Player News - 76ers

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J.J. Redick torched the Nets for 23 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and three triples in 30 minutes on Friday.

The veteran sharpshooter hit 7-of-13 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line. He's as reliable as it gets from beyond the arc and March has been his best month yet with 3.0 triples per game in that span. The 76ers also play four games in each of the next two weeks, so his fantasy owners should be in great shape.
Mar 16 - 10:27 PM

Robert Covington scored 10 points with two assists, one rebound and two triples in 24 minutes on Friday vs. the Nets.

He had four fouls, so don't worry about the low minutes. He was in a brutal slump for months, but Covington is suddenly in a rhythm again, hitting 19 of his last 32 shots, good for 59.3%. "You're not going to know the outcome of the next shot if you don't take it," Covington said in regards to shooting slumps. Even if he cools off, fantasy owners know they can always rely on him for his defensive stats and triples.
Mar 16 - 10:23 PM

Ben Simmons nearly triple-doubled for the second game in a row on Friday, scoring 21 points with 12 assists and eight rebounds.

He also added three steals in 37 minutes, shooting 10-of-17 from the field and 1-of-4 from the line. Simmons is in the top 20 for minutes per game this season, something that was hard to see coming after he sat out his entire first year with a foot injury. If your fantasy team is punting free throws, Simmons has been a top-20 fantasy asset in standard leagues.
Mar 16 - 10:17 PM

Joel Embiid scored 24 points and pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds with four assists, one steal, two blocks and one triple in Friday's 120-116 win over the Nets.

Not a bad way to celebrate his 24th birthday. Embiid's shot wasn't falling and he finished just 6-of-23 from the field, but he ended up making all 11 of his free throws. Coach Brett Brown said he wants Embiid to take 6-8 triples per game which is basically double of what he has been doing (he was at 3.4 attempts per game prior to Friday), so that will be quite an adjustment because Embiid leads the league with 9.9 post-up plays per game. If there's a takeaway here, it's that his 3-pointers could go up but it will likely be at the expense of his field goal percentage.
Mar 16 - 10:13 PM

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) will not play on Friday against the Nets.

He was available last night and didn't play. TLC's fantasy value isn't crazy, sexy, cool these days.
Mar 16 - 6:02 PM

Joel Embiid scored 29 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes during a 118-110 win over the Knicks on Thursday.

He tweaked his wrist and did have his wrist wrapped, but he had an explanation on that after the game. "It’s just swag," Embiid said. "I just wanted to look swaggy so I thought it was a great look for me. Some type of new swag. That’s why I had it." Embiid staying healthy this year is one of the best stories of the season.
Mar 15 - 11:35 PM

Ben Simmons scored 13 points with 10 rebounds, 12 assists and one steal in 33 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

He joins Andre Iguodala and Aaron McKie as the only three 76ers to post consecutive triple-doubles since 1983-84. The 76ers also pulled off their first season series win over the Knicks since 2009, but you can beat they'll have a good chance of putting a streak together on that front.
Mar 15 - 11:31 PM

Dario Saric scored 21 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

He's having quite a season and has to be one of the most under-appreciated players in the NBA. Saric is sitting at a 59.0 TS% on the season, which crushes his 50.8 TS% from last year. He's a must-start option.
Mar 15 - 11:24 PM

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) is available to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

He's not really in the rotation right now, so leave TLC on the waiver wire.
Mar 15 - 6:31 PM

Joel Embiid (wrist) will start against the Knicks on Thursday.

He did have a mild injury scare with some tape on his wrist at shootaround, but there was never much concern. Embiid has played through hand injuries before and it tends to bother him, so we'll be watching that closely tonight. Fire him up everywhere and his owners should have very high expectations against the Knicks.
Mar 15 - 6:05 PM

Timothe Luwawu (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

He has played a total of 17 minutes in March including three DNP-CDs, so there are no fantasy implications here.
Mar 15 - 11:37 AM

Joel Embiid (wrist) is not on the injury report for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

His left wrist was taped after shootaround, but there's no word on what he's dealing with. Coach Brett Brown said he's going with the same starting five, so this won't keep Embiid out of the lineup.
Mar 15 - 11:23 AM

Markelle Fultz (right shoulder rehabilitation) will not play this week.

There were some rumors circulating that Fultz would be back on Friday, but those reports have been shot down. While the 76ers are "encouraged" by his progress, Fultz remains without a timetable to return and coach Brett Brown said the team hasn't decided if he will play this season. This has been one of the weirdest stories to follow in recent memory.
Mar 15 - 10:14 AM

Joel Embiid scored 29 points with 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and eight turnovers during a 101-98 loss to the Pacers on Tuesday.

That's a tough home loss for the 76ers and recently they've struggled at the worst time against playoff teams. In their last three games against playoff contenders, they've lost to the Pacers, Heat and Bucks since Mar. 4. Embiid's scoring was also down this month at just 19.2 points per game before this line tonight, which put him on pace for his lowest scoring month on the season. His fantasy owners should still trust him.
Mar 13 - 10:04 PM

Ben Simmons scored 10 points with 13 rebounds, 10 assists and two turnovers against the Pacers on Tuesday.

That gives him his seventh triple-double of his career. That ties Magic Johnson for the second most triple-doubles in a rookie season, but he won't be catching Oscar Robertson's record of 26. Simmons is also up to a respectable 66.7 percent from the line since the break, so his fantasy owners should be happy with how he's performing.
Mar 13 - 9:59 PM

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