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Jimmy Butler (strained groin) is questionable for Sunday's game in Cleveland.

Butler has missed the last two games after getting hurt during Monday's game. Furkan Korkmaz has seen 35 and 29 minutes as a starter in the those two games and figures to pick up his third straight start on Sunday. Butler's injury wasn't deemed serious and coach Brett Brown said there's a chance he returns against the Cavs, so be sure to check back for his official status before tip-off.
Dec 15 - 6:18 PM

Furkan Korkmaz scored six points (2-of-10 FGs) with two rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

After hitting for a career-high 18 in his previous two games, Korkmaz cooled off against the Pacers. He started again with Jimmy Butler (groin) out, but didn't take advantage again. There's no definitive date for Butler's return, but it doesn't seem like he'll be out long and Korkmaz remains stream-worthy until then.
Dec 14 - 11:24 PM

Mike Muscala scored just two points (1-of-8 FGs) with three rebounds in 17 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

Muscala missed all six of this 3-point attempts, most of which were uncontested looks. He continues to play as the backup center, while seeing a few minutes next to Joel Embiid each game. His role will be the same, he just has to hit his open shots. Muscala remains a worthy pickup in deeper leagues.
Dec 14 - 11:21 PM

Ben Simmons scored 18 points (7-of-15 FGs, 4-of-8 FTs) with nine rebounds, four assists, one block, two steals, and three turnovers in 38 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

Simmons was active early again on Friday, going for seven points, six boards, and three dimes on the opening quarter. He wasn't as aggressive the rest of the game, but still impacted the game defensively. Simmons has now registered at least one block and at least one steal in four straight games.
Dec 14 - 11:16 PM

Joel Embiid scored 40 points (13-of-22 FGs, 13-of-16 FTs) with a career-high 21 rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal, one 3-pointer, and six turnovers in 34 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

Embiid joined Dwight Howard and Carlos Boozer as the only players to put up a line of 28 points and 14 rebounds in one half of action in the last 15 years. He's been posting nightly lines that haven't been seen in a 76er uniform since Moses Malone and Charles Barkley. He did look a little tired in the second half, but he did have to carry the load with Jimmy Butler (groin) still out. He just keeps getting better and looks to be an MVP candidate.
Dec 14 - 10:49 PM

Mike Muscala (illness) will play on Friday against the Pacers.

He is back after missing Wednesday due to an upper respiratory illness. Muscala has been looking at minutes in the mid-20s while Joel Embiid is healthy, and he's found his shot recently with 2.3 treys per game over his previous five. He's a viable option in deeper leagues.
Dec 14 - 5:55 PM

Jimmy Butler (groin) will not play Friday against the Pacers.

That means Furkan Korkmaz is likely looking at another start after an 18-point game in a tough matchup against the Nets, and Landry Shamet should also get minutes in the 20s. Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are both looking at some heavy usage as both will be chalky plays in DFS. Butler is day-to-day after missing his second game, and coach Brett Brown said there's a chance he could play Sunday.
Dec 14 - 5:52 PM

The Sixers have recalled Jonah Bolden from the G League and he will be available for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

No fantasy impact here, as Bolden has played a total of just two minutes over the last month of the season.
Dec 14 - 11:16 AM

Mike Muscala (upper respiratory infection) is questionable vs. the Pacers on Friday.

This feels like a placeholder designation for Muscala, whose absence on Wednesday resulted in more minutes for Wilson Chandler and even more small lineups than usual. If we don't see him at shootaround he could be headed for a game-time decision.
Dec 13 - 7:15 PM

Jimmy Butler (strained groin) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

Butler remains day-to-day after an MRI confirmed he didn't suffer any long-term structural damage. Philly's defense sputtered without him on Wednesday, giving up 127 points, but they won't rush him and we've yet to hear about Butler practicing. We'll know more on Friday afternoon. If he can't suit up, expect Furkan Korkmaz to log heavy minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 13 - 7:13 PM

The Pistons are doing "due diligence" in trade options for Markelle Fultz, according to Rod Beard of The Detroit News.

Beard writes that "nothing is imminent and [the] Pistons are among many teams interested in Fultz." Detroit has also been mentioned as a possible suitor for Knicks guard Damyean Dotson, so it seems they're sending out multiple feelers as they try to improve a team that's gone 13-13. We'll reiterate that just because a team inquires about a player doesn't mean much.
Dec 13 - 5:55 PM

Wilson Chandler scored nine points (3-of-7 FGs) with three rebounds, four assists, and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

Chandler is an afterthought in the Sixers' offense and isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Dec 12 - 11:39 PM

J.J. Redick scores 11 points (5-of-15 FGs) with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

Redick is shooting just 31% (23-of-73) from deep over his last 10 games. He's still scoring, 20.0 points over his last five games and a career-high 18.2 points per game on the season, but he's shooting a career-low percentage from deep thus far. Redick's inefficient shooting is a big reason why he's registering just 11th round value over the last two weeks.
Dec 12 - 11:37 PM

Landry Shamet scored 10 points (3-of-7 FGs, 1-of-3 FTs) with one rebound, one assist, two steals, and three 3-pointers in 20 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

Even with Jimmy Butler (groin) out, Shamet saw his usual allotment of minutes. Furkan Korkmaz saw the bulk of the minutes in Butler's absence. Shamet's line ended up looking fine because he scored 10 points in the final minute of the game when the Sixers were attempting to make a miraculous come back. He's only worth a look as a triples specialist in deep leagues.
Dec 12 - 11:24 PM

T.J. McConnell scored a season-high 17 points (8-of-10 FGs) with four assists, two rebounds, and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

McConnell has been the backup point guard with Markelle Fultz (shoulder) out and saw some more action in this one with Jimmy Butler (groin) also out. The reserve guard has scored in double-digits in three straight games, while also dishing out at least four dimes in each game. He's been flirting with top-100 nine-category value over the last two weeks, making him worth owning in standard leagues.
Dec 12 - 11:18 PM


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