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76ers' Glenn Robinson: Doubtful Friday
Robinson (hip) is doubtful to play Friday against Orlando.
He's yet to play in Orlando, but Robinson did go through practice Thursday, so the doubtful tag is somewhat surprising. If Robinson is ultimately held out, his next opportunity to play will come Sunday against Portland.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Mike Scott: Questionable vs. Magic
Scott (knee) is questionable for Friday's contest against the Magic.
Scott has yet to make an appearance in the bubble due to right knee soreness, but he was able to practice Thursday. With Ben Simmons (kneecap) sidelined for the foreseeable future, Scott's role could increase once he steps on the court.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Al Horford: Enhanced role may await
Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said Thursday that Horford will play alongside Joel Embiid on a more regular basis after Ben Simmons (kneecap) was ruled out indefinitely, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports. "If I had to tilt one way or another, I will pair them," Brown said of Horford and Embiid. "...We've played around in game planning and spitballed what this actually looks like now. If you made me weigh one area or the other, I would pair them."
The Horford-Embiid pairing hasn't worked out as the 76ers had hoped since they signed Horford to a four-year, $109 million last summer, prompting Brown to move Horford to the bench and shift Simmons from point guard to power forward during the first three games of the season restart in Orlando. With Simmons now sidelined for at least Friday's game against the Magic and likely additional contests to follow, the 76ers aren't left with many attractive alternatives to work alongside Embiid. Even if fit alongside Philly's star center continues to prove problematic from a real-life standpoint, Horford's fantasy outlook should improve, assuming he moves into a starting role and takes on a slight uptick in minutes sans Simmons. Through the Sixers' first three games in the NBA bubble, Horford averaged 7.0 points, 7.3 boards, 3.3 assists and 1.0 block in 28.3 minutes per game off the bench.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Mike Scott: Practicing Thursday
Scott (knee) was cleared to practice Thursday, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philly reports.
After missing the first three seeding games, Scott will have a good chance to make his Orlando debut Friday against the Magic.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Glenn Robinson: Will practice Thursday
Robinson (hip) was cleared to practice Thursday, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philly reports.
A hip issue kept Robinson out of the first three seeding games, but he should be able to make his debut Friday after going through Thursday's session. Robinson could be among a handful of players who pick up a few extra minutes in the absence of Ben Simmons (knee).... See More ... See Less
76ers' Ben Simmons: Out indefinitely, could exit bubble
The 76ers are listing Simmons as out indefinitely, and he's currently weighing treatment options after he was diagnosed Thursday with a subluxation of the left kneecap, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The phrasing of Wojnarowski's report suggests leaving the NBA bubble in Orlando is a possibility for Simmons, who suffered the injury in Wednesday's contest against the Wizards. He's also been shifted from "day-to-day" to "out," so he shouldn't be expected to play in the immediate future. While Simmons appears set to miss most, if not all, of the 76ers' remaining seeding games, coach Brett Brown said the team expects to have a clearer timeline for the two-time All-Star within the next 24 hours, per Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com. So long as Simmons remains out, the 76ers will likely have to lean more heavily on the frontcourt pairing of Al Horford and Joel Embiid. The likes of Josh Richardson, Tobias Harris and Shake Milton could also notice bumps in usage while Simmons is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Ben Simmons: MRI comes back clean
Simmons' MRI on his left knee came back clean and he's expected to be day-to-day moving forward, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
This is outstanding news considering Simmons left Wednesday's game against the Wizards early due to discomfort in his left knee and wasn't able to return. The guard will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis, and will likely be a game-time call against the Magic on Friday. It was reported earlier that Simmons didn't experience swelling or pain while being evaluated in the locker room during and after Wednesday's win.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Joel Embiid: Dominant vs. Wizards
Embiid posted 30 points (11-20 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 8-9 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 107-98 win over the Wizards.
Embiid made easy work of the Wizards' inexperienced frontline on both ends of the court. It's only the second time in Embiid's career that he's posted at least 30 points, 11 boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks. With Ben Simmons' (hamstring) status unclear for Friday's game against the Magic, Embiid could be in line for an even bigger workload.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Ben Simmons: Out with left knee injury
Simmons will not return to Wednesday's game against the Wizards due to a left knee injury, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
An exact diagnosis has not been announced, and Sixers will wait with bated breath for a more detailed update on the two-time All-Star. Simmons did not appear to be in significant discomfort as he left the floor, but it was evident that he detected something was wrong with his left leg after securing a rebound in traffic midway through the third quarter. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Simmons was not experiencing swelling or pain while being evaluated in the locker room.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Ben Simmons: Heads to locker room
Simmons departed Wednesday's game against the Wizards during the third quarter, Tim Bontemps of ESPN reports.
Simmons grabbed a rebound and appeared to tweak his upper leg or lower back, and he immediately left the game and hobbled his way toward the locker room. The Sixers are yet to issue an update, but Simmons' day is almost certainly done, and it remains to be seen if he'll miss any additional time. Philadelphia is off Thursday before facing the Magic on Friday... See More ... See Less
76ers' Kyle O'Quinn: Available vs. Wizards
O'Quinn (not injury related) is available to play Wednesday against the Wizards after Tuesday's negative COVID-19 test, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
O'Quinn wasn't an every night player for the Sixers during the first portion of the regular season, and it doesn't seem likely that will change significantly in the bubble. In his 27 appearances, he's averaging 3.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 9.6 minutes.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Glenn Robinson: Out as expected
Robinson (hip) will not play Wednesday against the Wizards, Justin Grasso of SI.com reports.
Robinson will have to wait to make his bubble debut while recovering from a left hip injury. Furkan Korkmaz, Matisse Thybulle and Alec Burks should continue seeing extra minutes on the wing.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Glenn Robinson: Wednesday return unlikely
Robinson (hip) is doubtful for Wednesday's action against the Wizards.
Robinson appears to be making progress with his left hip pointer, but it's unlikely he makes his return Wednesday. In his likely absence, plus Mike Scott's (knee) absence, Furkan Korkmaz, Matisse Thybulle and Alec Burks should continue seeing the majority of the backup wing minutes.... See More ... See Less
76ers' Mike Scott: Out vs. Wizards
Scott (knee) won't play Wednesday against Washington.
Scott will be missing his third straight game due to soreness in his right knee. The team appears to be content to handle his status on a game-to-game basis.... See More ... See Less
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