Jerebko still saw plenty of run despite Draymond Green's return from a toe injury, actually logging his highest minutes total over the first five games of December. The 31-year-old has now rattled off four straight double-digit scoring efforts, and five over his last six games overall. However, it's worth noting his production is likely to start experiencing some occasional dips as Green likely ramps his minutes back up over coming contests.
Juulsen (facial fracture) may not play Tuesday against the Wild, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Coach Claude Julien had targeted Sunday's game against the Blackhawks for Juulsen's return but decided to stick with the lineup that swept the Senators last week. The coach may stay with the same lineup that's won three consecutive, while also giving Minnesota homeboy Mike Reilly, who grew up in Chanhassen just outside the Twin Cities, a start in front of family.
Simmons produced 18 points (8-11 FG, 2-9 FT), 10 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block across 30 minutes in Monday's 116-102 win over the Pistons.
Make it five consecutive games in which Simmons has double-doubled, as his unique combination of size and passing has led him to a plethora of rebounds and assists so far this season. Simmons can be even more effective if he converts his free-throw opportunities, but owners can't complain with the numbers he puts up as it is.
Durant's contributions were certainly solid across the board, but with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combining for 45 shot attempts between them, his usage saw a bit of a downturn. That's not entirely unexpected now that the Warriors starting five is back at full health with the exception of the center position, and the performance still represented a nice bounce-back for Durant after he'd shot just 3-for-14 on Friday against the Bucks in an outlier performance.
Embiid collected 24 points (6-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 11-14 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks across 33 minutes in Monday's 116-102 win over the Pistons.
After scoring an average of 13.7 points over his last three games, Embiid responded with a 24-point effort, highlighting his ability to get to the free-throw line and knock them down. He seems to be fine after the migraine issue over the weekend and should continue to put up solid numbers with his offensive role.