Bayless did not see the floor during Thursday's 108-99 loss to the Heat. Bayless hasn't earned a single minute over the last 12 games. Marco Belinellli (groin) scored 14 points in 30 minutes (in this his 10th game with the team) despite being listed as questionable pregame, so it seems as though 76ers coach Brett Brown has lost all confidence in Bayless.
Bayless has played 11 minutes or fewer in each of the Sixers' last three games. The veteran's role has fluctuated since he returned from injury at the beginning of the month, but he's topped 20 minutes in just one of five games and bottomed out with a DNP-CD in Saturday's win over the Clippers. It's too early to assert that Bayless won't be a part of the regular rotation, but his role is further complicated by the addition of Marco Belinelli, who signed with the Sixers after being bought out by the Hawks. For now, Bayless appears to be firmly behind J.J. Redick and T.J. McConnell, and he'll likely struggle to beat out Belinelli for minutes down the stretch.
Bayless scored 11 points (4-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt) while adding two rebounds and an assist in 23 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 100-92 loss to the Pacers. It wasn't the most impressive effort, but the veteran guard was the only member of the Sixers' second unit to score in double digits on the night. Bayless has had trouble securing consistent minutes this season even when he's been healthy, but the club may need him to help steady their bench if they're going to remain in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference.
Bayless was a DNP-CD in Wednesday's game against the Nets, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports. Bayless returned to availability following a wrist injury, and while he said he was ready to play, coach Brett Brown ultimately opted to roll with the quartet of T.J. McConnell, J.J. Redick, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Justin Anderson, who each played double-digit minutes. "That's Brett's decision," Bayless said after the game. "I don't know. It's unfortunate, but it's his decision."
Bayless (wrist) will be available for Wednesday's contest against the Nets, Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Bayless has missed the past six games while recovering from a left wrist injury, which -- also due to J.J. Redick's (leg) absence -- has prompted the likes of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Justin Anderson to see expanded roles. It's unclear if Bayless will play a full complement of the 24.9 minutes per game he's averaging on the season, though it wouldn't be surprising to see the 76ers take a cautious approach with his return, as he's been a reliable scoring presence off the pine for them.
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