Player News - 76ers

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Richaun Holmes scored 11 points with two rebounds and five fouls in 16 minutes off the bench during a 122-97 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday.

It's a big-time letdown for Holmes after blowing up for 24 points and 14 boards on Monday. Holmes did get in foul trouble during this game and Shawn Long was in the mix for 15 minutes due to some garbage time. Jahlil Okafor also got the start today, but he probably won't be holding that job for very long. Holmes should remain owned in all leagues.
Mar 22 - 11:51 PM

Nik Stauskas scored 20 points with one assist and five 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

After dropping 20 points on Monday, Stauskas has now scored 20-plus points in consecutive games for the first time in his NBA career. He has also played at least 30 minutes for three games in a row, which is his longest such streak on the season. Still, Stauskas could totally fall off in his next game, so he's not really a great fantasy pickup.
Mar 22 - 11:45 PM

Gerald Henderson scored four points with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

The 76ers didn't play Henderson on Monday and actually put him in the first unit to start the second half. With the 76ers likely wanting to get a longer look at their younger wings, Henderson won't be playing too much down the stretch.
Mar 22 - 11:40 PM

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored three points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He did not start the second half perhaps because he didn't play well in the first half. Luwawu-Cabarrot should remain in the first unit, but he really doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to warrant a pickup in most leagues.
Mar 22 - 11:38 PM

Jahlil Okafor scored six points with two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

The Thunder went right at him and Okafor continues to have a bullseye on him when he's out there. Okafor's right knee could be a factor for his subpar play, and interestingly today is the one-year anniversary of when he had surgery. The 76ers will probably manage him the rest of the way, so he's really not worth owning in standard leagues until he proves otherwise.
Mar 22 - 11:36 PM

Richaun Holmes will come off the bench on Wednesday with Jahlil Okafor (knee) starting.

Holmes won't approach the 42 minutes he saw on Tuesday, but he should still get more than enough run to benefit fantasy owners.
Mar 22 - 7:41 PM

Jahlil Okafor (knee) will start Wednesday vs. the Thunder, with Richaun Holmes coming off the bench.

Okafor will be returning from a one-game absence, and his return to action will result in fewer minutes for Holmes. Okafor is good for some points and boards, but he typically doesn't offer much on the defensive end and turnovers have been an issue as of late. He's more of a deep league guy, while Holmes should be owned in all leagues.
Mar 22 - 7:08 PM

Joel Embiid (left knee) will have surgery in the coming days.

The team officially confirmed what many have been expecting all month. Embiid's small tear in his meniscus will likely keep him out for Summer League, but he should be close to 100 percent for the preseason. The 76ers will have more details after the procedure is completed. Richaun Holmes will continue to thrive in his expanded role and should be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 22 - 6:39 PM

Joel Embiid (knee) is "very likely" to have surgery, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

This confirms a previous report of Embiid likely to have surgery from earlier this month. Embiid has a small tear in his meniscus and it will keep the rookie out for the rest of the season. If he does have surgery, it will likely cost him about two months in his offseason program. Richaun Holmes will continue to thrive and has made a case he deserves minutes next year.
Mar 22 - 4:11 PM

Jahlil Okafor (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder.

Okafor injured his knee Sunday night and did not suit up on Monday. He will be evaluated before Wednesday's game to determine his status. If Okafor does not play, Richaun Holmes, who is coming off a monster 24-point, 14-rebound effort, will draw another start.
Mar 22 - 12:14 PM

The Sixers have assigned Tiago Splitter to their D-League affiliate.

Philly has talked about getting a look at Splitter in practices and possibly in the D-League. However, Splitter has not appeared in an NBA game since January of 2016, so he obviously holds limited fantasy value.
Mar 21 - 11:54 AM

Nik Stauskas led all bench scorers in Monday's game at Orlando, finishing with 20 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

Stauskas saw extended playing time with Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot struggling with his shot and in foul trouble. TLC has been good until tonight in a starting role, so he likely has a bit of a long leash. However, if the struggles continue, and Stauskas continues to look this good, a change could be made to the starting five resulting in more fantasy appeal for Stauskas.
Mar 20 - 11:09 PM

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot missed all four of his field goal attempts to finish with just two points, three rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes Monday at Orlando before fouling out.

It was an ugly stat line for TLC, as he failed to take advantage of his status in the starting five. The Frenchman entered with 13.3 points per game over his past four outings, so perhaps he'll get the opportunity to bounce back in Wednesday's game at Oklahoma City. Coach Brett Brown seems to like TLC's upside, but continued struggles will get him sent right back to the bench and fantasy limbo.
Mar 20 - 11:07 PM

T.J. McConnell finished with 16 points, 11 assists and three steals over 34 minutes in Monday's 112-109 overtime loss in Orlando.

McConnell celebrated his alma mater Arizona's advancement to the Sweet Sixteen with 16 points of his own, his best scoring total since he dropped 17 in Denver back on Dec. 30. The points aren't why fantasy owners use him, however, as he is averaging just 6.4 PPG this season. His real value is in the assists and steals categories, and he has at least six dimes in nine straight outings. McConnell has also recorded at least one steal in 20 consecutive contests.
Mar 20 - 11:01 PM

Robert Covington scored 24 points to go along with 13 rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots in Monday's 112-109 overtime loss in Orlando.

Covington posted a tremendous all-around stat line for his fantasy owners. He has eight or rebounds in four consecutive games while averaging 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocked shots during the span. He was much hotter on the offensive end toward the end of February, but he remains a solid fantasy option for his work on the glass, as well as on the defensive end of the floor.
Mar 20 - 10:58 PM


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