Okafor (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. With the regular season winding down, it looks as if the 76ers are taking extreme caution with their big man, who continues to deal with lingering knee soreness. In his absence, look for Richaun Holmes, who has scored in double figures in every game but one in March, to continue to get the start and play 25-plus minutes at center.
Okafor (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Hawks, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports. Okafor has sat out four of the past five games, including Tuesday's game against the Nets, due to soreness in his right knee. Richaun Holmes has been starting in Okafor's place and likely will once again if Okafor is held out Wednesday.
Okafor (knee) will remain out Tuesday against the Nets, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Okafor is still dealing with some nagging soreness in his right knee, so he'll be sidelined for the fourth time in five games as the 76ers play on the first night of a back-to-back set. The team hasn't said much about Okafor's condition, and it appears that the second-year big man may be evaluated on a game-to-game basis the rest of the season. Expect Richaun Holmes to continue to start in Okafor's place and take on the bulk of the minutes at center, with Shawn Long and, potentially, Tiago Splitter (calf), relieving him off the bench.
Okafor (knee) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pacers, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports. Okafor was listed as doubtful earlier Sunday, so this was the expected course of action all along. He'll miss a second consecutive game and third over the 76ers' last four games, with his next opportunity to take the floor coming Tuesday against the Nets. Look for Richaun Holmes to pick up the start and see the bulk of the workload at center, while Shawn Long should have a bigger role off the bench after putting up a career-high 18 points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes Friday against the Bulls.
Okafor (knee) is unlikely to play in Sunday's game against the Pacers, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Okafor has been dealing with a sore right knee and has missed two of the 76ers' last three games. Coach Brett Brown said he fully expects Okafor to remain on the sidelines Sunday, which should result in another start for Richaun Holmes. In his previous seven starts, Holmes has averaged 13.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists across 26.0 minutes. Look for confirmation on Okafor's status sometime closer to the 6:00 p.m. ET tip off.
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