Luwawu-Cabarrot will start at small forward for Sunday's game against the Pelicans, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The Sixers are set to be without Robert Covington over the next two outings because of a back injury, so Luwawu-Cabarrot will likely be spending multiple games in the top unit. He's averaged only 16.6 minutes per game so far this season, but should be able to climb into the mid-to-upper 20s while drawing the start. With a temporary uptick in value, Luwawu-Cabarrot could be a cheap punt-play option for Sunday's DFS slate.
Luwawu-Cabarrot gathered nine points (4-10 FG, 1-6 3Pt), three rebounds and one block through 25 minutes Wednesday against the Lakers.
Despite missing five shots from behind the arc Wednesday, Luwawu-Cabarrot played a season-high 25 minutes. He's averaging 6.8 points and 1.2 rebounds across 16.0 minutes this season and will likely remain towards the end of the rotation since he's stuck in the middle of the depth chart.
Luwawu-Cabarrot will be available Monday against the Celtics, Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Luwawu-Cabarrot took part in a full practice Sunday, and Monday will mark his preseason debut after a bout with tendinitis in his right knee. The 22-year-old will likely face a minutes restriction as he's eased back into game action.
Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) participated fully in Sunday's practice and is considered probable for Monday's preseason matchup with the Celtics, Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Coach Brett Brown has rested Luwawu-Cabarrot up until this point in the preseason, as he's dealing with right knee patellar tendinitis, which is an injury that often lingers throughout the season. That said, he still wants to at least get some reps during the preseason to shake off the rust, so look for him to get back into the action on Monday against the Celtics. Luwawu-Cabarrot will still likely see some restrictions on his playing time.
Luwawu-Cabarrot, who participated in half-court five-on-five scrimmaging during Tuesday's practice, will not play during Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies or Friday's game against the Celtics, Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
While it appears Luwawu-Cabarrot is making progress in his recovery, the team won't risk injuring him further during the team's first two preseason affairs. Justin Anderson and Furkan Korkmaz could be two beneficiaries of his absence.
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