Player News - 76ers

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T.J. McConnell dished out 10 assists in Tuesday's win over the Nets with eight points, two rebounds, three steals, one block and three turnovers in 35 minutes.

This was his 14th career game with 10+ assists. Sergio Rodriguez (left hamstring strain) will miss at least a week of action, so McConnell's minutes are all but locked into the 30s. He won't carry your fantasy team, but should be a nice source of assists and steals the rest of the way.
Mar 28 - 10:33 PM

Timothe Luwawu scored 17 points with a career-high four 3-pointers on Tuesday vs. the Nets.

TLC got a nice bump because Gerald Henderson (hip) didn't play tonight, but he's expected back on Wednesday vs. the Hawks. The rookie finished 5-of-12 from the field and hoisted up 10 3-point attempts, adding nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block. This was his first good line in over a week, so we'll need to see him do it again.
Mar 28 - 10:29 PM

Dario Saric scored 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting vs. the Nets on Tuesday.

This was his 14th game with 20+ points which ranks second in the NBA for rookies -- Joel "The Process" Embiid still ranks 1st with 19 such games. Saric grabbed seven rebounds with one assist, one block and one triple, and he also had to play a bit of center tonight with the 76ers only having nine available players. The 76ers play three more times this week and Saric should eat the rest of the way.
Mar 28 - 10:24 PM

Robert Covington went off for 21 points and 13 rebounds in a 106-101 win over the Nets on Tuesdays.

The 76ers only dressed nine players, so RoCo logged 38 minutes and posted a gem of a line with one assist, two steals, two blocks and one triple. The biggest knock on him is that he doesn't shoot it efficiently from the field, but he hit 9-of-15 shots in addition to a pair of free throws. He's been a top-12 player in standard fantasy leagues for two months and is a monster in real life too -- he's ranked inside the top five in the entire league in Defensive Real Plus-Minus.
Mar 28 - 10:08 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) made his Philly debut on Tuesday vs. the Nets, finishing with two points, three rebounds and one block in seven minutes.

He looked absolutely exhausted, but keep in mind that he hasn't played since January of 2016. Unless the 76ers shut down Jahlil Okafor (knee), Splitter is only going to see a handful of minutes here and there. Fantasy owners should ignore him.
Mar 28 - 10:00 PM

Sergio Rodriguez (left hamstring strain) will not play Tuesday vs. Brooklyn and will miss at least one week.

Rodriguez will be re-evaluated next week, so there is no guarantee he will be able to return at that point. He belongs on waivers in all leagues. Starter T.J. McConnell will see extended minutes with Rodriguez on the shelf. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Nik Stauskas are also candidates to see more minutes.
Mar 28 - 6:19 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

Splitter hasn't taken the court since January of 2016, so if he is able to get out there tonight, it will likely be in an extremely limited capacity. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 28 - 6:18 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) went through shootaround this morning and may make his 2016-17 season debut on Tuesday vs. the Nets.

Splitter, who has not appeared in an NBA game since January of 2016, has slowly inched his way closer to a return to the court. Splitter has very limited fantasy value, as he'd only see sparse minutes off the bench behind Richaun Holmes and Shawn Long.
Mar 28 - 12:11 PM

Gerald Henderson (hip) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

This is not surprising, as the Sixers also play on Wednesday and they have previously kept Henderson out of back-to-back sets due to his nagging hip injury. Nik Stauskas, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Justin Anderson could see a slight uptick in minutes.
Mar 28 - 11:27 AM

Sergio Rodriguez (left hamstring tightness) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Brooklyn.

Having scored 16 points on Sunday, Rodriguez is coming off his best game of 2017. However, he may be unable to play on Tuesday. If S-Rod is out, starter T.J. McConnell will log extended minutes. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot would see additional playing time as well, especially with Gerald Henderson (hip) already ruled out of Tuesday's game
Mar 28 - 11:26 AM

Jahlil Okafor (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

This will be the third straight game Okafor has missed due to his troublesome right knee. Okafor has downplayed the severity of the injury and said that he could suit up if the Sixers were making a playoff push, but that coach Brett Brown and management want to err on the side of caution. Okafor should be left on waivers. Richaun Holmes and Shawn Long will continue to split minutes in Okafor's absence.
Mar 28 - 11:24 AM

According to ESPN, the Kings are in talks with former 76ers GM Sam Hinkie.

Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has received permission to speak with Hinkie, but there are other undisclosed teams interested in his services as well. With the Kings clearly rebuilding, Hinkie would be the ideal man for the job and he "has long intrigued Ranadive." Hinkie's level of interest is still "unknown," but this could be an indication that current Kings GM Vlade Divac is on the hot seat. This is still in the rumor stage, but it will be interesting to see if the Kings Trust The Process.
Source: ESPN
Mar 27 - 8:44 PM

Tiago Splitter has been recalled from the D-League.

Splitter may be able to earn limited minutes off the 76ers bench at some point, but it's highly unlikely that he'll get enough minutes to matter in any league this season. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 27 - 2:25 PM

Jahlil Okafor said that the 76ers are being "super cautious" with his right knee.

He has missed two games in a row with right knee soreness and nine total games on the season, and there currently isn't a timetable for his return. "If we were like on the verge of trying to get a playoff spot or something like that, I could go out there and play," Okafor said. "But Coach Brown and all of our people behind the scenes don’t believe it’s necessary for me to play if my knee is feeling sore and stuff like that." This has been a lost season for Okafor and fantasy owners should've moved on a long time ago. Richaun Holmes and Shawn Long will continue to see a bump in value while he's out.
Mar 27 - 9:39 AM

Sergio Rodriguez scored 16 efficient points on Sunday, making 6-of-9 shots with four 3-pointers, two assists, two steals and one rebound in just 24 minutes of action.

This is Sergio's highest-scoring game since late December, and the first time this month that he's scored double-digit points in consecutive games. T.J. McConnell had eight points, seven assists and three boards in 24 minutes, but the starting unit got crushed tonight, which led to more run for Philly's reserves. We're skeptical that Rodriguez can keep this mini-run going.
Mar 26 - 9:17 PM

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