench.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Al Horford
    PF, 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.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, 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

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) will not play on Thursday.

    This was expected, and Embiid is also slated for an MRI today. The absence of Philadelphia's two young stars blows things wide open for the other Sixers, and Al Horford might've been thrown a lifeline over the last couple of weeks. Norvel Pelle is on the radar for blocks while Kyle O'Quinn might be worth adding to watch lists in deep leagues. Pretty much everyone on the roster will get more shots up with Embiid out, too.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) said that he will have an MRI on Thursday.

    Embiid left Wednesday's game in the first half after injuring his shoulder and did not return. Embiid owners will need to hold on and hope for good news after tomorrow's MRI with the fantasy playoffs looming in most leagues. Al Horford's fantasy value was tanking before this news, but Embiid's absence will allow Horford to post top-75 value.

    Source: John Clark on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) will not return on Wednesday vs. the Cavs.

    Embiid collided with Ante Zizic early in the first half and left for the locker room. He returned to the bench briefly in the second quarter but returned back to the locker room. Al Horford will benefit the most and should post top-75 value with Embiid out. Josh Richardson and Tobias Harris will also see a boost with Ben Simmons (back) out at least two weeks. Matisse Thybulle and Shake Milton could also have streaming value with Embiid and Simmons out but are probably better for 14-team leagues rather than standard leagues.

    Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid injured his left shoulder on Wednesday vs. the Cavs and headed to the locker room.

    Embiid collided with Ante Zizic and the Sixers quickly pulled him out of the game so he could go to the locker room. Any injury with Embiid is worrisome given his history. Al Horford would benefit the most with Embiid out and would be a must-own player in all formats if Embiid is sidelined.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter