Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

The Bucks are planning on signing Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day contract according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Even if he does end up in Milwaukee, Gutierrez likely wouldn't be in the rotation and owners in almost all leagues can safely leave him on the wire. We will let you know if an agreement is reached.
Jan 27 - 11:05 PM

The Jazz are reportedly set to offer Chris Johnson a 10-day contract.

Johnson was waived by the 76ers earlier in the season after averaging 6.0 points and 2.9 rebounds on 31.7 percent shooting from the field. While the Jazz are in need of a swingman, Johnson is unlikely to offer much value in most leagues. Leave him on the wire for now.
Jan 27 - 2:52 PM

Tony Wroten (knee) is weighing his options on what to do about his partial ACL tear.

Surgery was originally thought to be the only option, but Wroten still wants to explore other alternatives. "A partial tear is so different than a torn ACL," Wroten said. "It is not a guarantee, 100 percent, that I have to have surgery. It is a tough decision, an important decision that I want to make." Whether he opts for surgery or not, Wroten is likely to miss the rest of the regular season while Larry Drew II, K.J. McDaniels, Robert Covington, and Jerami Grant will all get a small boost in fantasy value.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are close to signing Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com.

The Timberwolves originally drafted Brown and are close to brining the 24-year-old back into the fold. Brown has yet to play above the D-League this season, so he can be left on waiver wires as he won't provide much fantasy value as a bench player.
Jan 27 - 11:27 AM

K.J. McDaniels made 5-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line for 16 points during a 99-74 loss to the Pelicans on Monday, adding four rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

He needed an efficient game on offense after some scoring issues before this one. In his previous 10, McDaniels made just 33.0 percent from the field and his jumper has just not been falling. He was better off the dribble tonight and had a couple cheap ones in transition, so it's hard to say he's figured it out. Still, he is worth owning in some standard leagues for his steals, blocks and treys.
Jan 26 - 10:37 PM

Nerlens Noel made 1-of-9 from the field for two points with six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes against the Pelicans on Monday.

He'll see Pterodactyls in his sleep because of what Anthony Davis did to him on both ends. Noel's low-post game needs a lot of work and he's going to have a tough time raising his field goal percentage above 45 percent on the season -- he's at 42.9 percent now. He's still worth owning for his blocks and steals, but there isn't a lot of upside.
Jan 26 - 10:35 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute scored 14 points with three rebounds, one assists and no turnovers in 31 minutes against the Pelicans on Monday.

He guarded four positions on defense tonight and moved well without the ball. Mbah a Moute is playing about 30 minutes per game right now and has low-end value in standard leagues, but the propensity of the 76ers to sit him with injuries makes him tough to own.
Jan 26 - 10:34 PM

Robert Covington made 2-of-11 from the field in his second start at shooting guard for six points with six rebounds, five assists and one steal.

He put the ball on the floor a heck of a lot more tonight than usual and his five dimes were a career high. Covington was also flying around on the defense end, which is something he did in his first start at shooting guard earlier in the season. Despite the letdown with his shooting tonight, Covington has been a mid-round guy since he's been given minutes and is a must-start player in fantasy leagues.
Jan 26 - 10:32 PM

Larry Drew II made his first NBA start against the Pelicans on Monday, missing his final seven shots from the field with four points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal.

It wasn't the worst start and his teammates didn't help him because they missed a lot of shots off his passes. Drew signed his second 10-day deal today and the 76ers are going to have to figure out if they want to keep him for the season beyond that deal. Michael Carter-Williams (illness) shouldn't be out much longer, so Drew can be kept on the wire just about everywhere.
Jan 26 - 10:27 PM

Jerami Grant blocked four shots against the Pelicans on Monday with 10 points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

He just keeps putting up numbers. Grant has been used at both forward spots and he's turned into the top second-unit forward for the 76ers right now. He was not a stat-stuffer in college, but he's pouring it on in the big leagues. In his last five, Grant averaged 9.2 points, 2.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.2 treys. If you have dead weight and want to grab a rookie, give him a look.
Jan 26 - 10:23 PM

Sixers re-sign Larry Drew II to a 10-day contract.

Additionally, Drew will start at point guard on Monday with Michael Carter-Williams (illness) sidelined. It has to feel good for Drew to sign another deal and earn a start on the same day, and he'll get all of the minutes he can handle wit Tony Wroten (knee) done for the season.
Jan 26 - 12:33 PM

Henry Sims will start on Monday night against the Pelicans.

Sims is starting instead of K.J. McDaniels because New Orleans has a big frontline. When starting at center this season, Sims is averaging 10.3 points and 5.8 rebounds on 48.1 percent shooting.
Jan 26 - 12:31 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (illness) will not play on Monday against the Pelicans, and Larry Drew II will make his first NBA start.

Drew has been the backup point guard since Tony Wroten (knee) went down, but he hasn't eclipsed 24 minutes in any contest. He's got a great chance to do that on Monday without MCW available and nobody else behind him. His career-high for assists in a game is nine, the same number as his career-high in points. We're not expecting a miracle, but he's got a sizable opportunity in front of him.
Jan 26 - 12:29 PM

Detroit is reportedly strongly considering calling up Lorenzo Brown from their D-League affiliate.

Brown would be fighting for reserve minutes with Spencer Dinwiddie, so he'd be unlikely to get enough playing time to matter in most leagues. Until he actually signs a contract, Brown can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Jan 25 - 3:05 PM

Robert Covington scored just eight points against the Grizzlies during a 101-83 loss on Saturday to go with one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointers.

The Grizzlies shut down wings all the time, so Covington gets a pass here. He's making 2.2 treys per game to go with 1.3 steals and 12.7 points per game this season. Covington should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 24 - 11:41 PM


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