Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

Furkan Korkmaz injured his foot in the G-League and is out indefinitely.

The 76ers said the rookie suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot and that he will undergo additional evaluation. We'll be on the lookout for additional updates, but this has no fantasy impact since he wasn't in the rotation.
Dec 17 - 1:54 PM

Trevor Booker (ankle) will miss Monday's game vs. the Bulls and Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

Booker will be re-evaluated in 5-7 days, so it sounds likely that he could miss Thursday's game vs. Toronto as well. With Joel Embiid resting on Monday, Richaun Holmes is worth a long look as a streaming option. Dario Saric and Amir Johnson could see a bump in minutes as well.
Dec 17 - 1:31 PM

Joel Embiid (rest, back tightness) will not play on Monday vs. the Bulls.

He played a career-high 49 minutes in Friday's triple overtime rest and joked that he would need a year of rest, but he's expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Kings. With Embiid and Trevor Booker (ankle) out on Monday, Richaun Holmes will be a solid streaming option and we should see more of Dario Saric and Amir Johnson.
Dec 17 - 1:28 PM

Joel Embiid got some serious work in during a 119-117 triple-overtime loss to the Thunder on Friday, playing a career-high 49 minutes with 34 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two blocks and seven turnovers.

It was clear he was hurting in this game as he showed discomfort throughout the game, especially late. You can go ahead and assume Embiid is not going to play on Monday to start a back-to-back set, but he did joke about it after the game. "I might need a year of rest. Nah, I’m fine," he said. In other news, he and Russell Westbrook had some fun as Westbrook waved goodbye to Embiid just as the game went final, which was after The Process waved goodbye to Steven Adams following Adams' sixth foul. All told, it's obvious the 76ers aren't planning to limit Embiid when he has a green light with back-to-back career-high games for minutes. Trust it.
Dec 15 - 11:42 PM

Robert Covington made just 4-of-21 from the field for 11 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 49 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

He did have a minor right knee issue as Joel Embiid fell into his leg on a 3-pointer attempt late in this game. Covington did stay in the game and his back injury looks to be behind him. Of course, that shooting line is rough and he's been known to put up inefficient games like this one. On the other hand, his other stats are outstanding, which is why he's been such a tremendous value in standard leagues.
Dec 15 - 11:33 PM

Ben Simmons played 52 minutes against the Thunder on Friday with 12 points, nine rebounds, 11 assists and four steals.

He is not going to take over games as a scorer too often and only had one attempt from the field in the three overtimes. Still, Simmons will continue to run the offense and has already become one of the better passers in the league. He's a decent bet for a triple-double most nights and the 76ers are playing him ridiculous minutes, ranking 10th in the NBA for minutes per game.
Dec 15 - 11:28 PM

Richaun Holmes scored four points with six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 10 minutes agains the Thunder on Friday.

He moved back to the bench in this game, but it's still encouraging to see that coach Brett Brown is open to playing him at the four. Plus, Trevor Booker (ankle) was hurt in the game, which means it's possible more minutes are coming for him. We're still calling him more of a stash as one of the best handcuffs in fantasy.
Dec 15 - 11:23 PM

Trevor Booker suffered a sprained left ankle and will not return to Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

X-rays were negative, so hopefully this is just a minor setback. If Booker is forced to miss time going forward, Dario Saric and Richaun Holmes would be candidates to see a bump in minutes. Booker finished with six points and three boards in 13 minutes.
Dec 15 - 8:54 PM

Trevor Booker limped to the locker room during the third quarter of Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

He was hobbling on one foot and appeared to be grabbing his left shin/ankle area. If he can't return to the game, Dario Saric and Richaun Holmes will have to step up.
Dec 15 - 8:43 PM

Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Joel Embiid will start against the Thunder on Friday.

Covington is back and he's been expected to play all day. He'll probably have his hands full today as he may have to guard Paul George or at least Carmelo Anthony. Covington was in a serious groove before his back injury as he fell into the stands on Saturday, so get him rolling.
Dec 15 - 6:51 PM

Richaun Holmes will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Thunder.

With Robert Covington (back) returning, this was the expected move. Holmes has played really well lately, so we'd be surprised if he didn't have a decent role off the bench. He's one of the best handcuffs in fantasy basketball for Joel Embiid's owners and also has some standalone value, assuming he stays ahead of Amir Johnson and Trevor Booker.
Dec 15 - 6:51 PM

Joel Embiid (back) will play on Friday night against the Thunder.

He gets the green light even before warmups, which is certainly a good sign he's close to 100 percent. Embiid was questionable for Tuesday, but he still played a career-high 39 minutes. He should be ready to roll in a tough matchup against Steven Adams. Tough matchup aside, he's still an option in DFS.
Dec 15 - 5:24 PM

Joel Embiid is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. OKC.

Embiid was a late scratch back on Sunday, but was able to suit up Tuesday vs. the Wolves and ended up logging a career-high 39 minutes en route to a 28-point, 12-rebound, eight-assist gem. Encouragingly, Embiid was able to participate in shootaround on Friday morning. We should get an update shortly. If Embiid is unable to play, Amir Johnson and Richaun Holmes would divvy up minutes in the middle.
Dec 15 - 11:31 AM

The Sixers assigned Furkan Korkmaz to the G-League on Thursday.

Korkmaz has been up and down all season. This was his 10th G-League assignment of the year.
Dec 15 - 10:09 AM

Robert Covington (lower back contusion) will play vs. the Thunder on Friday.

Richaun Holmes started in place of Covington on Tuesday, as the Sixers went big, but he'll return to a backup role vs. OKC. There's no suggestion of restrictions for Covington going forward, so make sure he's back in your active lineups.
Dec 14 - 2:07 PM


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